Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 124 105
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19 +56
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 369 348 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.53% 2.27% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.53% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 286 280 397
Midlands median annual salary £50,635 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £30,250 £34,388 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £76,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 13,161 13,778 16,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.29% 89.85% 89.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10,437 11,228 13,352
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +6 253 £50,635 -5.36% 32
East Midlands +28 113 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 184 (49.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 163 (44.17%) CISSP
3 109 (29.54%) ITIL
3 109 (29.54%) CISM
4 98 (26.56%) Management Information System
5 90 (24.39%) PCI DSS
6 82 (22.22%) SIEM
7 79 (21.41%) Risk Management
8 78 (21.14%) Data Protection
9 74 (20.05%) Cybersecurity
10 72 (19.51%) Finance
11 71 (19.24%) Firewall
12 68 (18.43%) Data Centre
13 63 (17.07%) GDPR
14 57 (15.45%) Degree
15 51 (13.82%) Service Delivery
15 51 (13.82%) CISA
16 45 (12.20%) Security Management
17 43 (11.65%) CEH
17 43 (11.65%) Network Security
17 43 (11.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (11.65%) Cyber Essentials
18 41 (11.11%) Line Management
19 40 (10.84%) Incident Management
20 37 (10.03%) Service Management
20 37 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
20 37 (10.03%) ITIL V3
21 36 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
21 36 (9.76%) Cisco
21 36 (9.76%) CheckPoint

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 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) assyst
1 4 (1.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.94%) IaaS
2 25 (6.78%) PaaS
3 17 (4.61%) SaaS
4 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.25%) Office 365
5 6 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) Route 53
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (19.24%) Firewall
2 43 (11.65%) Network Security
3 34 (9.21%) VPN
4 24 (6.50%) WAN
5 22 (5.96%) LAN
6 17 (4.61%) TCP/IP
7 16 (4.34%) WLAN
8 14 (3.79%) Internet
9 13 (3.52%) Cisco IPT
10 9 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (2.17%) SSL
11 8 (2.17%) VoIP
12 7 (1.90%) MPLS
13 6 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.63%) SMS
14 5 (1.36%) DNS
14 5 (1.36%) HTTP
14 5 (1.36%) SAN
14 5 (1.36%) VLAN
14 5 (1.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) AppScan
2 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.27%) GDB
3 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.27%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (19.51%) Finance
2 29 (7.86%) Legal
3 17 (4.61%) Retail
4 16 (4.34%) Publishing
5 11 (2.98%) Back Office
5 11 (2.98%) Games
6 7 (1.90%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Law
7 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.81%) Marketing
7 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (23.85%) Analyst
2 79 (21.41%) Security Manager
3 71 (19.24%) Security Analyst
4 55 (14.91%) Architect
4 55 (14.91%) Information Manager
5 52 (14.09%) Information Security Manager
6 42 (11.38%) Information Analyst
7 40 (10.84%) Information Security Analyst
8 39 (10.57%) Security Architect
9 32 (8.67%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (7.59%) IT Analyst
11 27 (7.32%) Information Security Architect
12 24 (6.50%) IT Manager
13 22 (5.96%) Compliance Manager
13 22 (5.96%) Security Officer
14 21 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (5.42%) Information Security Officer
15 20 (5.42%) Security Compliance Manager
15 20 (5.42%) Security Solutions Architect
16 19 (5.15%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.54%) LDAP
2 1 (0.27%) .NET
2 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.27%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 98 (26.56%) Management Information System
2 68 (18.43%) Data Centre
3 32 (8.67%) Cyberthreat
3 32 (8.67%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.69%) Computer Science
6 16 (4.34%) CMDB
6 16 (4.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (3.52%) BYOD
9 10 (2.71%) CESG
10 9 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.36%) Fintech
13 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.81%) PKI
14 3 (0.81%) Replication
15 2 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.86%) Windows
2 21 (5.69%) Linux
3 14 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.98%) Unix
5 6 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.54%) ITIL
2 82 (22.22%) SIEM
3 79 (21.41%) Risk Management
4 78 (21.14%) Data Protection
5 74 (20.05%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (13.82%) Service Delivery
7 45 (12.20%) Security Management
8 43 (11.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (11.11%) Line Management
10 40 (10.84%) Incident Management
11 37 (10.03%) ITIL V3
11 37 (10.03%) Service Management
12 36 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 34 (9.21%) Presales
14 33 (8.94%) PRINCE2
15 31 (8.40%) Business Continuity
15 31 (8.40%) Information Security Management
16 30 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
16 30 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (7.86%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.36%) C
3 3 (0.81%) SQL
4 2 (0.54%) Python
5 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.27%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 163 (44.17%) CISSP
2 109 (29.54%) CISM
3 57 (15.45%) Degree
4 51 (13.82%) CISA
5 43 (11.65%) CEH
6 37 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (9.49%) Security Cleared
8 33 (8.94%) SC Cleared
9 29 (7.86%) ISEB
10 26 (7.05%) CCNP
10 26 (7.05%) CompTIA Security+
11 24 (6.50%) CRISC
12 20 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (4.88%) PMI Certification
13 18 (4.88%) PMP
14 16 (4.34%) CCDP
15 15 (4.07%) CCSP
16 13 (3.52%) SANS
17 12 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (2.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (49.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (24.39%) PCI DSS
3 63 (17.07%) GDPR
4 43 (11.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (6.50%) COBIT
5 24 (6.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (5.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 16 (4.34%) GPG13
8 13 (3.52%) SLA
9 9 (2.44%) ISO 9001
9 9 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (2.17%) ISO 22301
11 6 (1.63%) QA
12 5 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.81%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.54%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.27%) GCP
System Software
1 20 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.08%) Firmware
3 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.36%) HP Fortify
2 5 (1.36%) SCCM
2 5 (1.36%) WebInspect
3 4 (1.08%) Nessus
4 3 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.81%) WSUS
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.54%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.27%) CASB
6 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.27%) Grafana
6 1 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.27%) Nmap
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (9.76%) CheckPoint
1 36 (9.76%) Cisco
2 31 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.23%) VMware
4 22 (5.96%) Citrix
5 20 (5.42%) Forcepoint
6 19 (5.15%) Juniper
7 17 (4.61%) Fortinet
8 16 (4.34%) EMC
8 16 (4.34%) NetApp
9 15 (4.07%) Tufin
10 10 (2.71%) IBM
11 8 (2.17%) Capita
12 7 (1.90%) Splunk
13 6 (1.63%) McAfee
13 6 (1.63%) Qualys
13 6 (1.63%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.63%) Symantec
14 5 (1.36%) Adobe
14 5 (1.36%) Reuters