Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 207 171
Rank change year-on-year +92 -36 +59
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 195 121 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.40% 1.21% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.33% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 161 78 124
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £54,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.05% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £83,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +4.35%

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 7,395 9,117 10,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.23% 91.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5,601 7,330 7,951
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +36 56 £45,000 -15.89% 20
Coventry +34 38 £20,000 -67.48% 4
Herefordshire - 28 £50,000 - 1
Warwickshire +44 21 £57,500 +35.29% 11
Worcestershire -7 19 £37,500 -51.61% 9
Solihull +14 10 £45,000 - 3
Shropshire -13 7 £26,500 -51.82% 2
Staffordshire +25 6 £32,500 -45.83% 6
Halesowen +38 2 £40,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +16 1 £26,500 -57.60% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 61 (31.28%) Degree
2 54 (27.69%) SIEM
3 49 (25.13%) Information Security
4 43 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (21.54%) Telecoms
6 41 (21.03%) Project Management
6 41 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 40 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 40 (20.51%) C
7 40 (20.51%) Big Data
8 38 (19.49%) Internet
9 36 (18.46%) Automotive
10 35 (17.95%) Artificial Intelligence
10 35 (17.95%) Analytics
10 35 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (17.44%) Windows
12 33 (16.92%) Retail
13 32 (16.41%) Line Management
14 31 (15.90%) Data Analysis
14 31 (15.90%) CISSP
15 30 (15.38%) Data Analytics
16 29 (14.87%) Linux
16 29 (14.87%) Mathematics
17 28 (14.36%) Internet of Things
17 28 (14.36%) Data Visualisation
17 28 (14.36%) Visualisation
18 26 (13.33%) Firewall
19 24 (12.31%) Microsoft
19 24 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (12.31%) GDPR

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 8 (4.10%) Apache
2 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.62%) Office 365
4 6 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.56%) IaaS
5 5 (2.56%) PaaS
5 5 (2.56%) SaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.49%) Internet
2 26 (13.33%) Firewall
3 21 (10.77%) Network Security
4 14 (7.18%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (4.10%) RS-485
6 8 (4.10%) SNMP
7 4 (2.05%) LAN
7 4 (2.05%) WAN
8 3 (1.54%) Sourcefire
8 3 (1.54%) Wireless
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.03%) DNS
9 2 (1.03%) MPLS
9 2 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.03%) VLAN
9 2 (1.03%) VoIP
10 1 (0.51%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.51%) Big Data
2 6 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) JMeter
1 6 (3.08%) Selenium
1 6 (3.08%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.05%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (21.54%) Telecoms
2 36 (18.46%) Automotive
3 33 (16.92%) Retail
4 16 (8.21%) Finance
5 13 (6.67%) Legal
6 7 (3.59%) Law
7 4 (2.05%) Marketing
8 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) Military
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (20.51%) Analyst
2 20 (10.26%) Consultant
3 19 (9.74%) Security Analyst
3 19 (9.74%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.72%) Architect
5 13 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 13 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 13 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
6 12 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 12 (6.15%) Security Consultant
7 11 (5.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Solutions Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Trainee
9 7 (3.59%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 7 (3.59%) Graduate
9 7 (3.59%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) CSS
1 8 (4.10%) HTML
1 8 (4.10%) Node.js
2 6 (3.08%) Kafka
2 6 (3.08%) SOAP
2 6 (3.08%) Web Services
3 4 (2.05%) REST
4 3 (1.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.51%) Django
5 1 (0.51%) LAMP
5 1 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (14.36%) Internet of Things
3 12 (6.15%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.64%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (4.10%) CPLD
7 8 (4.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (4.10%) Verilog
7 8 (4.10%) VHDL
8 7 (3.59%) PKI
9 6 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (2.05%) Cyberattack
12 3 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.54%) Infotainment
12 3 (1.54%) NHS
12 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
13 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.44%) Windows
2 29 (14.87%) Linux
3 10 (5.13%) Unix
4 8 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.03%) CentOS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.69%) SIEM
2 49 (25.13%) Information Security
3 41 (21.03%) Project Management
4 40 (20.51%) Software Engineering
5 35 (17.95%) Analytics
5 35 (17.95%) Artificial Intelligence
5 35 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (16.41%) Line Management
7 31 (15.90%) Data Analysis
8 30 (15.38%) Data Analytics
9 29 (14.87%) Mathematics
10 28 (14.36%) Data Visualisation
10 28 (14.36%) Visualisation
11 21 (10.77%) ITIL
12 18 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (9.23%) Risk Management
13 17 (8.72%) Security Operations
14 16 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (7.18%) Presales
16 13 (6.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.51%) C
2 10 (5.13%) C#
3 9 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.10%) Embedded C
5 7 (3.59%) Python
6 5 (2.56%) C++
6 5 (2.56%) Java
7 4 (2.05%) SQL
8 3 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (31.28%) Degree
2 31 (15.90%) CISSP
3 23 (11.79%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.69%) CREST Certified
4 15 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.67%) CISM
6 11 (5.64%) CISA
7 10 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.62%) CCNA
8 9 (4.62%) CISMP
9 8 (4.10%) GIAC
10 7 (3.59%) SANS
11 6 (3.08%) CCNP
11 6 (3.08%) CEH
12 5 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (2.56%) GCIA
12 5 (2.56%) GCIH
12 5 (2.56%) GREM
12 5 (2.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (12.31%) GDPR
3 21 (10.77%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (3.08%) QA
5 3 (1.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.54%) SLA
5 3 (1.54%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 2 (1.03%) IASME
6 2 (1.03%) PMO
7 1 (0.51%) COBIT
7 1 (0.51%) COSO
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.51%) GPG13
7 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.51%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.56%) Snort
3 3 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.03%) iptables
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.03%) XenApp
4 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) Docker
5 1 (0.51%) Postfix
5 1 (0.51%) Squid
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) OpenVAS
2 3 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.03%) EnCase
3 2 (1.03%) FTK
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.03%) Nagios
3 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.03%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.03%) SCSM
3 2 (1.03%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.03%) SELinux
4 1 (0.51%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) QRadar
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.15%) Cisco
3 11 (5.64%) VMware
4 9 (4.62%) Google
4 9 (4.62%) LogRhythm
5 7 (3.59%) Fortinet
6 6 (3.08%) Blue Coat
6 6 (3.08%) McAfee
6 6 (3.08%) Palo Alto
7 5 (2.56%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.05%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.03%) Citrix
9 2 (1.03%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.03%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.03%) Nuix
9 2 (1.03%) QNX
9 2 (1.03%) Veeam
10 1 (0.51%) Siemens