The median annual salary for a Security Operations Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 907 919
Rank change year-on-year +108 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 75 28 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.028% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.029% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 62 22 36
Median salary £67,500 £73,000 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.53% -1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,250 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £82,475 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £59,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.60% -0.41%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Operations Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager.

Salary trend for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +96 75 £67,500 -7.53% 2
London +60 45 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire - 13 £60,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 13 £60,000 - 1
South West -2 6 - -
Bradford - 6 £57,500 -
Leeds - 6 £62,500 - 1
City of London - 6 £66,250 -
Bristol - 6 - -
South East +45 5 £70,000 +12.90%
Hertfordshire +7 4 £69,500 +32.38%
East of England -5 4 £69,500 +32.38%
Middlesex - 3 £70,000 -
Royston - 2 £64,000 -
Hatfield - 2 £75,000 -
Berkshire +30 1 £55,000 -
Warwickshire +10 1 £65,000 +13.04%
West Midlands +10 1 £65,000 -5.45%
Manchester -31 1 £65,000 -8.45%
North West -35 1 £65,000 -8.45%
Hampshire - 1 £75,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Southampton - 1 £75,000 -

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Security Operations Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Operations Manager in the job title.

1 89 (80.91%) Security Operations
2 54 (49.09%) Information Security
3 51 (46.36%) CISSP
4 41 (37.27%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (36.36%) Finance
6 39 (35.45%) SIEM
7 37 (33.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (30.91%) Security Operations Centre
9 33 (30.00%) CISM
10 27 (24.55%) Risk Management
11 26 (23.64%) Vulnerability Management
12 25 (22.73%) Security Monitoring
12 25 (22.73%) Firewall
13 22 (20.00%) Windows
14 19 (17.27%) PCI DSS
15 17 (15.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (15.45%) ITIL
16 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
16 15 (13.64%) Security Management
16 15 (13.64%) LogRhythm
16 15 (13.64%) ISMS
17 14 (12.73%) CISA
18 13 (11.82%) Management Information System
18 13 (11.82%) Project Management
18 13 (11.82%) TCP/IP
18 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
18 13 (11.82%) Line Management
18 13 (11.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 13 (11.82%) Windows Server
19 11 (10.00%) Attack Monitoring

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
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 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.82%) IaaS
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.73%) Firewall
2 13 (11.82%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.00%) Network Security
4 7 (6.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (5.45%) LAN
5 6 (5.45%) SAN
5 6 (5.45%) WAN
6 4 (3.64%) DNS
7 2 (1.82%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.82%) SSL
7 2 (1.82%) VLAN
7 2 (1.82%) VoIP
8 1 (0.91%) DWDM
8 1 (0.91%) Intranet
8 1 (0.91%) MPLS
8 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.91%) VPN
8 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) Big Data
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 40 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Electronics
3 7 (6.36%) Legal
3 7 (6.36%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.36%) Marketing
3 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.64%) Law
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) EDI
1 3 (2.73%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.91%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (11.82%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.64%) CESG
4 4 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.91%) Tandem
6 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (11.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.09%) Unix
4 7 (6.36%) Linux
5 6 (5.45%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (80.91%) Security Operations
2 54 (49.09%) Information Security
3 41 (37.27%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (35.45%) SIEM
5 27 (24.55%) Risk Management
6 26 (23.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (22.73%) Security Monitoring
8 17 (15.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (15.45%) ITIL
9 15 (13.64%) ISMS
9 15 (13.64%) Security Management
10 13 (11.82%) Line Management
10 13 (11.82%) Project Management
10 13 (11.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (10.00%) Attack Monitoring
11 11 (10.00%) Service Delivery
12 10 (9.09%) Business Continuity
12 10 (9.09%) Cyber Intelligence
12 10 (9.09%) Information Security Management
12 10 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.73%) Java
2 3 (2.73%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) C#
3 2 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (46.36%) CISSP
2 33 (30.00%) CISM
3 14 (12.73%) CISA
4 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.09%) CEH
5 10 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.09%) Degree
5 10 (9.09%) SANS
6 8 (7.27%) CCNA
7 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.45%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.45%) GIAC
8 6 (5.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 5 (4.55%) PMI Certification
9 5 (4.55%) PMP
10 4 (3.64%) CLAS
10 4 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (3.64%) GCIA
10 4 (3.64%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (3.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (33.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (17.27%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.27%) SLA
4 5 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.64%) GDPR
5 4 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (3.64%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.82%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.82%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.82%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (6.36%) SCCM
1 7 (6.36%) WSUS
2 6 (5.45%) Nessus
2 6 (5.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.73%) Core Impact
3 3 (2.73%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.73%) Nexpose
3 3 (2.73%) OpenVAS
3 3 (2.73%) PowerBroker
3 3 (2.73%) QRadar
3 3 (2.73%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (1.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) LogRhythm
2 10 (9.09%) Palo Alto
2 10 (9.09%) Splunk
2 10 (9.09%) Symantec
3 9 (8.18%) ArcSight
3 9 (8.18%) VMware
4 8 (7.27%) CyberArk
4 8 (7.27%) McAfee
5 7 (6.36%) SAP
5 7 (6.36%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.64%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.73%) AlienVault
7 3 (2.73%) Aveksa
7 3 (2.73%) Bomgar
7 3 (2.73%) Cisco
7 3 (2.73%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.73%) Qualys
8 2 (1.82%) HP
9 1 (0.91%) AppSense
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