The median annual salary for a Security Operations Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Analyst
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 874 932
Rank change year-on-year +54 +58  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 54 59 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.061% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.063% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 39 49 39
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.37% -20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 53 £52,500 -4.54% 6
London +31 32 £52,500 -19.23% 4
South East +64 10 £42,500 -
West Midlands +14 9 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Birmingham - 8 - - 1
Berkshire +18 4 £42,500 -
Surrey - 4 - -
Staines - 4 - -
Reading +19 2 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £70,000 -
Scotland +4 1 £40,000 +100.00%
East of England -6 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -8 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £40,000 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Security Operations 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 featuring Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 88 (97.78%) Security Operations
2 75 (83.33%) SIEM
3 49 (54.44%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (52.22%) Firewall
5 43 (47.78%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (44.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 36 (40.00%) Information Security
8 33 (36.67%) ITIL
9 31 (34.44%) CISSP
10 25 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (26.67%) Incident Management
12 21 (23.33%) Management Information System
12 21 (23.33%) CISM
12 21 (23.33%) Analytics
12 21 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
12 21 (23.33%) Threat Intelligence
13 19 (21.11%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (18.89%) Network Security
14 17 (18.89%) Windows
15 16 (17.78%) Linux
15 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
15 16 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 16 (17.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 15 (16.67%) ArcSight
16 15 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
16 15 (16.67%) ITIL V3
16 15 (16.67%) Data Protection
16 15 (16.67%) Problem Management
16 15 (16.67%) Service Management
16 15 (16.67%) CheckPoint

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (52.22%) Firewall
2 17 (18.89%) Network Security
3 9 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (10.00%) LAN
3 9 (10.00%) WAN
4 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (4.44%) Internet
6 4 (4.44%) VoIP
7 2 (2.22%) VPN
8 1 (1.11%) DNS
8 1 (1.11%) FTP
8 1 (1.11%) HTTP
8 1 (1.11%) LDAP
8 1 (1.11%) SMTP
8 1 (1.11%) SSL
8 1 (1.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (44.44%) Security Operations Centre
2 25 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (23.33%) Management Information System
4 15 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (12.22%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
6 8 (8.89%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (6.67%) PKI
8 5 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (3.33%) SCADA
10 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) Windows
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (1.11%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (97.78%) Security Operations
2 75 (83.33%) SIEM
3 49 (54.44%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (47.78%) Vulnerability Management
5 36 (40.00%) Information Security
6 33 (36.67%) ITIL
7 24 (26.67%) Incident Management
8 21 (23.33%) Analytics
8 21 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
8 21 (23.33%) Threat Intelligence
9 19 (21.11%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (17.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 15 (16.67%) Data Protection
11 15 (16.67%) ITIL V3
11 15 (16.67%) Problem Management
11 15 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 15 (16.67%) Service Management
12 14 (15.56%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 11 (12.22%) Digital Forensics
13 11 (12.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.33%) Java
1 3 (3.33%) Python
2 2 (2.22%) C
2 2 (2.22%) C++
2 2 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (1.11%) C#
3 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) CISSP
2 21 (23.33%) CISM
3 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.44%) CEH
5 12 (13.33%) Degree
6 9 (10.00%) GIAC
6 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.89%) SANS
8 7 (7.78%) CREST Certified
9 6 (6.67%) CGEIT
9 6 (6.67%) CRISC
9 6 (6.67%) GCED
9 6 (6.67%) GCFA
9 6 (6.67%) GCIA
9 6 (6.67%) GCIH
9 6 (6.67%) GSEC
10 3 (3.33%) CISA
11 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (1.11%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.22%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.22%) COBIT
5 1 (1.11%) GPG13
5 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.44%) Snort
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) QRadar
2 3 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.22%) Kibana
3 2 (2.22%) logstash
3 2 (2.22%) Nessus
3 2 (2.22%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.22%) Nmap
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.11%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.11%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) ArcSight
1 15 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 14 (15.56%) Juniper
3 13 (14.44%) Cisco
4 9 (10.00%) LogRhythm
5 8 (8.89%) IBM
6 7 (7.78%) Blue Coat
6 7 (7.78%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.56%) Qualys
8 4 (4.44%) NetWitness
8 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.44%) Splunk
9 3 (3.33%) McAfee
10 2 (2.22%) Apple
10 2 (2.22%) Citrix
10 2 (2.22%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.22%) Intel
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle
11 1 (1.11%) Symantec
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Salary: Competitive
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