Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 780 832
Rank change year-on-year -34 +52 +139
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 346 378 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 245 291 336
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +27.66%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £89,000 £87,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +27.78%

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 69,526 68,085 82,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.22% 42.71% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 54,558 55,152 68,129
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £79,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +7.14%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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
London +17 186 £55,000 -12.00% 8
East of England +28 64 £47,500 -20.17% 2
South East -44 49 £52,500 -25.00% 6
Midlands -2 21 £70,000 +78.34% 2
East Midlands +23 15 £70,000 +204.35% 1
North of England -18 15 £50,448 +18.70% 2
North West -1 13 £52,396 +38.81% 2
South West -52 6 £25,000 -37.50% 4
West Midlands -19 4 - - 1
North East - 2 £48,500 -
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 346 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 228 (65.90%) SIEM
3 205 (59.25%) Cybersecurity
4 162 (46.82%) Firewall
5 143 (41.33%) Information Security
6 98 (28.32%) CISSP
7 95 (27.46%) Network Security
8 94 (27.17%) Linux
9 91 (26.30%) Splunk
10 83 (23.99%) Degree
11 71 (20.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 71 (20.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 60 (17.34%) Windows
13 58 (16.76%) Threat Management
13 58 (16.76%) Data Loss Prevention
14 54 (15.61%) QRadar
15 52 (15.03%) TCP/IP
15 52 (15.03%) CISM
16 51 (14.74%) Incident Management
17 50 (14.45%) Security Monitoring
18 46 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (13.29%) Computer Science
19 45 (13.01%) CEH
19 45 (13.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 42 (12.14%) Management Information System
21 41 (11.85%) Risk Management
22 40 (11.56%) Analytics
23 39 (11.27%) Security Architecture
24 38 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
24 38 (10.98%) SANS

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 22 (6.36%) Apache
2 12 (3.47%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.73%) IIS
4 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.31%) GitHub
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 162 (46.82%) Firewall
2 95 (27.46%) Network Security
3 52 (15.03%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (5.78%) DNS
6 15 (4.34%) SNMP
7 13 (3.76%) HTTP
8 11 (3.18%) DHCP
9 10 (2.89%) ICMP
9 10 (2.89%) SMTP
10 9 (2.60%) Internet
10 9 (2.60%) SSL
11 8 (2.31%) Sourcefire
11 8 (2.31%) VPN
12 4 (1.16%) LAN
13 3 (0.87%) IPsec
13 3 (0.87%) OSPF
13 3 (0.87%) WAN
13 3 (0.87%) Wireless
14 2 (0.58%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.20%) Big Data
2 12 (3.47%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.02%) MySQL
4 4 (1.16%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.31%) JIRA
2 4 (1.16%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (5.78%) Finance
2 16 (4.62%) Retail
3 13 (3.76%) Law
4 7 (2.02%) Military
5 2 (0.58%) Banking
5 2 (0.58%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (29.19%) Analyst
2 78 (22.54%) Security Analyst
3 60 (17.34%) Consultant
3 60 (17.34%) Security Consultant
4 57 (16.47%) Security Engineer
5 52 (15.03%) Security Manager
6 34 (9.83%) IT Consultant
6 34 (9.83%) IT Security Consultant
6 34 (9.83%) Operations Analyst
6 34 (9.83%) Security Operations Analyst
7 33 (9.54%) SOC Analyst
8 26 (7.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 26 (7.51%) Operational Security Manager
8 26 (7.51%) Operations Manager
8 26 (7.51%) Security Operations Manager
9 23 (6.65%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (6.36%) Senior Security Analyst
10 22 (6.36%) SOC Manager
11 18 (5.20%) Senior IT Consultant
11 18 (5.20%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.20%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.31%) HTML
3 5 (1.45%) CSS
3 5 (1.45%) XML
4 3 (0.87%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) REST
5 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
1 46 (13.29%) Computer Science
2 42 (12.14%) Management Information System
3 36 (10.40%) Cyberattack
4 31 (8.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 26 (7.51%) PKI
6 23 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (5.78%) Data Centre
8 15 (4.34%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (3.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 10 (2.89%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.58%) PlayStation
14 2 (0.58%) Xbox
15 1 (0.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 94 (27.17%) Linux
2 60 (17.34%) Windows
3 34 (9.83%) Unix
4 10 (2.89%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.02%) FreeBSD
6 5 (1.45%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.45%) VMS
6 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 228 (65.90%) SIEM
3 205 (59.25%) Cybersecurity
4 143 (41.33%) Information Security
5 71 (20.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 58 (16.76%) Data Loss Prevention
6 58 (16.76%) Threat Management
7 51 (14.74%) Incident Management
8 50 (14.45%) Security Monitoring
9 45 (13.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 41 (11.85%) Risk Management
11 40 (11.56%) Analytics
12 39 (11.27%) Security Architecture
13 38 (10.98%) Identity Access Management
14 36 (10.40%) Threat Intelligence
15 35 (10.12%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (9.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (9.25%) Mentoring
18 30 (8.67%) Malware Analysis
19 28 (8.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.69%) Python
2 17 (4.91%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.62%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.47%) Java
5 11 (3.18%) C
5 11 (3.18%) C#
6 10 (2.89%) VBA
7 9 (2.60%) SQL
8 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (28.32%) CISSP
2 83 (23.99%) Degree
3 52 (15.03%) CISM
4 45 (13.01%) CEH
5 38 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (10.98%) SANS
6 37 (10.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (9.83%) GIAC
8 33 (9.54%) CISA
9 29 (8.38%) CCNA
10 28 (8.09%) GCIH
11 23 (6.65%) CCNP
12 20 (5.78%) SSCP
13 19 (5.49%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (4.05%) GCIA
15 13 (3.76%) OSCP
16 12 (3.47%) GSEC
17 11 (3.18%) CCIE
17 11 (3.18%) CCSP
17 11 (3.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (20.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (8.67%) PCI DSS
3 28 (8.09%) GDPR
4 10 (2.89%) COBIT
5 9 (2.60%) GPG13
6 7 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.73%) SSAE 16
8 5 (1.45%) PMO
9 4 (1.16%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (1.16%) SLA
10 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (3.76%) Snort
2 10 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.31%) HDFS
4 6 (1.73%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.87%) Firmware
6 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (15.61%) QRadar
2 11 (3.18%) RSA enVision
3 9 (2.60%) Nessus
3 9 (2.60%) RSA Security Analytics
4 8 (2.31%) Suricata
5 7 (2.02%) Juniper STRM
6 6 (1.73%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.73%) EnCase
7 4 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.87%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.87%) Nmap
9 2 (0.58%) Kibana
9 2 (0.58%) logstash
10 1 (0.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.29%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 91 (26.30%) Splunk
2 34 (9.83%) ArcSight
3 32 (9.25%) LogRhythm
4 29 (8.38%) Microsoft
4 29 (8.38%) Qualys
5 23 (6.65%) Cisco
6 14 (4.05%) Sophos
7 12 (3.47%) AlienVault
7 12 (3.47%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.47%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.89%) Juniper
9 9 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 8 (2.31%) FireEye
10 8 (2.31%) Fortinet
10 8 (2.31%) Intel
10 8 (2.31%) Sun
10 8 (2.31%) TippingPoint
10 8 (2.31%) VMware
11 7 (2.02%) IBM
12 5 (1.45%) NetWitness