The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Operations Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 865 924 965
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 59 52 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.047% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.049% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 49 39 35
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93561 106940 116399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 78889 88177 95218
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

Security Operations Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 57 £55,000 +10.00% 7
London +33 26 £65,000 +31.97% 3
West Midlands -18 9 £24,000 -52.00% 1
East of England - 9 £52,500 -
South East +35 8 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Staffordshire - 8 £24,000 - 1
Berkshire +19 7 £42,500 +34.92% 1
South West +14 5 £38,500 -26.66%
Harlow - 5 £52,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £24,000 -
Essex - 5 £52,500 -
Bracknell -5 4 - - 1
Cheshunt - 4 £55,000 -
Bristol - 4 £38,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £55,000 -
City of London +56 3 £55,000 +16.40%
Reading +22 3 £42,500 -32.00%
Cannock - 2 £35,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £20,000 -
Scotland - 2 £20,000 -
Kent +13 1 £60,000 +15.38%
Gloucestershire +4 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £65,000 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Security Operations Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 79 (88.76%) Security Operations
2 51 (57.30%) CISSP
3 50 (56.18%) SIEM
4 47 (52.81%) Information Security
5 39 (43.82%) Firewall
6 34 (38.20%) CEH
7 28 (31.46%) Unix
8 27 (30.34%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (29.21%) Wireshark
10 25 (28.09%) Network Security
10 25 (28.09%) SANS
10 25 (28.09%) CCNA
10 25 (28.09%) CISM
11 24 (26.97%) Degree
12 23 (25.84%) CCNP
12 23 (25.84%) ITIL
13 22 (24.72%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (23.60%) Finance
14 21 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 20 (22.47%) Security Operations Centre
16 19 (21.35%) ArcSight
16 19 (21.35%) Vulnerability Management
17 17 (19.10%) QRadar
17 17 (19.10%) Linux
18 15 (16.85%) MCSE
18 15 (16.85%) Python
18 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (16.85%) Symantec
18 15 (16.85%) Red Hat
18 15 (16.85%) Snort

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 39 (43.82%) Firewall
2 26 (29.21%) Wireshark
3 25 (28.09%) Network Security
4 15 (16.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (15.73%) TCP/IP
6 10 (11.24%) DNS
6 10 (11.24%) HTTP
6 10 (11.24%) tcpdump
7 9 (10.11%) SMTP
8 5 (5.62%) SSL
9 4 (4.49%) Internet
9 4 (4.49%) VPN
10 3 (3.37%) LAN
10 3 (3.37%) VLAN
10 3 (3.37%) WAN
11 2 (2.25%) FTP
11 2 (2.25%) MPLS
11 2 (2.25%) SAN
11 2 (2.25%) WLAN
12 1 (1.12%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.87%) Law
4 6 (6.74%) Electronics
4 6 (6.74%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.74%) Marketing
5 4 (4.49%) Banking
5 4 (4.49%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (15.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.49%) Social Network
6 3 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.25%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.25%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.12%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.12%) Derivative
8 1 (1.12%) Equities
8 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.12%) PKI
8 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.46%) Unix
2 17 (19.10%) Linux
3 9 (10.11%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (88.76%) Security Operations
2 50 (56.18%) SIEM
3 47 (52.81%) Information Security
4 23 (25.84%) ITIL
5 22 (24.72%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (21.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (16.85%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
8 13 (14.61%) Security Architecture
9 12 (13.48%) Incident Management
9 12 (13.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (10.11%) Security Management
11 9 (10.11%) TOGAF
12 8 (8.99%) BCP
12 8 (8.99%) Workflow
13 7 (7.87%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (6.74%) Programme Management
14 6 (6.74%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.85%) Python
2 14 (15.73%) C
3 13 (14.61%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (57.30%) CISSP
2 34 (38.20%) CEH
3 27 (30.34%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (28.09%) CCNA
4 25 (28.09%) CISM
4 25 (28.09%) SANS
5 24 (26.97%) Degree
6 23 (25.84%) CCNP
7 15 (16.85%) MCSE
7 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (14.61%) GCIH
9 12 (13.48%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (13.48%) Security+ Certification
9 12 (13.48%) SSCP
10 10 (11.24%) GCIA
11 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
13 5 (5.62%) GIAC
14 4 (4.49%) CCSA
14 4 (4.49%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.48%) COBIT
3 9 (10.11%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) Snort
2 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) QRadar
2 15 (16.85%) Nessus
2 15 (16.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.12%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) ArcSight
2 15 (16.85%) Red Hat
2 15 (16.85%) SolarWinds
2 15 (16.85%) Symantec
3 14 (15.73%) Cisco
3 14 (15.73%) HP
4 13 (14.61%) IBM
4 13 (14.61%) Splunk
5 6 (6.74%) EMC
5 6 (6.74%) Juniper
5 6 (6.74%) SAP
5 6 (6.74%) SevOne
6 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.62%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.25%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.25%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.25%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.12%) Qualys
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