Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 103 70
Rank change year-on-year +34 -33 +32
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 148 102 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.94% 2.65% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 2.88% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 100 85 148
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,375 £30,700 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £83,250
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 3,401 3,547 4,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.62% 91.99% 90.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,421 2,853 3,198
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 96 (64.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (59.46%) CISSP
3 79 (53.38%) ITIL
4 70 (47.30%) SIEM
5 63 (42.57%) Data Centre
6 56 (37.84%) CISM
7 49 (33.11%) Management Information System
8 48 (32.43%) PCI DSS
9 46 (31.08%) Data Protection
10 45 (30.41%) Service Delivery
11 41 (27.70%) GDPR
12 40 (27.03%) Risk Management
13 39 (26.35%) Firewall
13 39 (26.35%) IT Governance
14 38 (25.68%) Cyber Essentials
15 33 (22.30%) ITIL V3
16 32 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 30 (20.27%) Cybersecurity
18 29 (19.59%) Service Management
18 29 (19.59%) CISA
19 28 (18.92%) Line Management
19 28 (18.92%) Degree
19 28 (18.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
20 26 (17.57%) CEH
20 26 (17.57%) CheckPoint
20 26 (17.57%) Presales
21 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
21 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
22 23 (15.54%) CompTIA Security+
23 22 (14.86%) IT Strategy

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 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.03%) SAS
2 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) assyst
2 7 (4.73%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.51%) IaaS
2 18 (12.16%) PaaS
3 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.11%) Office 365
4 3 (2.03%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.35%) Firewall
2 15 (10.14%) Network Security
3 10 (6.76%) LAN
3 10 (6.76%) VPN
4 9 (6.08%) DNS
4 9 (6.08%) WAN
5 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.41%) WLAN
6 7 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.03%) Internet
8 2 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.35%) Wireless
9 1 (0.68%) SAN
9 1 (0.68%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.03%) DB2
General
1 18 (12.16%) Publishing
2 10 (6.76%) Finance
3 6 (4.05%) Legal
4 4 (2.70%) Retail
5 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.70%) Security Manager
2 35 (23.65%) Architect
3 29 (19.59%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (18.24%) Information Manager
4 27 (18.24%) Information Security Manager
5 21 (14.19%) IT Manager
6 20 (13.51%) Analyst
6 20 (13.51%) Security Architect
7 17 (11.49%) Security Analyst
8 16 (10.81%) Compliance Manager
8 16 (10.81%) Information Security Compliance Manager
8 16 (10.81%) Security Compliance Manager
9 15 (10.14%) Security Officer
10 14 (9.46%) IT Security Manager
10 14 (9.46%) Security Solutions Architect
11 13 (8.78%) Information Officer
11 13 (8.78%) Information Security Officer
12 9 (6.08%) Compliance Officer
12 9 (6.08%) Information Security Architect
12 9 (6.08%) Security Compliance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.03%) Java EE
2 1 (0.68%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 63 (42.57%) Data Centre
2 49 (33.11%) Management Information System
3 20 (13.51%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (12.16%) CMDB
4 18 (12.16%) Computer Science
5 15 (10.14%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (8.11%) CESG
8 11 (7.43%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (6.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (4.73%) PKI
11 7 (4.73%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (3.38%) BYOD
13 5 (3.38%) Mainframe
14 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
15 3 (2.03%) Taxonomies
15 3 (2.03%) User Experience
16 2 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.73%) Linux
2 5 (3.38%) Windows
2 5 (3.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.38%) ITIL
2 70 (47.30%) SIEM
3 46 (31.08%) Data Protection
4 45 (30.41%) Service Delivery
5 40 (27.03%) Risk Management
6 39 (26.35%) IT Governance
7 33 (22.30%) ITIL V3
8 32 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (20.27%) Cybersecurity
10 29 (19.59%) Service Management
11 28 (18.92%) Line Management
12 26 (17.57%) Presales
13 22 (14.86%) Business Development
13 22 (14.86%) IT Strategy
13 22 (14.86%) Project Management
14 21 (14.19%) Due Diligence
14 21 (14.19%) Technical Architecture
15 19 (12.84%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (12.16%) TOGAF
16 18 (12.16%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.70%) Java
2 3 (2.03%) Perl
3 2 (1.35%) C
4 1 (0.68%) C++
4 1 (0.68%) PHP
4 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 88 (59.46%) CISSP
2 56 (37.84%) CISM
3 29 (19.59%) CISA
4 28 (18.92%) Degree
5 26 (17.57%) CEH
6 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
6 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
7 23 (15.54%) CompTIA Security+
8 20 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (12.84%) ISEB
10 18 (12.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (12.16%) PMI Certification
10 18 (12.16%) PMP
11 14 (9.46%) CCNP
11 14 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (7.43%) CCSP
13 9 (6.08%) CCDP
14 7 (4.73%) CISMP
15 6 (4.05%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (4.05%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (64.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (32.43%) PCI DSS
3 41 (27.70%) GDPR
4 38 (25.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (18.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 19 (12.84%) GPG13
7 12 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (4.73%) QA
9 5 (3.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (2.70%) COBIT
10 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (2.70%) SLA
11 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.35%) Nessus
1 2 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (17.57%) CheckPoint
2 19 (12.84%) Cisco
2 19 (12.84%) Citrix
2 19 (12.84%) VMware
3 18 (12.16%) EMC
3 18 (12.16%) NetApp
4 17 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.11%) Juniper
6 9 (6.08%) Forcepoint
7 8 (5.41%) Fortinet
7 8 (5.41%) Tufin
8 3 (2.03%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle
9 1 (0.68%) McAfee
9 1 (0.68%) Meraki
9 1 (0.68%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.68%) Siemens
9 1 (0.68%) Splunk