Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 105 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 -45 +60
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 139 98 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.52% 2.53% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 2.79% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 94 91 173
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -1.64% +22.00%
10th Percentile £37,249 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £82,250
West Midlands median annual salary £51,270 £53,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% -2.73% +10.00%

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 3,597 3,512 4,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.09% 90.70% 89.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,575 2,860 3,193
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,650
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 (66.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (58.27%) CISSP
3 72 (51.80%) ITIL
4 60 (43.17%) SIEM
5 57 (41.01%) Data Centre
6 53 (38.13%) CISM
7 50 (35.97%) Management Information System
8 44 (31.65%) PCI DSS
9 42 (30.22%) Service Delivery
10 40 (28.78%) Data Protection
11 35 (25.18%) Firewall
12 34 (24.46%) IT Governance
13 32 (23.02%) ITIL V3
13 32 (23.02%) Line Management
14 31 (22.30%) Risk Management
15 30 (21.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (21.58%) GDPR
15 30 (21.58%) Cyber Essentials
16 28 (20.14%) Presales
17 27 (19.42%) Service Management
18 26 (18.71%) CEH
18 26 (18.71%) CheckPoint
18 26 (18.71%) Degree
19 25 (17.99%) Cybersecurity
20 24 (17.27%) CompTIA Security+
20 24 (17.27%) Project Management
20 24 (17.27%) IT Strategy
21 23 (16.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
21 23 (16.55%) Business Development
21 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared

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 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.72%) SAS
2 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.04%) assyst
2 6 (4.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.39%) IaaS
2 19 (13.67%) PaaS
3 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.04%) Office 365
5 3 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.18%) Firewall
2 11 (7.91%) Network Security
3 9 (6.47%) LAN
3 9 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.76%) VPN
4 8 (5.76%) WAN
4 8 (5.76%) WLAN
5 6 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.60%) DNS
7 3 (2.16%) Wireless
8 2 (1.44%) Internet
9 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.72%) DB2
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (12.95%) Publishing
2 13 (9.35%) Finance
3 7 (5.04%) Legal
4 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (27.34%) Security Manager
2 32 (23.02%) Architect
3 28 (20.14%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (19.42%) Information Manager
4 27 (19.42%) Information Security Manager
5 20 (14.39%) Analyst
6 19 (13.67%) Security Analyst
7 18 (12.95%) Security Architect
8 16 (11.51%) Security Officer
9 15 (10.79%) IT Manager
10 14 (10.07%) Compliance Manager
10 14 (10.07%) Information Officer
10 14 (10.07%) Information Security Compliance Manager
10 14 (10.07%) Information Security Officer
10 14 (10.07%) Security Compliance Manager
10 14 (10.07%) Security Solutions Architect
11 11 (7.91%) Information Analyst
11 11 (7.91%) Information Security Architect
12 10 (7.19%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (7.19%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (41.01%) Data Centre
2 50 (35.97%) Management Information System
3 19 (13.67%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (12.95%) CMDB
4 18 (12.95%) Computer Science
5 14 (10.07%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (7.91%) CESG
7 11 (7.91%) Freedom of Information
8 9 (6.47%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (6.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (3.60%) BYOD
11 4 (2.88%) PKI
12 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
12 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
13 2 (1.44%) Cybercrime
13 2 (1.44%) NHS
13 2 (1.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.76%) Linux
2 7 (5.04%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) Unix
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (51.80%) ITIL
2 60 (43.17%) SIEM
3 42 (30.22%) Service Delivery
4 40 (28.78%) Data Protection
5 34 (24.46%) IT Governance
6 32 (23.02%) ITIL V3
6 32 (23.02%) Line Management
7 31 (22.30%) Risk Management
8 30 (21.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 28 (20.14%) Presales
10 27 (19.42%) Service Management
11 25 (17.99%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (17.27%) IT Strategy
12 24 (17.27%) Project Management
13 23 (16.55%) Business Development
14 22 (15.83%) Due Diligence
15 20 (14.39%) Incident Management
16 19 (13.67%) PRINCE2
16 19 (13.67%) Security Management
16 19 (13.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 81 (58.27%) CISSP
2 53 (38.13%) CISM
3 26 (18.71%) CEH
3 26 (18.71%) Degree
4 24 (17.27%) CompTIA Security+
5 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared
5 23 (16.55%) Security Cleared
6 22 (15.83%) CISA
7 19 (13.67%) ISEB
8 18 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (12.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (12.95%) PMI Certification
8 18 (12.95%) PMP
9 14 (10.07%) CCNP
10 12 (8.63%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (7.19%) CCSP
12 8 (5.76%) CCDP
13 6 (4.32%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (4.32%) JNCIS
14 4 (2.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (66.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (31.65%) PCI DSS
3 30 (21.58%) Cyber Essentials
3 30 (21.58%) GDPR
4 23 (16.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 18 (12.95%) GPG13
6 9 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (4.32%) QA
8 5 (3.60%) COBIT
8 5 (3.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (2.16%) SLA
11 2 (1.44%) ISO 14001
11 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.72%) COSO
12 1 (0.72%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Nessus
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (18.71%) CheckPoint
2 18 (12.95%) Cisco
2 18 (12.95%) Citrix
2 18 (12.95%) EMC
2 18 (12.95%) NetApp
2 18 (12.95%) VMware
3 12 (8.63%) Juniper
4 8 (5.76%) Forcepoint
4 8 (5.76%) Fortinet
4 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.76%) Tufin
5 3 (2.16%) Meraki
5 3 (2.16%) Splunk
6 2 (1.44%) Capita
7 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat