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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 217 207 213
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 8 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.15% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.19% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £60,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +65.51%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 -6 3 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (48.15%) ISEB
1 13 (48.15%) Banking
1 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
1 13 (48.15%) ISTQB
1 13 (48.15%) Security Testing
1 13 (48.15%) FATCA
2 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
5 5 (18.52%) SLA
5 5 (18.52%) Information Security
5 5 (18.52%) Replication
5 5 (18.52%) Military
5 5 (18.52%) ESRI
5 5 (18.52%) ArcGIS
5 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
5 5 (18.52%) RMADS
5 5 (18.52%) Data Guard
5 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (18.52%) Strategic Management
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
5 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (18.52%) Line Management
5 5 (18.52%) Security Patching
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
1 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (48.15%) Banking
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Military
4 3 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Support Assistant
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Support Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Database Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Security Officer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance Officer
6 1 (3.70%) Information Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 5 (18.52%) RMADS
3 3 (11.11%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
1 13 (48.15%) Security Testing
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
3 5 (18.52%) Information Security
3 5 (18.52%) Line Management
3 5 (18.52%) Strategic Management
3 5 (18.52%) Security Patching
4 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (14.81%) Coaching
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
6 2 (7.41%) Security Management
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) ISEB
1 13 (48.15%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CISSP
5 2 (7.41%) CISM
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) FATCA
2 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
1 5 (18.52%) ESRI