Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 145 168
Rank change year-on-year -30 +23 +12
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 11 56 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.30% 1.36% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.50% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 19
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,875 £49,650
90th Percentile £89,375 £56,500 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +73.33% -37.50% +18.81%

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 3,286 3,735 3,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.13% 90.74% 87.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,392 2,807 2,975
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%

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 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 9 (81.82%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (72.73%) Information Security
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) SIEM
4 6 (54.55%) CISM
4 6 (54.55%) CISSP
4 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) QRadar
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
6 3 (27.27%) assyst
6 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) Service Management
6 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Security Management
6 3 (27.27%) CCSA
6 3 (27.27%) Cyberattack
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3

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 (18.18%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Operations Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Security Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Security Operations Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Head of IT
2 2 (18.18%) Head of IT Security
2 2 (18.18%) Head of Security
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Information Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Business Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Cyberattack
3 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
5 1 (9.09%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (72.73%) Information Security
3 7 (63.64%) SIEM
4 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 3 (27.27%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) Security Management
5 3 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) OWASP
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Threat Detection
6 2 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISM
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) CCSA
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CEH
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) GCIA
4 2 (18.18%) GCIH
4 2 (18.18%) GIAC
4 2 (18.18%) IISP
4 2 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (18.18%) SANS
5 1 (9.09%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) GPG13
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) VMware