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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 653 821
Rank change year-on-year +9 +168  
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 211 303 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.71% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 168 231 104
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,747 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £61,601
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +27.77%  

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 32862 42890 41924
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.44% 41.01% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26484 34271 33122
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,093 £29,651 £27,500
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +28 206 £60,000 - 18
London +76 94 £62,500 - 4
South East +53 39 £70,000 +16.66% 3
Berkshire +46 27 £62,500 +4.16% 2
West Midlands +19 21 £40,000 -33.33% 1
City of London +41 19 £62,500 -
South West +4 19 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Reading - 19 £55,000 - 1
Bristol -2 18 £40,000 -33.33% 2
North West -19 15 £37,747 -24.50% 3
Surrey +61 14 £90,000 +44.00%
Warwickshire +42 13 £40,000 -13.04% 1
East of England +40 13 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire +24 12 £50,000 +17.64%
Manchester -21 11 £40,124 -19.75% 3
Warwick +42 9 £40,000 -13.04% 1
Salford - 5 £35,624 - 2
Yorkshire +5 4 £57,500 +98.27% 3
Birmingham -5 4 £33,750 -43.75%
West Yorkshire -11 4 £57,500 +98.27% 3
Royston - 4 £75,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 -
Leeds -2 3 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Leamington Spa - 3 £52,500 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
South Wales +11 2 £37,500 -26.82% 1
Cardiff +8 2 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Wales +3 2 £37,500 -26.82% 1
Scotland -22 2 £35,000 -33.33%
Edinburgh -25 2 £35,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 442 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 217 (49.10%) Information Security
3 205 (46.38%) Cybersecurity
4 201 (45.48%) SIEM
5 164 (37.10%) Firewall
6 142 (32.13%) Network Security
7 130 (29.41%) CISSP
8 120 (27.15%) Windows
9 107 (24.21%) Linux
10 100 (22.62%) ArcSight
10 100 (22.62%) Splunk
11 98 (22.17%) Security Monitoring
12 92 (20.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 91 (20.59%) Degree
14 89 (20.14%) Unix
14 89 (20.14%) Security Architecture
15 83 (18.78%) Cisco
16 82 (18.55%) CheckPoint
17 81 (18.33%) Kalman Filter
18 78 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
19 77 (17.42%) Risk Management
19 77 (17.42%) ITIL
20 76 (17.19%) CISM
21 72 (16.29%) TCP/IP
22 71 (16.06%) Management Information System
23 69 (15.61%) Security Cleared
24 67 (15.16%) GIAC
25 66 (14.93%) Palo Alto
26 65 (14.71%) Juniper
26 65 (14.71%) GCIH

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 44 (9.95%) IIS
2 18 (4.07%) Apache
3 15 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.68%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 26 (5.88%) MS Office
1 26 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 22 (4.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.36%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 164 (37.10%) Firewall
2 142 (32.13%) Network Security
3 92 (20.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 72 (16.29%) TCP/IP
5 58 (13.12%) Internet
6 31 (7.01%) VPN
7 28 (6.33%) DNS
8 25 (5.66%) WAN
9 23 (5.20%) BGP
9 23 (5.20%) OSPF
10 22 (4.98%) LAN
11 20 (4.52%) Wireshark
12 16 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (3.39%) BIG-IP
13 15 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (3.39%) DMVPN
13 15 (3.39%) NX-OS
13 15 (3.39%) SMTP
13 15 (3.39%) SSL
13 15 (3.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.52%) Big Data
2 9 (2.04%) GIS
3 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.68%) Burp Suite
General
1 56 (12.67%) Finance
2 27 (6.11%) Banking
3 16 (3.62%) Law
4 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.58%) Retail
6 6 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.68%) Electronics
7 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.68%) Marketing
8 2 (0.45%) Advertising
8 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 157 (35.52%) Analyst
2 104 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 83 (18.78%) Security Analyst
4 78 (17.65%) SOC Analyst
5 51 (11.54%) Architect
6 48 (10.86%) Consultant
7 45 (10.18%) Security Architect
8 41 (9.28%) Security Consultant
9 40 (9.05%) Security Manager
10 39 (8.82%) Senior Security Engineer
11 35 (7.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 34 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
13 31 (7.01%) Network Engineer
13 31 (7.01%) Network Security Engineer
14 30 (6.79%) Operations Analyst
15 28 (6.33%) Monitoring Analyst
15 28 (6.33%) Security Operations Analyst
15 28 (6.33%) SOC Manager
16 27 (6.11%) Operational Security Manager
16 27 (6.11%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.07%) Regular Expression
2 16 (3.62%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (3.17%) .NET
4 3 (0.68%) PCRE
5 2 (0.45%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.23%) CGI
6 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.06%) Management Information System
2 60 (13.57%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.79%) PKI
4 28 (6.33%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.62%) Cyber Attack
7 14 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (2.71%) CESG
9 10 (2.26%) SCADA
10 8 (1.81%) Fintech
11 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.68%) iPad
14 1 (0.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 120 (27.15%) Windows
2 107 (24.21%) Linux
3 89 (20.14%) Unix
4 5 (1.13%) Solaris
4 5 (1.13%) Windows 2000
4 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 217 (49.10%) Information Security
3 205 (46.38%) Cybersecurity
4 201 (45.48%) SIEM
5 98 (22.17%) Security Monitoring
6 89 (20.14%) Security Architecture
7 81 (18.33%) Kalman Filter
8 78 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
9 77 (17.42%) ITIL
9 77 (17.42%) Risk Management
10 65 (14.71%) Incident Management
11 51 (11.54%) Threat Analysis
12 50 (11.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 49 (11.09%) Malware Analysis
14 41 (9.28%) Security Management
15 40 (9.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 38 (8.60%) Analytics
17 37 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (8.14%) Presales
19 35 (7.92%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.88%) Python
2 17 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 16 (3.62%) Ruby
4 15 (3.39%) Java
5 10 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.58%) C
6 7 (1.58%) SQL
7 6 (1.36%) Perl
8 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (29.41%) CISSP
2 91 (20.59%) Degree
3 76 (17.19%) CISM
4 69 (15.61%) Security Cleared
5 67 (15.16%) GIAC
6 65 (14.71%) GCIH
7 63 (14.25%) CEH
8 61 (13.80%) GCIA
9 60 (13.57%) SANS
10 57 (12.90%) SC Cleared
11 54 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
12 35 (7.92%) CREST Certified
13 29 (6.56%) IISP
14 25 (5.66%) CCSE
15 24 (5.43%) DV Cleared
15 24 (5.43%) GCED
15 24 (5.43%) GSEC
16 23 (5.20%) CCIE
16 23 (5.20%) CCSP
16 23 (5.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (7.24%) SLA
3 30 (6.79%) PCI DSS
4 19 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (3.39%) ISO27002
6 9 (2.04%) RMADS
7 8 (1.81%) GPG13
8 7 (1.58%) JSP 440
9 6 (1.36%) HMG Infosec
9 6 (1.36%) SSAE 16
10 4 (0.90%) ISO22301
11 3 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.23%) COBIT
12 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 47 (10.63%) Snort
2 28 (6.33%) ProxySG
3 7 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (9.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 22 (4.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 20 (4.52%) QRadar
4 19 (4.30%) logstash
5 15 (3.39%) Nessus
5 15 (3.39%) Nmap
6 13 (2.94%) Kibana
7 12 (2.71%) RSA enVision
8 9 (2.04%) CSIRT
9 6 (1.36%) ArcSight ESM
9 6 (1.36%) WMI
10 4 (0.90%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 3 (0.68%) Fluentd
11 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.45%) EnCase
12 2 (0.45%) Nexpose
13 1 (0.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (22.62%) ArcSight
1 100 (22.62%) Splunk
2 83 (18.78%) Cisco
3 82 (18.55%) CheckPoint
4 66 (14.93%) Palo Alto
5 65 (14.71%) Juniper
6 49 (11.09%) F5
7 44 (9.95%) LogRhythm
8 43 (9.73%) Fortinet
9 41 (9.28%) Intel Security
10 40 (9.05%) Blue Coat
11 37 (8.37%) Sourcefire
12 34 (7.69%) TippingPoint
13 31 (7.01%) Microsoft
14 27 (6.11%) HP
15 24 (5.43%) FireEye
16 23 (5.20%) Imperva
16 23 (5.20%) Proofpoint
17 17 (3.85%) Sophos
18 15 (3.39%) Sun
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Computer Network Defence Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000 + 5k shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 22 days ago