Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 46 77
Rank change year-on-year -40 +31 +142
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 309 254 444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.26% 4.87% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 5.29% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 205 219 315
10th Percentile £36,250 £22,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -17.39%
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,375 £60,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,750
% change year-on-year +4.17% +0.42% -0.42%

Cybersecurity 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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,748 4,801 10,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.20% 92.03% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6,466 3,962 8,640
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,525
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the Midlands

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the Midlands

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in the Midlands over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the Midlands

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -33 226 £55,000 - 46
East Midlands -30 78 £46,250 -2.63% 31
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 84 (27.18%) Information Security
2 73 (23.62%) Microsoft
3 64 (20.71%) Azure
4 59 (19.09%) SIEM
5 56 (18.12%) Security Cleared
6 55 (17.80%) Firewall
7 54 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (15.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 48 (15.53%) Microsoft 365
8 48 (15.53%) Security Operations
9 43 (13.92%) SC Cleared
9 43 (13.92%) Windows
10 42 (13.59%) Social Skills
11 40 (12.94%) NIST
11 40 (12.94%) Cisco
12 39 (12.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
14 35 (11.33%) AWS
14 35 (11.33%) DevOps
15 33 (10.68%) Linux
15 33 (10.68%) CISSP
15 33 (10.68%) Risk Management
16 31 (10.03%) Management Information System
16 31 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (9.71%) A+ Certification
17 30 (9.71%) Active Directory
18 28 (9.06%) ITIL
18 28 (9.06%) Test Automation
19 27 (8.74%) GRC
19 27 (8.74%) Cyber Essentials

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 20 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.56%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.24%) Apache
3 10 (3.24%) JBoss
3 10 (3.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) NetSuite
1 4 (1.29%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.97%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 64 (20.71%) Azure
2 48 (15.53%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (11.33%) AWS
4 14 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.21%) Amazon EKS
6 11 (3.56%) SaaS
7 10 (3.24%) Amazon ECS
7 10 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (3.24%) PaaS
8 9 (2.91%) GCP
9 7 (2.27%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.62%) Azure Sentinel
11 5 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.62%) IaaS
12 4 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.32%) npm
14 1 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.80%) Firewall
2 25 (8.09%) Network Security
3 20 (6.47%) DNS
4 17 (5.50%) Wireless
5 14 (4.53%) DMZ
6 13 (4.21%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.88%) HTTP
8 9 (2.91%) DHCP
8 9 (2.91%) LAN
8 9 (2.91%) WAN
8 9 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.59%) Internet
9 8 (2.59%) SAN
9 8 (2.59%) VPN
10 6 (1.94%) VLAN
11 5 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.29%) BGP
12 4 (1.29%) HSRP
12 4 (1.29%) OSPF
12 4 (1.29%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.27%) Power BI
3 5 (1.62%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.97%) Big Data
5 3 (0.97%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.97%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) Redis
7 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.18%) Selenium
2 7 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.97%) JIRA
4 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.65%) AutoIt
5 2 (0.65%) git-flow
6 1 (0.32%) Ant
6 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.32%) fastlane
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) gulp
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 42 (13.59%) Social Skills
2 20 (6.47%) Multimedia
3 16 (5.18%) Legal
4 14 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.88%) Finance
6 8 (2.59%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.59%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (1.94%) Law
8 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.62%) Marketing
9 4 (1.29%) Back Office
9 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.65%) Local Government
11 2 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.65%) Retail
12 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (18.45%) Analyst
2 43 (13.92%) Security Analyst
3 31 (10.03%) Trainee
4 30 (9.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 25 (8.09%) Security Manager
6 22 (7.12%) Architect
7 21 (6.80%) Test Engineer
8 20 (6.47%) Security Engineer
9 17 (5.50%) IT Manager
9 17 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (4.85%) Consultant
10 15 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.53%) Security Architect
12 13 (4.21%) Security Officer
13 12 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (3.88%) Network Engineer
13 12 (3.88%) Test Automation Engineer
13 12 (3.88%) Trainee Analyst
14 11 (3.56%) Information Officer
14 11 (3.56%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.56%) .NET
1 11 (3.56%) REST
2 8 (2.59%) HTML
3 7 (2.27%) jQuery
4 6 (1.94%) Node.js
5 5 (1.62%) HTML5
5 5 (1.62%) Redux
6 4 (1.29%) .NET Core
6 4 (1.29%) CSS
6 4 (1.29%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.29%) ISPF
6 4 (1.29%) React
6 4 (1.29%) React Native
6 4 (1.29%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.97%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.97%) Sass
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.03%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.83%) Driving Licence
3 15 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.88%) Cyber Defence
4 12 (3.88%) SCADA
5 10 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.91%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.27%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.62%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.65%) BYOD
11 2 (0.65%) PKI
11 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.92%) Windows
2 33 (10.68%) Linux
3 22 (7.12%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.53%) CentOS
5 13 (4.21%) Ubuntu
6 12 (3.88%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.32%) Unix
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.18%) Information Security
2 59 (19.09%) SIEM
3 54 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (15.53%) Security Operations
5 39 (12.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 36 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (11.33%) DevOps
8 33 (10.68%) Risk Management
9 31 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (9.06%) ITIL
10 28 (9.06%) Test Automation
11 26 (8.41%) Analytics
12 24 (7.77%) Incident Management
13 23 (7.44%) Vulnerability Management
14 22 (7.12%) Migration
15 21 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (6.80%) Threat Intelligence
16 20 (6.47%) Security Management
17 19 (6.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 18 (5.83%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.41%) Python
2 16 (5.18%) C#
2 16 (5.18%) Java
3 13 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.88%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.56%) SQL
6 9 (2.91%) C
7 7 (2.27%) Go
8 6 (1.94%) C++
9 3 (0.97%) PHP
9 3 (0.97%) VBA
10 2 (0.65%) Ruby
10 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.65%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (18.12%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.68%) CISSP
4 30 (9.71%) A+ Certification
5 21 (6.80%) Degree
6 18 (5.83%) CISM
7 10 (3.24%) CISA
8 8 (2.59%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.27%) AWS Certification
9 7 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (2.27%) CRISC
9 7 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.94%) CREST Certified
11 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.62%) SANS
12 4 (1.29%) CCNA
12 4 (1.29%) CCNP
12 4 (1.29%) CEH
12 4 (1.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (12.94%) NIST
3 27 (8.74%) Cyber Essentials
3 27 (8.74%) GRC
4 25 (8.09%) GDPR
5 22 (7.12%) PCI DSS
6 10 (3.24%) COBIT
7 9 (2.91%) NCSC
7 9 (2.91%) QA
8 8 (2.59%) SLA
9 6 (1.94%) NIST 800
10 5 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.29%) PMO
12 3 (0.97%) COSO
12 3 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.32%) ITGC
14 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 30 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.50%) Docker
3 16 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (8.09%) Terraform
2 18 (5.83%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.21%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (4.21%) Puppet
4 11 (3.56%) Nessus
5 10 (3.24%) Rundeck
6 8 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.59%) SCCM
7 6 (1.94%) RSA Archer
8 5 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.29%) Ansible
10 3 (0.97%) Istio
10 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.65%) EnCase
11 2 (0.65%) FTK
11 2 (0.65%) OpenVAS
12 1 (0.32%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.32%) QRadar
12 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 73 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.94%) Cisco
3 20 (6.47%) VMware
4 15 (4.85%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.24%) Citrix
5 10 (3.24%) Splunk
6 9 (2.91%) LogRhythm
7 8 (2.59%) Sun
8 7 (2.27%) ArcSight
8 7 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.27%) Meraki
8 7 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.27%) Qualys
8 7 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.27%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.27%) Sophos
9 6 (1.94%) Rapid7
10 5 (1.62%) Google
10 5 (1.62%) Juniper
10 5 (1.62%) Veeam