Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a SOC Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 769 751 849
Rank change year-on-year -18 +98 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Analyst 52 65 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.093% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.097% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 36 54 47
London median annual salary £50,000 £53,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,875 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,774 67,068 82,352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.92% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 55,313 57,111 70,441
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SOC Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SOC Analyst in London

SOC Analyst
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SOC Analyst in London

SOC Analyst
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOC Analyst in London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SOC Analyst in London

SOC Analyst
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 22 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
Central London -10 15 £50,000 - 1
North London - 2 - -
SOC Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring SOC Analyst in the job title.

1 43 (82.69%) SIEM
2 35 (67.31%) Firewall
3 33 (63.46%) Security Operations
4 27 (51.92%) Information Security
5 26 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (46.15%) Network Security
7 22 (42.31%) Linux
8 21 (40.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 17 (32.69%) GIAC
9 17 (32.69%) GCIH
10 16 (30.77%) Windows
11 15 (28.85%) GCIA
11 15 (28.85%) Threat Analysis
12 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
13 13 (25.00%) Splunk
13 13 (25.00%) Degree
13 13 (25.00%) QRadar
14 12 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 11 (21.15%) Nessus
16 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
16 10 (19.23%) Information Assurance
16 10 (19.23%) Malware Analysis
16 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
16 10 (19.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 10 (19.23%) BeyondTrust
16 10 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
17 9 (17.31%) CSIRT
17 9 (17.31%) SANS
17 9 (17.31%) Virtual Machines

SOC Analyst Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 35 (67.31%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) Network Security
3 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) VPN
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.77%) Internet
5 3 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Publishing
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.62%) Blog
7 4 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (5.77%) Cyberattack
8 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
9 2 (3.85%) Fintech
10 1 (1.92%) Cybercrime
10 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Linux
2 16 (30.77%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (82.69%) SIEM
2 33 (63.46%) Security Operations
3 27 (51.92%) Information Security
4 26 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (28.85%) Threat Analysis
6 12 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (19.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (19.23%) Information Assurance
7 10 (19.23%) Malware Analysis
7 10 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
7 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (17.31%) Analytics
9 8 (15.38%) Remediation Plan
9 8 (15.38%) Service Management
10 7 (13.46%) ITIL
10 7 (13.46%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
12 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
12 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) C
2 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) GCIH
1 17 (32.69%) GIAC
2 15 (28.85%) GCIA
3 13 (25.00%) Degree
4 9 (17.31%) SANS
5 7 (13.46%) CREST Certified
5 7 (13.46%) GCFA
6 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.69%) GCED
7 4 (7.69%) GSEC
8 2 (3.85%) CEH
8 2 (3.85%) CISSP
8 2 (3.85%) GREM
9 1 (1.92%) CCNA
9 1 (1.92%) CCNP
9 1 (1.92%) CISA
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.92%) CISM
9 1 (1.92%) ECIH
9 1 (1.92%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) COBIT
2 3 (5.77%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.77%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.85%) Snort
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) QRadar
2 11 (21.15%) Nessus
3 9 (17.31%) CSIRT
4 4 (7.69%) RSA enVision
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.85%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.92%) SCCM
7 1 (1.92%) SCOM
7 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Splunk
2 10 (19.23%) BeyondTrust
3 9 (17.31%) Oracle
4 6 (11.54%) AlienVault
4 6 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 5 (9.62%) ArcSight
5 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco
6 4 (7.69%) McAfee
7 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.85%) Intel
8 2 (3.85%) LogRhythm
8 2 (3.85%) NetWitness
9 1 (1.92%) AVG
9 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.92%) Juniper
9 1 (1.92%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.92%) Rapid7
9 1 (1.92%) Twitter
9 1 (1.92%) VMware