Period
to 15 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 720 717 904
Rank change year-on-year -3 +187 -152
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 367 478 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.73% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 220 350 217
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £38,819 £40,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £82,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -16.36% -8.33% +9.09%

Security Operations Centre is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 53,438 65,101 70,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.86% 39.55% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40,295 49,898 52,158
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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 +75 348 £54,000 -1.82% 37
UK excluding London +16 262 £46,000 -16.36% 30
London +50 98 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Midlands +116 88 £52,500 - 8
West Midlands +99 71 £52,500 +16.67% 5
East of England -8 59 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South East +37 58 £47,500 -13.64% 6
South West +36 27 £21,000 -58.00% 3
East Midlands +34 16 £56,500 +7.62% 3
North of England +7 16 £70,000 +12.00% 7
Scotland -25 13 £28,000 -56.92% 1
North West +23 9 £70,000 +12.00% 4
Yorkshire +3 4 £70,000 +86.67% 3
North East - 3 £38,500 -
Wales +1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 367 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 247 (67.30%) Cybersecurity
3 222 (60.49%) SIEM
4 131 (35.69%) Information Security
5 102 (27.79%) Incident Management
6 101 (27.52%) Firewall
7 89 (24.25%) Degree
7 89 (24.25%) Network Security
8 87 (23.71%) TCP/IP
9 85 (23.16%) Linux
10 84 (22.89%) Splunk
11 76 (20.71%) Windows
12 74 (20.16%) CISSP
13 69 (18.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 55 (14.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 55 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (14.44%) Management Information System
16 47 (12.81%) Python
16 47 (12.81%) LogRhythm
17 45 (12.26%) Threat Intelligence
18 42 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (11.44%) GIAC
18 42 (11.44%) CISM
19 40 (10.90%) ArcSight
20 38 (10.35%) Vulnerability Management
20 38 (10.35%) QRadar
20 38 (10.35%) Unix
21 36 (9.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 35 (9.54%) Validation
22 35 (9.54%) Retail

Security Operations Centre
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 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.72%) Office 365
2 14 (3.81%) Azure
3 9 (2.45%) AWS
4 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) Akamai
5 1 (0.27%) Apigee
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.27%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 101 (27.52%) Firewall
2 89 (24.25%) Network Security
3 87 (23.71%) TCP/IP
4 69 (18.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (8.17%) Internet
6 17 (4.63%) SSL
7 15 (4.09%) SMTP
7 15 (4.09%) Wireshark
8 12 (3.27%) DNS
9 8 (2.18%) LAN
9 8 (2.18%) tcpdump
9 8 (2.18%) WAN
10 3 (0.82%) Wireless
11 2 (0.54%) ADSL
11 2 (0.54%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (0.54%) DMVPN
11 2 (0.54%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.54%) MPLS
11 2 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.09%) DB2
3 2 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.45%) IDA Disassembler
2 6 (1.63%) Metasploit
3 5 (1.36%) OllyDbg
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (9.54%) Retail
2 34 (9.26%) Finance
3 16 (4.36%) Law
4 13 (3.54%) Banking
5 11 (3.00%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.63%) Legal
7 5 (1.36%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.54%) Games
10 2 (0.54%) Police
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 174 (47.41%) Analyst
2 114 (31.06%) Security Analyst
3 86 (23.43%) SOC Analyst
4 50 (13.62%) Security Engineer
4 50 (13.62%) Security Manager
5 47 (12.81%) Senior Analyst
6 45 (12.26%) Operations Analyst
7 44 (11.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 42 (11.44%) Operational Security Manager
8 42 (11.44%) Operations Manager
8 42 (11.44%) Security Operations Analyst
8 42 (11.44%) Security Operations Manager
9 34 (9.26%) Senior Security Analyst
10 22 (5.99%) Junior
10 22 (5.99%) Junior Analyst
10 22 (5.99%) Senior Operations Analyst
11 18 (4.90%) Junior Security Analyst
12 17 (4.63%) Network Engineer
12 17 (4.63%) Network Security Engineer
13 15 (4.09%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.09%) OLE
2 2 (0.54%) OAuth
2 2 (0.54%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.54%) SAML
3 1 (0.27%) CSS
3 1 (0.27%) HTML
3 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (14.44%) Management Information System
3 34 (9.26%) Cyber Defence
4 32 (8.72%) Cyberattack
5 28 (7.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 19 (5.18%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (4.36%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.09%) CMDB
11 4 (1.09%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.09%) PMI
11 4 (1.09%) User Experience
12 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.54%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (23.16%) Linux
2 76 (20.71%) Windows
3 38 (10.35%) Unix
4 13 (3.54%) Kali Linux
5 8 (2.18%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.09%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.82%) Solaris
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) Android
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 247 (67.30%) Cybersecurity
3 222 (60.49%) SIEM
4 131 (35.69%) Information Security
5 102 (27.79%) Incident Management
6 45 (12.26%) Threat Intelligence
7 42 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (10.35%) Vulnerability Management
9 36 (9.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 35 (9.54%) Validation
11 29 (7.90%) Regulatory Compliance
11 29 (7.90%) Security Architecture
12 27 (7.36%) Computer Science
13 26 (7.08%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (7.08%) Security Management
14 25 (6.81%) Reverse Engineering
15 22 (5.99%) Mentoring
15 22 (5.99%) Service Management
16 21 (5.72%) Penetration Testing
16 21 (5.72%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.81%) Python
2 17 (4.63%) SQL
3 12 (3.27%) C
4 11 (3.00%) Perl
4 11 (3.00%) Ruby
5 8 (2.18%) C++
6 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.09%) PHP
9 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.54%) Java
10 2 (0.54%) VBScript
11 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 89 (24.25%) Degree
2 74 (20.16%) CISSP
3 42 (11.44%) CISM
3 42 (11.44%) GIAC
4 33 (8.99%) Security Cleared
5 30 (8.17%) GCIA
6 27 (7.36%) CEH
7 25 (6.81%) GCIH
7 25 (6.81%) SC Cleared
8 24 (6.54%) SANS
9 16 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (3.81%) CISA
10 14 (3.81%) CompTIA Security+
10 14 (3.81%) CREST Certified
11 13 (3.54%) CCNP
12 12 (3.27%) CCNA
12 12 (3.27%) GREM
13 9 (2.45%) GCFA
13 9 (2.45%) OSCP
14 6 (1.63%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (14.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (7.63%) NIST
3 18 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 17 (4.63%) COBIT
4 17 (4.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (4.63%) GDPR
4 17 (4.63%) SLA
5 11 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 11 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (1.91%) NIST 800
7 6 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.09%) NCSC
8 4 (1.09%) QA
9 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.54%) PMO
10 2 (0.54%) RMADS
11 1 (0.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.09%) Snort
3 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (10.35%) QRadar
2 19 (5.18%) Nessus
3 16 (4.36%) CSIRT
4 9 (2.45%) RSA enVision
5 7 (1.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 7 (1.91%) SCCM
6 6 (1.63%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 6 (1.63%) Nmap
7 5 (1.36%) EnCase
7 5 (1.36%) FTK
8 4 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.27%) Ansible
10 1 (0.27%) CASB
10 1 (0.27%) Demisto
10 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (22.89%) Splunk
2 47 (12.81%) LogRhythm
3 40 (10.90%) ArcSight
4 34 (9.26%) Microsoft
5 25 (6.81%) AlienVault
6 20 (5.45%) Cisco
7 19 (5.18%) ServiceNow
8 12 (3.27%) Fortinet
9 11 (3.00%) IBM
9 11 (3.00%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.91%) Remedy
11 5 (1.36%) Qualys
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle
12 4 (1.09%) Sun
12 4 (1.09%) VMware
13 2 (0.54%) Apple
13 2 (0.54%) Juniper
13 2 (0.54%) McAfee
13 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.54%) WatchGuard