Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 169 219
Rank change year-on-year -40 +50 +12
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 113 168 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.60% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.79% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 68 107 85
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £51,459
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.84% +28.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £95,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 8,684 9,407 9,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.63% 89.75% 87.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6,874 7,365 7,554
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Worcestershire +11 28 £77,500 +55.00% 5
Birmingham -38 18 £56,250 -11.76% 11
Shropshire - 14 £45,000 - 1
Coventry -13 13 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Warwickshire -30 11 £50,000 +21.21% 5
Staffordshire +13 8 £52,590 +33.14% 3
Halesowen - 7 £40,000 -
Walsall - 2 £25,000 -
Solihull -12 1 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Wednesbury - 1 £25,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 41 (36.28%) Security Cleared
2 34 (30.09%) SIEM
3 32 (28.32%) SC Cleared
4 31 (27.43%) CISSP
4 31 (27.43%) Firewall
5 29 (25.66%) Information Security
5 29 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (21.24%) CISM
7 23 (20.35%) Network Security
8 21 (18.58%) GDPR
9 20 (17.70%) Internet
10 19 (16.81%) ITIL
11 18 (15.93%) Management Information System
11 18 (15.93%) Information Assurance
11 18 (15.93%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (15.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (15.04%) DV Cleared
12 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (14.16%) Security Operations
13 16 (14.16%) Windows
13 16 (14.16%) Linux
14 14 (12.39%) Data Protection
14 14 (12.39%) Degree
14 14 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (12.39%) Vulnerability Management
14 14 (12.39%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
16 12 (10.62%) Incident Management
16 12 (10.62%) Proactive Monitoring
17 11 (9.73%) Cyber Essentials

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 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.54%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.43%) Firewall
2 23 (20.35%) Network Security
3 20 (17.70%) Internet
4 7 (6.19%) VPN
5 6 (5.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (5.31%) MPLS
5 6 (5.31%) SSL
6 5 (4.42%) BGP
6 5 (4.42%) OSPF
7 3 (2.65%) DNS
7 3 (2.65%) SSH
8 2 (1.77%) WAN
8 2 (1.77%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.88%) DHCP
9 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.88%) LAN
9 1 (0.88%) LDAP
9 1 (0.88%) SMS
9 1 (0.88%) SNMP
9 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) Big Data
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.88%) GDB
2 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.88%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Games
3 6 (5.31%) Legal
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Analyst
2 21 (18.58%) Security Analyst
3 16 (14.16%) Architect
4 13 (11.50%) Security Architect
4 13 (11.50%) Security Manager
5 12 (10.62%) Security Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.62%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.62%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Security Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) Consultant
7 8 (7.08%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (7.08%) Security Consultant
7 8 (7.08%) Security Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 7 (6.19%) Information Manager
8 7 (6.19%) Information Security Manager
8 7 (6.19%) IT Manager
8 7 (6.19%) IT Security Manager
8 7 (6.19%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) Django
2 4 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.65%) CSS
3 3 (2.65%) D3.js
3 3 (2.65%) HTML
3 3 (2.65%) Node.js
3 3 (2.65%) React
4 2 (1.77%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.88%) OAuth
5 1 (0.88%) OpenID
5 1 (0.88%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Management Information System
2 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.19%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (5.31%) BBC
4 6 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.31%) Mobile Games
4 6 (5.31%) Online Gambling
4 6 (5.31%) SCADA
5 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.65%) Clustering
7 3 (2.65%) Cyberattack
7 3 (2.65%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.77%) Fintech
8 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Linux
1 16 (14.16%) Windows
2 4 (3.54%) Unix
2 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.77%) CentOS
3 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) SIEM
2 29 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) Information Security
3 19 (16.81%) ITIL
4 18 (15.93%) Information Assurance
4 18 (15.93%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (14.16%) Security Operations
6 14 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (12.39%) Data Protection
6 14 (12.39%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
8 12 (10.62%) Incident Management
8 12 (10.62%) Proactive Monitoring
9 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.85%) IT Strategy
11 9 (7.96%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (7.96%) Security Testing
12 8 (7.08%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (7.08%) Presales
12 8 (7.08%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.19%) Python
2 6 (5.31%) C
3 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.65%) PHP
4 2 (1.77%) SQL
5 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (36.28%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.32%) SC Cleared
3 31 (27.43%) CISSP
4 24 (21.24%) CISM
5 17 (15.04%) DV Cleared
6 14 (12.39%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (12.39%) Degree
7 7 (6.19%) CEH
8 5 (4.42%) SSCP
9 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.54%) GIAC
10 3 (2.65%) CCSA
10 3 (2.65%) CISA
10 3 (2.65%) GCIH
10 3 (2.65%) GSEC
10 3 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (1.77%) CCNA
11 2 (1.77%) CCNP
11 2 (1.77%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.58%) GDPR
2 18 (15.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (9.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (8.85%) PCI DSS
5 7 (6.19%) NIST 800
6 4 (3.54%) COBIT
7 2 (1.77%) GPG13
7 2 (1.77%) PMO
7 2 (1.77%) SLA
8 1 (0.88%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 7 (6.19%) Snort
2 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.77%) Squid
2 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) QRadar
2 4 (3.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (3.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.77%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.88%) Nmap
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (7.08%) ArcSight
2 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
2 5 (4.42%) Intel
3 3 (2.65%) Cisco
3 3 (2.65%) IBM
3 3 (2.65%) LogRhythm
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.65%) Splunk
3 3 (2.65%) Sun
4 2 (1.77%) AlienVault
4 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.77%) Blue Coat
4 2 (1.77%) BT
4 2 (1.77%) Lancope
4 2 (1.77%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.77%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.88%) Google
5 1 (0.88%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.88%) NetWitness