Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 904 754
Rank change year-on-year +158 -150 +182
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 394 292 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.39% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 282 215 397
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,700
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £80,300
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +20.00%

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 69,113 74,023 81,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.63% 44.46% 43.51%
Number of salaries quoted 53,688 56,824 67,492
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +74 190 £55,000 -8.33% 9
East of England +148 129 £47,500 -25.78% 4
South East -41 33 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Midlands +22 21 £57,500 +43.75% 3
North of England +31 20 £55,000 - 6
North West +18 18 £58,750 +56.67% 2
East Midlands +14 15 £65,000 +182.61% 1
West Midlands +15 4 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire +30 2 £32,500 -42.22% 4
South West -26 2 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 394 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 286 (72.59%) SIEM
3 237 (60.15%) Cybersecurity
4 194 (49.24%) Firewall
5 162 (41.12%) Information Security
6 134 (34.01%) Network Security
7 115 (29.19%) CISSP
8 97 (24.62%) Splunk
9 93 (23.60%) Data Loss Prevention
10 81 (20.56%) Vulnerability Management
11 80 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 79 (20.05%) Identity Access Management
13 77 (19.54%) Threat Management
13 77 (19.54%) SANS
13 77 (19.54%) Degree
14 73 (18.53%) QRadar
15 72 (18.27%) Security Architecture
16 70 (17.77%) Linux
17 66 (16.75%) Incident Management
17 66 (16.75%) Performance Monitoring
17 66 (16.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
18 65 (16.50%) Qualys
19 63 (15.99%) Risk Management
20 61 (15.48%) GIAC
21 59 (14.97%) Windows
22 57 (14.47%) TCP/IP
22 57 (14.47%) CISM
22 57 (14.47%) Continuous Improvement
22 57 (14.47%) PKI
23 55 (13.96%) Use Case

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 (3.55%) Apache
2 11 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.28%) GitHub
3 8 (2.03%) Mimecast
3 8 (2.03%) Office 365
4 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 194 (49.24%) Firewall
2 134 (34.01%) Network Security
3 57 (14.47%) TCP/IP
4 22 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (5.08%) DNS
6 18 (4.57%) HTTP
7 15 (3.81%) Sourcefire
8 13 (3.30%) Internet
8 13 (3.30%) VPN
9 11 (2.79%) DHCP
9 11 (2.79%) ICMP
9 11 (2.79%) SNMP
10 10 (2.54%) SSL
11 8 (2.03%) DKIM
11 8 (2.03%) DMARC
11 8 (2.03%) Wireshark
12 6 (1.52%) LAN
12 6 (1.52%) WAN
13 5 (1.27%) MPLS
14 4 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.05%) Big Data
2 11 (2.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 15 (3.81%) JIRA
2 9 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.03%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (9.14%) Retail
2 10 (2.54%) Law
3 7 (1.78%) Finance
4 4 (1.02%) Legal
5 2 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (29.95%) Analyst
2 79 (20.05%) Security Engineer
3 68 (17.26%) Consultant
3 68 (17.26%) Security Consultant
4 63 (15.99%) Security Analyst
5 50 (12.69%) SOC Analyst
6 42 (10.66%) Security Manager
7 40 (10.15%) IT Consultant
7 40 (10.15%) IT Security Consultant
8 38 (9.64%) Operations Analyst
8 38 (9.64%) Security Operations Analyst
9 32 (8.12%) Senior Analyst
10 28 (7.11%) Senior Security Analyst
11 27 (6.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 23 (5.84%) Senior Consultant
12 23 (5.84%) Senior IT Consultant
12 23 (5.84%) Senior IT Security Consultant
12 23 (5.84%) Senior Security Consultant
13 22 (5.58%) Team Leader
14 21 (5.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.33%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (1.52%) ISPF
3 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.47%) PKI
2 54 (13.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 48 (12.18%) Computer Science
4 38 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (8.63%) Management Information System
6 32 (8.12%) Cyberattack
7 31 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (7.36%) Data Centre
9 23 (5.84%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (3.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (2.79%) Cybercrime
12 9 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.78%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
15 4 (1.02%) Blog
16 3 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
16 3 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
17 2 (0.51%) Fintech
17 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
18 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (17.77%) Linux
2 59 (14.97%) Windows
3 46 (11.68%) Unix
4 11 (2.79%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.54%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 286 (72.59%) SIEM
3 237 (60.15%) Cybersecurity
4 162 (41.12%) Information Security
5 93 (23.60%) Data Loss Prevention
6 81 (20.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 79 (20.05%) Identity Access Management
8 77 (19.54%) Threat Management
9 72 (18.27%) Security Architecture
10 66 (16.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 66 (16.75%) Incident Management
10 66 (16.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 63 (15.99%) Risk Management
12 57 (14.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 55 (13.96%) Use Case
13 55 (13.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 49 (12.44%) Penetration Testing
15 44 (11.17%) Cyber Intelligence
15 44 (11.17%) Due Diligence
16 40 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.41%) Python
2 13 (3.30%) Ruby
3 12 (3.05%) Java
4 10 (2.54%) C
4 10 (2.54%) C#
4 10 (2.54%) VBA
5 9 (2.28%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.28%) PHP
5 9 (2.28%) SQL
6 7 (1.78%) Go
6 7 (1.78%) Perl
6 7 (1.78%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.52%) JCL
7 6 (1.52%) REXX
8 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.76%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.51%) R
11 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 115 (29.19%) CISSP
2 77 (19.54%) Degree
2 77 (19.54%) SANS
3 61 (15.48%) GIAC
4 57 (14.47%) CISM
5 52 (13.20%) SSCP
6 48 (12.18%) CISA
6 48 (12.18%) CompTIA Security+
7 47 (11.93%) CEH
8 44 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (10.41%) CSSLP
9 41 (10.41%) GCIH
10 38 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (7.61%) GCIA
12 28 (7.11%) CCNA
13 27 (6.85%) CCNP
14 23 (5.84%) GCFA
14 23 (5.84%) GCFE
14 23 (5.84%) GREM
15 20 (5.08%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (9.90%) GDPR
3 36 (9.14%) PCI DSS
4 14 (3.55%) GPG13
5 7 (1.78%) COBIT
6 4 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.02%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.25%) QA
8 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.55%) Active Directory
1 14 (3.55%) Snort
2 12 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.28%) HDFS
5 6 (1.52%) RACF
6 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 73 (18.53%) QRadar
2 13 (3.30%) EnCase
3 11 (2.79%) Nessus
4 10 (2.54%) Nmap
5 9 (2.28%) Suricata
6 7 (1.78%) RSA Security Analytics
6 7 (1.78%) Stealthwatch
7 6 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.52%) Kibana
7 6 (1.52%) zSecure
8 5 (1.27%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.76%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.51%) logstash
10 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.25%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 97 (24.62%) Splunk
2 65 (16.50%) Qualys
3 55 (13.96%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.60%) LogRhythm
5 23 (5.84%) ArcSight
5 23 (5.84%) Sophos
6 21 (5.33%) Symantec
7 17 (4.31%) Cisco
8 12 (3.05%) AlienVault
8 12 (3.05%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.05%) VMware
9 10 (2.54%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.54%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.28%) FireEye
10 9 (2.28%) Fortinet
10 9 (2.28%) TippingPoint
11 8 (2.03%) Forcepoint
11 8 (2.03%) Intel
12 7 (1.78%) Netsparker
13 6 (1.52%) McAfee