Security Operations Centre Jobs

Security Operations Centre
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 676 726 979
Rank change year-on-year +50 +253 -215
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 238 235 268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.56% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 204 161 204
10th Percentile £35,725 £30,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% +23.81%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £78,938
90th Percentile £98,750 £82,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £64,276
% change year-on-year -1.82% -14.43% +22.43%

All Generic Skills
UK

Security Operations Centre is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,507 41,619 80,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 34.38% 42.84% 48.30%
Number of salaries quoted 23,113 22,631 34,154
10th Percentile £28,000 £35,750 £34,500
25th Percentile £38,084 £46,350 £45,607
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £86,250 £83,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations Centre.

Salary trend for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Top 16 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +76 230 £56,500 -5.83% 57
UK excluding London +4 178 £54,000 -1.82% 43
Work from Home +54 61 £56,500 +2.73% 21
London +91 59 £68,750 +14.58% 15
South East -19 56 £41,920 -10.20% 7
South West +18 43 £96,250 +298.62% 5
Midlands -4 37 £43,500 -20.91% 7
North of England +29 27 £56,500 -13.08% 17
West Midlands +13 27 £37,500 -31.82% 5
Yorkshire +87 13 £56,500 +15.31% 14
North West -16 10 £60,000 -7.69% 3
East Midlands -27 10 £59,470 +67.52% 2
East of England +5 8 £54,000 -8.09% 7
Scotland -64 5 £67,500 +85.30% 1
North East - 4 £38,750 -
Wales -9 2 £52,500 -16.00%

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.84%) Apache
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Exchange
1 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 52 (21.85%) Azure
2 45 (18.91%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (17.23%) Azure Sentinel
4 14 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
4 14 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (5.88%) Microsoft Purview
5 10 (4.20%) Entra ID
6 9 (3.78%) AWS
7 4 (1.68%) IaaS
7 4 (1.68%) PaaS
7 4 (1.68%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (28.57%) Firewall
2 61 (25.63%) Network Security
3 27 (11.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (7.56%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.30%) LAN
5 15 (6.30%) WAN
5 15 (6.30%) Wireshark
6 10 (4.20%) VPN
7 5 (2.10%) DNS
8 4 (1.68%) VoIP
9 3 (1.26%) HTTP
9 3 (1.26%) SMTP
10 2 (0.84%) DHCP
10 2 (0.84%) Internet
11 1 (0.42%) DKIM
11 1 (0.42%) DMARC
11 1 (0.42%) FTP
11 1 (0.42%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.42%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.68%) Power BI
2 2 (0.84%) Big Data
General
1 66 (27.73%) Social Skills
2 61 (25.63%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (21.01%) Finance
4 33 (13.87%) Military
5 22 (9.24%) Retail
6 10 (4.20%) Marketing
7 9 (3.78%) Law
8 7 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.10%) Games
10 4 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.84%) Banking
12 2 (0.84%) Legal
12 2 (0.84%) Police
12 2 (0.84%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (38.24%) Analyst
2 47 (19.75%) SOC Analyst
3 40 (16.81%) Senior
4 38 (15.97%) Security Analyst
5 36 (15.13%) Consultant
5 36 (15.13%) Lead
6 34 (14.29%) Security Consultant
7 32 (13.45%) Security Engineer
8 29 (12.18%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (7.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 18 (7.56%) Security Manager
11 16 (6.72%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 13 (5.46%) Senior Security Analyst
12 13 (5.46%) Team Leader
13 12 (5.04%) IT Analyst
13 12 (5.04%) IT Security Analyst
13 12 (5.04%) Operations Analyst
13 12 (5.04%) Security Operations Analyst
14 11 (4.62%) Information Security Engineer
15 10 (4.20%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.30%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.68%) EDI
3 1 (0.42%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.95%) Management Information System
2 42 (17.65%) Cyber Threat
3 38 (15.97%) Cyber Defence
4 22 (9.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 19 (7.98%) Client/Server
6 10 (4.20%) Security Posture
7 9 (3.78%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (3.36%) Social Media
9 6 (2.52%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.52%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.52%) Insider Threat
9 6 (2.52%) Onboarding
10 5 (2.10%) Cyberattack
10 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (2.10%) Industry 4.0
10 5 (2.10%) SCADA
11 4 (1.68%) Cyber Security Posture
11 4 (1.68%) Product Ownership
12 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.84%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.75%) Windows
2 14 (5.88%) Android
2 14 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.46%) Linux
4 7 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 188 (78.99%) Cybersecurity
3 148 (62.18%) SIEM
4 95 (39.92%) Information Security
5 87 (36.55%) Incident Response
6 66 (27.73%) Vulnerability Management
7 56 (23.53%) Agile
8 41 (17.23%) Incident Management
9 38 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (15.13%) Security Architecture
11 33 (13.87%) Data Loss Prevention
12 32 (13.45%) Mentoring
13 30 (12.61%) Cloud Security
13 30 (12.61%) Security Management
14 28 (11.76%) Roadmaps
15 27 (11.34%) Coaching
16 26 (10.92%) Computer Science
17 25 (10.50%) Threat Intelligence
18 24 (10.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 23 (9.66%) SOAR
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 14 (5.88%) Python
2 5 (2.10%) Kusto Query Language
Qualifications
1 88 (36.97%) Security Cleared
2 66 (27.73%) CISSP
3 43 (18.07%) DV Cleared
4 39 (16.39%) Degree
5 26 (10.92%) CompTIA Security+
5 26 (10.92%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.14%) CEH
6 17 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (6.72%) CISM
8 15 (6.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 15 (6.30%) CCSP
8 15 (6.30%) Master's Degree
9 14 (5.88%) SANS
9 14 (5.88%) SSCP
10 13 (5.46%) CompTIA CySA+
11 8 (3.36%) CISA
12 3 (1.26%) GIAC
12 3 (1.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (35.71%) NIST
2 43 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (12.61%) PCI DSS
4 19 (7.98%) GDPR
5 18 (7.56%) NIST 800
6 6 (2.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.10%) NCSC
7 5 (2.10%) SOC 2
8 4 (1.68%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.84%) COBIT
10 1 (0.42%) QA
10 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (6.30%) vSphere
2 14 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (3.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) Snort
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (8.40%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (5.88%) Nmap
3 10 (4.20%) CASB
4 6 (2.52%) QRadar
5 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 78 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.13%) Splunk
3 15 (6.30%) SolarWinds
3 15 (6.30%) Tanium
3 15 (6.30%) Tripwire
4 14 (5.88%) Qualys
4 14 (5.88%) Rapid7
4 14 (5.88%) Thycotic
5 10 (4.20%) BT
6 7 (2.94%) Cisco
6 7 (2.94%) IBM
7 2 (0.84%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.42%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.42%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.42%) Juniper
8 1 (0.42%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.42%) Sun
8 1 (0.42%) TippingPoint
8 1 (0.42%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.42%) Zscaler