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

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 83 69
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 +42
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 112 105 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.02% 2.84% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 3.11% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 82 85 140
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £37,575 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,125 £81,250 £78,750
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £54,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.83% -1.36% +4.76%

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 3,372 3,375 3,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.89% 91.14% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,390 2,657 3,095
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,100 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 67 (59.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (47.32%) CISSP
3 48 (42.86%) ITIL
4 44 (39.29%) SIEM
5 40 (35.71%) CISM
6 36 (32.14%) Data Centre
7 34 (30.36%) Management Information System
8 30 (26.79%) PCI DSS
9 29 (25.89%) Service Delivery
10 27 (24.11%) Firewall
11 23 (20.54%) Line Management
12 21 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
13 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
14 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
14 19 (16.96%) Data Protection
14 19 (16.96%) Presales
15 18 (16.07%) ITIL V3
15 18 (16.07%) Incident Management
15 18 (16.07%) Risk Management
16 17 (15.18%) Service Management
16 17 (15.18%) CheckPoint
17 16 (14.29%) Project Management
17 16 (14.29%) Cisco
17 16 (14.29%) CEH
17 16 (14.29%) IT Governance
17 16 (14.29%) Degree
17 16 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 16 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
17 16 (14.29%) 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 1 (0.89%) IIS
1 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) assyst
1 3 (2.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) IaaS
2 11 (9.82%) PaaS
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.11%) Firewall
2 8 (7.14%) LAN
2 8 (7.14%) Network Security
3 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.25%) VPN
3 7 (6.25%) WAN
3 7 (6.25%) WLAN
4 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.68%) Internet
5 3 (2.68%) Wireless
6 2 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (11.61%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Publishing
3 9 (8.04%) Legal
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Security Manager
2 21 (18.75%) Analyst
2 21 (18.75%) Architect
2 21 (18.75%) Information Manager
3 20 (17.86%) Information Security Manager
4 18 (16.07%) Security Analyst
4 18 (16.07%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.61%) Compliance Manager
5 13 (11.61%) Security Compliance Manager
6 12 (10.71%) Information Security Compliance Manager
7 11 (9.82%) Information Analyst
7 11 (9.82%) Security Architect
8 10 (8.93%) Security Officer
9 9 (8.04%) Information Architect
9 9 (8.04%) Information Officer
9 9 (8.04%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (8.04%) Information Security Architect
9 9 (8.04%) Information Security Officer
9 9 (8.04%) Security Solutions Architect
10 8 (7.14%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 34 (30.36%) Management Information System
3 14 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (11.61%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (9.82%) Computer Science
6 10 (8.93%) CMDB
7 9 (8.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (7.14%) CESG
8 8 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (4.46%) BYOD
10 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
11 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (2.68%) PKI
11 3 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.79%) Cyberattack
12 2 (1.79%) Cybercrime
12 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.89%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Linux
3 6 (5.36%) Unix
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) ITIL
2 44 (39.29%) SIEM
3 29 (25.89%) Service Delivery
4 23 (20.54%) Line Management
5 21 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (16.96%) Data Protection
6 19 (16.96%) Presales
7 18 (16.07%) Incident Management
7 18 (16.07%) ITIL V3
7 18 (16.07%) Risk Management
8 17 (15.18%) Service Management
9 16 (14.29%) IT Governance
9 16 (14.29%) IT Strategy
9 16 (14.29%) Project Management
10 15 (13.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (13.39%) Due Diligence
11 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (12.50%) Security Management
12 13 (11.61%) Business Development
12 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.89%) C
1 1 (0.89%) C#
1 1 (0.89%) C++
1 1 (0.89%) Java
1 1 (0.89%) PHP
1 1 (0.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (47.32%) CISSP
2 40 (35.71%) CISM
3 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
5 16 (14.29%) CEH
5 16 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
5 16 (14.29%) Degree
6 14 (12.50%) CISA
6 14 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (9.82%) CCNP
8 10 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (8.93%) ISEB
8 10 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (8.93%) PMI Certification
8 10 (8.93%) PMP
9 7 (6.25%) CCDP
9 7 (6.25%) CCSP
10 5 (4.46%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.57%) IRCA
11 4 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (59.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (26.79%) PCI DSS
3 21 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 13 (11.61%) GDPR
6 12 (10.71%) GPG13
7 5 (4.46%) COBIT
7 5 (4.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (2.68%) QA
9 3 (2.68%) SLA
10 2 (1.79%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.79%) PMO
11 1 (0.89%) COSO
11 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) Nessus
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) CheckPoint
2 16 (14.29%) Cisco
3 12 (10.71%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Citrix
4 10 (8.93%) EMC
4 10 (8.93%) NetApp
5 9 (8.04%) Juniper
6 7 (6.25%) Forcepoint
6 7 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 7 (6.25%) Tufin
7 3 (2.68%) Capita
7 3 (2.68%) Meraki
7 3 (2.68%) Splunk
8 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat