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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 50 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 108 41 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.38% 2.23% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 2.61% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 97 38 21
Average salary £61,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £53,200
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
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
2131 1573 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 86.52% 85.54% 84.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1258 1323
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (38.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (37.42%) CISSP
4 45 (29.03%) CISM
4 45 (29.03%) Finance
5 43 (27.74%) Data Protection
6 38 (24.52%) PCI DSS
6 38 (24.52%) ITIL
7 33 (21.29%) Risk Management
8 29 (18.71%) SIEM
9 28 (18.06%) Firewall
10 26 (16.77%) Management Information System
11 25 (16.13%) CISA
11 25 (16.13%) Security Management
12 20 (12.90%) Windows
13 19 (12.26%) Information Security Management
14 18 (11.61%) Identity Management
14 18 (11.61%) Active Directory
14 18 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
14 18 (11.61%) Security Operations
14 18 (11.61%) Fraud Detection
15 17 (10.97%) IT Audit
15 17 (10.97%) Threat Analysis
16 16 (10.32%) SC Cleared
16 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared
16 16 (10.32%) Internal Audit
16 16 (10.32%) Security Operations Centre
17 15 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (9.68%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (7.74%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.74%) IaaS
1 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.06%) Firewall
2 7 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (3.87%) LAN
3 6 (3.87%) SSL
3 6 (3.87%) WAN
4 5 (3.23%) HTTP
4 5 (3.23%) Network Security
5 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) AppScan
2 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (29.03%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.10%) Banking
4 10 (6.45%) Retail
5 7 (4.52%) Legal
6 4 (2.58%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (23.87%) Consultant
2 36 (23.23%) Security Consultant
3 31 (20.00%) Architect
4 30 (19.35%) Security Manager
5 25 (16.13%) Information Security Consultant
6 22 (14.19%) Analyst
7 20 (12.90%) Security Analyst
8 19 (12.26%) Security Architect
9 17 (10.97%) Security Officer
10 16 (10.32%) IT Manager
10 16 (10.32%) IT Security Manager
11 13 (8.39%) Information Officer
11 13 (8.39%) Information Security Officer
12 11 (7.10%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 10 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
13 10 (6.45%) IT Analyst
13 10 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
13 10 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
13 10 (6.45%) Senior Security Consultant
14 7 (4.52%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) COM
1 1 (0.65%) OAuth
1 1 (0.65%) OpenID
1 1 (0.65%) SAML
1 1 (0.65%) SPML
1 1 (0.65%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.77%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.32%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (9.03%) PKI
5 9 (5.81%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (5.16%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.87%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (3.87%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.58%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.65%) BYOD
10 1 (0.65%) CESG
10 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) iPad
10 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Windows
2 12 (7.74%) Unix
3 9 (5.81%) Linux
4 6 (3.87%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.65%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (27.74%) Data Protection
3 38 (24.52%) ITIL
4 33 (21.29%) Risk Management
5 29 (18.71%) SIEM
6 25 (16.13%) Security Management
7 19 (12.26%) Information Security Management
8 18 (11.61%) Fraud Detection
8 18 (11.61%) Identity Management
8 18 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (11.61%) Security Operations
9 17 (10.97%) IT Audit
9 17 (10.97%) Threat Analysis
10 16 (10.32%) Internal Audit
11 15 (9.68%) Business Continuity
11 15 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (9.03%) Security Architecture
13 12 (7.74%) TOGAF
14 11 (7.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.23%) C
2 4 (2.58%) Perl
3 3 (1.94%) Python
4 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.29%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) C#
5 1 (0.65%) C++
5 1 (0.65%) Korn
5 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (37.42%) CISSP
2 45 (29.03%) CISM
3 25 (16.13%) CISA
4 16 (10.32%) SC Cleared
4 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.68%) GIAC
6 11 (7.10%) SANS
7 10 (6.45%) CLAS
8 9 (5.81%) CISMP
8 9 (5.81%) Degree
9 7 (4.52%) CEH
9 7 (4.52%) CREST Certified
10 4 (2.58%) GCFA
11 3 (1.94%) PCI QSA
11 3 (1.94%) SSCP
12 2 (1.29%) CRISC
12 2 (1.29%) GCIH
12 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.65%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (38.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (24.52%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.10%) COBIT
4 7 (4.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.29%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.65%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.65%) P3O
7 1 (0.65%) QA
7 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 12 (7.74%) SCCM
2 3 (1.94%) Nessus
3 2 (1.29%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.29%) Proventia
3 2 (1.29%) QRadar
4 1 (0.65%) Control-M
4 1 (0.65%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.65%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (6.45%) Cisco
2 6 (3.87%) ArcSight
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.58%) Forcepoint
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle
4 3 (1.94%) F5
4 3 (1.94%) IBM
4 3 (1.94%) Intel Security
4 3 (1.94%) VMware
5 2 (1.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.29%) Citrix
5 2 (1.29%) Google
5 2 (1.29%) ScanSafe
6 1 (0.65%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.65%) BT
6 1 (0.65%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Informatica
6 1 (0.65%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.65%) Remedy
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
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