Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 294 240
Rank change year-on-year +78 -54 +57
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 70 24 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.24% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.27% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 40 11 47
West Midlands median annual salary £53,750 £65,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.31% +73.33% -37.50%
10th Percentile £37,450 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,525 £87,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +2.56%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,288 8,935 9,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.47% 90.63% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,437 7,001 7,508
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the West Midlands

Security Operations
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in the West Midlands

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the West Midlands

Security Operations
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 26 £46,500 -2.11% 3
Worcestershire -1 18 - - 2
Herefordshire - 9 £71,000 -
Solihull - 9 £50,000 - 5
Coventry +21 7 £65,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £40,000 -
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 45 (64.29%) Information Security
2 34 (48.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (48.57%) SIEM
3 29 (41.43%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (34.29%) CISSP
5 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
6 22 (31.43%) ITIL
6 22 (31.43%) Risk Management
7 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.57%) Security Testing
8 19 (27.14%) Windows
8 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (25.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 17 (24.29%) Internal Audit
11 16 (22.86%) Firewall
11 16 (22.86%) Linux
12 15 (21.43%) Finance
13 14 (20.00%) OWASP
14 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
14 13 (18.57%) Security Operations Centre
14 13 (18.57%) Threat Modelling
15 12 (17.14%) GDPR
15 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
16 10 (14.29%) CEH
16 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
16 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
16 10 (14.29%) SANS
17 9 (12.86%) SDLC
17 9 (12.86%) Secure Coding

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) Firewall
2 5 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (7.14%) Sourcefire
3 2 (2.86%) Network Security
3 2 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Law
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (37.14%) Analyst
2 21 (30.00%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) SOC Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Team Leader
4 7 (10.00%) Security Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Information Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Operational Security Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Security Operations Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Security Specialist
5 6 (8.57%) SOC Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Junior
6 5 (7.14%) Operations Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) SIEM Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
1 13 (18.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.43%) Cyberattack
4 4 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Windows
2 16 (22.86%) Linux
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (64.29%) Information Security
2 34 (48.57%) SIEM
3 29 (41.43%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (31.43%) ITIL
4 22 (31.43%) Risk Management
5 20 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 18 (25.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 17 (24.29%) Internal Audit
8 14 (20.00%) OWASP
9 13 (18.57%) Threat Modelling
10 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 9 (12.86%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (12.86%) Resource Management
12 9 (12.86%) SDLC
12 9 (12.86%) Secure Coding
12 9 (12.86%) Security Management
13 8 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
14 7 (10.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) CISSP
2 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) CEH
3 10 (14.29%) SANS
4 9 (12.86%) GWAPT
4 9 (12.86%) OSCP
5 7 (10.00%) CISM
6 5 (7.14%) GIAC
6 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.43%) CISA
8 1 (1.43%) CRISC
8 1 (1.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (48.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (17.14%) GDPR
3 9 (12.86%) ISO 9001
3 9 (12.86%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 8 (11.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (10.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.86%) SLA
7 1 (1.43%) COBIT
7 1 (1.43%) COSO
7 1 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) QRadar
2 4 (5.71%) Nessus
3 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) ArcSight
2 6 (8.57%) Cisco
2 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.14%) CyberArk
3 5 (7.14%) Splunk
4 4 (5.71%) AlienVault
4 4 (5.71%) Forcepoint
4 4 (5.71%) Qualys
4 4 (5.71%) Rapid7
4 4 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.29%) McAfee
6 2 (2.86%) Darktrace
6 2 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.43%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto