The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 25 July 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 Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 62 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 20 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.74% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 0
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
699 639 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.75% 96.82% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 570 551 429
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Security Specialist
West Midlands

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Staffordshire region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +11 14 £60,000 +20.00%
Security Specialist
West Midlands

Security Specialist
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 42 (93.33%) .NET
2 38 (84.44%) Security Testing
3 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 25 (55.56%) PCI DSS
5 24 (53.33%) Web Development
5 24 (53.33%) SQL
6 18 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (37.78%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 15 (33.33%) Wireshark
9 13 (28.89%) Online Games
9 13 (28.89%) Games
10 12 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (26.67%) Web Application Development
11 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
11 10 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (22.22%) Information Security
12 6 (13.33%) OWASP
13 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
14 2 (4.44%) HTTPS

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (28.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (93.33%) .NET
2 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Online Games
2 10 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Security Testing
2 24 (53.33%) Web Development
3 18 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (37.78%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (26.67%) Web Application Development
6 10 (22.22%) Information Security
6 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.33%) OWASP
8 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (55.56%) PCI DSS
2 10 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001