The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 74 50 87
Rank change year-on-year -24 +37  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 52 99 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.84% 4.21% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 4.83% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 31 86 25
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1649 2050 1431
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 90.06% 87.20% 83.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1572 1184
Median salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,622 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 81 (68.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (65.55%) CISSP
3 65 (54.62%) CISM
4 53 (44.54%) Risk Management
5 51 (42.86%) PCI DSS
6 44 (36.97%) Management Information System
7 39 (32.77%) Data Centre
8 38 (31.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (30.25%) Data Protection
9 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
10 34 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 34 (28.57%) CISA
11 33 (27.73%) Sentinel
12 32 (26.89%) Risk Assessment
12 32 (26.89%) SIEM
12 32 (26.89%) Cyber Essentials
13 31 (26.05%) IT Governance
14 29 (24.37%) ISMS
15 28 (23.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 27 (22.69%) Finance
16 27 (22.69%) ITIL
17 26 (21.85%) CEH
17 26 (21.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 25 (21.01%) Security Management
19 24 (20.17%) Information Security Management
19 24 (20.17%) Penetration Testing
20 23 (19.33%) Security Operations
20 23 (19.33%) CISMP
21 22 (18.49%) Cybersecurity
22 20 (16.81%) Data Security

Information Security
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.68%) SAS
2 1 (0.84%) CMS
2 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (27.73%) Sentinel
2 14 (11.76%) assyst
2 14 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) Firewall
2 12 (10.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (8.40%) Network Security
3 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) HTTP
4 2 (1.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.84%) DMZ
5 1 (0.84%) Intranet
5 1 (0.84%) IPsec
5 1 (0.84%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.84%) SSL
5 1 (0.84%) VLAN
5 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) Big Data
2 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.68%) QlikView
3 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (22.69%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.84%) Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Local Government
3 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (26.89%) Information Manager
2 26 (21.85%) Security Manager
2 26 (21.85%) Security Officer
3 25 (21.01%) Information Security Manager
4 24 (20.17%) Information Officer
4 24 (20.17%) Information Security Officer
5 13 (10.92%) Security Specialist
6 12 (10.08%) Consultant
7 11 (9.24%) Analyst
8 10 (8.40%) Compliance Officer
8 10 (8.40%) Information Security Compliance Officer
8 10 (8.40%) Security Compliance Officer
8 10 (8.40%) Security Consultant
9 9 (7.56%) IT Security Officer
10 8 (6.72%) Security Operations Specialist
10 8 (6.72%) Senior Manager
11 7 (5.88%) Risk Officer
12 6 (5.04%) Architect
12 6 (5.04%) Information Assurance Manager
13 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) .NET
1 2 (1.68%) HTML
2 1 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (36.97%) Management Information System
2 39 (32.77%) Data Centre
3 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (12.61%) CESG
4 15 (12.61%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (12.61%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (10.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (4.20%) PKI
8 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.84%) FMCG
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) SCADA
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.92%) Unix
2 11 (9.24%) Windows
3 4 (3.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.54%) Risk Management
2 38 (31.93%) Continuous Improvement
3 36 (30.25%) Data Protection
4 32 (26.89%) Risk Assessment
4 32 (26.89%) SIEM
5 31 (26.05%) IT Governance
6 29 (24.37%) ISMS
7 27 (22.69%) ITIL
8 26 (21.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 25 (21.01%) Security Management
10 24 (20.17%) Information Security Management
10 24 (20.17%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (19.33%) Security Operations
12 22 (18.49%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (16.81%) Data Security
14 18 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement Process
14 18 (15.13%) Information Assurance
14 18 (15.13%) Service Management
15 17 (14.29%) Cryptography
15 17 (14.29%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.88%) Python
2 5 (4.20%) Perl
2 5 (4.20%) SQL
3 3 (2.52%) Ruby
4 2 (1.68%) R
4 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 78 (65.55%) CISSP
2 65 (54.62%) CISM
3 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
4 34 (28.57%) CISA
4 34 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 26 (21.85%) CEH
6 23 (19.33%) CISMP
7 17 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (12.61%) CRISC
8 15 (12.61%) Degree
9 10 (8.40%) GIAC
10 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (6.72%) CCNA
11 8 (6.72%) CCNP
11 8 (6.72%) GCIA
11 8 (6.72%) GCIH
11 8 (6.72%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (6.72%) SANS
12 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.36%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (68.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 32 (26.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (23.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 19 (15.97%) GPG13
6 14 (11.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (11.76%) QA
6 14 (11.76%) RMADS
7 3 (2.52%) GDPR
7 3 (2.52%) ISO27002
8 2 (1.68%) COBIT
8 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.84%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) Nessus
1 3 (2.52%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) ServiceNow
2 5 (4.20%) Casewise
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.36%) Qualys
3 4 (3.36%) Rapid7
4 3 (2.52%) Intel Security
5 2 (1.68%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco
5 2 (1.68%) Citrix
5 2 (1.68%) Cognos
5 2 (1.68%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.68%) Tableau
6 1 (0.84%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.84%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.84%) FireEye
6 1 (0.84%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.84%) Juniper
6 1 (0.84%) Symantec
6 1 (0.84%) Tripwire
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