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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 90 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 37 38 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.83% 1.93% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.43% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 32 33 42
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £36,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
1651 1564 1607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.85% 79.43% 79.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1355 1358 1417
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 37 (48.05%) CISSP
2 27 (35.06%) PCI DSS
3 26 (33.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (33.77%) CISM
4 19 (24.68%) ITIL
4 19 (24.68%) Security Architecture
5 17 (22.08%) CISA
5 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
6 14 (18.18%) Cyber Security
6 14 (18.18%) Windows
6 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 13 (16.88%) Linux
7 13 (16.88%) SQL
7 13 (16.88%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (16.88%) OSCP
8 12 (15.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.29%) Finance
9 11 (14.29%) OWASP
9 11 (14.29%) SIEM
10 10 (12.99%) OSCE
10 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
11 9 (11.69%) CISMP
12 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
12 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
12 8 (10.39%) Firewall
12 8 (10.39%) Project Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 5 (6.49%) Lync
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) IaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Office 365
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
1 8 (10.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.60%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.60%) HBase
2 2 (2.60%) Big Data
2 2 (2.60%) Impala
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Law
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Consultant
2 16 (20.78%) Security Consultant
3 12 (15.58%) Security Officer
4 11 (14.29%) Architect
5 10 (12.99%) Tester
5 10 (12.99%) Penetration Tester
5 10 (12.99%) Information Security Officer
6 8 (10.39%) IT Security Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) IT Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (7.79%) Security Architect
9 5 (6.49%) Security Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Security Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Architecture Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Planning Manager
11 2 (2.60%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) HTML
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) Ajax
3 2 (2.60%) HTML5
3 2 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.60%) REST
3 2 (2.60%) CSS3
3 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.30%) JSP
4 1 (1.30%) .NET
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.09%) CESG
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Economics
6 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.60%) RMADS
6 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.60%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.30%) Tandem
7 1 (1.30%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.30%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) CentOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) ITIL
1 19 (24.68%) Security Architecture
2 14 (18.18%) Cyber Security
3 13 (16.88%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (14.29%) SIEM
5 11 (14.29%) OWASP
6 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
7 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
7 8 (10.39%) Project Management
7 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.49%) PRINCE
10 5 (6.49%) Service Management
10 5 (6.49%) Data Protection
11 3 (3.90%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (3.90%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (48.05%) CISSP
2 26 (33.77%) CISM
3 17 (22.08%) CISA
4 13 (16.88%) OSCP
5 10 (12.99%) OSCE
5 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
6 9 (11.69%) CISMP
7 7 (9.09%) Degree
8 6 (7.79%) CEH
8 6 (7.79%) GIAC
8 6 (7.79%) DV Cleared
9 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (5.19%) Postgraduate
10 4 (5.19%) SSCP
11 3 (3.90%) APMP
12 2 (2.60%) GCFA
13 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.30%) ACCA
13 1 (1.30%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (35.06%) PCI DSS
2 26 (33.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.90%) SLA
4 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
1 5 (6.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (5.19%) Nessus
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.90%) LogRhythm
2 3 (3.90%) Tripwire
2 3 (3.90%) Qualys
2 3 (3.90%) Tufin
3 2 (2.60%) Cloudera
3 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.60%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago