The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 101 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 14 37 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 2.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 2.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 0
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1739 1636 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.87% 94.08% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1364 1244
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Security Specialist
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 33 (94.29%) CISSP
1 33 (94.29%) Firewall
2 29 (82.86%) Linux
3 24 (68.57%) UNIX
3 24 (68.57%) CISM
4 23 (65.71%) Finance
4 23 (65.71%) Information Security
4 23 (65.71%) Cyber-Ark
5 10 (28.57%) Network Security
5 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (25.71%) CEH
6 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco
6 9 (25.71%) CCSP
6 9 (25.71%) CCSE
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (25.71%) FortiGate
6 9 (25.71%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
8 7 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (20.00%) SIEM
8 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) Symantec
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.71%) CA
11 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
11 1 (2.86%) Shell Script

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.86%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) Firewall
2 10 (28.57%) Network Security
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.86%) LDAP
General
1 23 (65.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) CESG
1 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (2.86%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Information Security
2 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
3 9 (25.71%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
5 7 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (20.00%) SIEM
5 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) Perl
1 1 (2.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (94.29%) CISSP
2 24 (68.57%) CISM
3 9 (25.71%) CEH
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (25.71%) CCSP
3 9 (25.71%) CCSE
4 1 (2.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Cyber-Ark
2 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Symantec
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle