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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 125 100 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.24% 1.17% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.24% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 0
Average salary £53,750 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.28%
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
1964 1771 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.11% 94.20% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1575 1380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) SIEM
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) CEH
5 3 (27.27%) ACSA
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
6 2 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) Information Security
6 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) CESG
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Sentinel
7 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) IPsec
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) RequisitePro
General
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) CESG
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) SIEM
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
3 2 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) CEH
4 3 (27.27%) ACSA
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) CCSP
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) RHCE
5 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (9.09%) ACCA
5 1 (9.09%) SSCP
5 1 (9.09%) CIMA
5 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) Cacti
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
2 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) Websense
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle