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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 872 908 949
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 39 61 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.056% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.058% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 35
Median salary £52,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,800 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%

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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £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 29 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 21 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 29 May 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 +24 39 £52,500 +15.38% 9
London +28 13 £65,000 +35.41% 5
South East +26 9 £42,500 -20.56% 2
East of England - 9 £52,500 - 1
Berkshire +23 8 £42,500 +25.00% 2
Essex - 8 £52,500 -
Harlow - 7 £52,500 -
Bracknell 0 6 - - 1
West Midlands -14 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Staffordshire - 4 £29,500 -
South West +2 3 £51,750 +15.00%
City of London +60 2 £65,000 +34.02% 1
Reading +22 2 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Gloucestershire +5 2 £65,000 +44.44%
Cannock - 2 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £24,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £38,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Cheshunt - 1 £55,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 - 1

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 64 (88.89%) Security Operations
2 44 (61.11%) SIEM
3 43 (59.72%) CISSP
4 36 (50.00%) Information Security
5 31 (43.06%) CEH
6 25 (34.72%) Firewall
6 25 (34.72%) Network Security
6 25 (34.72%) SANS
7 24 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 22 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (30.56%) Unix
8 22 (30.56%) CCNA
8 22 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (29.17%) ITIL
9 21 (29.17%) ArcSight
9 21 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (27.78%) CCNP
11 19 (26.39%) Finance
12 17 (23.61%) Degree
12 17 (23.61%) Snort
13 16 (22.22%) CISM
14 15 (20.83%) Linux
14 15 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (20.83%) QRadar
14 15 (20.83%) Security Operations Centre
15 13 (18.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 13 (18.06%) SolarWinds
15 13 (18.06%) Nessus
15 13 (18.06%) Risk Assessment

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.78%) Apache
1 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.72%) Firewall
1 25 (34.72%) Network Security
2 24 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 15 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.89%) DNS
5 10 (13.89%) HTTP
5 10 (13.89%) tcpdump
6 9 (12.50%) SMTP
7 3 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (2.78%) FTP
8 2 (2.78%) SSL
9 1 (1.39%) DHCP
9 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.39%) LAN
9 1 (1.39%) LDAP
9 1 (1.39%) Telnet
9 1 (1.39%) VPN
9 1 (1.39%) WAN
9 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Electronics
3 6 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.33%) Marketing
4 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Law
4 4 (5.56%) Music Industry
5 2 (2.78%) Publishing
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.56%) Social Network
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.78%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.39%) Derivative
6 1 (1.39%) Equities
6 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Unix
2 15 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (88.89%) Security Operations
2 44 (61.11%) SIEM
3 36 (50.00%) Information Security
4 21 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (29.17%) ITIL
5 15 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (18.06%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (15.28%) Risk Management
8 10 (13.89%) TOGAF
8 10 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (12.50%) Security Architecture
10 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.11%) BCP
10 8 (11.11%) Workflow
11 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
11 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.33%) Security Management
11 6 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) C
2 11 (15.28%) Python
2 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (59.72%) CISSP
2 31 (43.06%) CEH
3 25 (34.72%) SANS
4 22 (30.56%) CCNA
4 22 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (27.78%) CCNP
6 17 (23.61%) Degree
7 16 (22.22%) CISM
8 13 (18.06%) GCIH
8 13 (18.06%) MCSE
8 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (15.28%) SSCP
10 10 (13.89%) GCIA
10 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
12 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
13 4 (5.56%) GCFA
13 4 (5.56%) RHCE
14 3 (4.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.89%) ISO27002
3 9 (12.50%) COBIT
4 2 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Snort
2 11 (15.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) QRadar
2 13 (18.06%) Nessus
2 13 (18.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.78%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) ArcSight
2 13 (18.06%) Red Hat
2 13 (18.06%) SolarWinds
2 13 (18.06%) Symantec
3 12 (16.67%) Cisco
4 10 (13.89%) IBM
4 10 (13.89%) Splunk
5 9 (12.50%) HP
6 6 (8.33%) EMC
6 6 (8.33%) Juniper
6 6 (8.33%) SAP
6 6 (8.33%) SevOne
7 5 (6.94%) Sourcefire
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.17%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.78%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.39%) Qualys
11 1 (1.39%) Tripwire
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