Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 896 748 880
Rank change year-on-year -148 +132 +200
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 287 544 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.68% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 207 426 356
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -

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 76351 79932 90774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.09% 41.21% 41.39%
Number of salaries quoted 57423 65526 72871
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -138 269 £60,000 - 17
UK excluding London -132 152 £60,000 +9.09% 12
London -23 132 £60,000 -7.69% 5
South East +18 66 £60,000 -6.98% 10
South West -7 34 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Midlands -32 16 £58,750 -2.08%
North of England -55 15 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland -12 13 £65,000 +30.00%
West Midlands -41 11 £62,500 +4.17%
Yorkshire -7 10 £55,000 +57.14% 1
East Midlands +26 5 £23,000 -22.69%
East of England -7 5 £64,000 +34.74%
North West -32 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Wales 0 3 £40,000 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 286 (99.65%) Security Operations
2 165 (57.49%) SIEM
3 151 (52.61%) Cybersecurity
4 111 (38.68%) Information Security
5 83 (28.92%) Firewall
6 77 (26.83%) CISSP
6 77 (26.83%) Network Security
7 68 (23.69%) Security Cleared
8 66 (23.00%) Windows
9 58 (20.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 55 (19.16%) Linux
11 53 (18.47%) SC Cleared
12 50 (17.42%) Cisco
13 49 (17.07%) CheckPoint
13 49 (17.07%) Security Architecture
14 48 (16.72%) Management Information System
15 46 (16.03%) TCP/IP
16 45 (15.68%) Analytics
17 43 (14.98%) Identity Access Management
18 42 (14.63%) SANS
18 42 (14.63%) Finance
19 39 (13.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 38 (13.24%) Risk Management
20 38 (13.24%) Internet
20 38 (13.24%) Unix
21 37 (12.89%) ITIL
22 36 (12.54%) Palo Alto
22 36 (12.54%) LogRhythm
22 36 (12.54%) Mentoring
23 35 (12.20%) ArcSight

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 7 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.39%) Apache
2 4 (1.39%) IIS
2 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (2.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.79%) SaaS
2 6 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.74%) PaaS
4 3 (1.05%) IaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (28.92%) Firewall
2 77 (26.83%) Network Security
3 46 (16.03%) TCP/IP
4 38 (13.24%) Internet
5 18 (6.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (6.27%) LAN
5 18 (6.27%) SSL
6 17 (5.92%) WAN
7 14 (4.88%) VPN
8 11 (3.83%) IPsec
9 10 (3.48%) Wireshark
10 8 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.44%) DNS
12 6 (2.09%) BGP
12 6 (2.09%) NetScreen
12 6 (2.09%) OSPF
12 6 (2.09%) VLAN
13 5 (1.74%) DMZ
13 5 (1.74%) SMTP
14 4 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.67%) Big Data
2 7 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (14.63%) Finance
2 15 (5.23%) Banking
3 10 (3.48%) Digital Economy
4 7 (2.44%) Marketing
4 7 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.09%) Electronics
5 6 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.05%) French Language
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 130 (45.30%) Analyst
2 91 (31.71%) Security Analyst
3 72 (25.09%) SOC Analyst
4 52 (18.12%) Security Engineer
5 37 (12.89%) Consultant
5 37 (12.89%) Operations Analyst
5 37 (12.89%) Security Operations Analyst
6 35 (12.20%) Security Consultant
7 31 (10.80%) Security Manager
8 30 (10.45%) SOC Consultant
9 28 (9.76%) Architect
10 27 (9.41%) Operational Security Manager
10 27 (9.41%) Security Operations Manager
11 26 (9.06%) Security Architect
11 26 (9.06%) Senior Consultant
11 26 (9.06%) Senior Security Consultant
12 24 (8.36%) SOC Manager
13 22 (7.67%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (6.97%) Operations Manager
15 15 (5.23%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.71%) .NET
2 3 (1.05%) EDI
2 3 (1.05%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.72%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.06%) PKI
3 25 (8.71%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.18%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.79%) SCADA
6 7 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.39%) CESG
8 3 (1.05%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.05%) Fintech
8 3 (1.05%) NHS
8 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.05%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.70%) BYOD
9 2 (0.70%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.70%) Replication
9 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.00%) Windows
2 55 (19.16%) Linux
3 38 (13.24%) Unix
4 2 (0.70%) Kali Linux
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (99.65%) Security Operations
2 165 (57.49%) SIEM
3 151 (52.61%) Cybersecurity
4 111 (38.68%) Information Security
5 58 (20.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 49 (17.07%) Security Architecture
7 45 (15.68%) Analytics
8 43 (14.98%) Identity Access Management
9 38 (13.24%) Risk Management
10 37 (12.89%) ITIL
11 36 (12.54%) Mentoring
12 32 (11.15%) Incident Management
12 32 (11.15%) Network Monitoring
13 30 (10.45%) Threat Management
14 28 (9.76%) Coaching
15 26 (9.06%) Data Analytics
16 25 (8.71%) Software Engineering
17 23 (8.01%) Change Management
17 23 (8.01%) Data Protection
18 22 (7.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.15%) Java
2 10 (3.48%) Python
3 7 (2.44%) C#
4 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.05%) Perl
6 2 (0.70%) C
6 2 (0.70%) PHP
6 2 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (26.83%) CISSP
2 68 (23.69%) Security Cleared
3 53 (18.47%) SC Cleared
4 42 (14.63%) SANS
5 35 (12.20%) GCIH
6 34 (11.85%) GCIA
7 30 (10.45%) CEH
7 30 (10.45%) Degree
8 28 (9.76%) DV Cleared
9 27 (9.41%) GIAC
10 26 (9.06%) CISM
11 23 (8.01%) CREST Certified
12 14 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (4.53%) GSEC
14 12 (4.18%) CISA
15 10 (3.48%) CCIE
15 10 (3.48%) CCSE
15 10 (3.48%) JNCIS
16 9 (3.14%) CompTIA Security+
16 9 (3.14%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.18%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (4.18%) SLA
3 8 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (1.74%) GDPR
5 4 (1.39%) COBIT
6 2 (0.70%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.70%) FISMA
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.35%) QA
7 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (6.27%) Snort
2 14 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.83%) ProxySG
4 6 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (4.53%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 10 (3.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (2.79%) Nmap
4 8 (2.79%) QRadar
5 7 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.09%) Nessus
7 4 (1.39%) WSUS
8 3 (1.05%) Core Impact
8 3 (1.05%) Nexpose
8 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.05%) OpenVAS
8 3 (1.05%) PowerBroker
8 3 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (1.05%) SCCM
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.35%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.35%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 50 (17.42%) Cisco
2 49 (17.07%) CheckPoint
3 36 (12.54%) LogRhythm
3 36 (12.54%) Palo Alto
4 35 (12.20%) ArcSight
4 35 (12.20%) Juniper
5 30 (10.45%) Splunk
6 22 (7.67%) F5
7 21 (7.32%) Fortinet
8 18 (6.27%) Blue Coat
9 17 (5.92%) HP
10 16 (5.57%) McAfee
11 13 (4.53%) Microsoft
12 11 (3.83%) Imperva
12 11 (3.83%) VMware
13 10 (3.48%) Sourcefire
13 10 (3.48%) TippingPoint
14 8 (2.79%) FireEye
14 8 (2.79%) Proofpoint
14 8 (2.79%) Symantec