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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 92 91 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 34 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.87% 1.38% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.73% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 33 19 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 £33,900 £29,000 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £54,560 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
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
1510 1443 1331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.92% 79.55% 76.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 1261 1104
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 £28,550 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 35 (46.67%) CISSP
2 32 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (37.33%) CISM
4 23 (30.67%) CISA
4 23 (30.67%) ITIL
5 19 (25.33%) PCI DSS
6 17 (22.67%) Management Information System
7 15 (20.00%) Finance
7 15 (20.00%) Degree
8 14 (18.67%) SIEM
8 14 (18.67%) Windows
9 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
10 12 (16.00%) Business Continuity
10 12 (16.00%) SQL
10 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (14.67%) Security Architecture
11 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
12 10 (13.33%) Data Protection
13 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (12.00%) UNIX
13 9 (12.00%) Linux
13 9 (12.00%) Security Management
13 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (12.00%) TOGAF
13 9 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (10.67%) Firewall
15 7 (9.33%) CESG
15 7 (9.33%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (9.33%) OSCP
16 6 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (2.67%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Firewall
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.00%) SAN
3 3 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.67%) HBase
2 2 (2.67%) Big Data
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.67%) Impala
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 5 (6.67%) Games
3 5 (6.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Electronics
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Consultant
1 14 (18.67%) Security Officer
2 12 (16.00%) Information Security Officer
3 11 (14.67%) Security Consultant
4 6 (8.00%) Architect
4 6 (8.00%) Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (5.33%) Tester
7 3 (4.00%) IT Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Architecture Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Flash
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
3 2 (2.67%) HTML5
3 2 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.67%) REST
3 2 (2.67%) CSS3
3 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.33%) SAML
4 1 (1.33%) Ajax
4 1 (1.33%) OAuth
4 1 (1.33%) OpenID
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.33%) CESG
2 7 (9.33%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.67%) Statistics
5 2 (2.67%) RMADS
5 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) ITIL
2 14 (18.67%) SIEM
3 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
4 12 (16.00%) Business Continuity
5 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
5 11 (14.67%) Security Architecture
6 10 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 9 (12.00%) Security Management
7 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.00%) TOGAF
7 9 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Service Management
8 6 (8.00%) Information Security Management
8 6 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (6.67%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.67%) Data Security
9 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Perl
3 4 (5.33%) C
4 3 (4.00%) Java
4 3 (4.00%) VBA
4 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.67%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (46.67%) CISSP
2 28 (37.33%) CISM
3 23 (30.67%) CISA
4 15 (20.00%) Degree
5 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (9.33%) OSCP
7 6 (8.00%) CRISC
7 6 (8.00%) PCI QSA
7 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.67%) GIAC
8 5 (6.67%) CEH
8 5 (6.67%) CISMP
8 5 (6.67%) IRCA
9 4 (5.33%) CCNP
9 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.33%) GCFA
9 4 (5.33%) SSCP
9 4 (5.33%) OSCE
10 3 (4.00%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (25.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.33%) SLA
3 4 (5.33%) COBIT
4 3 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.33%) QA
5 1 (1.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Nessus
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
1 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
2 3 (4.00%) Tripwire
2 3 (4.00%) Tufin
2 3 (4.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.67%) Cloudera
3 2 (2.67%) Qualys
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco
4 1 (1.33%) Juniper
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Pension
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