The median annual salary for a Security Operations Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 859 901
Rank change year-on-year +49 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 52 55 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.060% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.062% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 37 46 42
Median salary £52,500 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.32% +7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £29,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.37% -20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80408 89199 100476
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66182 76019 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Analyst in England

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Operations Analyst in England

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Analyst in England

Security Operations Analyst
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
London +23 31 £52,500 -19.23% 4
South East +56 10 £42,500 -
West Midlands +15 9 £45,000 +87.50% 1
East of England -9 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Security Operations Analyst
UK

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Security Operations Analyst 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 across the England region featuring Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 87 (97.75%) Security Operations
2 75 (84.27%) SIEM
3 49 (55.06%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (51.69%) Firewall
5 43 (48.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (44.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 35 (39.33%) Information Security
8 32 (35.96%) ITIL
9 30 (33.71%) CISSP
10 25 (28.09%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (24.72%) Incident Management
12 21 (23.60%) Management Information System
12 21 (23.60%) Security Monitoring
13 20 (22.47%) Threat Intelligence
13 20 (22.47%) Analytics
13 20 (22.47%) CISM
14 18 (20.22%) Penetration Testing
15 17 (19.10%) Network Security
16 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
16 16 (17.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
16 16 (17.98%) Windows
17 15 (16.85%) Linux
17 15 (16.85%) Service Management
17 15 (16.85%) Data Protection
17 15 (16.85%) ITIL V3
17 15 (16.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 15 (16.85%) Cyberthreat
18 14 (15.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 14 (15.73%) ArcSight

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (51.69%) Firewall
2 17 (19.10%) Network Security
3 9 (10.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (8.99%) LAN
4 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.99%) WAN
5 6 (6.74%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (4.49%) Internet
6 4 (4.49%) VoIP
7 2 (2.25%) VPN
8 1 (1.12%) DNS
8 1 (1.12%) FTP
8 1 (1.12%) HTTP
8 1 (1.12%) LDAP
8 1 (1.12%) SMTP
8 1 (1.12%) SSL
8 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (44.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 25 (28.09%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (23.60%) Management Information System
4 15 (16.85%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (12.36%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
6 8 (8.99%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (6.74%) PKI
8 5 (5.62%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (3.37%) SCADA
10 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Windows
2 15 (16.85%) Linux
3 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.49%) Unix
5 1 (1.12%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) Security Operations
2 75 (84.27%) SIEM
3 49 (55.06%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (48.31%) Vulnerability Management
5 35 (39.33%) Information Security
6 32 (35.96%) ITIL
7 22 (24.72%) Incident Management
8 21 (23.60%) Security Monitoring
9 20 (22.47%) Analytics
9 20 (22.47%) Threat Intelligence
10 18 (20.22%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
12 15 (16.85%) Data Protection
12 15 (16.85%) ITIL V3
12 15 (16.85%) Service Management
12 15 (16.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (15.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 14 (15.73%) Problem Management
14 11 (12.36%) Digital Forensics
14 11 (12.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) Java
1 3 (3.37%) Python
2 2 (2.25%) C
2 2 (2.25%) C++
2 2 (2.25%) SQL
3 1 (1.12%) C#
3 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (33.71%) CISSP
2 20 (22.47%) CISM
3 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.48%) CEH
4 12 (13.48%) Degree
5 9 (10.11%) GIAC
5 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.99%) SANS
7 7 (7.87%) CREST Certified
8 6 (6.74%) CGEIT
8 6 (6.74%) CRISC
8 6 (6.74%) GCED
8 6 (6.74%) GCFA
8 6 (6.74%) GCIA
8 6 (6.74%) GCIH
8 6 (6.74%) GSEC
9 3 (3.37%) CISA
10 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.12%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.25%) COBIT
5 1 (1.12%) GPG13
5 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.62%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) QRadar
2 3 (3.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (3.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.25%) Kibana
3 2 (2.25%) logstash
3 2 (2.25%) Nessus
3 2 (2.25%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.25%) Nmap
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.12%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.12%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) ArcSight
1 14 (15.73%) CheckPoint
2 13 (14.61%) Juniper
3 12 (13.48%) Cisco
4 9 (10.11%) LogRhythm
5 8 (8.99%) IBM
6 6 (6.74%) Blue Coat
6 6 (6.74%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.62%) Qualys
8 4 (4.49%) NetWitness
8 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.49%) Splunk
9 3 (3.37%) McAfee
10 2 (2.25%) Apple
10 2 (2.25%) Citrix
10 2 (2.25%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.25%) Intel
10 2 (2.25%) Oracle
11 1 (1.12%) Symantec
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