Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a SOC Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 742 860
Rank change year-on-year -33 +118 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Analyst 50 79 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.12% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.12% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 40 68 20
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £35,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,375 £68,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +4.71%

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 66,043 65,419 79,176
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.80% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54,124 54,768 68,528
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 £92,500 £88,750 £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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -7 8 £55,000 +43.79% 2
North London - 5 £42,500 -
SOC Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 42 (84.00%) SIEM
2 38 (76.00%) Security Operations
3 30 (60.00%) Information Security
4 25 (50.00%) Firewall
5 22 (44.00%) Network Security
6 21 (42.00%) Degree
7 20 (40.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 18 (36.00%) Splunk
8 18 (36.00%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (32.00%) QRadar
9 16 (32.00%) GIAC
10 15 (30.00%) GCIH
11 14 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (28.00%) ArcSight
12 13 (26.00%) LogRhythm
12 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (26.00%) Security Monitoring
13 12 (24.00%) Nessus
13 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
13 12 (24.00%) Windows
14 11 (22.00%) Linux
14 11 (22.00%) GCIA
14 11 (22.00%) Finance
14 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
14 11 (22.00%) Threat Analysis
15 10 (20.00%) BeyondTrust
15 10 (20.00%) CSIRT
15 10 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (20.00%) Information Assurance
15 10 (20.00%) C

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 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) Firewall
2 22 (44.00%) Network Security
3 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) DMZ
5 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (16.00%) Cyberattack
4 8 (16.00%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) SIEM
2 38 (76.00%) Security Operations
3 30 (60.00%) Information Security
4 18 (36.00%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (26.00%) Security Monitoring
6 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
8 11 (22.00%) Threat Analysis
9 10 (20.00%) Information Assurance
10 8 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
10 8 (16.00%) Use Case
10 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (14.00%) Cyber Intelligence
11 7 (14.00%) Remediation Plan
11 7 (14.00%) Threat Management
11 7 (14.00%) Threat Modelling
12 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
13 5 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) C++
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) Degree
2 16 (32.00%) GIAC
3 15 (30.00%) GCIH
4 11 (22.00%) GCIA
5 9 (18.00%) CEH
5 9 (18.00%) CISSP
6 7 (14.00%) SANS
7 4 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (6.00%) CISM
9 2 (4.00%) CCNA
9 2 (4.00%) CISA
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.00%) CCNP
10 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (2.00%) CREST Certified
10 1 (2.00%) ECIH
10 1 (2.00%) GSEC
10 1 (2.00%) OSCP
10 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (12.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) QRadar
2 12 (24.00%) Nessus
3 10 (20.00%) CSIRT
4 4 (8.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (8.00%) RSA enVision
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Splunk
2 14 (28.00%) ArcSight
3 13 (26.00%) LogRhythm
4 10 (20.00%) BeyondTrust
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle
6 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.00%) Juniper
8 1 (2.00%) NetWitness
8 1 (2.00%) Qualys
8 1 (2.00%) Rapid7