Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 150 94
Rank change year-on-year +84 -56 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 296 189 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.83% 1.92% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 2.12% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 200 148 215
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,113 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 7,048 8,929 9,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.17% 90.77% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,287 7,060 7,552
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +1.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,250 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +28 123 £57,500 +27.78% 11
Coventry +24 46 £60,000 +4.35% 4
Worcestershire +35 45 £56,250 - 4
Staffordshire +29 30 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Warwickshire +37 16 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Herefordshire - 12 £40,000 -
Solihull +10 5 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire 0 1 £20,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £92,500 - 2
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 167 (56.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (41.22%) CISSP
3 84 (28.38%) PCI DSS
4 82 (27.70%) SIEM
5 81 (27.36%) ITIL
6 69 (23.31%) CISM
6 69 (23.31%) GDPR
7 63 (21.28%) Management Information System
8 61 (20.61%) Security Cleared
9 59 (19.93%) Degree
10 58 (19.59%) Microsoft
11 57 (19.26%) Data Protection
11 57 (19.26%) Cybersecurity
12 56 (18.92%) Firewall
13 54 (18.24%) Security Operations
14 50 (16.89%) Risk Management
15 44 (14.86%) CEH
16 42 (14.19%) Windows
17 40 (13.51%) Cyber Essentials
18 39 (13.18%) Data Centre
19 38 (12.84%) Service Delivery
20 37 (12.50%) Retail
20 37 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
21 34 (11.49%) Internal Audit
22 33 (11.15%) SC Cleared
22 33 (11.15%) TOGAF
23 32 (10.81%) Security Management
24 30 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
24 30 (10.14%) VMware
25 29 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
1 12 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.01%) IIS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.68%) SAS
4 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 30 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.68%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.46%) Office 365
2 23 (7.77%) IaaS
3 22 (7.43%) PaaS
4 19 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.36%) SaaS
7 5 (1.69%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.35%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.92%) Firewall
2 21 (7.09%) VLAN
3 19 (6.42%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.74%) DNS
5 16 (5.41%) Network Security
5 16 (5.41%) SAN
5 16 (5.41%) VPN
6 14 (4.73%) MPLS
6 14 (4.73%) SNMP
7 13 (4.39%) DHCP
8 12 (4.05%) Kerberos
8 12 (4.05%) NAS
8 12 (4.05%) WLAN
9 10 (3.38%) LAN
10 7 (2.36%) WAN
11 5 (1.69%) HTTP
12 4 (1.35%) Sourcefire
12 4 (1.35%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.01%) Power BI
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.68%) QlikView
5 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
1 5 (1.69%) Cucumber
1 5 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.69%) Selenium
1 5 (1.69%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.68%) ERwin
2 2 (0.68%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.34%) AppScan
General
1 37 (12.50%) Retail
2 21 (7.09%) Finance
3 18 (6.08%) Publishing
4 16 (5.41%) Legal
5 7 (2.36%) Law
6 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.35%) Games
8 3 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (1.01%) Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (25.00%) Analyst
2 51 (17.23%) Security Analyst
3 46 (15.54%) Security Manager
4 40 (13.51%) Architect
5 38 (12.84%) Information Manager
5 38 (12.84%) Information Security Manager
6 32 (10.81%) Information Analyst
6 32 (10.81%) Information Security Analyst
7 20 (6.76%) Consultant
7 20 (6.76%) Security Specialist
7 20 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (6.42%) Team Leader
9 18 (6.08%) Security Consultant
10 16 (5.41%) Junior
11 15 (5.07%) Security Architect
12 14 (4.73%) Compliance Manager
12 14 (4.73%) Information Security Compliance Manager
12 14 (4.73%) Security Compliance Manager
12 14 (4.73%) SOC Analyst
13 11 (3.72%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.05%) LDAP
2 5 (1.69%) Node.js
2 5 (1.69%) REST
2 5 (1.69%) WebdriverIO
3 3 (1.01%) Web Services
4 2 (0.68%) Java EE
5 1 (0.34%) Kafka
5 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 63 (21.28%) Management Information System
2 39 (13.18%) Data Centre
3 24 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (5.74%) CMDB
6 14 (4.73%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (4.05%) PKI
8 8 (2.70%) CESG
8 8 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.35%) BYOD
11 3 (1.01%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.01%) Taxonomies
11 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.19%) Windows
2 20 (6.76%) Linux
3 15 (5.07%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.01%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.01%) Unix
8 2 (0.68%) Android
8 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (27.70%) SIEM
2 81 (27.36%) ITIL
3 57 (19.26%) Cybersecurity
3 57 (19.26%) Data Protection
4 54 (18.24%) Security Operations
5 50 (16.89%) Risk Management
6 38 (12.84%) Service Delivery
7 37 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (11.49%) Internal Audit
9 33 (11.15%) TOGAF
10 32 (10.81%) Security Management
11 29 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 28 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (8.78%) Computer Science
15 23 (7.77%) Security Testing
16 22 (7.43%) Information Security Management
16 22 (7.43%) IT Strategy
16 22 (7.43%) Mentoring
16 22 (7.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.05%) Java
2 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.01%) Perl
3 3 (1.01%) SQL
4 2 (0.68%) C
4 2 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.34%) C++
5 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (41.22%) CISSP
2 69 (23.31%) CISM
3 61 (20.61%) Security Cleared
4 59 (19.93%) Degree
5 44 (14.86%) CEH
6 33 (11.15%) SC Cleared
7 28 (9.46%) CISA
8 26 (8.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (7.09%) CompTIA Security+
10 20 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (5.74%) ISEB
12 16 (5.41%) CISMP
12 16 (5.41%) CRISC
12 16 (5.41%) PMI Certification
12 16 (5.41%) PMP
13 13 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 12 (4.05%) MCITP
15 11 (3.72%) GIAC
16 10 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (56.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (28.38%) PCI DSS
3 69 (23.31%) GDPR
4 40 (13.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (5.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 17 (5.74%) GPG13
6 13 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (2.03%) ISAE 3402
7 6 (2.03%) QA
7 6 (2.03%) SLA
8 5 (1.69%) COBIT
8 5 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.35%) ISO 31000
9 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.68%) PSD2
12 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.35%) Nessus
2 4 (1.35%) QRadar
3 3 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.68%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 58 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.14%) VMware
3 21 (7.09%) Citrix
4 18 (6.08%) Cisco
5 17 (5.74%) CheckPoint
6 16 (5.41%) EMC
6 16 (5.41%) NetApp
7 10 (3.38%) Avaya
8 7 (2.36%) Oracle
9 6 (2.03%) AlienVault
9 6 (2.03%) CyberArk
10 5 (1.69%) Qualys
10 5 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.69%) Splunk
11 4 (1.35%) Forcepoint
11 4 (1.35%) Rapid7
11 4 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.01%) Tableau
13 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.68%) Talend