Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 160 205
Rank change year-on-year -25 +45 +60
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 129 170 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.73% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.92% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 89 117 153
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +33.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,000 £81,250 £79,500
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 8,551 8,872 11,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.79% 90.36% 89.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 7,292 8,739
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Warwickshire -7 40 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Birmingham -16 32 £65,000 +22.64% 6
Worcestershire +21 21 £50,000 - 11
Coventry -26 10 £45,000 -12.20% 3
Herefordshire - 10 £54,000 -
Staffordshire -3 3 £31,000 -50.40% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £23,000 - 1
Solihull +6 1 £67,500 -18.18%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 50 (38.76%) Information Security
2 40 (31.01%) CISSP
3 39 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (26.36%) Risk Management
5 33 (25.58%) Linux
6 31 (24.03%) Windows
7 30 (23.26%) Finance
8 28 (21.71%) GDPR
9 27 (20.93%) ITIL
10 25 (19.38%) CISM
10 25 (19.38%) Data Protection
11 24 (18.60%) Degree
11 24 (18.60%) Network Security
12 22 (17.05%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (16.28%) PCI DSS
13 21 (16.28%) Management Information System
14 20 (15.50%) Security Testing
14 20 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (14.73%) SIEM
16 17 (13.18%) SDLC
17 16 (12.40%) Threat Intelligence
18 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (11.63%) Firewall
19 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
20 13 (10.08%) ArcSight
21 12 (9.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 12 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
21 12 (9.30%) Information Assurance
21 12 (9.30%) C

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 5 (3.88%) Apache
2 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.33%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.33%) Office 365
3 3 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.60%) Network Security
2 15 (11.63%) Firewall
3 11 (8.53%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (4.65%) DNS
4 6 (4.65%) MPLS
5 5 (3.88%) Internet
5 5 (3.88%) LAN
6 4 (3.10%) WAN
7 3 (2.33%) DHCP
7 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.33%) SMS
8 2 (1.55%) BGP
8 2 (1.55%) FTP
8 2 (1.55%) OSPF
8 2 (1.55%) RFID
8 2 (1.55%) SAN
8 2 (1.55%) SNMP
8 2 (1.55%) SSH
9 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) MySQL
1 5 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) CMake
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) Selenium
2 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (23.26%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Automotive
2 10 (7.75%) Legal
3 4 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (18.60%) Security Manager
2 17 (13.18%) Architect
3 15 (11.63%) Security Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Information Manager
5 12 (9.30%) Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) IT Manager
6 11 (8.53%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 11 (8.53%) Information Security Manager
6 11 (8.53%) IT Security Manager
6 11 (8.53%) Security Architect
7 9 (6.98%) Security Analyst
8 8 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.43%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 7 (5.43%) Governance Manager
9 7 (5.43%) Risk Manager
9 7 (5.43%) Security Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.43%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.65%) Information Risk Manager
10 6 (4.65%) Information Security Risk Manager
10 6 (4.65%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) Google Maps API
2 3 (2.33%) CSS
2 3 (2.33%) Django
2 3 (2.33%) HTML
2 3 (2.33%) LAMP
2 3 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (2.33%) Node.js
3 2 (1.55%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.55%) D3.js
3 2 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.55%) React
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) Qt
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.75%) Infotainment
4 8 (6.20%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.88%) BYOD
5 5 (3.88%) CESG
6 4 (3.10%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (2.33%) Cyberattack
7 3 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.55%) Blog
8 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.78%) CPLD
9 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.78%) Life Science
9 1 (0.78%) SCADA
9 1 (0.78%) Verilog
9 1 (0.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.58%) Linux
2 31 (24.03%) Windows
3 8 (6.20%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.88%) CentOS
6 4 (3.10%) Android
6 4 (3.10%) Unix
7 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.76%) Information Security
2 34 (26.36%) Risk Management
3 27 (20.93%) ITIL
4 25 (19.38%) Data Protection
5 22 (17.05%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (15.50%) Security Testing
7 19 (14.73%) SIEM
8 17 (13.18%) SDLC
9 16 (12.40%) Threat Intelligence
10 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 12 (9.30%) Information Assurance
11 12 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (8.53%) Change Control
12 11 (8.53%) OWASP
12 11 (8.53%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (8.53%) Security Management
12 11 (8.53%) Security Operations
13 10 (7.75%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.30%) C
2 8 (6.20%) C++
3 6 (4.65%) Python
4 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.10%) Apple Swift
5 4 (3.10%) Java
5 4 (3.10%) Java 9
5 4 (3.10%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.55%) C#
7 2 (1.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 40 (31.01%) CISSP
2 25 (19.38%) CISM
3 24 (18.60%) Degree
4 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.53%) CEH
5 11 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (8.53%) ISEB
6 10 (7.75%) CRISC
7 8 (6.20%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (6.20%) CISA
7 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.43%) SANS
9 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.65%) OSCP
10 5 (3.88%) CCNA
10 5 (3.88%) CCSP
10 5 (3.88%) RHCE
11 4 (3.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (3.10%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (3.10%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (21.71%) GDPR
3 21 (16.28%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.88%) COBIT
4 5 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (3.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (3.88%) ISO 9001
5 4 (3.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 3 (2.33%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.78%) COSO
7 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.78%) IASME
7 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.78%) QA
7 1 (0.78%) RMADS
7 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) iptables
2 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (2.33%) Squid
2 3 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) Postfix
4 1 (0.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) Stealthwatch
2 5 (3.88%) Nagios
2 5 (3.88%) SELinux
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
3 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.78%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (10.08%) ArcSight
2 10 (7.75%) Lancope
3 9 (6.98%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.65%) VMware
5 5 (3.88%) Cisco
5 5 (3.88%) Google
6 4 (3.10%) Intel
7 3 (2.33%) Dell
7 3 (2.33%) EMC
7 3 (2.33%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.33%) Kaspersky
7 3 (2.33%) SAP
8 2 (1.55%) QNX
9 1 (0.78%) AlienVault
9 1 (0.78%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.78%) IBM
9 1 (0.78%) NetWitness
9 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto