Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 320 332
Rank change year-on-year +107 +12 +54
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 106 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 32 13 27
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.36% - +29.41%
10th Percentile £27,800 £28,900 £43,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% -4.17% +9.09%

Security Operations Centre is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,792 5,005 4,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 41.67% 40.50% 36.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,781 3,818 3,653
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in the East of England

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre in the East of England.

Salary trend for Security Operations Centre in the East of England

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in the East of England

Security Operations Centre
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +90 68 £35,000 -45.74% 2
Hertfordshire +49 31 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Bedfordshire -19 5 - - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Security Operations Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 106 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 86 (81.13%) SIEM
3 69 (65.09%) Firewall
4 63 (59.43%) CISSP
5 53 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (49.06%) CEH
7 47 (44.34%) Information Security
8 46 (43.40%) Amazon AWS
9 42 (39.62%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (38.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (37.74%) SSCP
11 40 (37.74%) Identity Access Management
12 39 (36.79%) Cyber Defence
13 35 (33.02%) Retail
14 34 (32.08%) GCIA
14 34 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (31.13%) Internet
16 32 (30.19%) Data Loss Prevention
17 31 (29.25%) OWASP
18 30 (28.30%) SANS
18 30 (28.30%) Splunk
19 28 (26.42%) Security Architecture
19 28 (26.42%) GCIH
20 27 (25.47%) GSEC
20 27 (25.47%) Cyberthreat
21 26 (24.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
21 26 (24.53%) Performance Monitoring
21 26 (24.53%) CCNA
21 26 (24.53%) CISM
22 25 (23.58%) CCSP

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (18.87%) ExpressionEngine
1 20 (18.87%) WordPress
2 5 (4.72%) Apache
2 5 (4.72%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 46 (43.40%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (38.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (18.87%) IaaS
3 20 (18.87%) SaaS
4 5 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.72%) GitHub
4 5 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (65.09%) Firewall
2 33 (31.13%) Internet
3 21 (19.81%) DNS
4 18 (16.98%) DHCP
5 17 (16.04%) Wireshark
6 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
7 12 (11.32%) HTTP
8 11 (10.38%) SSL
9 10 (9.43%) ICMP
9 10 (9.43%) SNMP
10 9 (8.49%) FTP
10 9 (8.49%) SMTP
11 7 (6.60%) VPN
12 5 (4.72%) Wireless
13 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (1.89%) MPLS
13 2 (1.89%) Network Security
14 1 (0.94%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (15.09%) JIRA
2 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.72%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (33.02%) Retail
2 20 (18.87%) Publishing
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (43.40%) Analyst
2 21 (19.81%) Security Manager
3 20 (18.87%) Incident Manager
3 20 (18.87%) Security Incident Manager
4 16 (15.09%) Architect
4 16 (15.09%) Security Architect
5 14 (13.21%) Cyber Defence Analyst
6 11 (10.38%) Team Leader
7 10 (9.43%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Security Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) SOC Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) SOC Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) IT Architect
11 5 (4.72%) IT Security Architect
11 5 (4.72%) Service Architect
11 5 (4.72%) SIEM Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
12 1 (0.94%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.87%) Node.js
2 11 (10.38%) OAuth
2 11 (10.38%) OAuth2
2 11 (10.38%) OpenID
2 11 (10.38%) XACML
3 5 (4.72%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.79%) Cyber Defence
2 34 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (25.47%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (20.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 22 (20.75%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (18.87%) Management Information System
6 12 (11.32%) Data Centre
7 8 (7.55%) e-Learning
8 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.94%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Linux
2 10 (9.43%) Kali Linux
2 10 (9.43%) Mac OS X
3 8 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 86 (81.13%) SIEM
3 47 (44.34%) Information Security
4 42 (39.62%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (37.74%) Identity Access Management
6 32 (30.19%) Data Loss Prevention
7 31 (29.25%) OWASP
8 28 (26.42%) Security Architecture
9 26 (24.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 26 (24.53%) Performance Monitoring
10 24 (22.64%) ITIL
11 23 (21.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (21.70%) Security Management
11 23 (21.70%) Threat Intelligence
12 22 (20.75%) Analytics
12 22 (20.75%) Event Correlation
12 22 (20.75%) Incident Management
12 22 (20.75%) Problem Management
12 22 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (20.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) Python
2 10 (9.43%) Java
3 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.60%) Perl
5 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.72%) Go
5 5 (4.72%) PHP
5 5 (4.72%) Ruby
6 2 (1.89%) C
6 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 63 (59.43%) CISSP
2 53 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (49.06%) CEH
4 40 (37.74%) SSCP
5 34 (32.08%) GCIA
6 30 (28.30%) SANS
7 28 (26.42%) GCIH
8 27 (25.47%) GSEC
9 26 (24.53%) CCNA
9 26 (24.53%) CISM
10 25 (23.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 25 (23.58%) CCSP
11 21 (19.81%) Degree
12 18 (16.98%) GREM
13 17 (16.04%) GCFA
13 17 (16.04%) GCFE
14 14 (13.21%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (12.26%) GIAC
16 10 (9.43%) CSSLP
17 9 (8.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.32%) GDPR
2 12 (11.32%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.55%) SLA
4 2 (1.89%) GPG13
4 2 (1.89%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.94%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) RSA Security Analytics
1 17 (16.04%) Stealthwatch
2 11 (10.38%) QRadar
3 5 (4.72%) Nessus
3 5 (4.72%) Nmap
4 2 (1.89%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.89%) EnCase
4 2 (1.89%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 30 (28.30%) Splunk
2 22 (20.75%) Qualys
3 19 (17.92%) CheckPoint
4 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.04%) Symantec
5 9 (8.49%) Cisco
6 5 (4.72%) Netsparker
6 5 (4.72%) Oracle
6 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.72%) VMware
7 4 (3.77%) Juniper
8 2 (1.89%) AlienVault
8 2 (1.89%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.89%) Becrypt
8 2 (1.89%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.89%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto