The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Operations Manager 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Manager
Rank 851 905 847
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 21 19 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.017% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 31
Average salary £67,500 £66,250 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £53,250 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £63,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -8.92%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Security Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 6 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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 +24 21 £67,500 +1.88%
London +27 10 £80,000 -
South East +14 7 £63,250 +3.26%
Surrey - 4 £63,250 -
Woking - 4 £63,250 -
Hampshire -1 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
North West - 2 £57,500 -
South West -9 1 £48,500 -28.14%
West Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £48,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
Bolton - 1 £42,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £72,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £72,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £72,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £72,500 -

Security Operations Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 25 (50.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) SIEM
3 20 (40.00%) Firewall
4 18 (36.00%) Management Information System
4 18 (36.00%) CISSP
5 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (26.00%) Cyber Security
6 13 (26.00%) ITIL
7 12 (24.00%) MCP
7 12 (24.00%) PRINCE2
7 12 (24.00%) MCSA
7 12 (24.00%) Cisco
7 12 (24.00%) CHFI
8 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
8 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (18.00%) Windows
10 9 (18.00%) Security Management
11 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (16.00%) Degree
11 8 (16.00%) Security Testing
12 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
12 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
12 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.00%) Citrix
13 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 5 (10.00%) Coaching
14 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Operations Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.00%) Firewall
2 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.00%) IPsec
4 4 (8.00%) VPN
4 4 (8.00%) DNS
4 4 (8.00%) SSL
4 4 (8.00%) DMZ
5 3 (6.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) Network Security
7 1 (2.00%) LDAP
7 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.00%) PKI
5 3 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (6.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (6.00%) CESG
5 3 (6.00%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) SIEM
3 13 (26.00%) Cyber Security
3 13 (26.00%) ITIL
4 12 (24.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (18.00%) Security Management
7 8 (16.00%) Security Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
9 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (10.00%) Coaching
11 4 (8.00%) Analytics
11 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (8.00%) Information Assurance
11 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.00%) Computer Forensics
12 3 (6.00%) Ethical Hacking
12 3 (6.00%) Systems Analysis
12 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) VB
1 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.00%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) CISSP
2 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (24.00%) CHFI
3 12 (24.00%) MCP
3 12 (24.00%) MCSA
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.00%) Degree
6 5 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (10.00%) CCNP
7 4 (8.00%) CCNA
7 4 (8.00%) CCSP
7 4 (8.00%) SSCP
7 4 (8.00%) CISA
7 4 (8.00%) CEH
8 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.00%) MCSE
9 2 (4.00%) CISM
10 1 (2.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.00%) Citrix
5 4 (8.00%) Splunk
6 1 (2.00%) Trustwave
6 1 (2.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.00%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.00%) M86 Security