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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 125 98 173
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +75
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 84 103 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 2.33% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.93% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 69 69 30
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,500 £41,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,050 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
4036 3519 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.92% 79.56% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3482 2854 3115
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 -25 35 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Coventry -10 13 £62,500 +4.16% 2
Worcestershire +17 10 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 10 £53,750 - 1
Staffordshire +1 8 £38,250 -36.25%
West Bromwich +9 4 £58,500 -
Shropshire -12 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 90 (51.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (29.71%) PCI DSS
3 46 (26.29%) ITIL
4 43 (24.57%) CISM
5 42 (24.00%) CISSP
6 37 (21.14%) Data Protection
7 36 (20.57%) Management Information System
8 35 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 32 (18.29%) Finance
10 31 (17.71%) CISA
10 31 (17.71%) Degree
11 28 (16.00%) Data Protection Act
12 26 (14.86%) Windows
13 25 (14.29%) Service Delivery
13 25 (14.29%) Security Management
14 23 (13.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (13.14%) Security Testing
15 21 (12.00%) MS Excel
16 17 (9.71%) COBIT
16 17 (9.71%) Risk Management
17 16 (9.14%) PRINCE2
18 15 (8.57%) SQL
18 15 (8.57%) Firewall
18 15 (8.57%) Change Management
18 15 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (8.00%) Business Continuity
19 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
19 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (7.43%) Cisco
20 13 (7.43%) Information Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.43%) CMS
4 3 (1.71%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.57%) Lync
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Agresso
2 7 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (3.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.57%) Firewall
2 11 (6.29%) Wireshark
3 10 (5.71%) Network Security
4 7 (4.00%) MPLS
5 5 (2.86%) BGP
5 5 (2.86%) WAN
6 4 (2.29%) VoIP
6 4 (2.29%) SAN
6 4 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.57%) VPN
8 1 (0.57%) DNS
8 1 (0.57%) IPv4
8 1 (0.57%) IPv6
8 1 (0.57%) LAN
8 1 (0.57%) DHCP
8 1 (0.57%) IPsec
8 1 (0.57%) VRRP
8 1 (0.57%) OSPF
8 1 (0.57%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.71%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Metasploit
General
1 32 (18.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.14%) Games
3 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.86%) Banking
4 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 5 (2.86%) Legal
5 4 (2.29%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Advertising
6 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.14%) Automotive
6 2 (1.14%) Law
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (24.00%) Analyst
2 36 (20.57%) Security Analyst
3 33 (18.86%) Information Analyst
4 32 (18.29%) Information Security Analyst
5 23 (13.14%) Consultant
6 19 (10.86%) Security Manager
7 17 (9.71%) Information Security Manager
7 17 (9.71%) Information Manager
8 15 (8.57%) Junior
9 14 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
9 14 (8.00%) Junior Information Analyst
10 12 (6.86%) Security Officer
10 12 (6.86%) Security Consultant
11 11 (6.29%) Information Security Officer
12 10 (5.71%) Compliance Manager
13 8 (4.57%) Architect
14 7 (4.00%) Project Manager
14 7 (4.00%) Administrator
15 6 (3.43%) Senior Developer
15 6 (3.43%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) Flash
2 6 (3.43%) HTML
2 6 (3.43%) HTML5
2 6 (3.43%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.43%) CSS
3 5 (2.86%) .NET
4 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.14%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.57%) SAML
6 1 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.57%) OAuth
6 1 (0.57%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.57%) Management Information System
2 28 (16.00%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.43%) CESG
5 5 (2.86%) Replication
6 4 (2.29%) Statistics
7 3 (1.71%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.71%) Online Games
8 2 (1.14%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.14%) RMADS
8 2 (1.14%) Open Source
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.86%) Windows
2 8 (4.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.00%) UNIX
4 5 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.29%) ITIL
2 37 (21.14%) Data Protection
3 25 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 25 (14.29%) Security Management
4 23 (13.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (13.14%) Security Testing
5 17 (9.71%) Risk Management
6 16 (9.14%) PRINCE2
7 15 (8.57%) Change Management
7 15 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (8.00%) Business Continuity
9 13 (7.43%) Information Security Management
9 13 (7.43%) Network Architecture
10 11 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.71%) SIEM
11 10 (5.71%) Project Management
12 9 (5.14%) TOGAF
12 9 (5.14%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.57%) Line Management
13 8 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.57%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.43%) ActionScript
3 6 (3.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.29%) C
5 3 (1.71%) Perl
5 3 (1.71%) VBA
5 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (24.57%) CISM
2 42 (24.00%) CISSP
3 31 (17.71%) CISA
3 31 (17.71%) Degree
4 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.29%) CCNP
5 11 (6.29%) CRISC
6 9 (5.14%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (4.57%) PCI QSA
8 6 (3.43%) IRCA
9 5 (2.86%) MCSE
9 5 (2.86%) CCNA
9 5 (2.86%) SSCP
9 5 (2.86%) CEH
10 4 (2.29%) MCITP
10 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.71%) OSCP
11 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (51.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (29.71%) PCI DSS
3 17 (9.71%) COBIT
4 9 (5.14%) QA
5 7 (4.00%) ISO 9001
5 7 (4.00%) SLA
6 4 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.14%) COSO
8 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Nessus
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.43%) Cisco
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle
3 4 (2.29%) CheckPoint
3 4 (2.29%) Websense
4 3 (1.71%) Juniper
5 2 (1.14%) VMware
6 1 (0.57%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.57%) Symantec
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix
6 1 (0.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.57%) IBM
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