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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 856 859 874
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 43 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.014% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 38 13 7
Average salary £49,250 £39,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.28% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £38,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £39,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+32.05% +6.84%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 2014. 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 -4 42 £49,250 +26.28% 2
London +23 24 £47,500 - 2
South East -16 11 £60,000 +53.84%
Hampshire -13 9 £60,000 +53.84%
Bromley - 9 £45,000 - 1
City of London - 7 £60,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £51,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £51,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £20,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £20,000 -
Warwick - 3 £51,000 -
Leeds - 2 £19,000 -
Kent - 2 £45,000 -
Southampton +3 1 £37,500 -3.84%
Edinburgh -10 1 - - 1
Scotland -18 1 - - 1
Bradford - 1 £36,500 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 52 (74.29%) SIEM
2 40 (57.14%) Firewall
3 26 (37.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (31.43%) Windows
5 21 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (28.57%) Snort
7 18 (25.71%) Finance
8 17 (24.29%) Information Security
8 17 (24.29%) CISSP
9 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 13 (18.57%) Information Assurance
10 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (18.57%) Sourcefire
11 12 (17.14%) Service Management
12 11 (15.71%) Banking
12 11 (15.71%) GIAC
12 11 (15.71%) Wireshark
13 10 (14.29%) ArcSight
13 10 (14.29%) Change Management
13 10 (14.29%) GCIH
14 9 (12.86%) Symantec
14 9 (12.86%) ITIL
14 9 (12.86%) LogLogic
14 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
14 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.86%) Q1 Labs
15 7 (10.00%) Problem Management
15 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
15 7 (10.00%) Java
15 7 (10.00%) Perl

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 40 (57.14%) Firewall
2 26 (37.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (15.71%) Wireshark
4 4 (5.71%) Internet
5 3 (4.29%) VPN
5 3 (4.29%) tcpdump
6 2 (2.86%) Network Security
6 2 (2.86%) VLAN
6 2 (2.86%) Wireless
6 2 (2.86%) SAN
6 2 (2.86%) MPLS
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
6 2 (2.86%) WLAN
6 2 (2.86%) WAN
6 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Law
4 3 (4.29%) Advertising
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (74.29%) SIEM
2 21 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (24.29%) Information Security
4 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 13 (18.57%) Information Assurance
5 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (17.14%) Service Management
7 10 (14.29%) Change Management
8 9 (12.86%) ITIL
9 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 7 (10.00%) ITSM
9 7 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
10 5 (7.14%) Supplier Management
10 5 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (5.71%) Cyber Security
11 4 (5.71%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (4.29%) Security Testing
12 3 (4.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) Java
1 7 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) CISSP
2 11 (15.71%) GIAC
3 10 (14.29%) GCIH
4 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
4 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) Degree
7 4 (5.71%) GCIA
7 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.29%) GSEC
8 3 (4.29%) CCNA
8 3 (4.29%) CEH
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.86%) MCSE
10 1 (1.43%) CCSP
10 1 (1.43%) CCSA
10 1 (1.43%) SSCP
10 1 (1.43%) CISA
10 1 (1.43%) CISM
10 1 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Snort
2 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Sourcefire
2 10 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 9 (12.86%) LogLogic
3 9 (12.86%) Q1 Labs
3 9 (12.86%) Symantec
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco
5 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.86%) HP
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.43%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.43%) Juniper
7 1 (1.43%) IBM
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Church International
Salary: £40-45k pa + On call + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago