Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 164 119
Rank change year-on-year +75 -45 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 435 280 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.47% 1.82% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 2.00% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 271 219 328
Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £35,525
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +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 11,474 14,001 15,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.54% 91.20% 91.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,636 11,368 12,571
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +69 302 £50,000 - 45
East Midlands +76 129 £56,250 +25.00% 29
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 207 (47.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 152 (34.94%) CISSP
3 121 (27.82%) PCI DSS
4 111 (25.52%) Risk Management
5 106 (24.37%) ITIL
6 100 (22.99%) Management Information System
7 96 (22.07%) SIEM
8 92 (21.15%) CISM
9 90 (20.69%) GDPR
10 84 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
11 82 (18.85%) Data Protection
12 81 (18.62%) Microsoft
13 73 (16.78%) Security Operations
14 72 (16.55%) Degree
15 71 (16.32%) Security Cleared
15 71 (16.32%) Firewall
16 55 (12.64%) Data Centre
17 53 (12.18%) CISA
17 53 (12.18%) Retail
18 47 (10.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 47 (10.80%) Internal Audit
18 47 (10.80%) Cyber Essentials
19 45 (10.34%) Finance
19 45 (10.34%) Windows
20 43 (9.89%) Service Delivery
21 41 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
21 41 (9.43%) CEH
22 39 (8.97%) Security Testing
22 39 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
22 39 (8.97%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.69%) IIS
4 3 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.69%) SAS
4 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) assyst
1 5 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle iSupplier
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.36%) Office 365
3 26 (5.98%) IaaS
3 26 (5.98%) PaaS
4 16 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.53%) SaaS
6 5 (1.15%) GitHub
6 5 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.69%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.69%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.23%) Route 53
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.32%) Firewall
2 24 (5.52%) Network Security
3 22 (5.06%) DNS
4 20 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (4.37%) VPN
6 15 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.99%) VLAN
7 13 (2.99%) Wireless
8 12 (2.76%) SAN
9 10 (2.30%) DHCP
9 10 (2.30%) MPLS
10 9 (2.07%) Kerberos
10 9 (2.07%) NAS
10 9 (2.07%) SNMP
10 9 (2.07%) WLAN
11 8 (1.84%) HTTP
12 7 (1.61%) LAN
13 5 (1.15%) Internet
13 5 (1.15%) WAN
14 4 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.38%) Big Data
2 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.92%) Power BI
5 3 (0.69%) DB2
5 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.46%) QlikView
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.92%) WiX
3 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.69%) Selenium
3 3 (0.69%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.46%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.46%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.23%) AppScan
5 1 (0.23%) ERwin
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA
5 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.23%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 53 (12.18%) Retail
2 45 (10.34%) Finance
3 30 (6.90%) Legal
4 16 (3.68%) Publishing
5 13 (2.99%) Banking
6 9 (2.07%) Law
7 6 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.15%) Back Office
9 4 (0.92%) Local Government
10 2 (0.46%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.46%) Games
10 2 (0.46%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (21.61%) Security Manager
2 85 (19.54%) Analyst
3 61 (14.02%) Information Security Manager
4 60 (13.79%) Information Manager
5 56 (12.87%) Security Analyst
6 49 (11.26%) Architect
7 43 (9.89%) Compliance Manager
8 42 (9.66%) IT Manager
9 33 (7.59%) Information Analyst
9 33 (7.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 30 (6.90%) Risk Manager
10 30 (6.90%) Security Compliance Manager
11 26 (5.98%) Information Security Compliance Manager
12 24 (5.52%) Security Architect
13 23 (5.29%) Consultant
13 23 (5.29%) Team Leader
14 21 (4.83%) Security Specialist
15 20 (4.60%) Junior
15 20 (4.60%) Security Consultant
15 20 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.07%) LDAP
2 6 (1.38%) REST
3 5 (1.15%) .NET
4 4 (0.92%) JSON
4 4 (0.92%) Middleware
4 4 (0.92%) RESTful
4 4 (0.92%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.69%) Java EE
5 3 (0.69%) Node.js
5 3 (0.69%) Protocol Buffers
5 3 (0.69%) WebdriverIO
5 3 (0.69%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.23%) ADSI
6 1 (0.23%) CSS
6 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) J2EE
6 1 (0.23%) Kafka
6 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (22.99%) Management Information System
2 55 (12.64%) Data Centre
3 35 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.13%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (5.29%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (3.68%) PKI
7 15 (3.45%) CMDB
8 12 (2.76%) Smart Energy
9 10 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
10 9 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.61%) CESG
12 7 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.38%) Fintech
14 5 (1.15%) Taxonomies
14 5 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.92%) Cyberattack
15 4 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
15 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.34%) Windows
2 26 (5.98%) Linux
3 16 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.92%) Android
6 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.69%) Unix
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (25.52%) Risk Management
2 106 (24.37%) ITIL
3 96 (22.07%) SIEM
4 84 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
5 82 (18.85%) Data Protection
6 73 (16.78%) Security Operations
7 47 (10.80%) Internal Audit
7 47 (10.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 43 (9.89%) Service Delivery
9 39 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 39 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (8.97%) Security Testing
10 37 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
11 36 (8.28%) Security Management
12 35 (8.05%) Computer Science
12 35 (8.05%) Data Security
13 34 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (7.36%) ISMS
15 31 (7.13%) Information Security Management
15 31 (7.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.30%) Java
2 9 (2.07%) SQL
3 7 (1.61%) Perl
3 7 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.61%) Python
4 4 (0.92%) Ruby
4 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.69%) Go
5 3 (0.69%) VBScript
6 2 (0.46%) C
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) C++
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (34.94%) CISSP
2 92 (21.15%) CISM
3 72 (16.55%) Degree
4 71 (16.32%) Security Cleared
5 53 (12.18%) CISA
6 41 (9.43%) CEH
7 35 (8.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (7.59%) SC Cleared
9 22 (5.06%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (3.91%) CISMP
11 17 (3.91%) CRISC
12 16 (3.68%) ISEB
13 15 (3.45%) ISACA
14 14 (3.22%) PMI Certification
14 14 (3.22%) PMP
15 11 (2.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 11 (2.53%) GIAC
15 11 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (47.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (27.82%) PCI DSS
3 90 (20.69%) GDPR
4 47 (10.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (4.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 19 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 15 (3.45%) GPG13
9 13 (2.99%) COBIT
10 10 (2.30%) QA
11 8 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (1.84%) SLA
12 6 (1.38%) ISAE 3402
13 5 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.92%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.46%) PSD2
16 1 (0.23%) COSO
System Software
1 37 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.38%) Docker
4 2 (0.46%) Firmware
4 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) vCloud
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.38%) RSA enVision
3 4 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.92%) Nessus
4 3 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.69%) QRadar
5 2 (0.46%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Grafana
6 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.23%) Nmap
6 1 (0.23%) Packer
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) Terraform
6 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 81 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.44%) VMware
3 19 (4.37%) CheckPoint
4 18 (4.14%) Cisco
4 18 (4.14%) Citrix
5 15 (3.45%) NetApp
5 15 (3.45%) Splunk
6 14 (3.22%) EMC
7 9 (2.07%) Symantec
8 8 (1.84%) ArcSight
8 8 (1.84%) CyberArk
9 7 (1.61%) Avaya
9 7 (1.61%) Oracle
10 6 (1.38%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.15%) AlienVault
11 5 (1.15%) McAfee
12 4 (0.92%) Forcepoint
12 4 (0.92%) Qualys
13 3 (0.69%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.69%) F5