Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 101 80
Rank change year-on-year +37 -21 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 141 108 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.88% 2.79% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 3.04% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 98 80 122
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £48,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.56% -7.62% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,125 £30,500 £36,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,750 £81,250
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,307 3,549 4,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.03% 91.68% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,344 2,803 3,181
Birmingham median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 92 (65.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (58.87%) CISSP
3 71 (50.35%) ITIL
4 57 (40.43%) SIEM
5 54 (38.30%) CISM
5 54 (38.30%) Data Centre
6 50 (35.46%) GDPR
7 48 (34.04%) PCI DSS
7 48 (34.04%) Data Protection
8 42 (29.79%) Management Information System
9 37 (26.24%) Service Delivery
10 35 (24.82%) Firewall
10 35 (24.82%) Cyber Essentials
11 33 (23.40%) Risk Management
11 33 (23.40%) IT Governance
12 29 (20.57%) CISA
13 28 (19.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (19.15%) SC Cleared
14 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
15 26 (18.44%) ITIL V3
15 26 (18.44%) Cybersecurity
16 25 (17.73%) Degree
16 25 (17.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 24 (17.02%) CEH
17 24 (17.02%) Service Management
18 22 (15.60%) Line Management
19 21 (14.89%) Presales
19 21 (14.89%) Project Management
20 20 (14.18%) CheckPoint
20 20 (14.18%) Penetration Testing

Information Security
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.13%) SAS
2 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) assyst
1 7 (4.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) IaaS
2 17 (12.06%) PaaS
3 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (8.51%) Office 365
5 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.13%) SaaS
6 2 (1.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.82%) Firewall
2 10 (7.09%) Network Security
3 9 (6.38%) DNS
4 7 (4.96%) LAN
5 6 (4.26%) VPN
6 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.55%) WAN
7 4 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.13%) WLAN
9 2 (1.42%) Internet
9 2 (1.42%) SAN
9 2 (1.42%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.13%) DB2
4 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.42%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.42%) Power BI
4 2 (1.42%) QlikView
4 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (12.77%) Publishing
2 8 (5.67%) Finance
3 6 (4.26%) Law
4 4 (2.84%) Legal
4 4 (2.84%) Retail
5 2 (1.42%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.42%) Local Government
5 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (30.50%) Security Manager
2 35 (24.82%) Architect
3 30 (21.28%) Information Manager
3 30 (21.28%) Information Security Manager
4 23 (16.31%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (13.48%) Analyst
6 17 (12.06%) IT Manager
6 17 (12.06%) Security Architect
7 16 (11.35%) Compliance Manager
7 16 (11.35%) Information Security Compliance Manager
7 16 (11.35%) Security Compliance Manager
8 13 (9.22%) IT Security Manager
8 13 (9.22%) Security Analyst
9 10 (7.09%) Security Officer
10 8 (5.67%) Information Officer
10 8 (5.67%) Information Security Officer
11 7 (4.96%) Compliance Officer
11 7 (4.96%) Information Security Compliance Officer
11 7 (4.96%) Security Compliance Officer
11 7 (4.96%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) Java EE
2 1 (0.71%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 54 (38.30%) Data Centre
2 42 (29.79%) Management Information System
3 19 (13.48%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (12.06%) CMDB
4 17 (12.06%) Computer Science
5 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.96%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (4.96%) PKI
7 6 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (3.55%) CESG
8 5 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (3.55%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (3.55%) Taxonomies
9 4 (2.84%) Mainframe
10 3 (2.13%) User Experience
11 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.26%) Windows
1 6 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 5 (3.55%) Linux
3 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (50.35%) ITIL
2 57 (40.43%) SIEM
3 48 (34.04%) Data Protection
4 37 (26.24%) Service Delivery
5 33 (23.40%) IT Governance
5 33 (23.40%) Risk Management
6 28 (19.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (18.44%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (18.44%) ITIL V3
8 24 (17.02%) Service Management
9 22 (15.60%) Line Management
10 21 (14.89%) Presales
10 21 (14.89%) Project Management
11 20 (14.18%) Business Development
11 20 (14.18%) Due Diligence
11 20 (14.18%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (14.18%) Technical Architecture
12 19 (13.48%) ISMS
12 19 (13.48%) IT Strategy
12 19 (13.48%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.84%) Java
2 3 (2.13%) Perl
3 2 (1.42%) C
3 2 (1.42%) Python
4 1 (0.71%) C++
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (58.87%) CISSP
2 54 (38.30%) CISM
3 29 (20.57%) CISA
4 27 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
5 25 (17.73%) Degree
6 24 (17.02%) CEH
7 19 (13.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (12.77%) ISEB
9 17 (12.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (12.06%) PMI Certification
9 17 (12.06%) PMP
10 14 (9.93%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (8.51%) CISMP
12 9 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (6.38%) CRISC
13 6 (4.26%) CCNP
14 5 (3.55%) CCSP
15 4 (2.84%) CCDP
16 3 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (65.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (35.46%) GDPR
3 48 (34.04%) PCI DSS
4 35 (24.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (17.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (12.77%) GPG13
7 10 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (3.55%) QA
8 5 (3.55%) SLA
9 4 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (2.13%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.42%) COBIT
12 1 (0.71%) COSO
12 1 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.71%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.71%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Nessus
1 2 (1.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 20 (14.18%) CheckPoint
2 19 (13.48%) Citrix
2 19 (13.48%) VMware
3 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 17 (12.06%) EMC
4 17 (12.06%) NetApp
5 11 (7.80%) Cisco
6 5 (3.55%) Forcepoint
6 5 (3.55%) Juniper
6 5 (3.55%) Oracle
7 3 (2.13%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.13%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.13%) Tufin
8 2 (1.42%) AlienVault
8 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.42%) Qualys
8 2 (1.42%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.42%) Tableau
8 2 (1.42%) Talend