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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 149 143 134
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 48 59 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.18% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.54% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34 48 39
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £41,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +1.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 25 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Staffordshire -11 5 £45,000 -7.69% 5
Warwickshire +2 4 £45,000 -32.07%
Coventry - 4 - -
Walsall - 2 £38,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (43.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (38.06%) CISSP
3 55 (35.48%) Risk Management
4 42 (27.10%) Management Information System
5 38 (24.52%) CISM
5 38 (24.52%) Finance
5 38 (24.52%) UNIX
6 33 (21.29%) PCI DSS
7 32 (20.65%) Security Management
8 31 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (19.35%) Linux
10 29 (18.71%) Degree
11 26 (16.77%) Firewall
12 25 (16.13%) Information Security Management
13 23 (14.84%) Microsoft
13 23 (14.84%) Cyber-Ark
14 22 (14.19%) COBIT
15 20 (12.90%) Data Protection
15 20 (12.90%) Legal
16 19 (12.26%) .NET
16 19 (12.26%) Security Testing
17 18 (11.61%) Windows
18 17 (10.97%) SQL
18 17 (10.97%) T-SQL
19 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared
20 14 (9.03%) SC Cleared
20 14 (9.03%) Ethical Hacking
20 14 (9.03%) Business Continuity
21 12 (7.74%) CISA
21 12 (7.74%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) MS Office
2 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.77%) Firewall
2 11 (7.10%) Network Security
3 9 (5.81%) VPN
4 7 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.87%) Wireshark
6 5 (3.23%) Internet
7 4 (2.58%) SAN
7 4 (2.58%) Intranet
7 4 (2.58%) MPLS
7 4 (2.58%) VoIP
8 3 (1.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.29%) Subversion
1 2 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (24.52%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Legal
3 8 (5.16%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Advertising
5 5 (3.23%) Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (32.90%) Analyst
2 35 (22.58%) Security Specialist
3 31 (20.00%) Information Specialist
3 31 (20.00%) Information Security Specialist
4 29 (18.71%) Security Analyst
5 16 (10.32%) Compliance Analyst
6 12 (7.74%) Information Analyst
7 11 (7.10%) Information Security Analyst
7 11 (7.10%) Security Officer
8 10 (6.45%) Security Architect
8 10 (6.45%) Architect
8 10 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) Consultant
9 9 (5.81%) Security Consultant
10 8 (5.16%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.16%) Senior Security Analyst
10 8 (5.16%) Programmer
10 8 (5.16%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (4.52%) Analyst Programmer
11 7 (4.52%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.26%) .NET
2 11 (7.10%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.23%) JSP
4 3 (1.94%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) SAML
5 1 (0.65%) XACML
5 1 (0.65%) SPML
5 1 (0.65%) OpenID
5 1 (0.65%) OAuth
5 1 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (27.10%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.16%) RMADS
2 8 (5.16%) PKI
3 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.87%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.87%) CESG
5 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.58%) Social Network
5 4 (2.58%) Statistics
5 4 (2.58%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.94%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.52%) UNIX
2 30 (19.35%) Linux
3 18 (11.61%) Windows
4 3 (1.94%) Android
4 3 (1.94%) BlackBerry OS
4 3 (1.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.48%) Risk Management
2 32 (20.65%) Security Management
3 31 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (16.13%) Information Security Management
5 20 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 19 (12.26%) Security Testing
7 14 (9.03%) Ethical Hacking
7 14 (9.03%) Business Continuity
8 11 (7.10%) ITIL
9 10 (6.45%) ISMS
9 10 (6.45%) Web Development
10 9 (5.81%) Information Governance
10 9 (5.81%) Security Architecture
11 8 (5.16%) OO
11 8 (5.16%) OOD
12 7 (4.52%) Business Development
12 7 (4.52%) Information Assurance
13 6 (3.87%) SIEM
13 6 (3.87%) Change Management
13 6 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.97%) SQL
1 17 (10.97%) T-SQL
2 11 (7.10%) C++
3 4 (2.58%) C#
3 4 (2.58%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (38.06%) CISSP
2 38 (24.52%) CISM
3 29 (18.71%) Degree
4 16 (10.32%) Security Cleared
5 14 (9.03%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.74%) CISA
7 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.23%) GSEC
7 5 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.58%) CCNA
9 3 (1.94%) CRISC
10 2 (1.29%) CISMP
10 2 (1.29%) QiCA
11 1 (0.65%) MCSE
11 1 (0.65%) CEH
11 1 (0.65%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (43.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (21.29%) PCI DSS
3 22 (14.19%) COBIT
4 12 (7.74%) ISO 9001
5 6 (3.87%) QA
6 2 (1.29%) BS25999
6 2 (1.29%) BS7799
6 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.23%) ISA Server
3 4 (2.58%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Nessus
2 3 (1.94%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (14.84%) Microsoft
1 23 (14.84%) Cyber-Ark
2 11 (7.10%) Remedy
3 7 (4.52%) Cisco
4 6 (3.87%) McAfee
4 6 (3.87%) Oracle
4 6 (3.87%) VMware
5 5 (3.23%) Juniper
5 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.23%) IBM
5 5 (3.23%) CA
5 5 (3.23%) Sourcefire
5 5 (3.23%) Blue Coat
5 5 (3.23%) TippingPoint
5 5 (3.23%) Lumension
5 5 (3.23%) ArcSight
6 3 (1.94%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) NetApp
7 1 (0.65%) EMC
7 1 (0.65%) Computacenter
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 DOE + Car
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 45K + Benefits + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Salary: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £56400 per month
Posted: 6 days ago