The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 199 185 201
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 5 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.16% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.20% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Average salary £46,250 £50,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £42,500 £52,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%
Information Assurance
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
4091 3436 3594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.00% 79.54% 75.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 2780 3095
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 £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 30 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
Birmingham -9 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) CISSP
1 5 (71.43%) CISM
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) ISMS
4 2 (28.57%) RMADS
4 2 (28.57%) CESG
4 2 (28.57%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) SSCP
4 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) FATCA
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) CLAS Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) RMADS
1 2 (28.57%) CESG
1 2 (28.57%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 2 (28.57%) ISMS
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Development
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
1 5 (71.43%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) SSCP
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (28.57%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory