Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 872 759
Rank change year-on-year +114 -113 +130
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 388 285 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.39% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 274 213 395
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%

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 67,456 73,448 76,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.28% 44.90% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 52,552 55,519 63,797
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +154 144 £47,500 -13.64% 2
London +17 141 £55,000 -4.35% 11
South East +8 68 £55,000 -8.33% 6
North of England +59 21 £62,500 +13.64% 8
North West +24 16 £62,500 - 3
Midlands +29 13 £52,500 -10.64% 3
East Midlands +9 9 £52,500 -14.63%
Yorkshire +21 5 £37,500 -31.82% 5
West Midlands +26 4 £55,000 -6.38% 3
South West -22 2 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 388 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 281 (72.42%) SIEM
3 208 (53.61%) Firewall
4 207 (53.35%) Cybersecurity
5 192 (49.48%) Information Security
6 133 (34.28%) Network Security
7 124 (31.96%) CISSP
8 95 (24.48%) Splunk
9 91 (23.45%) SANS
9 91 (23.45%) Data Loss Prevention
10 88 (22.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 87 (22.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 86 (22.16%) Identity Access Management
13 83 (21.39%) Incident Management
14 81 (20.88%) Security Architecture
15 78 (20.10%) Linux
16 75 (19.33%) SSCP
16 75 (19.33%) Risk Management
17 74 (19.07%) Qualys
18 72 (18.56%) Performance Monitoring
18 72 (18.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
19 70 (18.04%) CEH
20 68 (17.53%) QRadar
21 66 (17.01%) Degree
22 64 (16.49%) TCP/IP
23 63 (16.24%) Microsoft
24 62 (15.98%) Windows
25 59 (15.21%) Threat Management
25 59 (15.21%) CompTIA Security+
26 58 (14.95%) Cisco Certification

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 14 (3.61%) Apache
2 8 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.80%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.80%) IIS
4 6 (1.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.84%) GitHub
4 8 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.06%) Mimecast
4 8 (2.06%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 208 (53.61%) Firewall
2 133 (34.28%) Network Security
3 64 (16.49%) TCP/IP
4 29 (7.47%) DNS
5 28 (7.22%) HTTP
6 22 (5.67%) Internet
7 21 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (5.41%) SNMP
8 19 (4.90%) VPN
8 19 (4.90%) Wireshark
9 18 (4.64%) DHCP
9 18 (4.64%) ICMP
10 13 (3.35%) Sourcefire
10 13 (3.35%) SSL
11 10 (2.58%) LAN
11 10 (2.58%) WAN
11 10 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.32%) Wireless
13 8 (2.06%) DKIM
13 8 (2.06%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.35%) Big Data
2 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.03%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (5.93%) JIRA
2 12 (3.09%) Metasploit
3 11 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 45 (11.60%) Retail
2 5 (1.29%) Finance
3 3 (0.77%) Law
4 2 (0.52%) Banking
4 2 (0.52%) Legal
4 2 (0.52%) Military
5 1 (0.26%) Advertising
5 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 150 (38.66%) Analyst
2 82 (21.13%) Security Engineer
3 70 (18.04%) SOC Analyst
4 64 (16.49%) Security Analyst
5 44 (11.34%) Consultant
5 44 (11.34%) Security Consultant
6 35 (9.02%) Senior Analyst
7 30 (7.73%) IT Consultant
7 30 (7.73%) IT Security Consultant
7 30 (7.73%) Operations Analyst
7 30 (7.73%) Security Operations Analyst
8 27 (6.96%) Architect
9 26 (6.70%) Security Architect
10 24 (6.19%) Security Manager
11 23 (5.93%) Senior Security Analyst
12 20 (5.15%) Service Architect
13 19 (4.90%) Senior Consultant
13 19 (4.90%) Senior IT Consultant
13 19 (4.90%) Senior IT Security Consultant
13 19 (4.90%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (1.55%) ISPF
3 5 (1.29%) OAuth
3 5 (1.29%) OAuth2
3 5 (1.29%) OpenID
3 5 (1.29%) XACML
4 2 (0.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
1 50 (12.89%) PKI
2 49 (12.63%) Management Information System
3 46 (11.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 39 (10.05%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (8.76%) Cyberthreat
6 32 (8.25%) Data Centre
7 28 (7.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 27 (6.96%) Computer Science
9 19 (4.90%) Cyber Defence
10 17 (4.38%) Cyberattack
11 11 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.55%) Mainframe
14 4 (1.03%) Blog
14 4 (1.03%) Cybercrime
14 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.52%) CESG
15 2 (0.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.10%) Linux
2 62 (15.98%) Windows
3 35 (9.02%) Unix
4 19 (4.90%) Kali Linux
5 18 (4.64%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.52%) CentOS
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 281 (72.42%) SIEM
3 207 (53.35%) Cybersecurity
4 192 (49.48%) Information Security
5 91 (23.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 88 (22.68%) Vulnerability Management
7 86 (22.16%) Identity Access Management
8 83 (21.39%) Incident Management
9 81 (20.88%) Security Architecture
10 75 (19.33%) Risk Management
11 72 (18.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 72 (18.56%) Performance Monitoring
12 59 (15.21%) Threat Management
13 57 (14.69%) Penetration Testing
13 57 (14.69%) Security Management
14 56 (14.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 54 (13.92%) Continuous Improvement
15 54 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (12.89%) Use Case
17 49 (12.63%) Event Correlation
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.60%) Python
2 18 (4.64%) Java
2 18 (4.64%) Ruby
3 14 (3.61%) Bash Shell
3 14 (3.61%) PHP
4 13 (3.35%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.09%) Go
5 12 (3.09%) Perl
5 12 (3.09%) SQL
6 6 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.55%) JCL
6 6 (1.55%) REXX
7 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.77%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.77%) C
9 2 (0.52%) C#
9 2 (0.52%) R
9 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (31.96%) CISSP
2 91 (23.45%) SANS
3 75 (19.33%) SSCP
4 70 (18.04%) CEH
5 66 (17.01%) Degree
6 59 (15.21%) CompTIA Security+
7 58 (14.95%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (14.95%) CISM
8 55 (14.18%) GCIH
8 55 (14.18%) GIAC
9 51 (13.14%) CSSLP
10 49 (12.63%) GCIA
11 48 (12.37%) CISA
12 38 (9.79%) CCNA
12 38 (9.79%) GSEC
13 28 (7.22%) GCFA
13 28 (7.22%) GCFE
13 28 (7.22%) GREM
14 22 (5.67%) CCNP
15 20 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (22.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (9.02%) GDPR
3 29 (7.47%) PCI DSS
4 15 (3.87%) GPG13
5 7 (1.80%) Government Security Classifications
6 6 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.77%) QA
7 3 (0.77%) SLA
8 2 (0.52%) COBIT
8 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.52%) RMADS
8 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.09%) Snort
4 7 (1.80%) HDFS
5 6 (1.55%) RACF
6 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) NFS
7 1 (0.26%) Samba
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 68 (17.53%) QRadar
2 18 (4.64%) RSA Security Analytics
2 18 (4.64%) Stealthwatch
3 14 (3.61%) Nessus
4 13 (3.35%) Nmap
5 8 (2.06%) CSIRT
6 7 (1.80%) EnCase
6 7 (1.80%) Kibana
6 7 (1.80%) Suricata
7 6 (1.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.55%) zSecure
8 2 (0.52%) Grafana
8 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.26%) Ansible
9 1 (0.26%) CASB
9 1 (0.26%) logstash
9 1 (0.26%) Puppet
9 1 (0.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (24.48%) Splunk
2 74 (19.07%) Qualys
3 63 (16.24%) Microsoft
4 38 (9.79%) Symantec
5 29 (7.47%) Cisco
6 28 (7.22%) CheckPoint
7 24 (6.19%) LogRhythm
8 21 (5.41%) Sophos
9 18 (4.64%) ArcSight
9 18 (4.64%) VMware
10 17 (4.38%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.87%) Palo Alto
12 13 (3.35%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.09%) AlienVault
13 12 (3.09%) Netsparker
14 10 (2.58%) Citrix
14 10 (2.58%) Forcepoint
15 7 (1.80%) FireEye
15 7 (1.80%) TippingPoint
16 5 (1.29%) Oracle