Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 597 768 814
Rank change year-on-year +171 +46 -3
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 274 345 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.62% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 192 224 314
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,375 £27,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £93,375 £87,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -4.55%

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 33,703 55,913 66,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.94% 39.13% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25,946 41,689 51,383
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
UK excluding London +182 224 £45,000 - 8
England +124 220 £52,500 +5.00% 9
South East +151 80 £45,000 -18.18%
London +102 49 £67,500 +12.50% 4
Midlands +95 39 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Scotland +92 38 £45,000 +60.71% 1
North of England +102 35 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Midlands +85 31 £60,000 +3.45%
North West +90 25 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England +38 16 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Wales +19 13 £62,500 +8.70% 2
Yorkshire +72 10 £62,500 +56.25% 1
East Midlands +63 7 - - 1
Work from Home +47 5 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £57,500 -
South West +66 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 274 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 195 (71.17%) SIEM
3 129 (47.08%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (30.66%) Information Security
5 80 (29.20%) Security Management
6 72 (26.28%) Security Cleared
7 70 (25.55%) Threat Intelligence
8 67 (24.45%) Firewall
9 63 (22.99%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 57 (20.80%) SC Cleared
10 57 (20.80%) Splunk
11 56 (20.44%) Vulnerability Management
12 55 (20.07%) LogRhythm
12 55 (20.07%) Windows
13 52 (18.98%) Linux
14 48 (17.52%) CISSP
15 46 (16.79%) Project Management
15 46 (16.79%) Penetration Testing
16 43 (15.69%) Degree
17 42 (15.33%) AWS
17 42 (15.33%) QRadar
18 41 (14.96%) ArcSight
18 41 (14.96%) TCP/IP
19 40 (14.60%) Python
19 40 (14.60%) Performance Management
20 39 (14.23%) Management Information System
21 38 (13.87%) GCIA
21 38 (13.87%) GCIH
21 38 (13.87%) Cyberthreat
22 37 (13.50%) Business Continuity

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:

Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.01%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.33%) AWS
2 30 (10.95%) Azure
3 20 (7.30%) Office 365
4 11 (4.01%) Logic Apps
5 5 (1.82%) GCP
6 4 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.73%) IaaS
7 2 (0.73%) PaaS
7 2 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (24.45%) Firewall
2 41 (14.96%) TCP/IP
3 25 (9.12%) DNS
4 22 (8.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (7.30%) Network Security
6 19 (6.93%) Wireshark
7 18 (6.57%) Internet
8 12 (4.38%) SMTP
9 11 (4.01%) DKIM
9 11 (4.01%) DMARC
9 11 (4.01%) HTTP
10 10 (3.65%) Wireless
11 7 (2.55%) tcpdump
12 4 (1.46%) LAN
12 4 (1.46%) VPN
12 4 (1.46%) WAN
12 4 (1.46%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.73%) DHCP
13 2 (0.73%) FTP
13 2 (0.73%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (4.01%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.73%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 33 (12.04%) Finance
2 11 (4.01%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.92%) Retail
4 7 (2.55%) Law
4 7 (2.55%) Legal
5 6 (2.19%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.46%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.09%) Local Government
8 2 (0.73%) Banking
8 2 (0.73%) German Language
8 2 (0.73%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Police
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (38.69%) Analyst
2 84 (30.66%) Security Analyst
3 66 (24.09%) Security Engineer
4 40 (14.60%) SIEM Engineer
5 39 (14.23%) SOC Engineer
6 35 (12.77%) SOC Analyst
7 30 (10.95%) SIEM Analyst
8 27 (9.85%) ArcSight Analyst
8 27 (9.85%) Splunk Analyst
9 26 (9.49%) Security Manager
10 19 (6.93%) Operational Security Manager
10 19 (6.93%) Operations Analyst
10 19 (6.93%) Operations Manager
10 19 (6.93%) Security Operations Analyst
10 19 (6.93%) Security Operations Manager
11 15 (5.47%) SOC Manager
12 14 (5.11%) IT Analyst
12 14 (5.11%) IT Security Analyst
13 13 (4.74%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 11 (4.01%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.38%) Web Services
2 7 (2.55%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.46%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.73%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.23%) Management Information System
2 38 (13.87%) Cyberthreat
3 22 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.84%) Cyberattack
5 13 (4.74%) Cyber Defence
6 12 (4.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 10 (3.65%) Cybercrime
8 7 (2.55%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.55%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.82%) Blog
10 4 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.09%) PMI
12 2 (0.73%) CCTV
12 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.36%) CESG
13 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.07%) Windows
2 52 (18.98%) Linux
3 12 (4.38%) Unix
4 11 (4.01%) Kali Linux
5 9 (3.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 195 (71.17%) SIEM
3 129 (47.08%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (30.66%) Information Security
5 80 (29.20%) Security Management
6 70 (25.55%) Threat Intelligence
7 63 (22.99%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 56 (20.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 46 (16.79%) Penetration Testing
9 46 (16.79%) Project Management
10 40 (14.60%) Performance Management
11 37 (13.50%) Business Continuity
11 37 (13.50%) Incident Management
12 36 (13.14%) ITIL
13 27 (9.85%) Analytics
14 26 (9.49%) Remediation Plan
15 25 (9.12%) Malware Analysis
16 22 (8.03%) Cyber Intelligence
17 21 (7.66%) Reverse Engineering
17 21 (7.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.60%) Python
2 33 (12.04%) Bash Shell
3 28 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 20 (7.30%) SQL
5 15 (5.47%) Perl
6 10 (3.65%) C
7 9 (3.28%) C#
8 8 (2.92%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.55%) Java
9 7 (2.55%) Ruby
10 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
11 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (26.28%) Security Cleared
2 57 (20.80%) SC Cleared
3 48 (17.52%) CISSP
4 43 (15.69%) Degree
5 38 (13.87%) GCIA
5 38 (13.87%) GCIH
6 31 (11.31%) SANS
7 25 (9.12%) CEH
8 16 (5.84%) CISM
9 14 (5.11%) CREST Certified
10 11 (4.01%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (3.65%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.92%) GIAC
13 7 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (2.55%) GREM
13 7 (2.55%) Master's Degree
14 6 (2.19%) CISA
15 5 (1.82%) GCFA
16 4 (1.46%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.30%) NIST
2 16 (5.84%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (4.38%) COBIT
4 12 (4.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (3.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.19%) GDPR
7 5 (1.82%) AICPA
8 4 (1.46%) NCSC
8 4 (1.46%) SLA
9 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
System Software
1 17 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.01%) Snort
3 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (15.33%) QRadar
2 17 (6.20%) CSIRT
3 9 (3.28%) RSA enVision
4 8 (2.92%) Nessus
5 5 (1.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 4 (1.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 57 (20.80%) Splunk
2 55 (20.07%) LogRhythm
3 41 (14.96%) ArcSight
4 18 (6.57%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.28%) Cisco
6 6 (2.19%) Carbon Black
6 6 (2.19%) VMware
7 5 (1.82%) Darktrace
7 5 (1.82%) FireEye
7 5 (1.82%) Symantec
8 4 (1.46%) IBM
8 4 (1.46%) Oracle
9 3 (1.09%) Capita
9 3 (1.09%) Qualys
10 2 (0.73%) AlienVault
10 2 (0.73%) McAfee
10 2 (0.73%) Sun
11 1 (0.36%) Intel
11 1 (0.36%) NetApp
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat