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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 88 74 98
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 39 55 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% 2.57% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 3.27% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 34 53 18
Average salary £48,750 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £41,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,800
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.57%
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
1636 1682 1226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.28% 78.63% 71.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1494 1061
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (38.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (35.21%) CISSP
3 22 (30.99%) Finance
4 17 (23.94%) CISA
4 17 (23.94%) CISM
4 17 (23.94%) PCI DSS
5 16 (22.54%) Risk Management
6 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
7 13 (18.31%) Business Development
8 12 (16.90%) ISO 9001
9 11 (15.49%) Firewall
9 11 (15.49%) Degree
10 10 (14.08%) Cyber Security
11 8 (11.27%) Data Protection
11 8 (11.27%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (11.27%) UNIX
11 8 (11.27%) ITIL
12 7 (9.86%) Change Management
12 7 (9.86%) COBIT
12 7 (9.86%) SIEM
13 6 (8.45%) ISMS
13 6 (8.45%) Linux
13 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
14 5 (7.04%) Windows
14 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
14 5 (7.04%) SQL
14 5 (7.04%) Advertising
14 5 (7.04%) Network Security
15 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
15 4 (5.63%) Cyber-Ark

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.04%) Network Security
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) RequisitePro
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Advertising
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
1 16 (22.54%) Consultant
2 15 (21.13%) Security Consultant
3 13 (18.31%) Security Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Security Manager
4 12 (16.90%) Information Security Manager
4 12 (16.90%) Information Manager
5 8 (11.27%) Information Security Officer
5 8 (11.27%) Security Officer
6 7 (9.86%) Security Specialist
7 6 (8.45%) Information Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Information Security Specialist
7 6 (8.45%) Information Specialist
8 5 (7.04%) Compliance Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Systems Analyst Programmer
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Information Security Specialist
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.27%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.23%) CESG
3 3 (4.23%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.82%) PKI
4 2 (2.82%) RMADS
5 1 (1.41%) Statistics
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) UNIX
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Risk Management
2 13 (18.31%) Business Development
3 10 (14.08%) Cyber Security
4 8 (11.27%) Data Protection
4 8 (11.27%) ITIL
5 7 (9.86%) Change Management
5 7 (9.86%) SIEM
6 6 (8.45%) ISMS
7 4 (5.63%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.63%) Security Management
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.23%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.23%) IT Governance
8 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (2.82%) Information Assurance
9 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.82%) Computer Forensics
9 2 (2.82%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.82%) Information Security Management
9 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.82%) C++
3 2 (2.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.41%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) CISSP
2 17 (23.94%) CISA
2 17 (23.94%) CISM
3 11 (15.49%) Degree
4 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) IRCA
6 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) CEH
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.82%) CCNP
6 2 (2.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.41%) MCP
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (1.41%) SSCP
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.41%) CISMP
7 1 (1.41%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (38.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (23.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (16.90%) ISO 9001
4 7 (9.86%) COBIT
5 2 (2.82%) GPG13
5 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Snort
1 2 (2.82%) Squid
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco
3 3 (4.23%) LogRhythm
3 3 (4.23%) Websense
3 3 (4.23%) Tripwire
3 3 (4.23%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.23%) Tufin
4 2 (2.82%) Juniper
4 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.41%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.41%) ArcSight
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £56000 per annum + Car, Bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago