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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 836 893 862
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 61 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.030% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 53 30 21
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +25.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £33,250 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +17.94%

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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
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 £26,500 £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 5 August 2015 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 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 5 August 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 60 £50,000 +2.04%
London +23 27 £65,000 +13.04%
South East +10 12 £47,500 -11.21%
West Midlands -5 7 £50,000 -1.96%
Coventry - 7 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £37,000 -
East of England - 5 £47,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £47,500 -
Essex - 5 £47,500 -
Hampshire +5 4 £45,000 -25.00%
Nottingham - 4 £37,000 -
Reading - 4 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £37,000 -
City of London +22 2 £90,000 +50.00%
Kent +4 2 £52,000 +15.55%
Derbyshire - 2 £41,250 -
Sevenoaks - 2 £52,000 -
Aldershot - 2 £45,000 -
Bath - 1 £60,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £29,000 -
Chesterfield - 1 £45,000 -
Derby - 1 £37,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 2
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -
Harlow - 1 £67,500 -
Somerset - 1 £60,000 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 - - 3
Hook - 1 £65,000 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 90 (72.00%) SIEM
2 65 (52.00%) Information Security
3 53 (42.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 52 (41.60%) Firewall
5 40 (32.00%) Windows
6 39 (31.20%) Management Information System
7 35 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
8 33 (26.40%) CISSP
9 32 (25.60%) Cisco
10 31 (24.80%) Finance
11 29 (23.20%) Linux
12 26 (20.80%) Incident Management
13 25 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (20.00%) Cyber Security
14 24 (19.20%) Snort
15 23 (18.40%) McAfee
15 23 (18.40%) Malware Analysis
16 21 (16.80%) Vulnerability Management
16 21 (16.80%) ITIL
17 19 (15.20%) TCP/IP
17 19 (15.20%) Banking
18 18 (14.40%) Network Security
18 18 (14.40%) Kalman Filter
19 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (13.60%) Reverse Engineering
20 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
21 15 (12.00%) ArcSight
21 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
21 15 (12.00%) Degree
21 15 (12.00%) CEH

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 10 (8.00%) Apache
1 10 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.60%) SAS
2 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.60%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 53 (42.40%) Intrusion Detection
2 52 (41.60%) Firewall
3 19 (15.20%) TCP/IP
4 18 (14.40%) Network Security
5 14 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (8.00%) Wireshark
7 9 (7.20%) Wireless
8 8 (6.40%) Internet
8 8 (6.40%) LDAP
8 8 (6.40%) LAN
8 8 (6.40%) WAN
9 7 (5.60%) FTP
9 7 (5.60%) HTTP
9 7 (5.60%) Wireless Security
9 7 (5.60%) tcpdump
10 5 (4.00%) SMTP
10 5 (4.00%) NetScreen
11 2 (1.60%) DNS
12 1 (0.80%) SSL
12 1 (0.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) Big Data
General
1 31 (24.80%) Finance
2 19 (15.20%) Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.60%) Law
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.40%) Electronics
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) SAML
1 7 (5.60%) OAuth
1 7 (5.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.20%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.00%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.60%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.60%) SCADA
6 5 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.40%) DTV
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.00%) Windows
2 29 (23.20%) Linux
3 14 (11.20%) UNIX
4 6 (4.80%) Solaris
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.80%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (72.00%) SIEM
2 65 (52.00%) Information Security
3 35 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
4 26 (20.80%) Incident Management
5 25 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 25 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 23 (18.40%) Malware Analysis
7 21 (16.80%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (16.80%) ITIL
8 18 (14.40%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (13.60%) Reverse Engineering
10 13 (10.40%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.40%) Data Security
10 13 (10.40%) Analytics
11 12 (9.60%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (8.80%) Patch Management
13 10 (8.00%) Data Visualisation
13 10 (8.00%) Open Source
13 10 (8.00%) Wealth Management
14 9 (7.20%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.20%) C
2 1 (0.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (26.40%) CISSP
2 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 15 (12.00%) CEH
3 15 (12.00%) Degree
4 14 (11.20%) SC Cleared
4 14 (11.20%) GIAC
5 13 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (10.40%) CCNP
6 12 (9.60%) CISM
7 9 (7.20%) DV Cleared
8 8 (6.40%) CCNA
9 6 (4.80%) GCIA
9 6 (4.80%) GCIH
10 5 (4.00%) CCSE
10 5 (4.00%) JNCIA
10 5 (4.00%) JNCIE
10 5 (4.00%) CISA
10 5 (4.00%) CCSA
11 3 (2.40%) CCSP
11 3 (2.40%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) PCI DSS
2 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (19.20%) Snort
2 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.60%) XenApp
4 2 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.40%) Nessus
3 2 (1.60%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.80%) Nmap
4 1 (0.80%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 32 (25.60%) Cisco
2 23 (18.40%) McAfee
3 15 (12.00%) ArcSight
4 14 (11.20%) Sourcefire
5 11 (8.80%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.00%) Splunk
7 8 (6.40%) Juniper
8 6 (4.80%) SAP
8 6 (4.80%) Citrix
9 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.20%) LogLogic
9 4 (3.20%) LogRhythm
10 3 (2.40%) HP
10 3 (2.40%) Websense
10 3 (2.40%) VMware
11 2 (1.60%) Symantec
11 2 (1.60%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.60%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.60%) IBM
11 2 (1.60%) Sage
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