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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 106 147 132
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 121 66 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 1.22% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.52% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 103 54 76
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £36,700 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £58,100 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4733 4342 4305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.47% 80.45% 79.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3874 3606 3659
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +11 49 £55,000 +12.82% 7
Staffordshire +8 10 £19,000 -65.45%
Shropshire - 10 £45,000 -
Coventry -7 9 £68,750 +27.31% 3
Warwickshire +1 8 £40,000 -24.52% 4
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Walsall -2 2 £50,000 +11.11%
West Bromwich - 1 £60,000 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 80 (36.04%) CISSP
2 61 (27.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (24.77%) CISM
4 54 (24.32%) Management Information System
5 52 (23.42%) PCI DSS
6 42 (18.92%) ITIL
7 36 (16.22%) Finance
7 36 (16.22%) Windows
8 34 (15.32%) Security Architecture
9 30 (13.51%) CISA
9 30 (13.51%) Degree
10 27 (12.16%) SIEM
11 25 (11.26%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (11.26%) Risk Management
12 23 (10.36%) Telecoms
13 22 (9.91%) Firewall
13 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
14 21 (9.46%) SQL
14 21 (9.46%) Data Centre
15 20 (9.01%) Security Cleared
15 20 (9.01%) Active Directory
16 19 (8.56%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (8.11%) Business Continuity
17 18 (8.11%) UNIX
17 18 (8.11%) Cyber Security
18 17 (7.66%) TOGAF
19 16 (7.21%) OSCP
19 16 (7.21%) SC Cleared
20 15 (6.76%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (3.60%) Lync
2 7 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Summit
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.76%) IaaS
2 11 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.70%) Office 365
4 3 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.91%) Firewall
2 10 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (3.15%) Network Security
4 7 (3.15%) Wireless
5 6 (2.70%) SAN
5 6 (2.70%) Internet
6 4 (1.80%) VPN
6 4 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.35%) DNS
7 3 (1.35%) DHCP
7 3 (1.35%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.35%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.45%) SNMP
8 1 (0.45%) LAN
8 1 (0.45%) VoIP
8 1 (0.45%) WAN
8 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.35%) Big Data
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
General
1 36 (16.22%) Finance
2 23 (10.36%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.05%) Legal
4 6 (2.70%) Billing
5 4 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Law
7 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (18.02%) Consultant
2 36 (16.22%) Architect
3 35 (15.77%) Security Consultant
4 31 (13.96%) Analyst
5 25 (11.26%) Security Analyst
6 20 (9.01%) Security Manager
7 19 (8.56%) Security Officer
8 17 (7.66%) Security Architect
9 16 (7.21%) Information Security Consultant
9 16 (7.21%) Enterprise Architect
10 15 (6.76%) Information Security Officer
11 14 (6.31%) IT Security Consultant
11 14 (6.31%) IT Consultant
12 13 (5.86%) Information Analyst
13 12 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
13 12 (5.41%) Junior
14 11 (4.95%) Tester
14 11 (4.95%) Penetration Tester
15 9 (4.05%) IT Security Manager
16 8 (3.60%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.31%) .NET
2 9 (4.05%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.35%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.35%) jQuery
4 3 (1.35%) CSS
4 3 (1.35%) Ajax
5 2 (0.90%) XML
5 2 (0.90%) JSP
5 2 (0.90%) HTML5
6 1 (0.45%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.45%) Spring.NET
6 1 (0.45%) Web Services
6 1 (0.45%) XSLT
6 1 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 21 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.31%) CESG
3 14 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.05%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.25%) RMADS
7 4 (1.80%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.35%) Economics
8 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.90%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
9 2 (0.90%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.90%) Social Media
9 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.90%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.45%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.22%) Windows
2 18 (8.11%) UNIX
3 15 (6.76%) Linux
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.92%) ITIL
2 34 (15.32%) Security Architecture
3 27 (12.16%) SIEM
4 25 (11.26%) Risk Management
4 25 (11.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (8.56%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (8.11%) Business Continuity
6 18 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (8.11%) Cyber Security
7 17 (7.66%) TOGAF
8 15 (6.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (6.76%) Security Testing
8 15 (6.76%) Data Privacy
9 14 (6.31%) Security Management
9 14 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.31%) Project Management
9 14 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.86%) Data Protection
10 13 (5.86%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.46%) SQL
2 11 (4.95%) Java
3 8 (3.60%) C++
4 7 (3.15%) C
5 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.35%) Perl
6 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.90%) Ruby
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.90%) Python
7 2 (0.90%) PHP
7 2 (0.90%) C#
8 1 (0.45%) VB
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (36.04%) CISSP
2 55 (24.77%) CISM
3 30 (13.51%) CISA
3 30 (13.51%) Degree
4 20 (9.01%) Security Cleared
5 16 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 16 (7.21%) OSCP
6 14 (6.31%) GIAC
7 13 (5.86%) CISMP
7 13 (5.86%) DV Cleared
8 11 (4.95%) OSCE
8 11 (4.95%) CEH
9 8 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (2.70%) SSCP
11 4 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.80%) Postgraduate
11 4 (1.80%) CCNP
11 4 (1.80%) CCNA
11 4 (1.80%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (27.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (23.42%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.60%) SLA
4 7 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.31%) SCCM
1 14 (6.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 8 (3.60%) Nessus
3 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.90%) Nmap
4 2 (0.90%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.60%) Oracle
3 7 (3.15%) VMware
3 7 (3.15%) McAfee
4 5 (2.25%) Computacenter
4 5 (2.25%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.25%) Cisco
5 4 (1.80%) Qualys
6 3 (1.35%) Autodesk
6 3 (1.35%) BT
6 3 (1.35%) Splunk
6 3 (1.35%) IBM
6 3 (1.35%) HP
6 3 (1.35%) Dell
6 3 (1.35%) Symantec
7 2 (0.90%) Adobe
7 2 (0.90%) Tripwire
7 2 (0.90%) EMC
7 2 (0.90%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.90%) Tufin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + car allowance + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: From £0 to £200,000 per annum Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £70,000- £90,000+ an EXCELLENT package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 to 65,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £23.75 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago