Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 178 195
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 +42
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 129 166 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.67% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.83% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 96 107 132
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% -16.67% +15.43%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,125 £81,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%

Cybersecurity 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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,876 9,083 10,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.27% 91.30% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,027 7,470 8,462
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,025
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Birmingham +10 38 £60,000 +12.15% 21
Herefordshire - 25 £55,000 - 1
Warwickshire +19 22 £61,250 +104.17% 7
Worcestershire -4 18 £45,000 -28.00% 10
Staffordshire +20 7 £32,500 -48.00% 8
Coventry -2 6 £45,000 -25.93% 2
Solihull +3 3 £75,000 -9.09% 2
Halesowen +23 2 £40,000 - 2
Wolverhampton +2 2 £31,500 -49.60% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 55 (42.64%) Information Security
2 47 (36.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (31.01%) CISSP
4 37 (28.68%) Windows
5 32 (24.81%) Linux
5 32 (24.81%) SIEM
5 32 (24.81%) GDPR
6 27 (20.93%) ITIL
6 27 (20.93%) Risk Management
7 25 (19.38%) Degree
8 24 (18.60%) PCI DSS
9 21 (16.28%) Finance
9 21 (16.28%) CISM
10 20 (15.50%) Data Protection
11 18 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (13.18%) Firewall
12 17 (13.18%) Threat Intelligence
12 17 (13.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 15 (11.63%) Management Information System
13 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.85%) C
14 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
14 14 (10.85%) Data Privacy
14 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
15 13 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
15 13 (10.08%) OWASP

Cybersecurity
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 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.88%) Apache
3 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.20%) Office 365
2 8 (6.20%) SaaS
3 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.65%) IaaS
5 5 (3.88%) PaaS
6 4 (3.10%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.18%) Firewall
2 13 (10.08%) Network Security
2 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.98%) RS-485
3 9 (6.98%) SNMP
4 7 (5.43%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (5.43%) DNS
4 7 (5.43%) Internet
5 6 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (3.88%) LAN
6 5 (3.88%) WAN
7 4 (3.10%) MPLS
8 3 (2.33%) SMS
9 2 (1.55%) DHCP
9 2 (1.55%) VoIP
10 1 (0.78%) FTP
10 1 (0.78%) SSH
10 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) Big Data
1 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.88%) MySQL
1 5 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) CMake
3 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.78%) Selenium
3 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (16.28%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.30%) Legal
4 6 (4.65%) Retail
5 5 (3.88%) Marketing
6 3 (2.33%) Automotive
6 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (13.95%) Security Manager
2 17 (13.18%) Analyst
3 15 (11.63%) Security Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Architect
5 13 (10.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 10 (7.75%) Security Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Security Specialist
7 9 (6.98%) Information Manager
8 8 (6.20%) IT Manager
8 8 (6.20%) IT Security Manager
9 7 (5.43%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (5.43%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.43%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Compliance Manager
10 6 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 6 (4.65%) Developer
10 6 (4.65%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) CSS
1 9 (6.98%) HTML
1 9 (6.98%) Node.js
2 4 (3.10%) .NET
2 4 (3.10%) LAMP
2 4 (3.10%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) Django
4 1 (0.78%) Qt
4 1 (0.78%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.53%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (6.98%) CPLD
4 9 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (6.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (6.98%) Verilog
4 9 (6.98%) VHDL
5 6 (4.65%) PKI
6 5 (3.88%) BYOD
6 5 (3.88%) CESG
7 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.10%) Cyberattack
7 4 (3.10%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.33%) Infotainment
8 3 (2.33%) NHS
8 3 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.68%) Windows
2 32 (24.81%) Linux
3 10 (7.75%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.88%) CentOS
6 4 (3.10%) Unix
6 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.64%) Information Security
2 32 (24.81%) SIEM
3 27 (20.93%) ITIL
3 27 (20.93%) Risk Management
4 20 (15.50%) Data Protection
5 17 (13.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 17 (13.18%) Threat Intelligence
6 14 (10.85%) Data Privacy
6 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (10.08%) OWASP
7 13 (10.08%) Security Testing
7 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (8.53%) Change Control
10 10 (7.75%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (6.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 8 (6.20%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.85%) C
2 11 (8.53%) C#
3 9 (6.98%) Embedded C
3 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.65%) C++
4 6 (4.65%) Python
4 6 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.10%) Java
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.78%) SQL
6 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (31.01%) CISSP
2 25 (19.38%) Degree
3 21 (16.28%) CISM
4 13 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (9.30%) CEH
5 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.75%) CISA
7 8 (6.20%) ISEB
8 7 (5.43%) CISMP
8 7 (5.43%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (5.43%) CREST Certified
8 7 (5.43%) CRISC
8 7 (5.43%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.43%) GIAC
9 6 (4.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (4.65%) MCSE
9 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.88%) CCNA
10 5 (3.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (36.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (24.81%) GDPR
3 24 (18.60%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (3.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (3.10%) COBIT
7 3 (2.33%) IASME
7 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.55%) PMO
8 2 (1.55%) SLA
8 2 (1.55%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 1 (0.78%) GPG13
9 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) iptables
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (3.10%) Snort
3 4 (3.10%) Squid
3 4 (3.10%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Docker
5 1 (0.78%) Postfix
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) Nagios
1 5 (3.88%) OpenVAS
1 5 (3.88%) SELinux
1 5 (3.88%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (1.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.30%) VMware
3 9 (6.98%) ArcSight
3 9 (6.98%) Cisco
4 8 (6.20%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.88%) Lancope
6 4 (3.10%) AlienVault
6 4 (3.10%) Fortinet
6 4 (3.10%) Google
6 4 (3.10%) Kaspersky
6 4 (3.10%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.55%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.55%) Dell
7 2 (1.55%) EMC
7 2 (1.55%) QNX
7 2 (1.55%) Veeam
8 1 (0.78%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) Tableau
8 1 (0.78%) Twitter