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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 680 638 779
Rank change year-on-year -42 +141  
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 178 284 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.68% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 127 202 126
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £40,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35288 41896 44191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.51% 42.02% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28128 34157 35030
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Operations Centre as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 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 -18 170 £57,500 -4.16% 23
London +49 72 £60,000 -4.00% 7
South East +53 37 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Berkshire +32 26 £42,500 -29.16% 3
South West -19 19 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Reading +26 18 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Bristol -11 18 - - 3
West Midlands 0 16 £40,000 -33.33%
City of London +39 11 £62,500 -
Warwickshire +33 11 £40,000 -30.43%
Warwick - 10 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -5 9 £56,250 +93.96% 5
West Yorkshire -16 9 £56,250 +93.96% 3
Surrey +47 8 £90,000 +38.46%
North West -36 7 £37,500 -25.00% 2
East of England 0 5 £64,000 +34.73% 1
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 -
Warrington - 5 £37,500 -
East Midlands +21 4 £23,000 +4.54%
Maidenhead +13 4 £40,500 -40.00% 1
Bradford +1 4 £57,500 +98.27%
South Wales +17 3 £40,000 -3.03%
Cardiff +5 3 £40,000 -3.03%
Scotland +4 3 £65,000 +23.80%
Wales +3 3 £40,000 -3.03%
Edinburgh -5 3 £65,000 +23.80%
Leeds -6 3 £57,500 +155.55% 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £65,000 -
Nottingham +6 2 £23,000 +4.54%
Northampton +5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 400 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 204 (51.00%) SIEM
3 203 (50.75%) Cybersecurity
4 177 (44.25%) Information Security
5 158 (39.50%) Firewall
6 127 (31.75%) Network Security
7 120 (30.00%) Windows
8 113 (28.25%) CISSP
9 106 (26.50%) Linux
10 91 (22.75%) Unix
11 85 (21.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 78 (19.50%) Vulnerability Management
13 77 (19.25%) ArcSight
13 77 (19.25%) CheckPoint
14 76 (19.00%) TCP/IP
15 75 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
16 73 (18.25%) ITIL
17 71 (17.75%) Risk Management
17 71 (17.75%) GCIH
18 68 (17.00%) Cisco
18 68 (17.00%) Internet
18 68 (17.00%) SANS
19 67 (16.75%) Security Cleared
19 67 (16.75%) Management Information System
19 67 (16.75%) GIAC
20 66 (16.50%) Security Monitoring
21 65 (16.25%) Incident Management
22 64 (16.00%) GCIA
23 63 (15.75%) CEH
24 60 (15.00%) CISM

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 22 (5.50%) IIS
2 20 (5.00%) Apache
3 17 (4.25%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.25%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 27 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
1 27 (6.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 23 (5.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (39.50%) Firewall
2 127 (31.75%) Network Security
3 85 (21.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 76 (19.00%) TCP/IP
5 68 (17.00%) Internet
6 34 (8.50%) WAN
7 31 (7.75%) LAN
8 30 (7.50%) VPN
9 26 (6.50%) DNS
9 26 (6.50%) Wireshark
10 22 (5.50%) BGP
10 22 (5.50%) OSPF
10 22 (5.50%) SSL
11 18 (4.50%) SMTP
12 17 (4.25%) BIG-IP
12 17 (4.25%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (4.25%) DMVPN
12 17 (4.25%) NX-OS
12 17 (4.25%) VLAN
12 17 (4.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.00%) Big Data
2 9 (2.25%) GIS
3 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.75%) Burp Suite
General
1 55 (13.75%) Finance
2 29 (7.25%) Banking
3 26 (6.50%) Digital Economy
4 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.50%) Electronics
5 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.50%) Marketing
5 6 (1.50%) Retail
6 4 (1.00%) Law
7 2 (0.50%) Advertising
7 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 162 (40.50%) Analyst
2 95 (23.75%) Security Engineer
3 87 (21.75%) SOC Analyst
4 84 (21.00%) Security Analyst
5 49 (12.25%) Security Manager
6 47 (11.75%) Architect
7 44 (11.00%) Security Architect
8 42 (10.50%) Senior Analyst
9 38 (9.50%) Senior Security Engineer
10 37 (9.25%) Operations Analyst
11 36 (9.00%) Operational Security Manager
11 36 (9.00%) Security Operations Manager
12 35 (8.75%) Security Operations Analyst
13 34 (8.50%) SOC Manager
14 32 (8.00%) Network Engineer
14 32 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
15 30 (7.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 28 (7.00%) Operations Manager
17 27 (6.75%) Monitoring Analyst
18 26 (6.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.50%) .NET
2 12 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (2.75%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.75%) EDI
4 3 (0.75%) PCRE
4 3 (0.75%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.75%) Management Information System
2 29 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 28 (7.00%) PKI
4 21 (5.25%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.00%) SCADA
7 11 (2.75%) Cyber Attack
7 11 (2.75%) Fintech
8 10 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.50%) CESG
11 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.75%) iPad
12 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.50%) Taxonomies
13 1 (0.25%) BYOD
13 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 120 (30.00%) Windows
2 106 (26.50%) Linux
3 91 (22.75%) Unix
4 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.50%) Solaris
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 204 (51.00%) SIEM
3 203 (50.75%) Cybersecurity
4 177 (44.25%) Information Security
5 78 (19.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 75 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
7 73 (18.25%) ITIL
8 71 (17.75%) Risk Management
9 66 (16.50%) Security Monitoring
10 65 (16.25%) Incident Management
11 55 (13.75%) Security Architecture
12 52 (13.00%) Analytics
13 50 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
14 48 (12.00%) Threat Analysis
15 47 (11.75%) Mentoring
16 44 (11.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 40 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 37 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 34 (8.50%) Change Management
19 34 (8.50%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.75%) Java
2 16 (4.00%) Python
3 10 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.25%) Ruby
5 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.50%) Perl
7 5 (1.25%) C
8 4 (1.00%) SQL
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (28.25%) CISSP
2 71 (17.75%) GCIH
3 68 (17.00%) SANS
4 67 (16.75%) GIAC
4 67 (16.75%) Security Cleared
5 64 (16.00%) GCIA
6 63 (15.75%) CEH
7 60 (15.00%) CISM
8 58 (14.50%) Degree
9 56 (14.00%) SC Cleared
10 43 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (7.50%) GSEC
12 27 (6.75%) DV Cleared
12 27 (6.75%) GCED
13 26 (6.50%) CREST Certified
14 24 (6.00%) CCSE
15 23 (5.75%) CCIE
15 23 (5.75%) CCIE Service Provider
15 23 (5.75%) CCSP
15 23 (5.75%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (7.50%) SLA
3 23 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27002
5 10 (2.50%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.50%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.75%) GPG13
7 3 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.75%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.50%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (12.25%) Snort
2 29 (7.25%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.75%) HDFS
3 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (10.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 23 (5.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 21 (5.25%) Nmap
4 19 (4.75%) QRadar
5 12 (3.00%) logstash
6 11 (2.75%) Nessus
7 9 (2.25%) Kibana
8 7 (1.75%) RSA enVision
9 6 (1.50%) CSIRT
9 6 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.25%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.25%) Nexpose
11 4 (1.00%) SCCM
12 3 (0.75%) ArcSight ESM
12 3 (0.75%) Core Impact
12 3 (0.75%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.75%) OpenVAS
12 3 (0.75%) RSA Security Analytics
12 3 (0.75%) WMI
12 3 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (19.25%) ArcSight
1 77 (19.25%) CheckPoint
2 68 (17.00%) Cisco
3 59 (14.75%) LogRhythm
4 58 (14.50%) Splunk
5 57 (14.25%) Palo Alto
6 53 (13.25%) Juniper
7 45 (11.25%) F5
8 40 (10.00%) Fortinet
9 38 (9.50%) McAfee
10 35 (8.75%) Blue Coat
11 32 (8.00%) Sourcefire
12 31 (7.75%) HP
12 31 (7.75%) Microsoft
13 30 (7.50%) TippingPoint
14 26 (6.50%) FireEye
15 23 (5.75%) Imperva
15 23 (5.75%) Proofpoint
16 17 (4.25%) Sun
17 12 (3.00%) AlienVault
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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