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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 86 136
Rank change year-on-year -5 +50  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 123 184 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.58% 2.98% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 3.38% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 91 152 68
Median salary £50,500 £57,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.17% +6.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 4292 5449 4295
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.00% 88.26% 83.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3504 4384 3593
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -24 49 £52,500 -12.50% 8
Coventry +35 25 £60,000 +4.34% 4
Warwickshire +39 20 £55,000 +18.91% 2
Staffordshire -3 5 £32,000 -41.81% 1
Worcestershire -6 4 £47,500 - 3
Wolverhampton - 4 £82,500 - 1
Walsall - 3 £62,750 - 1
West Bromwich -2 2 £40,000 -
Solihull -17 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Herefordshire -18 2 £45,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £48,750 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 141 (50.36%) CISSP
2 132 (47.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (32.86%) CISM
4 88 (31.43%) Risk Management
5 86 (30.71%) PCI DSS
6 76 (27.14%) Finance
7 75 (26.79%) Management Information System
8 61 (21.79%) Cybersecurity
9 59 (21.07%) Data Protection
10 57 (20.36%) CISA
11 52 (18.57%) SIEM
12 51 (18.21%) Penetration Testing
13 48 (17.14%) Data Centre
14 45 (16.07%) ITIL
15 43 (15.36%) Security Management
16 41 (14.64%) Security Cleared
17 40 (14.29%) ISMS
17 40 (14.29%) Information Security Management
17 40 (14.29%) Firewall
18 39 (13.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 37 (13.21%) SC Cleared
20 36 (12.86%) Degree
21 35 (12.50%) Security Operations
21 35 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
21 35 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
22 34 (12.14%) IT Governance
23 33 (11.79%) Sentinel
23 33 (11.79%) Network Security
24 32 (11.43%) Data Security
25 29 (10.36%) CEH

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 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.71%) OpenEdge
2 2 (0.71%) SAS
2 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.14%) MS Office
2 6 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (11.79%) Sentinel
2 14 (5.00%) assyst
2 14 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.07%) IaaS
2 3 (1.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.29%) Firewall
2 33 (11.79%) Network Security
3 20 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.79%) VPN
5 16 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (5.00%) DNS
7 13 (4.64%) SNMP
8 9 (3.21%) DHCP
8 9 (3.21%) HTTP
9 8 (2.86%) IPv6
9 8 (2.86%) LAN
9 8 (2.86%) SSL
9 8 (2.86%) WAN
10 7 (2.50%) Wireshark
11 6 (2.14%) FTP
11 6 (2.14%) ICMP
11 6 (2.14%) IPv4
11 6 (2.14%) POP3
11 6 (2.14%) SMTP
12 5 (1.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.14%) Big Data
2 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.71%) QlikView
4 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.07%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 76 (27.14%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Legal
3 10 (3.57%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.43%) Marketing
6 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Military
7 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (21.43%) Information Manager
2 59 (21.07%) Security Manager
3 53 (18.93%) Information Security Manager
4 41 (14.64%) Analyst
5 34 (12.14%) Security Specialist
6 30 (10.71%) Security Officer
7 27 (9.64%) Consultant
8 26 (9.29%) Information Officer
8 26 (9.29%) Information Security Officer
9 23 (8.21%) Security Analyst
10 21 (7.50%) Security Consultant
11 18 (6.43%) Risk Manager
12 17 (6.07%) Information Risk Manager
12 17 (6.07%) Information Security Risk Manager
13 15 (5.36%) Information Security Specialist
13 15 (5.36%) Information Specialist
14 14 (5.00%) Information Analyst
14 14 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
14 14 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
15 13 (4.64%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.36%) .NET
2 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.71%) EDI
3 2 (0.71%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) Node.js
4 1 (0.36%) React
4 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (26.79%) Management Information System
2 48 (17.14%) Data Centre
3 25 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.93%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (5.36%) CESG
5 15 (5.36%) Freedom of Information
6 14 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.21%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (2.14%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (1.43%) iPad
10 4 (1.43%) PKI
11 3 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.71%) Blog
12 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.71%) Fintech
13 1 (0.36%) FMCG
13 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.21%) Windows
2 15 (5.36%) Unix
3 14 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.43%) Risk Management
2 61 (21.79%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (21.07%) Data Protection
4 52 (18.57%) SIEM
5 51 (18.21%) Penetration Testing
6 45 (16.07%) ITIL
7 43 (15.36%) Security Management
8 40 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 40 (14.29%) ISMS
9 39 (13.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 35 (12.50%) Security Operations
11 34 (12.14%) IT Governance
12 32 (11.43%) Data Security
13 27 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 23 (8.21%) IT Audit
15 22 (7.86%) Incident Management
16 21 (7.50%) Information Assurance
17 20 (7.14%) Security Architecture
17 20 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.57%) SQL
2 8 (2.86%) Python
3 5 (1.79%) C#
3 5 (1.79%) Perl
4 4 (1.43%) Erlang
5 3 (1.07%) Ruby
6 2 (0.71%) R
6 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Java
7 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 141 (50.36%) CISSP
2 92 (32.86%) CISM
3 57 (20.36%) CISA
4 41 (14.64%) Security Cleared
5 37 (13.21%) SC Cleared
6 36 (12.86%) Degree
7 29 (10.36%) CEH
8 27 (9.64%) CISMP
9 26 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (8.21%) CRISC
11 22 (7.86%) GCIA
11 22 (7.86%) GCIH
12 19 (6.79%) SANS
13 18 (6.43%) CCNA
13 18 (6.43%) CCNP
14 17 (6.07%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (3.57%) GIAC
15 10 (3.57%) PCI QSA
16 9 (3.21%) CREST Certified
17 8 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (47.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (30.71%) PCI DSS
3 35 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 19 (6.79%) GPG13
6 16 (5.71%) COBIT
7 14 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (5.00%) QA
7 14 (5.00%) RMADS
8 9 (3.21%) GDPR
9 6 (2.14%) BS7799
9 6 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 5 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
11 3 (1.07%) ISO27002
11 3 (1.07%) SLA
12 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.36%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.36%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (2.14%) Nessus
1 6 (2.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.07%) Core Impact
2 3 (1.07%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.71%) QRadar
3 2 (0.71%) WMI
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (7.14%) Cisco
1 20 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 9 (3.21%) Intel Security
4 8 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.79%) Casewise
5 5 (1.79%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.43%) Qualys
6 4 (1.43%) Rapid7
7 3 (1.07%) LogRhythm
7 3 (1.07%) Symantec
7 3 (1.07%) VMware
8 2 (0.71%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix
8 2 (0.71%) Cognos
8 2 (0.71%) Cyberoam
8 2 (0.71%) Dell
8 2 (0.71%) HP
8 2 (0.71%) NetIQ
8 2 (0.71%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65500 per annum + Car allowance 5.5k, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £35k - £40k + Bonus + Corporat
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum c£40k
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension, training/certification
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pixel Hires
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago