Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 91 123
Rank change year-on-year -48 +32 +28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 195 306 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.00% 2.90% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 3.23% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 153 216 188
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +2.62% +6.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £74,600 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 8,628 9,471 8,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.56% 89.76% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6,817 7,418 7,503
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -9 97 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Coventry -13 37 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Staffordshire +5 27 £60,000 +46.34% 2
Warwickshire +5 15 £45,000 -12.20% 2
Worcestershire -7 4 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Solihull -25 4 £45,000 -2.17% 3
Shropshire -12 2 £55,000 +83.33%
Walsall +1 1 £18,000 -
Wolverhampton -14 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 86 (44.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (32.82%) CISSP
3 52 (26.67%) CISM
4 49 (25.13%) Management Information System
5 42 (21.54%) ITIL
5 42 (21.54%) Data Protection
6 39 (20.00%) Degree
7 38 (19.49%) SIEM
8 37 (18.97%) Firewall
8 37 (18.97%) GDPR
9 35 (17.95%) PCI DSS
10 33 (16.92%) Risk Management
11 32 (16.41%) Project Management
12 29 (14.87%) Windows
12 29 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (14.87%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (14.36%) Security Management
14 27 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
15 26 (13.33%) Data Centre
16 24 (12.31%) Incident Management
17 23 (11.79%) VMware
17 23 (11.79%) Information Security Management
18 22 (11.28%) TOGAF
19 20 (10.26%) Service Delivery
19 20 (10.26%) Service Management
19 20 (10.26%) Finance
19 20 (10.26%) Security Testing
20 19 (9.74%) Security Cleared
20 19 (9.74%) CEH
21 18 (9.23%) Linux

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 4 (2.05%) Apache
2 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.03%) IIS
3 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.13%) IaaS
2 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.59%) PaaS
3 6 (3.08%) Office 365
4 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.97%) Firewall
2 17 (8.72%) Network Security
3 11 (5.64%) Internet
4 10 (5.13%) SAN
5 8 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.59%) VPN
7 6 (3.08%) HTTP
7 6 (3.08%) SSL
8 5 (2.56%) DNS
8 5 (2.56%) LAN
8 5 (2.56%) WAN
9 4 (2.05%) DHCP
9 4 (2.05%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.05%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.54%) IMAP
10 3 (1.54%) S/MIME
10 3 (1.54%) Skype
10 3 (1.54%) SMTP
10 3 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.51%) AppScan
2 1 (0.51%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.51%) GDB
2 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.51%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.26%) Finance
2 16 (8.21%) Legal
3 8 (4.10%) Retail
4 6 (3.08%) Publishing
5 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.54%) Games
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (24.62%) Analyst
2 37 (18.97%) Security Manager
3 36 (18.46%) Security Analyst
4 25 (12.82%) Information Manager
4 25 (12.82%) Information Security Manager
5 24 (12.31%) Information Analyst
6 22 (11.28%) Information Security Analyst
7 19 (9.74%) Architect
8 15 (7.69%) IT Manager
9 13 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
10 12 (6.15%) Security Specialist
10 12 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.64%) Consultant
12 10 (5.13%) Information Security Specialist
12 10 (5.13%) Information Specialist
12 10 (5.13%) Senior Security Analyst
13 9 (4.62%) Security Consultant
13 9 (4.62%) Security Engineer
14 8 (4.10%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.05%) Middleware
1 4 (2.05%) Web Services
2 3 (1.54%) .NET
2 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
3 1 (0.51%) OAuth
3 1 (0.51%) OpenID
3 1 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.13%) Management Information System
2 26 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 17 (8.72%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (4.10%) BYOD
8 7 (3.59%) Cyberattack
8 7 (3.59%) Taxonomies
9 6 (3.08%) CMDB
9 6 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (2.56%) User Experience
11 4 (2.05%) CESG
11 4 (2.05%) Clustering
12 3 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (1.54%) Handset
12 3 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.87%) Windows
2 18 (9.23%) Linux
3 11 (5.64%) Unix
4 8 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.05%) Kali Linux
6 3 (1.54%) CentOS
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.54%) Data Protection
1 42 (21.54%) ITIL
2 38 (19.49%) SIEM
3 33 (16.92%) Risk Management
4 32 (16.41%) Project Management
5 29 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (14.87%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (14.36%) Security Management
7 27 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (12.31%) Incident Management
9 23 (11.79%) Information Security Management
10 22 (11.28%) TOGAF
11 20 (10.26%) Security Testing
11 20 (10.26%) Service Delivery
11 20 (10.26%) Service Management
12 16 (8.21%) PRINCE2
13 15 (7.69%) Change Management
13 15 (7.69%) Security Operations
13 15 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
14 14 (7.18%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.59%) C
2 6 (3.08%) Shell Script
2 6 (3.08%) SQL
3 4 (2.05%) C#
3 4 (2.05%) Java
3 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.05%) PHP
3 4 (2.05%) Python
4 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (32.82%) CISSP
2 52 (26.67%) CISM
3 39 (20.00%) Degree
4 19 (9.74%) CEH
4 19 (9.74%) Security Cleared
5 16 (8.21%) CISA
6 14 (7.18%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (5.13%) ISEB
9 9 (4.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (4.62%) CRISC
10 8 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (4.10%) PMI Certification
10 8 (4.10%) PMP
11 7 (3.59%) CCNA
11 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (3.08%) GIAC
13 5 (2.56%) GCIH
13 5 (2.56%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (44.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (18.97%) GDPR
3 35 (17.95%) PCI DSS
4 12 (6.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (5.64%) GPG13
6 9 (4.62%) COBIT
7 6 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (2.56%) SLA
9 4 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (1.54%) ISO 22301
10 3 (1.54%) PMO
11 2 (1.03%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.54%) vSphere
6 2 (1.03%) Docker
6 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.03%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Nessus
1 4 (2.05%) QRadar
1 4 (2.05%) SCCM
2 3 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.54%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.03%) Nmap
4 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.51%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (11.79%) VMware
2 16 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.13%) Citrix
4 7 (3.59%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.08%) Cisco
5 6 (3.08%) EMC
5 6 (3.08%) NetApp
6 5 (2.56%) IBM
6 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.56%) Veeam
7 4 (2.05%) Cylance
7 4 (2.05%) Rapid7
8 3 (1.54%) Capita
8 3 (1.54%) Juniper
9 2 (1.03%) Intel
9 2 (1.03%) McAfee
9 2 (1.03%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.03%) Splunk
10 1 (0.51%) F5
10 1 (0.51%) WatchGuard