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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 13 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Security Operations Centre
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
13 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 765 548 298
Rank change year-on-year -217 -250 +51
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations Centre 117 95 6
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.15% 0.23% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.58% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 100 72 5
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,275 £51,000
25th Percentile £53,166 £46,250 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -19.23% -18.75%
75th Percentile £75,000 £69,063 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,875 £75,000 £74,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +15.79% -5.00%

Security Operations Centre is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,270 16,408 3,192
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 45.03% 39.78% 36.01%
Number of salaries quoted 17,570 11,353 2,683
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

Security Operations Centre
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Security Operations Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Security Operations Centre trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Operations Centre
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Security Operations Centre.

Security Operations Centre salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Operations Centre
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 13 August 2022.

Security Operations Centre salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 13 August 2022, Security Operations Centre job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 117 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 98 (83.76%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (64.10%) Information Security
4 72 (61.54%) SIEM
5 54 (46.15%) Incident Response
6 36 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 36 (30.77%) Threat Intelligence
7 35 (29.91%) Social Skills
8 34 (29.06%) SOAR
8 34 (29.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 34 (29.06%) Microsoft
9 33 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 31 (26.50%) Azure
11 30 (25.64%) Cyberthreat
12 28 (23.93%) Firewall
13 25 (21.37%) Finance
13 25 (21.37%) Splunk
14 24 (20.51%) Security Cleared
15 23 (19.66%) Azure Sentinel
16 21 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (17.95%) Management Information System
17 20 (17.09%) CISSP
17 20 (17.09%) NIST
17 20 (17.09%) Security Monitoring
18 19 (16.24%) Incident Management
19 18 (15.38%) Python
19 18 (15.38%) PowerShell
20 17 (14.53%) CompTIA Security+
21 16 (13.68%) Network Security
21 16 (13.68%) Penetration Testing

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 4 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.50%) Azure
2 23 (19.66%) Azure Sentinel
3 14 (11.97%) SaaS
4 13 (11.11%) AWS
5 12 (10.26%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (6.84%) GCP
7 7 (5.98%) IaaS
8 4 (3.42%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.56%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (2.56%) Azure Functions
9 3 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.56%) Serverless
10 2 (1.71%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (1.71%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.71%) PaaS
11 1 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.93%) Firewall
2 16 (13.68%) Network Security
3 15 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.42%) DNS
6 2 (1.71%) VPN
7 1 (0.85%) NGN
7 1 (0.85%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.85%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) Power BI
2 2 (1.71%) Big Data
2 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.71%) MySQL
2 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (29.91%) Social Skills
2 25 (21.37%) Finance
3 21 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.55%) Law
4 10 (8.55%) Public Sector
5 5 (4.27%) Legal
5 5 (4.27%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.42%) Marketing
7 3 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.56%) Retail
8 2 (1.71%) Banking
8 2 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.85%) Games
9 1 (0.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (37.61%) Analyst
2 36 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 15 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
5 11 (9.40%) Security Manager
6 9 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Security Specialist
7 7 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Head of IT
9 5 (4.27%) Head of IT Security
9 5 (4.27%) Head of Security
9 5 (4.27%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Network Security Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) SOC Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Incident Responder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.64%) Cyberthreat
2 21 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 14 (11.97%) CSOC
4 12 (10.26%) Cyberattack
5 10 (8.55%) Cyber Defence
6 9 (7.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (6.84%) Data Centre
8 7 (5.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (5.13%) Virtual Team
10 5 (4.27%) IoT
10 5 (4.27%) Social Media
11 4 (3.42%) e-Learning
11 4 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.71%) Blog
12 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.71%) PKI
13 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.85%) YARA
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.26%) Unix
2 11 (9.40%) Windows
3 5 (4.27%) Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Kali Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 98 (83.76%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (64.10%) Information Security
4 72 (61.54%) SIEM
5 54 (46.15%) Incident Response
6 36 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 36 (30.77%) Threat Intelligence
7 34 (29.06%) SOAR
7 34 (29.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (17.09%) Security Monitoring
9 19 (16.24%) Incident Management
10 16 (13.68%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (12.82%) Data Loss Prevention
11 15 (12.82%) Threat Detection
11 15 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (11.97%) ITIL
13 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (10.26%) Analytics
14 12 (10.26%) Information Assurance
14 12 (10.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 18 (15.38%) Python
2 5 (4.27%) Bash
3 4 (3.42%) Go
3 4 (3.42%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) Perl
4 2 (1.71%) SQL
5 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.09%) CISSP
3 17 (14.53%) CompTIA Security+
4 15 (12.82%) Degree
4 15 (12.82%) GIAC
5 13 (11.11%) CISM
6 11 (9.40%) CEH
6 11 (9.40%) GCIH
7 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
8 9 (7.69%) CISA
8 9 (7.69%) OSCP
9 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (5.13%) CCNA
11 5 (4.27%) GCIA
12 4 (3.42%) GCFA
12 4 (3.42%) GCFE
12 4 (3.42%) GREM
12 4 (3.42%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (3.42%) OSCE
12 4 (3.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (17.09%) NIST
3 16 (13.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (13.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (6.84%) GDPR
5 5 (4.27%) GRC
5 5 (4.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.56%) QA
7 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (1.71%) NCSC
8 1 (0.85%) COBIT
8 1 (0.85%) SOC 2
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.71%) CASB
3 1 (0.85%) EnCase
3 1 (0.85%) FTK
3 1 (0.85%) Puppet
3 1 (0.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (29.06%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.37%) Splunk
3 15 (12.82%) Rapid7
4 11 (9.40%) Darktrace
5 9 (7.69%) Cisco
5 9 (7.69%) McAfee
5 9 (7.69%) Qualys
6 8 (6.84%) FireEye
7 5 (4.27%) Facebook
7 5 (4.27%) Instagram
7 5 (4.27%) IronPort
7 5 (4.27%) Juniper
7 5 (4.27%) LogRhythm
7 5 (4.27%) NetWitness
7 5 (4.27%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.42%) CrowdStrike
8 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.42%) Sophos
8 4 (3.42%) Sun
9 2 (1.71%) Broadcom