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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security 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 Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 122 138 97
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 110 77 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.43% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.79% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 88 65 93
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £41,800
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
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 Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security 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 -8 37 £50,000 - 10
Coventry -4 14 £78,750 +45.83%
Warwickshire -6 11 £49,000 +3.15% 3
Shropshire - 11 £45,000 -
Staffordshire +2 8 £19,000 -17.39%
West Bromwich - 5 - -
Solihull +18 3 £42,500 -
Walsall -7 1 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
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 Security 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 Security.

1 71 (34.13%) CISSP
2 62 (29.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (25.48%) PCI DSS
4 49 (23.56%) Management Information System
5 43 (20.67%) CISM
6 40 (19.23%) ITIL
7 36 (17.31%) CISA
8 32 (15.38%) Finance
8 32 (15.38%) Degree
9 30 (14.42%) Windows
10 29 (13.94%) SIEM
11 25 (12.02%) Risk Management
11 25 (12.02%) Security Architecture
12 23 (11.06%) Business Continuity
13 22 (10.58%) SQL
13 22 (10.58%) Microsoft
14 21 (10.10%) Risk Assessment
15 20 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (9.62%) Firewall
15 20 (9.62%) Data Centre
16 19 (9.13%) Data Protection
17 18 (8.65%) Project Management
17 18 (8.65%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (8.17%) Telecoms
19 16 (7.69%) Security Testing
19 16 (7.69%) Security Cleared
19 16 (7.69%) OSCP
20 15 (7.21%) Cyber Security
20 15 (7.21%) Service Delivery
20 15 (7.21%) .NET

Information Security
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 Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.37%) Lync
2 6 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.44%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) Summit
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.81%) IaaS
2 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.88%) Office 365
4 3 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.62%) Firewall
2 11 (5.29%) Network Security
2 11 (5.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (2.88%) Internet
5 5 (2.40%) Wireless
6 4 (1.92%) VPN
7 3 (1.44%) DNS
7 3 (1.44%) DHCP
8 2 (0.96%) SAN
8 2 (0.96%) Wireless Security
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.48%) VoIP
9 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.96%) HBase
4 2 (0.96%) Big Data
4 2 (0.96%) Impala
4 2 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (15.38%) Finance
2 17 (8.17%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.25%) Legal
4 5 (2.40%) Retail
4 5 (2.40%) Billing
5 3 (1.44%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) Electronics
6 2 (0.96%) Law
6 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (14.90%) Consultant
2 30 (14.42%) Analyst
3 27 (12.98%) Security Consultant
4 26 (12.50%) Security Manager
5 25 (12.02%) Security Analyst
6 23 (11.06%) Architect
7 20 (9.62%) Security Officer
8 16 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
9 13 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
9 13 (6.25%) Security Architect
10 12 (5.77%) IT Security Analyst
11 11 (5.29%) Information Security Manager
11 11 (5.29%) Information Manager
11 11 (5.29%) Security Specialist
11 11 (5.29%) Tester
11 11 (5.29%) IT Consultant
11 11 (5.29%) Information Analyst
11 11 (5.29%) IT Security Consultant
11 11 (5.29%) Penetration Tester
12 10 (4.81%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.21%) .NET
2 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.33%) HTML
4 6 (2.88%) CSS
5 5 (2.40%) HTML5
6 3 (1.44%) JSP
6 3 (1.44%) Ajax
6 3 (1.44%) jQuery
7 2 (0.96%) Middleware
7 2 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.96%) REST
7 2 (0.96%) CSS3
7 2 (0.96%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.48%) Web Services
8 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.56%) Management Information System
2 20 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.25%) CESG
4 11 (5.29%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (4.33%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.37%) RMADS
8 4 (1.92%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.44%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.44%) Economics
9 3 (1.44%) User Experience
9 3 (1.44%) Social Media
9 3 (1.44%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.96%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.96%) PKI
11 1 (0.48%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.42%) Windows
2 15 (7.21%) Linux
3 12 (5.77%) UNIX
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.96%) CentOS
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.23%) ITIL
2 29 (13.94%) SIEM
3 25 (12.02%) Risk Management
3 25 (12.02%) Security Architecture
4 23 (11.06%) Business Continuity
5 21 (10.10%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (9.13%) Data Protection
8 18 (8.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (8.65%) Project Management
9 16 (7.69%) Security Testing
10 15 (7.21%) Service Delivery
10 15 (7.21%) Cyber Security
11 13 (6.25%) TOGAF
11 13 (6.25%) Security Management
12 12 (5.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (5.77%) OWASP
12 12 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (5.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.58%) SQL
2 15 (7.21%) Java
3 10 (4.81%) C++
4 5 (2.40%) Perl
5 4 (1.92%) PHP
5 4 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.92%) Python
6 3 (1.44%) C
7 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.96%) Ruby
7 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) VBA
8 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) C#
8 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (34.13%) CISSP
2 43 (20.67%) CISM
3 36 (17.31%) CISA
4 32 (15.38%) Degree
5 16 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 16 (7.69%) OSCP
6 14 (6.73%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.25%) CISMP
8 11 (5.29%) GIAC
9 10 (4.81%) CEH
9 10 (4.81%) OSCE
10 8 (3.85%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.37%) SSCP
12 5 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.92%) Postgraduate
14 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.44%) APMP
15 2 (0.96%) CRISC
15 2 (0.96%) GCFA
16 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (29.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (25.48%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.88%) SLA
5 4 (1.92%) BS25999
6 2 (0.96%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.96%) COBIT
7 1 (0.48%) QA
7 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.81%) SCCM
1 10 (4.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 8 (3.85%) Nessus
3 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.96%) Nmap
4 2 (0.96%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.96%) Puppet
4 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.88%) VMware
3 5 (2.40%) Computacenter
4 4 (1.92%) Oracle
4 4 (1.92%) CheckPoint
4 4 (1.92%) McAfee
4 4 (1.92%) Qualys
5 3 (1.44%) Tufin
5 3 (1.44%) Symantec
5 3 (1.44%) Adobe
5 3 (1.44%) Tripwire
5 3 (1.44%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.96%) Dell
6 2 (0.96%) EMC
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco
6 2 (0.96%) IBM
6 2 (0.96%) Autodesk
6 2 (0.96%) BT
6 2 (0.96%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + OTE £120
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Walsall
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago