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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 76 134 158
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +24
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 209 97 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.40% 1.81% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 2.17% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 164 85 38
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,700 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
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
5386 4477 4189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.53% 83.67% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4209 3755 3477
Median salary £42,655 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.36% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +38 103 £61,000 +22.00% 2
Coventry +21 24 £52,500 -9.48% 6
Staffordshire +6 20 £55,000 -8.33% 8
Warwickshire -3 16 £45,000 -35.71% 2
West Bromwich +1 10 £40,000 -27.27%
Shropshire -3 9 £41,250 -31.25% 1
Worcestershire 0 7 £41,500 -42.75%
Walsall -6 1 £42,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 158 (44.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (39.61%) CISSP
3 115 (32.30%) CISM
4 87 (24.44%) PCI DSS
5 80 (22.47%) Finance
6 77 (21.63%) Risk Management
6 77 (21.63%) Data Protection
7 74 (20.79%) Management Information System
8 72 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
9 70 (19.66%) CISA
10 61 (17.13%) ITIL
10 61 (17.13%) Penetration Testing
11 59 (16.57%) Security Management
12 55 (15.45%) Firewall
13 51 (14.33%) SIEM
14 48 (13.48%) Windows
15 46 (12.92%) Information Security Management
16 33 (9.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 33 (9.27%) Active Directory
16 33 (9.27%) IT Audit
17 32 (8.99%) Microsoft
18 29 (8.15%) Security Testing
18 29 (8.15%) Internal Audit
19 28 (7.87%) COBIT
20 27 (7.58%) Data Protection Act
20 27 (7.58%) ISMS
20 27 (7.58%) Security Architecture
21 26 (7.30%) Network Security
21 26 (7.30%) Degree
21 26 (7.30%) 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 14 (3.93%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.12%) IIS
5 3 (0.84%) Apache
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.12%) MS Project
2 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.84%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (5.34%) IaaS
3 18 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.53%) Office 365
6 5 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.45%) Firewall
2 26 (7.30%) Network Security
3 15 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (3.65%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (2.53%) HTTP
7 8 (2.25%) SAN
8 7 (1.97%) Wireshark
9 6 (1.69%) DHCP
9 6 (1.69%) DNS
9 6 (1.69%) LAN
9 6 (1.69%) SSL
9 6 (1.69%) WAN
10 4 (1.12%) Internet
11 3 (0.84%) VPN
12 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.84%) MySQL
2 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) MS Access
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (0.84%) JIRA
2 2 (0.56%) AppScan
2 2 (0.56%) ReSharper
2 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (22.47%) Finance
2 17 (4.78%) Legal
3 16 (4.49%) Retail
4 14 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.09%) Banking
6 7 (1.97%) Games
7 5 (1.40%) Law
7 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.84%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (20.79%) Security Manager
2 62 (17.42%) Analyst
3 57 (16.01%) Security Analyst
4 50 (14.04%) Consultant
5 41 (11.52%) Security Consultant
6 38 (10.67%) Architect
6 38 (10.67%) Information Security Manager
7 34 (9.55%) Security Officer
8 31 (8.71%) Information Officer
9 30 (8.43%) Information Manager
9 30 (8.43%) Information Security Officer
10 26 (7.30%) Information Security Consultant
11 25 (7.02%) Information Analyst
11 25 (7.02%) Information Security Analyst
12 22 (6.18%) IT Analyst
13 21 (5.90%) IT Security Analyst
13 21 (5.90%) Security Architect
14 20 (5.62%) Head of Information
14 20 (5.62%) Head of Information Security
14 20 (5.62%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) .NET
2 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.12%) EDI
2 4 (1.12%) Web Services
3 3 (0.84%) LAMP
3 3 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (0.84%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.56%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (0.56%) HTML
4 2 (0.56%) jQuery
4 2 (0.56%) Middleware
4 2 (0.56%) Spring.NET
4 2 (0.56%) WCF
4 2 (0.56%) XML
4 2 (0.56%) XSLT
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth
5 1 (0.28%) OpenID
5 1 (0.28%) SAML
5 1 (0.28%) SPML
5 1 (0.28%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.79%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.58%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.93%) PKI
6 12 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.40%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.12%) CESG
10 3 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.84%) Telematics
11 2 (0.56%) BYOD
11 2 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.48%) Windows
2 25 (7.02%) Linux
3 21 (5.90%) Unix
4 17 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.63%) Data Protection
1 77 (21.63%) Risk Management
2 72 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (17.13%) ITIL
3 61 (17.13%) Penetration Testing
4 59 (16.57%) Security Management
5 51 (14.33%) SIEM
6 46 (12.92%) Information Security Management
7 33 (9.27%) IT Audit
8 29 (8.15%) Internal Audit
8 29 (8.15%) Security Testing
9 27 (7.58%) ISMS
9 27 (7.58%) Security Architecture
10 26 (7.30%) Incident Management
11 25 (7.02%) Security Operations
11 25 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 22 (6.18%) Project Management
12 22 (6.18%) Risk Assessment
13 20 (5.62%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.49%) SQL
2 12 (3.37%) C
3 7 (1.97%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.69%) Perl
4 6 (1.69%) Python
5 5 (1.40%) C#
6 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.56%) VB
7 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.28%) C++
8 1 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Korn
8 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (39.61%) CISSP
2 115 (32.30%) CISM
3 70 (19.66%) CISA
4 26 (7.30%) CRISC
4 26 (7.30%) Degree
4 26 (7.30%) GIAC
5 25 (7.02%) Security Cleared
6 24 (6.74%) CEH
7 21 (5.90%) SANS
8 19 (5.34%) SC Cleared
9 17 (4.78%) CREST Certified
10 13 (3.65%) CLAS
11 12 (3.37%) CISMP
12 11 (3.09%) SSCP
13 10 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.53%) DBS Check
14 9 (2.53%) OSCP
15 6 (1.69%) ISACA
16 5 (1.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (44.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (24.44%) PCI DSS
3 33 (9.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (7.87%) COBIT
5 10 (2.81%) SLA
6 8 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (1.69%) ISO22301
7 6 (1.69%) QA
8 4 (1.12%) BS25999
9 3 (0.84%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.40%) Firmware
3 5 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.40%) vSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Snort
5 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 14 (3.93%) SCCM
2 5 (1.40%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.40%) SCOM
3 4 (1.12%) Nagios
4 3 (0.84%) Cacti
4 3 (0.84%) HP Fortify
4 3 (0.84%) Nessus
4 3 (0.84%) QRadar
4 3 (0.84%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.84%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.56%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.56%) Proventia
6 1 (0.28%) Control-M
6 1 (0.28%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 32 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.46%) Cisco
3 17 (4.78%) VMware
4 9 (2.53%) F5
4 9 (2.53%) LogRhythm
5 8 (2.25%) Intel Security
5 8 (2.25%) Oracle
6 6 (1.69%) ArcSight
6 6 (1.69%) HP
6 6 (1.69%) Qualys
6 6 (1.69%) Symantec
7 5 (1.40%) Fortinet
7 5 (1.40%) Juniper
7 5 (1.40%) Progress
7 5 (1.40%) Veeam
8 4 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.12%) Forcepoint
8 4 (1.12%) IBM
8 4 (1.12%) NetIQ
8 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
Coventry
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus/Car/Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Required IT Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Iress
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + car + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 90k per year + Pension, Holidays, Car Allowance, Life Assurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension + Other Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Free Parking
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Free Parking
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Lichfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago