Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 260 303
Rank change year-on-year -34 +43 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 29 66 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.60% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.23% 4.26% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 16
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £49,759 £70,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.56% -29.42% -
10th Percentile £42,000 £40,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £62,275 £52,625 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% -

Cyber Essentials is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1299 1550 1472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.00% 14.04% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1029 1139
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,500 £23,625
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Shropshire - 16 £50,000 -
Birmingham -30 8 £53,500 +7.00%
Staffordshire - 3 £44,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 22 (75.86%) GDPR
2 20 (68.97%) CISSP
3 19 (65.52%) CISM
3 19 (65.52%) SC Cleared
3 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
4 18 (62.07%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (62.07%) Information Security
5 16 (55.17%) Internet
5 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (55.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 11 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (34.48%) IT Strategy
8 8 (27.59%) Data Privacy
9 7 (24.14%) Information Assurance
9 7 (24.14%) Project Management
10 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (20.69%) Legal
10 6 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
11 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (17.24%) Security Management
11 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
11 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
11 5 (17.24%) Business Continuity
11 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
12 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
12 4 (13.79%) Incident Management

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) DMZ
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
General
1 6 (20.69%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Support Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Information Security Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Network Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Network Security Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Security Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Security Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Security Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Support
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Information Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Information Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Cybersecurity
1 18 (62.07%) Information Security
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (34.48%) IT Strategy
5 8 (27.59%) Data Privacy
6 7 (24.14%) Information Assurance
6 7 (24.14%) Project Management
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
7 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (17.24%) Business Continuity
8 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
8 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
8 5 (17.24%) Security Management
8 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
9 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
10 3 (10.34%) Email Filtering
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) CISSP
2 19 (65.52%) CISM
2 19 (65.52%) SC Cleared
2 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
3 16 (55.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (75.86%) GDPR
2 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (10.34%) ISO 22301
4 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.45%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft