Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Threat Detection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Threat Detection over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Threat Detection
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 319 320
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 -
Permanent jobs citing Threat Detection 11 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.13% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 3
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £51,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -10.83% -4.00% +8.70%

Threat Detection 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 8950 9988 9213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.04% 89.23% 87.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7198 7813 7614
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Threat Detection
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Threat Detection in the West Midlands

Threat Detection
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Threat Detection in the West Midlands

Threat Detection
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Threat Detection in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Threat Detection in the West Midlands

Threat Detection
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 Threat Detection within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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
Staffordshire - 7 £37,500 -
Birmingham +17 4 £65,000 +18.18%
Threat Detection
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Threat Detection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Threat Detection.

1 7 (63.64%) Sourcefire
1 7 (63.64%) Snort
1 7 (63.64%) Nessus
1 7 (63.64%) Metasploit
2 4 (36.36%) Security Operations
2 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) CISM
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) GCIA
3 2 (18.18%) GCIH
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (18.18%) GIAC
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (18.18%) CEH
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security

Threat Detection
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Consultant
1 7 (63.64%) Security Consultant
1 7 (63.64%) Sourcefire Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Information Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
2 2 (18.18%) IT Security Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Operational Security Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
1 4 (36.36%) Security Operations
1 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
2 2 (18.18%) ISMS
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Security Management
2 2 (18.18%) SIEM
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISM
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CEH
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) GCIA
2 2 (18.18%) GCIH
2 2 (18.18%) GIAC
2 2 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SANS
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Sourcefire