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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 68 131
Rank change year-on-year -37 +63  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 138 213 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.68% 3.46% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.90% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 96 164 81
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £37,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4558 5458 4965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.37% 88.69% 87.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3780 4225 4084
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -21 50 £50,000 -20.00% 8
Coventry +5 33 £46,875 -10.71% 5
Worcestershire +14 17 £42,500 +2.40% 2
Staffordshire 0 11 £44,425 -1.27% 3
Warwickshire -6 11 £70,000 +55.55%
Walsall +11 7 £62,750 +47.64%
Solihull -2 6 £41,250 -10.32%
Shropshire -1 3 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Halesowen - 2 £48,750 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 128 (48.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (42.75%) CISSP
3 88 (33.59%) PCI DSS
4 74 (28.24%) Management Information System
5 69 (26.34%) CISM
6 67 (25.57%) ITIL
7 66 (25.19%) Finance
8 64 (24.43%) Risk Management
9 60 (22.90%) Cybersecurity
10 51 (19.47%) Data Protection
11 42 (16.03%) CISA
12 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
12 40 (15.27%) Security Operations
13 39 (14.89%) Security Architecture
14 37 (14.12%) Data Centre
15 36 (13.74%) Incident Management
16 33 (12.60%) Penetration Testing
16 33 (12.60%) Degree
17 32 (12.21%) Firewall
18 31 (11.83%) Security Management
18 31 (11.83%) Network Security
18 31 (11.83%) Cyber Essentials
19 29 (11.07%) ISMS
20 28 (10.69%) Information Security Management
20 28 (10.69%) SIEM
21 27 (10.31%) Business Continuity
22 25 (9.54%) Windows
22 25 (9.54%) Data Security
22 25 (9.54%) Information Assurance
23 23 (8.78%) Service Management

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 8 (3.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.76%) OpenEdge
4 2 (0.76%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.96%) assyst
2 12 (4.58%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.20%) Office 365
2 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.21%) Firewall
2 31 (11.83%) Network Security
3 18 (6.87%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.49%) WAN
5 14 (5.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (5.34%) LAN
6 13 (4.96%) SNMP
6 13 (4.96%) VPN
7 12 (4.58%) SAN
8 11 (4.20%) VLAN
9 8 (3.05%) MPLS
10 7 (2.67%) DNS
10 7 (2.67%) NAS
11 5 (1.91%) DHCP
12 4 (1.53%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.53%) Internet
12 4 (1.53%) SSL
12 4 (1.53%) Wireless
13 3 (1.15%) DMZ
13 3 (1.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.67%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.91%) Looker
4 2 (0.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.76%) QlikView
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.53%) Burp Suite
General
1 66 (25.19%) Finance
2 13 (4.96%) Retail
3 10 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.44%) Legal
5 6 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.53%) Military
7 3 (1.15%) Marketing
8 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.76%) Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (20.23%) Security Manager
2 43 (16.41%) Information Manager
2 43 (16.41%) Information Security Manager
3 41 (15.65%) Analyst
4 34 (12.98%) Consultant
5 29 (11.07%) Security Analyst
6 26 (9.92%) Security Consultant
6 26 (9.92%) Security Specialist
7 19 (7.25%) Information Security Consultant
7 19 (7.25%) Security Officer
8 18 (6.87%) Information Analyst
8 18 (6.87%) Information Security Analyst
8 18 (6.87%) Information Security Officer
9 17 (6.49%) Information Officer
9 17 (6.49%) IT Manager
10 14 (5.34%) Architect
11 13 (4.96%) Compliance Officer
11 13 (4.96%) Information Security Compliance Officer
11 13 (4.96%) Security Compliance Officer
12 11 (4.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.91%) .NET
2 3 (1.15%) Web Services
3 2 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.76%) EDI
4 1 (0.38%) Node.js
4 1 (0.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 74 (28.24%) Management Information System
2 37 (14.12%) Data Centre
3 22 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.96%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (4.96%) Freedom of Information
5 11 (4.20%) Cyber Attack
6 9 (3.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.53%) CESG
8 4 (1.53%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.15%) iPad
9 3 (1.15%) NHS
9 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.76%) Blog
10 2 (0.76%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.76%) Fintech
11 1 (0.38%) BYOD
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.54%) Windows
2 13 (4.96%) Linux
3 9 (3.44%) Android
4 7 (2.67%) Unix
5 6 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.15%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.57%) ITIL
2 64 (24.43%) Risk Management
3 60 (22.90%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (19.47%) Data Protection
5 40 (15.27%) Security Operations
6 39 (14.89%) Security Architecture
7 36 (13.74%) Incident Management
8 33 (12.60%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (11.83%) Security Management
10 29 (11.07%) ISMS
11 28 (10.69%) Information Security Management
11 28 (10.69%) SIEM
12 27 (10.31%) Business Continuity
13 25 (9.54%) Data Security
13 25 (9.54%) Information Assurance
14 23 (8.78%) Service Management
15 20 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (7.63%) IT Audit
15 20 (7.63%) Service Delivery
16 19 (7.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.58%) SQL
2 11 (4.20%) Python
3 7 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (0.76%) R
4 2 (0.76%) Ruby
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) Erlang
5 1 (0.38%) Java
5 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (42.75%) CISSP
2 69 (26.34%) CISM
3 42 (16.03%) CISA
4 33 (12.60%) Degree
5 19 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (7.25%) CRISC
5 19 (7.25%) Security Cleared
6 18 (6.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 17 (6.49%) SC Cleared
8 16 (6.11%) CCNA
9 14 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (4.58%) PCI QSA
11 11 (4.20%) CCNP
11 11 (4.20%) CISMP
12 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (3.82%) SANS
13 9 (3.44%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (3.44%) CREST Certified
14 7 (2.67%) CEH
14 7 (2.67%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (48.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (33.59%) PCI DSS
3 31 (11.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (8.02%) GDPR
5 14 (5.34%) COBIT
6 13 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (3.05%) NIST 800
9 5 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (1.15%) ISO 14001
10 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.15%) QA
10 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.38%) GPG13
11 1 (0.38%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.20%) QRadar
2 7 (2.67%) Nessus
3 5 (1.91%) HP Fortify
4 4 (1.53%) WMI
5 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.76%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.76%) SCCM
7 1 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.49%) Cisco
3 10 (3.82%) IBM
4 9 (3.44%) Apple
4 9 (3.44%) HP
4 9 (3.44%) VMware
5 5 (1.91%) Casewise
5 5 (1.91%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.91%) IronPort
5 5 (1.91%) McAfee
5 5 (1.91%) NetApp
5 5 (1.91%) Veracode
6 4 (1.53%) Dell
6 4 (1.53%) Symantec
7 3 (1.15%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.76%) Cyberoam
8 2 (0.76%) LogRhythm
8 2 (0.76%) Qualys
8 2 (0.76%) Rapid7
8 2 (0.76%) Tableau
Birmingham
Nixor Resource Consulting Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gowling WLG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
Boeing
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
RCDTS
Salary: £52,250 - £57,750
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £39000 - £48500 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago