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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 192 213 204
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 23 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 12
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £41,750 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

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
4756 5039 4851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.42% 96.55% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3770 4205 4253
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -3 9 £52,500 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire +10 7 £30,000 -47.82%
Coventry - 6 £47,500 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 (94.55%) Information Security
2 25 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (43.64%) PCI DSS
4 23 (41.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (40.00%) CISSP
5 22 (40.00%) CISM
6 18 (32.73%) SIEM
7 16 (29.09%) Threat Detection
7 16 (29.09%) Information Security Management
7 16 (29.09%) Security Management
7 16 (29.09%) Network Security
8 15 (27.27%) Firewall
8 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (25.45%) Risk Management
10 13 (23.64%) Finance
10 13 (23.64%) CEH
11 12 (21.82%) Security Testing
11 12 (21.82%) CISA
11 12 (21.82%) Security Operations
12 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (16.36%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (16.36%) Security Auditing
12 9 (16.36%) Data Loss Prevention
12 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
12 9 (16.36%) PKI
12 9 (16.36%) Retail

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 (1.82%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) Network Security
2 15 (27.27%) Firewall
3 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
4 8 (14.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) DNS
6 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Burp Suite
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
1 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) PKI
1 9 (16.36%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) BYOD
3 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (94.55%) Information Security
2 25 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (32.73%) SIEM
4 16 (29.09%) Information Security Management
4 16 (29.09%) Security Management
4 16 (29.09%) Threat Detection
5 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (25.45%) Risk Management
7 12 (21.82%) Security Operations
7 12 (21.82%) Security Testing
8 9 (16.36%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (16.36%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (16.36%) Security Auditing
9 8 (14.55%) Change Control
9 8 (14.55%) ITIL
9 8 (14.55%) Server Hardening
9 8 (14.55%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (12.73%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Erlang
2 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (40.00%) CISM
1 22 (40.00%) CISSP
2 13 (23.64%) CEH
3 12 (21.82%) CISA
4 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) CCNA
5 8 (14.55%) CCNP
5 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) GCIA
5 8 (14.55%) GCIH
5 8 (14.55%) GIAC
5 8 (14.55%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (14.55%) SANS
6 3 (5.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.82%) CCSP
7 1 (1.82%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (43.64%) PCI DSS
2 23 (41.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (14.55%) GPG13
Vendors
1 1 (1.82%) Sun
1 1 (1.82%) VMware
Solihull
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago