The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 35 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.49% 2.92% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 3.60% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
181 111 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 87.86% 81.02% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 144 60 169
Average salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Information Security
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Midlands region.

Information Security Salary Trend in the Midlands

Information Security
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Privacy
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Expert
2 1 (50.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Privacy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley