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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 138 126 119
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.38% 0.59% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.61% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
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
2272 1980 1820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.23% 96.54% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1698 1631 1576
Median salary £40,000 £43,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 12 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (63.16%) Security Operations
3 11 (57.89%) SIEM
4 9 (47.37%) Information Security
4 9 (47.37%) CEH
5 8 (42.11%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS
6 6 (31.58%) CISM
7 5 (26.32%) Information Security Management
7 5 (26.32%) Security Management
7 5 (26.32%) CISA
8 4 (21.05%) Big Data
8 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (15.79%) PKI
9 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Analytics
9 3 (15.79%) GPG13
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) Security Auditing
9 3 (15.79%) Threat Detection
9 3 (15.79%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
9 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (63.16%) Security Operations
2 11 (57.89%) SIEM
3 9 (47.37%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security Management
4 5 (26.32%) Security Management
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Presales
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Security Auditing
6 3 (15.79%) Server Hardening
6 3 (15.79%) Threat Detection
6 3 (15.79%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.26%) IT Audit
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) CEH
3 6 (31.58%) CISM
4 5 (26.32%) CISA
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) CCFP
7 1 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) CGEIT
7 1 (5.26%) CHFI
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) GCFA
7 1 (5.26%) GCFE
7 1 (5.26%) GCIH
7 1 (5.26%) GREM
7 1 (5.26%) MCSE
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (15.79%) GPG13
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Mercator
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago