The median annual salary for a Security Operations Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 907 918
Rank change year-on-year +89 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 34 43 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.041% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.043% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 24 33 31
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -13.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £45,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,250 £88,000 £87,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £55,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% -24.13%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +66 34 £65,000 +6.12% 7
London +64 11 £75,000 -6.25% 2
East of England - 11 £65,000 - 2
Hertfordshire - 10 £62,500 - 2
Yorkshire +31 4 £61,250 +36.11% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £61,250 - 1
West Midlands +28 3 £42,500 -
North West -11 3 - -
Manchester -27 3 - -
Royston - 3 £85,000 - 1
Leeds - 3 £57,500 - 1
Watford - 2 £60,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £66,250 -
Salford - 2 - -
South East +59 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Berkshire +35 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South West +26 1 - - 1
Bristol -1 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Bradford - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 69 (75.82%) Security Operations
2 61 (67.03%) Information Security
3 47 (51.65%) CISSP
4 40 (43.96%) CISM
5 33 (36.26%) Finance
6 31 (34.07%) Risk Management
6 31 (34.07%) Firewall
6 31 (34.07%) SIEM
7 27 (29.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
9 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
10 22 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (21.98%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
12 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (19.78%) Degree
13 17 (18.68%) Incident Management
13 17 (18.68%) Management Information System
14 14 (15.38%) ITIL
14 14 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (14.29%) Threat Detection
15 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 12 (13.19%) Security Testing
16 12 (13.19%) Security Management
17 10 (10.99%) Cyberthreat
18 9 (9.89%) CISA
18 9 (9.89%) Service Delivery
19 8 (8.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 8 (8.79%) Big Data
19 8 (8.79%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.10%) IIS
1 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.07%) Firewall
2 5 (5.49%) Network Security
3 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.20%) DNS
5 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.20%) SSL
5 2 (2.20%) Wireless
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.10%) NetScreen
6 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) Big Data
2 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.10%) GIS
General
1 33 (36.26%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Electronics
3 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Back Office
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (18.68%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.99%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.40%) CESG
5 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
3 4 (4.40%) Unix
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (75.82%) Security Operations
2 61 (67.03%) Information Security
3 31 (34.07%) Risk Management
3 31 (34.07%) SIEM
4 22 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (21.98%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (18.68%) Incident Management
8 14 (15.38%) ITIL
8 14 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (14.29%) Threat Detection
9 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (13.19%) Security Management
10 12 (13.19%) Security Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.79%) Cyber Intelligence
12 8 (8.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 8 (8.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (7.69%) Performance Management
14 6 (6.59%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) C
2 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.10%) Python
2 1 (1.10%) Ruby
2 1 (1.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (51.65%) CISSP
2 40 (43.96%) CISM
3 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
4 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
5 18 (19.78%) Degree
6 9 (9.89%) CISA
7 6 (6.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.59%) CLAS
8 5 (5.49%) CCNA
8 5 (5.49%) CEH
9 4 (4.40%) CISMP
9 4 (4.40%) GCIA
9 4 (4.40%) GCIH
10 2 (2.20%) CCSP
10 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.20%) SANS
11 1 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.10%) CREST Certified
11 1 (1.10%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.69%) SLA
3 4 (4.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.20%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (2.20%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.20%) RMADS
5 1 (1.10%) COBIT
5 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.10%) EMIR
5 1 (1.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (3.30%) Nessus
3 2 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.20%) SCCM
3 2 (2.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.10%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.10%) Kibana
4 1 (1.10%) logstash
4 1 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.10%) QRadar
4 1 (1.10%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Cisco
2 5 (5.49%) Splunk
3 4 (4.40%) SAP
4 3 (3.30%) Intel Security
4 3 (3.30%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.20%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.10%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.10%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.10%) F5
6 1 (1.10%) FireEye
6 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.10%) Juniper
6 1 (1.10%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.10%) Sophos
6 1 (1.10%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec
6 1 (1.10%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.10%) VMware
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