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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 118 145 109
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 106 71 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 1.30% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.62% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 88 58 71
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,500 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
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
4829 4374 4273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.63% 80.15% 79.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3973 3664 3601
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -10 40 £50,000 - 15
Warwickshire -3 17 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Coventry +6 14 £85,000 - 2
Staffordshire +8 9 £50,750 +120.65% 2
Shropshire - 7 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 6 - -
Solihull +10 2 £32,000 - 2
Worcestershire -9 1 £80,000 +105.12%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 63 (34.24%) CISSP
2 56 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (25.54%) Management Information System
4 43 (23.37%) PCI DSS
5 40 (21.74%) ITIL
6 37 (20.11%) CISM
7 36 (19.57%) Degree
8 31 (16.85%) CISA
8 31 (16.85%) Finance
9 30 (16.30%) SIEM
10 26 (14.13%) Windows
11 25 (13.59%) Firewall
12 24 (13.04%) Risk Management
12 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 24 (13.04%) Business Continuity
13 18 (9.78%) Data Protection
13 18 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (9.24%) .NET
15 16 (8.70%) SQL
15 16 (8.70%) Java
15 16 (8.70%) Project Management
15 16 (8.70%) Security Architecture
16 15 (8.15%) Security Cleared
16 15 (8.15%) Data Centre
16 15 (8.15%) Service Delivery
16 15 (8.15%) Security Management
16 15 (8.15%) Security Testing
17 14 (7.61%) Data Protection Act
17 14 (7.61%) Penetration Testing
17 14 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 7 (3.80%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.72%) Lync
3 3 (1.63%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (1.09%) Summit
2 2 (1.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) IaaS
2 5 (2.72%) Office 365
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.59%) Firewall
2 11 (5.98%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.98%) Network Security
3 7 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.26%) Internet
5 5 (2.72%) Wireless
6 4 (2.17%) MPLS
7 3 (1.63%) VoIP
7 3 (1.63%) BGP
8 2 (1.09%) WAN
8 2 (1.09%) DHCP
8 2 (1.09%) VPN
8 2 (1.09%) DNS
8 2 (1.09%) Wireless Security
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.54%) xDSL
9 1 (0.54%) HSRP
9 1 (0.54%) IPv4
9 1 (0.54%) IPv6
9 1 (0.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.09%) HBase
4 2 (1.09%) Big Data
4 2 (1.09%) Impala
4 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (16.85%) Finance
2 13 (7.07%) Legal
2 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.17%) Electronics
5 3 (1.63%) Back Office
5 3 (1.63%) Billing
6 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.13%) Security Manager
2 24 (13.04%) Consultant
3 23 (12.50%) Analyst
4 20 (10.87%) Security Consultant
5 19 (10.33%) Security Officer
6 18 (9.78%) Security Analyst
7 15 (8.15%) Architect
7 15 (8.15%) Information Security Officer
8 13 (7.07%) IT Security Manager
8 13 (7.07%) Security Specialist
9 12 (6.52%) Information Manager
9 12 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
9 12 (6.52%) IT Security Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Head of IT
10 9 (4.89%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (4.89%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.89%) Applications Specialist
10 9 (4.89%) Application Security Specialist
11 7 (3.80%) Tester
11 7 (3.80%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.24%) .NET
2 13 (7.07%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.89%) HTML
4 6 (3.26%) CSS
5 5 (2.72%) HTML5
6 3 (1.63%) JSP
6 3 (1.63%) Ajax
6 3 (1.63%) jQuery
7 2 (1.09%) Flash
7 2 (1.09%) Middleware
7 2 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.09%) REST
7 2 (1.09%) CSS3
7 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.54%) Web Services
8 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.15%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.61%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (5.98%) CESG
5 7 (3.80%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.26%) RMADS
7 4 (2.17%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.63%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.63%) Economics
8 3 (1.63%) User Experience
8 3 (1.63%) Social Media
8 3 (1.63%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.09%) PKI
10 1 (0.54%) CCTV
10 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.13%) Windows
2 11 (5.98%) Linux
2 11 (5.98%) UNIX
3 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.09%) CentOS
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.74%) ITIL
2 30 (16.30%) SIEM
3 24 (13.04%) Risk Management
3 24 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 18 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
4 18 (9.78%) Data Protection
5 16 (8.70%) Project Management
5 16 (8.70%) Security Architecture
6 15 (8.15%) Service Delivery
6 15 (8.15%) Security Management
6 15 (8.15%) Security Testing
7 14 (7.61%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (6.52%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.98%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.98%) Line Management
10 10 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.89%) Manual Testing
11 9 (4.89%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.70%) Java
1 16 (8.70%) SQL
2 11 (5.98%) C++
3 6 (3.26%) Perl
4 4 (2.17%) PHP
4 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.17%) Python
5 3 (1.63%) C
6 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.09%) Ruby
6 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.54%) VBA
7 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.54%) C#
7 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (34.24%) CISSP
2 37 (20.11%) CISM
3 36 (19.57%) Degree
4 31 (16.85%) CISA
5 15 (8.15%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.52%) OSCP
7 11 (5.98%) CEH
8 9 (4.89%) CISMP
9 8 (4.35%) SSCP
10 6 (3.26%) GIAC
11 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.72%) OSCE
11 5 (2.72%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.17%) PCI QSA
12 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (2.17%) Postgraduate
12 4 (2.17%) CCNP
13 3 (1.63%) GCFA
13 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (23.37%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.26%) SLA
3 6 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.17%) BS25999
4 4 (2.17%) COBIT
5 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.09%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.54%) QA
6 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.35%) Nessus
2 6 (3.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (1.09%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.09%) Puppet
3 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.09%) Nmap
Vendors
1 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.35%) Cisco
3 5 (2.72%) VMware
4 4 (2.17%) LogRhythm
4 4 (2.17%) McAfee
4 4 (2.17%) Qualys
5 3 (1.63%) Tufin
5 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.63%) Symantec
5 3 (1.63%) Adobe
5 3 (1.63%) Computacenter
5 3 (1.63%) Tripwire
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle
6 2 (1.09%) IBM
6 2 (1.09%) EMC
6 2 (1.09%) Juniper
6 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.09%) Autodesk
6 2 (1.09%) BT
6 2 (1.09%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Car All + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Phoenix Group
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Great Conditions
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + OTE
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham City Centre
London Midland
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 includes free & heavily discounted rail travel, final salary pension and flexible benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive + Bonus + more
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive + Bonus + more
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits!!
Posted: 20 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Excellent Benefits!!
Posted: 20 days ago