Period
to 31 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
England > London
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 629 682 670
Rank change year-on-year +53 -12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 67 94 161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.37% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 51 77 147
Median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £111,250 £86,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% -4.17%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,989 25,287 29,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.27% 41.48% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15,411 19,767 23,632
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,923 £35,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations Centre in London.

Salary trend for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations Centre in London over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
Central London +29 21 £75,000 +50.00% 1
West London +3 4 £70,000 -12.50%
South London - 3 £47,500 -
Security Operations Centre
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 67 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 33 (49.25%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (47.76%) SIEM
4 23 (34.33%) Linux
5 22 (32.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 19 (28.36%) Network Security
7 18 (26.87%) Incident Management
7 18 (26.87%) Windows
7 18 (26.87%) Management Information System
8 16 (23.88%) Information Security
8 16 (23.88%) CISSP
9 15 (22.39%) Firewall
9 15 (22.39%) Degree
9 15 (22.39%) Threat Analysis
10 14 (20.90%) Remediation Plan
10 14 (20.90%) Threat Intelligence
10 14 (20.90%) AWS
10 14 (20.90%) Splunk
10 14 (20.90%) Unix
11 13 (19.40%) ITIL
11 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
11 13 (19.40%) PCI DSS
11 13 (19.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 12 (17.91%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (16.42%) Finance
14 10 (14.93%) Digital Forensics
14 10 (14.93%) SANS
15 9 (13.43%) Cyberattack
15 9 (13.43%) RSA enVision
15 9 (13.43%) Security Monitoring

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) AWS
2 7 (10.45%) Azure
3 4 (5.97%) Office 365
4 2 (2.99%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) Network Security
2 15 (22.39%) Firewall
3 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.48%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) IPsec
6 1 (1.49%) SSL
6 1 (1.49%) VPN
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Law
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Military
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Analyst
2 17 (25.37%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) IT Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Security Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Information Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Information Security Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Graduate
7 4 (5.97%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Operations Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Management Information System
2 12 (17.91%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (13.43%) Cyberattack
4 6 (8.96%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Linux
2 18 (26.87%) Windows
3 14 (20.90%) Unix
4 9 (13.43%) Solaris
5 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 33 (49.25%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (47.76%) SIEM
4 22 (32.84%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (26.87%) Incident Management
6 16 (23.88%) Information Security
7 15 (22.39%) Threat Analysis
8 14 (20.90%) Remediation Plan
8 14 (20.90%) Threat Intelligence
9 13 (19.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 13 (19.40%) ITIL
10 10 (14.93%) Digital Forensics
11 9 (13.43%) ITSM
11 9 (13.43%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (13.43%) Service Management
11 9 (13.43%) Use Case
12 8 (11.94%) Logistics
12 8 (11.94%) Operations Management
13 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
13 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) Python
2 4 (5.97%) C
2 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) CISSP
2 15 (22.39%) Degree
3 10 (14.93%) SANS
4 9 (13.43%) GCIH
5 7 (10.45%) CREST Certified
5 7 (10.45%) Master's Degree
6 6 (8.96%) CISM
6 6 (8.96%) GIAC
7 5 (7.46%) CISA
7 5 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (7.46%) GSEC
8 4 (5.97%) GCIA
9 3 (4.48%) CEH
9 3 (4.48%) GREM
9 3 (4.48%) OSCP
10 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (2.99%) ISACA
11 1 (1.49%) CCNA
11 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) PCI DSS
2 9 (13.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (2.99%) COBIT
5 2 (2.99%) GDPR
6 1 (1.49%) NIST
6 1 (1.49%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) RSA enVision
2 7 (10.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (4.48%) QRadar
4 2 (2.99%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Splunk
2 9 (13.43%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.99%) McAfee
5 1 (1.49%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.49%) Carbon Black
5 1 (1.49%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.49%) Qualys
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat