Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 87 95
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 +19
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 82 123 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.23% 2.96% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.27% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 61 74 87
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,625 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £81,250 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,635 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.09% +7.78%

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 3,310 3,766 3,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 89.99% 90.75% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,432 2,815 2,929
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,566 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.54% -4.55% +6.25%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 50 (60.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (36.59%) CISSP
3 24 (29.27%) CISM
4 22 (26.83%) ITIL
5 21 (25.61%) Management Information System
5 21 (25.61%) SIEM
5 21 (25.61%) Data Centre
6 20 (24.39%) Risk Management
6 20 (24.39%) Firewall
7 16 (19.51%) Project Management
8 15 (18.29%) Windows
8 15 (18.29%) GDPR
9 14 (17.07%) VMware
9 14 (17.07%) PCI DSS
10 13 (15.85%) Degree
10 13 (15.85%) Data Protection
10 13 (15.85%) Security Management
11 12 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
11 12 (14.63%) Service Management
11 12 (14.63%) Incident Management
11 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.41%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (13.41%) CEH
12 11 (13.41%) Business Continuity
13 10 (12.20%) Finance
13 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (12.20%) Linux
13 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
13 10 (12.20%) GPG13

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 3 (3.66%) Apache
1 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) IaaS
1 5 (6.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.39%) Firewall
2 5 (6.10%) Network Security
3 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.88%) SAN
4 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (1.22%) Internet
6 1 (1.22%) WAN
6 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Legal
3 5 (6.10%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Analyst
1 20 (24.39%) Security Manager
2 18 (21.95%) Information Manager
3 15 (18.29%) Information Security Manager
4 11 (13.41%) Security Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Information Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Security Specialist
6 7 (8.54%) Architect
6 7 (8.54%) Information Security Specialist
6 7 (8.54%) Information Specialist
7 5 (6.10%) Auditor
7 5 (6.10%) Compliance Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Information Officer
7 5 (6.10%) Information Security Auditor
7 5 (6.10%) Information Security Officer
7 5 (6.10%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Security Auditor
7 5 (6.10%) Security Officer
7 5 (6.10%) Security Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Data Centre
1 21 (25.61%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Cyberattack
4 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.10%) CMDB
5 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.66%) Clustering
6 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (3.66%) Handset
7 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.44%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.22%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.22%) PKI
8 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 7 (8.54%) Unix
4 3 (3.66%) CentOS
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.44%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) ITIL
2 21 (25.61%) SIEM
3 20 (24.39%) Risk Management
4 16 (19.51%) Project Management
5 13 (15.85%) Data Protection
5 13 (15.85%) Security Management
6 12 (14.63%) Incident Management
6 12 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
6 12 (14.63%) Service Management
7 11 (13.41%) Business Continuity
7 11 (13.41%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (12.20%) Line Management
8 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
9 9 (10.98%) Information Assurance
9 9 (10.98%) ISMS
10 8 (9.76%) Data Privacy
10 8 (9.76%) ITIL V3
10 8 (9.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) Java
1 4 (4.88%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.66%) C
2 3 (3.66%) C#
2 3 (3.66%) C++
2 3 (3.66%) PHP
2 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) CISSP
2 24 (29.27%) CISM
3 13 (15.85%) Degree
4 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.41%) CEH
6 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.98%) CISA
7 9 (10.98%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (7.32%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (6.10%) CCNA
9 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (6.10%) GCIH
9 5 (6.10%) IRCA
9 5 (6.10%) ISEB
9 5 (6.10%) PMI Certification
9 5 (6.10%) PMP
9 5 (6.10%) SANS
10 3 (3.66%) GCIA
10 3 (3.66%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (60.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.29%) GDPR
3 14 (17.07%) PCI DSS
4 10 (12.20%) GPG13
5 9 (10.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (4.88%) COBIT
7 4 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (4.88%) SLA
8 3 (3.66%) ISO 22301
9 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (1.22%) NIST 800
9 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.66%) vSphere
4 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Nessus
1 3 (3.66%) QRadar
1 3 (3.66%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) VMware
2 5 (6.10%) Capita
2 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
2 5 (6.10%) Cisco
2 5 (6.10%) Citrix
2 5 (6.10%) EMC
2 5 (6.10%) NetApp
3 3 (3.66%) IBM
3 3 (3.66%) Juniper
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.22%) Meraki
4 1 (1.22%) Splunk