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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 241 199
Rank change year-on-year +45 -42  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 26 2 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.032% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.036% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 3
Median salary £75,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4468 5506 4536
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.20% 88.39% 85.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3704 4343 3763
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 11 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 6 - - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £100,000 -
Coventry - 3 £75,000 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (62.86%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (54.29%) Management Information System
3 17 (48.57%) CISSP
3 17 (48.57%) Information Security
3 17 (48.57%) CEH
3 17 (48.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (48.57%) SIEM
4 16 (45.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (45.71%) CISM
5 15 (42.86%) PCI DSS
6 14 (40.00%) Security Operations
6 14 (40.00%) Degree
7 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
7 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
8 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
8 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
8 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (34.29%) IT Governance
8 12 (34.29%) Sentinel
8 12 (34.29%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (31.43%) Snort
9 11 (31.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (31.43%) Incident Management
9 11 (31.43%) GIAC
9 11 (31.43%) Change Management
9 11 (31.43%) SCADA
9 11 (31.43%) Security Operations Centre
9 11 (31.43%) Network Packet Analysis
9 11 (31.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System

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:

Business Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Sentinel
2 6 (17.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Network Security
2 5 (14.29%) BGP
2 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (14.29%) MPLS
2 5 (14.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
1 6 (17.14%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) SOC Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Compliance Officer
3 6 (17.14%) Information Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Information Officer
3 6 (17.14%) Information Security Compliance Officer
3 6 (17.14%) Information Security Officer
3 6 (17.14%) Security Compliance Officer
3 6 (17.14%) Security Officer
4 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Security Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Principal Security Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Security Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Security Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Management Information System
2 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
3 11 (31.43%) SCADA
3 11 (31.43%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (17.14%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (8.57%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (48.57%) Information Security
2 17 (48.57%) SIEM
3 14 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
5 12 (34.29%) IT Governance
5 12 (34.29%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (31.43%) Change Management
6 11 (31.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 11 (31.43%) Incident Management
6 11 (31.43%) Network Packet Analysis
7 8 (22.86%) Proactive Monitoring
8 7 (20.00%) Information Security Management
8 7 (20.00%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) Presales
8 7 (20.00%) Security Management
9 6 (17.14%) CRM
9 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) CEH
1 17 (48.57%) CISSP
2 16 (45.71%) CISM
3 14 (40.00%) Degree
4 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (31.43%) GIAC
6 9 (25.71%) CISA
6 9 (25.71%) CRISC
7 6 (17.14%) CISMP
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (11.43%) CLAS
9 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.86%) MBA
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (48.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (45.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (42.86%) PCI DSS
4 6 (17.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (17.14%) GPG13
4 6 (17.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (17.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 11 (31.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) ServiceNow
2 3 (8.57%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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