Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Operations Manager was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1132 1133 1216
Rank change year-on-year +1 +83 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 71 91 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.048% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.050% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 60 66 61
UK median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £66,453
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% -2.19% -7.70%
10th Percentile £52,200 £50,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £89,625 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £63,750 £60,500
% change year-on-year - +5.37% -10.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Security Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Operations Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Top 11 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 6 months to 17 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 +44 68 £70,000 +7.69% 2
London +28 49 £72,500 +1.75%
UK excluding London +11 19 £63,750 - 2
North of England -1 6 £57,500 -11.54% 1
Yorkshire +24 4 £62,500 -3.85%
South East +19 4 £70,000 +14.75%
South West +11 4 - -
East of England +5 3 £53,500 -17.69% 1
Midlands +42 2 £65,000 -
North East +12 2 £49,250 -21.20% 1
West Midlands +11 2 £65,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 60 (84.51%) Security Operations
2 42 (59.15%) CISSP
3 30 (42.25%) Information Security
3 30 (42.25%) SIEM
4 26 (36.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 26 (36.62%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (36.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (36.62%) Firewall
5 25 (35.21%) Windows
6 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
7 22 (30.99%) CISM
7 22 (30.99%) Finance
8 20 (28.17%) LogRhythm
9 19 (26.76%) Palo Alto
10 17 (23.94%) Security Monitoring
11 16 (22.54%) VMware
11 16 (22.54%) CISA
11 16 (22.54%) ITIL
12 15 (21.13%) Security Operations Centre
13 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
14 13 (18.31%) CheckPoint
14 13 (18.31%) Risk Management
15 12 (16.90%) SolarWinds
15 12 (16.90%) ISMS
15 12 (16.90%) Incident Management
16 11 (15.49%) Project Management
16 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (14.08%) FortiGate
17 10 (14.08%) ArcSight
17 10 (14.08%) Cisco

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 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.82%) IaaS
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.62%) Firewall
2 10 (14.08%) Network Security
3 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.45%) SAN
5 4 (5.63%) LAN
5 4 (5.63%) WAN
6 3 (4.23%) DWDM
6 3 (4.23%) MPLS
6 3 (4.23%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.23%) VPN
6 3 (4.23%) Wireless
7 2 (2.82%) DNS
7 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.82%) VLAN
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
8 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
2 7 (9.86%) Legal
3 6 (8.45%) Law
4 4 (5.63%) Electronics
4 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.41%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Clustering
2 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.23%) Tandem
4 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.27%) Linux
4 7 (9.86%) Unix
5 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.82%) Android
6 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (84.51%) Security Operations
2 30 (42.25%) Information Security
2 30 (42.25%) SIEM
3 26 (36.62%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (36.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (23.94%) Security Monitoring
5 16 (22.54%) ITIL
6 13 (18.31%) Risk Management
7 12 (16.90%) Incident Management
7 12 (16.90%) ISMS
8 11 (15.49%) Project Management
9 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (14.08%) Migration
10 9 (12.68%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 8 (11.27%) Email Filtering
11 8 (11.27%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (11.27%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (11.27%) Patch Management
11 8 (11.27%) Security Management
11 8 (11.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) Java
1 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
1 8 (11.27%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) C#
2 7 (9.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (59.15%) CISSP
2 22 (30.99%) CISM
3 16 (22.54%) CISA
4 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (11.27%) CEH
5 8 (11.27%) CISMP
5 8 (11.27%) GSEC
6 7 (9.86%) CCNA
6 7 (9.86%) Degree
7 6 (8.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (8.45%) GIAC
7 6 (8.45%) GISF
7 6 (8.45%) Security+ Certification
7 6 (8.45%) SSCP
8 5 (7.04%) CCNP
9 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
10 3 (4.23%) CCIE
10 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.82%) CRISC
11 2 (2.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.27%) SLA
4 6 (8.45%) ISO 9001
5 3 (4.23%) GDPR
6 2 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.82%) ISO 22301
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) FortiGate
2 6 (8.45%) Core Impact
2 6 (8.45%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (8.45%) Nessus
2 6 (8.45%) Nexpose
2 6 (8.45%) OpenVAS
2 6 (8.45%) PowerBroker
2 6 (8.45%) QRadar
2 6 (8.45%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) WSUS
3 2 (2.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) LogRhythm
2 19 (26.76%) Palo Alto
3 16 (22.54%) VMware
4 13 (18.31%) CheckPoint
5 12 (16.90%) SolarWinds
6 10 (14.08%) ArcSight
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco
6 10 (14.08%) Fortinet
7 8 (11.27%) Symantec
8 7 (9.86%) AppSense
8 7 (9.86%) Brocade
9 6 (8.45%) AlienVault
9 6 (8.45%) Aveksa
9 6 (8.45%) Bomgar
9 6 (8.45%) CyberArk
9 6 (8.45%) McAfee
9 6 (8.45%) Qualys
9 6 (8.45%) Splunk
10 4 (5.63%) SAP
11 2 (2.82%) HP