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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 19 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.92% 2.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 3.65% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £38,500 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
89 137 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 81.65% 70.62% 66.55%
Number of salaries quoted 65 108 132
Average salary £45,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.16% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 November 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 3 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) PCI QSA
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) CRISC
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) CESG
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISMS
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) IRCA
3 1 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) IT Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) IT Security Auditor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) IRCA
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISA
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) PCI QSA
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) TickIT
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft