Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 129 87
Rank change year-on-year +46 -42 +48
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 285 228 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.35% 2.24% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 2.46% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 179 171 269
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,350 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £79,000 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

Information 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 7,731 9,276 10,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.78% 90.98% 90.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5,871 7,545 8,247
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information Security
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information 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 Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 November 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 +37 141 £57,500 +18.56% 15
Worcestershire +36 48 £35,502 -16.47% 6
Staffordshire +25 26 £47,500 -20.83% 6
Coventry -8 26 £45,500 -11.65% 5
Warwickshire +37 17 £56,250 +25.00% 6
Herefordshire - 12 £40,000 -
Solihull +1 4 £45,000 - 3
Dudley - 2 £60,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £40,000 - 1
Shropshire +3 1 £20,000 -63.64% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT jobs citing Information 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 Information Security.

1 179 (62.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (43.16%) CISSP
3 113 (39.65%) ITIL
4 93 (32.63%) PCI DSS
5 77 (27.02%) SIEM
5 77 (27.02%) GDPR
5 77 (27.02%) CISM
6 71 (24.91%) Microsoft
7 69 (24.21%) Management Information System
7 69 (24.21%) Security Cleared
8 64 (22.46%) Risk Management
9 63 (22.11%) Data Protection
10 61 (21.40%) Data Centre
11 59 (20.70%) Security Operations
12 54 (18.95%) Firewall
13 51 (17.89%) Cyber Essentials
14 48 (16.84%) Internal Audit
14 48 (16.84%) Cybersecurity
15 44 (15.44%) CISA
16 42 (14.74%) Service Delivery
16 42 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
17 41 (14.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 40 (14.04%) Degree
19 39 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
20 35 (12.28%) CEH
21 33 (11.58%) IT Governance
22 32 (11.23%) SC Cleared
23 30 (10.53%) ISMS
23 30 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
23 30 (10.53%) Security Management

Information 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 12 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.05%) IIS
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.05%) SAS
3 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 42 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) assyst
1 7 (2.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.12%) IaaS
2 24 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.42%) PaaS
3 22 (7.72%) Office 365
4 12 (4.21%) SaaS
5 4 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.70%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.95%) Firewall
2 22 (7.72%) Network Security
3 19 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (5.61%) VPN
5 15 (5.26%) DNS
5 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.51%) LAN
6 10 (3.51%) VLAN
7 8 (2.81%) WLAN
8 7 (2.46%) Internet
8 7 (2.46%) SAN
8 7 (2.46%) WAN
9 6 (2.11%) DHCP
9 6 (2.11%) MPLS
10 5 (1.75%) HTTP
10 5 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.75%) NAS
10 5 (1.75%) SNMP
11 4 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.05%) DB2
4 3 (1.05%) Power BI
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (0.70%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.70%) QlikView
5 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.35%) AppScan
General
1 24 (8.42%) Retail
2 18 (6.32%) Publishing
3 14 (4.91%) Finance
3 14 (4.91%) Legal
4 7 (2.46%) Law
4 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.05%) Back Office
5 3 (1.05%) Games
6 2 (0.70%) Digital Economy
6 2 (0.70%) Local Government
6 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (22.81%) Security Manager
2 58 (20.35%) Analyst
3 47 (16.49%) Information Manager
3 47 (16.49%) Information Security Manager
3 47 (16.49%) Security Analyst
4 38 (13.33%) Architect
5 25 (8.77%) Information Analyst
5 25 (8.77%) Information Security Analyst
5 25 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (8.42%) Team Leader
7 21 (7.37%) Compliance Manager
7 21 (7.37%) Security Compliance Manager
8 19 (6.67%) Junior
9 17 (5.96%) IT Manager
9 17 (5.96%) Security Architect
10 16 (5.61%) Information Security Compliance Manager
11 15 (5.26%) Security Specialist
12 13 (4.56%) IT Analyst
12 13 (4.56%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (4.56%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.75%) LDAP
2 3 (1.05%) Java EE
3 1 (0.35%) Kafka
3 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 69 (24.21%) Management Information System
2 61 (21.40%) Data Centre
3 25 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (7.37%) Computer Science
6 18 (6.32%) CMDB
7 12 (4.21%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (3.16%) CESG
9 7 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (2.46%) PKI
10 6 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.75%) Taxonomies
12 4 (1.40%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.40%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.05%) User Experience
14 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.77%) Windows
2 14 (4.91%) Linux
3 12 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (39.65%) ITIL
2 77 (27.02%) SIEM
3 64 (22.46%) Risk Management
4 63 (22.11%) Data Protection
5 59 (20.70%) Security Operations
6 48 (16.84%) Cybersecurity
6 48 (16.84%) Internal Audit
7 42 (14.74%) Service Delivery
8 41 (14.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 39 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (11.58%) IT Governance
11 30 (10.53%) ISMS
11 30 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
11 30 (10.53%) Security Management
12 29 (10.18%) ITIL V3
13 27 (9.47%) Service Management
14 26 (9.12%) TOGAF
15 25 (8.77%) Information Security Management
16 23 (8.07%) Due Diligence
16 23 (8.07%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.40%) Java
2 3 (1.05%) Perl
2 3 (1.05%) SQL
3 2 (0.70%) C
3 2 (0.70%) Python
4 1 (0.35%) C++
4 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (43.16%) CISSP
2 77 (27.02%) CISM
3 69 (24.21%) Security Cleared
4 44 (15.44%) CISA
5 40 (14.04%) Degree
6 35 (12.28%) CEH
7 32 (11.23%) SC Cleared
8 23 (8.07%) CompTIA Security+
9 21 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (7.02%) ISEB
11 17 (5.96%) PMI Certification
11 17 (5.96%) PMP
12 15 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (4.91%) CRISC
13 14 (4.91%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (4.56%) CISMP
15 10 (3.51%) CCNP
16 9 (3.16%) GIAC
17 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (2.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (62.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (32.63%) PCI DSS
3 77 (27.02%) GDPR
4 51 (17.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (8.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (6.32%) GPG13
7 10 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (2.81%) SLA
9 7 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (1.75%) QA
11 4 (1.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (1.40%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.05%) COBIT
12 3 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.70%) IASME
14 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.70%) Nessus
2 2 (0.70%) OpenVAS
2 2 (0.70%) QRadar
3 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 71 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.77%) VMware
3 22 (7.72%) CheckPoint
4 21 (7.37%) Citrix
5 20 (7.02%) Cisco
6 17 (5.96%) EMC
6 17 (5.96%) NetApp
7 7 (2.46%) Forcepoint
8 6 (2.11%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.75%) Juniper
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle
9 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.75%) Splunk
10 4 (1.40%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.40%) Avaya
10 4 (1.40%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.05%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.05%) Qualys
11 3 (1.05%) Tableau
11 3 (1.05%) Tufin