Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 78 131
Rank change year-on-year +28 +53 -43
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 347 299 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.75% 3.49% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 3.82% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 264 194 169
West Midlands median annual salary £49,364 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.27% - -
10th Percentile £36,750 £31,250 £30,900
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,850 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -1.67%

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 6,764 7,827 9,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.53% 91.28% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,418 5,984 7,412
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £25,525
90th Percentile £71,173 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 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
Birmingham +21 138 £50,000 -13.04% 18
Coventry +49 91 £50,000 +9.89% 7
Warwickshire +9 49 £50,000 +21.95% 13
Worcestershire -27 18 £42,500 +33.48% 8
Solihull +11 15 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Staffordshire -6 13 £35,000 -28.21% 1
Shropshire +9 3 £55,000 +175.00%
Dudley -1 2 £56,250 -6.25%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £49,500 - 4
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 151 (43.52%) Cybersecurity
2 140 (40.35%) CISSP
3 122 (35.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 96 (27.67%) Security Operations
5 94 (27.09%) SIEM
6 92 (26.51%) CISM
7 82 (23.63%) Firewall
8 65 (18.73%) Microsoft
9 63 (18.16%) Windows
10 61 (17.58%) Management Information System
11 60 (17.29%) ITIL
12 57 (16.43%) Linux
13 56 (16.14%) Penetration Testing
14 53 (15.27%) PCI DSS
15 50 (14.41%) Security Management
16 49 (14.12%) Degree
17 46 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (12.68%) AWS
19 42 (12.10%) Risk Management
20 39 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
20 39 (11.24%) Azure
21 37 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
21 37 (10.66%) Security Operations Centre
22 36 (10.37%) GDPR
22 36 (10.37%) ISMS
22 36 (10.37%) Finance
22 36 (10.37%) Change Management
23 35 (10.09%) Data Centre
24 33 (9.51%) Splunk

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 10 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.58%) Apache
2 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.68%) AWS
2 39 (11.24%) Azure
3 15 (4.32%) Office 365
4 10 (2.88%) PaaS
5 8 (2.31%) IaaS
6 6 (1.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 82 (23.63%) Firewall
2 33 (9.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (7.78%) Network Security
3 27 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.34%) Wireless
5 20 (5.76%) DNS
6 14 (4.03%) HTTP
7 13 (3.75%) DHCP
8 12 (3.46%) VPN
9 11 (3.17%) LAN
9 11 (3.17%) WAN
10 10 (2.88%) SAN
11 9 (2.59%) MPLS
11 9 (2.59%) VLAN
12 8 (2.31%) IPsec
13 7 (2.02%) BGP
13 7 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.02%) HSRP
13 7 (2.02%) OSPF
13 7 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.59%) MongoDB
2 3 (0.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.44%) IDA Disassembler
1 5 (1.44%) OllyDbg
2 2 (0.58%) Subversion
2 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (10.37%) Finance
2 28 (8.07%) Retail
3 23 (6.63%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.76%) Legal
5 19 (5.48%) Law
6 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (32.85%) Analyst
2 86 (24.78%) Security Analyst
3 59 (17.00%) Consultant
4 56 (16.14%) Security Consultant
5 51 (14.70%) Information Analyst
6 49 (14.12%) Information Security Analyst
7 35 (10.09%) Architect
8 33 (9.51%) Security Manager
9 27 (7.78%) Information Security Consultant
10 24 (6.92%) SOC Analyst
11 23 (6.63%) Security Architect
11 23 (6.63%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (6.05%) Security Specialist
13 19 (5.48%) Information Manager
13 19 (5.48%) Information Security Manager
14 18 (5.19%) Information Assurance Consultant
15 17 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 16 (4.61%) Information Security Specialist
16 16 (4.61%) Information Specialist
17 15 (4.32%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.73%) Middleware
2 2 (0.58%) .NET
2 2 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (0.58%) LDAP
2 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.58%) Management Information System
2 46 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (10.66%) Security Operations Centre
4 35 (10.09%) Data Centre
5 19 (5.48%) Cyberattack
6 17 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (4.61%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (2.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 8 (2.31%) CESG
9 8 (2.31%) Cloud Native
10 7 (2.02%) BYOD
10 7 (2.02%) User Experience
11 6 (1.73%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.44%) CCTV
12 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.44%) PMI
13 4 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.15%) NHS
13 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.16%) Windows
2 57 (16.43%) Linux
3 17 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.59%) Kali Linux
6 8 (2.31%) Unix
7 7 (2.02%) Android
7 7 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.73%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.73%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.58%) Debian
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (43.52%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (27.67%) Security Operations
3 94 (27.09%) SIEM
4 60 (17.29%) ITIL
5 56 (16.14%) Penetration Testing
6 50 (14.41%) Security Management
7 46 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (12.10%) Risk Management
9 39 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (10.37%) Change Management
11 36 (10.37%) ISMS
12 33 (9.51%) Incident Management
13 32 (9.22%) Architectural Design
14 31 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
15 27 (7.78%) Data Protection
16 25 (7.20%) Computer Science
17 23 (6.63%) Due Diligence
17 23 (6.63%) Threat Intelligence
18 21 (6.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.61%) Python
2 10 (2.88%) SQL
3 5 (1.44%) Ruby
4 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.58%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 140 (40.35%) CISSP
2 92 (26.51%) CISM
3 49 (14.12%) Degree
4 29 (8.36%) CEH
4 29 (8.36%) CISA
5 27 (7.78%) Security Cleared
6 25 (7.20%) SC Cleared
7 23 (6.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 18 (5.19%) CRISC
9 14 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (4.03%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (4.03%) GCIH
10 13 (3.75%) ISSMP
11 12 (3.46%) CCNP
11 12 (3.46%) GCIA
11 12 (3.46%) GIAC
11 12 (3.46%) SSCP
12 11 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (3.17%) SANS
13 10 (2.88%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (35.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (15.27%) PCI DSS
3 36 (10.37%) GDPR
4 24 (6.92%) ISO 22301
5 15 (4.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (2.59%) ISO 9001
8 8 (2.31%) NIST
9 7 (2.02%) SLA
10 5 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.15%) COBIT
12 3 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.58%) GPG13
13 2 (0.58%) ITGC
13 2 (0.58%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.58%) RMADS
14 1 (0.29%) BS25999
14 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 23 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (2.02%) XenApp
4 7 (2.02%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.29%) ACF2
5 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.32%) QRadar
2 9 (2.59%) Nessus
3 5 (1.44%) EnCase
3 5 (1.44%) FTK
4 4 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.58%) Ansible
5 2 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.58%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.51%) Splunk
3 30 (8.65%) Cisco
4 24 (6.92%) ArcSight
5 15 (4.32%) LogRhythm
6 13 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.46%) VMware
8 10 (2.88%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.88%) Meraki
8 10 (2.88%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.59%) Citrix
9 9 (2.59%) Dynatrace
9 9 (2.59%) McAfee
9 9 (2.59%) New Relic
10 7 (2.02%) Darktrace
10 7 (2.02%) Forcepoint
10 7 (2.02%) Huawei
10 7 (2.02%) NetApp
10 7 (2.02%) Qualys
11 6 (1.73%) Intel