Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 290 218
Rank change year-on-year +70 -72 +43
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 69 36 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.36% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.39% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 73
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.21% +7.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £40,250 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,625 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +4.35%

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 7,603 9,180 10,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.75% 91.03% 90.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,778 7,463 8,207
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +33 38 £45,000 -10.00%
Birmingham +11 15 £45,250 -15.42% 6
Coventry +20 9 £56,250 +40.63% 1
Solihull - 3 £48,750 - 2
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire +30 1 £50,000 -25.93% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £71,000 -
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 58 (84.06%) Information Security
2 48 (69.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 39 (56.52%) Microsoft Office
5 37 (53.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (53.62%) Security Cleared
5 37 (53.62%) Internal Audit
6 28 (40.58%) ITIL
7 19 (27.54%) SIEM
8 14 (20.29%) Risk Management
9 13 (18.84%) CISSP
10 11 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (15.94%) Security Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Windows
11 10 (14.49%) Firewall
12 9 (13.04%) Linux
12 9 (13.04%) GDPR
13 7 (10.14%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
13 7 (10.14%) Security Management
13 7 (10.14%) Office 365
14 6 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
14 6 (8.70%) OWASP
14 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.70%) CyberArk
14 6 (8.70%) CISM
14 6 (8.70%) Cisco
14 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (8.70%) Retail
14 6 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials

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 39 (56.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (4.35%) VPN
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) WAN
General
1 6 (8.70%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Team Leader
2 15 (21.74%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Junior
4 13 (18.84%) Security Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Security Manager
6 7 (10.14%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Operations Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Information Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Operational Security Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Security Operations Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Security Specialist
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Security Specialist
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (4.35%) Compliance Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Security Compliance Manager
10 3 (4.35%) SOC Manager
11 2 (2.90%) IT Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) IT Operations Manager
11 2 (2.90%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) BBC
5 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (84.06%) Information Security
2 37 (53.62%) Internal Audit
2 37 (53.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 28 (40.58%) ITIL
4 19 (27.54%) SIEM
5 14 (20.29%) Risk Management
6 11 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (15.94%) Security Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Security Management
8 6 (8.70%) OWASP
8 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
9 5 (7.25%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (5.80%) Information Security Management
10 4 (5.80%) ISMS
10 4 (5.80%) Security Auditing
11 3 (4.35%) Information Security Governance
11 3 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (4.35%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 37 (53.62%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) CISSP
3 6 (8.70%) CISM
4 5 (7.25%) GIAC
5 4 (5.80%) CISA
6 3 (4.35%) CEH
7 2 (2.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (2.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 2 (2.90%) SANS
8 1 (1.45%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.45%) CRISC
8 1 (1.45%) GWAPT
8 1 (1.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (69.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (13.04%) GDPR
3 6 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.90%) IASME
5 2 (2.90%) SLA
6 1 (1.45%) COBIT
6 1 (1.45%) COSO
6 1 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.45%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) QRadar
2 2 (2.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco
2 6 (8.70%) CyberArk
3 5 (7.25%) Splunk
4 2 (2.90%) AlienVault
4 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.90%) Forcepoint
4 2 (2.90%) McAfee
4 2 (2.90%) Qualys
4 2 (2.90%) Rapid7
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.45%) Siemens