Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 125 114
Rank change year-on-year -50 -11 +48
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 258 396 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.72% 2.38% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.67% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 203 304 329
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £35,225 £30,870
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 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 13,300 14,857 15,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.64% 89.45% 88.25%
Number of salaries quoted 10,721 11,708 12,570
Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
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 Information Security within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -52 193 £50,000 +2.04% 32
East Midlands +1 68 £47,500 -7.32% 18
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 120 (46.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (38.76%) CISSP
3 72 (27.91%) Management Information System
4 70 (27.13%) CISM
5 68 (26.36%) ITIL
6 64 (24.81%) Data Protection
7 60 (23.26%) Firewall
8 52 (20.16%) GDPR
9 51 (19.77%) Risk Management
10 50 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (17.83%) SIEM
11 46 (17.83%) PCI DSS
12 43 (16.67%) Finance
13 41 (15.89%) Windows
14 40 (15.50%) Degree
15 38 (14.73%) Security Management
16 37 (14.34%) Project Management
16 37 (14.34%) Incident Management
17 33 (12.79%) Network Security
18 32 (12.40%) Information Security Management
18 32 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (12.40%) Penetration Testing
19 29 (11.24%) Microsoft
19 29 (11.24%) Data Centre
20 28 (10.85%) CISA
21 26 (10.08%) ISMS
22 25 (9.69%) VMware
22 25 (9.69%) CEH
23 24 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 23 (8.91%) TOGAF

Information Security
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 4 (1.55%) Apache
1 4 (1.55%) IIS
2 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.43%) IaaS
2 8 (3.10%) Office 365
2 8 (3.10%) PaaS
3 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.33%) SaaS
5 3 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (23.26%) Firewall
2 33 (12.79%) Network Security
3 16 (6.20%) Internet
4 15 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (5.04%) VPN
6 11 (4.26%) SAN
7 10 (3.88%) SSL
8 7 (2.71%) DNS
8 7 (2.71%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.33%) DHCP
9 6 (2.33%) HTTP
9 6 (2.33%) LAN
10 5 (1.94%) WAN
11 4 (1.55%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.55%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.16%) IMAP
12 3 (1.16%) S/MIME
12 3 (1.16%) Skype
12 3 (1.16%) SMTP
12 3 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.39%) GIS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) QlikView
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.39%) GDB
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.39%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (16.67%) Finance
2 19 (7.36%) Legal
3 11 (4.26%) Retail
4 8 (3.10%) Marketing
5 6 (2.33%) Law
5 6 (2.33%) Publishing
6 4 (1.55%) Back Office
6 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.16%) Games
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (23.64%) Analyst
2 46 (17.83%) Security Analyst
2 46 (17.83%) Security Manager
3 31 (12.02%) Information Manager
4 30 (11.63%) Information Analyst
4 30 (11.63%) Information Security Manager
5 29 (11.24%) Information Security Analyst
6 23 (8.91%) Security Specialist
7 21 (8.14%) Information Security Specialist
7 21 (8.14%) Information Specialist
8 20 (7.75%) Architect
9 18 (6.98%) IT Manager
10 16 (6.20%) IT Security Manager
11 15 (5.81%) Security Officer
12 14 (5.43%) Consultant
12 14 (5.43%) Information Officer
12 14 (5.43%) Information Security Officer
13 12 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (4.26%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.71%) Web Services
2 4 (1.55%) .NET
2 4 (1.55%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.55%) Middleware
3 2 (0.78%) CSS
3 2 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.39%) CGI
4 1 (0.39%) OAuth
4 1 (0.39%) OpenID
4 1 (0.39%) RESTful
4 1 (0.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 72 (27.91%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.24%) Data Centre
3 21 (8.14%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.04%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.10%) BYOD
8 7 (2.71%) Cyberattack
8 7 (2.71%) Taxonomies
9 6 (2.33%) CMDB
10 5 (1.94%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.94%) User Experience
11 4 (1.55%) CESG
11 4 (1.55%) Clustering
12 3 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (1.16%) Handset
12 3 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.89%) Windows
2 18 (6.98%) Linux
2 18 (6.98%) Unix
3 16 (6.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.55%) Kali Linux
5 3 (1.16%) CentOS
5 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.39%) Android
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.36%) ITIL
2 64 (24.81%) Data Protection
3 51 (19.77%) Risk Management
4 50 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (17.83%) SIEM
6 38 (14.73%) Security Management
7 37 (14.34%) Incident Management
7 37 (14.34%) Project Management
8 32 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (12.40%) Information Security Management
8 32 (12.40%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (10.08%) ISMS
10 24 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 23 (8.91%) Service Delivery
11 23 (8.91%) TOGAF
11 23 (8.91%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (8.53%) Service Management
13 21 (8.14%) Business Continuity
13 21 (8.14%) Security Testing
14 19 (7.36%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.88%) SQL
2 8 (3.10%) Python
3 7 (2.71%) C
4 6 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.94%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.94%) C#
6 4 (1.55%) Java
6 4 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.55%) PHP
6 4 (1.55%) Ruby
7 3 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (38.76%) CISSP
2 70 (27.13%) CISM
3 40 (15.50%) Degree
4 28 (10.85%) CISA
5 25 (9.69%) CEH
6 19 (7.36%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.43%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.65%) GIAC
8 12 (4.65%) ISEB
9 11 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.26%) CompTIA Security+
9 11 (4.26%) CRISC
9 11 (4.26%) SANS
10 9 (3.49%) GCIH
10 9 (3.49%) OSCP
10 9 (3.49%) SSCP
11 8 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (3.10%) PMI Certification
11 8 (3.10%) PMP
12 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (46.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (20.16%) GDPR
3 46 (17.83%) PCI DSS
4 19 (7.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (6.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (5.43%) COBIT
7 11 (4.26%) GPG13
8 9 (3.49%) ISO 9001
9 7 (2.71%) ISO 22301
9 7 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (2.33%) SLA
11 4 (1.55%) PMO
12 2 (0.78%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.39%) FISMA
13 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.39%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.39%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 16 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.78%) Docker
7 2 (0.78%) Snort
7 2 (0.78%) XenApp
8 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.39%) Xen
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.55%) Nessus
1 4 (1.55%) QRadar
1 4 (1.55%) SCCM
2 3 (1.16%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.16%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.78%) Nmap
3 2 (0.78%) Suricata
4 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.69%) VMware
3 10 (3.88%) Citrix
4 9 (3.49%) Cisco
5 7 (2.71%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.71%) Reuters
6 6 (2.33%) EMC
6 6 (2.33%) NetApp
7 5 (1.94%) IBM
7 5 (1.94%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.94%) Veeam
8 4 (1.55%) Capita
8 4 (1.55%) Cylance
8 4 (1.55%) Intel
8 4 (1.55%) Rapid7
9 3 (1.16%) BT
9 3 (1.16%) Juniper
9 3 (1.16%) McAfee
10 2 (0.78%) Sophos