Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 732 839
Rank change year-on-year -142 +107 +267
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 316 546 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 228 434 400
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £34,525 £36,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £70,025
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%

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 77316 77666 91267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 40.92% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58373 63794 73158
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -148 295 £57,500 -4.17% 16
UK excluding London -140 155 £60,000 +9.09% 11
London -17 153 £57,500 -11.54% 5
South East -39 79 £60,000 -6.25% 5
South West -1 27 £56,250 -13.46%
Scotland -11 20 £65,000 +30.00%
Midlands -29 11 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East of England -12 10 £55,000 +15.79% 2
West Midlands -34 9 £55,000 -12.00% 1
North of England -29 8 £48,500 -3.00% 3
Yorkshire +19 4 £44,471 +23.53% 2
East Midlands +29 2 £61,500 +64.00%
North West -46 2 - -
North East - 2 £49,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 313 (99.05%) Security Operations
2 184 (58.23%) SIEM
2 184 (58.23%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (38.92%) Information Security
4 98 (31.01%) Firewall
5 91 (28.80%) Linux
6 88 (27.85%) CISSP
7 71 (22.47%) Windows
7 71 (22.47%) Security Cleared
8 70 (22.15%) Network Security
9 69 (21.84%) TCP/IP
10 62 (19.62%) Degree
11 60 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 60 (18.99%) Security Architecture
12 57 (18.04%) SC Cleared
12 57 (18.04%) Management Information System
13 51 (16.14%) Vulnerability Management
14 48 (15.19%) Analytics
15 43 (13.61%) Identity Access Management
16 42 (13.29%) Splunk
17 41 (12.97%) SANS
18 40 (12.66%) Cisco
19 37 (11.71%) Unix
19 37 (11.71%) Data Analytics
20 36 (11.39%) Finance
20 36 (11.39%) CEH
21 35 (11.08%) ITIL
22 34 (10.76%) CISM
23 33 (10.44%) CheckPoint
23 33 (10.44%) Cyberthreat

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 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.85%) SaaS
2 6 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.95%) IaaS
4 3 (0.95%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.32%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (31.01%) Firewall
2 70 (22.15%) Network Security
3 69 (21.84%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.96%) Internet
4 22 (6.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (4.43%) SSL
6 12 (3.80%) VPN
7 11 (3.48%) IPsec
8 9 (2.85%) SMS
9 7 (2.22%) NetScreen
10 6 (1.90%) LAN
11 5 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.58%) SAN
11 5 (1.58%) WAN
12 4 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.27%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.95%) DMZ
13 3 (0.95%) DNS
14 2 (0.63%) OSPF
14 2 (0.63%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.23%) Big Data
2 12 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (11.39%) Finance
2 12 (3.80%) Banking
3 5 (1.58%) Legal
4 4 (1.27%) Marketing
4 4 (1.27%) Retail
4 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.95%) Electronics
5 3 (0.95%) French Language
5 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.95%) Military
5 3 (0.95%) Publishing
6 2 (0.63%) Digital Economy
6 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 141 (44.62%) Analyst
2 95 (30.06%) Security Analyst
3 69 (21.84%) SOC Analyst
4 54 (17.09%) Security Engineer
5 47 (14.87%) Consultant
6 45 (14.24%) Security Consultant
7 28 (8.86%) Senior Consultant
7 28 (8.86%) Senior Security Consultant
8 26 (8.23%) SOC Consultant
9 25 (7.91%) Operations Analyst
9 25 (7.91%) Security Manager
9 25 (7.91%) Security Operations Analyst
10 24 (7.59%) Architect
11 22 (6.96%) Security Architect
12 15 (4.75%) Operational Security Manager
12 15 (4.75%) Security Operations Manager
13 14 (4.43%) Information Analyst
13 14 (4.43%) Information Security Analyst
13 14 (4.43%) Operations Manager
14 13 (4.11%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.32%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.04%) Management Information System
2 33 (10.44%) Cyberthreat
3 29 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.28%) PKI
5 21 (6.65%) Data Centre
6 17 (5.38%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.48%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.90%) CESG
8 6 (1.90%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (1.90%) NHS
9 5 (1.58%) Blog
9 5 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.27%) Clustering
10 4 (1.27%) Replication
10 4 (1.27%) SCADA
11 3 (0.95%) CCTV
11 3 (0.95%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 91 (28.80%) Linux
2 71 (22.47%) Windows
3 37 (11.71%) Unix
4 5 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.27%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.95%) VMS
7 1 (0.32%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (99.05%) Security Operations
2 184 (58.23%) Cybersecurity
2 184 (58.23%) SIEM
3 123 (38.92%) Information Security
4 60 (18.99%) Security Architecture
5 51 (16.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 48 (15.19%) Analytics
7 43 (13.61%) Identity Access Management
8 37 (11.71%) Data Analytics
9 35 (11.08%) ITIL
10 32 (10.13%) Mentoring
11 31 (9.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 31 (9.81%) Threat Intelligence
12 29 (9.18%) Security Monitoring
12 29 (9.18%) Threat Management
13 28 (8.86%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (8.54%) Incident Management
14 27 (8.54%) Malware Analysis
14 27 (8.54%) Threat Analysis
15 26 (8.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.86%) Java
2 19 (6.01%) Python
3 9 (2.85%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.22%) C#
5 7 (2.22%) PHP
6 5 (1.58%) C
6 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (27.85%) CISSP
2 71 (22.47%) Security Cleared
3 62 (19.62%) Degree
4 57 (18.04%) SC Cleared
5 41 (12.97%) SANS
6 36 (11.39%) CEH
7 34 (10.76%) CISM
8 30 (9.49%) GCIH
9 29 (9.18%) CREST Certified
9 29 (9.18%) GCIA
10 26 (8.23%) DV Cleared
11 21 (6.65%) CompTIA Security+
11 21 (6.65%) Security+ Certification
12 18 (5.70%) CISA
13 15 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (4.43%) CRISC
14 14 (4.43%) GIAC
15 13 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (3.16%) CCNA
17 7 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (2.85%) GDPR
5 6 (1.90%) FISMA
5 6 (1.90%) QA
6 4 (1.27%) COBIT
6 4 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.27%) SLA
6 4 (1.27%) SSAE 16
7 3 (0.95%) PMO
8 2 (0.63%) GPG13
8 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 20 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.53%) Snort
2 8 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (4.11%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.48%) QRadar
3 7 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.58%) CSIRT
4 5 (1.58%) Nessus
5 4 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.27%) Kibana
5 4 (1.27%) logstash
5 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.95%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (0.95%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.63%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (0.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.32%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 42 (13.29%) Splunk
2 40 (12.66%) Cisco
3 33 (10.44%) CheckPoint
4 27 (8.54%) Juniper
5 25 (7.91%) ArcSight
6 24 (7.59%) Palo Alto
7 19 (6.01%) LogRhythm
8 14 (4.43%) AlienVault
8 14 (4.43%) F5
8 14 (4.43%) VMware
9 13 (4.11%) Fortinet
9 13 (4.11%) McAfee
10 10 (3.16%) Microsoft
11 8 (2.53%) Blue Coat
11 8 (2.53%) Sophos
12 7 (2.22%) HP
12 7 (2.22%) Symantec
13 6 (1.90%) AVG
13 6 (1.90%) Kaspersky
14 5 (1.58%) NetApp