Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a SOC Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 777 850
Rank change year-on-year +3 +73 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Analyst 70 55 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.094% 0.074% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.077% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 61 51 53
London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £83,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% +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 70242 71361 84113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.97% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 55678 61386 71748
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +16 13 £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 13 December 2017, SOC Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring SOC Analyst in the job title.

1 54 (77.14%) SIEM
2 46 (65.71%) Security Operations
3 44 (62.86%) Firewall
4 32 (45.71%) Information Security
5 31 (44.29%) Network Security
6 29 (41.43%) Security Operations Centre
7 27 (38.57%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (31.43%) Linux
9 21 (30.00%) Windows
10 18 (25.71%) ITIL
10 18 (25.71%) Analytics
10 18 (25.71%) Threat Intelligence
11 17 (24.29%) Cisco
11 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
11 17 (24.29%) GIAC
11 17 (24.29%) Degree
12 16 (22.86%) GCIA
12 16 (22.86%) GCIH
12 16 (22.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (22.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
13 15 (21.43%) Threat Analysis
13 15 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
14 14 (20.00%) Management Information System
14 14 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (18.57%) Security Monitoring
15 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
15 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
16 12 (17.14%) QRadar

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (62.86%) Firewall
2 31 (44.29%) Network Security
3 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.57%) LAN
4 6 (8.57%) WAN
5 5 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (7.14%) VPN
6 4 (5.71%) Internet
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.43%) VoIP
8 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Big Data
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (2.86%) Legal
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 29 (41.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.14%) Blog
5 5 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (4.29%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.29%) Cybercrime
6 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.86%) Fintech
8 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.43%) Linux
2 21 (30.00%) Windows
3 8 (11.43%) Unix
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (77.14%) SIEM
2 46 (65.71%) Security Operations
3 32 (45.71%) Information Security
4 27 (38.57%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (25.71%) Analytics
5 18 (25.71%) ITIL
5 18 (25.71%) Threat Intelligence
6 16 (22.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 16 (22.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 15 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (21.43%) Threat Analysis
8 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 13 (18.57%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (15.71%) Malware Analysis
11 10 (14.29%) Information Management
11 10 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (12.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 9 (12.86%) Information Assurance
12 9 (12.86%) Remediation Plan
13 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.86%) C
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
1 17 (24.29%) GIAC
2 16 (22.86%) GCIA
2 16 (22.86%) GCIH
3 9 (12.86%) SANS
4 8 (11.43%) CREST Certified
4 8 (11.43%) GCFA
5 5 (7.14%) GCED
5 5 (7.14%) GSEC
5 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.71%) CISSP
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.86%) CISM
8 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.86%) GREM
9 1 (1.43%) CEH
9 1 (1.43%) CISA
9 1 (1.43%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) COBIT
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.43%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (8.57%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.29%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) QRadar
2 10 (14.29%) Nessus
3 9 (12.86%) CSIRT
4 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.86%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.43%) SCCM
6 1 (1.43%) SCOM
6 1 (1.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
1 17 (24.29%) Cisco
2 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
3 10 (14.29%) BeyondTrust
3 10 (14.29%) Oracle
4 9 (12.86%) ArcSight
4 9 (12.86%) Darktrace
4 9 (12.86%) Juniper
5 8 (11.43%) Splunk
6 6 (8.57%) AlienVault
6 6 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.71%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) HP
8 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.29%) Qualys
8 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.29%) VMware
9 2 (2.86%) Brocade
9 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.86%) Intel