The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 123 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 12 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 0.68% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.69% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 5
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
2249 1740 1752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.50% 98.25% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1678 1402 1538
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) CEH
2 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (64.29%) Security Operations
3 8 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (57.14%) SIEM
4 5 (35.71%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) CISM
6 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (14.29%) CISA
6 2 (14.29%) IT Audit
6 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) MCSE
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) CCNA
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
7 1 (7.14%) Games
7 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (64.29%) Security Operations
2 8 (57.14%) SIEM
3 5 (35.71%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) IT Audit
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISMS
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Detection
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) CEH
3 4 (28.57%) CISM
4 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (7.14%) CCFP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CGEIT
5 1 (7.14%) CHFI
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) GCFA
5 1 (7.14%) GCFE
5 1 (7.14%) GCIH
5 1 (7.14%) GREM
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS