Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 242 229
Rank change year-on-year +48 -13 +45
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 53 28 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.86% 0.40% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.43% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 48 24 34
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +51.32% -1.30%
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,375 £20,725
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,125 £73,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +27.78% +16.88%

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 5,703 6,485 7,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 92.76% 93.71% 93.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4,814 5,494 6,230
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +50 50 £50,000 -16.67% 12
Halifax - 1 - -
Security Operations
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 32 (60.38%) Firewall
2 30 (56.60%) PCI DSS
3 29 (54.72%) Network Security
3 29 (54.72%) Finance
4 27 (50.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (49.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 25 (47.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 19 (35.85%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (33.96%) Information Security
9 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
10 11 (20.75%) Management Information System
10 11 (20.75%) Cisco
11 10 (18.87%) VPN
11 10 (18.87%) Data Protection
12 9 (16.98%) Threat Intelligence
12 9 (16.98%) ITIL
12 9 (16.98%) Nessus
13 8 (15.09%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (15.09%) GDPR
13 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
14 7 (13.21%) SIEM
14 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
14 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (13.21%) Wireless Security
14 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis

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 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.32%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) Firewall
2 29 (54.72%) Network Security
3 10 (18.87%) VPN
4 7 (13.21%) Wireless
4 7 (13.21%) Wireless Security
5 6 (11.32%) DNS
5 6 (11.32%) DWDM
5 6 (11.32%) HTTP
5 6 (11.32%) HTTPS
5 6 (11.32%) IPsec
5 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
5 6 (11.32%) VLAN
5 6 (11.32%) VoIP
5 6 (11.32%) VPLS
5 6 (11.32%) WAN
6 4 (7.55%) LAN
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.77%) SMS
8 1 (1.89%) Internet
8 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
General
1 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
2 3 (5.66%) Brand Awareness
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Security Specialist
2 17 (32.08%) Network Security Specialist
2 17 (32.08%) Network Specialist
3 7 (13.21%) IT Security Specialist
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.66%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Security Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Governance Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Security Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (47.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (20.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.09%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (7.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.66%) NHS
6 2 (3.77%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.89%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Kali Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 19 (35.85%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (33.96%) Information Security
4 10 (18.87%) Data Protection
5 9 (16.98%) ITIL
5 9 (16.98%) Threat Intelligence
6 7 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
6 7 (13.21%) Network Design
6 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
6 7 (13.21%) SIEM
6 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
7 6 (11.32%) Project Management
7 6 (11.32%) Security Auditing
8 5 (9.43%) ITSM
8 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) CCNP
2 1 (1.89%) CEH
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) CISSP
2 1 (1.89%) CREST Certified
2 1 (1.89%) ECSA
2 1 (1.89%) GCIA
2 1 (1.89%) GCIH
2 1 (1.89%) GIAC
2 1 (1.89%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (56.60%) PCI DSS
2 27 (50.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (15.09%) GDPR
4 5 (9.43%) SLA
5 4 (7.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (5.66%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Nessus
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Cisco
3 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
3 6 (11.32%) Juniper
3 6 (11.32%) Qualys
3 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec