The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Operations Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 863 912 847
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 42 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.029% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.031% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 26
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £33,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.56%

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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 2 July 2015 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 42 £50,000 +11.11% 5
London +30 22 £50,000 -16.66% 2
South East +7 8 £48,500 +14.11% 1
West Midlands - 7 £50,000 -
Coventry - 7 £50,000 -
Kent +7 3 £52,000 +15.55%
Bracknell - 3 £29,000 -
Sevenoaks - 3 £52,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £29,000 -
City of London +42 1 £48,500 -19.16% 1
Hampshire -2 1 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Bath - 1 £60,000 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -
Hook - 1 £65,000 -
Somerset - 1 £60,000 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 - 1

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Operations Analyst in their job title.

1 77 (69.37%) SIEM
2 51 (45.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 47 (42.34%) Information Security
3 47 (42.34%) Firewall
4 37 (33.33%) Windows
5 30 (27.03%) Cisco
6 28 (25.23%) Finance
7 27 (24.32%) Management Information System
7 27 (24.32%) Cyber Security
8 25 (22.52%) Linux
8 25 (22.52%) Snort
8 25 (22.52%) Incident Management
9 22 (19.82%) CISSP
9 22 (19.82%) Malware Analysis
10 21 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
10 21 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (18.02%) GIAC
12 19 (17.12%) McAfee
13 18 (16.22%) Network Security
14 15 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (11.71%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (11.71%) ArcSight
16 13 (11.71%) Analytics
16 13 (11.71%) CEH
17 12 (10.81%) CheckPoint
18 11 (9.91%) Law
18 11 (9.91%) UNIX

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Operations Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.50%) Apache
1 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.80%) SAS
2 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 51 (45.95%) Intrusion Detection
2 47 (42.34%) Firewall
3 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
4 18 (16.22%) Network Security
5 14 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (9.01%) Wireshark
6 10 (9.01%) Wireless
7 7 (6.31%) LDAP
7 7 (6.31%) LAN
7 7 (6.31%) WAN
7 7 (6.31%) Wireless Security
8 6 (5.41%) tcpdump
8 6 (5.41%) FTP
8 6 (5.41%) HTTP
8 6 (5.41%) Internet
9 5 (4.50%) NetScreen
10 4 (3.60%) SMTP
11 2 (1.80%) DNS
11 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) MySQL
2 3 (2.70%) Big Data
General
1 28 (25.23%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Law
3 10 (9.01%) Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) SAML
1 7 (6.31%) OAuth
1 7 (6.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.01%) SCADA
4 8 (7.21%) Visualisation
4 8 (7.21%) Data Centre
5 7 (6.31%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.90%) PKI
8 1 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 25 (22.52%) Linux
3 11 (9.91%) UNIX
4 5 (4.50%) Solaris
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (69.37%) SIEM
2 47 (42.34%) Information Security
3 27 (24.32%) Cyber Security
4 25 (22.52%) Incident Management
5 22 (19.82%) Malware Analysis
6 21 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (11.71%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (11.71%) Analytics
9 11 (9.91%) Computer Security
10 9 (8.11%) Security Architecture
11 8 (7.21%) Data Visualisation
11 8 (7.21%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (7.21%) Open Source
11 8 (7.21%) Wealth Management
11 8 (7.21%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (7.21%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (7.21%) ITIL
11 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.82%) CISSP
2 20 (18.02%) GIAC
3 13 (11.71%) CEH
4 10 (9.01%) Degree
4 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.01%) CCNA
4 10 (9.01%) CISM
4 10 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (8.11%) GCIA
5 9 (8.11%) GCIH
6 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.21%) CCNP
7 5 (4.50%) CCSA
7 5 (4.50%) CCSE
7 5 (4.50%) JNCIA
7 5 (4.50%) JNCIE
8 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.70%) CCSP
9 3 (2.70%) CISA
10 1 (0.90%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) Snort
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) XenApp
3 2 (1.80%) vSphere
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.80%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.90%) Nessus
3 1 (0.90%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Cisco
2 19 (17.12%) McAfee
3 13 (11.71%) ArcSight
4 12 (10.81%) CheckPoint
5 10 (9.01%) Splunk
6 8 (7.21%) Juniper
7 6 (5.41%) Citrix
8 5 (4.50%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.70%) SAP
9 3 (2.70%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.70%) HP
9 3 (2.70%) VMware
9 3 (2.70%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.80%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.80%) F5
10 2 (1.80%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (1.80%) LogLogic
10 2 (1.80%) IBM
10 2 (1.80%) Sage
10 2 (1.80%) Fortinet
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