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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 826 890 950
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 88 72 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.066% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.068% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 74 60 32
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,250
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £47,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year
-18.94% -6.86%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 24 August 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 28 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 24 August 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 +80 86 £52,500 +5.00% 4
London +58 48 £60,000 -7.69% 2
West Midlands +10 14 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Staffordshire - 11 £35,000 -
South East +23 8 £44,000 -2.22% 1
East of England +22 6 £55,000 +15.78%
Berkshire +16 6 £44,000 -7.36% 1
South West +8 6 £38,500 -27.69%
Bristol - 6 £38,500 -
City of London +69 5 £45,000 -50.00%
Cheshunt - 5 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £55,000 -
Reading +10 4 £44,000 -7.36%
Lichfield - 4 £35,000 -
Leeds - 4 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £24,000 -
Kent +16 2 £62,500 +20.19%
Scotland +15 2 £20,000 -
Edinburgh +13 2 £20,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £37,500 -
Leamington Spa - 2 £37,500 -
Cannock - 1 £40,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 109 (86.51%) Security Operations
2 75 (59.52%) CISSP
3 63 (50.00%) Firewall
4 62 (49.21%) SIEM
5 56 (44.44%) Information Security
6 40 (31.75%) CEH
7 36 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (28.57%) Network Security
8 35 (27.78%) Unix
9 31 (24.60%) CCNP
9 31 (24.60%) CCNA
9 31 (24.60%) CISM
10 30 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 29 (23.02%) Windows
12 28 (22.22%) SANS
13 27 (21.43%) ITIL
13 27 (21.43%) Management Information System
14 26 (20.63%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (19.05%) Wireshark
15 24 (19.05%) Security Operations Centre
15 24 (19.05%) Finance
16 22 (17.46%) Degree
16 22 (17.46%) Vulnerability Management
16 22 (17.46%) HP
16 22 (17.46%) Cisco
17 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 21 (16.67%) Linux
17 21 (16.67%) MCSE
17 21 (16.67%) Python
17 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

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 (1.59%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (50.00%) Firewall
2 36 (28.57%) Network Security
3 24 (19.05%) Wireshark
4 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.73%) WAN
6 10 (7.94%) LAN
6 10 (7.94%) tcpdump
7 9 (7.14%) DNS
7 9 (7.14%) HTTP
7 9 (7.14%) Internet
7 9 (7.14%) SMTP
7 9 (7.14%) SSL
7 9 (7.14%) VLAN
7 9 (7.14%) VPN
8 8 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (6.35%) MPLS
8 8 (6.35%) WLAN
9 5 (3.97%) SAN
10 1 (0.79%) Telnet
10 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Big Data
2 2 (1.59%) DB2
2 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Banking
2 9 (7.14%) Law
3 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Electronics
4 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.17%) Back Office
5 4 (3.17%) Games
5 4 (3.17%) Music Industry
5 4 (3.17%) Online Betting
5 4 (3.17%) Retail
6 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 24 (19.05%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (6.35%) Online Banking
3 8 (6.35%) RSA SecurID
4 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.76%) Shadow IT
5 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (3.17%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.17%) Social Network
7 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.59%) PKI
9 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.79%) Derivative
9 1 (0.79%) Equities
9 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.78%) Unix
2 29 (23.02%) Windows
3 21 (16.67%) Linux
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.97%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.59%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (86.51%) Security Operations
2 62 (49.21%) SIEM
3 56 (44.44%) Information Security
4 27 (21.43%) ITIL
5 26 (20.63%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (17.46%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (15.87%) Incident Management
8 19 (15.08%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (13.49%) Risk Management
10 16 (12.70%) Security Architecture
11 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (9.52%) Security Management
13 11 (8.73%) Malware Analysis
13 11 (8.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
15 9 (7.14%) Change Management
15 9 (7.14%) Digital Forensics
15 9 (7.14%) Problem Management
16 8 (6.35%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) Python
2 14 (11.11%) C
2 14 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.38%) SQL
5 2 (1.59%) C++
5 2 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (59.52%) CISSP
2 40 (31.75%) CEH
3 36 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (24.60%) CCNA
4 31 (24.60%) CCNP
4 31 (24.60%) CISM
5 28 (22.22%) SANS
6 22 (17.46%) Degree
7 21 (16.67%) MCSE
7 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (15.87%) SSCP
9 14 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
10 12 (9.52%) GCIH
11 11 (8.73%) CISMP
12 10 (7.94%) CCSA
12 10 (7.94%) GIAC
13 9 (7.14%) GCIA
14 6 (4.76%) CCSP
14 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 13 (10.32%) COBIT
4 8 (6.35%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.73%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) QRadar
2 14 (11.11%) Nessus
2 14 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Cisco
1 22 (17.46%) HP
2 19 (15.08%) ArcSight
3 17 (13.49%) Symantec
4 16 (12.70%) Splunk
5 14 (11.11%) IBM
5 14 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 14 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 13 (10.32%) CheckPoint
7 10 (7.94%) LogRhythm
8 9 (7.14%) VMware
9 8 (6.35%) Riverbed
10 7 (5.56%) ProCurve
10 7 (5.56%) Qualys
11 6 (4.76%) EMC
11 6 (4.76%) Juniper
11 6 (4.76%) SAP
11 6 (4.76%) SevOne
12 2 (1.59%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.59%) Palo Alto
Berkshire
Earth Stream Global
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
North West London
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago