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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 128 100 181
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +81
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 95 110 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 2.27% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.90% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 81 75 21
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
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
4444 3799 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.99% 78.30% 75.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3881 3138 3102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £28,500
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -20 44 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Coventry -7 14 £56,250 +12.50%
Staffordshire -9 13 £35,750 -20.55% 1
Worcestershire +15 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Warwickshire +2 10 £60,000 +50.00%
West Bromwich +7 1 £58,500 -
Shropshire -8 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 86 (48.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (33.15%) PCI DSS
3 45 (25.28%) CISM
4 41 (23.03%) CISSP
5 40 (22.47%) ITIL
6 38 (21.35%) CISA
7 36 (20.22%) Management Information System
8 35 (19.66%) Data Protection
9 34 (19.10%) Finance
10 32 (17.98%) Microsoft
11 29 (16.29%) Degree
12 27 (15.17%) Security Management
13 26 (14.61%) Windows
14 25 (14.04%) Service Delivery
14 25 (14.04%) Data Protection Act
15 21 (11.80%) Security Testing
16 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
17 17 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (8.99%) COBIT
19 15 (8.43%) Change Management
19 15 (8.43%) Risk Management
19 15 (8.43%) Business Continuity
19 15 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
20 14 (7.87%) SQL
20 14 (7.87%) Network Security
21 13 (7.30%) PRINCE2
21 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
21 13 (7.30%) Network Architecture
22 12 (6.74%) Firewall
22 12 (6.74%) Information Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) CMS
3 4 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.12%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.12%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Agresso
2 6 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
1 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.87%) Network Security
2 12 (6.74%) Wireshark
2 12 (6.74%) Firewall
3 5 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.25%) SAN
5 2 (1.12%) MPLS
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.12%) WAN
6 1 (0.56%) DHCP
6 1 (0.56%) LAN
6 1 (0.56%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) VPN
6 1 (0.56%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.56%) RequisitePro
General
1 34 (19.10%) Finance
2 9 (5.06%) Games
3 7 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.81%) Banking
5 5 (2.81%) Retail
5 5 (2.81%) Legal
6 4 (2.25%) Advertising
7 3 (1.69%) Automotive
7 3 (1.69%) Law
8 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.12%) Electronics
8 2 (1.12%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (23.60%) Analyst
2 36 (20.22%) Security Analyst
3 34 (19.10%) Information Analyst
4 33 (18.54%) Information Security Analyst
5 25 (14.04%) Consultant
6 24 (13.48%) Security Manager
7 22 (12.36%) Information Security Manager
7 22 (12.36%) Information Manager
8 16 (8.99%) Security Officer
9 15 (8.43%) Information Security Officer
10 14 (7.87%) Junior Analyst
10 14 (7.87%) Junior Information Analyst
10 14 (7.87%) Junior
10 14 (7.87%) Security Consultant
11 12 (6.74%) Compliance Manager
12 9 (5.06%) Architect
12 9 (5.06%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.37%) Developer
13 6 (3.37%) Web Developer
13 6 (3.37%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) Flash
2 6 (3.37%) HTML
2 6 (3.37%) HTML5
2 6 (3.37%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.37%) CSS
3 4 (2.25%) .NET
4 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.12%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.22%) Management Information System
2 25 (14.04%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.25%) Statistics
4 4 (2.25%) CESG
5 3 (1.69%) Replication
5 3 (1.69%) Online Games
6 2 (1.12%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.12%) RMADS
6 2 (1.12%) Open Source
6 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.61%) Windows
2 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.49%) UNIX
4 7 (3.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.47%) ITIL
2 35 (19.66%) Data Protection
3 27 (15.17%) Security Management
4 25 (14.04%) Service Delivery
5 21 (11.80%) Security Testing
6 17 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (8.43%) Business Continuity
7 15 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.43%) Change Management
7 15 (8.43%) Risk Management
8 13 (7.30%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.30%) Network Architecture
9 12 (6.74%) Information Security Management
10 11 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.62%) SIEM
12 9 (5.06%) TOGAF
13 8 (4.49%) Project Management
13 8 (4.49%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.93%) Technical Architecture
15 6 (3.37%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.87%) SQL
2 9 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.37%) ActionScript
4 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.25%) Perl
5 3 (1.69%) C
5 3 (1.69%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (25.28%) CISM
2 41 (23.03%) CISSP
3 38 (21.35%) CISA
4 29 (16.29%) Degree
5 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.06%) CRISC
8 8 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.49%) CCNP
8 8 (4.49%) IRCA
9 7 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.37%) CCNA
11 5 (2.81%) PCI QSA
12 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.25%) SSCP
12 4 (2.25%) CEH
13 3 (1.69%) MCITP
13 3 (1.69%) MCSE
13 3 (1.69%) CSSLP
14 2 (1.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (48.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (33.15%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.99%) COBIT
4 10 (5.62%) QA
5 9 (5.06%) ISO 9001
6 6 (3.37%) SLA
6 6 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.12%) COSO
7 2 (1.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.25%) Nmap
3 2 (1.12%) Squid
3 2 (1.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Nessus
1 2 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.49%) Cisco
3 7 (3.93%) Websense
4 5 (2.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.25%) Oracle
6 3 (1.69%) Juniper
7 2 (1.12%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.12%) VMware
7 2 (1.12%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.56%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.56%) Tufin
8 1 (0.56%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
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