The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 128 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 3 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.099% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.13% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £41,300 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.66%
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-7.72% +10.00%
Information Assurance
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1645 1595 1623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.52% 79.23% 79.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1354 1388 1431
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Birmingham region.

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Birmingham

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance.

1 13 (72.22%) ISEB
1 13 (72.22%) Banking
1 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
1 13 (72.22%) ISTQB
1 13 (72.22%) Security Testing
1 13 (72.22%) FATCA
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 4 (22.22%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) RMADS
4 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Cybercrime
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
6 1 (5.56%) CESG
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 13 (72.22%) Banking
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Service Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) RMADS
2 1 (5.56%) Cybercrime
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
1 13 (72.22%) Security Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 4 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) V-Model
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) ISEB
1 13 (72.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) FATCA
2 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) JSP 440