Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 191 233
Rank change year-on-year -4 +42 -23
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 139 154 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.36% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.53% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 93 115 74
West Midlands median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £51,459
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +2.02% +28.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 8975 10081 9567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.89% 89.13% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7261 7878 7887
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Worcestershire +14 30 £70,000 +42.86% 5
Birmingham -40 29 £51,000 -21.54% 5
Shropshire - 28 £55,000 - 1
Warwickshire -23 17 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Coventry +17 14 £60,750 +27.89% 1
Halesowen - 9 £40,000 -
Staffordshire +9 4 £61,250 +55.06%
Walsall - 2 £38,750 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £62,500 -
Solihull -3 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £25,000 - 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 50 (35.97%) Security Cleared
2 44 (31.65%) SC Cleared
3 43 (30.94%) CISSP
3 43 (30.94%) Information Security
4 40 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (23.02%) CISM
6 28 (20.14%) Management Information System
6 28 (20.14%) Information Assurance
7 27 (19.42%) SIEM
8 24 (17.27%) ITIL
8 24 (17.27%) Network Security
8 24 (17.27%) GDPR
9 23 (16.55%) CESG Certified Professional
9 23 (16.55%) Firewall
10 22 (15.83%) Security Operations
11 20 (14.39%) Cyber Essentials
11 20 (14.39%) Risk Management
11 20 (14.39%) Internet
11 20 (14.39%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (13.67%) Incident Management
12 19 (13.67%) Data Protection
13 18 (12.95%) DV Cleared
13 18 (12.95%) IT Strategy
13 18 (12.95%) Security Monitoring
14 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (12.23%) PCI DSS
14 17 (12.23%) Service Delivery
15 16 (11.51%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 14 (10.07%) Cloud Computing

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 (4.32%) Documentum
2 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.07%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.27%) Network Security
2 23 (16.55%) Firewall
3 20 (14.39%) Internet
4 8 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.32%) MPLS
6 5 (3.60%) BGP
6 5 (3.60%) OSPF
7 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.16%) DMZ
7 3 (2.16%) LAN
7 3 (2.16%) SAN
7 3 (2.16%) WAN
8 2 (1.44%) SSH
8 2 (1.44%) VoIP
8 2 (1.44%) Wireless
8 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.72%) DHCP
9 1 (0.72%) FTP
9 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
2 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.72%) GDB
2 1 (0.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.72%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.91%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Games
3 6 (4.32%) Legal
4 3 (2.16%) Law
5 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.72%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (27.34%) Analyst
2 26 (18.71%) Architect
3 23 (16.55%) Security Analyst
4 16 (11.51%) Consultant
4 16 (11.51%) Security Architect
4 16 (11.51%) Security Consultant
5 15 (10.79%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (10.07%) Security Solutions Architect
7 12 (8.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 12 (8.63%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Chief Technology Officer
9 8 (5.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Security Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Information Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Security Specialist
10 7 (5.04%) Senior Architect
10 7 (5.04%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) Middleware
2 5 (3.60%) .NET
2 5 (3.60%) Django
3 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) OAuth
4 1 (0.72%) OpenID
4 1 (0.72%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.14%) Management Information System
2 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.76%) BBC
3 8 (5.76%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.76%) Freedom of Information
3 8 (5.76%) Mobile Games
3 8 (5.76%) Online Gambling
4 4 (2.88%) SCADA
4 4 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Cybercrime
5 3 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.72%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.32%) Windows
2 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.44%) Linux
4 1 (0.72%) CentOS
4 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.94%) Information Security
2 40 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.14%) Information Assurance
4 27 (19.42%) SIEM
5 24 (17.27%) ITIL
6 22 (15.83%) Security Operations
7 20 (14.39%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (14.39%) Risk Management
8 19 (13.67%) Data Protection
8 19 (13.67%) Incident Management
9 18 (12.95%) IT Strategy
9 18 (12.95%) Security Monitoring
10 17 (12.23%) Service Delivery
11 16 (11.51%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (8.63%) Project Management
13 11 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
14 10 (7.19%) Digital Forensics
14 10 (7.19%) Security Architecture
14 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) Python
2 5 (3.60%) C
2 5 (3.60%) SQL
3 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.72%) C#
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (35.97%) Security Cleared
2 44 (31.65%) SC Cleared
3 43 (30.94%) CISSP
4 32 (23.02%) CISM
5 23 (16.55%) CESG Certified Professional
6 18 (12.95%) DV Cleared
7 11 (7.91%) Degree
8 7 (5.04%) CEH
9 5 (3.60%) CISA
9 5 (3.60%) CRISC
10 4 (2.88%) CCSA
10 4 (2.88%) GIAC
11 3 (2.16%) CCNA
11 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.16%) GCIH
11 3 (2.16%) GSEC
11 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.44%) CREST Certified
12 2 (1.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (1.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.27%) GDPR
2 20 (14.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 17 (12.23%) PCI DSS
4 15 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (5.04%) NIST 800
6 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.44%) COBIT
8 2 (1.44%) ISO 14001
8 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.72%) GPG13
9 1 (0.72%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.04%) Snort
2 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) iptables
3 1 (0.72%) Postfix
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) QRadar
2 7 (5.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.72%) Nagios
4 1 (0.72%) Nmap
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.72%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (5.76%) IBM
2 6 (4.32%) Cisco
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.32%) Pega
3 5 (3.60%) ArcSight
3 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.88%) LogRhythm
4 4 (2.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.16%) Dell
5 3 (2.16%) EMC
5 3 (2.16%) HP
5 3 (2.16%) NetApp
5 3 (2.16%) Splunk
5 3 (2.16%) Sun
6 2 (1.44%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.72%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.72%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.72%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.72%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat