Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a SOC Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 774 850
Rank change year-on-year -1 +76 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Analyst 46 83 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.067% 0.11% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.12% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 43 80 29
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £35,050
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,625 £71,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -5.00%

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 66,069 70,422 77,653
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.99% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53,580 55,887 67,484
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 19 August 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 19 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
North London - 5 £42,500 -
Central London -23 4 £55,000 +41.03% 1
East London -10 1 £45,000 -16.28%
SOC Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 33 (71.74%) SIEM
2 32 (69.57%) Security Operations
3 22 (47.83%) Security Operations Centre
4 21 (45.65%) Information Security
5 17 (36.96%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (36.96%) Degree
6 13 (28.26%) Firewall
6 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
6 13 (28.26%) Network Security
6 13 (28.26%) Splunk
6 13 (28.26%) Cyberattack
6 13 (28.26%) Security Monitoring
7 12 (26.09%) ArcSight
7 12 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (26.09%) Incident Management
8 11 (23.91%) CEH
8 11 (23.91%) Use Case
8 11 (23.91%) Threat Modelling
8 11 (23.91%) Threat Management
8 11 (23.91%) LogRhythm
8 11 (23.91%) Cyber Intelligence
9 10 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (21.74%) CISSP
10 9 (19.57%) GIAC
11 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (15.22%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (15.22%) QRadar
12 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
12 7 (15.22%) Finance

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Firewall
1 13 (28.26%) Network Security
2 10 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (28.26%) Cyberattack
3 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (2.17%) FMCG
8 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) SIEM
2 32 (69.57%) Security Operations
3 21 (45.65%) Information Security
4 17 (36.96%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
5 13 (28.26%) Security Monitoring
6 12 (26.09%) Incident Management
6 12 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Cyber Intelligence
7 11 (23.91%) Threat Management
7 11 (23.91%) Threat Modelling
7 11 (23.91%) Use Case
8 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (10.87%) Due Diligence
10 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (8.70%) Malware Analysis
12 3 (6.52%) Attack Monitoring
12 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
1 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) C++
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 11 (23.91%) CEH
3 10 (21.74%) CISSP
4 9 (19.57%) GIAC
5 7 (15.22%) CompTIA Security+
5 7 (15.22%) GCIH
6 6 (13.04%) SANS
7 5 (10.87%) GCIA
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.52%) CISM
9 2 (4.35%) CCNA
9 2 (4.35%) CISA
9 2 (4.35%) OSCP
10 1 (2.17%) CCNP
10 1 (2.17%) CCSE
10 1 (2.17%) CREST Certified
10 1 (2.17%) GCED
10 1 (2.17%) GSEC
10 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Snort
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) QRadar
2 5 (10.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (8.70%) Nessus
4 3 (6.52%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Splunk
2 12 (26.09%) ArcSight
3 11 (23.91%) LogRhythm
4 5 (10.87%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
4 5 (10.87%) Qualys
5 3 (6.52%) Darktrace
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.17%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Sun