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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 124 148 153
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 94 51 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.04% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.29% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 82 36 45
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,004 £25,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.02%
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
4333 3960 3909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.10% 80.70% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3609 3291 3264
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,898 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -1 37 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Staffordshire +7 18 £60,000 +33.33%
Warwickshire -4 10 £70,000 +55.55%
Coventry -7 8 £55,104 - 5
West Bromwich - 6 £55,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £72,500 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £60,000 -
Walsall +1 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £55,000 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 75 (40.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (32.80%) CISSP
3 50 (26.88%) Management Information System
4 48 (25.81%) PCI DSS
5 46 (24.73%) ITIL
6 42 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 41 (22.04%) Degree
8 39 (20.97%) CISM
9 38 (20.43%) CISA
10 33 (17.74%) Windows
11 29 (15.59%) Finance
12 26 (13.98%) Security Management
13 24 (12.90%) Service Delivery
13 24 (12.90%) PRINCE2
13 24 (12.90%) Data Protection
13 24 (12.90%) SIEM
14 23 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (12.37%) Business Continuity
15 22 (11.83%) Risk Management
15 22 (11.83%) SQL
16 20 (10.75%) Firewall
17 19 (10.22%) Data Protection Act
18 18 (9.68%) MS Excel
19 16 (8.60%) .NET
19 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
19 16 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
19 16 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
20 15 (8.06%) Security Testing
20 15 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
20 15 (8.06%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.23%) CMS
3 3 (1.61%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.30%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.30%) Agresso
3 4 (2.15%) assyst
3 4 (2.15%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.75%) Firewall
2 13 (6.99%) Network Security
3 7 (3.76%) MPLS
4 5 (2.69%) BGP
4 5 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.69%) WAN
4 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.15%) VoIP
6 3 (1.61%) SAN
6 3 (1.61%) Wireless
7 2 (1.08%) Internet
8 1 (0.54%) LAN
8 1 (0.54%) IPv4
8 1 (0.54%) IPv6
8 1 (0.54%) IPsec
8 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.54%) VRRP
8 1 (0.54%) OSPF
8 1 (0.54%) xDSL
8 1 (0.54%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.08%) Impala
6 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.08%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.08%) HBase
6 2 (1.08%) Big Data
6 2 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (15.59%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Legal
3 9 (4.84%) Retail
4 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.23%) Games
5 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.69%) Banking
6 5 (2.69%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Back Office
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
8 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (13.98%) Consultant
2 25 (13.44%) Security Manager
3 23 (12.37%) Analyst
4 18 (9.68%) Security Analyst
5 16 (8.60%) Security Officer
5 16 (8.60%) Information Manager
5 16 (8.60%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (8.06%) Security Consultant
7 14 (7.53%) Security Specialist
8 13 (6.99%) Applications Specialist
9 12 (6.45%) Information Security Officer
10 11 (5.91%) Architect
10 11 (5.91%) Information Analyst
11 10 (5.38%) IT Security Manager
12 9 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
12 9 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (4.84%) Application Security Specialist
13 8 (4.30%) Information Security Consultant
13 8 (4.30%) Security Architect
13 8 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.60%) .NET
2 12 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.38%) HTML
4 8 (4.30%) HTML5
4 8 (4.30%) CSS
5 7 (3.76%) Flash
6 3 (1.61%) Middleware
6 3 (1.61%) JSP
6 3 (1.61%) jQuery
7 2 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.08%) REST
7 2 (1.08%) CSS3
7 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.08%) Ajax
8 1 (0.54%) SAML
8 1 (0.54%) OAuth
8 1 (0.54%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 50 (26.88%) Management Information System
2 19 (10.22%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.76%) CESG
4 6 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (2.69%) Replication
5 5 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.15%) RMADS
6 4 (2.15%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.61%) Statistics
7 3 (1.61%) Social Media
7 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.61%) User Experience
8 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.08%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.08%) PKI
9 1 (0.54%) Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Online Games
9 1 (0.54%) Open Source
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.74%) Windows
2 11 (5.91%) Linux
3 10 (5.38%) UNIX
4 8 (4.30%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.08%) CentOS
6 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.73%) ITIL
2 26 (13.98%) Security Management
3 24 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 24 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 24 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 24 (12.90%) SIEM
4 23 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (12.37%) Business Continuity
5 22 (11.83%) Risk Management
6 16 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (8.06%) Security Testing
7 15 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (7.53%) Security Architecture
8 14 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.53%) Change Management
9 11 (5.91%) Project Management
9 11 (5.91%) TOGAF
9 11 (5.91%) Information Security Management
10 10 (5.38%) Workflow
10 10 (5.38%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.83%) SQL
2 15 (8.06%) Java
3 11 (5.91%) C++
4 7 (3.76%) Perl
5 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.69%) C
7 4 (2.15%) PHP
7 4 (2.15%) Python
8 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.61%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.61%) VBA
9 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (32.80%) CISSP
2 41 (22.04%) Degree
3 39 (20.97%) CISM
4 38 (20.43%) CISA
5 16 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (7.53%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.91%) OSCP
8 10 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (5.38%) CCNP
9 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
10 8 (4.30%) PCI QSA
10 8 (4.30%) CRISC
10 8 (4.30%) CEH
11 7 (3.76%) SSCP
12 6 (3.23%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.69%) OSCE
13 5 (2.69%) IRCA
13 5 (2.69%) GIAC
13 5 (2.69%) CISMP
13 5 (2.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (40.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (25.81%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.38%) COBIT
4 6 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.69%) SLA
6 4 (2.15%) BS25999
6 4 (2.15%) QA
7 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (1.61%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) Nessus
2 3 (1.61%) Nmap
2 3 (1.61%) SCCM
3 2 (1.08%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.08%) Puppet
3 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 42 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.91%) Cisco
3 4 (2.15%) LogRhythm
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle
4 3 (1.61%) Tripwire
4 3 (1.61%) Tufin
4 3 (1.61%) Adobe
4 3 (1.61%) Juniper
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.08%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.08%) Qualys
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec
6 1 (0.54%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) Computacenter
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £10000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance +Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive, benefits + more
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £72000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 55K to 60K + Car All, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Holidays / Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive, benefits and much more
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits & much more
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
West Midlands Police
Salary: From £44,985 to £51,243 per annum (Management Band 1)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago