Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 278 335
Rank change year-on-year +43 +57 -8
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 68 39 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.39% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.81% 2.90% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 36 26 8
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% -20.00% -2.48%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,875 £42,200
90th Percentile £58,750 £80,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -23.91%

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 1,413 1,347 1,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.11% 13.39% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1,051 1,199
West Midlands median annual salary £45,947 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +11.11%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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
Birmingham +21 54 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Warwickshire - 8 - - 1
Coventry 0 4 £45,000 -40.00%
Staffordshire +4 2 £50,000 -24.53% 3
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 51 (75.00%) ITIL
2 47 (69.12%) Data Centre
3 42 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (57.35%) Information Security
5 37 (54.41%) SIEM
6 36 (52.94%) PCI DSS
7 30 (44.12%) CISSP
8 28 (41.18%) CISM
8 28 (41.18%) ITIL V3
9 26 (38.24%) SC Cleared
9 26 (38.24%) Security Cleared
10 25 (36.76%) Network Security
11 24 (35.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 23 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (29.41%) WAN
13 20 (29.41%) Service Delivery
13 20 (29.41%) VMware
13 20 (29.41%) Security Management
14 19 (27.94%) CCNP
14 19 (27.94%) Data Protection
15 18 (26.47%) Cisco
15 18 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (25.00%) GDPR
17 16 (23.53%) Fortinet
17 16 (23.53%) Riverbed
17 16 (23.53%) SolarWinds
17 16 (23.53%) Infoblox
17 16 (23.53%) Performance Management
17 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
17 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.82%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) assyst
2 6 (8.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Zapier
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Network Security
2 20 (29.41%) WAN
3 18 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (23.53%) Cisco ISE
4 16 (23.53%) Wireless
5 6 (8.82%) DNS
5 6 (8.82%) Internet
5 6 (8.82%) LAN
5 6 (8.82%) MPLS
5 6 (8.82%) SSL
5 6 (8.82%) VPN
6 4 (5.88%) Firewall
6 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.94%) BGP
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (2.94%) IPsec
7 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.94%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) GitLab
General
1 6 (8.82%) Legal
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Security Manager
2 24 (35.29%) Compliance Manager
2 24 (35.29%) Security Compliance Manager
3 21 (30.88%) Information Manager
3 21 (30.88%) Information Security Manager
4 17 (25.00%) Architect
4 17 (25.00%) Security Architect
5 16 (23.53%) Network Architect
5 16 (23.53%) Network Security Architect
5 16 (23.53%) Presales Solution Architect
5 16 (23.53%) Security Solutions Architect
5 16 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (20.59%) Information Security Compliance Manager
7 7 (10.29%) Compliance Officer
7 7 (10.29%) Information Officer
7 7 (10.29%) Information Security Compliance Officer
7 7 (10.29%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (10.29%) Security Compliance Officer
7 7 (10.29%) Security Officer
8 6 (8.82%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) CSS
1 6 (8.82%) HTML
1 6 (8.82%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 47 (69.12%) Data Centre
2 16 (23.53%) FlexPod
3 15 (22.06%) Management Information System
4 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (8.82%) CESG
6 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
6 6 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (7.35%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.47%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
1 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (75.00%) ITIL
2 39 (57.35%) Information Security
3 37 (54.41%) SIEM
4 28 (41.18%) ITIL V3
5 20 (29.41%) Security Management
5 20 (29.41%) Service Delivery
6 19 (27.94%) Data Protection
7 16 (23.53%) Application Performance Management
7 16 (23.53%) Converged Infrastructure
7 16 (23.53%) DNA
7 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
7 16 (23.53%) Migration
7 16 (23.53%) Performance Management
7 16 (23.53%) Presales
7 16 (23.53%) Value Proposition
8 15 (22.06%) Data Security
9 13 (19.12%) Risk Management
10 11 (16.18%) Compliance Audit
10 11 (16.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (16.18%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) PHP
1 6 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) CISSP
2 28 (41.18%) CISM
3 26 (38.24%) SC Cleared
3 26 (38.24%) Security Cleared
4 23 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (27.94%) CCNP
6 16 (23.53%) CCDP
6 16 (23.53%) CCIE
7 14 (20.59%) CISA
8 11 (16.18%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (10.29%) Degree
10 6 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (7.35%) CCNA
12 4 (5.88%) CRISC
12 4 (5.88%) MCSE
12 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
14 1 (1.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (52.94%) PCI DSS
3 24 (35.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 17 (25.00%) GDPR
5 9 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (8.82%) QA
7 1 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (23.53%) VMware NSX
2 6 (8.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) CASB
1 16 (23.53%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) VMware
2 18 (26.47%) Cisco
3 16 (23.53%) Aruba
3 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 16 (23.53%) F5
3 16 (23.53%) Fortinet
3 16 (23.53%) HP
3 16 (23.53%) Infoblox
3 16 (23.53%) Juniper
3 16 (23.53%) McAfee
3 16 (23.53%) Meraki
3 16 (23.53%) Palo Alto
3 16 (23.53%) Riverbed
3 16 (23.53%) SolarWinds
3 16 (23.53%) Sophos
4 6 (8.82%) Zuora