Period
to 24 June 2018

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

Information Assurance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 261 353
Rank change year-on-year -18 +92 -46
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 25 54 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.55% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.61% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 0
West Midlands median annual salary £52,000 £59,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.86% - -
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,290
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.16%

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 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%

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 24 June 2018.

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 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
Birmingham -18 11 £44,000 -14.15% 3
Worcestershire +20 7 £82,500 +14.19%
Warwickshire +4 4 £52,000 +30.00%
Coventry -14 3 £57,000 -24.00%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance.

1 13 (52.00%) Information Security
2 12 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) Security Management
4 9 (36.00%) CISSP
5 8 (32.00%) CISM
5 8 (32.00%) Information Security Management
5 8 (32.00%) Legal
5 8 (32.00%) OWASP
5 8 (32.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (32.00%) Security Testing
5 8 (32.00%) BYOD
6 7 (28.00%) ISMS
6 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (24.00%) CESG
7 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
7 6 (24.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (16.00%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
9 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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:

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 2 (8.00%) BGP
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (8.00%) MPLS
2 2 (8.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) OSPF
General
1 8 (32.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Security Officer
2 7 (28.00%) Information Officer
2 7 (28.00%) Information Security Officer
2 7 (28.00%) Security Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Information Security Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Information Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) BYOD
2 6 (24.00%) CESG
3 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (16.00%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (16.00%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Information Security
2 12 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (36.00%) Security Management
4 8 (32.00%) Information Security Management
4 8 (32.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (32.00%) OWASP
4 8 (32.00%) Security Testing
5 7 (28.00%) ISMS
5 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) Cyber Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
8 4 (16.00%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (16.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (12.00%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CISSP
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) CISM
3 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (12.00%) CEH
5 3 (12.00%) CRISC
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (12.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (12.00%) GDPR
5 2 (8.00%) NIST 800
6 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft