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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 94 131 106
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 156 80 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.76% 1.61% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 1.95% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 129 69 65
Average salary £50,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.31% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £33,045 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,525 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% -
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
4922 4103 3527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.96% 82.56% 82.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4051 3503 2840
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 +18 56 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Staffordshire +19 29 £48,000 +11.61% 6
Coventry 0 21 £62,500 +13.42% 5
Warwickshire -19 7 £58,500 +24.46% 1
Shropshire - 6 £38,000 -
Solihull - 5 £42,500 -
Herefordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Worcestershire -13 2 - - 2
West Bromwich -19 1 £65,000 +11.11%
Dudley - 1 £42,000 -
Walsall - 1 £37,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (42.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (41.18%) CISSP
3 89 (34.90%) CISM
4 72 (28.24%) Management Information System
5 66 (25.88%) PCI DSS
6 51 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 48 (18.82%) Data Protection
8 47 (18.43%) Finance
9 46 (18.04%) ITIL
9 46 (18.04%) SIEM
10 43 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
11 42 (16.47%) Windows
12 39 (15.29%) Firewall
12 39 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
13 38 (14.90%) Security Management
14 36 (14.12%) CISA
15 29 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (11.37%) SANS
16 28 (10.98%) Degree
16 28 (10.98%) Unix
17 26 (10.20%) Information Security Management
17 26 (10.20%) Microsoft
18 25 (9.80%) Active Directory
19 24 (9.41%) Linux
19 24 (9.41%) Security Testing
20 23 (9.02%) Security Architecture
20 23 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 23 (9.02%) GIAC
21 22 (8.63%) CEH
22 21 (8.24%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.53%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.18%) Apache
4 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.18%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Project
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.27%) IaaS
2 15 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.14%) Office 365
5 5 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.29%) Firewall
2 20 (7.84%) Network Security
3 18 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (5.49%) SAN
5 11 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (3.14%) LAN
6 8 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.14%) WAN
6 8 (3.14%) Wireless
7 6 (2.35%) Wireshark
8 5 (1.96%) Internet
8 5 (1.96%) VPN
8 5 (1.96%) Wireless Security
9 4 (1.57%) HTTP
10 3 (1.18%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.18%) SNMP
10 3 (1.18%) SSL
11 2 (0.78%) DMZ
11 2 (0.78%) DNS
11 2 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.57%) Big Data
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (1.18%) MySQL
3 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.96%) ReSharper
1 5 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (18.43%) Finance
2 14 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.10%) Legal
4 9 (3.53%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Games
5 5 (1.96%) Law
6 4 (1.57%) Back Office
7 3 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (23.53%) Analyst
2 58 (22.75%) Security Analyst
3 51 (20.00%) Security Manager
4 36 (14.12%) Architect
5 31 (12.16%) Consultant
6 29 (11.37%) Information Security Manager
7 28 (10.98%) Information Analyst
7 28 (10.98%) Information Security Analyst
8 27 (10.59%) Security Consultant
9 23 (9.02%) Security Architect
10 21 (8.24%) Information Manager
10 21 (8.24%) IT Manager
11 19 (7.45%) IT Analyst
12 18 (7.06%) IT Security Analyst
13 16 (6.27%) Information Security Consultant
13 16 (6.27%) IT Security Manager
14 15 (5.88%) Security Officer
15 14 (5.49%) Information Officer
15 14 (5.49%) Information Security Officer
16 12 (4.71%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.53%) .NET
2 5 (1.96%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (1.96%) HTML
2 5 (1.96%) jQuery
2 5 (1.96%) Spring.NET
2 5 (1.96%) WCF
2 5 (1.96%) XML
2 5 (1.96%) XSLT
3 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.57%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.57%) Web Services
4 3 (1.18%) LAMP
4 3 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.39%) COM
5 1 (0.39%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.24%) Management Information System
2 19 (7.45%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.31%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.53%) Taxonomies
8 7 (2.75%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.75%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.96%) CESG
9 5 (1.96%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.18%) Telematics
11 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.78%) PKI
11 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.47%) Windows
2 28 (10.98%) Unix
3 24 (9.41%) Linux
4 8 (3.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 48 (18.82%) Data Protection
3 46 (18.04%) ITIL
3 46 (18.04%) SIEM
4 43 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
5 39 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (14.90%) Security Management
7 29 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (10.20%) Information Security Management
9 24 (9.41%) Security Testing
10 23 (9.02%) Security Architecture
11 21 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
12 20 (7.84%) ISMS
13 19 (7.45%) Enterprise Architecture
14 18 (7.06%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (6.67%) TOGAF
15 17 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 17 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 16 (6.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.88%) C
2 9 (3.53%) Perl
3 8 (3.14%) C#
4 7 (2.75%) SQL
5 5 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.96%) Python
6 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.39%) C++
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (41.18%) CISSP
2 89 (34.90%) CISM
3 36 (14.12%) CISA
4 29 (11.37%) SANS
5 28 (10.98%) Degree
6 23 (9.02%) GIAC
7 22 (8.63%) CEH
8 19 (7.45%) Security Cleared
9 17 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (6.27%) CRISC
11 13 (5.10%) CCNA
11 13 (5.10%) SC Cleared
12 11 (4.31%) CISMP
12 11 (4.31%) CLAS
13 10 (3.92%) CREST Certified
13 10 (3.92%) SSCP
14 9 (3.53%) CCNP
15 7 (2.75%) CSSLP
15 7 (2.75%) DV Cleared
16 6 (2.35%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (42.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (25.88%) PCI DSS
3 23 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (7.45%) COBIT
5 12 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.78%) BS25999
7 2 (0.78%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.78%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.78%) QA
8 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.78%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Snort
6 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 10 (3.92%) SCCM
2 6 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.35%) QRadar
3 3 (1.18%) Cacti
3 3 (1.18%) Nagios
3 3 (1.18%) WMI
3 3 (1.18%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.78%) SCOM
5 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.39%) Nessus
5 1 (0.39%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.39%) Proventia
5 1 (0.39%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.84%) Cisco
3 14 (5.49%) VMware
4 11 (4.31%) Oracle
5 8 (3.14%) Intel Security
6 6 (2.35%) HP
6 6 (2.35%) Splunk
7 5 (1.96%) Forcepoint
7 5 (1.96%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.18%) Dell
9 3 (1.18%) F5
9 3 (1.18%) IronPort
9 3 (1.18%) NetApp
9 3 (1.18%) Symantec
10 2 (0.78%) CA
10 2 (0.78%) Citrix
10 2 (0.78%) CommVault
10 2 (0.78%) Qualys
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
ComputaCenter
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arriva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 52k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Acumin
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £65,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Holidays, Bonus, Pension.
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 10 days ago
Lichfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Kidderminster
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £66000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Pracctice Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Al Rayan Bank
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Capita plc
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £51000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
aap3
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% car and 15% bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago