Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a SOC Analyst was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 243 245
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Analyst 13 10 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.18% 0.16% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 29
Hampshire median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -21.74% +15.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £33,125 £44,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -30.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 7,003 6,037 6,760
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.06% 97.03% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5,951 5,057 5,927
Hampshire median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.20% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
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 24 February 2018.

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 24 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
Portsmouth - 10 £60,000 -
Aldershot +1 2 - -
SOC Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, SOC Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hampshire region featuring SOC Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) SIEM
2 9 (69.23%) ArcSight
3 7 (53.85%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) CISSP
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Network Packet Capture
5 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
6 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Content Writing
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Information Security
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) CEH
7 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
7 2 (15.38%) Security Management
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) McAfee
7 2 (15.38%) SANS
7 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
7 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (15.38%) GPG13
7 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO

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 (30.77%) Wireshark
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) SIEM
2 7 (53.85%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (30.77%) Network Packet Capture
3 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Content Writing
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) CEH
3 2 (15.38%) SANS
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) ArcSight
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire