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

Cyber Essentials
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 288 312
Rank change year-on-year +64 +24 -10
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 74 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.03% 3.26% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 59 32 8
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -29.08%
10th Percentile £31,250 £43,500 £42,475
90th Percentile £58,750 £71,625 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -18.52%

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 1,471 1,287 1,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.06% 12.99% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 903 987 1,162
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +32 48 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Staffordshire +22 10 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Warwickshire - 8 - - 1
Coventry +8 4 £45,000 -40.00%
Solihull - 2 £34,250 -
Worcestershire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 57 (77.03%) Information Security
2 56 (75.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (67.57%) PCI DSS
4 44 (59.46%) ITIL
5 39 (52.70%) CISSP
6 38 (51.35%) Data Centre
7 35 (47.30%) CISM
8 34 (45.95%) SIEM
9 28 (37.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
11 26 (35.14%) SC Cleared
12 25 (33.78%) Data Security
12 25 (33.78%) Risk Management
12 25 (33.78%) Management Information System
12 25 (33.78%) GDPR
13 23 (31.08%) Service Delivery
14 22 (29.73%) Data Protection
15 20 (27.03%) CISA
16 17 (22.97%) ITIL V3
16 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (20.27%) Security Management
17 15 (20.27%) Firewall
18 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (17.57%) ITIL Certification
19 13 (17.57%) VMware
20 12 (16.22%) Cryptography
20 12 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 12 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
20 12 (16.22%) Cisco
21 11 (14.86%) WAN

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 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (12.16%) assyst
2 7 (9.46%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.76%) IaaS
2 5 (6.76%) PaaS
2 5 (6.76%) SaaS
3 3 (4.05%) Office 365
4 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) Firewall
2 11 (14.86%) WAN
3 9 (12.16%) Network Security
3 9 (12.16%) VPN
4 8 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (9.46%) LAN
6 6 (8.11%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (8.11%) Wireless
7 5 (6.76%) Internet
8 4 (5.41%) MPLS
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.70%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (8.11%) Legal
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 29 (39.19%) Information Manager
2 29 (39.19%) Information Security Manager
3 24 (32.43%) Compliance Manager
3 24 (32.43%) Security Compliance Manager
4 16 (21.62%) Information Security Compliance Manager
5 9 (12.16%) Compliance Officer
5 9 (12.16%) Information Officer
5 9 (12.16%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 9 (12.16%) Information Security Officer
5 9 (12.16%) Security Compliance Officer
5 9 (12.16%) Security Officer
6 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Architect
6 7 (9.46%) Security Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Network Security Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Presales Solution Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Security Solutions Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 38 (51.35%) Data Centre
2 25 (33.78%) Management Information System
3 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (14.86%) CESG
5 9 (12.16%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (9.46%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (9.46%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (6.76%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (6.76%) FlexPod
8 4 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (5.41%) Virtual Team
9 2 (2.70%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
1 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
2 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (77.03%) Information Security
2 44 (59.46%) ITIL
3 34 (45.95%) SIEM
4 25 (33.78%) Data Security
4 25 (33.78%) Risk Management
5 23 (31.08%) Service Delivery
6 22 (29.73%) Data Protection
7 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (22.97%) ITIL V3
8 15 (20.27%) Security Management
9 12 (16.22%) Cryptography
10 11 (14.86%) Incident Management
10 11 (14.86%) Problem Management
11 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement Process
11 10 (13.51%) Internal Audit
11 10 (13.51%) IT Audit
11 10 (13.51%) IT Governance
11 10 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (13.51%) Security Architecture
12 9 (12.16%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
1 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (52.70%) CISSP
2 35 (47.30%) CISM
3 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
4 26 (35.14%) SC Cleared
5 20 (27.03%) CISA
6 13 (17.57%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (8.11%) CCDP
8 6 (8.11%) CCIE
8 6 (8.11%) CCNA
8 6 (8.11%) CCNP
8 6 (8.11%) MCSE
8 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.41%) CRISC
10 3 (4.05%) Degree
11 1 (1.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (75.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (67.57%) PCI DSS
3 28 (37.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 25 (33.78%) GDPR
5 12 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (9.46%) QA
8 4 (5.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (5.41%) ISO 31000
9 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (1.35%) IASME
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.11%) VMware NSX
3 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.41%) Firmware
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) CASB
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.70%) Nessus
2 2 (2.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) VMware
2 12 (16.22%) Cisco
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.11%) Aruba
4 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
4 6 (8.11%) F5
4 6 (8.11%) Fortinet
4 6 (8.11%) Infoblox
4 6 (8.11%) Juniper
4 6 (8.11%) Meraki
4 6 (8.11%) Palo Alto
4 6 (8.11%) Riverbed
4 6 (8.11%) SolarWinds
4 6 (8.11%) Sophos
5 5 (6.76%) HP
5 5 (6.76%) McAfee
6 2 (2.70%) Alteryx
6 2 (2.70%) Cognos
6 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.70%) Tableau