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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 831 903 846
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 65 37 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.031% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.033% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 44 30 33
Average salary £45,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%

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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 2015 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 26 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 4 May 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 +54 61 £45,500 +7.05% 3
London +42 28 £50,000 -16.66%
South East +19 18 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Hampshire +1 10 £57,500 +43.75% 1
West Midlands - 9 £38,000 -
City of London +26 7 £57,500 -4.16%
Berkshire - 7 £34,000 -
Hook - 5 £57,500 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 £31,500 -
Dundee - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Reading - 3 £62,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £45,000 - 1
South West - 3 £45,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £53,500 -
Southampton -19 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Warwick - 1 £47,000 -
Watford - 1 £55,000 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £55,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Kent - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 76 (68.47%) SIEM
2 52 (46.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 39 (35.14%) Information Security
4 36 (32.43%) GIAC
4 36 (32.43%) Incident Management
5 35 (31.53%) Snort
6 34 (30.63%) Firewall
7 32 (28.83%) Cyber Security
8 26 (23.42%) Finance
9 25 (22.52%) Windows
9 25 (22.52%) Vulnerability Management
10 24 (21.62%) Management Information System
10 24 (21.62%) Malware Analysis
11 23 (20.72%) CEH
12 20 (18.02%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (18.02%) TCP/IP
13 19 (17.12%) Linux
13 19 (17.12%) SCADA
14 18 (16.22%) Network Security
15 16 (14.41%) Cisco
16 15 (13.51%) Law
17 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
18 12 (10.81%) Information Assurance
18 12 (10.81%) ArcSight
18 12 (10.81%) CISSP
19 11 (9.91%) GCIA
19 11 (9.91%) GCIH
19 11 (9.91%) Security Architecture
19 11 (9.91%) Wireshark
19 11 (9.91%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 52 (46.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 34 (30.63%) Firewall
3 20 (18.02%) TCP/IP
4 18 (16.22%) Network Security
5 11 (9.91%) Wireshark
6 7 (6.31%) tcpdump
7 6 (5.41%) Internet
8 5 (4.50%) HTTP
9 4 (3.60%) NetScreen
9 4 (3.60%) LDAP
9 4 (3.60%) LAN
9 4 (3.60%) WAN
9 4 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.70%) SMTP
10 3 (2.70%) FTP
10 3 (2.70%) Wireless
11 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.80%) DNS
12 1 (0.90%) VLAN
12 1 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) Big Data
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Law
3 9 (8.11%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) REST
1 7 (6.31%) OAuth
1 7 (6.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 19 (17.12%) SCADA
3 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.31%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.41%) Visualisation
5 6 (5.41%) Open Source
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.52%) Windows
2 19 (17.12%) Linux
3 5 (4.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (68.47%) SIEM
2 39 (35.14%) Information Security
3 36 (32.43%) Incident Management
4 32 (28.83%) Cyber Security
5 25 (22.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (21.62%) Malware Analysis
7 20 (18.02%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (10.81%) Information Assurance
9 11 (9.91%) Security Architecture
9 11 (9.91%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
10 10 (9.01%) Systems Analysis
11 9 (8.11%) Performance Management
11 9 (8.11%) People Management
12 8 (7.21%) Analytics
13 7 (6.31%) Computer Security
13 7 (6.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (6.31%) Risk Management
13 7 (6.31%) Identity Management
14 6 (5.41%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) GIAC
2 23 (20.72%) CEH
3 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.81%) CISSP
5 11 (9.91%) GCIA
5 11 (9.91%) GCIH
6 9 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (7.21%) CCNA
8 6 (5.41%) Degree
8 6 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.50%) CCNP
10 4 (3.60%) CISM
10 4 (3.60%) CCSE
10 4 (3.60%) JNCIA
10 4 (3.60%) JNCIE
10 4 (3.60%) CCSA
11 2 (1.80%) CISA
12 1 (0.90%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (8.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (31.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Nessus
2 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Cisco
2 12 (10.81%) ArcSight
3 9 (8.11%) McAfee
4 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.41%) Sourcefire
5 6 (5.41%) Qualys
6 5 (4.50%) Juniper
7 4 (3.60%) Splunk
8 3 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.90%) LogLogic
9 1 (0.90%) Q1 Labs
9 1 (0.90%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.90%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.90%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.90%) HP
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix
9 1 (0.90%) SAP
9 1 (0.90%) Symantec
9 1 (0.90%) Remedy
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago