The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Operations Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Manager
Rank 895 912 978
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 37 35 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.033% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.034% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 23
Median salary £73,000 £76,250 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.26% +12.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,750 £87,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Operations Manager in the job title.

Security Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager within the UK.

Security Operations Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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 +46 36 £71,000 -6.88%
London +29 20 £80,000 -
South East +24 8 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire - 8 £55,000 -
Slough - 4 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £68,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
South West - 2 £67,500 -
North West +22 1 £71,000 +67.05%
Yorkshire +12 1 £45,000 -
Manchester +2 1 £71,000 +67.05%
Skipton - 1 £45,000 -
Watford - 1 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £80,000 -
Bristol - 1 £77,500 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £57,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £57,500 -
East of England - 1 £52,500 -

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Security Operations Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 56 (74.67%) Information Security
2 53 (70.67%) Security Operations
3 39 (52.00%) CISSP
4 31 (41.33%) SIEM
5 30 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 28 (37.33%) CISM
7 24 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (28.00%) Management Information System
9 20 (26.67%) ITIL
10 16 (21.33%) COBIT
10 16 (21.33%) CISA
10 16 (21.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (18.67%) Security Management
13 13 (17.33%) SLA
13 13 (17.33%) ArcSight
14 12 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (16.00%) PCI DSS
14 12 (16.00%) Finance
15 11 (14.67%) Firewall
15 11 (14.67%) Incident Management
16 10 (13.33%) Splunk
16 10 (13.33%) GCIA
16 10 (13.33%) GCIH
16 10 (13.33%) Snort
17 9 (12.00%) CEH
17 9 (12.00%) Unix
17 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
17 9 (12.00%) Degree
17 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared

Security Operations Manager 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 (2.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) Firewall
2 8 (10.67%) DNS
2 8 (10.67%) HTTP
2 8 (10.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (10.67%) SMTP
2 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.67%) tcpdump
2 8 (10.67%) Wireshark
3 3 (4.00%) LAN
3 3 (4.00%) Network Security
3 3 (4.00%) SAN
3 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.67%) Wireless
5 1 (1.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.33%) NAS
5 1 (1.33%) SSL
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 16 (21.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (10.67%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (9.33%) PKI
5 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.00%) CESG
7 3 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.67%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (2.67%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Unix
2 3 (4.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (74.67%) Information Security
2 53 (70.67%) Security Operations
3 31 (41.33%) SIEM
4 30 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 20 (26.67%) ITIL
6 15 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (18.67%) Security Management
8 12 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (14.67%) Incident Management
10 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (9.33%) Threat Analysis
11 7 (9.33%) Use Case
12 6 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
12 6 (8.00%) Information Security Management
12 6 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (6.67%) Data Protection
14 4 (5.33%) ISMS
14 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
14 4 (5.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (52.00%) CISSP
2 28 (37.33%) CISM
3 16 (21.33%) CISA
4 10 (13.33%) GCIA
4 10 (13.33%) GCIH
5 9 (12.00%) CEH
5 9 (12.00%) Degree
5 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.67%) SSCP
7 7 (9.33%) CRISC
7 7 (9.33%) SANS
8 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.00%) GIAC
10 2 (2.67%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.67%) CISMP
10 2 (2.67%) EnCE
10 2 (2.67%) IISP
10 2 (2.67%) PCI QSA
11 1 (1.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (21.33%) COBIT
3 13 (17.33%) SLA
4 12 (16.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.67%) GPG13
5 2 (2.67%) HMG Infosec
5 2 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.33%) COSO
6 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) Snort
2 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Nessus
2 1 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) ArcSight
2 10 (13.33%) Splunk
3 8 (10.67%) Intel Security
4 6 (8.00%) Qualys
5 4 (5.33%) Trend Micro
6 3 (4.00%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.33%) AlienVault