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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 69 127 143
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 216 109 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.57% 1.85% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 2.13% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 157 88 64
Median salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +6.52%
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
5259 5128 4430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.97% 87.14% 83.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4104 4170 3671
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,000
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +37 102 £60,500 +21.00% 11
Warwickshire +18 24 £47,500 -3.06% 2
Coventry +9 19 £66,750 -21.47% 5
Staffordshire +11 18 £40,000 +32.23% 2
Solihull +19 11 £46,000 +43.75% 1
West Bromwich +4 8 £50,000 -
Shropshire -16 7 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Walsall -2 2 £41,250 -8.33%
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 184 (43.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (38.82%) CISSP
3 129 (30.35%) CISM
4 106 (24.94%) Risk Management
5 105 (24.71%) PCI DSS
6 94 (22.12%) ITIL
7 90 (21.18%) Finance
8 88 (20.71%) CISA
9 85 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
10 81 (19.06%) Management Information System
11 72 (16.94%) Data Protection
12 69 (16.24%) Security Management
13 63 (14.82%) Firewall
14 58 (13.65%) Information Security Management
15 57 (13.41%) SIEM
16 48 (11.29%) Penetration Testing
16 48 (11.29%) IT Audit
17 44 (10.35%) ISMS
18 43 (10.12%) Security Operations
18 43 (10.12%) Microsoft
19 41 (9.65%) Active Directory
19 41 (9.65%) Windows
20 40 (9.41%) Security Cleared
21 39 (9.18%) Security Architecture
22 37 (8.71%) Degree
23 34 (8.00%) SC Cleared
24 33 (7.76%) Cisco
25 32 (7.53%) Legal
25 32 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
26 30 (7.06%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.06%) MS Office
3 10 (2.35%) MS Project
3 10 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.24%) IaaS
2 17 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.18%) Office 365
5 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (14.82%) Firewall
2 26 (6.12%) Network Security
3 13 (3.06%) HTTP
3 13 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (2.82%) SSL
5 11 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.35%) LAN
6 10 (2.35%) WAN
7 9 (2.12%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.88%) DHCP
8 8 (1.88%) DNS
9 4 (0.94%) VPN
10 3 (0.71%) IPsec
10 3 (0.71%) Wireless
11 2 (0.47%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.24%) Internet
12 1 (0.24%) SAN
12 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.18%) Big Data
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.24%) MS Access
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.94%) PVCS
2 3 (0.71%) AppScan
2 3 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 90 (21.18%) Finance
2 32 (7.53%) Legal
3 23 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.71%) Banking
5 17 (4.00%) Retail
6 8 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.88%) Military
7 6 (1.41%) Law
8 4 (0.94%) Games
9 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (18.12%) Security Manager
2 74 (17.41%) Analyst
3 64 (15.06%) Consultant
4 62 (14.59%) Security Officer
5 61 (14.35%) Security Analyst
6 54 (12.71%) Information Officer
6 54 (12.71%) Security Consultant
7 51 (12.00%) Information Security Officer
8 49 (11.53%) Architect
9 33 (7.76%) Information Security Consultant
10 28 (6.59%) Information Analyst
10 28 (6.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 28 (6.59%) IT Manager
11 27 (6.35%) Security Architect
12 24 (5.65%) IT Analyst
12 24 (5.65%) IT Security Manager
13 23 (5.41%) IT Security Analyst
14 21 (4.94%) Information Manager
14 21 (4.94%) Information Security Manager
15 19 (4.47%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.94%) EDI
2 2 (0.47%) Middleware
3 1 (0.24%) Ajax
3 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.24%) HTML
3 1 (0.24%) jQuery
3 1 (0.24%) OAuth
3 1 (0.24%) OpenID
3 1 (0.24%) SAML
3 1 (0.24%) SPML
3 1 (0.24%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (19.06%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.59%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 22 (5.18%) Data Centre
6 20 (4.71%) Cryptography
7 19 (4.47%) PKI
8 7 (1.65%) CESG
8 7 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.41%) iPad
10 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.47%) BYOD
13 2 (0.47%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.47%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.65%) Windows
2 17 (4.00%) Unix
3 16 (3.76%) Linux
4 14 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.94%) Risk Management
2 94 (22.12%) ITIL
3 85 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (16.94%) Data Protection
5 69 (16.24%) Security Management
6 58 (13.65%) Information Security Management
7 57 (13.41%) SIEM
8 48 (11.29%) IT Audit
8 48 (11.29%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (10.35%) ISMS
10 43 (10.12%) Security Operations
11 39 (9.18%) Security Architecture
12 28 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 27 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (6.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 26 (6.12%) Security Testing
15 25 (5.88%) Internal Audit
15 25 (5.88%) Project Management
16 24 (5.65%) Data Security
16 24 (5.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.18%) SQL
2 18 (4.24%) C
3 7 (1.65%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.41%) Java
5 3 (0.71%) Perl
5 3 (0.71%) Python
5 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) Korn
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (38.82%) CISSP
2 129 (30.35%) CISM
3 88 (20.71%) CISA
4 40 (9.41%) Security Cleared
5 37 (8.71%) Degree
6 34 (8.00%) SC Cleared
7 32 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (4.94%) CEH
8 21 (4.94%) CRISC
9 19 (4.47%) GIAC
10 15 (3.53%) SANS
11 12 (2.82%) CREST Certified
12 11 (2.59%) CLAS
13 10 (2.35%) CISMP
13 10 (2.35%) OSCP
14 7 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.65%) SSCP
15 5 (1.18%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
16 4 (0.94%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (43.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (24.71%) PCI DSS
3 28 (6.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (5.88%) COBIT
5 10 (2.35%) SLA
6 9 (2.12%) ISO27002
7 7 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.41%) QA
9 5 (1.18%) ISO22301
10 4 (0.94%) GPG13
11 3 (0.71%) RMADS
12 2 (0.47%) BS25999
12 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.24%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 41 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.18%) Firmware
4 5 (1.18%) vSphere
5 2 (0.47%) Snort
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 17 (4.00%) SCCM
2 5 (1.18%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.18%) QRadar
2 5 (1.18%) SCOM
3 4 (0.94%) HP Fortify
3 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (0.94%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.71%) Nessus
5 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.47%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.47%) Proventia
6 1 (0.24%) Control-M
6 1 (0.24%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 43 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.76%) Cisco
3 15 (3.53%) CheckPoint
3 15 (3.53%) LogRhythm
4 14 (3.29%) Intel Security
4 14 (3.29%) VMware
5 10 (2.35%) Juniper
5 10 (2.35%) Symantec
6 9 (2.12%) F5
6 9 (2.12%) IBM
7 8 (1.88%) ArcSight
8 7 (1.65%) CA
8 7 (1.65%) Oracle
8 7 (1.65%) Qualys
9 6 (1.41%) HP
9 6 (1.41%) Veeam
10 5 (1.18%) BT
10 5 (1.18%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.18%) Progress
10 5 (1.18%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry
Montash Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £165,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £350 to £46,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £90,000+ excellent package!
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£80,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Synectics Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive + Strong Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Dignity PLC
Salary: £26,500 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £24,000 to £25,000 per annum £23000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rexel
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago