Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 247 246
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1 +39
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 47 28 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.70% 0.40% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.43% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 44 25 20
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.74% +31.43% +38.89%
10th Percentile £38,175 £30,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,100 £69,000 £61,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -21.74% +27.78% +42.86%

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 6,205 6,517 7,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 92.89% 92.23% 91.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,289 5,662 6,413
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +44 44 £45,000 -21.74% 2
Halifax - 1 - -
Security Operations
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 39 (82.98%) Firewall
2 37 (78.72%) Finance
2 37 (78.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 36 (76.60%) Network Security
4 34 (72.34%) PCI DSS
5 30 (63.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 29 (61.70%) Penetration Testing
7 28 (59.57%) VPN
8 26 (55.32%) TCP/IP
8 26 (55.32%) VLAN
9 25 (53.19%) Wireless
10 24 (51.06%) DNS
10 24 (51.06%) HTTP
11 23 (48.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 23 (48.94%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (46.81%) Cisco
12 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
13 21 (44.68%) Wireless Security
13 21 (44.68%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (44.68%) Network Design
13 21 (44.68%) Nessus
14 20 (42.55%) VPLS
14 20 (42.55%) Qualys
14 20 (42.55%) Office 365
14 20 (42.55%) HTTPS
14 20 (42.55%) VoIP
14 20 (42.55%) WAN
14 20 (42.55%) Juniper
14 20 (42.55%) CheckPoint

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 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (44.68%) Cloud Computing
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (42.55%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) IaaS
3 4 (8.51%) PaaS
3 4 (8.51%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (82.98%) Firewall
2 36 (76.60%) Network Security
3 28 (59.57%) VPN
4 26 (55.32%) TCP/IP
4 26 (55.32%) VLAN
5 25 (53.19%) Wireless
6 24 (51.06%) DNS
6 24 (51.06%) HTTP
7 21 (44.68%) Wireless Security
8 20 (42.55%) DWDM
8 20 (42.55%) HTTPS
8 20 (42.55%) IPsec
8 20 (42.55%) VoIP
8 20 (42.55%) VPLS
8 20 (42.55%) WAN
9 6 (12.77%) MPLS
10 4 (8.51%) SMTP
10 4 (8.51%) SNMP
11 2 (4.26%) LAN
11 2 (4.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
General
1 37 (78.72%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Security Specialist
2 26 (55.32%) Network Security Specialist
2 26 (55.32%) Network Specialist
3 15 (31.91%) Analyst
4 14 (29.79%) Security Analyst
4 14 (29.79%) SOC Analyst
5 13 (27.66%) Network Analyst
5 13 (27.66%) Network Security Analyst
5 13 (27.66%) SOC Specialist
6 7 (14.89%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) IT Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Information Manager
9 2 (4.26%) IT Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 30 (63.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.26%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (4.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 29 (61.70%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (48.94%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (44.68%) Network Design
5 20 (42.55%) Threat Intelligence
6 19 (40.43%) Data Analysis
7 16 (34.04%) DDoS Mitigation
7 16 (34.04%) Issue Tracking
7 16 (34.04%) Security Patching
7 16 (34.04%) Social Engineering
8 14 (29.79%) B2B
8 14 (29.79%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (27.66%) Information Security
10 12 (25.53%) ITIL
11 10 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (17.02%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (14.89%) SIEM
14 6 (12.77%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (12.77%) Patch Management
15 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) CISSP
2 7 (14.89%) CISA
2 7 (14.89%) CISM
3 6 (12.77%) SANS
4 4 (8.51%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (8.51%) GIAC
5 2 (4.26%) CEH
5 2 (4.26%) CISMP
5 2 (4.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) CRISC
6 1 (2.13%) IISP
6 1 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (72.34%) PCI DSS
2 23 (48.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (14.89%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (14.89%) ISO 31000
4 4 (8.51%) GDPR
5 2 (4.26%) SLA
6 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (44.68%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 20 (42.55%) CheckPoint
2 20 (42.55%) Juniper
2 20 (42.55%) Qualys
2 20 (42.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.13%) Remedy
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec