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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 163 195
Rank change year-on-year +28 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 93 76 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.82% 1.23% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.39% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64 65 15
Median salary £43,750 £62,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.43% +24.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4501 5484 5003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.22% 88.62% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4255 4137
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +30 29 £30,000 -33.33%
Birmingham -26 22 £47,500 -26.92% 5
Worcestershire +12 16 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Coventry - 9 £51,250 - 2
Shropshire - 8 £69,000 - 2
Staffordshire +17 4 £62,500 +150.00%
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £82,500 -
Walsall - 1 £52,500 -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 58 (34.12%) Information Security
1 58 (34.12%) SIEM
2 50 (29.41%) CISSP
3 44 (25.88%) Management Information System
4 41 (24.12%) Security Operations
5 39 (22.94%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (22.35%) Firewall
7 37 (21.76%) Risk Management
8 36 (21.18%) Finance
8 36 (21.18%) CISM
9 35 (20.59%) Degree
10 33 (19.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 32 (18.82%) Information Assurance
12 30 (17.65%) PCI DSS
12 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 29 (17.06%) SC Cleared
14 28 (16.47%) Network Security
15 27 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (15.29%) Presales
16 26 (15.29%) Incident Management
16 26 (15.29%) ITIL
17 21 (12.35%) Vulnerability Management
17 21 (12.35%) Data Protection
18 20 (11.76%) Snort
18 20 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
19 18 (10.59%) GIAC
19 18 (10.59%) Windows
20 17 (10.00%) Service Delivery
20 17 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
20 17 (10.00%) Web Development

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 3 (1.76%) Apache
1 3 (1.76%) Documentum
2 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (22.35%) Firewall
2 28 (16.47%) Network Security
3 16 (9.41%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.06%) LAN
5 11 (6.47%) Internet
5 11 (6.47%) WAN
6 8 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (4.12%) Wireless
8 6 (3.53%) MPLS
8 6 (3.53%) VPN
9 5 (2.94%) BGP
9 5 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (2.94%) OSPF
9 5 (2.94%) VLAN
10 4 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.35%) FTP
10 4 (2.35%) SNMP
11 3 (1.76%) DNS
11 3 (1.76%) Intranet
11 3 (1.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.53%) Big Data
2 4 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.76%) MySQL
3 3 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.59%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (21.18%) Finance
2 4 (2.35%) Military
3 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Games
4 2 (1.18%) Law
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (21.76%) Analyst
2 25 (14.71%) Security Manager
3 23 (13.53%) SOC Analyst
4 18 (10.59%) Consultant
4 18 (10.59%) Security Analyst
5 16 (9.41%) Architect
5 16 (9.41%) Developer
5 16 (9.41%) Python Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Django Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Information Manager
6 15 (8.82%) Python Web Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Python/Django Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Web Developer
7 14 (8.24%) Information Security Manager
7 14 (8.24%) Security Consultant
8 12 (7.06%) Operations Analyst
8 12 (7.06%) Security Operations Analyst
9 9 (5.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.82%) Django
2 6 (3.53%) .NET
3 4 (2.35%) HTML
4 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.76%) Middleware
4 3 (1.76%) Web Services
5 2 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.59%) Node.js
6 1 (0.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.88%) Management Information System
2 27 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (7.06%) Cyber Attack
4 12 (7.06%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (7.06%) SCADA
5 10 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 9 (5.29%) Freedom of Information
7 8 (4.71%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.76%) PKI
10 2 (1.18%) Blog
10 2 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (1.18%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.59%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.59%) Windows
2 16 (9.41%) Linux
3 11 (6.47%) Unix
4 3 (1.76%) CentOS
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.59%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.12%) Information Security
1 58 (34.12%) SIEM
2 41 (24.12%) Security Operations
3 39 (22.94%) Penetration Testing
4 37 (21.76%) Risk Management
5 32 (18.82%) Information Assurance
6 26 (15.29%) Incident Management
6 26 (15.29%) ITIL
6 26 (15.29%) Presales
7 21 (12.35%) Data Protection
7 21 (12.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
9 17 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 17 (10.00%) Web Development
10 15 (8.82%) Business Continuity
10 15 (8.82%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 15 (8.82%) Security Architecture
10 15 (8.82%) Threat Intelligence
11 14 (8.24%) Protective Monitoring
11 14 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.41%) Python
2 6 (3.53%) Java
2 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.94%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.18%) C#
5 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (29.41%) CISSP
2 36 (21.18%) CISM
3 35 (20.59%) Degree
4 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 29 (17.06%) SC Cleared
6 18 (10.59%) GIAC
7 17 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (9.41%) CISA
8 16 (9.41%) CREST Certified
9 14 (8.24%) CEH
10 13 (7.65%) CCNA
11 12 (7.06%) CRISC
12 11 (6.47%) CCNP
12 11 (6.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 10 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (5.29%) GCIA
14 9 (5.29%) GCIH
15 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
15 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (4.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (4.71%) GDPR
5 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (2.35%) GPG13
7 3 (1.76%) COBIT
7 3 (1.76%) ISO 14001
7 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.76%) QA
7 3 (1.76%) RMADS
7 3 (1.76%) SLA
8 2 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.59%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 20 (11.76%) Snort
2 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) iptables
2 3 (1.76%) Postfix
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (8.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 15 (8.82%) QRadar
2 13 (7.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.76%) Nagios
3 3 (1.76%) Puppet
3 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (1.76%) SELinux
4 2 (1.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (8.82%) ArcSight
1 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.24%) Cisco
2 14 (8.24%) IBM
3 13 (7.65%) LogRhythm
4 10 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 9 (5.29%) Palo Alto
6 8 (4.71%) VMware
7 4 (2.35%) Splunk
8 3 (1.76%) Pega
8 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.18%) Dell
9 2 (1.18%) EMC
9 2 (1.18%) HP
9 2 (1.18%) NetApp
9 2 (1.18%) Qualys
10 1 (0.59%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.59%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.59%) Juniper
Birmingham
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 90000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
RCDTS
Salary: £52,250 - £57,750
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £39000 - £48500 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jewellery Quarter Bullion
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (up to 30%)
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £39000 - £48500 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jewellery Quarter Bullion
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (up to 30%)
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services
Salary: £65,500- £72,450
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
A&O IT Group
Posted: 11 days ago