The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 67 127 155
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 220 102 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.58% 1.92% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 2.26% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 176 83 51
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Information 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
5391 4522 4506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.74% 84.90% 84.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4177 3755 3771
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Information Security Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Information Security
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +31 100 £60,000 +37.14% 7
Staffordshire +15 28 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Warwickshire +2 24 £45,000 -35.71% 6
Coventry +4 23 £52,500 -38.23% 3
West Bromwich 0 11 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Shropshire -12 11 £37,500 -34.78%
Worcestershire -10 3 £41,500 -42.75%
Walsall -7 1 £42,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 170 (43.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 150 (38.66%) CISSP
3 126 (32.47%) CISM
4 90 (23.20%) PCI DSS
5 87 (22.42%) Risk Management
6 84 (21.65%) CISA
7 82 (21.13%) Finance
7 82 (21.13%) Data Protection
8 81 (20.88%) Cybersecurity
8 81 (20.88%) Management Information System
9 65 (16.75%) ITIL
10 63 (16.24%) Firewall
10 63 (16.24%) Security Management
11 61 (15.72%) Penetration Testing
12 51 (13.14%) Information Security Management
13 50 (12.89%) Windows
14 49 (12.63%) SIEM
15 40 (10.31%) IT Audit
16 38 (9.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 38 (9.79%) Microsoft
16 38 (9.79%) Active Directory
17 35 (9.02%) ISMS
17 35 (9.02%) Security Architecture
18 34 (8.76%) Degree
18 34 (8.76%) Internal Audit
19 31 (7.99%) COBIT
19 31 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (7.73%) CRISC
20 30 (7.73%) Security Testing
21 29 (7.47%) Security Operations

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.87%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.03%) IIS
6 3 (0.77%) Apache
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.06%) MS Project
2 8 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.55%) MS Office
3 6 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (5.41%) IaaS
3 19 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.06%) Office 365
6 5 (1.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (16.24%) Firewall
2 26 (6.70%) Network Security
3 15 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (2.84%) HTTP
5 11 (2.84%) SSL
6 8 (2.06%) LAN
6 8 (2.06%) WAN
7 6 (1.55%) DHCP
7 6 (1.55%) DNS
7 6 (1.55%) SAN
8 5 (1.29%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.03%) VPN
10 3 (0.77%) Internet
11 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.26%) IPsec
12 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.77%) MySQL
2 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) AppScan
1 3 (0.77%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) ReSharper
2 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 82 (21.13%) Finance
2 22 (5.67%) Legal
3 17 (4.38%) Retail
4 16 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.87%) Banking
6 9 (2.32%) Law
7 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.29%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (21.13%) Security Manager
2 63 (16.24%) Analyst
3 56 (14.43%) Security Analyst
4 54 (13.92%) Consultant
5 46 (11.86%) Architect
5 46 (11.86%) Security Consultant
6 41 (10.57%) Security Officer
7 38 (9.79%) Information Security Manager
8 36 (9.28%) Information Officer
9 35 (9.02%) Information Security Officer
10 32 (8.25%) Information Manager
11 31 (7.99%) Information Security Consultant
12 27 (6.96%) Security Architect
13 25 (6.44%) IT Analyst
14 24 (6.19%) IT Security Analyst
15 22 (5.67%) Head of Information
15 22 (5.67%) Head of Information Security
15 22 (5.67%) Head of Security
16 19 (4.90%) IT Manager
17 18 (4.64%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.55%) .NET
2 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.03%) EDI
2 4 (1.03%) Web Services
3 3 (0.77%) LAMP
3 3 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.52%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (0.52%) HTML
4 2 (0.52%) jQuery
4 2 (0.52%) Middleware
4 2 (0.52%) Spring.NET
4 2 (0.52%) WCF
4 2 (0.52%) XML
4 2 (0.52%) XSLT
5 1 (0.26%) OAuth
5 1 (0.26%) OpenID
5 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.26%) SAML
5 1 (0.26%) SPML
5 1 (0.26%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.88%) Management Information System
2 31 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.22%) Data Protection Act
4 21 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (4.64%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.61%) PKI
7 12 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.84%) Cryptography
8 11 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.55%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.55%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.29%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.03%) iPad
11 4 (1.03%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.77%) CESG
13 2 (0.52%) BYOD
13 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
14 1 (0.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.89%) Windows
2 24 (6.19%) Linux
3 18 (4.64%) Unix
4 17 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
8 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.42%) Risk Management
2 82 (21.13%) Data Protection
3 81 (20.88%) Cybersecurity
4 65 (16.75%) ITIL
5 63 (16.24%) Security Management
6 61 (15.72%) Penetration Testing
7 51 (13.14%) Information Security Management
8 49 (12.63%) SIEM
9 40 (10.31%) IT Audit
10 35 (9.02%) ISMS
10 35 (9.02%) Security Architecture
11 34 (8.76%) Internal Audit
12 30 (7.73%) Security Testing
13 29 (7.47%) Security Operations
14 26 (6.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 25 (6.44%) Incident Management
15 25 (6.44%) Project Management
15 25 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (6.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 23 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.15%) SQL
2 13 (3.35%) C
3 8 (2.06%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.55%) Python
5 5 (1.29%) C#
6 4 (1.03%) Perl
7 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.52%) VB
8 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) Java
9 1 (0.26%) Korn
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 150 (38.66%) CISSP
2 126 (32.47%) CISM
3 84 (21.65%) CISA
4 34 (8.76%) Degree
5 30 (7.73%) CRISC
6 26 (6.70%) Security Cleared
7 24 (6.19%) GIAC
8 22 (5.67%) CEH
8 22 (5.67%) SANS
9 21 (5.41%) SC Cleared
10 16 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (3.87%) CREST Certified
12 13 (3.35%) CISMP
13 12 (3.09%) CLAS
14 10 (2.58%) OSCP
14 10 (2.58%) SSCP
15 9 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (2.06%) DBS Check
17 6 (1.55%) ISACA
18 5 (1.29%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (43.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (23.20%) PCI DSS
3 38 (9.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (7.99%) COBIT
5 11 (2.84%) SLA
6 9 (2.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (1.55%) ISO22301
7 6 (1.55%) QA
8 5 (1.29%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.77%) BS25999
10 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 38 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.29%) Firmware
3 5 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.29%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) Snort
5 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 15 (3.87%) SCCM
2 5 (1.29%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.29%) SCOM
3 4 (1.03%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.03%) Nagios
3 4 (1.03%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.77%) Cacti
4 3 (0.77%) Nessus
4 3 (0.77%) QRadar
4 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.52%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.52%) Proventia
6 1 (0.26%) Control-M
6 1 (0.26%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.26%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 38 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.70%) Cisco
3 16 (4.12%) VMware
4 10 (2.58%) Intel Security
4 10 (2.58%) LogRhythm
5 9 (2.32%) F5
6 8 (2.06%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.80%) HP
7 7 (1.80%) Qualys
8 6 (1.55%) ArcSight
8 6 (1.55%) IBM
8 6 (1.55%) Juniper
8 6 (1.55%) Oracle
8 6 (1.55%) Symantec
8 6 (1.55%) Veeam
9 5 (1.29%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.29%) Progress
9 5 (1.29%) SAP
10 4 (1.03%) NetIQ
10 4 (1.03%) Veracode
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