The first table below looks at the demand for Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 198 207 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 8 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.036% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.047% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £60,000 £36,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.51% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4033 4251 3666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.77% 76.82% 74.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3333 3588 3163
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
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 Information Assurance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Walsall - 4 - -
Birmingham +10 2 £41,300 +37.66%
Worcestershire - 2 £65,000 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance.

1 9 (56.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (43.75%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
3 7 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) ISMS
3 7 (43.75%) RMADS
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) PCI DSS
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) CISMP
5 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (31.25%) Security Management
5 5 (31.25%) Database Security
6 4 (25.00%) JSP 440
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
8 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
9 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
9 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 1 (6.25%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (6.25%) CRAMM
9 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
9 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security Officer
1 6 (37.50%) Security Officer
2 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Chief Technology Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Advisor
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Assurance Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (43.75%) RMADS
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Information Security
1 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
1 7 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
1 7 (43.75%) ISMS
2 5 (31.25%) Database Security
2 5 (31.25%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) CRAMM
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) CISMP
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (25.00%) JSP 440
4 1 (6.25%) BS7799
4 1 (6.25%) HMG Infosec
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix