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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 187 166 187
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 21 40 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.85% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17 39 1
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.28%
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
5230 4731 4579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.00% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4639 3998 4018
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Staffordshire +8 15 £60,000 -
Birmingham -24 5 £53,750 +19.44%
Coventry -11 1 £65,000 +59.50%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 21 (42.86%) .NET
2 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET
2 17 (34.69%) OWASP
3 16 (32.65%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (18.37%) SIEM
4 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (18.37%) Firewall
5 8 (16.33%) CISSP
6 7 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (12.24%) Cisco
8 5 (10.20%) WAN
8 5 (10.20%) VPN
8 5 (10.20%) MPLS
8 5 (10.20%) BGP
8 5 (10.20%) CCSP
8 5 (10.20%) CCNP
8 5 (10.20%) Security Management
8 5 (10.20%) IPsec
8 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Information Security
8 5 (10.20%) Network Security
8 5 (10.20%) PCI DSS
9 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
9 4 (8.16%) WAN Optimisation
9 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
9 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
9 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.16%) CCIP

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) BGP
2 5 (10.20%) IPsec
2 5 (10.20%) WAN
2 5 (10.20%) VPN
2 5 (10.20%) MPLS
2 5 (10.20%) Network Security
3 4 (8.16%) Internet
3 4 (8.16%) LAN
3 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.08%) SSL
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.04%) DMVPN
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless Security
6 1 (2.04%) OSPF
6 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) RequisitePro
General
1 2 (4.08%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) .NET
2 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.08%) Online Games
2 2 (4.08%) Open Source
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) CESG
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) CentOS
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) OWASP
2 16 (32.65%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (18.37%) SIEM
4 7 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Security Management
6 5 (10.20%) Information Security
7 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.08%) ITIL
9 2 (4.08%) Cyber Security
9 2 (4.08%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.04%) Change Control
10 1 (2.04%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) PHP
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.33%) CISSP
3 5 (10.20%) CCSP
3 5 (10.20%) CCNP
4 4 (8.16%) CCIP
4 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) ACSA
5 3 (6.12%) CCNA
5 3 (6.12%) CEH
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.04%) MCP
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.04%) RHCE
6 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.04%) ACCA
6 1 (2.04%) SSCP
6 1 (2.04%) CIMA
6 1 (2.04%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Nmap
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
2 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) Cacti
2 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Cisco
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
3 1 (2.04%) F5
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec
3 1 (2.04%) Websense
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle