Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 700 861 747
Rank change year-on-year +161 -114 +144
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 426 313 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.45% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 241 218 368
England median annual salary £55,000 £58,750 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.38% -4.08% +11.36%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 62,212 69,079 69,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.03% 41.38% 39.84%
Number of salaries quoted 48,167 52,583 57,060
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
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 Centre within the England region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
East of England +169 171 £47,500 -13.64% 2
London -3 108 £55,000 -4.35% 7
South East +43 97 £55,000 -8.33% 4
North of England +51 32 £52,500 +8.25% 9
North West +30 16 £62,500 -15.25% 5
Yorkshire +52 15 £40,000 -10.05% 3
Midlands +35 15 £55,000 -12.00% 3
West Midlands +46 10 £62,500 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +26 5 £35,000 -65.00%
South West -2 3 £48,750 +95.00% 1
North East +3 1 £45,000 -7.22% 1
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 426 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 284 (66.67%) SIEM
3 222 (52.11%) Information Security
4 220 (51.64%) Cybersecurity
5 213 (50.00%) Firewall
6 156 (36.62%) CISSP
7 116 (27.23%) SANS
8 111 (26.06%) Network Security
9 108 (25.35%) Incident Management
10 102 (23.94%) SSCP
11 101 (23.71%) Vulnerability Management
12 100 (23.47%) Identity Access Management
13 99 (23.24%) Linux
14 97 (22.77%) CEH
15 94 (22.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 91 (21.36%) Windows
17 90 (21.13%) Cisco Certification
18 86 (20.19%) CISM
19 84 (19.72%) Security Architecture
20 76 (17.84%) Data Loss Prevention
21 74 (17.37%) Splunk
21 74 (17.37%) Performance Monitoring
21 74 (17.37%) Application Performance Monitoring
22 72 (16.90%) OWASP
22 72 (16.90%) Risk Management
22 72 (16.90%) TCP/IP
23 71 (16.67%) Microsoft
23 71 (16.67%) Security Management
24 70 (16.43%) Management Information System
25 67 (15.73%) Amazon AWS

Security Operations Centre
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 18 (4.23%) ExpressionEngine
1 18 (4.23%) WordPress
2 13 (3.05%) Apache
3 10 (2.35%) IIS
4 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.70%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.16%) IaaS
4 18 (4.23%) SaaS
5 15 (3.52%) Office 365
6 12 (2.82%) GitHub
7 7 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.64%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 213 (50.00%) Firewall
2 111 (26.06%) Network Security
3 72 (16.90%) TCP/IP
4 49 (11.50%) Internet
5 33 (7.75%) DNS
6 26 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (5.87%) HTTP
8 24 (5.63%) LAN
8 24 (5.63%) WAN
8 24 (5.63%) Wireshark
9 21 (4.93%) SNMP
9 21 (4.93%) SSL
10 19 (4.46%) VPN
10 19 (4.46%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (3.99%) DHCP
11 17 (3.99%) ICMP
12 15 (3.52%) BGP
12 15 (3.52%) OSPF
13 14 (3.29%) Wireless
14 11 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.23%) MongoDB
2 8 (1.88%) Big Data
3 6 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (1.17%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.17%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (7.04%) JIRA
2 12 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.82%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) Redmine
General
1 50 (11.74%) Retail
2 16 (3.76%) Finance
3 15 (3.52%) Publishing
4 11 (2.58%) Banking
4 11 (2.58%) Legal
5 2 (0.47%) Military
5 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.23%) Advertising
6 1 (0.23%) Back Office
6 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 169 (39.67%) Analyst
2 90 (21.13%) Security Engineer
3 71 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 56 (13.15%) SOC Analyst
5 45 (10.56%) Senior Analyst
6 42 (9.86%) Security Manager
7 32 (7.51%) Architect
8 31 (7.28%) Security Architect
9 28 (6.57%) Senior Security Analyst
10 23 (5.40%) Consultant
10 23 (5.40%) Security Consultant
11 21 (4.93%) Incident Manager
12 19 (4.46%) Service Architect
13 18 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.23%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 18 (4.23%) Security Incident Manager
14 17 (3.99%) IT Architect
14 17 (3.99%) IT Consultant
14 17 (3.99%) IT Security Architect
14 17 (3.99%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.23%) Node.js
2 13 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (2.58%) OAuth
3 11 (2.58%) OAuth2
3 11 (2.58%) OpenID
3 11 (2.58%) XACML
4 6 (1.41%) ISPF
5 3 (0.70%) JSON
5 3 (0.70%) Middleware
5 3 (0.70%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.70%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) LDAP
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.43%) Management Information System
2 55 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (10.09%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (9.39%) Cyber Defence
4 40 (9.39%) Cyberthreat
5 37 (8.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 31 (7.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 28 (6.57%) Data Centre
8 27 (6.34%) PKI
9 16 (3.76%) Cyberattack
9 16 (3.76%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.41%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.47%) Blog
14 2 (0.47%) CESG
14 2 (0.47%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.47%) PMI
15 1 (0.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 99 (23.24%) Linux
2 91 (21.36%) Windows
3 34 (7.98%) Unix
4 17 (3.99%) Kali Linux
4 17 (3.99%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.70%) CentOS
6 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 284 (66.67%) SIEM
3 222 (52.11%) Information Security
4 220 (51.64%) Cybersecurity
5 108 (25.35%) Incident Management
6 101 (23.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 100 (23.47%) Identity Access Management
8 84 (19.72%) Security Architecture
9 76 (17.84%) Data Loss Prevention
10 74 (17.37%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 74 (17.37%) Performance Monitoring
11 72 (16.90%) OWASP
11 72 (16.90%) Risk Management
12 71 (16.67%) Security Management
13 65 (15.26%) Analytics
14 64 (15.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 58 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
16 57 (13.38%) Penetration Testing
17 55 (12.91%) Problem Management
17 55 (12.91%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.33%) Python
2 20 (4.69%) Java
3 17 (3.99%) Ruby
3 17 (3.99%) SQL
4 15 (3.52%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.29%) Perl
5 14 (3.29%) PHP
6 13 (3.05%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.82%) Go
8 6 (1.41%) JCL
8 6 (1.41%) REXX
9 5 (1.17%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.94%) C
11 2 (0.47%) R
11 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 156 (36.62%) CISSP
2 116 (27.23%) SANS
3 102 (23.94%) SSCP
4 97 (22.77%) CEH
5 90 (21.13%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (20.19%) CISM
7 61 (14.32%) GCIA
8 56 (13.15%) Degree
9 55 (12.91%) GCIH
10 54 (12.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 50 (11.74%) CSSLP
12 48 (11.27%) CCNA
13 47 (11.03%) GIAC
14 46 (10.80%) GSEC
15 45 (10.56%) CISA
16 35 (8.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 35 (8.22%) CCSP
17 34 (7.98%) CCNP
18 32 (7.51%) GREM
19 31 (7.28%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (22.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (11.50%) GDPR
3 31 (7.28%) PCI DSS
4 20 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (3.05%) GPG13
6 7 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.64%) SLA
7 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.94%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.70%) QA
10 2 (0.47%) COBIT
10 2 (0.47%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.47%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.88%) Snort
4 6 (1.41%) RACF
5 3 (0.70%) HDFS
6 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.23%) NFS
7 1 (0.23%) Samba
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (9.15%) QRadar
2 24 (5.63%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (5.63%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (4.23%) CSIRT
4 14 (3.29%) Nessus
5 13 (3.05%) Nmap
6 9 (2.11%) EnCase
7 7 (1.64%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.41%) Kibana
8 6 (1.41%) zSecure
9 3 (0.70%) Grafana
9 3 (0.70%) Suricata
10 2 (0.47%) CASB
10 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.47%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.23%) Ansible
11 1 (0.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.23%) Puppet
11 1 (0.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 74 (17.37%) Splunk
2 71 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 60 (14.08%) Qualys
4 54 (12.68%) Symantec
5 50 (11.74%) Cisco
6 44 (10.33%) CheckPoint
7 21 (4.93%) Oracle
7 21 (4.93%) Palo Alto
8 19 (4.46%) Citrix
9 18 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 18 (4.23%) VMware
10 17 (3.99%) Sophos
11 16 (3.76%) ArcSight
12 15 (3.52%) LogRhythm
13 14 (3.29%) Juniper
14 12 (2.82%) Netsparker
15 11 (2.58%) Forcepoint
15 11 (2.58%) Fortinet
16 8 (1.88%) Blue Coat
16 8 (1.88%) F5