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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 156 182
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 75 94 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.52% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.73% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 54 84 27
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £37,800
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £64,250 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.39% +15.00%  

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 4292 5449 4295
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.00% 88.26% 83.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3504 4384 3593
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +53 29 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Coventry +38 16 £55,000 - 1
Birmingham -46 14 £77,500 +29.16% 5
Worcestershire 0 8 £50,000 +100.00% 1
Staffordshire +13 2 - -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 74 (45.68%) SIEM
2 61 (37.65%) Information Security
3 54 (33.33%) Firewall
4 52 (32.10%) CISSP
5 44 (27.16%) Penetration Testing
6 41 (25.31%) Presales
7 32 (19.75%) Degree
8 31 (19.14%) Security Cleared
8 31 (19.14%) CISM
9 30 (18.52%) Network Security
10 29 (17.90%) Management Information System
10 29 (17.90%) Finance
11 28 (17.28%) Security Operations
12 27 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
12 27 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 26 (16.05%) SC Cleared
13 26 (16.05%) Windows
14 25 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
15 24 (14.81%) CREST Certified
16 23 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
17 22 (13.58%) Linux
17 22 (13.58%) PCI DSS
18 21 (12.96%) Risk Management
19 20 (12.35%) ITIL
20 19 (11.73%) Cisco
20 19 (11.73%) Reverse Engineering
20 19 (11.73%) GPG13
20 19 (11.73%) Cyber Essentials
21 18 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System

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 1 (0.62%) Apache
1 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.62%) IIS
1 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (33.33%) Firewall
2 30 (18.52%) Network Security
3 17 (10.49%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.88%) VPN
5 12 (7.41%) DNS
6 11 (6.79%) LAN
6 11 (6.79%) WAN
7 9 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (4.94%) FTP
8 8 (4.94%) HTTP
8 8 (4.94%) SNMP
9 6 (3.70%) DHCP
9 6 (3.70%) ICMP
9 6 (3.70%) IPv4
9 6 (3.70%) IPv6
9 6 (3.70%) POP3
9 6 (3.70%) SMTP
9 6 (3.70%) SSL
10 5 (3.09%) HTTPS
10 5 (3.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.94%) Big Data
2 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 2 (1.23%) Banking
2 2 (1.23%) Local Government
2 2 (1.23%) Military
3 1 (0.62%) Games
3 1 (0.62%) Marketing
3 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (23.46%) Analyst
2 34 (20.99%) Security Manager
3 33 (20.37%) Consultant
4 28 (17.28%) SOC Analyst
5 18 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 16 (9.88%) Security Analyst
6 16 (9.88%) SIEM Consultant
7 15 (9.26%) Information Manager
7 15 (9.26%) Information Security Manager
8 13 (8.02%) Senior Manager
9 12 (7.41%) Security Specialist
10 11 (6.79%) Architect
11 10 (6.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 9 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 9 (5.56%) Senior Security Specialist
13 8 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 8 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 8 (4.94%) Operations Analyst
13 8 (4.94%) Security Architect
14 6 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) CSS
1 2 (1.23%) Django
1 2 (1.23%) HTML
2 1 (0.62%) Node.js
2 1 (0.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.90%) Management Information System
2 25 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (6.79%) SCADA
6 10 (6.17%) Cyber Attack
7 8 (4.94%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
8 7 (4.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (4.32%) PKI
9 6 (3.70%) NHS
10 2 (1.23%) Blog
11 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.62%) CESG
11 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.62%) Robotics
11 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.05%) Windows
2 22 (13.58%) Linux
3 16 (9.88%) Unix
4 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) CentOS
5 1 (0.62%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (45.68%) SIEM
2 61 (37.65%) Information Security
3 44 (27.16%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (25.31%) Presales
5 28 (17.28%) Security Operations
6 27 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
7 24 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 21 (12.96%) Risk Management
9 20 (12.35%) ITIL
10 19 (11.73%) Reverse Engineering
11 17 (10.49%) Information Assurance
12 15 (9.26%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (9.26%) Identity Access Management
12 15 (9.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 15 (9.26%) Protective Monitoring
13 13 (8.02%) Data Privacy
13 13 (8.02%) Mentoring
14 12 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
15 11 (6.79%) Security Management
16 10 (6.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.85%) Java
1 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
1 3 (1.85%) Python
1 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.23%) Perl
3 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (32.10%) CISSP
2 32 (19.75%) Degree
3 31 (19.14%) CISM
3 31 (19.14%) Security Cleared
4 26 (16.05%) SC Cleared
5 24 (14.81%) CREST Certified
6 23 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (10.49%) GIAC
8 16 (9.88%) CCNP
9 14 (8.64%) CISA
9 14 (8.64%) GCIA
9 14 (8.64%) GCIH
9 14 (8.64%) SANS
10 13 (8.02%) CEH
10 13 (8.02%) DV Cleared
11 11 (6.79%) CCNA
12 9 (5.56%) CLAS
13 6 (3.70%) CHECK Team Member
13 6 (3.70%) GREM
14 5 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (13.58%) PCI DSS
3 19 (11.73%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (11.73%) GPG13
4 6 (3.70%) SLA
5 5 (3.09%) QA
5 5 (3.09%) RMADS
6 1 (0.62%) COBIT
6 1 (0.62%) GDPR
6 1 (0.62%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.62%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) Snort
2 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.62%) iptables
2 1 (0.62%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 17 (10.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (9.88%) QRadar
4 2 (1.23%) Nessus
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.62%) Nagios
5 1 (0.62%) Puppet
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.62%) SELinux
Vendors
1 19 (11.73%) Cisco
2 15 (9.26%) IBM
3 13 (8.02%) LogRhythm
4 12 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 11 (6.79%) ArcSight
5 11 (6.79%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.09%) VMware
8 4 (2.47%) Splunk
9 3 (1.85%) Qualys
10 2 (1.23%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.62%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.62%) Clearswift
11 1 (0.62%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.62%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle
11 1 (0.62%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.62%) Symantec
11 1 (0.62%) Tripwire
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Computer Network Defence Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension, training/certification
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary + company benefits + training + bonus + expenses
Posted: 25 days ago