Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 244 250
Rank change year-on-year +48 +6 +44
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 46 15 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.84% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.24% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 40 14 31
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,125 £53,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.19% +41.45% -10.59%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,450 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £73,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +23.53% -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,011 6,375 7,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.49% 93.30% 93.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,139 5,366 6,150
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in West Yorkshire

Security Operations
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in West Yorkshire

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in West Yorkshire

Security Operations
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 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
Leeds +54 42 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Bradford +28 3 £48,750 -15.22% 4
Security Operations
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 22 (47.83%) Firewall
1 22 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (43.48%) PCI DSS
2 20 (43.48%) Information Security
3 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (36.96%) Network Security
5 16 (34.78%) Finance
6 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
6 15 (32.61%) SIEM
7 14 (30.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 13 (28.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (23.91%) Cisco
10 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
10 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (17.39%) Data Protection
11 8 (17.39%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (17.39%) GDPR
11 8 (17.39%) VPN
11 8 (17.39%) ITIL
11 8 (17.39%) Security Architecture
11 8 (17.39%) Nessus
12 7 (15.22%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (15.22%) LAN
12 7 (15.22%) WAN
12 7 (15.22%) Security Auditing
12 7 (15.22%) Threat Intelligence
12 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.04%) PMO

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) Firewall
2 17 (36.96%) Network Security
3 8 (17.39%) VPN
4 7 (15.22%) LAN
4 7 (15.22%) WAN
5 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.52%) DNS
6 3 (6.52%) DWDM
6 3 (6.52%) HTTP
6 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.52%) IPsec
6 3 (6.52%) VLAN
6 3 (6.52%) VoIP
6 3 (6.52%) VPLS
6 3 (6.52%) Wireless
6 3 (6.52%) Wireless Security
7 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Back Office
3 3 (6.52%) Brand Awareness
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Security Specialist
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) IT Security Specialist
3 7 (15.22%) Security Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Network Security Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) Network Specialist
5 5 (10.87%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.70%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Operations Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (17.39%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (15.22%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (10.87%) NHS
6 2 (4.35%) Cyberattack
7 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Kali Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (43.48%) Information Security
3 15 (32.61%) SIEM
4 14 (30.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (17.39%) Data Protection
6 8 (17.39%) ITIL
6 8 (17.39%) Security Architecture
7 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (15.22%) Security Auditing
7 7 (15.22%) Threat Intelligence
8 6 (13.04%) Security Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.87%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) OWASP
9 5 (10.87%) Remediation Plan
10 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
11 3 (6.52%) Network Design
11 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) DBS Check
1 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) CISSP
3 3 (6.52%) CEH
3 3 (6.52%) GIAC
4 2 (4.35%) CCNP
4 2 (4.35%) CISA
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CISM
4 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (4.35%) CREST Certified
4 2 (4.35%) ECSA
4 2 (4.35%) GCIA
4 2 (4.35%) GCIH
4 2 (4.35%) GSEC
4 2 (4.35%) SANS
4 2 (4.35%) SSCP
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (43.48%) PCI DSS
2 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (17.39%) GDPR
4 6 (13.04%) PMO
5 3 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) Cisco
3 5 (10.87%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.52%) Juniper
4 3 (6.52%) Qualys
4 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.17%) Splunk