Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 129 166
Rank change year-on-year -49 +37 +26
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 16 91 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.42% 1.96% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 2.18% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 35 21
Birmingham median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.73% -8.33% +44.58%
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,000 £48,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £79,000 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% -2.91% +25.61%

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 3433 4169 3277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.13% 89.64% 87.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2665 3059 2754
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,765 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.23% +0.62% -3.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 13 (81.25%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Management Information System
4 8 (50.00%) SIEM
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) CISSP
5 7 (43.75%) CISM
5 7 (43.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
7 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
7 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Network Security
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
7 5 (31.25%) Analytics
7 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
8 4 (25.00%) Threat Detection
8 4 (25.00%) Security Management
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
9 3 (18.75%) IBM
9 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 3 (18.75%) Service Management
9 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (18.75%) DMZ
9 3 (18.75%) CCSA
9 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) DMZ
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Security Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Security Operations Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Security Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Head of IT
5 2 (12.50%) Head of IT Security
5 2 (12.50%) Head of Security
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
5 2 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Operational Security Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Security Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (18.75%) Cybercrime
3 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (18.75%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (12.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (50.00%) SIEM
4 7 (43.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
5 6 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (31.25%) Analytics
6 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
6 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
6 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Security Management
7 4 (25.00%) Threat Detection
8 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
8 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 3 (18.75%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISM
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CCSA
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) CEH
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) GCIA
4 2 (12.50%) GCIH
4 2 (12.50%) GIAC
4 2 (12.50%) IISP
4 2 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (12.50%) SANS
5 1 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (18.75%) QRadar
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) AlienVault
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk