Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 184 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 -63 +46
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 22 15 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 0.39% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.43% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 36
Birmingham median annual salary £45,250 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.98% +5.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £32,975 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £66,875 £87,875 £78,750
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -6.10%

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 3,189 3,499 4,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.01% 91.86% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,268 2,716 3,119
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.23% +0.62%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

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

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 16 (72.73%) Information Security
1 16 (72.73%) SIEM
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) CISSP
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Security Management
6 5 (22.73%) GDPR
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
6 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) Security Auditing
7 4 (18.18%) QRadar
7 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (18.18%) Sourcefire
7 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (13.64%) Nessus
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Management Information System

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 3 (13.64%) Mimecast
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (18.18%) Sourcefire
3 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Security Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Security Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Information Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.55%) BBC
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
1 16 (72.73%) SIEM
2 10 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
4 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Security Management
4 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (18.18%) Security Auditing
6 3 (13.64%) Email Filtering
6 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (13.64%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
7 2 (9.09%) ISMS
8 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) CISM
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CISA
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CEH
4 1 (4.55%) CGEIT
4 1 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (4.55%) CRISC
4 1 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (31.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (22.73%) GDPR
4 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.55%) COBIT
5 1 (4.55%) COSO
5 1 (4.55%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) QRadar
2 3 (13.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) AlienVault
3 3 (13.64%) Forcepoint
3 3 (13.64%) McAfee
3 3 (13.64%) Qualys
3 3 (13.64%) Rapid7
3 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.55%) Darktrace
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.55%) Siemens