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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 168 166 174
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 37 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.88% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 34 29 30
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £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
4036 3519 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.92% 79.56% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3482 2854 3115
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Warwickshire -6 28 £40,000 -20.00%
Birmingham - 6 £45,000 - 5
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (40.91%) Smartcard
1 36 (40.91%) Finance
2 31 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.95%) SQL
4 28 (31.82%) Degree
5 25 (28.41%) Windows
6 24 (27.27%) Computer Science
7 20 (22.73%) HTML
8 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
8 19 (21.59%) DHTML
8 19 (21.59%) .NET
8 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
8 19 (21.59%) XML
8 19 (21.59%) XSLT
8 19 (21.59%) Mathematics
8 19 (21.59%) Software Engineering
9 18 (20.45%) ISO 9001
10 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (19.32%) Biometrics
10 17 (19.32%) Windows XP
10 17 (19.32%) TickIT
10 17 (19.32%) Identity Management
10 17 (19.32%) Windows Vista
10 17 (19.32%) Automated Testing
10 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (19.32%) Mobile App
11 16 (18.18%) SIEM
12 14 (15.91%) XAML
12 14 (15.91%) C#
12 14 (15.91%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (1.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Impala
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.14%) HBase
3 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) JUnit
1 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 36 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) Advertising
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Analyst
2 20 (22.73%) Developer
3 17 (19.32%) Test Engineer
4 16 (18.18%) Security Analyst
5 14 (15.91%) C# Developer
5 14 (15.91%) Senior Developer
5 14 (15.91%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Research Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Development Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Network Support
8 6 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.68%) Service Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Systems Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
11 3 (3.41%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.41%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) HTML
2 19 (21.59%) DHTML
2 19 (21.59%) .NET
2 19 (21.59%) XML
2 19 (21.59%) XSLT
3 14 (15.91%) WPF
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.14%) HTML5
4 1 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.14%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.91%) Smartcard
2 24 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 19 (21.59%) Mathematics
4 17 (19.32%) Biometrics
4 17 (19.32%) Mobile App
5 13 (14.77%) SCADA
6 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.68%) CESG
8 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.41%) Windows
2 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (19.32%) Windows XP
2 17 (19.32%) Windows Vista
2 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) Software Engineering
3 17 (19.32%) Identity Management
3 17 (19.32%) Automated Testing
4 16 (18.18%) SIEM
5 11 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (11.36%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.82%) Network Architecture
7 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.68%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (5.68%) Web Development
8 5 (5.68%) Business Development
9 4 (4.55%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (4.55%) Validation
10 3 (3.41%) Information Security
11 2 (2.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (2.27%) ISMS
11 2 (2.27%) Data Protection
11 2 (2.27%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.95%) SQL
2 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.91%) XAML
3 14 (15.91%) C#
4 3 (3.41%) Python
4 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.27%) Ruby
5 2 (2.27%) C++
5 2 (2.27%) C
6 1 (1.14%) Perl
6 1 (1.14%) PHP
6 1 (1.14%) Java
6 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Degree
2 13 (14.77%) CEH
3 10 (11.36%) GIAC
4 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.68%) CISSP
6 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.45%) ISO 9001
2 17 (19.32%) TickIT
3 1 (1.14%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Snort
2 1 (1.14%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (2.27%) SAP
2 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
2 1 (1.14%) ArcSight
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