Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 735 940
Rank change year-on-year -122 +205 +86
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 348 606 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.71% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 265 467 289
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +26.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +27.78% -10.00%

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 75159 85158 90805
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.12% 42.01% 40.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58387 69206 72172
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Top 14 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 21 July 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 -103 333 £60,000 - 24
UK excluding London -101 188 £57,500 - 15
London +18 156 £60,000 -4.00% 11
South East +41 70 £70,000 +16.67% 4
South West -25 36 £50,000 -23.08% 2
North of England -57 30 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Midlands -27 26 £40,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands -31 22 £40,000 -36.00% 2
North West -16 18 £37,747 -24.51% 1
East of England +8 14 £59,500 +40.00% 3
Yorkshire -11 12 £57,500 +98.28% 1
Scotland -9 9 £65,000 +23.81% 2
East Midlands +12 4 £23,000 -47.43%
Wales -4 3 £40,000 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 348 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 188 (54.02%) SIEM
3 180 (51.72%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (40.52%) Information Security
5 125 (35.92%) Firewall
6 108 (31.03%) Network Security
7 101 (29.02%) Windows
8 93 (26.72%) CISSP
9 86 (24.71%) Linux
10 78 (22.41%) CheckPoint
11 75 (21.55%) Vulnerability Management
12 72 (20.69%) Unix
13 69 (19.83%) Cisco
14 64 (18.39%) Security Cleared
15 61 (17.53%) TCP/IP
15 61 (17.53%) Internet
15 61 (17.53%) Risk Management
16 58 (16.67%) SANS
17 57 (16.38%) GCIH
18 56 (16.09%) ITIL
19 55 (15.80%) Management Information System
19 55 (15.80%) GCIA
19 55 (15.80%) ArcSight
20 54 (15.52%) SC Cleared
21 52 (14.94%) Analytics
21 52 (14.94%) LogRhythm
21 52 (14.94%) Palo Alto
22 51 (14.66%) Incident Management
23 50 (14.37%) CEH
23 50 (14.37%) Mentoring

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 16 (4.60%) Apache
1 16 (4.60%) IIS
2 15 (4.31%) Tomcat
2 15 (4.31%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (4.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.72%) SaaS
3 5 (1.44%) PaaS
4 3 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (35.92%) Firewall
2 108 (31.03%) Network Security
3 61 (17.53%) Internet
3 61 (17.53%) TCP/IP
4 43 (12.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 31 (8.91%) LAN
5 31 (8.91%) WAN
6 28 (8.05%) SSL
7 26 (7.47%) VPN
8 22 (6.32%) Wireshark
9 18 (5.17%) DNS
10 17 (4.89%) BGP
10 17 (4.89%) OSPF
10 17 (4.89%) VLAN
11 16 (4.60%) SMTP
12 15 (4.31%) BIG-IP
12 15 (4.31%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (4.31%) DMVPN
12 15 (4.31%) NX-OS
12 15 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.18%) Big Data
2 5 (1.44%) GIS
3 3 (0.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.86%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (12.64%) Finance
2 24 (6.90%) Banking
3 19 (5.46%) Digital Economy
4 7 (2.01%) Electronics
4 7 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.01%) Marketing
4 7 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 147 (42.24%) Analyst
2 93 (26.72%) Security Analyst
3 82 (23.56%) Security Engineer
4 79 (22.70%) SOC Analyst
5 44 (12.64%) Operations Analyst
5 44 (12.64%) Security Manager
5 44 (12.64%) Security Operations Analyst
6 37 (10.63%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (10.34%) Operational Security Manager
7 36 (10.34%) Security Operations Manager
8 35 (10.06%) Architect
8 35 (10.06%) Security Architect
9 31 (8.91%) SOC Manager
10 28 (8.05%) Operations Manager
10 28 (8.05%) Senior Security Engineer
11 26 (7.47%) Network Engineer
11 26 (7.47%) Network Security Engineer
12 24 (6.90%) Consultant
12 24 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 23 (6.61%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.18%) .NET
2 7 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (1.72%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.86%) EDI
4 3 (0.86%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.29%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.80%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.33%) PKI
3 21 (6.03%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.74%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.45%) SCADA
7 10 (2.87%) Cyber Attack
8 8 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.72%) Fintech
10 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.86%) CESG
11 3 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.29%) BYOD
13 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 101 (29.02%) Windows
2 86 (24.71%) Linux
3 72 (20.69%) Unix
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 188 (54.02%) SIEM
3 180 (51.72%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (40.52%) Information Security
5 75 (21.55%) Vulnerability Management
6 61 (17.53%) Risk Management
7 56 (16.09%) ITIL
8 52 (14.94%) Analytics
9 51 (14.66%) Incident Management
10 50 (14.37%) Mentoring
11 46 (13.22%) Security Architecture
12 43 (12.36%) Kalman Filter
13 40 (11.49%) Malware Analysis
13 40 (11.49%) Threat Analysis
14 39 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
14 39 (11.21%) Security Monitoring
15 36 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (9.48%) Change Management
17 32 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 31 (8.91%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.62%) Java
2 13 (3.74%) Python
3 6 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 6 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.44%) C#
4 5 (1.44%) SQL
5 4 (1.15%) Perl
5 4 (1.15%) Ruby
6 3 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (26.72%) CISSP
2 64 (18.39%) Security Cleared
3 58 (16.67%) SANS
4 57 (16.38%) GCIH
5 55 (15.80%) GCIA
6 54 (15.52%) SC Cleared
7 50 (14.37%) CEH
8 45 (12.93%) GIAC
9 43 (12.36%) CISM
10 40 (11.49%) Degree
11 29 (8.33%) GSEC
12 28 (8.05%) CREST Certified
13 27 (7.76%) DV Cleared
14 26 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (7.18%) GCED
16 19 (5.46%) CCSE
17 18 (5.17%) CCIE
18 17 (4.89%) JNCIS
19 16 (4.60%) CCIE Service Provider
19 16 (4.60%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (6.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 23 (6.61%) SLA
3 17 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (3.16%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.72%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.57%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) GPG13
7 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 37 (10.63%) Snort
2 24 (6.90%) ProxySG
3 10 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (9.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 19 (5.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 17 (4.89%) Nmap
4 14 (4.02%) QRadar
5 12 (3.45%) FortiGate
6 9 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (2.59%) Nessus
7 5 (1.44%) CSIRT
7 5 (1.44%) Nexpose
7 5 (1.44%) RSA enVision
8 4 (1.15%) Kibana
8 4 (1.15%) logstash
9 3 (0.86%) Core Impact
9 3 (0.86%) OpenVAS
9 3 (0.86%) PowerBroker
9 3 (0.86%) RSA Security Analytics
9 3 (0.86%) SCCM
9 3 (0.86%) WSUS
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 78 (22.41%) CheckPoint
2 69 (19.83%) Cisco
3 55 (15.80%) ArcSight
4 52 (14.94%) LogRhythm
4 52 (14.94%) Palo Alto
5 48 (13.79%) Juniper
6 36 (10.34%) F5
7 33 (9.48%) Fortinet
8 31 (8.91%) McAfee
9 30 (8.62%) Blue Coat
10 27 (7.76%) HP
11 26 (7.47%) Splunk
12 25 (7.18%) Microsoft
13 22 (6.32%) Sourcefire
13 22 (6.32%) TippingPoint
14 19 (5.46%) FireEye
15 18 (5.17%) Imperva
16 16 (4.60%) Proofpoint
17 15 (4.31%) Sun
18 9 (2.59%) AlienVault
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum circa £60,000 plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Adeptis Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Anonymous
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
East Kilbride
Department for International Development
Salary: £31,949
Posted: 17 days ago
East Kilbride
Department for International Development
Salary: £31,949
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Bulletproof
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 25 days ago