Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 739 885
Rank change year-on-year -76 +146 +173
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 331 434 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.65% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 213 340 342
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,350 £33,750 £40,538
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%

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 68,224 67,273 84,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.86% 40.86% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 54,315 55,281 68,468
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -15 151 £55,000 -15.38% 9
South East -20 91 £52,500 -19.23% 1
East of England 0 36 £55,000 - 5
South West -15 15 £25,000 -50.00% 3
Midlands -21 15 £60,000 +60.00% 8
North of England -17 11 £48,500 -3.00% 7
West Midlands -30 9 £50,000 +31.58% 3
East Midlands +11 6 £80,000 +247.83% 5
North West -27 5 £62,500 +25.00% 2
North East - 4 £48,500 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £44,471 +23.53% 5
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 328 (99.09%) Security Operations
2 197 (59.52%) SIEM
3 177 (53.47%) Cybersecurity
4 151 (45.62%) Information Security
5 135 (40.79%) Firewall
6 120 (36.25%) Linux
7 98 (29.61%) CISSP
8 85 (25.68%) TCP/IP
9 82 (24.77%) Degree
10 79 (23.87%) Windows
11 70 (21.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 66 (19.94%) Network Security
13 63 (19.03%) Management Information System
14 61 (18.43%) Splunk
15 55 (16.62%) CISM
16 51 (15.41%) Security Architecture
17 50 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
18 49 (14.80%) Security Monitoring
19 48 (14.50%) Vulnerability Management
20 42 (12.69%) Open Source
21 41 (12.39%) SANS
22 40 (12.08%) CEH
23 39 (11.78%) Security Cleared
23 39 (11.78%) Analytics
24 38 (11.48%) Incident Management
25 37 (11.18%) Unix
26 36 (10.88%) Mentoring
27 35 (10.57%) CISA
28 34 (10.27%) Cisco
28 34 (10.27%) Identity Access Management

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 10 (3.02%) Apache
2 4 (1.21%) IIS
3 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.81%) GitHub
2 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.81%) SaaS
3 2 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 135 (40.79%) Firewall
2 85 (25.68%) TCP/IP
3 66 (19.94%) Network Security
4 24 (7.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (4.83%) DNS
6 11 (3.32%) Internet
6 11 (3.32%) SNMP
6 11 (3.32%) SSL
7 10 (3.02%) SMTP
8 9 (2.72%) HTTP
8 9 (2.72%) SMS
9 8 (2.42%) DHCP
9 8 (2.42%) VPN
10 6 (1.81%) ICMP
11 5 (1.51%) SAN
12 4 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.21%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.91%) IPsec
13 3 (0.91%) OSPF
14 2 (0.60%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.04%) Big Data
2 10 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.42%) MySQL
4 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Jenkins
1 6 (1.81%) JIRA
2 5 (1.51%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (7.85%) Finance
2 10 (3.02%) Military
3 7 (2.11%) Retail
4 5 (1.51%) Law
5 4 (1.21%) Legal
6 3 (0.91%) Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 130 (39.27%) Analyst
2 90 (27.19%) Security Analyst
3 49 (14.80%) Security Engineer
4 48 (14.50%) SOC Analyst
5 42 (12.69%) Consultant
5 42 (12.69%) Security Consultant
6 35 (10.57%) Security Manager
7 20 (6.04%) Architect
8 19 (5.74%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 19 (5.74%) Security Architect
9 18 (5.44%) Operations Analyst
9 18 (5.44%) Security Operations Analyst
9 18 (5.44%) Security Specialist
10 17 (5.14%) Operational Security Manager
10 17 (5.14%) Operations Manager
10 17 (5.14%) Security Operations Manager
10 17 (5.14%) Senior Consultant
10 17 (5.14%) Senior Security Consultant
11 16 (4.83%) SOC Engineer
12 14 (4.23%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.72%) .NET
2 8 (2.42%) HTML
3 5 (1.51%) CSS
3 5 (1.51%) XML
4 2 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.60%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.30%) Middleware
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.03%) Management Information System
2 50 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.37%) Computer Science
4 27 (8.16%) Cyberthreat
5 25 (7.55%) Data Centre
6 20 (6.04%) Cyberattack
7 14 (4.23%) Cyber Defence
8 12 (3.63%) PKI
9 8 (2.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.81%) NHS
12 5 (1.51%) Blog
12 5 (1.51%) CESG
12 5 (1.51%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.21%) Clustering
13 4 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.21%) Replication
14 3 (0.91%) CCTV
14 3 (0.91%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 120 (36.25%) Linux
2 79 (23.87%) Windows
3 37 (11.18%) Unix
4 8 (2.42%) FreeBSD
4 8 (2.42%) VMS
5 6 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.21%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (99.09%) Security Operations
2 197 (59.52%) SIEM
3 177 (53.47%) Cybersecurity
4 151 (45.62%) Information Security
5 51 (15.41%) Security Architecture
6 49 (14.80%) Security Monitoring
7 48 (14.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 42 (12.69%) Open Source
9 39 (11.78%) Analytics
10 38 (11.48%) Incident Management
11 36 (10.88%) Mentoring
12 34 (10.27%) Identity Access Management
13 33 (9.97%) Malware Analysis
13 33 (9.97%) Penetration Testing
14 32 (9.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (9.37%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 31 (9.37%) ITIL
15 31 (9.37%) Threat Intelligence
16 29 (8.76%) Network Packet Capture
17 28 (8.46%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.06%) Python
2 18 (5.44%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.83%) Bash Shell
3 16 (4.83%) Java
4 8 (2.42%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.81%) C
5 6 (1.81%) PHP
6 5 (1.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.21%) SQL
8 2 (0.60%) C#
9 1 (0.30%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) Perl
9 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (29.61%) CISSP
2 82 (24.77%) Degree
3 55 (16.62%) CISM
4 41 (12.39%) SANS
5 40 (12.08%) CEH
6 39 (11.78%) Security Cleared
7 35 (10.57%) CISA
8 30 (9.06%) SC Cleared
9 28 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (8.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (6.65%) GCIH
11 21 (6.34%) GCIA
11 21 (6.34%) GIAC
12 20 (6.04%) CCNA
13 17 (5.14%) SSCP
14 16 (4.83%) CCNP
14 16 (4.83%) CompTIA Security+
14 16 (4.83%) CREST Certified
14 16 (4.83%) CRISC
15 13 (3.93%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (21.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.04%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.63%) GDPR
4 10 (3.02%) SSAE 16
5 9 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (2.42%) COBIT
6 8 (2.42%) PMO
7 7 (2.11%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (1.81%) FISMA
8 6 (1.81%) QA
9 4 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.21%) SLA
10 3 (0.91%) GPG13
11 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 11 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.72%) Snort
3 6 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.21%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.91%) Firmware
5 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (5.14%) QRadar
2 15 (4.53%) Single Sign-On
3 13 (3.93%) RSA enVision
4 11 (3.32%) RSA Security Analytics
5 10 (3.02%) CSIRT
6 8 (2.42%) Juniper STRM
7 7 (2.11%) Nessus
8 4 (1.21%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 4 (1.21%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.21%) Kibana
8 4 (1.21%) logstash
8 4 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.21%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (18.43%) Splunk
2 34 (10.27%) Cisco
3 30 (9.06%) ArcSight
4 24 (7.25%) Microsoft
5 19 (5.74%) Juniper
6 18 (5.44%) CheckPoint
7 14 (4.23%) LogRhythm
7 14 (4.23%) Sophos
7 14 (4.23%) VMware
8 13 (3.93%) AlienVault
8 13 (3.93%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.63%) F5
10 11 (3.32%) McAfee
11 9 (2.72%) Palo Alto
12 8 (2.42%) IBM
12 8 (2.42%) Sun
13 7 (2.11%) AVG
13 7 (2.11%) Kaspersky
14 6 (1.81%) Blue Coat
15 5 (1.51%) NetApp