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

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 150 108
Rank change year-on-year +56 -42 +19
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 411 320 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.01% 2.11% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 2.33% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 280 252 371
Midlands median annual salary £52,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 12,400 13,754 16,545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.81% 90.89% 90.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9,709 11,312 13,031
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 September 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 September 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 +42 299 £50,000 -4.76% 43
East Midlands +38 106 £57,500 +21.05% 17
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 218 (53.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (40.15%) CISSP
3 120 (29.20%) ITIL
4 111 (27.01%) PCI DSS
5 109 (26.52%) Risk Management
6 107 (26.03%) Management Information System
7 103 (25.06%) SIEM
8 100 (24.33%) CISM
9 85 (20.68%) GDPR
10 82 (19.95%) Data Centre
11 81 (19.71%) Cybersecurity
12 78 (18.98%) Data Protection
13 77 (18.73%) Firewall
14 63 (15.33%) Microsoft
15 60 (14.60%) Security Cleared
16 57 (13.87%) Internal Audit
17 56 (13.63%) Cyber Essentials
17 56 (13.63%) Service Delivery
17 56 (13.63%) CISA
18 55 (13.38%) Degree
19 52 (12.65%) Continuous Improvement
20 51 (12.41%) Finance
21 50 (12.17%) Security Operations
22 47 (11.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 43 (10.46%) CEH
23 43 (10.46%) IT Governance
24 41 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
25 40 (9.73%) ITIL V3
25 40 (9.73%) Service Management
25 40 (9.73%) Self-Motivation

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 12 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (0.73%) SAS
2 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.49%) CMS
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.24%) IIS
4 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.19%) assyst
2 7 (1.70%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle iSupplier
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.54%) IaaS
2 29 (7.06%) PaaS
3 28 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (4.62%) Office 365
5 15 (3.65%) SaaS
6 7 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.49%) GitHub
8 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.24%) Route 53
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (18.73%) Firewall
2 36 (8.76%) Network Security
3 30 (7.30%) VPN
4 24 (5.84%) WAN
5 23 (5.60%) LAN
6 17 (4.14%) WLAN
7 15 (3.65%) Internet
7 15 (3.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (3.65%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.41%) Wireless
9 13 (3.16%) DNS
10 10 (2.43%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.46%) MPLS
12 6 (1.46%) SMS
12 6 (1.46%) VoIP
13 4 (0.97%) HTTP
13 4 (0.97%) SAN
14 3 (0.73%) DHCP
14 3 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.73%) DB2
3 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.49%) SonarQube
1 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.24%) AppScan
2 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.24%) GDB
2 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.24%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 51 (12.41%) Finance
2 33 (8.03%) Retail
3 23 (5.60%) Legal
4 19 (4.62%) Publishing
5 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.46%) Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Law
7 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.73%) Marketing
7 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.49%) Games
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (20.19%) Security Manager
2 78 (18.98%) Analyst
3 67 (16.30%) Architect
4 59 (14.36%) Security Analyst
5 55 (13.38%) Information Manager
6 52 (12.65%) Information Security Manager
7 45 (10.95%) Security Architect
8 39 (9.49%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (8.27%) IT Manager
10 30 (7.30%) Information Security Architect
11 29 (7.06%) Information Analyst
11 29 (7.06%) Information Security Analyst
12 27 (6.57%) Compliance Manager
13 24 (5.84%) Security Officer
14 23 (5.60%) IT Analyst
14 23 (5.60%) Security Compliance Manager
15 22 (5.35%) Security Solutions Architect
16 21 (5.11%) Information Security Officer
17 20 (4.87%) Information Officer
17 20 (4.87%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.97%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.73%) Java EE
3 2 (0.49%) LDAP
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
4 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.24%) J2EE
4 1 (0.24%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 107 (26.03%) Management Information System
2 82 (19.95%) Data Centre
3 41 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (9.73%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (7.54%) Computer Science
6 28 (6.81%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (4.87%) CMDB
8 19 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 17 (4.14%) CESG
10 16 (3.89%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (2.68%) Freedom of Information
12 10 (2.43%) PKI
13 9 (2.19%) BYOD
14 7 (1.70%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (1.22%) Cyberattack
15 5 (1.22%) Mainframe
15 5 (1.22%) User Experience
15 5 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.87%) Linux
2 19 (4.62%) Windows
3 8 (1.95%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.49%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.49%) Unix
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (29.20%) ITIL
2 109 (26.52%) Risk Management
3 103 (25.06%) SIEM
4 81 (19.71%) Cybersecurity
5 78 (18.98%) Data Protection
6 57 (13.87%) Internal Audit
7 56 (13.63%) Service Delivery
8 52 (12.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 50 (12.17%) Security Operations
10 47 (11.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 43 (10.46%) IT Governance
12 40 (9.73%) ITIL V3
12 40 (9.73%) Service Management
13 38 (9.25%) Incident Management
14 37 (9.00%) Security Management
14 37 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
15 36 (8.76%) Presales
16 34 (8.27%) Penetration Testing
17 33 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
18 31 (7.54%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.46%) Java
3 3 (0.73%) C
3 3 (0.73%) Perl
3 3 (0.73%) Python
4 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.24%) C++
4 1 (0.24%) PHP
4 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.24%) Ruby
4 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (40.15%) CISSP
2 100 (24.33%) CISM
3 60 (14.60%) Security Cleared
4 56 (13.63%) CISA
5 55 (13.38%) Degree
6 43 (10.46%) CEH
7 36 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (7.79%) SC Cleared
9 30 (7.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (7.30%) ISEB
10 29 (7.06%) CompTIA Security+
11 26 (6.33%) CCNP
12 19 (4.62%) PMI Certification
12 19 (4.62%) PMP
13 17 (4.14%) CCDP
13 17 (4.14%) CRISC
14 14 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (3.16%) SANS
16 12 (2.92%) CISMP
17 11 (2.68%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (53.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (27.01%) PCI DSS
3 85 (20.68%) GDPR
4 56 (13.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 27 (6.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (4.87%) GPG13
7 15 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (3.65%) SLA
8 14 (3.41%) COBIT
8 14 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 12 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 9 (2.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (1.95%) QA
12 6 (1.46%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.97%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.49%) GCP
14 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.49%) IASME
14 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.46%) Firmware
4 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.97%) Nessus
1 4 (0.97%) SCCM
1 4 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.73%) RSA enVision
3 2 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.49%) Nmap
3 2 (0.49%) OpenVAS
3 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) CASB
4 1 (0.24%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.24%) Grafana
4 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.24%) Packer
4 1 (0.24%) QRadar
4 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.49%) CheckPoint
3 36 (8.76%) Cisco
4 28 (6.81%) VMware
5 24 (5.84%) Citrix
6 21 (5.11%) Forcepoint
7 20 (4.87%) Juniper
8 19 (4.62%) EMC
8 19 (4.62%) NetApp
9 18 (4.38%) Fortinet
10 16 (3.89%) Tufin
11 11 (2.68%) Symantec
12 10 (2.43%) Splunk
13 6 (1.46%) Capita
14 5 (1.22%) ArcSight
14 5 (1.22%) CyberArk
14 5 (1.22%) IBM
14 5 (1.22%) LogRhythm
14 5 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.97%) Adobe