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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 138 131 177
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 84 83 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.54% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.98% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 71 71 23
Average salary £42,500 £48,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.82% +26.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £33,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +0.50%
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
4509 4198 3702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 78.10% 75.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3782 3548 3134
Average salary £42,233 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 30 September 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 42 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Staffordshire -16 22 £19,000 -57.77% 2
Coventry -9 7 £47,000 - 1
Warwickshire +9 4 £53,000 -24.28% 1
Shropshire -8 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £47,500 -
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 66 (42.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (40.65%) PCI DSS
3 37 (23.87%) Security Testing
4 31 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 31 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 28 (18.06%) Data Protection Act
5 28 (18.06%) Finance
5 28 (18.06%) CISA
5 28 (18.06%) CISSP
6 23 (14.84%) CISM
6 23 (14.84%) ITIL
7 21 (13.55%) Degree
7 21 (13.55%) .NET
8 20 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 19 (12.26%) SQL
10 18 (11.61%) Wireshark
10 18 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (9.68%) Security Management
12 13 (8.39%) T-SQL
12 13 (8.39%) Windows
12 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
12 13 (8.39%) Business Development
12 13 (8.39%) Network Architecture
12 13 (8.39%) Cyber Security
13 12 (7.74%) Security Cleared
13 12 (7.74%) CISMP
13 12 (7.74%) Business Continuity
14 11 (7.10%) Service Delivery
14 11 (7.10%) ASP.NET
14 11 (7.10%) Ethical Hacking

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.94%) MS Project
2 2 (1.29%) MS Office
2 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.65%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) assyst
2 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.61%) Wireshark
2 10 (6.45%) Firewall
3 8 (5.16%) Network Security
3 8 (5.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.94%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.65%) SSL
6 1 (0.65%) SAN
6 1 (0.65%) VPN
6 1 (0.65%) DNS
6 1 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.65%) RequisitePro
General
1 28 (18.06%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Legal
3 7 (4.52%) Games
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
4 5 (3.23%) Advertising
5 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Automotive
6 2 (1.29%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (30.32%) Analyst
2 44 (28.39%) Security Analyst
3 33 (21.29%) Information Analyst
3 33 (21.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 27 (17.42%) Security Manager
5 26 (16.77%) Junior
6 24 (15.48%) Information Manager
6 24 (15.48%) Information Security Manager
7 22 (14.19%) Information Security Officer
7 22 (14.19%) Junior Analyst
7 22 (14.19%) Security Officer
8 21 (13.55%) Junior Information Analyst
9 16 (10.32%) Consultant
10 14 (9.03%) Security Consultant
10 14 (9.03%) Security Specialist
11 10 (6.45%) Compliance Manager
12 9 (5.81%) Information Specialist
12 9 (5.81%) Information Security Specialist
13 7 (4.52%) Security Tester
13 7 (4.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.55%) .NET
2 11 (7.10%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.87%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.29%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.29%) Flash
5 1 (0.65%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 28 (18.06%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.52%) Online Games
4 5 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.58%) CESG
6 3 (1.94%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (1.94%) RMADS
7 2 (1.29%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.29%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.29%) PKI
7 2 (1.29%) Statistics
7 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.39%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Linux
2 5 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.87%) Security Testing
2 31 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 23 (14.84%) ITIL
4 20 (12.90%) Risk Management
5 18 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (9.68%) Security Management
7 13 (8.39%) Business Development
7 13 (8.39%) Network Architecture
7 13 (8.39%) Cyber Security
8 12 (7.74%) Business Continuity
9 11 (7.10%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (7.10%) Service Delivery
9 11 (7.10%) Web Development
10 10 (6.45%) Information Security Management
11 8 (5.16%) Change Management
11 8 (5.16%) ISMS
11 8 (5.16%) Information Assurance
12 7 (4.52%) SIEM
13 6 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.26%) SQL
2 13 (8.39%) T-SQL
3 8 (5.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.58%) C#
5 3 (1.94%) Java
6 2 (1.29%) Perl
6 2 (1.29%) VB
6 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (18.06%) CISSP
1 28 (18.06%) CISA
2 23 (14.84%) CISM
3 21 (13.55%) Degree
4 12 (7.74%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.74%) CISMP
5 6 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.94%) IRCA
7 3 (1.94%) CEH
8 2 (1.29%) SSCP
8 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.29%) CCNP
8 2 (1.29%) CCNA
8 2 (1.29%) CRISC
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.65%) MCP
9 1 (0.65%) HND
9 1 (0.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (42.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (40.65%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.45%) COBIT
4 9 (5.81%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.58%) SLA
6 2 (1.29%) QA
6 2 (1.29%) GPG13
6 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.65%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.94%) Nmap
3 2 (1.29%) Squid
3 2 (1.29%) Snort
4 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.65%) Nessus
2 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.52%) Websense
3 6 (3.87%) Cisco
4 4 (2.58%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.94%) Tripwire
5 3 (1.94%) Sourcefire
5 3 (1.94%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.94%) Tufin
6 2 (1.29%) Juniper
6 2 (1.29%) VMware
6 2 (1.29%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.65%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.65%) CA
7 1 (0.65%) NetApp
7 1 (0.65%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.65%) McAfee
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) EMC
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55K to 65 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum - Grade 7
Posted: 20 days ago