Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 156 111
Rank change year-on-year -34 -45 +38
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 8 31 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.21% 0.82% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.91% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 49
Birmingham median annual salary £65,000 £44,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.73% -29.60% +23.15%
10th Percentile £51,875 £30,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,000 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +52.94% -29.17% -7.69%

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 3,511 3,412 4,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.36% 90.65% 89.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,482 2,732 3,167
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (50.00%) CISA
3 4 (50.00%) CISM
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Data Security
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Cybercrime
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (12.50%) COSO
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) COBIT

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Information Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Information Officer
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Officer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Information
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Security
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (50.00%) Data Security
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
6 1 (12.50%) Behavioural Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISA
1 4 (50.00%) CISM
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (12.50%) COSO
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto