Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Operations Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1087 1072 1154
Rank change year-on-year -15 +82 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 95 153 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.080% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.083% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 77 135 131
UK median annual salary £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.32% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £39,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +26.58% -16.84% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Security Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 10 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 6 months to 22 November 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
England -38 95 £52,500 +19.32% 6
London -10 62 £52,500 -8.70% 3
UK excluding London -9 33 £50,000 +26.58% 3
South East +20 15 £66,000 +50.00%
Midlands +15 9 £30,000 -17.24% 1
West Midlands -12 9 £30,000 -17.24% 1
North of England -5 8 £50,000 +66.67% 2
North West -14 7 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +16 1 £42,500 +41.67%
East of England +10 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 89 (93.68%) Security Operations
2 70 (73.68%) SIEM
3 59 (62.11%) Firewall
4 53 (55.79%) Information Security
4 53 (55.79%) CISSP
5 51 (53.68%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (46.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 44 (46.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 39 (41.05%) CISM
8 38 (40.00%) ITIL
9 37 (38.95%) Linux
10 34 (35.79%) Windows
11 29 (30.53%) Incident Management
12 28 (29.47%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (29.47%) Security Architecture
13 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
13 26 (27.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 25 (26.32%) Data Protection
14 25 (26.32%) Banking
14 25 (26.32%) Security Operations Centre
14 25 (26.32%) Data Loss Prevention
15 24 (25.26%) Windows Server
16 23 (24.21%) GIAC
17 22 (23.16%) Network Security
18 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
19 20 (21.05%) DRM
19 20 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
19 20 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 20 (21.05%) Palo Alto
20 19 (20.00%) Management Information System

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 (2.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (62.11%) Firewall
2 22 (23.16%) Network Security
3 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (8.42%) LAN
5 8 (8.42%) WAN
6 5 (5.26%) VoIP
7 2 (2.11%) Internet
7 2 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) MySQL
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (26.32%) Banking
2 14 (14.74%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.32%) Security Operations Centre
2 20 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.37%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (7.37%) Smart Meter
6 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
7 5 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (2.11%) Fintech
8 2 (2.11%) PKI
9 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.95%) Linux
2 34 (35.79%) Windows
3 24 (25.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.42%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (93.68%) Security Operations
2 70 (73.68%) SIEM
3 53 (55.79%) Information Security
4 51 (53.68%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (46.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 44 (46.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 38 (40.00%) ITIL
7 29 (30.53%) Incident Management
8 28 (29.47%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (29.47%) Security Architecture
9 25 (26.32%) Data Loss Prevention
9 25 (26.32%) Data Protection
10 20 (21.05%) DRM
11 18 (18.95%) Digital Forensics
12 17 (17.89%) Threat Intelligence
13 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
15 14 (14.74%) Problem Management
16 12 (12.63%) Analytics
16 12 (12.63%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.21%) PHP
2 2 (2.11%) C#
2 2 (2.11%) Java
2 2 (2.11%) Python
2 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (55.79%) CISSP
2 39 (41.05%) CISM
3 23 (24.21%) GIAC
4 14 (14.74%) GCIH
5 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
6 10 (10.53%) CISA
7 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
8 7 (7.37%) SANS
9 6 (6.32%) GCIA
10 5 (5.26%) CCSA
10 5 (5.26%) CREST Certified
10 5 (5.26%) GCFA
11 4 (4.21%) CEH
11 4 (4.21%) Degree
12 3 (3.16%) GCED
12 3 (3.16%) GSEC
13 2 (2.11%) CCIE Security
13 2 (2.11%) CGEIT
13 2 (2.11%) CRISC
13 2 (2.11%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.11%) COBIT
5 1 (1.05%) NIST 800
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.16%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) Snort
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) Nessus
2 11 (11.58%) SCCM
3 8 (8.42%) QRadar
4 7 (7.37%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (7.37%) OpenVAS
5 6 (6.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (3.16%) WSUS
7 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.05%) CSIRT
8 1 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (1.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Palo Alto
2 19 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (16.84%) Cisco
4 14 (14.74%) Juniper
5 10 (10.53%) McAfee
5 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.53%) Splunk
6 8 (8.42%) ArcSight
6 8 (8.42%) Qualys
7 7 (7.37%) Acunetix
7 7 (7.37%) Blue Coat
7 7 (7.37%) CyberArk
7 7 (7.37%) Darktrace
8 6 (6.32%) LogRhythm
9 5 (5.26%) IBM
10 3 (3.16%) Cylance
10 3 (3.16%) VMware
11 2 (2.11%) AppSense
11 2 (2.11%) Brocade
11 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow