Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a SOC Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1085 1173 1122
Rank change year-on-year +88 -51 +154
Permanent jobs requiring a SOC Manager 13 33 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.019% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.020% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 44
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.66% -8.62%
10th Percentile £53,100 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £95,250 £80,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,000 £70,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +10.24% -13.90%

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 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for SOC Manager in the UK

SOC Manager
Top 9 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 21 May 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 +74 13 £65,000 -7.14% 1
UK excluding London +58 10 £63,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +29 7 £65,000 -
Midlands +19 7 £65,000 -7.14%
London +88 3 £95,000 +38.18%
East of England +83 1 £62,500 -9.09%
South East +29 1 £63,500 -15.33% 1
North West - 1 £52,000 -
North of England - 1 £52,000 -

SOC Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 10 (76.92%) Security Operations
2 8 (61.54%) SIEM
3 7 (53.85%) Incident Management
3 7 (53.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (46.15%) Information Security
4 6 (46.15%) CISSP
5 5 (38.46%) CISM
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
5 5 (38.46%) Cyberattack
6 4 (30.77%) ArcSight
6 4 (30.77%) Threat Management
6 4 (30.77%) Security Management
6 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
7 3 (23.08%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (15.38%) Threat Intelligence
8 2 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
8 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (15.38%) Coaching
8 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (38.46%) Cyberattack
3 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Security Operations
2 8 (61.54%) SIEM
3 7 (53.85%) Incident Management
4 6 (46.15%) Information Security
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
6 4 (30.77%) Security Management
6 4 (30.77%) Threat Management
6 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (23.08%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (15.38%) Coaching
8 2 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
8 2 (15.38%) ISMS
8 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (15.38%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) CISM
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) GCIH
4 2 (15.38%) GIAC
5 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware