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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 83 113 152
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 172 115 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.02% 2.13% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.45% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 133 96 68
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £25,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £71,100 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
5008 4697 4707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.86% 86.87% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3938 3873 3950
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,350
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 77 £51,250 -6.81% 5
Coventry +8 18 £37,500 -37.50% 5
Solihull +32 17 £46,000 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire +8 15 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Shropshire -7 8 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Staffordshire +3 5 £30,000 +57.89% 4
West Bromwich +8 4 £50,000 -16.66%
Dudley - 3 £50,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 194 (50.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 147 (38.28%) CISSP
3 125 (32.55%) CISM
4 119 (30.99%) PCI DSS
5 101 (26.30%) Risk Management
6 81 (21.09%) CISA
7 80 (20.83%) Finance
8 76 (19.79%) ITIL
9 60 (15.63%) Management Information System
10 57 (14.84%) Security Management
11 55 (14.32%) Information Security Management
12 54 (14.06%) Data Protection
13 50 (13.02%) ISMS
14 47 (12.24%) Firewall
15 45 (11.72%) IT Audit
16 44 (11.46%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (10.94%) SIEM
18 40 (10.42%) Degree
19 35 (9.11%) Penetration Testing
19 35 (9.11%) Security Operations
20 33 (8.59%) Microsoft
21 30 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
21 30 (7.81%) Security Cleared
22 29 (7.55%) Security Architecture
23 28 (7.29%) ITIL Certification
24 27 (7.03%) Data Security
24 27 (7.03%) Active Directory
24 27 (7.03%) Network Security
24 27 (7.03%) Data Protection Act
24 27 (7.03%) SC Cleared

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 11 (2.86%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.39%) MS Office
3 9 (2.34%) MS Project
3 9 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.13%) IaaS
2 11 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.24%) Firewall
2 27 (7.03%) Network Security
3 12 (3.13%) DHCP
3 12 (3.13%) DNS
4 9 (2.34%) HTTP
5 8 (2.08%) SSL
6 7 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.04%) LAN
8 4 (1.04%) WAN
9 3 (0.78%) IPsec
9 3 (0.78%) VPN
9 3 (0.78%) Wireless
9 3 (0.78%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.04%) Big Data
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.26%) DB2
3 1 (0.26%) MS Access
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.56%) JIRA
2 4 (1.04%) PVCS
3 2 (0.52%) AppScan
General
1 80 (20.83%) Finance
2 24 (6.25%) Legal
3 18 (4.69%) Retail
4 17 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.13%) Banking
6 9 (2.34%) Law
7 8 (2.08%) Military
8 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (19.53%) Analyst
2 63 (16.41%) Security Manager
3 62 (16.15%) Security Analyst
3 62 (16.15%) Security Officer
4 58 (15.10%) Information Officer
5 55 (14.32%) Information Security Officer
6 37 (9.64%) Consultant
7 32 (8.33%) Architect
7 32 (8.33%) Security Specialist
8 29 (7.55%) Information Analyst
8 29 (7.55%) Information Security Analyst
9 27 (7.03%) Security Consultant
10 23 (5.99%) Information Security Specialist
10 23 (5.99%) Information Specialist
10 23 (5.99%) IT Manager
11 18 (4.69%) Information Manager
11 18 (4.69%) Information Security Manager
11 18 (4.69%) Security Architect
12 17 (4.43%) IT Security Manager
13 16 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.78%) EDI
2 2 (0.52%) Ajax
2 2 (0.52%) Apache Flex
2 2 (0.52%) HTML
2 2 (0.52%) jQuery
2 2 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.26%) Django
3 1 (0.26%) LAMP
3 1 (0.26%) Middleware
3 1 (0.26%) OAuth
3 1 (0.26%) OpenID
3 1 (0.26%) SAML
3 1 (0.26%) SPML
3 1 (0.26%) XACML
3 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.03%) Data Protection Act
3 22 (5.73%) Cryptography
4 18 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.82%) iPad
7 7 (1.82%) PKI
8 5 (1.30%) CESG
9 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.52%) BYOD
11 2 (0.52%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.26%) iSeries
12 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.77%) Windows
2 11 (2.86%) Linux
2 11 (2.86%) Unix
3 8 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (26.30%) Risk Management
2 76 (19.79%) ITIL
3 57 (14.84%) Security Management
4 55 (14.32%) Information Security Management
5 54 (14.06%) Data Protection
6 50 (13.02%) ISMS
7 45 (11.72%) IT Audit
8 44 (11.46%) Cybersecurity
9 42 (10.94%) SIEM
10 35 (9.11%) Penetration Testing
10 35 (9.11%) Security Operations
11 30 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (7.55%) Security Architecture
13 27 (7.03%) Data Security
14 26 (6.77%) Business Continuity
15 25 (6.51%) Risk Assessment
16 24 (6.25%) IT Governance
17 23 (5.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 22 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (5.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.17%) SQL
2 14 (3.65%) C
3 6 (1.56%) Java
4 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.52%) Perl
5 2 (0.52%) PHP
5 2 (0.52%) Python
5 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (38.28%) CISSP
2 125 (32.55%) CISM
3 81 (21.09%) CISA
4 40 (10.42%) Degree
5 30 (7.81%) Security Cleared
6 28 (7.29%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (7.03%) SC Cleared
8 19 (4.95%) CEH
9 14 (3.65%) CRISC
10 11 (2.86%) GIAC
10 11 (2.86%) SANS
11 9 (2.34%) CISMP
12 7 (1.82%) CLAS
12 7 (1.82%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (1.30%) CGEIT
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.30%) OSCP
13 5 (1.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (50.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (30.99%) PCI DSS
3 26 (6.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (6.25%) COBIT
5 8 (2.08%) ISO27002
5 8 (2.08%) SLA
6 4 (1.04%) GPG13
7 3 (0.78%) RMADS
8 2 (0.52%) BS7799
8 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.52%) QA
9 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.26%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 27 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.04%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 11 (2.86%) SCCM
2 7 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.52%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.52%) QRadar
3 2 (0.52%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.43%) Cisco
3 13 (3.39%) CheckPoint
4 11 (2.86%) LogRhythm
5 10 (2.60%) Juniper
6 9 (2.34%) Oracle
7 8 (2.08%) Intel Security
7 8 (2.08%) VMware
8 7 (1.82%) IBM
8 7 (1.82%) Sophos
8 7 (1.82%) Symantec
9 6 (1.56%) Google
9 6 (1.56%) SAP
9 6 (1.56%) Veeam
10 5 (1.30%) CA
10 5 (1.30%) F5
10 5 (1.30%) Progress
11 4 (1.04%) BT
11 4 (1.04%) Fortinet
12 3 (0.78%) HP
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent bonus/ benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car Allowance, Bonus, Healthcare etc
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car allowance, Bonus, Helathcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago