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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 827 863 834
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 55 29 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.029% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 44 24 24
Average salary £43,750 £55,625 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.34% +30.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £40,750 £30,630
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.19%

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
99934 100679 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.48% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 82413 80836 87730
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 February 2015 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 20 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 26 February 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 +25 46 £43,750 -21.34% 5
London +19 24 £45,000 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -16 12 £38,000 -20.00% 1
South East -28 9 £37,500 -26.82% 2
Scotland - 9 - -
Edinburgh - 9 - -
Glasgow - 7 - -
Dundee - 7 - -
City of London +9 6 £52,500 -22.22%
Hampshire -13 5 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Warwickshire - 5 £38,000 - 1
Warwick - 5 £38,000 -
Reading - 4 £32,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £32,500 -
Hook - 2 £57,500 -
Southampton -14 1 £55,000 +41.93% 1
Watford - 1 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £37,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 64 (71.11%) SIEM
2 41 (45.56%) Incident Management
3 40 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (35.56%) GIAC
5 30 (33.33%) Firewall
5 30 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (28.89%) Snort
7 23 (25.56%) CEH
8 20 (22.22%) SCADA
9 19 (21.11%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (21.11%) Finance
9 19 (21.11%) Cyber Security
10 18 (20.00%) Change Management
11 16 (17.78%) Law
11 16 (17.78%) Information Security
12 14 (15.56%) Windows
13 12 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
14 11 (12.22%) Network Security
15 10 (11.11%) Information Assurance
15 10 (11.11%) Security Architecture
15 10 (11.11%) Linux
16 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
16 9 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (8.89%) Cisco
17 8 (8.89%) Service Management
17 8 (8.89%) Problem Management
17 8 (8.89%) Qualys
17 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
18 7 (7.78%) People Management

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 30 (33.33%) Firewall
3 11 (12.22%) Network Security
4 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.56%) Internet
5 5 (5.56%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.33%) tcpdump
7 2 (2.22%) HTTP
7 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.22%) Wireless
7 2 (2.22%) LAN
7 2 (2.22%) WAN
8 1 (1.11%) SMTP
8 1 (1.11%) FTP
8 1 (1.11%) WLAN
8 1 (1.11%) VPN
8 1 (1.11%) DNS
8 1 (1.11%) SAN
8 1 (1.11%) VLAN
8 1 (1.11%) LDAP
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 16 (17.78%) Law
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) SAML
1 2 (2.22%) OAuth
1 2 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) SCADA
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) Solaris
3 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (71.11%) SIEM
2 41 (45.56%) Incident Management
3 30 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (21.11%) Cyber Security
4 19 (21.11%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (20.00%) Change Management
6 16 (17.78%) Information Security
7 12 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 10 (11.11%) Security Architecture
9 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.89%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.89%) Service Management
10 7 (7.78%) Performance Management
10 7 (7.78%) People Management
11 6 (6.67%) Computer Security
12 5 (5.56%) Security Testing
13 4 (4.44%) Computer Forensics
13 4 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 32 (35.56%) GIAC
2 23 (25.56%) CEH
3 7 (7.78%) GCIA
3 7 (7.78%) GCIH
3 7 (7.78%) CISSP
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.33%) CCNA
7 2 (2.22%) CISM
8 1 (1.11%) Degree
8 1 (1.11%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (28.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Nessus
2 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Cisco
1 8 (8.89%) Qualys
2 5 (5.56%) ArcSight
3 4 (4.44%) Sourcefire
3 4 (4.44%) McAfee
4 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) Juniper
6 1 (1.11%) Websense
6 1 (1.11%) VMware
6 1 (1.11%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.11%) Remedy
6 1 (1.11%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.11%) LogLogic
6 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.11%) GFI Software
6 1 (1.11%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.11%) Riverbed
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per annum + Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified , £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago