Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Security Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 182 109
Rank change year-on-year -3 -73 +30
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 12 19 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.49% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.53% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 57
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £53,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.56% -17.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £43,500 £46,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £65,200 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £54,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.75% -9.58% -

Security Operations is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,423 3,557 4,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.65% 91.98% 90.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,438 2,860 3,212
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,150 £65,000 £69,875
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Birmingham

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Security Operations in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 10 (83.33%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) SIEM
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (41.67%) GDPR
5 4 (33.33%) Security Auditing
5 4 (33.33%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) CISSP
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) QRadar
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ISMS
7 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Law
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (8.33%) Mimecast
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
General
1 2 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Security Specialist
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Information
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Security
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) BBC
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) SIEM
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Security Auditing
5 4 (33.33%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) ISMS
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Email Filtering
8 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
8 1 (8.33%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CEH
3 1 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (8.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 5 (41.67%) GDPR
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (8.33%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) QRadar
2 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) AlienVault
3 1 (8.33%) CyberArk
3 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
3 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (8.33%) Qualys
3 1 (8.33%) Rapid7
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens