Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 110 82
Rank change year-on-year +1 -28 +80
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 259 260 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.72% 2.65% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.93% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 183 209 319
West Midlands median annual salary £51,270 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.34% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 8,551 8,872 11,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.79% 90.36% 89.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 7,292 8,739
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +10 129 £56,250 -6.25% 18
Warwickshire +28 49 £50,000 -14.89% 5
Coventry -16 47 £48,000 -20.00% 4
Worcestershire +15 14 £51,270 +20.64% 7
Staffordshire -11 6 £32,500 -23.01% 6
Dudley - 3 £60,000 -
Solihull 0 2 £47,500 +15.15%
Shropshire +20 1 £19,000 -65.45%
Halesowen +5 1 £40,000 -17.95% 1
Wolverhampton -19 1 £42,500 -48.48% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 148 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (50.19%) CISSP
3 88 (33.98%) CISM
4 79 (30.50%) ITIL
5 75 (28.96%) PCI DSS
6 71 (27.41%) Management Information System
7 64 (24.71%) Data Protection
8 63 (24.32%) Risk Management
9 62 (23.94%) SIEM
10 61 (23.55%) Data Centre
11 53 (20.46%) GDPR
12 50 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
13 46 (17.76%) Firewall
14 43 (16.60%) Degree
14 43 (16.60%) Service Delivery
15 42 (16.22%) CEH
16 39 (15.06%) Finance
17 37 (14.29%) CISA
18 36 (13.90%) Line Management
19 35 (13.51%) Security Cleared
20 34 (13.13%) ITIL V3
20 34 (13.13%) Cyber Essentials
21 33 (12.74%) SC Cleared
21 33 (12.74%) Security Management
22 31 (11.97%) Service Management
23 30 (11.58%) CheckPoint
23 30 (11.58%) ISEB
23 30 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
24 28 (10.81%) IT Governance
25 27 (10.42%) Network Security

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 (1.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) assyst
1 5 (1.93%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.72%) IaaS
2 19 (7.34%) PaaS
3 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.32%) SaaS
5 5 (1.93%) Office 365
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.76%) Firewall
2 27 (10.42%) Network Security
3 19 (7.34%) VPN
4 15 (5.79%) WAN
5 14 (5.41%) LAN
5 14 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.02%) Cisco IPT
7 12 (4.63%) Internet
8 9 (3.47%) WLAN
9 6 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.32%) SMS
9 6 (2.32%) VoIP
10 5 (1.93%) DNS
10 5 (1.93%) HTTP
10 5 (1.93%) MPLS
10 5 (1.93%) VLAN
10 5 (1.93%) Wireless
11 3 (1.16%) DHCP
11 3 (1.16%) SAN
11 3 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.39%) Big Data
1 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.39%) GDB
2 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.39%) sqlmap
General
1 39 (15.06%) Finance
2 26 (10.04%) Legal
3 17 (6.56%) Publishing
4 11 (4.25%) Games
5 9 (3.47%) Back Office
6 4 (1.54%) Retail
7 3 (1.16%) Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (24.32%) Security Manager
2 61 (23.55%) Analyst
3 56 (21.62%) Security Analyst
4 47 (18.15%) Information Manager
5 44 (16.99%) Information Security Manager
6 36 (13.90%) Information Analyst
7 35 (13.51%) Architect
8 34 (13.13%) Information Security Analyst
9 26 (10.04%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (8.88%) Security Architect
11 21 (8.11%) Compliance Manager
11 21 (8.11%) Security Compliance Manager
12 18 (6.95%) Security Officer
12 18 (6.95%) Senior Analyst
13 17 (6.56%) IT Analyst
13 17 (6.56%) IT Security Analyst
13 17 (6.56%) Senior Security Analyst
14 16 (6.18%) Information Officer
14 16 (6.18%) Information Security Officer
15 15 (5.79%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.77%) LDAP
2 1 (0.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 71 (27.41%) Management Information System
2 61 (23.55%) Data Centre
3 25 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.72%) Computer Science
5 19 (7.34%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (6.56%) CMDB
7 16 (6.18%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (5.02%) BYOD
9 10 (3.86%) CESG
9 10 (3.86%) Freedom of Information
10 9 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.16%) PKI
12 3 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.77%) Cyberattack
13 2 (0.77%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.79%) Linux
2 14 (5.41%) Windows
3 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.93%) Unix
5 4 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.50%) ITIL
2 64 (24.71%) Data Protection
3 63 (24.32%) Risk Management
4 62 (23.94%) SIEM
5 50 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (16.60%) Service Delivery
7 36 (13.90%) Line Management
8 34 (13.13%) ITIL V3
9 33 (12.74%) Security Management
10 31 (11.97%) Service Management
11 30 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (10.81%) IT Governance
13 27 (10.42%) Presales
14 26 (10.04%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (10.04%) Security Testing
15 25 (9.65%) Project Management
16 24 (9.27%) Business Development
16 24 (9.27%) Incident Management
17 23 (8.88%) Business Continuity
17 23 (8.88%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.54%) C
2 1 (0.39%) Java
2 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 130 (50.19%) CISSP
2 88 (33.98%) CISM
3 43 (16.60%) Degree
4 42 (16.22%) CEH
5 37 (14.29%) CISA
6 35 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 33 (12.74%) SC Cleared
8 30 (11.58%) ISEB
9 27 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (10.04%) CompTIA Security+
11 21 (8.11%) CRISC
12 20 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (7.34%) CCNP
13 19 (7.34%) PMI Certification
13 19 (7.34%) PMP
14 15 (5.79%) CCSP
15 12 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (3.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 9 (3.47%) CCDP
17 9 (3.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (28.96%) PCI DSS
3 53 (20.46%) GDPR
4 34 (13.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 17 (6.56%) GPG13
7 8 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (1.93%) COBIT
9 5 (1.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (1.93%) QA
9 5 (1.93%) SLA
10 2 (0.77%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.39%) COSO
11 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.39%) PMO
11 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.93%) Firmware
3 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.93%) HP Fortify
2 5 (1.93%) WebInspect
3 4 (1.54%) Nessus
4 3 (1.16%) SCCM
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.39%) CASB
6 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.39%) Nmap
6 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (11.58%) CheckPoint
2 26 (10.04%) Cisco
3 23 (8.88%) Citrix
4 21 (8.11%) VMware
5 19 (7.34%) Microsoft
6 17 (6.56%) EMC
6 17 (6.56%) NetApp
7 13 (5.02%) Forcepoint
8 12 (4.63%) Juniper
9 10 (3.86%) Fortinet
9 10 (3.86%) IBM
10 8 (3.09%) Tufin
11 7 (2.70%) Capita
12 6 (2.32%) McAfee
12 6 (2.32%) Qualys
12 6 (2.32%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.93%) Adobe
13 5 (1.93%) HP
13 5 (1.93%) Symantec
13 5 (1.93%) Veracode