Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 97 83
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 123 94 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.79% 2.59% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 2.82% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 82 72 90
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £36,325 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,000 £74,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -

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 2,969 3,337 4,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.44% 91.95% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,065 2,498 2,966
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,875 £68,750 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +1.22%

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 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 75 (60.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (52.85%) CISSP
3 52 (42.28%) SIEM
4 51 (41.46%) ITIL
5 43 (34.96%) GDPR
6 39 (31.71%) CISM
7 37 (30.08%) Firewall
7 37 (30.08%) Data Protection
8 36 (29.27%) Data Centre
9 35 (28.46%) Management Information System
10 34 (27.64%) PCI DSS
11 30 (24.39%) Service Delivery
12 28 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (21.95%) Cyber Essentials
14 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
15 25 (20.33%) SC Cleared
16 24 (19.51%) CEH
17 21 (17.07%) IT Governance
17 21 (17.07%) Line Management
18 20 (16.26%) Degree
18 20 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (16.26%) TOGAF
19 19 (15.45%) Security Management
19 19 (15.45%) Risk Management
19 19 (15.45%) CompTIA Security+
19 19 (15.45%) Security Operations
19 19 (15.45%) IT Strategy
20 18 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
20 18 (14.63%) Due Diligence
20 18 (14.63%) Publishing

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 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.63%) SAS
2 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.63%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) IaaS
2 17 (13.82%) PaaS
3 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (7.32%) Office 365
5 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.25%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.08%) Firewall
2 6 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (4.88%) Network Security
3 4 (3.25%) DNS
3 4 (3.25%) LAN
3 4 (3.25%) Sourcefire
3 4 (3.25%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.44%) VPN
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.63%) Internet
5 2 (1.63%) SAN
5 2 (1.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.63%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.63%) DB2
3 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.63%) Power BI
3 2 (1.63%) QlikView
3 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) ERwin
General
1 18 (14.63%) Publishing
2 9 (7.32%) Finance
3 7 (5.69%) Law
3 7 (5.69%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (25.20%) Architect
2 30 (24.39%) Security Manager
3 24 (19.51%) Analyst
3 24 (19.51%) Information Manager
3 24 (19.51%) Information Security Manager
4 18 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.38%) Compliance Manager
5 14 (11.38%) Information Security Compliance Manager
5 14 (11.38%) Security Analyst
5 14 (11.38%) Security Compliance Manager
6 9 (7.32%) IT Manager
6 9 (7.32%) Security Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Security Specialist
8 7 (5.69%) IT Security Manager
9 6 (4.88%) Consultant
9 6 (4.88%) Information Officer
10 5 (4.07%) Head of IT
10 5 (4.07%) Security Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Security Officer
10 5 (4.07%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) Java EE
2 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 35 (28.46%) Management Information System
3 18 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (13.01%) CMDB
5 9 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.88%) PKI
7 5 (4.07%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.44%) Taxonomies
8 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.63%) iPhone
9 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.63%) User Experience
10 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.81%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Linux
2 11 (8.94%) Windows
3 10 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.63%) Android
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.28%) SIEM
2 51 (41.46%) ITIL
3 37 (30.08%) Data Protection
4 30 (24.39%) Service Delivery
5 28 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (17.07%) IT Governance
6 21 (17.07%) Line Management
7 20 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (16.26%) TOGAF
8 19 (15.45%) IT Strategy
8 19 (15.45%) Risk Management
8 19 (15.45%) Security Management
8 19 (15.45%) Security Operations
9 18 (14.63%) Due Diligence
9 18 (14.63%) ITIL V3
9 18 (14.63%) Service Management
9 18 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (14.63%) Zachman Framework
10 17 (13.82%) Business Development
10 17 (13.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.44%) Java
2 3 (2.44%) Perl
3 2 (1.63%) C
3 2 (1.63%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) C++
4 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (52.85%) CISSP
2 39 (31.71%) CISM
3 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
4 25 (20.33%) SC Cleared
5 24 (19.51%) CEH
6 20 (16.26%) Degree
7 19 (15.45%) CompTIA Security+
8 16 (13.01%) CISA
8 16 (13.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (13.01%) ISEB
8 16 (13.01%) PMI Certification
8 16 (13.01%) PMP
9 15 (12.20%) CISMP
10 10 (8.13%) CRISC
11 8 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.63%) CCSP
13 2 (1.63%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.63%) GIAC
13 2 (1.63%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (60.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (34.96%) GDPR
3 34 (27.64%) PCI DSS
4 27 (21.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (13.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 17 (13.82%) GPG13
6 6 (4.88%) ISAE 3402
7 5 (4.07%) SLA
8 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.81%) COBIT
10 1 (0.81%) COSO
10 1 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.81%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.81%) QA
10 1 (0.81%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (3.25%) Nessus
1 4 (3.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (14.63%) Citrix
1 18 (14.63%) VMware
2 17 (13.82%) CheckPoint
3 16 (13.01%) EMC
3 16 (13.01%) NetApp
4 12 (9.76%) Cisco
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.25%) AlienVault
5 4 (3.25%) Forcepoint
5 4 (3.25%) Oracle
5 4 (3.25%) Qualys
5 4 (3.25%) Rapid7
5 4 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.63%) Casewise
6 2 (1.63%) Informatica
6 2 (1.63%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.63%) Tableau
6 2 (1.63%) Talend