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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 187 167 162
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 26 39 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.76% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.94% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 39 39
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
4349 4145 3918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 80.77% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3608 3469 3293
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 15 £46,250 -11.90% 3
Worcestershire -1 2 £45,000 -28.00%
Solihull - 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire -39 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (51.43%) SIEM
2 27 (38.57%) CEH
3 15 (21.43%) Snort
3 15 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 15 (21.43%) SCADA
3 15 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 14 (20.00%) Degree
4 14 (20.00%) GIAC
4 14 (20.00%) SQL
5 13 (18.57%) HTML
5 13 (18.57%) CISSP
6 12 (17.14%) Finance
6 12 (17.14%) Smartcard
7 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
8 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
8 8 (11.43%) Windows
8 8 (11.43%) Linux
8 8 (11.43%) ISO 9001
8 8 (11.43%) ArcSight
8 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.00%) Python
9 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.00%) Web Development
10 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
10 6 (8.57%) Windows Vista
10 6 (8.57%) Information Security
10 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
10 6 (8.57%) DHTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.29%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (4.29%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Broadband
2 2 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.43%) Network Security
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) OSPF
3 1 (1.43%) BGP
3 1 (1.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Big Data
3 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.29%) HBase
3 3 (4.29%) Impala
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) JUnit
2 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.43%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.43%) Sublime Text
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Electronics
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Analyst
2 15 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Operations Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Security Operations Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.57%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Systems Manager
6 6 (8.57%) Web Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.29%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Architect
9 3 (4.29%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Malware Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) HTML
2 6 (8.57%) DHTML
2 6 (8.57%) XML
2 6 (8.57%) XSLT
2 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) REST
2 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.71%) CSS
4 3 (4.29%) jQuery
4 3 (4.29%) Ajax
4 3 (4.29%) SOAP
4 3 (4.29%) HTML5
4 3 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.29%) CSS3
5 2 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) SCADA
1 15 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 12 (17.14%) Smartcard
3 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.57%) Biometrics
3 6 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.29%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) BYOD
5 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.43%) RMADS
6 1 (1.43%) CESG
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
1 8 (11.43%) Linux
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Vista
2 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) CentOS
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
4 1 (1.43%) UNIX
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) SIEM
2 15 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.00%) Web Development
4 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
4 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.57%) Information Security
4 6 (8.57%) Identity Management
4 6 (8.57%) OWASP
4 6 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.14%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.71%) Validation
6 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Business Development
7 3 (4.29%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (4.29%) MVC
7 3 (4.29%) Static Code Analysis
7 3 (4.29%) DevOps
8 2 (2.86%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.00%) Python
4 6 (8.57%) Java
5 3 (4.29%) C
5 3 (4.29%) Perl
5 3 (4.29%) PHP
5 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.86%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.43%) XAML
7 1 (1.43%) VBScript
7 1 (1.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (38.57%) CEH
2 14 (20.00%) Degree
2 14 (20.00%) GIAC
3 13 (18.57%) CISSP
4 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) CCNA
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.57%) TickIT
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) Snort
2 3 (4.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Puppet
1 3 (4.29%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Nessus
2 1 (1.43%) Ionix
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) ArcSight
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.29%) Adobe
3 3 (4.29%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Qualys
5 1 (1.43%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) Sun
5 1 (1.43%) EMC
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Rapid7
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