The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 193 157 181
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 26 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.88% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 23 35 25
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
Cyber 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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4295 3965 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.79% 80.72% 77.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3288 3307
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cyber Security
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cyber Security Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Cyber Security
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Cyber Security Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Cyber Security
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 9 £42,000 -20.37% 7
Warwickshire -39 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Solihull - 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cyber 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 Cyber Security.

1 27 (42.86%) SIEM
2 22 (34.92%) CEH
3 17 (26.98%) SQL
4 16 (25.40%) Snort
4 16 (25.40%) Incident Management
4 16 (25.40%) Degree
4 16 (25.40%) SCADA
4 16 (25.40%) Computer Science
4 16 (25.40%) Smartcard
4 16 (25.40%) Finance
5 15 (23.81%) GIAC
6 12 (19.05%) HTML
7 11 (17.46%) Windows
7 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
9 9 (14.29%) ISO 9001
10 8 (12.70%) CISSP
10 8 (12.70%) DHTML
10 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
10 8 (12.70%) .NET
10 8 (12.70%) XML
10 8 (12.70%) XSLT
10 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (12.70%) Biometrics
10 8 (12.70%) TickIT
10 8 (12.70%) Identity Management
10 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
10 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cyber 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 Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Broadband
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.59%) Network Security
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) OSPF
3 1 (1.59%) BGP
3 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) Big Data
3 3 (4.76%) Impala
3 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 3 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) JUnit
2 1 (1.59%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Publishing
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Security Analyst
3 14 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
3 14 (22.22%) Security Operations Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Systems Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Web Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Malware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) HTML
2 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) XML
2 8 (12.70%) XSLT
2 8 (12.70%) DHTML
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) WPF
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
3 3 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.76%) REST
3 3 (4.76%) CSS3
3 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Smartcard
1 16 (25.40%) SCADA
1 16 (25.40%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.70%) Mathematics
2 8 (12.70%) Biometrics
3 3 (4.76%) BYOD
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Vista
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) Linux
4 3 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.59%) UNIX
5 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) SIEM
2 16 (25.40%) Incident Management
3 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
4 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.70%) Identity Management
5 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.94%) Web Development
7 4 (6.35%) Business Development
7 4 (6.35%) Validation
7 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security
7 4 (6.35%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps
8 3 (4.76%) SABSA
8 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) Coaching
8 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (3.17%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.35%) Python
3 4 (6.35%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) XAML
4 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.76%) Perl
4 3 (4.76%) PHP
4 3 (4.76%) C
4 3 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) CEH
2 16 (25.40%) Degree
3 15 (23.81%) GIAC
4 8 (12.70%) CISSP
5 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 8 (12.70%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Snort
2 3 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Puppet
1 3 (4.76%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.59%) Nessus
2 1 (1.59%) Ionix
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) ArcSight
2 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.76%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Sun
4 1 (1.59%) EMC
4 1 (1.59%) Rapid7
4 1 (1.59%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.59%) Qualys
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive, benefits and much more
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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