Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 128 77
Rank change year-on-year +50 -51 +57
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 304 254 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.46% 2.54% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 2.78% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 201 200 312
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,225 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 7,934 9,137 10,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.26% 91.37% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,077 7,510 8,505
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,100
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 September 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 20 September 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 +33 149 £57,500 +9.52% 22
Warwickshire +59 47 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Worcestershire +24 37 £33,682 -20.75% 3
Coventry -12 30 £48,000 -20.00% 2
Staffordshire +9 20 £47,500 -11.63% 5
Herefordshire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Dudley - 3 £60,000 -
Halesowen +29 2 £40,000 -17.95% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 193 (63.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 142 (46.71%) CISSP
3 113 (37.17%) ITIL
4 98 (32.24%) PCI DSS
5 89 (29.28%) CISM
6 85 (27.96%) SIEM
7 83 (27.30%) Management Information System
7 83 (27.30%) Risk Management
8 77 (25.33%) GDPR
9 74 (24.34%) Data Protection
10 71 (23.36%) Data Centre
11 58 (19.08%) Security Cleared
12 57 (18.75%) Firewall
12 57 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 57 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
13 55 (18.09%) Cyber Essentials
14 52 (17.11%) Internal Audit
15 49 (16.12%) CISA
16 48 (15.79%) Service Delivery
17 45 (14.80%) Security Operations
18 43 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
19 42 (13.82%) CEH
20 40 (13.16%) IT Governance
21 39 (12.83%) Degree
21 39 (12.83%) ITIL V3
22 35 (11.51%) Service Management
23 34 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
24 33 (10.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 31 (10.20%) CheckPoint
25 31 (10.20%) Penetration Testing

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 9 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (0.99%) SAS
2 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.96%) assyst
2 7 (2.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.54%) IaaS
2 27 (8.88%) PaaS
3 21 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (5.26%) Office 365
5 13 (4.28%) SaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.75%) Firewall
2 24 (7.89%) Network Security
3 19 (6.25%) VPN
4 15 (4.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (4.61%) LAN
5 14 (4.61%) WAN
6 12 (3.95%) Internet
6 12 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.62%) DNS
8 10 (3.29%) Cisco IPT
9 9 (2.96%) WLAN
10 7 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.97%) SMS
12 4 (1.32%) HTTP
12 4 (1.32%) MPLS
12 4 (1.32%) VoIP
12 4 (1.32%) Wireless
13 3 (0.99%) VLAN
14 2 (0.66%) OSPF
14 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.99%) DB2
3 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.33%) AppScan
2 1 (0.33%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.33%) GDB
2 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.33%) sqlmap
General
1 26 (8.55%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Legal
2 19 (6.25%) Publishing
3 18 (5.92%) Retail
4 8 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.99%) Law
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 72 (23.68%) Security Manager
2 63 (20.72%) Analyst
3 57 (18.75%) Security Analyst
4 53 (17.43%) Information Manager
5 50 (16.45%) Information Security Manager
6 39 (12.83%) Architect
7 32 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (10.20%) Information Analyst
8 31 (10.20%) Information Security Analyst
9 23 (7.57%) Compliance Manager
9 23 (7.57%) Security Compliance Manager
10 22 (7.24%) IT Manager
11 21 (6.91%) Security Architect
12 19 (6.25%) Security Officer
13 18 (5.92%) IT Analyst
13 18 (5.92%) IT Security Analyst
14 17 (5.59%) Information Officer
14 17 (5.59%) Information Security Officer
14 17 (5.59%) Team Leader
15 16 (5.26%) Information Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.99%) Java EE
2 2 (0.66%) LDAP
3 1 (0.33%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) OAuth
3 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 83 (27.30%) Management Information System
2 71 (23.36%) Data Centre
3 29 (9.54%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.91%) Computer Science
5 20 (6.58%) CMDB
6 18 (5.92%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (5.26%) CESG
7 16 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (3.62%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (2.96%) BYOD
11 7 (2.30%) PKI
11 7 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.64%) Mainframe
14 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.32%) Cyberattack
14 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.61%) Linux
2 13 (4.28%) Windows
3 6 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (37.17%) ITIL
2 85 (27.96%) SIEM
3 83 (27.30%) Risk Management
4 74 (24.34%) Data Protection
5 57 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (17.11%) Internal Audit
7 48 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 45 (14.80%) Security Operations
9 43 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 40 (13.16%) IT Governance
11 39 (12.83%) ITIL V3
12 35 (11.51%) Service Management
13 33 (10.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 31 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (9.87%) Line Management
15 30 (9.87%) Security Management
16 29 (9.54%) ISMS
17 27 (8.88%) Presales
18 26 (8.55%) Business Continuity
18 26 (8.55%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.64%) Java
2 3 (0.99%) Perl
3 2 (0.66%) C
3 2 (0.66%) Python
4 1 (0.33%) C++
4 1 (0.33%) PHP
4 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 142 (46.71%) CISSP
2 89 (29.28%) CISM
3 58 (19.08%) Security Cleared
4 49 (16.12%) CISA
5 42 (13.82%) CEH
6 39 (12.83%) Degree
7 30 (9.87%) ISEB
7 30 (9.87%) SC Cleared
8 29 (9.54%) CompTIA Security+
9 25 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (6.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (6.25%) PMI Certification
11 19 (6.25%) PMP
12 18 (5.92%) CCNP
13 15 (4.93%) CRISC
14 14 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (3.62%) CCSP
15 11 (3.62%) CISMP
16 10 (3.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 9 (2.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (63.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (32.24%) PCI DSS
3 77 (25.33%) GDPR
4 55 (18.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (9.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (6.58%) GPG13
7 12 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (2.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (2.63%) SLA
10 7 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (2.30%) QA
11 5 (1.64%) COBIT
12 4 (1.32%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.66%) IASME
13 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.64%) Firmware
4 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (0.99%) Nessus
2 2 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.66%) OpenVAS
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) CASB
3 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.33%) Nmap
3 1 (0.33%) QRadar
3 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 57 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.20%) CheckPoint
3 28 (9.21%) Cisco
4 24 (7.89%) Citrix
4 24 (7.89%) VMware
5 19 (6.25%) EMC
5 19 (6.25%) NetApp
6 13 (4.28%) Forcepoint
7 12 (3.95%) Juniper
8 10 (3.29%) Fortinet
9 8 (2.63%) Tufin
10 5 (1.64%) IBM
10 5 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.64%) Splunk
11 4 (1.32%) Adobe
11 4 (1.32%) Capita
11 4 (1.32%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.32%) McAfee
11 4 (1.32%) Symantec
12 3 (0.99%) AlienVault