Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 87 141
Rank change year-on-year -41 +54 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 230 345 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.28% 3.05% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 3.42% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 172 253 178
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £19,675
90th Percentile £76,125 £77,500 £73,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +1.85%

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 8975 10081 9567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.89% 89.13% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7261 7878 7887
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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
Birmingham -9 114 £48,500 -7.62% 7
Coventry +15 43 £51,500 +5.10% 5
Staffordshire +2 27 £60,000 +100.00% 2
Warwickshire -9 15 £45,000 -5.26%
Worcestershire -6 9 £42,500 -5.56%
Shropshire -11 8 £55,000 +83.33%
Solihull -21 4 £44,000 -4.35% 2
Walsall +4 3 £35,250 -14.55%
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 97 (42.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (34.35%) CISSP
3 68 (29.57%) Management Information System
4 53 (23.04%) CISM
5 49 (21.30%) PCI DSS
6 47 (20.43%) ITIL
7 46 (20.00%) Data Protection
8 43 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
8 43 (18.70%) Security Management
9 40 (17.39%) Degree
10 39 (16.96%) Risk Management
10 39 (16.96%) Firewall
11 38 (16.52%) Information Security Management
11 38 (16.52%) Penetration Testing
11 38 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (16.52%) GDPR
12 36 (15.65%) SIEM
13 35 (15.22%) Data Centre
14 34 (14.78%) Windows
15 33 (14.35%) Incident Management
16 31 (13.48%) ISMS
17 30 (13.04%) Project Management
18 29 (12.61%) Finance
19 26 (11.30%) Business Continuity
20 25 (10.87%) Linux
20 25 (10.87%) PRINCE2
20 25 (10.87%) Network Security
20 25 (10.87%) Security Cleared
20 25 (10.87%) Cyber Essentials
21 24 (10.43%) Security Operations

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 5 (2.17%) Apache
2 4 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.48%) assyst
2 2 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.35%) IaaS
1 10 (4.35%) Office 365
2 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.04%) PaaS
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.96%) Firewall
2 25 (10.87%) Network Security
3 19 (8.26%) Internet
4 18 (7.83%) SAN
5 11 (4.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (4.78%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.35%) LAN
7 9 (3.91%) WAN
8 7 (3.04%) NAS
9 6 (2.61%) Unified Communications
10 5 (2.17%) DNS
10 5 (2.17%) IMAP
10 5 (2.17%) S/MIME
10 5 (2.17%) SMTP
10 5 (2.17%) VLAN
10 5 (2.17%) VPN
10 5 (2.17%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.74%) DHCP
11 4 (1.74%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.61%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.61%) Looker
2 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.74%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.87%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.43%) AppScan
4 1 (0.43%) GDB
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.43%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (12.61%) Finance
2 12 (5.22%) Legal
3 6 (2.61%) Publishing
3 6 (2.61%) Retail
4 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.30%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.87%) Back Office
6 2 (0.87%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (20.87%) Analyst
2 41 (17.83%) Security Manager
3 40 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 28 (12.17%) Information Security Manager
5 27 (11.74%) Information Manager
6 26 (11.30%) Information Analyst
7 25 (10.87%) Information Security Analyst
8 24 (10.43%) Security Specialist
9 20 (8.70%) Architect
10 18 (7.83%) Consultant
11 16 (6.96%) Security Consultant
12 14 (6.09%) IT Manager
13 13 (5.65%) Information Security Specialist
13 13 (5.65%) Information Specialist
14 12 (5.22%) Information Security Officer
14 12 (5.22%) Security Officer
14 12 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (4.78%) Information Officer
15 11 (4.78%) Senior Analyst
16 10 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.30%) .NET
1 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.30%) Middleware
2 2 (0.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.43%) CSS
3 1 (0.43%) HTML
3 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.43%) OAuth
3 1 (0.43%) OpenID
3 1 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 68 (29.57%) Management Information System
2 35 (15.22%) Data Centre
3 19 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (6.09%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.78%) Cyber Attack
7 8 (3.48%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (2.61%) CMDB
8 6 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.61%) Taxonomies
9 5 (2.17%) BYOD
9 5 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (2.17%) User Experience
10 4 (1.74%) Clustering
10 4 (1.74%) iPad
11 3 (1.30%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.30%) Handset
11 3 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.78%) Windows
2 25 (10.87%) Linux
3 15 (6.52%) Unix
4 12 (5.22%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.04%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.74%) CentOS
6 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) SUSE
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.43%) ITIL
2 46 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 43 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (18.70%) Security Management
4 39 (16.96%) Risk Management
5 38 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (16.52%) Information Security Management
5 38 (16.52%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (15.65%) SIEM
7 33 (14.35%) Incident Management
8 31 (13.48%) ISMS
9 30 (13.04%) Project Management
10 26 (11.30%) Business Continuity
11 25 (10.87%) PRINCE2
12 24 (10.43%) Security Operations
12 24 (10.43%) Service Delivery
12 24 (10.43%) TOGAF
13 22 (9.57%) Service Management
14 21 (9.13%) Information Assurance
15 17 (7.39%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.22%) SQL
2 11 (4.78%) Python
3 6 (2.61%) Perl
3 6 (2.61%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.17%) C
5 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.30%) C#
6 3 (1.30%) Java
6 3 (1.30%) PHP
7 2 (0.87%) C++
7 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (34.35%) CISSP
2 53 (23.04%) CISM
3 40 (17.39%) Degree
4 25 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 22 (9.57%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.83%) CEH
7 11 (4.78%) CISA
7 11 (4.78%) ISEB
8 9 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.91%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (3.91%) Security+ Certification
9 8 (3.48%) CCNA
9 8 (3.48%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (3.48%) CRISC
9 8 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.48%) OSCP
10 6 (2.61%) GIAC
10 6 (2.61%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (42.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (21.30%) PCI DSS
3 38 (16.52%) GDPR
4 25 (10.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (3.91%) GPG13
6 7 (3.04%) COBIT
6 7 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (3.04%) NIST 800
7 6 (2.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (1.74%) SLA
9 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.87%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.87%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.43%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.30%) vSphere
7 3 (1.30%) XenApp
8 2 (0.87%) Docker
9 1 (0.43%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (4.35%) Nessus
2 9 (3.91%) QRadar
3 7 (3.04%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.17%) SCCM
5 3 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.87%) Nmap
7 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.00%) VMware
3 12 (5.22%) NetApp
4 11 (4.78%) Citrix
5 10 (4.35%) IBM
6 9 (3.91%) Cisco
7 8 (3.48%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.04%) HP
8 7 (3.04%) Veeam
8 7 (3.04%) Veracode
9 6 (2.61%) EMC
10 5 (2.17%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.74%) Cylance
11 4 (1.74%) McAfee
11 4 (1.74%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.74%) Rapid7
11 4 (1.74%) Symantec
12 3 (1.30%) IronPort
12 3 (1.30%) Juniper
12 3 (1.30%) NEC