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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 152 113 167
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +54
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 66 102 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.83% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.37% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 56 81 29
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £42,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -1.18%
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
4240 4305 3572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.59% 77.43% 74.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3506 3643 3031
Average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -12 39 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Coventry -9 6 £54,000 -
Walsall - 6 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -22 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Warwickshire +16 4 £47,500 -15.55% 2
Worcestershire -1 2 £52,000 -13.33% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 47 (35.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (34.33%) PCI DSS
3 36 (26.87%) Management Information System
4 30 (22.39%) Finance
5 29 (21.64%) CISSP
6 27 (20.15%) Risk Management
7 21 (15.67%) CISA
8 20 (14.93%) Security Testing
8 20 (14.93%) CISM
9 19 (14.18%) .NET
9 19 (14.18%) Degree
10 17 (12.69%) SQL
11 16 (11.94%) ITIL
12 15 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (11.19%) Security Management
13 14 (10.45%) T-SQL
13 14 (10.45%) Data Protection
14 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.70%) Business Development
14 13 (9.70%) CISMP
14 13 (9.70%) Firewall
15 12 (8.96%) Service Delivery
15 12 (8.96%) ISO 9001
15 12 (8.96%) COBIT
16 11 (8.21%) Web Development
16 11 (8.21%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (8.21%) ISMS
16 11 (8.21%) Cyber Security
16 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
17 10 (7.46%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Office
2 3 (2.24%) MS Project
2 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Summit
2 1 (0.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) Firewall
2 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.97%) Wireshark
3 7 (5.22%) Network Security
4 3 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.24%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.75%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) DNS
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) RequisitePro
General
1 30 (22.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Legal
3 7 (5.22%) Retail
4 5 (3.73%) Advertising
4 5 (3.73%) Games
5 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Analyst
2 26 (19.40%) Security Analyst
3 25 (18.66%) Security Manager
4 22 (16.42%) Information Manager
4 22 (16.42%) Information Security Manager
5 21 (15.67%) Information Security Officer
5 21 (15.67%) Security Officer
6 18 (13.43%) Security Specialist
7 17 (12.69%) Information Analyst
8 16 (11.94%) Consultant
8 16 (11.94%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (11.19%) Security Consultant
10 14 (10.45%) Information Security Specialist
10 14 (10.45%) Information Specialist
11 12 (8.96%) Junior
12 10 (7.46%) Compliance Manager
13 8 (5.97%) Junior Analyst
14 7 (5.22%) Junior Information Analyst
15 5 (3.73%) Security Tester
15 5 (3.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) .NET
2 10 (7.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.75%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.75%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.87%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.21%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.73%) Online Games
4 3 (2.24%) CESG
4 3 (2.24%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.49%) Replication
5 2 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.49%) PKI
5 2 (1.49%) RMADS
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.46%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) Linux
2 9 (6.72%) UNIX
3 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) Risk Management
2 20 (14.93%) Security Testing
3 16 (11.94%) ITIL
4 15 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (11.19%) Security Management
5 14 (10.45%) Data Protection
6 13 (9.70%) Business Development
7 12 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 11 (8.21%) Web Development
8 11 (8.21%) ISMS
8 11 (8.21%) Cyber Security
9 10 (7.46%) Change Management
9 10 (7.46%) Information Security Management
9 10 (7.46%) Business Continuity
9 10 (7.46%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.97%) Information Assurance
11 7 (5.22%) SIEM
12 6 (4.48%) E-Commerce
13 5 (3.73%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.69%) SQL
2 14 (10.45%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.99%) C#
4 3 (2.24%) Java
5 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.49%) Perl
5 2 (1.49%) C++
5 2 (1.49%) VB
5 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (21.64%) CISSP
2 21 (15.67%) CISA
3 20 (14.93%) CISM
4 19 (14.18%) Degree
5 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.70%) CISMP
6 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.24%) IRCA
9 2 (1.49%) CCNP
9 2 (1.49%) CCNA
9 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.49%) CEH
10 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.75%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.75%) HND
10 1 (0.75%) MCP
10 1 (0.75%) MCSE
10 1 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (35.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (34.33%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.96%) ISO 9001
3 12 (8.96%) COBIT
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.49%) QA
4 2 (1.49%) GPG13
5 1 (0.75%) BS7799
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.49%) Snort
2 2 (1.49%) Squid
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) Cisco
3 4 (2.99%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (2.24%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.24%) Tufin
4 3 (2.24%) Tripwire
4 3 (2.24%) Sourcefire
4 3 (2.24%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.24%) Websense
4 3 (2.24%) VMware
5 2 (1.49%) HP
5 2 (1.49%) EMC
5 2 (1.49%) Juniper
5 2 (1.49%) CA
5 2 (1.49%) NetApp
5 2 (1.49%) McAfee
5 2 (1.49%) Computacenter
5 2 (1.49%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.75%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.75%) Fujitsu
Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
SBC Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £56000 per annum + Car, Bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago