The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 195 146 165
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 45 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 1.09% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 1.16% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11 45 20
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
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
4859 3890 4498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.09% 94.60% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4193 3173 3859
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 27 February 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Birmingham -28 7 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -20 3 £60,000 -
Coventry -24 2 £65,000 +66.13%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (38.89%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
2 11 (30.56%) CISSP
2 11 (30.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (25.00%) Firewall
4 8 (22.22%) Information Security
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (22.22%) SIEM
4 8 (22.22%) Security Testing
4 8 (22.22%) OWASP
5 7 (19.44%) Cisco
5 7 (19.44%) Security Management
6 6 (16.67%) IPsec
6 6 (16.67%) CEH
6 6 (16.67%) CCNP
6 6 (16.67%) MPLS
6 6 (16.67%) BGP
6 6 (16.67%) WAN
7 5 (13.89%) Network Security
7 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
7 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) VPN
7 5 (13.89%) LAN
7 5 (13.89%) CCSP
7 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (11.11%) CCIP
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
8 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 4 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) BGP
2 6 (16.67%) IPsec
2 6 (16.67%) WAN
2 6 (16.67%) MPLS
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
3 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.89%) VPN
3 5 (13.89%) Network Security
4 4 (11.11%) Internet
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.56%) OSPF
6 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.78%) Wireless
7 1 (2.78%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) VPLS
7 1 (2.78%) SSL
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (8.33%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (5.56%) Online Games
1 2 (5.56%) Open Source
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) CESG
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (22.22%) Security Testing
2 8 (22.22%) OWASP
2 8 (22.22%) Information Security
2 8 (22.22%) SIEM
3 7 (19.44%) Security Management
4 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (8.33%) Cyber Security
6 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (2.78%) Use Case
8 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C++
1 3 (8.33%) Java
1 3 (8.33%) Perl
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) CISSP
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (16.67%) CCNP
3 6 (16.67%) CEH
4 5 (13.89%) CCSP
5 4 (11.11%) CCIP
6 3 (8.33%) SSCP
6 3 (8.33%) PCI QSA
6 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) CRISC
6 3 (8.33%) OSCP
7 2 (5.56%) CCNA
7 2 (5.56%) GIAC
7 2 (5.56%) GCFA
8 1 (2.78%) CCSE
8 1 (2.78%) CCSA
8 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.78%) ACSA
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Nmap
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) Cacti
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
3 1 (2.78%) F5
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle