Period
to 12 November 2019

The median annual salary for a SOC Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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

Security Operations Centre Manager
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1030 1144 1187
Rank change year-on-year +114 +43 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Manager 32 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.011% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 14
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £58,950 £56,300 £55,125
90th Percentile £79,500 £81,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00% -3.85%

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 130,695 155,097 170,902
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.90% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,594 124,978 137,021
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SOC Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOC Manager over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC Manager
Top 10 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 12 November 2019. 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 +97 32 £67,500 -3.57% 3
UK excluding London +72 26 £67,500 -3.57% 3
North West +50 12 £70,000 +7.69%
North of England +47 12 £70,000 +7.69%
East of England +82 10 £67,500 - 1
London - 6 £80,000 -
South East +33 2 £62,500 -21.88% 1
Midlands +25 2 £50,250 -30.69% 1
West Midlands +26 1 £58,000 -10.77%
East Midlands +23 1 £42,500 -44.26% 1

SOC Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, SOC Manager job roles required the following IT skills 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 22 (68.75%) Security Operations
2 16 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (46.88%) Presales
3 15 (46.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (37.50%) SIEM
5 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) CISSP
5 9 (28.13%) AlienVault
6 8 (25.00%) People Management
6 8 (25.00%) Information Security
7 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) CISM
7 7 (21.88%) Project Management
7 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (18.75%) Cyberattack
9 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.63%) Threat Intelligence
9 5 (15.63%) Security Management
9 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.63%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) Legal
10 4 (12.50%) Firewall
10 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.50%) Degree
10 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (12.50%) Runbook
10 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

SOC 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
1 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
General
1 4 (12.50%) Legal
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Cyberattack
3 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Security Operations
2 16 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (46.88%) Presales
4 12 (37.50%) SIEM
5 8 (25.00%) Information Security
5 8 (25.00%) People Management
6 7 (21.88%) Project Management
6 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Security Management
7 5 (15.63%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.50%) Runbook
8 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
9 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) CISSP
2 7 (21.88%) CISM
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) GIAC
5 2 (6.25%) CISMP
5 2 (6.25%) SSCP
6 1 (3.13%) CISA
6 1 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) AlienVault
1 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Juniper
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy
3 1 (3.13%) Splunk