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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 89 68 84
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 32 38 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.77% 2.60% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 3.34% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 27 33 26
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,300 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
1444 1138 1225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.09% 77.89% 73.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 966 1018
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (46.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (36.71%) CISSP
3 28 (35.44%) CISM
4 23 (29.11%) ITIL
5 21 (26.58%) CISA
6 18 (22.78%) Management Information System
7 16 (20.25%) Degree
8 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
9 14 (17.72%) Finance
9 14 (17.72%) Security Management
10 12 (15.19%) Information Security Management
10 12 (15.19%) Business Continuity
11 11 (13.92%) SIEM
11 11 (13.92%) Windows
11 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
12 10 (12.66%) Data Protection
13 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
14 8 (10.13%) SQL
15 7 (8.86%) Service Management
15 7 (8.86%) UNIX
15 7 (8.86%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (8.86%) SLA
15 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
15 7 (8.86%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (8.86%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (7.59%) PCI QSA
16 6 (7.59%) Project Planning
16 6 (7.59%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (2.53%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Firewall
2 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.80%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) MPLS
3 1 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.53%) HBase
3 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Impala
3 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Electronics
2 5 (6.33%) Games
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
2 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.06%) Legal
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Consultant
2 12 (15.19%) Security Officer
3 11 (13.92%) Information Security Officer
3 11 (13.92%) Security Consultant
4 8 (10.13%) Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Information Manager
5 7 (8.86%) Information Security Manager
5 7 (8.86%) Security Manager
6 6 (7.59%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.59%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Information Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Compliance Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Head of Infrastructure
9 3 (3.80%) Business Design Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Flash
2 2 (2.53%) HTML5
2 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.53%) REST
2 2 (2.53%) CSS3
2 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) CSS
3 1 (1.27%) SAML
3 1 (1.27%) OAuth
3 1 (1.27%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.86%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) CESG
4 3 (3.80%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Statistics
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) UNIX
3 5 (6.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 14 (17.72%) Security Management
3 12 (15.19%) Information Security Management
3 12 (15.19%) Business Continuity
4 11 (13.92%) SIEM
5 10 (12.66%) Data Protection
5 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
6 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.86%) Service Management
8 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (7.59%) Security Architecture
9 6 (7.59%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.59%) Project Planning
10 5 (6.33%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.33%) Cyber Security
10 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) Perl
3 4 (5.06%) C
4 3 (3.80%) VBA
4 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.53%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) CISSP
2 28 (35.44%) CISM
3 21 (26.58%) CISA
4 16 (20.25%) Degree
5 7 (8.86%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (7.59%) PCI QSA
6 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.33%) CRISC
7 5 (6.33%) IRCA
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.06%) CCNP
8 4 (5.06%) GIAC
8 4 (5.06%) CEH
9 3 (3.80%) GCFA
9 3 (3.80%) CCNA
9 3 (3.80%) SSCP
9 3 (3.80%) OSCP
9 3 (3.80%) CSSLP
10 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.53%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (46.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.86%) SLA
4 5 (6.33%) COBIT
5 3 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
1 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Websense
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.53%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.27%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.27%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.27%) Tufin
5 1 (1.27%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 20 days ago