Period
to 25 September 2018

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

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 284 202
Rank change year-on-year +40 -82 +46
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 54 42 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.42% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.46% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 87
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £53,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.55% -10.83% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,400 £70,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +8.60%

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 7,912 9,077 10,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.28% 91.26% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,055 7,469 8,356
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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
Worcestershire +35 31 £45,000 -
Birmingham +3 12 £42,500 -20.56% 8
Coventry +10 5 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Warwickshire +19 2 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £71,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 47 (87.04%) Information Security
2 41 (75.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (64.81%) Microsoft
4 30 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 30 (55.56%) Internal Audit
5 20 (37.04%) ITIL
6 12 (22.22%) SIEM
7 11 (20.37%) GDPR
7 11 (20.37%) CISSP
7 11 (20.37%) Risk Management
8 8 (14.81%) Firewall
8 8 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (12.96%) Security Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Security Management
10 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 6 (11.11%) Windows
11 5 (9.26%) Linux
11 5 (9.26%) Cisco
11 5 (9.26%) CISM
11 5 (9.26%) CEH
11 5 (9.26%) OWASP
11 5 (9.26%) Security Architecture
11 5 (9.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (7.41%) Security Auditing
12 4 (7.41%) Splunk
12 4 (7.41%) ISMS
12 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management

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 30 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) Sourcefire
General
1 4 (7.41%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Junior
1 14 (25.93%) Team Leader
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Security Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Security Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Information Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Security Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.70%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (3.70%) IT Security Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Operational Security Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Security Compliance Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.85%) BBC
4 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Information Security
2 30 (55.56%) Internal Audit
2 30 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (37.04%) ITIL
4 12 (22.22%) SIEM
5 11 (20.37%) Risk Management
6 8 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Security Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Security Management
9 5 (9.26%) OWASP
9 5 (9.26%) Security Architecture
10 4 (7.41%) Information Security Management
10 4 (7.41%) ISMS
10 4 (7.41%) Security Auditing
10 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
11 3 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
12 2 (3.70%) Information Security Governance
12 2 (3.70%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 30 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) CISSP
3 5 (9.26%) CEH
3 5 (9.26%) CISM
4 3 (5.56%) CISA
4 3 (5.56%) GIAC
4 3 (5.56%) SANS
5 2 (3.70%) GWAPT
5 2 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 2 (3.70%) OSCP
6 1 (1.85%) CISMP
6 1 (1.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (75.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (20.37%) GDPR
3 5 (9.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (5.56%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.70%) IASME
5 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (3.70%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (1.85%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
1 2 (3.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) CyberArk
3 4 (7.41%) Splunk
4 2 (3.70%) Qualys
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.85%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.85%) McAfee
5 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.85%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) Siemens