Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 186 153
Rank change year-on-year +38 -33 +28
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 36 9 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.02% 0.24% 1.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.40% 1.80% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 7
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% +7.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £41,475 £43,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £63,750 £53,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £49,250 £49,759
% change year-on-year -3.55% -1.02% -29.42%

Cyber Essentials is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 818 501 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.19% 13.13% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 386 377 455
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,563 £26,250 £25,950
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in Birmingham

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in Birmingham

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in Birmingham over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 33 (91.67%) Information Security
2 31 (86.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (66.67%) SIEM
3 24 (66.67%) ITIL
4 23 (63.89%) CISSP
4 23 (63.89%) PCI DSS
5 22 (61.11%) CISM
5 22 (61.11%) Data Centre
5 22 (61.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 16 (44.44%) Service Delivery
6 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
8 12 (33.33%) Risk Management
9 10 (27.78%) CISA
10 9 (25.00%) GDPR
11 8 (22.22%) Data Security
11 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
11 8 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (22.22%) Cryptography
11 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco
12 7 (19.44%) Firewall
12 7 (19.44%) Security Operations
13 6 (16.67%) IT Audit
13 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
13 6 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) assyst
2 3 (8.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Mimecast
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (8.33%) Sourcefire
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
General
1 3 (8.33%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Information Manager
1 15 (41.67%) Information Security Manager
1 15 (41.67%) Security Manager
2 13 (36.11%) Compliance Manager
2 13 (36.11%) Information Security Compliance Manager
2 13 (36.11%) Security Compliance Manager
3 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Compliance Officer
4 5 (13.89%) Information Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Information Officer
4 5 (13.89%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Information Security Compliance Officer
4 5 (13.89%) Information Security Officer
4 5 (13.89%) Security Compliance Officer
4 5 (13.89%) Security Officer
4 5 (13.89%) Security Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.33%) CESG
4 3 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Information Security
2 24 (66.67%) ITIL
2 24 (66.67%) SIEM
3 16 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 12 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 8 (22.22%) Cryptography
5 8 (22.22%) Data Security
6 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) Security Operations
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 6 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 6 (16.67%) IT Audit
7 6 (16.67%) IT Governance
7 6 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (13.89%) Security Management
8 5 (13.89%) Service Management
9 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 4 (11.11%) Information Security Management
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) CISSP
2 22 (61.11%) CISM
3 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) CISA
6 8 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.56%) CRISC
7 2 (5.56%) SANS
8 1 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (2.78%) CCIE
8 1 (2.78%) CCNA
8 1 (2.78%) CCNP
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) MCSE
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (86.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (63.89%) PCI DSS
3 22 (61.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 9 (25.00%) GDPR
5 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (8.33%) QA
7 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Nessus
1 3 (8.33%) QRadar
2 1 (2.78%) CASB
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) AlienVault
3 3 (8.33%) Forcepoint
3 3 (8.33%) Qualys
3 3 (8.33%) Rapid7
3 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Aruba
5 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.78%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Meraki
5 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.78%) Sophos
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec