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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / West Midlands
Rank 90 97 147
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +50
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 125 167 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 2.82% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 3.19% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 84 138 70
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £32,990
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £68,250 £72,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £51,875 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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
4159 5231 4245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.81% 88.24% 83.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3329 4297 3564
Median salary £42,500 £43,974 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.35% +3.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +2 57 £45,000 -20.00% 6
Warwickshire +41 21 £57,500 -2.95% 2
Coventry +26 21 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Staffordshire -12 6 £58,250 +20.10% 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £82,500 - 1
Worcestershire -6 3 £50,000 -
West Bromwich +12 2 £42,500 -34.61% 1
Solihull -7 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Herefordshire -27 1 £45,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 135 (48.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (46.62%) CISSP
3 94 (33.45%) CISM
4 81 (28.83%) Risk Management
5 78 (27.76%) PCI DSS
6 71 (25.27%) Finance
7 68 (24.20%) Management Information System
8 62 (22.06%) Data Protection
9 56 (19.93%) CISA
10 55 (19.57%) SIEM
11 54 (19.22%) Cybersecurity
12 51 (18.15%) Penetration Testing
13 48 (17.08%) Security Management
13 48 (17.08%) Security Cleared
14 46 (16.37%) Information Security Management
15 44 (15.66%) ISMS
16 43 (15.30%) SC Cleared
16 43 (15.30%) Data Centre
17 41 (14.59%) ITIL
18 39 (13.88%) Firewall
19 38 (13.52%) Risk Assessment
20 37 (13.17%) Degree
21 36 (12.81%) Continuous Improvement
22 32 (11.39%) Network Security
22 32 (11.39%) Security Operations
23 31 (11.03%) IT Governance
24 30 (10.68%) Sentinel
25 29 (10.32%) CEH
25 29 (10.32%) Cyber Essentials
26 28 (9.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS

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 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.71%) OpenEdge
2 2 (0.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.14%) MS Office
2 6 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (10.68%) Sentinel
2 14 (4.98%) assyst
2 14 (4.98%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.76%) Office 365
2 3 (1.07%) IaaS
2 3 (1.07%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.88%) Firewall
2 32 (11.39%) Network Security
3 17 (6.05%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.69%) VPN
5 15 (5.34%) DNS
5 15 (5.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (3.91%) DHCP
7 9 (3.20%) Wireshark
8 8 (2.85%) HTTP
8 8 (2.85%) SNMP
9 7 (2.49%) IPv6
10 6 (2.14%) FTP
10 6 (2.14%) ICMP
10 6 (2.14%) IPv4
10 6 (2.14%) POP3
10 6 (2.14%) SMTP
10 6 (2.14%) SSL
11 4 (1.42%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.42%) LAN
11 4 (1.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.14%) Big Data
2 4 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.71%) QlikView
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.78%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.07%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 71 (25.27%) Finance
2 14 (4.98%) Legal
3 9 (3.20%) Retail
4 7 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.07%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 2 (0.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (20.28%) Information Manager
2 55 (19.57%) Security Manager
3 50 (17.79%) Analyst
3 50 (17.79%) Information Security Manager
4 42 (14.95%) Security Specialist
5 33 (11.74%) Security Officer
6 32 (11.39%) Security Analyst
7 30 (10.68%) Information Officer
8 29 (10.32%) Information Security Officer
9 23 (8.19%) Information Security Specialist
9 23 (8.19%) Information Specialist
10 20 (7.12%) Consultant
11 18 (6.41%) Risk Manager
12 17 (6.05%) Information Risk Manager
12 17 (6.05%) Information Security Risk Manager
13 16 (5.69%) Information Analyst
13 16 (5.69%) Information Security Analyst
13 16 (5.69%) Security Consultant
14 15 (5.34%) Architect
15 12 (4.27%) Risk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.05%) .NET
2 13 (4.63%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.71%) HTML
3 2 (0.71%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) EDI
4 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 68 (24.20%) Management Information System
2 43 (15.30%) Data Centre
3 26 (9.25%) Data Protection Act
4 25 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (5.34%) Freedom of Information
7 14 (4.98%) CESG
7 14 (4.98%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (3.56%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.14%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (2.14%) PKI
11 5 (1.78%) iPad
12 3 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.71%) Blog
13 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
14 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.61%) Windows
2 18 (6.41%) Unix
3 13 (4.63%) Linux
4 4 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (28.83%) Risk Management
2 62 (22.06%) Data Protection
3 55 (19.57%) SIEM
4 54 (19.22%) Cybersecurity
5 51 (18.15%) Penetration Testing
6 48 (17.08%) Security Management
7 46 (16.37%) Information Security Management
8 44 (15.66%) ISMS
9 41 (14.59%) ITIL
10 38 (13.52%) Risk Assessment
11 36 (12.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (11.39%) Security Operations
13 31 (11.03%) IT Governance
14 28 (9.96%) Data Security
14 28 (9.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 21 (7.47%) IT Audit
16 19 (6.76%) Service Delivery
16 19 (6.76%) Service Management
17 18 (6.41%) Incident Management
18 17 (6.05%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.63%) SQL
2 7 (2.49%) Python
3 5 (1.78%) C#
3 5 (1.78%) Perl
4 4 (1.42%) Erlang
5 3 (1.07%) Ruby
6 2 (0.71%) R
6 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Java
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 131 (46.62%) CISSP
2 94 (33.45%) CISM
3 56 (19.93%) CISA
4 48 (17.08%) Security Cleared
5 43 (15.30%) SC Cleared
6 37 (13.17%) Degree
7 29 (10.32%) CEH
8 24 (8.54%) CISMP
9 22 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (7.47%) GCIA
10 21 (7.47%) GCIH
11 20 (7.12%) SANS
12 17 (6.05%) CRISC
13 16 (5.69%) CCNP
14 15 (5.34%) CCNA
15 14 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (3.56%) GIAC
17 8 (2.85%) CREST Certified
17 8 (2.85%) Network+ Certification
17 8 (2.85%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (48.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (27.76%) PCI DSS
3 29 (10.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (9.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 20 (7.12%) GPG13
6 15 (5.34%) COBIT
6 15 (5.34%) QA
7 14 (4.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (4.98%) RMADS
8 6 (2.14%) BS7799
8 6 (2.14%) GDPR
8 6 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 6 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
9 3 (1.07%) SLA
10 2 (0.71%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.36%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.36%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (2.14%) Nessus
1 6 (2.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.07%) Core Impact
3 3 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.07%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.71%) QRadar
5 1 (0.36%) SCCM
5 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.34%) Cisco
3 14 (4.98%) ServiceNow
4 7 (2.49%) Intel Security
5 6 (2.14%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.78%) Casewise
6 5 (1.78%) Symantec
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle
7 4 (1.42%) Qualys
7 4 (1.42%) Rapid7
7 4 (1.42%) Sophos
8 3 (1.07%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.07%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.07%) SAP
9 2 (0.71%) Citrix
9 2 (0.71%) Cognos
9 2 (0.71%) Google
9 2 (0.71%) HP
9 2 (0.71%) Juniper
9 2 (0.71%) NetIQ
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Car, Bonus,
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
The SmartList
Posted: 15 days ago
Whitchurch, Shropshire
The SmartList
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
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