The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 126 119 92
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.097% 0.33% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.34% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 20
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Security Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1982 1746 1450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.84% 96.52% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1577 1252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Birmingham region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Birmingham

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) GCFA
3 1 (33.33%) Sentinel
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) ISMS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (33.33%) IT Audit
3 1 (33.33%) SSCP
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) GCFA
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 17 days ago