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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 128 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.097% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £46,250 -
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.68% -13.63%
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
1711 1502 1228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.86% 79.89% 73.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1544 1329 1065
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISMS
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CESG
2 3 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (50.00%) RMADS
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) FATCA
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) SSCP
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) CRAMM

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Security Advisor
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
1 3 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (50.00%) RMADS
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISMS
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) CRAMM
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) SSCP
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) CEH
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (33.33%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix