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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England / Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 20 31
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.25% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 1.22% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -18.51%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 44 82 170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 91.67% 72.57% 93.41%
Number of salaries quoted 33 67 132
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £80,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) IISP
2 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN

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 (66.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Managing Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Principal Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Healthcare Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Information Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) IISP
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) F5