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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / West Midlands
Rank 77 95 130
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +35
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 160 133 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.27% 2.54% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 2.91% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 99 105 77
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £63,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -

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
4342 4565 4298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.87% 87.07% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3387 3767 3738
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +18 75 £44,000 -2.22% 9
Coventry +15 26 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Staffordshire -11 15 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Warwickshire +23 11 £56,250 +70.22% 1
Worcestershire - 9 £50,000 -
Wolverhampton - 6 £66,250 -
Shropshire -10 4 £22,500 -40.78%
Walsall +17 2 - -
Solihull -10 2 £37,750 -11.17% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £45,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 157 (51.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (44.63%) CISSP
3 107 (34.85%) CISM
4 88 (28.66%) Risk Management
4 88 (28.66%) PCI DSS
5 83 (27.04%) Finance
6 68 (22.15%) Data Protection
7 66 (21.50%) Management Information System
8 61 (19.87%) CISA
9 54 (17.59%) SIEM
10 53 (17.26%) Cybersecurity
10 53 (17.26%) Penetration Testing
11 51 (16.61%) Security Management
12 49 (15.96%) Information Security Management
12 49 (15.96%) ISMS
13 47 (15.31%) Security Cleared
14 44 (14.33%) SC Cleared
15 42 (13.68%) Firewall
15 42 (13.68%) ITIL
15 42 (13.68%) Data Centre
16 38 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
17 37 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
18 34 (11.07%) Degree
19 33 (10.75%) IT Governance
19 33 (10.75%) Network Security
20 32 (10.42%) CEH
21 29 (9.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 29 (9.45%) Security Operations
21 29 (9.45%) Sentinel
21 29 (9.45%) Data Security

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 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.65%) OpenEdge
2 2 (0.65%) SAS
3 1 (0.33%) IIS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.28%) MS Office
3 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (9.45%) Sentinel
2 14 (4.56%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (4.23%) assyst
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.51%) Office 365
2 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.98%) IaaS
2 3 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.68%) Firewall
2 33 (10.75%) Network Security
3 18 (5.86%) DNS
4 17 (5.54%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.21%) VPN
6 14 (4.56%) DHCP
6 14 (4.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (2.93%) HTTP
7 9 (2.93%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.95%) FTP
8 6 (1.95%) ICMP
8 6 (1.95%) IPv4
8 6 (1.95%) IPv6
8 6 (1.95%) POP3
8 6 (1.95%) SMTP
8 6 (1.95%) SNMP
9 5 (1.63%) SSL
10 4 (1.30%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.65%) LAN
11 2 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.28%) Big Data
2 5 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.65%) QlikView
4 1 (0.33%) DB2
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.98%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (27.04%) Finance
2 15 (4.89%) Legal
3 12 (3.91%) Retail
4 4 (1.30%) Banking
4 4 (1.30%) Law
5 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (21.17%) Analyst
2 51 (16.61%) Security Specialist
3 50 (16.29%) Information Manager
4 48 (15.64%) Security Manager
5 46 (14.98%) Security Officer
6 43 (14.01%) Information Officer
6 43 (14.01%) Information Security Manager
6 43 (14.01%) Security Analyst
7 42 (13.68%) Information Security Officer
8 30 (9.77%) Information Security Specialist
8 30 (9.77%) Information Specialist
9 22 (7.17%) Information Analyst
9 22 (7.17%) Information Security Analyst
10 15 (4.89%) Compliance Officer
10 15 (4.89%) Risk Manager
10 15 (4.89%) Risk Officer
11 14 (4.56%) Consultant
11 14 (4.56%) Information Risk Manager
11 14 (4.56%) Information Security Risk Manager
12 13 (4.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.21%) .NET
2 12 (3.91%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.98%) HTML
4 2 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.33%) Ajax
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.33%) Django
5 1 (0.33%) EDI
5 1 (0.33%) jQuery
5 1 (0.33%) LAMP
5 1 (0.33%) Spring
5 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (21.50%) Management Information System
2 42 (13.68%) Data Centre
3 26 (8.47%) Data Protection Act
4 25 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (5.21%) Cryptography
7 14 (4.56%) Freedom of Information
8 13 (4.23%) CESG
8 13 (4.23%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.93%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.28%) PKI
11 6 (1.95%) Cyber Attack
11 6 (1.95%) iPad
12 3 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.98%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.47%) Windows
2 17 (5.54%) Unix
3 13 (4.23%) Linux
4 5 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.66%) Risk Management
2 68 (22.15%) Data Protection
3 54 (17.59%) SIEM
4 53 (17.26%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (17.26%) Penetration Testing
5 51 (16.61%) Security Management
6 49 (15.96%) Information Security Management
6 49 (15.96%) ISMS
7 42 (13.68%) ITIL
8 38 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
9 37 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (10.75%) IT Governance
11 29 (9.45%) Data Security
11 29 (9.45%) Security Operations
11 29 (9.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 24 (7.82%) IT Audit
13 23 (7.49%) Business Continuity
14 19 (6.19%) Information Assurance
14 19 (6.19%) Security Monitoring
15 18 (5.86%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.89%) SQL
2 7 (2.28%) Python
3 5 (1.63%) C#
4 4 (1.30%) Perl
5 3 (0.98%) C
5 3 (0.98%) Erlang
6 2 (0.65%) Java
6 2 (0.65%) R
6 2 (0.65%) Ruby
6 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 137 (44.63%) CISSP
2 107 (34.85%) CISM
3 61 (19.87%) CISA
4 47 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 44 (14.33%) SC Cleared
6 34 (11.07%) Degree
7 32 (10.42%) CEH
8 25 (8.14%) CISMP
9 21 (6.84%) GCIA
9 21 (6.84%) GCIH
10 20 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (5.86%) SANS
12 17 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (5.21%) CRISC
14 14 (4.56%) CCNP
15 12 (3.91%) CCNA
16 10 (3.26%) GIAC
17 9 (2.93%) DV Cleared
18 8 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
19 5 (1.63%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (51.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (28.66%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.51%) GPG13
4 17 (5.54%) COBIT
5 15 (4.89%) QA
5 15 (4.89%) RMADS
6 14 (4.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (2.61%) BS7799
7 8 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.30%) GDPR
9 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.98%) SLA
10 2 (0.65%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.33%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.33%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.63%) Nessus
3 3 (0.98%) Core Impact
3 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.65%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.65%) QRadar
5 1 (0.33%) SCCM
5 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (5.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.56%) ServiceNow
3 13 (4.23%) Cisco
4 7 (2.28%) Intel Security
4 7 (2.28%) Symantec
5 6 (1.95%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.95%) Sophos
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle
7 4 (1.30%) Casewise
8 3 (0.98%) Blue Coat
8 3 (0.98%) Google
8 3 (0.98%) Palo Alto
8 3 (0.98%) Qualys
8 3 (0.98%) Rapid7
8 3 (0.98%) SAP
9 2 (0.65%) Aprimo
9 2 (0.65%) Cognos
9 2 (0.65%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.65%) Pega
9 2 (0.65%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Recital Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Friend MTS
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Friend MTS
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 21 days ago
Lichfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago