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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 92 124 134
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +10
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 150 99 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.75% 1.94% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 2.27% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 100 70 90
Median salary £49,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,400 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4832 4369 4857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.56% 85.70% 85.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3758 3656 4268
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +17 59 £45,000 - 7
Staffordshire +8 25 £50,000 +150.00%
Coventry -3 18 £49,000 +34.16% 3
Warwickshire +5 10 £52,500 +43.74% 2
Worcestershire - 10 £50,000 - 1
Shropshire -5 8 £22,500 -29.68%
Wolverhampton - 5 £82,500 -
Solihull -5 4 £37,500 -14.28%
Walsall +16 2 - -
Dudley - 2 £50,000 -
West Bromwich +3 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 176 (51.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 150 (43.86%) CISSP
3 113 (33.04%) CISM
4 112 (32.75%) PCI DSS
5 96 (28.07%) Risk Management
6 77 (22.51%) Finance
7 73 (21.35%) Management Information System
8 70 (20.47%) Data Protection
9 65 (19.01%) CISA
10 64 (18.71%) Security Management
11 63 (18.42%) ITIL
12 62 (18.13%) Information Security Management
13 61 (17.84%) Penetration Testing
14 57 (16.67%) ISMS
15 54 (15.79%) SIEM
16 53 (15.50%) Security Cleared
17 49 (14.33%) SC Cleared
18 47 (13.74%) Cybersecurity
19 45 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
20 44 (12.87%) Firewall
21 42 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
22 40 (11.70%) IT Governance
23 36 (10.53%) Degree
23 36 (10.53%) Data Centre
24 34 (9.94%) Data Protection Act
25 32 (9.36%) Security Operations
26 31 (9.06%) IT Audit
27 30 (8.77%) Business Continuity
28 29 (8.48%) CEH
28 29 (8.48%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 5 (1.46%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.29%) IIS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (4.09%) MS Excel
1 14 (4.09%) MS Office
2 5 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.17%) MS Project
4 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (7.02%) Sentinel
2 14 (4.09%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.34%) assyst
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.85%) Office 365
2 5 (1.46%) IaaS
3 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.87%) Firewall
2 26 (7.60%) Network Security
3 15 (4.39%) DNS
3 15 (4.39%) VPN
4 12 (3.51%) DHCP
5 10 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.63%) Wireshark
7 8 (2.34%) HTTP
8 7 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.75%) SSL
10 4 (1.17%) FTP
10 4 (1.17%) ICMP
10 4 (1.17%) IPv4
10 4 (1.17%) IPv6
10 4 (1.17%) POP3
10 4 (1.17%) SMTP
10 4 (1.17%) SNMP
11 3 (0.88%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.88%) LAN
11 3 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.34%) Big Data
2 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) DB2
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Burp Suite
2 4 (1.17%) PVCS
3 3 (0.88%) JIRA
3 3 (0.88%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
General
1 77 (22.51%) Finance
2 23 (6.73%) Legal
3 16 (4.68%) Retail
4 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.34%) Banking
5 8 (2.34%) Military
6 5 (1.46%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (21.64%) Analyst
2 54 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 53 (15.50%) Security Officer
4 52 (15.20%) Security Specialist
5 51 (14.91%) Information Officer
6 48 (14.04%) Information Security Officer
7 47 (13.74%) Security Manager
8 33 (9.65%) Information Manager
9 32 (9.36%) Information Security Specialist
9 32 (9.36%) Information Specialist
10 30 (8.77%) Information Analyst
10 30 (8.77%) Information Security Analyst
11 27 (7.89%) Information Security Manager
12 18 (5.26%) IT Manager
13 17 (4.97%) Consultant
14 16 (4.68%) Compliance Officer
15 15 (4.39%) Architect
15 15 (4.39%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
15 15 (4.39%) Senior Security Specialist
16 14 (4.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.09%) .NET
2 12 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.17%) HTML
4 2 (0.58%) Ajax
4 2 (0.58%) Apache Flex
4 2 (0.58%) jQuery
4 2 (0.58%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) Django
5 1 (0.29%) LAMP
5 1 (0.29%) Spring
5 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.35%) Management Information System
2 36 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 34 (9.94%) Data Protection Act
4 22 (6.43%) Cryptography
5 18 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (3.51%) CESG
8 11 (3.22%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (3.22%) PKI
9 8 (2.34%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.05%) iPad
11 5 (1.46%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.17%) Cyber Attack
13 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
14 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.14%) Windows
2 13 (3.80%) Unix
3 12 (3.51%) Linux
4 5 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (28.07%) Risk Management
2 70 (20.47%) Data Protection
3 64 (18.71%) Security Management
4 63 (18.42%) ITIL
5 62 (18.13%) Information Security Management
6 61 (17.84%) Penetration Testing
7 57 (16.67%) ISMS
8 54 (15.79%) SIEM
9 47 (13.74%) Cybersecurity
10 45 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
12 40 (11.70%) IT Governance
13 32 (9.36%) Security Operations
14 31 (9.06%) IT Audit
15 30 (8.77%) Business Continuity
16 29 (8.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 28 (8.19%) Data Security
18 25 (7.31%) Information Assurance
19 23 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement Process
20 22 (6.43%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.68%) SQL
2 9 (2.63%) C
3 6 (1.75%) Java
4 5 (1.46%) C#
4 5 (1.46%) Python
5 4 (1.17%) Perl
6 3 (0.88%) Erlang
6 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 150 (43.86%) CISSP
2 113 (33.04%) CISM
3 65 (19.01%) CISA
4 53 (15.50%) Security Cleared
5 49 (14.33%) SC Cleared
6 36 (10.53%) Degree
7 29 (8.48%) CEH
8 25 (7.31%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (6.14%) CISMP
10 15 (4.39%) CRISC
11 14 (4.09%) DV Cleared
12 13 (3.80%) GCIA
12 13 (3.80%) GCIH
13 12 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (3.51%) SANS
14 7 (2.05%) CCNP
15 6 (1.75%) CCNA
15 6 (1.75%) CREST Certified
15 6 (1.75%) GIAC
16 5 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (51.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (32.75%) PCI DSS
3 23 (6.73%) GPG13
4 18 (5.26%) COBIT
5 17 (4.97%) RMADS
6 14 (4.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (2.92%) QA
9 8 (2.34%) BS7799
9 8 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (1.75%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.88%) SLA
12 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.29%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.29%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.46%) SCCM
3 4 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (1.17%) Nessus
3 4 (1.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.88%) Core Impact
4 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.88%) QRadar
5 1 (0.29%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.26%) Cisco
3 14 (4.09%) ServiceNow
4 12 (3.51%) CheckPoint
5 11 (3.22%) Intel Security
6 10 (2.92%) Symantec
7 9 (2.63%) Sophos
8 7 (2.05%) Oracle
9 6 (1.75%) Juniper
9 6 (1.75%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.17%) IBM
11 3 (0.88%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.88%) BT
11 3 (0.88%) CA
11 3 (0.88%) Google
11 3 (0.88%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.88%) SAP
12 2 (0.58%) ArcSight
12 2 (0.58%) Pega
12 2 (0.58%) Rapid7
Coventry, Warwickshire
Department for Education
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 base + competitive package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 base + competitive package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Department for Education
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum, Benefits TBC
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 65,000 + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Michael Page International
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Michael Page International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent pension + other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Page International
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + pension, 25 days, 4 X life, PMI
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago