Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 808 621 735
Rank change year-on-year -187 +114 +11
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 201 121 295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.59% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 132 87 188
10th Percentile £36,550 £38,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £46,625 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,000 £80,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

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 45,701 20,509 40,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.74% 35.69% 35.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27,365 16,410 31,949
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,782
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,330
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England.

Salary trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -193 66 £75,000 +7.14% 16
North of England -103 40 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Midlands -67 37 £65,000 +34.72% 4
North West -86 26 £40,000 -23.81% 1
South East -119 22 £65,000 +23.81% 2
West Midlands -63 21 £62,500 +29.53% 4
South West -37 14 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Yorkshire -62 14 £47,500 +35.71% 2
East Midlands - 14 - -
East of England -95 11 £58,000 -14.07% 4
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 129 (64.18%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (57.71%) SIEM
4 94 (46.77%) Information Security
5 80 (39.80%) Social Skills
6 51 (25.37%) Management Information System
6 51 (25.37%) Vulnerability Management
7 47 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (20.90%) Network Security
9 38 (18.91%) Incident Management
9 38 (18.91%) Cyberthreat
10 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
11 35 (17.41%) Firewall
11 35 (17.41%) CISSP
12 34 (16.92%) Security Management
12 34 (16.92%) Finance
13 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
14 31 (15.42%) SC Cleared
15 30 (14.93%) Risk Management
16 29 (14.43%) Intrusion Detection
17 28 (13.93%) Threat Intelligence
18 27 (13.43%) Analytics
18 27 (13.43%) Retail
18 27 (13.43%) Azure
19 26 (12.94%) CISM
20 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
20 22 (10.95%) Decision-Making
21 21 (10.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 21 (10.45%) Cyberattack
22 20 (9.95%) LAN

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 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.43%) Azure
2 16 (7.96%) AWS
3 6 (2.99%) Azure Sentinel
4 5 (2.49%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (1.99%) IaaS
5 4 (1.99%) SaaS
6 3 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.49%) GCP
7 2 (1.00%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.00%) GitHub
7 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.00%) PaaS
7 2 (1.00%) Serverless
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (0.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.90%) Network Security
2 35 (17.41%) Firewall
3 29 (14.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (9.95%) LAN
4 20 (9.95%) WAN
5 16 (7.96%) TCP/IP
6 11 (5.47%) DNS
6 11 (5.47%) HTTP
7 9 (4.48%) SMTP
8 8 (3.98%) Internet
9 7 (3.48%) FTP
9 7 (3.48%) SSL
9 7 (3.48%) Wireless
10 5 (2.49%) Intranet
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.00%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.00%) Wireless Security
12 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.50%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.98%) Big Data
2 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (39.80%) Social Skills
2 47 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (16.92%) Finance
4 27 (13.43%) Retail
5 20 (9.95%) Organisational Skills
6 15 (7.46%) Public Sector
7 14 (6.97%) Telecoms
8 13 (6.47%) Legal
9 10 (4.98%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (4.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (3.98%) Law
12 6 (2.99%) Banking
12 6 (2.99%) Marketing
13 5 (2.49%) Electronics
13 5 (2.49%) Manufacturing
14 4 (1.99%) Digital Economy
14 4 (1.99%) Military
14 4 (1.99%) Police
15 1 (0.50%) French Language
15 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (34.33%) Analyst
2 50 (24.88%) Security Analyst
3 35 (17.41%) Security Manager
4 23 (11.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 21 (10.45%) Security Engineer
6 19 (9.45%) IT Manager
7 18 (8.96%) SOC Analyst
8 16 (7.96%) IT Security Manager
9 13 (6.47%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (6.47%) SOC Manager
10 11 (5.47%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) Security Operations Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.48%) Architect
11 9 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 9 (4.48%) SOC Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) Operational Security Manager
12 8 (3.98%) Operations Manager
12 8 (3.98%) Security Operations Manager
13 6 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.48%) LDAP
2 4 (1.99%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.00%) Kafka
4 2 (1.00%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) Grok
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.37%) Management Information System
2 38 (18.91%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (10.45%) Cyberattack
4 14 (6.97%) CCTV
5 7 (3.48%) Analytical Mindset
5 7 (3.48%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.99%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.49%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.49%) PKI
8 4 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.00%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (1.00%) Social Media
11 1 (0.50%) Blog
11 1 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.47%) Linux
2 10 (4.98%) Windows
3 5 (2.49%) Mac OS
3 5 (2.49%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) OpenBSD
5 1 (0.50%) AIX
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 129 (64.18%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (57.71%) SIEM
4 94 (46.77%) Information Security
5 51 (25.37%) Vulnerability Management
6 38 (18.91%) Incident Management
7 34 (16.92%) Security Management
8 30 (14.93%) Risk Management
9 28 (13.93%) Threat Intelligence
10 27 (13.43%) Analytics
11 22 (10.95%) Decision-Making
11 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
12 21 (10.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 19 (9.45%) Security Monitoring
14 18 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (8.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 17 (8.46%) MITRE ATT&CK
15 17 (8.46%) Threat Detection
15 17 (8.46%) Use Case
16 15 (7.46%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.46%) Python
2 14 (6.97%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.98%) C
3 10 (4.98%) Perl
3 10 (4.98%) Ruby
4 2 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (0.50%) C#
5 1 (0.50%) Go
5 1 (0.50%) PHP
5 1 (0.50%) Rust
5 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.41%) CISSP
3 31 (15.42%) SC Cleared
4 26 (12.94%) CISM
5 17 (8.46%) Degree
6 16 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (7.46%) CEH
8 13 (6.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (4.48%) CISA
10 7 (3.48%) CREST Certified
11 6 (2.99%) SSCP
12 5 (2.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (2.49%) CCNP
12 5 (2.49%) GIAC
12 5 (2.49%) SANS
13 4 (1.99%) CCSP
13 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.99%) OSCP
14 3 (1.49%) CCNA
14 3 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.45%) NIST
2 17 (8.46%) GDPR
2 17 (8.46%) QA
3 16 (7.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.99%) SLA
5 4 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.49%) GRC
6 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.49%) NCSC
7 2 (1.00%) COBIT
8 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.50%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Docker
2 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) Snort
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.47%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 10 (4.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (3.48%) QRadar
4 4 (1.99%) CASB
4 4 (1.99%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.99%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.99%) Nessus
5 3 (1.49%) Kibana
5 3 (1.49%) logstash
6 2 (1.00%) Ansible
7 1 (0.50%) Cacti
7 1 (0.50%) EnCase
7 1 (0.50%) FTK
7 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.46%) Splunk
3 11 (5.47%) LogRhythm
4 10 (4.98%) Cisco
5 7 (3.48%) Blue Coat
5 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.48%) Darktrace
5 7 (3.48%) FireEye
5 7 (3.48%) McAfee
6 6 (2.99%) Meraki
7 5 (2.49%) SAP
8 4 (1.99%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.99%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.99%) Sun
9 3 (1.49%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (1.49%) Facebook
9 3 (1.49%) HP
9 3 (1.49%) Juniper
10 2 (1.00%) LexisNexis
10 2 (1.00%) Palo Alto