Period
to 21 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Security over the 6 months to 21 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 235 270
Rank change year-on-year +23 +35 +31
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 62 63 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.70% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.77% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 48 53 47
West Midlands median annual salary £45,100 £52,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.10% +61.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,015 £72,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Data Security 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 7,043 8,224 9,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.25% 90.98% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,582 6,297 7,564
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Security in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
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 Data Security within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 2019. 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 0 15 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham +19 14 £46,300 -17.69% 2
Staffordshire -2 10 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Coventry +23 9 £42,500 -29.46% 3
Worcestershire -5 7 £42,500 +17.38%
Dudley - 2 £25,500 - 1
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, IT jobs citing Data Security 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 Data Security.

1 19 (30.65%) GDPR
2 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 16 (25.81%) Retail
4 15 (24.19%) Scrum
5 14 (22.58%) QA
6 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (20.97%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (20.97%) SQL
7 12 (19.35%) C
7 12 (19.35%) Windows
7 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 12 (19.35%) VMware
8 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
8 11 (17.74%) ITIL
9 10 (16.13%) Information Security
9 10 (16.13%) Data Protection
9 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
10 9 (14.52%) Office 365
10 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.52%) DevOps
10 9 (14.52%) Protractor
10 9 (14.52%) Selenium
10 9 (14.52%) SQLite
10 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
10 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
10 9 (14.52%) Azure
10 9 (14.52%) Node.js

Data Security
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 (9.68%) WordPress
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) iTrent
1 2 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Azure
1 9 (14.52%) Office 365
2 5 (8.06%) Power Platform
3 4 (6.45%) SaaS
4 3 (4.84%) AWS
5 2 (3.23%) IaaS
5 2 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) DHCP
1 5 (8.06%) DNS
1 5 (8.06%) Firewall
2 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.84%) VLAN
2 3 (4.84%) VPN
3 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (3.23%) SAN
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) RTP
4 1 (1.61%) VoIP
4 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 9 (14.52%) SQLite
3 5 (8.06%) Power BI
4 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.52%) Protractor
1 9 (14.52%) Selenium
1 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (25.81%) Retail
2 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Legal
3 4 (6.45%) Police
4 2 (3.23%) Advertising
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Developer
2 6 (9.68%) Architect
2 6 (9.68%) PHP Developer
2 6 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Information Manager
3 5 (8.06%) Information Security Manager
3 5 (8.06%) Security Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 4 (6.45%) Chief Information Officer
4 4 (6.45%) CIO
4 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Designer
5 3 (4.84%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
1 9 (14.52%) Node.js
2 6 (9.68%) Laravel
2 6 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (9.68%) Sass
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.23%) CMDB
4 2 (3.23%) PMI
4 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.23%) User Experience
4 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.68%) Linux
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.61%) SUSE
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Scrum
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (17.74%) ITIL
4 10 (16.13%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.13%) Information Security
5 9 (14.52%) DevOps
5 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (9.68%) Information Management
8 5 (8.06%) Change Management
8 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
8 5 (8.06%) Data Privacy
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (8.06%) Internal Audit
8 5 (8.06%) IT Strategy
8 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (6.45%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) C
3 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.68%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (8.06%) GNVQ
4 4 (6.45%) Master's Degree
4 4 (6.45%) MBA
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.84%) MCP
6 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.61%) CCENT
7 1 (1.61%) CCNA
7 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.61%) CISA
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.61%) CISM
7 1 (1.61%) CISSP
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.61%) MCITP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) GDPR
2 14 (22.58%) QA
3 7 (11.29%) SLA
4 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (8.06%) Data Quality
6 4 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
9 1 (1.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Docker
3 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) VMware
3 5 (8.06%) Cisco
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Tableau
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) Veeam
5 3 (4.84%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.23%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) BMC
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Motorola
7 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com