Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Operations Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1067 1027 1125
Rank change year-on-year -40 +98 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 93 151 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.085% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.088% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 76 133 134
England median annual salary £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.32% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +19.32% -12.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160642 172382 198265
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 129864 145429 166431
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Security Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
London -1 61 £52,500 -8.70% 4
South East +22 15 £66,000 +50.00%
Midlands +23 8 £30,000 -20.00% 1
North of England +11 8 £50,000 +66.67% 1
West Midlands +5 8 £30,000 -20.00% 1
North West +5 7 £50,000 +150.00% 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £42,500 +41.67%
East of England +1 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 25 November 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 (93.55%) Security Operations
2 67 (72.04%) SIEM
3 59 (63.44%) Firewall
4 53 (56.99%) Information Security
5 52 (55.91%) CISSP
6 48 (51.61%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (47.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 42 (45.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 38 (40.86%) Linux
9 38 (40.86%) CISM
10 37 (39.78%) ITIL
11 35 (37.63%) Windows
12 28 (30.11%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (30.11%) Incident Management
12 28 (30.11%) Security Architecture
13 26 (27.96%) Active Directory
13 26 (27.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 25 (26.88%) Banking
14 25 (26.88%) Data Loss Prevention
15 24 (25.81%) Windows Server
15 24 (25.81%) Data Protection
16 23 (24.73%) GIAC
16 23 (24.73%) Security Operations Centre
17 22 (23.66%) Network Security
18 21 (22.58%) TCP/IP
19 20 (21.51%) DRM
19 20 (21.51%) Data Protection Act
19 20 (21.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 20 (21.51%) Palo Alto
20 19 (20.43%) CheckPoint

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 (2.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (63.44%) Firewall
2 22 (23.66%) Network Security
3 21 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (8.60%) LAN
5 8 (8.60%) WAN
6 5 (5.38%) VoIP
7 2 (2.15%) Internet
7 2 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) MySQL
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (26.88%) Banking
2 14 (15.05%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 20 (21.51%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
4 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.53%) Smart Meter
6 6 (6.45%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (5.38%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (5.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (4.30%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (2.15%) Fintech
9 2 (2.15%) PKI
10 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.86%) Linux
2 35 (37.63%) Windows
3 24 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.60%) Unix
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (93.55%) Security Operations
2 67 (72.04%) SIEM
3 53 (56.99%) Information Security
4 48 (51.61%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (47.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 42 (45.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 37 (39.78%) ITIL
8 28 (30.11%) Incident Management
8 28 (30.11%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (30.11%) Security Architecture
9 25 (26.88%) Data Loss Prevention
10 24 (25.81%) Data Protection
11 20 (21.51%) DRM
12 17 (18.28%) Digital Forensics
12 17 (18.28%) Threat Intelligence
13 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (15.05%) Security Monitoring
15 13 (13.98%) Problem Management
16 12 (12.90%) Analytics
16 12 (12.90%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) PHP
2 2 (2.15%) C#
2 2 (2.15%) Java
2 2 (2.15%) Python
2 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (55.91%) CISSP
2 38 (40.86%) CISM
3 23 (24.73%) GIAC
4 14 (15.05%) GCIH
5 10 (10.75%) CISA
5 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.53%) SANS
6 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.45%) GCIA
8 5 (5.38%) CCSA
8 5 (5.38%) CREST Certified
8 5 (5.38%) GCFA
9 4 (4.30%) CEH
9 4 (4.30%) Degree
10 3 (3.23%) GCED
10 3 (3.23%) GSEC
11 2 (2.15%) CCIE Security
11 2 (2.15%) CGEIT
11 2 (2.15%) CRISC
11 2 (2.15%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (21.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.15%) COBIT
5 1 (1.08%) NIST 800
System Software
1 26 (27.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.53%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) Snort
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) Nessus
2 11 (11.83%) SCCM
3 7 (7.53%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (7.53%) OpenVAS
3 7 (7.53%) QRadar
4 6 (6.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (3.23%) WSUS
6 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.08%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.08%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Palo Alto
2 19 (20.43%) CheckPoint
3 16 (17.20%) Cisco
4 14 (15.05%) Juniper
5 10 (10.75%) McAfee
5 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.75%) Splunk
6 8 (8.60%) ArcSight
6 8 (8.60%) Qualys
7 7 (7.53%) Acunetix
7 7 (7.53%) Blue Coat
7 7 (7.53%) CyberArk
7 7 (7.53%) Darktrace
8 4 (4.30%) IBM
8 4 (4.30%) LogRhythm
9 3 (3.23%) Cylance
9 3 (3.23%) VMware
10 2 (2.15%) AppSense
10 2 (2.15%) Brocade
10 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow