Security Operations Centre Manager
UK

The median Security Operations Centre Manager salary in the UK is £76,250 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 February 2024.

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

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 800 991 1138
Rank change year-on-year +191 +147 -322
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Manager 25 28 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.027% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 30
10th Percentile £60,293 £65,625 £47,500
25th Percentile £66,438 £70,938 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £76,250 £78,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.24% +11.43% -1.75%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £80,938
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £69,500 £75,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.95% +7.86% -6.67%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,055 105,000 135,530
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 93.83% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,717 66,099 84,582
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,410 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,831 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.36% +5.66% +5.26%

SOC Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SOC Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOC Manager.

Salary trend for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOC Manager over the 6 months to 29 February 2024.

Salary histogram for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC 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 SOC Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 29 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +216 25 £76,250 +0.33% 6
UK excluding London +122 21 £69,500 -7.95% 4
South West - 6 - -
Work from Home +124 5 £92,500 +19.35%
North of England - 5 £70,979 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £70,979 - 1
London +184 4 £90,000 - 2
South East +63 4 £68,250 -19.71% 2
West Midlands +58 4 £92,500 +21.71%
Midlands +40 4 £92,500 +21.71% 1
East of England +38 2 £65,000 -7.14%

SOC Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 February 2024, SOC Manager job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring SOC Manager in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Security Operations
2 12 (48.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (40.00%) Information Security
3 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) Social Skills
4 8 (32.00%) MITRE ATT&CK
5 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) SIEM
5 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (20.00%) NIST
7 5 (20.00%) SOAR
7 5 (20.00%) Incident Response
7 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (20.00%) Change Management
8 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
8 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
8 4 (16.00%) Games
8 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
8 4 (16.00%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (16.00%) Cyber Threat
8 4 (16.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (16.00%) Service Catalogue
8 4 (16.00%) Actionable Insight
8 4 (16.00%) Cyber Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) Log Correlation

SOC Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Functions
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Logic Apps
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Sentinel
2 1 (4.00%) Power Platform
2 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
General
1 8 (32.00%) Social Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Cyber Threat
3 3 (12.00%) Cyberattack
3 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Blog
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Security Operations
2 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
3 8 (32.00%) MITRE ATT&CK
4 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (28.00%) SIEM
5 6 (24.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (20.00%) Change Management
6 5 (20.00%) Incident Response
6 5 (20.00%) SOAR
6 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (16.00%) Actionable Insight
7 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
7 4 (16.00%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (16.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (16.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (16.00%) Service Catalogue
8 3 (12.00%) Log Correlation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Kusto Query Language
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (20.00%) NIST
2 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.00%) GDPR
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Splunk
2 2 (8.00%) Intel
2 2 (8.00%) McAfee
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (8.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (4.00%) Sun
3 1 (4.00%) VMware