Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 304 302
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 34 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 7
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £44,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.30% -25.83% +41.18%
10th Percentile £40,875 £41,000 £38,200
90th Percentile £91,250 £76,000 £73,288
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% -3.64% -

Information Assurance 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 8984 9948 9312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.99% 89.35% 87.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7213 7782 7700
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Information Assurance in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
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 Information Assurance within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 December 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 +8 15 £77,500 +3.33% 1
Birmingham +5 9 £53,500 +20.22%
Warwickshire - 7 - -
Coventry - 2 £71,250 -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance.

1 22 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
3 15 (44.12%) Risk Management
4 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 13 (38.24%) Information Security
6 12 (35.29%) SIEM
6 12 (35.29%) Network Security
7 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
8 8 (23.53%) Security Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
9 7 (20.59%) Firewall
9 7 (20.59%) Change Management
9 7 (20.59%) CISSP
9 7 (20.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
9 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (17.65%) Degree
10 6 (17.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (17.65%) CISM
10 6 (17.65%) Business Continuity
11 5 (14.71%) Security Management
11 5 (14.71%) Legal
11 5 (14.71%) Network Design
11 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
11 5 (14.71%) NIST 800
11 5 (14.71%) Presales
11 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
11 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
12 4 (11.76%) ISMS

Information Assurance
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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Network Security
2 7 (20.59%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) BGP
3 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (11.76%) MPLS
3 4 (11.76%) OSPF
4 3 (8.82%) DMZ
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (14.71%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Architect
2 13 (38.24%) Security Architect
2 13 (38.24%) Security Solutions Architect
2 13 (38.24%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Security Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Security Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Information Assurance Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Information Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) COM
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) J2EE
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) SCADA
2 4 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Cybercrime
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (44.12%) Risk Management
3 13 (38.24%) Information Security
4 12 (35.29%) SIEM
5 8 (23.53%) Security Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Change Management
6 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
7 6 (17.65%) Business Continuity
8 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
8 5 (14.71%) Network Design
8 5 (14.71%) Presales
8 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.71%) Security Management
9 4 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
9 4 (11.76%) Network Packet Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C++
1 1 (2.94%) Java
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
4 7 (20.59%) CISSP
5 6 (17.65%) CISM
5 6 (17.65%) Degree
6 4 (11.76%) CEH
6 4 (11.76%) GIAC
7 3 (8.82%) ISSMP
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (2.94%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (17.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (14.71%) NIST 800
4 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (11.76%) ISO 22301
6 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Snort
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft