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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 166 162 181
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 42 44 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.88% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.14% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 38 44 15
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
4533 3872 3598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.76% 77.75% 75.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3968 3227 3139
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
Warwickshire -10 32 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 - 1
Coventry -12 1 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Smartcard
2 41 (43.62%) Finance
3 32 (34.04%) Degree
4 27 (28.72%) Windows
5 25 (26.60%) SQL
6 20 (21.28%) Computer Science
7 19 (20.21%) Windows Vista
7 19 (20.21%) Automated Testing
7 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (20.21%) Mobile App
7 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (20.21%) Biometrics
7 19 (20.21%) Windows XP
7 19 (20.21%) ISO 9001
7 19 (20.21%) TickIT
7 19 (20.21%) Identity Management
8 18 (19.15%) XAML
8 18 (19.15%) .NET
8 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
8 18 (19.15%) C#
8 18 (19.15%) DHTML
8 18 (19.15%) HTML
8 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
8 18 (19.15%) XML
8 18 (19.15%) XSLT
8 18 (19.15%) Software Engineering
8 18 (19.15%) WPF
8 18 (19.15%) Mathematics
9 13 (13.83%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Project
1 5 (5.32%) MS Office
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) Network Security
2 3 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Big Data
General
1 41 (43.62%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Legal
2 5 (5.32%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Publishing
3 2 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Analyst
2 19 (20.21%) Test Engineer
3 18 (19.15%) Senior C# Developer
3 18 (19.15%) Senior Developer
3 18 (19.15%) Developer
3 18 (19.15%) C# Developer
4 14 (14.89%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Research Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Development Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Network Support
7 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.32%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Coordinator
8 5 (5.32%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (5.32%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Project Support Officer
8 5 (5.32%) Project Support Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.15%) DHTML
1 18 (19.15%) HTML
1 18 (19.15%) .NET
1 18 (19.15%) XML
1 18 (19.15%) XSLT
1 18 (19.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (43.62%) Smartcard
2 20 (21.28%) Computer Science
3 19 (20.21%) Mobile App
3 19 (20.21%) Biometrics
4 18 (19.15%) Mathematics
5 11 (11.70%) SCADA
6 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.32%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.72%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Windows XP
2 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (20.21%) Windows Vista
2 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.21%) Identity Management
2 19 (20.21%) Automated Testing
3 18 (19.15%) Software Engineering
4 13 (13.83%) SIEM
5 12 (12.77%) Reverse Engineering
6 8 (8.51%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.51%) Business Development
7 6 (6.38%) Line Management
7 6 (6.38%) Project Management
7 6 (6.38%) Network Architecture
8 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.32%) Scrum
8 5 (5.32%) Document Management
8 5 (5.32%) Information Security
8 5 (5.32%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (5.32%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (4.26%) Product Management
9 4 (4.26%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.60%) SQL
2 18 (19.15%) XAML
2 18 (19.15%) C#
2 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.38%) C++
4 2 (2.13%) C
4 2 (2.13%) Ruby
4 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (34.04%) Degree
2 10 (10.64%) CEH
3 8 (8.51%) GIAC
4 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.26%) CISSP
7 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.21%) ISO 9001
1 19 (20.21%) TickIT
2 2 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.13%) ArcSight
2 2 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (1.06%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.06%) Sourcefire
3 1 (1.06%) Splunk
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £competitive salary+car allowance
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago