The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 194 208 200
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 31 4 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.079% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.081% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 3 19
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £43,000 £59,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £63,400
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5282 4941 5523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.86% 97.15% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4201 4153 4876
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 13 £30,000 -
Birmingham -5 9 £52,500 +20.00%
Coventry - 6 £47,500 -
Dudley - 2 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 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 West Midlands region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 52 (91.23%) Information Security
2 29 (50.88%) Penetration Testing
3 28 (49.12%) PCI DSS
4 26 (45.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (35.09%) CISSP
5 20 (35.09%) CISM
6 18 (31.58%) Information Security Management
6 18 (31.58%) Security Management
6 18 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (28.07%) SIEM
8 15 (26.32%) CISA
9 14 (24.56%) Threat Detection
10 13 (22.81%) Data Loss Prevention
10 13 (22.81%) Finance
11 12 (21.05%) PKI
11 12 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
11 12 (21.05%) Security Auditing
11 12 (21.05%) Security Testing
11 12 (21.05%) Network Security
11 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 11 (19.30%) DV Cleared
12 11 (19.30%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (19.30%) Server Hardening
12 11 (19.30%) Firewall
13 10 (17.54%) ITIL
13 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
13 10 (17.54%) GPG13
14 9 (15.79%) Presales
14 9 (15.79%) Security Operations

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (1.75%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) Network Security
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
3 9 (15.79%) Wireshark
4 5 (8.77%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Burp Suite
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
1 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) PKI
2 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (91.23%) Information Security
2 29 (50.88%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (31.58%) Information Security Management
3 18 (31.58%) Security Management
4 16 (28.07%) SIEM
5 14 (24.56%) Threat Detection
6 13 (22.81%) Data Loss Prevention
7 12 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (21.05%) Security Auditing
7 12 (21.05%) Security Testing
8 11 (19.30%) Server Hardening
8 11 (19.30%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (17.54%) ITIL
9 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
10 9 (15.79%) Presales
10 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
11 6 (10.53%) IT Audit
11 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Erlang
2 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) CISM
1 20 (35.09%) CISSP
2 15 (26.32%) CISA
3 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 11 (19.30%) DV Cleared
5 9 (15.79%) CEH
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.02%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) CCNA
7 3 (5.26%) CCNP
7 3 (5.26%) GCIA
7 3 (5.26%) GCIH
7 3 (5.26%) GIAC
7 3 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (5.26%) SANS
8 1 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (49.12%) PCI DSS
2 26 (45.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (17.54%) GPG13
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
1 1 (1.75%) Mercator
1 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
1 1 (1.75%) SAP
1 1 (1.75%) Sun
1 1 (1.75%) VMware