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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 133 129 145
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.35% 0.052% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.054% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 3
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.73%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
2176 1857 2153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.41% 97.33% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1558 1953
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,545 £25,000 £22,982
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 19 (86.36%) Information Security
2 15 (68.18%) PCI DSS
2 15 (68.18%) CISSP
2 15 (68.18%) CISM
3 13 (59.09%) CISA
3 13 (59.09%) SIEM
4 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (54.55%) Threat Detection
5 11 (50.00%) PKI
6 10 (45.45%) GPG13
6 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) DV Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
6 10 (45.45%) Security Management
6 10 (45.45%) ITIL
6 10 (45.45%) Server Hardening
6 10 (45.45%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (45.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (45.45%) Identity Access Management
6 10 (45.45%) Security Auditing
7 9 (40.91%) Presales
8 8 (36.36%) Big Data
9 7 (31.82%) Security Operations
10 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
11 5 (22.73%) CEH
11 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
12 4 (18.18%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Big Data
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) PKI
2 3 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) SIEM
3 12 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Threat Detection
4 10 (45.45%) Data Loss Prevention
4 10 (45.45%) Identity Access Management
4 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
4 10 (45.45%) ITIL
4 10 (45.45%) Security Auditing
4 10 (45.45%) Security Management
4 10 (45.45%) Server Hardening
4 10 (45.45%) Virtual Environments
5 9 (40.91%) Presales
6 7 (31.82%) Security Operations
7 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
8 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
9 4 (18.18%) Analytics
9 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) CISM
1 15 (68.18%) CISSP
2 13 (59.09%) CISA
3 10 (45.45%) DV Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) CEH
5 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.09%) GCIA
5 2 (9.09%) GCIH
5 2 (9.09%) GIAC
5 2 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (9.09%) SANS
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) PCI DSS
2 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (45.45%) GPG13
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Mercator
1 1 (4.55%) SAP
1 1 (4.55%) Sun