Period
to 10 December 2017

The median annual salary for a SOC Analyst was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre Analyst
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 252 236
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Analyst 9 18 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.14% 0.27% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.28% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 32
Hampshire median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £33,125 £37,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00% +8.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 6432 6444 6934
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.19% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5531 5514 5873
Hampshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,100 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SOC Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings that featured SOC Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOC Analyst in Hampshire

SOC Analyst
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOC Analyst in Hampshire.

Salary trend for SOC Analyst in Hampshire

SOC Analyst
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOC Analyst in Hampshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SOC Analyst in Hampshire

SOC Analyst
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC Analyst within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. 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
Portsmouth - 7 £46,250 -
Aldershot +2 2 - -
SOC Analyst
South East

SOC Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, SOC Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hampshire region featuring SOC Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
2 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (44.44%) Network Packet Capture
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) CEH
5 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
5 2 (22.22%) Security Management
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (22.22%) SANS
5 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
5 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (22.22%) GPG13
6 1 (11.11%) tcpdump

SOC Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (44.44%) Network Packet Capture
2 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) SANS
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
2 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire