Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 83 113
Rank change year-on-year -1 +30 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 114 155 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.93% 3.28% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 3.69% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84 115 70
Birmingham median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £36,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,850 £81,250 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 3504 4202 3421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.17% 89.01% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2749 3074 2860
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 44 (38.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (34.21%) CISSP
3 38 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 35 (30.70%) ITIL
5 33 (28.95%) Data Centre
6 31 (27.19%) Security Management
7 26 (22.81%) Information Security Management
7 26 (22.81%) Windows
7 26 (22.81%) SIEM
8 25 (21.93%) Firewall
8 25 (21.93%) Risk Management
9 23 (20.18%) CISM
10 21 (18.42%) Data Protection
10 21 (18.42%) PCI DSS
10 21 (18.42%) Service Delivery
11 19 (16.67%) Service Management
11 19 (16.67%) VMware
11 19 (16.67%) Linux
12 18 (15.79%) Business Continuity
12 18 (15.79%) ISMS
13 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
13 17 (14.91%) Project Management
14 16 (14.04%) Finance
14 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
14 16 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (13.16%) Incident Management
15 15 (13.16%) Information Assurance
15 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (13.16%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (3.51%) Apache
2 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) assyst
2 2 (1.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.02%) IaaS
1 8 (7.02%) Office 365
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) Firewall
2 11 (9.65%) Network Security
3 10 (8.77%) SAN
4 9 (7.89%) Internet
5 7 (6.14%) LAN
5 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.26%) Unified Communications
7 5 (4.39%) IMAP
7 5 (4.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.39%) S/MIME
7 5 (4.39%) SMTP
8 4 (3.51%) WAN
9 3 (2.63%) DMZ
9 3 (2.63%) Skype
9 3 (2.63%) VLAN
10 2 (1.75%) VPN
11 1 (0.88%) DNS
11 1 (0.88%) Extranet
11 1 (0.88%) LDAP
11 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Publishing
3 5 (4.39%) Legal
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (19.30%) Security Manager
2 21 (18.42%) Analyst
3 15 (13.16%) Information Manager
4 14 (12.28%) Security Analyst
5 13 (11.40%) Information Security Manager
6 12 (10.53%) IT Manager
6 12 (10.53%) Security Specialist
7 10 (8.77%) Architect
8 8 (7.02%) IT Security Manager
9 7 (6.14%) Head of IT
9 7 (6.14%) Information Officer
9 7 (6.14%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (6.14%) Information Security Specialist
9 7 (6.14%) Information Specialist
9 7 (6.14%) Security Architect
9 7 (6.14%) Security Officer
9 7 (6.14%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) Security Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 33 (28.95%) Data Centre
3 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.65%) Cyber Attack
5 8 (7.02%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (5.26%) CMDB
6 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.63%) Clustering
7 3 (2.63%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.63%) Handset
7 3 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.75%) iPad
9 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.81%) Windows
2 19 (16.67%) Linux
3 12 (10.53%) Unix
4 9 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.51%) CentOS
6 3 (2.63%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
8 1 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.70%) ITIL
2 31 (27.19%) Security Management
3 26 (22.81%) Information Security Management
3 26 (22.81%) SIEM
4 25 (21.93%) Risk Management
5 21 (18.42%) Data Protection
5 21 (18.42%) Service Delivery
6 19 (16.67%) Service Management
7 18 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 18 (15.79%) ISMS
8 17 (14.91%) Project Management
9 16 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (13.16%) Incident Management
10 15 (13.16%) Information Assurance
11 14 (12.28%) ITIL V3
11 14 (12.28%) Security Operations
12 13 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (11.40%) PRINCE2
13 11 (9.65%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.39%) Python
4 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.63%) Java
4 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.75%) C
5 2 (1.75%) C#
5 2 (1.75%) C++
5 2 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (34.21%) CISSP
2 23 (20.18%) CISM
3 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
4 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.28%) Degree
6 12 (10.53%) CEH
7 9 (7.89%) ISEB
8 8 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (6.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (6.14%) Security+ Certification
10 6 (5.26%) CCNA
10 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (5.26%) PMI Certification
10 6 (5.26%) PMP
11 5 (4.39%) CISA
11 5 (4.39%) CREST Certified
11 5 (4.39%) GCIH
11 5 (4.39%) OSCP
11 5 (4.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (38.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (18.42%) PCI DSS
3 15 (13.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (11.40%) GDPR
5 9 (7.89%) GPG13
6 6 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (2.63%) COBIT
7 3 (2.63%) SLA
8 2 (1.75%) ISO 22301
8 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.88%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.39%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.63%) vSphere
6 3 (2.63%) XenApp
7 1 (0.88%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) QRadar
2 5 (4.39%) SCCM
3 3 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.63%) Nessus
3 3 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.63%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) VMware
2 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.89%) Citrix
3 9 (7.89%) IBM
4 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.26%) Cisco
4 6 (5.26%) EMC
4 6 (5.26%) NetApp
4 6 (5.26%) Veeam
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.63%) IronPort
6 3 (2.63%) Juniper
6 3 (2.63%) McAfee
6 3 (2.63%) NEC
6 3 (2.63%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.75%) Capita
7 2 (1.75%) Symantec
8 1 (0.88%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.88%) BT
8 1 (0.88%) Proofpoint