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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 81 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 39 39 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.04% 1.80% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.24% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 34 33 53
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,850 £33,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.82% -5.50%
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
1566 1738 1743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.82% 80.39% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1494 1555
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,700 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 August 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (48.15%) CISSP
2 28 (34.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (32.10%) CISM
4 22 (27.16%) PCI DSS
5 19 (23.46%) ITIL
5 19 (23.46%) Security Architecture
5 19 (23.46%) Data Centre
6 16 (19.75%) Windows
6 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
7 15 (18.52%) Finance
8 14 (17.28%) CISA
8 14 (17.28%) OSCP
9 13 (16.05%) Cyber Security
9 13 (16.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (14.81%) Linux
10 12 (14.81%) SQL
10 12 (14.81%) OWASP
11 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
11 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.58%) OSCE
11 11 (13.58%) Risk Management
12 10 (12.35%) Degree
12 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.35%) SIEM
13 9 (11.11%) Firewall
14 8 (9.88%) CISMP
14 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
15 7 (8.64%) TOGAF

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.17%) Lync
2 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) IaaS
2 3 (3.70%) Office 365
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) Firewall
2 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.23%) Big Data
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Consultant
2 21 (25.93%) Security Consultant
3 11 (13.58%) Information Security Consultant
3 11 (13.58%) Security Officer
4 10 (12.35%) IT Security Consultant
4 10 (12.35%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (12.35%) Tester
4 10 (12.35%) IT Consultant
5 9 (11.11%) Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 9 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (6.17%) Security Tester
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Operations Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Security Operations Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Security Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) IT Operations Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) HTML
1 3 (3.70%) Ajax
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Data Centre
2 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.41%) CESG
4 3 (3.70%) Economics
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) RMADS
5 2 (2.47%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.47%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.23%) Tandem
6 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.23%) CCTV
6 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.23%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 12 (14.81%) Linux
3 5 (6.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ITIL
1 19 (23.46%) Security Architecture
2 13 (16.05%) Cyber Security
2 13 (16.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 13 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (14.81%) OWASP
4 11 (13.58%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.35%) SIEM
6 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (8.64%) TOGAF
7 7 (8.64%) Project Management
7 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.41%) PRINCE
8 6 (7.41%) Security Management
8 6 (7.41%) Business Continuity
8 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.94%) Service Management
10 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) Perl
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.23%) VBA
3 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (48.15%) CISSP
2 26 (32.10%) CISM
3 14 (17.28%) CISA
3 14 (17.28%) OSCP
4 11 (13.58%) OSCE
4 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.35%) Degree
6 8 (9.88%) CISMP
7 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared
8 6 (7.41%) GIAC
8 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (6.17%) CEH
10 4 (4.94%) Postgraduate
10 4 (4.94%) SSCP
11 3 (3.70%) APMP
12 2 (2.47%) GCFA
13 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.23%) ACCA
13 1 (1.23%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (34.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (27.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
1 5 (6.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (4.94%) Nessus
3 1 (1.23%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Qualys
3 2 (2.47%) Tufin
3 2 (2.47%) Computacenter
3 2 (2.47%) Tripwire
3 2 (2.47%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.23%) HP
4 1 (1.23%) Juniper
4 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.23%) McAfee
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 27 days ago