The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 138 92 160
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +68
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 75 127 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 2.28% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.97% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 65 92 30
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 £23,500 £41,600 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4084 4274 3636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.73% 76.76% 74.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3382 3606 3119
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 37 £50,000 - 6
Staffordshire -17 13 £23,000 -56.19%
Walsall - 8 £43,750 -
Coventry -27 5 £54,000 +13.68% 4
Worcestershire -1 3 £39,000 -35.00%
Warwickshire +10 2 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (33.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (32.31%) PCI DSS
3 38 (29.23%) Management Information System
4 32 (24.62%) CISSP
5 29 (22.31%) Finance
6 27 (20.77%) Risk Management
7 22 (16.92%) CISM
8 21 (16.15%) .NET
9 20 (15.38%) Security Testing
9 20 (15.38%) CISA
10 18 (13.85%) Security Management
10 18 (13.85%) SQL
11 17 (13.08%) Degree
12 16 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (12.31%) T-SQL
13 15 (11.54%) Information Security Management
14 14 (10.77%) ISMS
14 14 (10.77%) Data Protection
14 14 (10.77%) Firewall
15 13 (10.00%) Legal
15 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.00%) CISMP
15 13 (10.00%) Web Development
15 13 (10.00%) Business Development
16 12 (9.23%) COBIT
16 12 (9.23%) UNIX
16 12 (9.23%) Change Management
17 11 (8.46%) Linux
17 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET
17 11 (8.46%) Data Protection Act

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Office
2 3 (2.31%) MS Project
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.77%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) Firewall
2 9 (6.92%) Wireshark
3 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.85%) Network Security
5 3 (2.31%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.77%) SSL
7 1 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) RequisitePro
General
1 29 (22.31%) Finance
2 13 (10.00%) Legal
3 7 (5.38%) Retail
4 5 (3.85%) Advertising
4 5 (3.85%) Games
5 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (21.54%) Analyst
2 24 (18.46%) Security Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Security Specialist
4 21 (16.15%) Security Officer
4 21 (16.15%) Information Security Officer
5 19 (14.62%) Security Manager
6 18 (13.85%) Information Security Specialist
6 18 (13.85%) Information Specialist
7 17 (13.08%) Consultant
7 17 (13.08%) Security Consultant
7 17 (13.08%) Information Manager
7 17 (13.08%) Information Security Manager
8 16 (12.31%) Information Analyst
9 15 (11.54%) Information Security Analyst
10 12 (9.23%) Junior
11 8 (6.15%) Junior Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Junior Information Analyst
13 6 (4.62%) Compliance Manager
13 6 (4.62%) Tester
14 5 (3.85%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.77%) SAML
3 1 (0.77%) HTML
3 1 (0.77%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.77%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.77%) jQuery
3 1 (0.77%) OAuth
3 1 (0.77%) XACML
3 1 (0.77%) SPML
3 1 (0.77%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.23%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.46%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.85%) Online Games
4 2 (1.54%) PKI
4 2 (1.54%) Replication
4 2 (1.54%) CESG
4 2 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) RMADS
5 1 (0.77%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) UNIX
2 11 (8.46%) Linux
3 8 (6.15%) Windows
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.77%) Risk Management
2 20 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 18 (13.85%) Security Management
4 16 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (11.54%) Information Security Management
6 14 (10.77%) ISMS
6 14 (10.77%) Data Protection
7 13 (10.00%) Web Development
7 13 (10.00%) Business Development
8 12 (9.23%) Change Management
9 11 (8.46%) Ethical Hacking
10 10 (7.69%) Cyber Security
10 10 (7.69%) ITIL
11 9 (6.92%) Business Continuity
12 7 (5.38%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (5.38%) SIEM
12 7 (5.38%) Information Assurance
13 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
14 5 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.85%) SQL
2 16 (12.31%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.85%) C#
4 4 (3.08%) Java
5 3 (2.31%) C++
6 2 (1.54%) Perl
6 2 (1.54%) VB
6 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (24.62%) CISSP
2 22 (16.92%) CISM
3 20 (15.38%) CISA
4 17 (13.08%) Degree
5 13 (10.00%) CISMP
6 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.54%) CCNP
9 2 (1.54%) CCNA
9 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.54%) IRCA
10 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.77%) MCP
10 1 (0.77%) HND
10 1 (0.77%) MCSE
10 1 (0.77%) QiCA
10 1 (0.77%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (33.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (32.31%) PCI DSS
3 12 (9.23%) COBIT
4 8 (6.15%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.54%) QA
6 2 (1.54%) GPG13
7 1 (0.77%) BS7799
7 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) Squid
2 2 (1.54%) Snort
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.38%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (4.62%) Cisco
4 3 (2.31%) Websense
4 3 (2.31%) CA
4 3 (2.31%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.31%) Tufin
4 3 (2.31%) Tripwire
4 3 (2.31%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.54%) Computacenter
5 2 (1.54%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.54%) VMware
5 2 (1.54%) NetApp
5 2 (1.54%) Juniper
5 2 (1.54%) HP
5 2 (1.54%) EMC
5 2 (1.54%) McAfee
5 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.77%) NetIQ
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Three People
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 9 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,418 to £44,574 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £46,517 to £63,691 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 27 days ago