The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 82 83 94
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 38 43 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.00% 2.14% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.76% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 16
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £40,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1444 1559 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.16% 77.60% 71.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1261 1374 1067
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Information Security
West Midlands

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 22 July 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (41.54%) CISSP
2 23 (35.38%) Finance
3 18 (27.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (26.15%) CISM
5 16 (24.62%) Firewall
6 15 (23.08%) PCI DSS
7 14 (21.54%) Risk Management
8 13 (20.00%) CISA
8 13 (20.00%) Business Development
8 13 (20.00%) UNIX
9 12 (18.46%) Management Information System
10 11 (16.92%) Linux
11 9 (13.85%) Cyber Security
11 9 (13.85%) Cyber-Ark
12 8 (12.31%) Data Protection
12 8 (12.31%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.77%) Degree
13 7 (10.77%) Change Management
13 7 (10.77%) SIEM
14 6 (9.23%) ISO 9001
14 6 (9.23%) SQL
14 6 (9.23%) COBIT
15 5 (7.69%) Advertising
15 5 (7.69%) Windows
15 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
15 5 (7.69%) ISMS
16 4 (6.15%) Network Security
16 4 (6.15%) MS Office
16 4 (6.15%) T-SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (1.54%) IIS
1 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) Firewall
2 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.15%) Network Security
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.54%) SSL
5 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) RequisitePro
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Advertising
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Analyst
1 16 (24.62%) Consultant
1 16 (24.62%) Security Consultant
2 12 (18.46%) Security Analyst
2 12 (18.46%) Security Specialist
3 11 (16.92%) Information Specialist
3 11 (16.92%) Information Security Specialist
4 8 (12.31%) Information Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Information Security Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Security Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
5 5 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Security Officer
6 4 (6.15%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Programmer
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Information Security Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) SAML
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) jQuery
2 1 (1.54%) OAuth
2 1 (1.54%) XACML
2 1 (1.54%) SPML
2 1 (1.54%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.31%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) CESG
3 2 (3.08%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) UNIX
2 11 (16.92%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Risk Management
2 13 (20.00%) Business Development
3 9 (13.85%) Cyber Security
4 8 (12.31%) Data Protection
5 7 (10.77%) Change Management
5 7 (10.77%) SIEM
6 5 (7.69%) ISMS
7 3 (4.62%) OOD
7 3 (4.62%) ITIL
7 3 (4.62%) OO
8 2 (3.08%) Security Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Web Development
8 2 (3.08%) IT Governance
8 2 (3.08%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Computer Forensics
9 1 (1.54%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.54%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.54%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (1.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.62%) C++
4 2 (3.08%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) Perl
4 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.54%) VB
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) CISSP
2 17 (26.15%) CISM
3 13 (20.00%) CISA
4 7 (10.77%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) CCNP
6 2 (3.08%) CCNA
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CEH
7 1 (1.54%) CISMP
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.23%) ISO 9001
3 6 (9.23%) COBIT
4 2 (3.08%) GPG13
4 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Squid
1 2 (3.08%) Snort
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Cyber-Ark
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Tripwire
3 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.62%) Websense
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco
3 3 (4.62%) Tufin
3 3 (4.62%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.08%) Juniper
4 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.08%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.54%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.54%) ArcSight
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Plus benenfits
Posted: 5 days ago
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