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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.69% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £42,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
100 188 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 84.75% 74.31% 62.31%
Number of salaries quoted 60 141 85
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,400 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Management
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) TickIT
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 14001
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) IRCA
2 3 (60.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (60.00%) Automotive
2 3 (60.00%) ISMS
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) COBIT
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) CISA
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) PCI QSA
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (60.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (60.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Auditor
1 3 (60.00%) Auditor
1 3 (60.00%) IT Security Auditor
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Management
2 3 (60.00%) ISMS
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) IRCA
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) PCI QSA
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (60.00%) TickIT
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 14001
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft