Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 210 278
Rank change year-on-year +28 +68 +42
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 50 64 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.85% 0.88% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.95% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 41 45 36
Median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.18% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £52,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,376 6,721 9,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.13% 92.51% 93.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,449 5,497 8,123
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Yorkshire

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Security Operations in Yorkshire

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Yorkshire

Security Operations
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +52 48 £60,000 +20.88% 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £65,000 - 1
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 27 (54.00%) Information Security
2 23 (46.00%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (34.00%) Firewall
5 16 (32.00%) CISSP
6 14 (28.00%) CISM
6 14 (28.00%) Incident Management
7 13 (26.00%) SIEM
8 12 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (24.00%) GIAC
8 12 (24.00%) Web Filtering
9 11 (22.00%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (20.00%) Runbook
11 9 (18.00%) CSIRT
11 9 (18.00%) Finance
11 9 (18.00%) Cisco
11 9 (18.00%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
12 8 (16.00%) ISMS
12 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (14.00%) CrowdStrike
13 7 (14.00%) Network Security
13 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
13 7 (14.00%) Mac OS
13 7 (14.00%) Email Filtering
13 7 (14.00%) Malware Analysis
13 7 (14.00%) ITIL
13 7 (14.00%) Windows
13 7 (14.00%) Linux
14 6 (12.00%) SLA

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (6.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Azure
2 3 (6.00%) AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) Firewall
2 7 (14.00%) Network Security
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
3 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.00%) WAN
4 3 (6.00%) DNS
5 2 (4.00%) HTTP
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.00%) SMTP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.00%) Wireless
5 2 (4.00%) Wireless Security
5 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Analyst
2 14 (28.00%) Incident Manager
3 10 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 10 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 8 (16.00%) SOC Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Information Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Security Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Information Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.00%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Information Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
1 7 (14.00%) Mac OS
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Information Security
2 18 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (28.00%) Incident Management
4 13 (26.00%) SIEM
5 12 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (24.00%) Web Filtering
6 11 (22.00%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (20.00%) Runbook
8 8 (16.00%) ISMS
8 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
8 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (14.00%) Email Filtering
9 7 (14.00%) ITIL
9 7 (14.00%) Malware Analysis
10 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.00%) ITSM
11 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) CISSP
2 14 (28.00%) CISM
3 12 (24.00%) GIAC
4 6 (12.00%) SANS
5 4 (8.00%) CISA
5 4 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (8.00%) SSCP
6 3 (6.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (6.00%) CCSP
6 3 (6.00%) CEH
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.00%) Degree
7 2 (4.00%) CISMP
8 1 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.00%) SLA
3 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (4.00%) NIST
5 1 (2.00%) GDPR
5 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Cisco
2 7 (14.00%) CrowdStrike
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec