Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 127 121
Rank change year-on-year -30 -6 +52
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 299 425 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.93% 2.36% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.65% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 226 327 346
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +1.85%

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 13752 16037 16367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.72% 89.03% 88.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11202 12575 13392
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,333 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -39 230 £50,000 - 14
East Midlands +31 71 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 131 (43.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (35.79%) CISSP
3 83 (27.76%) Management Information System
4 65 (21.74%) Data Protection
5 64 (21.40%) CISM
6 62 (20.74%) PCI DSS
7 61 (20.40%) Cybersecurity
7 61 (20.40%) ITIL
8 60 (20.07%) Risk Management
9 56 (18.73%) Firewall
10 54 (18.06%) Finance
10 54 (18.06%) GDPR
11 48 (16.05%) Security Management
12 47 (15.72%) Windows
13 45 (15.05%) Incident Management
14 44 (14.72%) Penetration Testing
14 44 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (14.38%) Degree
16 41 (13.71%) Information Security Management
17 40 (13.38%) ISMS
17 40 (13.38%) SIEM
18 36 (12.04%) Network Security
18 36 (12.04%) Project Management
19 35 (11.71%) Business Continuity
19 35 (11.71%) Data Centre
20 31 (10.37%) Microsoft
21 29 (9.70%) Cyber Essentials
22 28 (9.36%) VMware
23 27 (9.03%) Service Delivery
23 27 (9.03%) Service Management

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 5 (1.67%) Apache
1 5 (1.67%) IIS
1 5 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (2.68%) assyst
2 2 (0.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.68%) IaaS
2 10 (3.34%) Office 365
3 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.68%) PaaS
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.73%) Firewall
2 36 (12.04%) Network Security
3 20 (6.69%) Internet
4 18 (6.02%) SAN
5 16 (5.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (3.68%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.34%) DNS
7 10 (3.34%) LAN
7 10 (3.34%) VPN
8 9 (3.01%) DHCP
8 9 (3.01%) WAN
9 7 (2.34%) NAS
10 6 (2.01%) Unified Communications
10 6 (2.01%) VLAN
11 5 (1.67%) IMAP
11 5 (1.67%) S/MIME
11 5 (1.67%) SMTP
11 5 (1.67%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.34%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.01%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.01%) Looker
4 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.33%) GIS
7 1 (0.33%) MySQL
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) QlikView
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.34%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.33%) AppScan
4 1 (0.33%) GDB
4 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.33%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (18.06%) Finance
2 17 (5.69%) Legal
3 11 (3.68%) Retail
4 10 (3.34%) Marketing
5 6 (2.01%) Publishing
6 5 (1.67%) Back Office
6 5 (1.67%) Law
6 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.67%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (18.73%) Analyst
2 48 (16.05%) Security Manager
3 45 (15.05%) Security Analyst
4 35 (11.71%) Information Manager
4 35 (11.71%) Information Security Manager
5 32 (10.70%) Security Specialist
6 28 (9.36%) Information Analyst
7 27 (9.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 25 (8.36%) Security Officer
9 22 (7.36%) Architect
9 22 (7.36%) Consultant
9 22 (7.36%) Information Security Officer
10 21 (7.02%) Information Officer
10 21 (7.02%) Information Security Specialist
10 21 (7.02%) Information Specialist
11 18 (6.02%) Security Consultant
12 15 (5.02%) IT Manager
13 13 (4.35%) Data Protection Officer
13 13 (4.35%) Head of Security
14 12 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.67%) Web Services
2 4 (1.34%) .NET
2 4 (1.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.00%) Middleware
4 2 (0.67%) CSS
4 2 (0.67%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.33%) CGI
5 1 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.33%) OAuth
5 1 (0.33%) OpenID
5 1 (0.33%) RESTful
5 1 (0.33%) SOAP
5 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 83 (27.76%) Management Information System
2 35 (11.71%) Data Centre
3 23 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (7.36%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (4.68%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.68%) Cyber Attack
7 8 (2.68%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (2.01%) CMDB
8 6 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.01%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.67%) BYOD
9 5 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.67%) User Experience
10 4 (1.34%) Clustering
10 4 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.34%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.34%) iPad
10 4 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.00%) Handset
11 3 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.72%) Windows
2 26 (8.70%) Linux
3 19 (6.35%) Unix
4 17 (5.69%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.34%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.34%) CentOS
7 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Solaris
10 1 (0.33%) SUSE
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.74%) Data Protection
2 61 (20.40%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (20.40%) ITIL
3 60 (20.07%) Risk Management
4 48 (16.05%) Security Management
5 45 (15.05%) Incident Management
6 44 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (14.72%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (13.71%) Information Security Management
8 40 (13.38%) ISMS
8 40 (13.38%) SIEM
9 36 (12.04%) Project Management
10 35 (11.71%) Business Continuity
11 27 (9.03%) Service Delivery
11 27 (9.03%) Service Management
12 26 (8.70%) Security Operations
13 25 (8.36%) PRINCE2
13 25 (8.36%) TOGAF
13 25 (8.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 21 (7.02%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.02%) SQL
2 15 (5.02%) Python
3 6 (2.01%) Perl
3 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.67%) C
5 4 (1.34%) C#
5 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.34%) Ruby
6 3 (1.00%) Java
6 3 (1.00%) PHP
7 2 (0.67%) C++
7 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (35.79%) CISSP
2 64 (21.40%) CISM
3 43 (14.38%) Degree
4 25 (8.36%) CEH
4 25 (8.36%) Security Cleared
5 22 (7.36%) SC Cleared
6 20 (6.69%) CISA
7 13 (4.35%) ISEB
8 12 (4.01%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (4.01%) OSCP
8 12 (4.01%) Security+ Certification
9 11 (3.68%) GIAC
10 10 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (3.34%) SANS
11 9 (3.01%) CCNA
11 9 (3.01%) CRISC
11 9 (3.01%) GCIH
11 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (43.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (20.74%) PCI DSS
3 54 (18.06%) GDPR
4 29 (9.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.01%) GPG13
7 8 (2.68%) COBIT
8 7 (2.34%) NIST 800
9 6 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (1.67%) SLA
11 4 (1.34%) ISO 22301
11 4 (1.34%) ISO 9001
12 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.67%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.67%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.33%) FISMA
14 1 (0.33%) PMO
14 1 (0.33%) QA
14 1 (0.33%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.34%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.00%) Snort
7 3 (1.00%) vSphere
7 3 (1.00%) XenApp
8 2 (0.67%) Docker
9 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (3.34%) Nessus
2 9 (3.01%) QRadar
3 7 (2.34%) HP Fortify
4 5 (1.67%) SCCM
5 3 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.00%) Suricata
5 3 (1.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.67%) Nmap
7 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Snorby
7 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 31 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.36%) VMware
3 12 (4.01%) NetApp
4 11 (3.68%) Cisco
4 11 (3.68%) Citrix
5 10 (3.34%) IBM
6 8 (2.68%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.68%) HP
6 8 (2.68%) Veeam
7 7 (2.34%) Veracode
8 6 (2.01%) EMC
8 6 (2.01%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.67%) Symantec
10 4 (1.34%) BT
10 4 (1.34%) Cylance
10 4 (1.34%) Juniper
10 4 (1.34%) McAfee
10 4 (1.34%) Rapid7
11 3 (1.00%) NEC