The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 92 81 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 40 46 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.73% 2.17% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.68% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 32 45 15
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,825 £33,500 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,500 £54,800
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
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
1857 1719 1227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.22% 80.97% 70.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1554 1026
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £29,998
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Information Security
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Birmingham

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 32 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (32.00%) CISSP
3 23 (30.67%) CISA
4 21 (28.00%) CISM
5 18 (24.00%) Finance
5 18 (24.00%) PCI DSS
6 16 (21.33%) Risk Management
7 15 (20.00%) ITIL
8 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
8 13 (17.33%) Business Development
9 12 (16.00%) Cyber Security
10 11 (14.67%) Degree
11 9 (12.00%) Security Management
11 9 (12.00%) ISO 9001
11 9 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (12.00%) Data Protection
12 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
12 8 (10.67%) Firewall
12 8 (10.67%) Business Continuity
13 7 (9.33%) Information Security Management
13 7 (9.33%) Windows
13 7 (9.33%) SIEM
14 6 (8.00%) ISMS
14 6 (8.00%) Network Security
14 6 (8.00%) Change Management
14 6 (8.00%) Websense
14 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (6.67%) SQL
15 5 (6.67%) Cisco
15 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Firewall
2 6 (8.00%) Network Security
3 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) RequisitePro
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Legal
2 5 (6.67%) Advertising
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Security Manager
2 16 (21.33%) Information Security Manager
2 16 (21.33%) Information Manager
2 16 (21.33%) Consultant
3 14 (18.67%) Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Security Consultant
4 12 (16.00%) Security Analyst
5 11 (14.67%) Information Security Officer
5 11 (14.67%) Security Officer
6 5 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) IT Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) CLAS Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Systems Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.67%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Flash
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) CESG
5 3 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (4.00%) RMADS
6 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.67%) PKI
7 1 (1.33%) Statistics
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Risk Management
2 15 (20.00%) ITIL
3 13 (17.33%) Business Development
4 12 (16.00%) Cyber Security
5 9 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 9 (12.00%) Security Management
6 8 (10.67%) Business Continuity
7 7 (9.33%) Information Security Management
7 7 (9.33%) SIEM
8 6 (8.00%) ISMS
8 6 (8.00%) Change Management
9 4 (5.33%) Security Testing
9 4 (5.33%) IT Governance
10 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (4.00%) Line Management
10 3 (4.00%) Information Assurance
10 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.67%) Service Desk Management
11 2 (2.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.67%) C++
3 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.33%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) CISSP
2 23 (30.67%) CISA
3 21 (28.00%) CISM
4 11 (14.67%) Degree
5 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.00%) CEH
7 3 (4.00%) IRCA
8 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.67%) SSCP
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.67%) CCNP
8 2 (2.67%) CCNA
9 1 (1.33%) MCP
9 1 (1.33%) MCSE
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (24.00%) PCI DSS
3 9 (12.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (5.33%) COBIT
5 3 (4.00%) SLA
6 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Snort
1 2 (2.67%) Squid
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Websense
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco
4 3 (4.00%) LogRhythm
4 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.00%) Tripwire
4 3 (4.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (4.00%) Tufin
5 2 (2.67%) Juniper
5 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.33%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.33%) ArcSight
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