The median annual salary for a Security Operations Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 919 888
Rank change year-on-year +103 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 36 31 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.030% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.031% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 30 26 45
Median salary £40,000 £52,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.44% +16.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,150 £21,250 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £64,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -23.07% +22.35%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 18 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 29 March 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 +82 36 £40,000 -23.80% 9
London +68 10 £47,500 -24.00% 3
North West - 10 £35,624 -
Manchester - 10 £35,624 -
South East +62 8 £42,500 -20.93% 5
Salford - 7 £37,747 -
Surrey +48 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +34 5 £40,000 -13.04% 1
Staines - 5 £45,000 - 1
Warwickshire +31 4 £40,000 -13.04%
Berkshire +40 3 £35,000 - 1
Warwick +37 3 £40,000 -13.04%
Yorkshire +36 3 £40,000 +77.77%
Leeds +24 3 £40,000 +77.77%
West Yorkshire +21 3 £40,000 +77.77%
Wimbledon - 2 £42,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £40,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 84 (90.32%) Security Operations
2 54 (58.06%) SIEM
3 47 (50.54%) Firewall
4 30 (32.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 25 (26.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (25.81%) CISSP
7 23 (24.73%) CEH
8 20 (21.51%) Incident Management
8 20 (21.51%) ArcSight
9 18 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (19.35%) Windows
9 18 (19.35%) Information Security
10 17 (18.28%) Management Information System
10 17 (18.28%) Linux
10 17 (18.28%) Security Monitoring
11 16 (17.20%) Cisco
11 16 (17.20%) Network Security
12 14 (15.05%) Problem Management
13 13 (13.98%) Qualys
13 13 (13.98%) PCI DSS
13 13 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (13.98%) Change Management
13 13 (13.98%) Analytics
13 13 (13.98%) Splunk
14 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
15 11 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (11.83%) Risk Management

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 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (50.54%) Firewall
2 16 (17.20%) Network Security
3 7 (7.53%) VoIP
4 6 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (5.38%) NAS
5 5 (5.38%) SAN
5 5 (5.38%) WAN
6 4 (4.30%) Internet
6 4 (4.30%) LAN
7 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.15%) VPN
8 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (3.23%) Advertising
1 3 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.26%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (18.28%) Management Information System
3 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (3.23%) SCADA
7 2 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.35%) Windows
2 17 (18.28%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.38%) Unix
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.08%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (90.32%) Security Operations
2 54 (58.06%) SIEM
3 25 (26.88%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (21.51%) Incident Management
5 18 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (19.35%) Information Security
6 17 (18.28%) Security Monitoring
7 14 (15.05%) Problem Management
8 13 (13.98%) Analytics
8 13 (13.98%) Change Management
8 13 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (11.83%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (8.60%) PRINCE2
13 7 (7.53%) ITIL
13 7 (7.53%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (6.45%) Data Protection
14 6 (6.45%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.30%) C
3 4 (4.30%) C++
3 4 (4.30%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (25.81%) CISSP
2 23 (24.73%) CEH
3 11 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (10.75%) CCNA
4 10 (10.75%) GCIA
4 10 (10.75%) SSCP
5 9 (9.68%) CCNP
5 9 (9.68%) CISMP
5 9 (9.68%) Degree
6 8 (8.60%) CCSA
6 8 (8.60%) GCIH
6 8 (8.60%) GIAC
6 8 (8.60%) MCSE
6 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.30%) CISA
7 4 (4.30%) CISM
7 4 (4.30%) SANS
8 3 (3.23%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.15%) GCED
9 2 (2.15%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.08%) COBIT
4 1 (1.08%) GPG13
4 1 (1.08%) PMO
4 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
1 5 (5.38%) Snort
1 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.15%) Kibana
2 2 (2.15%) logstash
2 2 (2.15%) Nessus
2 2 (2.15%) Nexpose
2 2 (2.15%) Nmap
2 2 (2.15%) QRadar
2 2 (2.15%) RSA Archer
2 2 (2.15%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) ArcSight
2 16 (17.20%) Cisco
3 13 (13.98%) Qualys
3 13 (13.98%) Splunk
4 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.75%) SolarWinds
5 10 (10.75%) Symantec
6 7 (7.53%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.53%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.45%) FireEye
8 5 (5.38%) Meraki
8 5 (5.38%) VMware
9 4 (4.30%) NetWitness
9 4 (4.30%) Oracle
10 3 (3.23%) Forcepoint
10 3 (3.23%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.15%) Apple
11 2 (2.15%) Citrix
11 2 (2.15%) Intel
11 2 (2.15%) Intel Security
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