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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 175 152 128
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -24
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 51 58 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.08% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.35% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38 54 80
Average salary £61,649 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.12% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £22,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
4820 4304 4322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.77% 80.10% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3928 3562 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +3.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,891 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +17 19 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Shropshire +4 12 £51,459 -
Warwickshire -42 3 £70,000 +75.00%
Worcestershire -1 2 - - 1
Walsall - 2 £50,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 31 (39.24%) SIEM
2 29 (36.71%) CISSP
3 19 (24.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (20.25%) CEH
4 16 (20.25%) Information Security
4 16 (20.25%) CISM
4 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
5 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
6 14 (17.72%) SC Cleared
7 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
8 11 (13.92%) CRM
8 11 (13.92%) ITIL
9 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
9 9 (11.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (10.13%) TOGAF
10 8 (10.13%) Firewall
10 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.13%) DV Cleared
10 8 (10.13%) OWASP
11 7 (8.86%) Security Architecture
11 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (8.86%) PRINCE
11 7 (8.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (7.59%) TDD
12 6 (7.59%) Scrum
12 6 (7.59%) CITP
12 6 (7.59%) Windows
12 6 (7.59%) Linux
12 6 (7.59%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.80%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Zimbra
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Firewall
2 7 (8.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.80%) VoIP
4 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.27%) Network Security
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.27%) HTTP
5 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Big Data
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Sublime Text
2 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (2.53%) Electronics
1 2 (2.53%) Finance
1 2 (2.53%) Publishing
2 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Architect
2 20 (25.32%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (20.25%) Security Architect
4 15 (18.99%) Consultant
5 14 (17.72%) Security Consultant
5 14 (17.72%) Security Solutions Architect
6 12 (15.19%) Analyst
7 11 (13.92%) Security Analyst
7 11 (13.92%) Security Specialist
8 8 (10.13%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 8 (10.13%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (8.86%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (8.86%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (6.33%) Security Manager
10 5 (6.33%) Cyber Security Manager
11 3 (3.80%) Security Operations Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.80%) Lead Architect
11 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (3.80%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
2 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.80%) SOAP
2 3 (3.80%) Ajax
2 3 (3.80%) jQuery
2 3 (3.80%) RESTful
2 3 (3.80%) REST
3 2 (2.53%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (2.53%) .NET
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) SCADA
5 3 (3.80%) Graphic Design
5 3 (3.80%) User Experience
6 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.53%) BYOD
7 1 (1.27%) RMADS
7 1 (1.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
1 6 (7.59%) Linux
2 4 (5.06%) UNIX
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) SIEM
2 16 (20.25%) Information Security
3 11 (13.92%) CRM
3 11 (13.92%) ITIL
4 9 (11.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (10.13%) OWASP
5 8 (10.13%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.86%) PRINCE
6 7 (8.86%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.59%) Kanban
7 6 (7.59%) TDD
7 6 (7.59%) Scrum
7 6 (7.59%) Data Analytics
7 6 (7.59%) Analytics
8 5 (6.33%) Security Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Business Development
9 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.06%) High Availability
9 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) Java
1 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
1 3 (3.80%) Python
2 2 (2.53%) MATLAB
2 2 (2.53%) C
2 2 (2.53%) C#
3 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) CISSP
2 16 (20.25%) CISM
2 16 (20.25%) CEH
2 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (17.72%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.13%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (7.59%) CITP
7 5 (6.33%) GIAC
8 4 (5.06%) Degree
9 3 (3.80%) CISA
10 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.53%) PCI QSA
10 2 (2.53%) CRISC
10 2 (2.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.80%) COBIT
4 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Snort
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Nessus
1 1 (1.27%) Nmap
1 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle
1 3 (3.80%) Cisco
1 3 (3.80%) Adobe
1 3 (3.80%) VMware
1 3 (3.80%) ArcSight
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.27%) Sage
3 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Remedy
3 1 (1.27%) FireEye
3 1 (1.27%) IronPort
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.27%) Infoblox
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35-55K
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Walsall
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago