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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 61 93
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 50 90 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.54% 3.83% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 4.37% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 29 72 33
Median salary £50,000 £62,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +47.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £42,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £85,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1760 2060 1740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.34% 87.59% 86.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1431 1506 1416
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 52 (51.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (48.51%) CISSP
3 38 (37.62%) CISM
4 35 (34.65%) Risk Management
5 33 (32.67%) Finance
5 33 (32.67%) ITIL
6 32 (31.68%) Management Information System
7 31 (30.69%) PCI DSS
7 31 (30.69%) Data Centre
8 24 (23.76%) Security Operations
9 21 (20.79%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (20.79%) CISA
10 20 (19.80%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (18.81%) SIEM
12 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (17.82%) Data Protection
12 18 (17.82%) Service Management
13 17 (16.83%) Information Assurance
14 16 (15.84%) Incident Management
14 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (14.85%) ITIL V3
15 15 (14.85%) ISMS
15 15 (14.85%) Service Delivery
15 15 (14.85%) Security Management
15 15 (14.85%) Business Continuity
16 14 (13.86%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (12.87%) Windows
17 13 (12.87%) Data Security
17 13 (12.87%) Problem Management
17 13 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 20000

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 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.98%) SAS
1 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (12.87%) assyst
2 12 (11.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Firewall
2 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.93%) Network Security
4 4 (3.96%) VLAN
4 4 (3.96%) WAN
5 3 (2.97%) DMZ
5 3 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.97%) LAN
5 3 (2.97%) VPN
6 2 (1.98%) Internet
7 1 (0.99%) BGP
7 1 (0.99%) HTTP
7 1 (0.99%) Intranet
7 1 (0.99%) OSPF
7 1 (0.99%) SAN
7 1 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Big Data
2 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.98%) QlikView
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Burp Suite
General
1 33 (32.67%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Retail
3 2 (1.98%) Legal
3 2 (1.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Security Manager
2 21 (20.79%) Information Manager
2 21 (20.79%) Information Security Manager
3 15 (14.85%) Information Officer
3 15 (14.85%) Information Security Officer
3 15 (14.85%) Security Officer
4 13 (12.87%) Consultant
5 12 (11.88%) Analyst
5 12 (11.88%) Compliance Officer
5 12 (11.88%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 12 (11.88%) Security Compliance Officer
6 10 (9.90%) Security Analyst
7 9 (8.91%) Security Consultant
8 8 (7.92%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Security Operations Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Security Specialist
9 7 (6.93%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.95%) Architect
10 5 (4.95%) Information Security Consultant
11 4 (3.96%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.68%) Management Information System
2 31 (30.69%) Data Centre
3 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.87%) Freedom of Information
5 10 (9.90%) Cyber Attack
6 4 (3.96%) CESG
7 3 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.98%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.98%) iPad
9 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.99%) FMCG
9 1 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.96%) Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Unix
2 4 (3.96%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) Risk Management
2 33 (32.67%) ITIL
3 24 (23.76%) Security Operations
4 21 (20.79%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (18.81%) SIEM
6 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (17.82%) Data Protection
6 18 (17.82%) Service Management
7 17 (16.83%) Information Assurance
8 16 (15.84%) Incident Management
9 15 (14.85%) Business Continuity
9 15 (14.85%) ISMS
9 15 (14.85%) ITIL V3
9 15 (14.85%) Security Management
9 15 (14.85%) Service Delivery
10 13 (12.87%) Data Security
10 13 (12.87%) Problem Management
11 12 (11.88%) Cryptography
11 12 (11.88%) Information Security Management
11 12 (11.88%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.92%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) Python
3 2 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (1.98%) R
3 2 (1.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (48.51%) CISSP
2 38 (37.62%) CISM
3 21 (20.79%) CISA
4 14 (13.86%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.87%) Security Cleared
6 10 (9.90%) Degree
7 8 (7.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 7 (6.93%) CISMP
9 6 (5.94%) PCI QSA
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.95%) CREST Certified
11 4 (3.96%) CCNA
11 4 (3.96%) CEH
11 4 (3.96%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.96%) GIAC
11 4 (3.96%) OSCE
11 4 (3.96%) OSCP
12 3 (2.97%) GCIA
12 3 (2.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (51.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (30.69%) PCI DSS
3 20 (19.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (6.93%) GDPR
6 5 (4.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (3.96%) COBIT
7 4 (3.96%) NIST 800
8 3 (2.97%) QA
9 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.99%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) QRadar
2 2 (1.98%) Nessus
2 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.98%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) IBM
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.96%) Casewise
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco
4 2 (1.98%) Citrix
4 2 (1.98%) Cognos
4 2 (1.98%) McAfee
4 2 (1.98%) NEC
4 2 (1.98%) Qualys
4 2 (1.98%) Rapid7
4 2 (1.98%) Symantec
4 2 (1.98%) Tableau
4 2 (1.98%) Veeam
4 2 (1.98%) VMware
5 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.99%) Computacenter
5 1 (0.99%) IronPort
5 1 (0.99%) Juniper
5 1 (0.99%) Palo Alto
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