Period
to 22 June 2021

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 22 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 754 618 765
Rank change year-on-year -136 +147 +84
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 149 220 320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.84% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 90 171 220
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -8.26%
75th Percentile £71,875 £63,750 £68,125
90th Percentile £81,875 £80,000 £82,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -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 34,469 26,235 46,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.41% 35.02% 34.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21,742 20,887 35,659
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021. 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
Midlands -30 40 £52,500 -12.50% 2
London -51 40 £62,500 -7.41% 9
East of England -2 26 £72,500 +31.82% 3
West Midlands -41 26 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South East -91 21 £53,750 +19.44% 5
East Midlands -29 14 - -
North of England -59 13 £57,500 +27.78% 7
South West -45 8 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire -47 7 £35,000 -44.00% 4
North West -37 4 £63,750 +41.67% 3
North East - 2 £60,275 -
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 92 (61.74%) Information Security
3 83 (55.70%) SIEM
4 78 (52.35%) Cybersecurity
5 71 (47.65%) Social Skills
6 49 (32.89%) Firewall
7 38 (25.50%) Management Information System
8 35 (23.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (22.82%) Threat Intelligence
10 32 (21.48%) Splunk
11 30 (20.13%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (20.13%) Cyberthreat
12 26 (17.45%) Microsoft
13 25 (16.78%) Data Centre
14 24 (16.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 24 (16.11%) Incident Management
15 23 (15.44%) Sun
15 23 (15.44%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (14.09%) Finance
16 21 (14.09%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (13.42%) Windows
17 20 (13.42%) Azure
18 19 (12.75%) Threat Detection
19 18 (12.08%) AWS
19 18 (12.08%) Security Monitoring
20 17 (11.41%) GDPR
20 17 (11.41%) Collaborative Working
20 17 (11.41%) LogRhythm
20 17 (11.41%) Line Management
20 17 (11.41%) GCP

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:

Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.42%) Azure
2 18 (12.08%) AWS
3 17 (11.41%) GCP
4 10 (6.71%) GitHub
4 10 (6.71%) OpenShift
5 7 (4.70%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (3.36%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (32.89%) Firewall
2 21 (14.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (10.74%) Network Security
4 10 (6.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (6.71%) DNS
4 10 (6.71%) FTP
4 10 (6.71%) HTTP
4 10 (6.71%) SMTP
4 10 (6.71%) SSL
5 7 (4.70%) Wireless
5 7 (4.70%) Wireless Security
6 3 (2.01%) LAN
6 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.34%) VPN
7 2 (1.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.67%) BGP
8 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Jenkins
1 10 (6.71%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.67%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (47.65%) Social Skills
2 30 (20.13%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (14.09%) Finance
4 17 (11.41%) Retail
5 9 (6.04%) Organisational Skills
6 7 (4.70%) Law
7 5 (3.36%) Military
8 4 (2.68%) Banking
8 4 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.68%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.01%) Legal
10 2 (1.34%) Marketing
10 2 (1.34%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 91 (61.07%) Analyst
2 39 (26.17%) Security Analyst
3 34 (22.82%) SOC Analyst
4 25 (16.78%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (10.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 12 (8.05%) Security Manager
7 11 (7.38%) SOC Manager
8 9 (6.04%) Compliance Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Senior Security Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) Information Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) SOC Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Operations Manager
11 6 (4.03%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Information Manager
12 5 (3.36%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) LDAP
2 2 (1.34%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.50%) Management Information System
2 30 (20.13%) Cyberthreat
3 25 (16.78%) Data Centre
4 23 (15.44%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (11.41%) Public Cloud
6 16 (10.74%) Cyberattack
7 10 (6.71%) Analytical Mindset
8 9 (6.04%) CCTV
8 9 (6.04%) Cyber Defence
8 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
9 6 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (4.03%) Social Media
10 5 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (3.36%) Reinsurance
11 4 (2.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.67%) Blog
13 1 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.42%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.01%) Unix
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 92 (61.74%) Information Security
3 83 (55.70%) SIEM
4 78 (52.35%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (23.49%) Vulnerability Management
6 34 (22.82%) Threat Intelligence
7 24 (16.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 24 (16.11%) Incident Management
8 19 (12.75%) Threat Detection
9 18 (12.08%) Security Monitoring
10 17 (11.41%) Collaborative Working
10 17 (11.41%) Line Management
11 16 (10.74%) Decision-Making
12 15 (10.07%) DNA
12 15 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (10.07%) Risk Management
13 14 (9.40%) Facilities Management
14 13 (8.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 12 (8.05%) Cyber Intelligence
15 12 (8.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.71%) Python
2 6 (4.03%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.68%) SQL
3 4 (2.68%) VBScript
4 3 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.34%) Java
6 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.67%) C#
6 1 (0.67%) C++
6 1 (0.67%) Perl
6 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (11.41%) Degree
2 16 (10.74%) CISSP
3 13 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (8.72%) CISM
4 11 (7.38%) CISA
5 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.70%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.36%) CEH
8 4 (2.68%) GIAC
9 3 (2.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.34%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.34%) CRISC
10 2 (1.34%) GCFE
10 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.34%) MBCS
10 2 (1.34%) MCSE
10 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.34%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.41%) GDPR
2 16 (10.74%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.68%) NIST
4 4 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.01%) NCSC
6 1 (0.67%) COBIT
6 1 (0.67%) GRC
6 1 (0.67%) ITGC
6 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Docker
2 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) Ansible
1 10 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.04%) Nessus
3 3 (2.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (2.01%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 3 (2.01%) CSIRT
3 3 (2.01%) QRadar
4 2 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (21.48%) Splunk
2 26 (17.45%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.44%) Sun
4 17 (11.41%) LogRhythm
5 12 (8.05%) CheckPoint
5 12 (8.05%) McAfee
6 11 (7.38%) Darktrace
6 11 (7.38%) FireEye
7 10 (6.71%) Blue Coat
7 10 (6.71%) Qualys
8 9 (6.04%) Cisco
9 4 (2.68%) Citrix
9 4 (2.68%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.68%) Symantec
10 3 (2.01%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.01%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.34%) AlienVault
12 1 (0.67%) Carbon Black
12 1 (0.67%) NetWitness
12 1 (0.67%) YouTube