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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 87 88 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 42 31 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.28% 1.62% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.00% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 38 25 14
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £54,280 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
1539 1550 1335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.46% 80.98% 77.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1376 1129
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 33 (44.59%) CISSP
2 28 (37.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (31.08%) PCI DSS
4 21 (28.38%) ITIL
4 21 (28.38%) CISM
5 18 (24.32%) CISA
6 15 (20.27%) SIEM
7 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
7 14 (18.92%) Management Information System
8 13 (17.57%) Windows
9 12 (16.22%) SQL
9 12 (16.22%) Risk Management
9 12 (16.22%) Finance
9 12 (16.22%) Security Architecture
10 11 (14.86%) Degree
10 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
10 11 (14.86%) Firewall
11 10 (13.51%) Linux
11 10 (13.51%) Business Continuity
11 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (13.51%) OSCP
12 9 (12.16%) Data Protection
12 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
13 8 (10.81%) Project Management
13 8 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (10.81%) TOGAF
13 8 (10.81%) CESG
14 7 (9.46%) CEH
14 7 (9.46%) Data Protection Act

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (2.70%) Lync
1 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.70%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
1 2 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Firewall
2 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.35%) VoIP
4 1 (1.35%) MPLS
4 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) HBase
3 2 (2.70%) Impala
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Electronics
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 3 (4.05%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Consultant
2 12 (16.22%) Security Officer
3 11 (14.86%) Security Consultant
4 10 (13.51%) Information Security Officer
5 6 (8.11%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) IT Consultant
6 5 (6.76%) Tester
6 5 (6.76%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (5.41%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Compliance Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.41%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Information Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 3 (4.05%) Flash
2 3 (4.05%) CSS
2 3 (4.05%) Ajax
3 2 (2.70%) HTML5
3 2 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.70%) REST
3 2 (2.70%) CSS3
3 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.35%) JSP
4 1 (1.35%) SAML
4 1 (1.35%) OAuth
4 1 (1.35%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.81%) CESG
4 7 (9.46%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.05%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (4.05%) Economics
6 2 (2.70%) RMADS
6 2 (2.70%) Statistics
6 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.70%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) UNIX
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 15 (20.27%) SIEM
3 12 (16.22%) Risk Management
3 12 (16.22%) Security Architecture
4 10 (13.51%) Business Continuity
4 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (12.16%) Data Protection
5 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.81%) Project Management
6 8 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (10.81%) TOGAF
7 6 (8.11%) Security Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.11%) Cyber Security
7 6 (8.11%) Security Management
7 6 (8.11%) Service Management
8 5 (6.76%) Information Security Management
8 5 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) OWASP
9 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) Java
2 5 (6.76%) Perl
3 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.70%) C
4 2 (2.70%) PHP
4 2 (2.70%) VBA
4 2 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) CISSP
2 21 (28.38%) CISM
3 18 (24.32%) CISA
4 11 (14.86%) Degree
5 10 (13.51%) OSCP
6 7 (9.46%) CEH
6 7 (9.46%) CISMP
6 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.11%) SSCP
8 5 (6.76%) GIAC
8 5 (6.76%) OSCE
8 5 (6.76%) PCI QSA
9 4 (5.41%) CRISC
9 4 (5.41%) GCFA
9 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.41%) Postgraduate
10 3 (4.05%) APMP
11 2 (2.70%) MCTS
11 2 (2.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (37.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (31.08%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.41%) COBIT
3 4 (5.41%) SLA
4 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.70%) Docker
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Nessus
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Tripwire
2 3 (4.05%) LogRhythm
2 3 (4.05%) Qualys
2 3 (4.05%) Tufin
3 2 (2.70%) Cloudera
3 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco
4 1 (1.35%) Juniper
4 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
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