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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 72 126 151
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 212 99 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 1.73% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 2.02% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 164 79 58
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £76,000 £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
5348 4903 4553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.73% 85.78% 83.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4145 4061 3809
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +29 90 £62,500 +47.05% 8
Staffordshire +17 29 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Coventry +12 22 £52,500 -38.23% 1
Warwickshire +5 22 £45,000 -35.71% 3
Shropshire -14 12 £37,500 -16.66%
West Bromwich -1 9 £40,000 -
Solihull +16 4 £46,000 +43.75% 1
Worcestershire +4 3 £41,500 -48.12%
Walsall - 3 £42,500 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 171 (43.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 149 (37.63%) CISSP
3 121 (30.56%) CISM
4 100 (25.25%) Risk Management
5 95 (23.99%) PCI DSS
6 85 (21.46%) CISA
7 83 (20.96%) Finance
7 83 (20.96%) Cybersecurity
8 81 (20.45%) Management Information System
9 79 (19.95%) ITIL
10 71 (17.93%) Data Protection
11 64 (16.16%) Security Management
12 63 (15.91%) Firewall
13 54 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
14 52 (13.13%) Information Security Management
15 51 (12.88%) SIEM
16 46 (11.62%) Windows
17 45 (11.36%) IT Audit
18 42 (10.61%) Active Directory
19 41 (10.35%) Microsoft
19 41 (10.35%) ISMS
20 36 (9.09%) Security Architecture
20 36 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 32 (8.08%) Degree
21 32 (8.08%) COBIT
21 32 (8.08%) Security Operations
22 31 (7.83%) Internal Audit
22 31 (7.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 30 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (7.58%) Security Testing

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 17 (4.29%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.01%) IIS
6 3 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.53%) MS Project
2 10 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.02%) MS Office
4 6 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.30%) IaaS
2 20 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.77%) Office 365
6 3 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (15.91%) Firewall
2 25 (6.31%) Network Security
3 15 (3.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (3.54%) SSL
5 13 (3.28%) HTTP
5 13 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (2.53%) LAN
7 10 (2.53%) WAN
8 6 (1.52%) DHCP
8 6 (1.52%) DNS
9 4 (1.01%) SAN
9 4 (1.01%) VPN
9 4 (1.01%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.76%) Internet
10 3 (0.76%) IPsec
10 3 (0.76%) Wireless
11 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.76%) MySQL
2 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.25%) MS Access
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.76%) AppScan
1 3 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (20.96%) Finance
2 24 (6.06%) Legal
3 20 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.55%) Banking
5 15 (3.79%) Retail
6 8 (2.02%) Law
6 8 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.26%) Games
8 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (19.44%) Security Manager
2 68 (17.17%) Analyst
3 61 (15.40%) Security Analyst
4 56 (14.14%) Consultant
5 53 (13.38%) Security Officer
6 48 (12.12%) Architect
6 48 (12.12%) Security Consultant
7 44 (11.11%) Information Officer
8 43 (10.86%) Information Security Officer
9 32 (8.08%) Information Security Consultant
10 28 (7.07%) Information Security Manager
11 26 (6.57%) IT Analyst
11 26 (6.57%) Security Architect
12 25 (6.31%) Information Manager
12 25 (6.31%) IT Security Analyst
13 21 (5.30%) Information Analyst
13 21 (5.30%) Information Security Analyst
13 21 (5.30%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.80%) Head of Information
14 19 (4.80%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.26%) .NET
2 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.01%) EDI
3 3 (0.76%) LAMP
3 3 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.51%) Middleware
4 2 (0.51%) Web Services
5 1 (0.25%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
5 1 (0.25%) jQuery
5 1 (0.25%) OAuth
5 1 (0.25%) OpenID
5 1 (0.25%) SAML
5 1 (0.25%) SPML
5 1 (0.25%) Spring.NET
5 1 (0.25%) WCF
5 1 (0.25%) XACML
5 1 (0.25%) XML
5 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.45%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 21 (5.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (4.29%) Cryptography
7 14 (3.54%) PKI
8 9 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.01%) iPad
12 3 (0.76%) CESG
12 3 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.76%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.51%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.62%) Windows
2 21 (5.30%) Linux
3 18 (4.55%) Unix
4 15 (3.79%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.25%) Risk Management
2 83 (20.96%) Cybersecurity
3 79 (19.95%) ITIL
4 71 (17.93%) Data Protection
5 64 (16.16%) Security Management
6 54 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
7 52 (13.13%) Information Security Management
8 51 (12.88%) SIEM
9 45 (11.36%) IT Audit
10 41 (10.35%) ISMS
11 36 (9.09%) Security Architecture
12 32 (8.08%) Security Operations
13 31 (7.83%) Internal Audit
13 31 (7.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 30 (7.58%) Security Testing
15 29 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 26 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (6.31%) Incident Management
17 25 (6.31%) Risk Assessment
18 24 (6.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.30%) SQL
2 13 (3.28%) C
3 7 (1.77%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.52%) Python
5 4 (1.01%) C#
5 4 (1.01%) Perl
6 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.51%) VB
7 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Korn
8 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (37.63%) CISSP
2 121 (30.56%) CISM
3 85 (21.46%) CISA
4 32 (8.08%) Degree
5 29 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 27 (6.82%) CRISC
7 25 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
8 24 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 21 (5.30%) GIAC
10 20 (5.05%) CEH
11 19 (4.80%) SANS
12 12 (3.03%) CREST Certified
13 11 (2.78%) CISMP
13 11 (2.78%) CLAS
14 10 (2.53%) OSCP
15 8 (2.02%) SSCP
16 7 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (1.52%) DBS Check
18 4 (1.01%) CCNA
19 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (43.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (23.99%) PCI DSS
3 36 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 32 (8.08%) COBIT
5 11 (2.78%) SLA
6 9 (2.27%) ISO27002
7 8 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.52%) QA
9 5 (1.26%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.51%) BS25999
10 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.26%) Firmware
4 5 (1.26%) vSphere
5 2 (0.51%) Snort
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (4.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 17 (4.29%) SCCM
2 5 (1.26%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.26%) SCOM
3 4 (1.01%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.01%) Nagios
3 4 (1.01%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.76%) Cacti
4 3 (0.76%) Nessus
4 3 (0.76%) QRadar
4 3 (0.76%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.51%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.51%) Proventia
6 1 (0.25%) Control-M
6 1 (0.25%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.25%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 41 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.32%) Cisco
3 15 (3.79%) VMware
4 11 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 11 (2.78%) Intel Security
4 11 (2.78%) LogRhythm
5 9 (2.27%) F5
6 8 (2.02%) IBM
6 8 (2.02%) Symantec
7 7 (1.77%) CA
7 7 (1.77%) HP
7 7 (1.77%) Juniper
7 7 (1.77%) Qualys
8 6 (1.52%) ArcSight
8 6 (1.52%) Oracle
8 6 (1.52%) Veeam
9 5 (1.26%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.26%) Progress
9 5 (1.26%) SAP
10 4 (1.01%) Veracode
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Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
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