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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 111 144 113
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 105 67 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 1.24% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.52% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 86 52 59
Average salary £53,000 £45,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.77% -12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £35,350
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4470 4406 4010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.82% 81.58% 78.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3699 3695 3359
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 May 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 May 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
(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 +1 42 £43,750 -2.77% 8
Warwickshire +3 15 £70,000 +24.44% 1
Coventry +6 14 £85,000 - 3
Staffordshire +11 9 £60,000 +160.86%
West Bromwich - 9 £55,000 -
Shropshire - 6 £57,500 -
Worcestershire -2 4 £72,500 +123.07%
Walsall +3 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 64 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (32.98%) CISSP
3 48 (25.53%) Management Information System
4 47 (25.00%) ITIL
4 47 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 42 (22.34%) Degree
6 36 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 36 (19.15%) Finance
6 36 (19.15%) CISM
7 33 (17.55%) CISA
8 31 (16.49%) Windows
9 27 (14.36%) SIEM
10 24 (12.77%) Firewall
11 22 (11.70%) Risk Management
11 22 (11.70%) Business Continuity
11 22 (11.70%) Service Delivery
12 21 (11.17%) SQL
12 21 (11.17%) Data Protection
13 20 (10.64%) PRINCE2
13 20 (10.64%) Security Management
14 19 (10.11%) Data Protection Act
15 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
16 16 (8.51%) .NET
16 16 (8.51%) Java
16 16 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (8.51%) Project Management
17 15 (7.98%) Security Testing
17 15 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (7.45%) Security Architecture
18 14 (7.45%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (3.72%) SharePoint
1 7 (3.72%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.13%) Lync
2 4 (2.13%) CMS
3 3 (1.60%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 14 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.66%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.13%) MIS ActiveH
2 4 (2.13%) Agresso
3 3 (1.60%) assyst
4 2 (1.06%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Office 365
2 4 (2.13%) IaaS
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.77%) Firewall
2 12 (6.38%) Network Security
3 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (3.72%) MPLS
5 5 (2.66%) Wireless
5 5 (2.66%) VoIP
5 5 (2.66%) BGP
6 4 (2.13%) WAN
7 3 (1.60%) Internet
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.06%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.53%) IPsec
9 1 (0.53%) IPv4
9 1 (0.53%) IPv6
9 1 (0.53%) VRRP
9 1 (0.53%) OSPF
9 1 (0.53%) HSRP
9 1 (0.53%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.06%) HBase
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.06%) Big Data
7 2 (1.06%) Impala
7 2 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (19.15%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Legal
3 9 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.26%) Retail
5 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.66%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Billing
6 3 (1.60%) Games
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (14.89%) Security Manager
2 25 (13.30%) Consultant
3 20 (10.64%) Analyst
4 18 (9.57%) Security Consultant
5 16 (8.51%) Security Officer
5 16 (8.51%) Security Analyst
6 15 (7.98%) Information Manager
6 15 (7.98%) Information Security Manager
7 13 (6.91%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.38%) IT Security Manager
8 12 (6.38%) Information Security Officer
9 11 (5.85%) Architect
9 11 (5.85%) Applications Specialist
10 10 (5.32%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (4.79%) Head of IT
11 9 (4.79%) Application Security Specialist
12 8 (4.26%) Information Security Consultant
13 7 (3.72%) Penetration Tester
13 7 (3.72%) Security Architect
13 7 (3.72%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) .NET
2 12 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.79%) HTML
4 7 (3.72%) CSS
5 6 (3.19%) HTML5
6 4 (2.13%) Flash
7 3 (1.60%) Ajax
7 3 (1.60%) jQuery
7 3 (1.60%) JSP
8 2 (1.06%) REST
8 2 (1.06%) CSS3
8 2 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.06%) Middleware
9 1 (0.53%) SAML
9 1 (0.53%) OAuth
9 1 (0.53%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 19 (10.11%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (6.91%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.26%) CESG
5 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.19%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.13%) Replication
7 4 (2.13%) RMADS
7 4 (2.13%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.60%) Economics
8 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.60%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.60%) User Experience
8 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.60%) Social Media
9 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.06%) PKI
9 2 (1.06%) Statistics
10 1 (0.53%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.49%) Windows
2 12 (6.38%) UNIX
2 12 (6.38%) Linux
3 5 (2.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.00%) ITIL
2 27 (14.36%) SIEM
3 22 (11.70%) Risk Management
3 22 (11.70%) Business Continuity
3 22 (11.70%) Service Delivery
4 21 (11.17%) Data Protection
5 20 (10.64%) PRINCE2
5 20 (10.64%) Security Management
6 16 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (8.51%) Project Management
7 15 (7.98%) Security Testing
7 15 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (7.45%) Security Architecture
8 14 (7.45%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (6.91%) Line Management
10 12 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (5.32%) Information Security Management
12 9 (4.79%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (4.79%) TOGAF
12 9 (4.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.17%) SQL
2 16 (8.51%) Java
3 11 (5.85%) C++
4 7 (3.72%) Perl
5 4 (2.13%) C
5 4 (2.13%) PHP
5 4 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.13%) Python
6 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.06%) VBA
7 2 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 62 (32.98%) CISSP
2 42 (22.34%) Degree
3 36 (19.15%) CISM
4 33 (17.55%) CISA
5 12 (6.38%) OSCP
5 12 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.32%) CEH
7 9 (4.79%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.26%) SSCP
9 7 (3.72%) CISMP
9 7 (3.72%) CCNP
9 7 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.72%) PCI QSA
10 6 (3.19%) CRISC
10 6 (3.19%) GIAC
11 5 (2.66%) OSCE
11 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.72%) COBIT
3 7 (3.72%) SLA
4 6 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.13%) BS25999
6 2 (1.06%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.72%) Nessus
2 4 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.13%) SCCM
3 2 (1.06%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.06%) Puppet
3 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.06%) Nmap
Vendors
1 36 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.85%) Cisco
3 4 (2.13%) LogRhythm
3 4 (2.13%) McAfee
4 3 (1.60%) Tripwire
4 3 (1.60%) Computacenter
4 3 (1.60%) Qualys
4 3 (1.60%) Juniper
4 3 (1.60%) Adobe
4 3 (1.60%) Tufin
5 2 (1.06%) F5
5 2 (1.06%) Splunk
5 2 (1.06%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.06%) EMC
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle
6 1 (0.53%) BT
6 1 (0.53%) HP
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Comprehensive flexible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £42000 - £56000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Holidays / Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Company Car + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago