Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 846 750
Rank change year-on-year +82 -96 +189
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 446 346 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.45% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 318 265 464
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +26.32%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,050 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £82,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +27.78%

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 76,456 77,275 88,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.48% 43.51% 43.72%
Number of salaries quoted 59,056 60,463 72,181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Centre in the UK

Security Operations Centre
Top 15 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 17 July 2018. 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 +44 364 £55,000 -8.33% 27
UK excluding London +44 240 £52,500 -4.55% 20
London +58 192 £55,000 -8.33% 11
East of England +96 104 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Scotland +19 58 £65,000 - 2
South East -42 25 £52,500 -25.00% 2
Midlands +19 24 £58,750 +46.88% 4
East Midlands +15 17 £60,000 +160.87%
North of England -3 17 £55,000 - 3
North West +11 16 £55,000 +45.71% 1
Wales +7 6 £40,210 +0.52% 1
West Midlands +5 5 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1
South West -30 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £32,500 -43.48% 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 446 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 323 (72.42%) SIEM
3 292 (65.47%) Cybersecurity
4 222 (49.78%) Firewall
5 165 (37.00%) Network Security
6 162 (36.32%) Information Security
7 131 (29.37%) Splunk
8 122 (27.35%) Data Loss Prevention
8 122 (27.35%) Threat Management
9 113 (25.34%) Vulnerability Management
10 107 (23.99%) CISSP
11 102 (22.87%) QRadar
12 91 (20.40%) Degree
13 88 (19.73%) Linux
14 87 (19.51%) Qualys
15 86 (19.28%) PKI
16 84 (18.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 81 (18.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 80 (17.94%) Identity Access Management
19 70 (15.70%) Windows
20 69 (15.47%) Security Architecture
21 68 (15.25%) CISM
22 67 (15.02%) GIAC
22 67 (15.02%) Performance Monitoring
23 65 (14.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
24 64 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
25 63 (14.13%) SANS
25 63 (14.13%) Incident Management
26 62 (13.90%) TCP/IP
27 56 (12.56%) CISA

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 17 (3.81%) Apache
2 12 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.67%) IIS
4 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.45%) SAS
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.91%) GitHub
3 8 (1.79%) Mimecast
3 8 (1.79%) Office 365
4 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.12%) SaaS
6 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 222 (49.78%) Firewall
2 165 (37.00%) Network Security
3 62 (13.90%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.83%) DNS
5 25 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (4.93%) HTTP
7 16 (3.59%) SNMP
8 15 (3.36%) DHCP
8 15 (3.36%) ICMP
8 15 (3.36%) Internet
9 14 (3.14%) VPN
10 13 (2.91%) Sourcefire
11 11 (2.47%) SSL
12 8 (1.79%) DKIM
12 8 (1.79%) DMARC
13 7 (1.57%) SMTP
13 7 (1.57%) WAN
14 5 (1.12%) LAN
15 4 (0.90%) IPsec
16 3 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.04%) Big Data
2 14 (3.14%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.90%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.45%) MySQL
4 2 (0.45%) QlikView
5 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 14 (3.14%) JIRA
2 13 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.02%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (4.93%) Finance
2 16 (3.59%) Retail
3 10 (2.24%) Law
4 3 (0.67%) French Language
4 3 (0.67%) Military
5 2 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.22%) Back Office
6 1 (0.22%) Banking
6 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (27.35%) Analyst
2 113 (25.34%) Consultant
3 112 (25.11%) Security Consultant
4 82 (18.39%) Security Engineer
5 77 (17.26%) Security Analyst
6 74 (16.59%) IT Consultant
6 74 (16.59%) IT Security Consultant
7 50 (11.21%) SOC Analyst
8 47 (10.54%) Security Manager
9 41 (9.19%) Senior Consultant
10 40 (8.97%) Senior IT Consultant
10 40 (8.97%) Senior IT Security Consultant
10 40 (8.97%) Senior Security Consultant
11 38 (8.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 38 (8.52%) Operations Analyst
11 38 (8.52%) Security Operations Analyst
12 32 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
13 28 (6.28%) Managing Consultant
14 27 (6.05%) Senior Security Analyst
15 26 (5.83%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (0.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.22%) CSS
3 1 (0.22%) ISPF
3 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.22%) REST
3 1 (0.22%) Web Services
3 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (19.28%) PKI
2 84 (18.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 56 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (10.99%) Computer Science
5 47 (10.54%) Management Information System
6 46 (10.31%) Cyberattack
7 27 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
9 17 (3.81%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.24%) Cybercrime
10 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (2.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (0.90%) Blog
12 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.90%) NHS
13 3 (0.67%) CESG
13 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.45%) Fintech
14 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (19.73%) Linux
2 70 (15.70%) Windows
3 53 (11.88%) Unix
4 15 (3.36%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.24%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.90%) Solaris
7 2 (0.45%) FreeBSD
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) IRIX
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 323 (72.42%) SIEM
3 292 (65.47%) Cybersecurity
4 162 (36.32%) Information Security
5 122 (27.35%) Data Loss Prevention
5 122 (27.35%) Threat Management
6 113 (25.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 80 (17.94%) Identity Access Management
8 69 (15.47%) Security Architecture
9 67 (15.02%) Performance Monitoring
10 65 (14.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 64 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 63 (14.13%) Incident Management
13 54 (12.11%) Use Case
14 53 (11.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 48 (10.76%) Risk Management
16 44 (9.87%) Due Diligence
17 43 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
18 42 (9.42%) Security Monitoring
19 37 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.09%) Python
2 16 (3.59%) Java
3 11 (2.47%) Bash Shell
3 11 (2.47%) Ruby
4 10 (2.24%) C
4 10 (2.24%) C#
4 10 (2.24%) VBA
5 9 (2.02%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.02%) SQL
6 7 (1.57%) Go
6 7 (1.57%) Perl
6 7 (1.57%) PHP
7 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.67%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.22%) JCL
9 1 (0.22%) REXX
9 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (23.99%) CISSP
2 91 (20.40%) Degree
3 68 (15.25%) CISM
4 67 (15.02%) GIAC
5 63 (14.13%) SANS
6 56 (12.56%) CISA
7 48 (10.76%) SSCP
8 47 (10.54%) CompTIA Security+
9 39 (8.74%) CEH
9 39 (8.74%) GCIH
10 37 (8.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (6.73%) CSSLP
12 28 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (5.61%) GCIA
14 23 (5.16%) CCNA
15 18 (4.04%) GCFE
16 17 (3.81%) CCNP
16 17 (3.81%) CREST Certified
16 17 (3.81%) GREM
16 17 (3.81%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (18.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (8.07%) GDPR
3 34 (7.62%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.47%) GPG13
5 7 (1.57%) COBIT
6 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.90%) SLA
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) QA
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (3.36%) Snort
2 12 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.79%) HDFS
5 2 (0.45%) Firmware
5 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.45%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 102 (22.87%) QRadar
2 13 (2.91%) EnCase
2 13 (2.91%) Nessus
3 10 (2.24%) Nmap
4 8 (1.79%) Suricata
5 6 (1.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (1.35%) Kibana
6 5 (1.12%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.67%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.45%) logstash
8 2 (0.45%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.45%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.22%) Juniper STRM
9 1 (0.22%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 131 (29.37%) Splunk
2 87 (19.51%) Qualys
3 48 (10.76%) Microsoft
4 31 (6.95%) LogRhythm
5 27 (6.05%) ArcSight
6 24 (5.38%) Sophos
7 14 (3.14%) Palo Alto
7 14 (3.14%) Symantec
8 13 (2.91%) Cisco
9 12 (2.69%) AlienVault
10 10 (2.24%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.79%) FireEye
11 8 (1.79%) Forcepoint
11 8 (1.79%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.79%) Intel
11 8 (1.79%) Juniper
11 8 (1.79%) TippingPoint
12 7 (1.57%) Netsparker
13 6 (1.35%) F5
14 5 (1.12%) ServiceNow