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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 207 183 171
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 20 34 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.63% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.66% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 10 26 39
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £23,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £50,700
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
5454 5133 5140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.47% 94.50% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4553 4346 4298
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -1 14 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Staffordshire -9 4 £60,000 -
Solihull - 2 £40,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 22 (66.67%) CISSP
2 20 (60.61%) SIEM
3 18 (54.55%) CEH
4 13 (39.39%) Information Security
5 11 (33.33%) Cyber Security
6 9 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (27.27%) Security Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 9 (27.27%) .NET
6 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 9 (27.27%) C++
6 9 (27.27%) Java
7 8 (24.24%) Firewall
8 7 (21.21%) SSCP
9 5 (15.15%) UNIX
9 5 (15.15%) Linux
9 5 (15.15%) GIAC
10 4 (12.12%) GCFA
10 4 (12.12%) OSCP
10 4 (12.12%) Perl
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
11 3 (9.09%) CRISC
12 2 (6.06%) ISACA
12 2 (6.06%) Network Security
12 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
12 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
12 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (6.06%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.03%) IPsec
3 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.03%) VPLS
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) OSPF
3 1 (3.03%) BGP
3 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
1 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) SIEM
2 13 (39.39%) Information Security
3 11 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 9 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.03%) Security Management
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.03%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (3.03%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C++
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) CISSP
2 18 (54.55%) CEH
3 7 (21.21%) SSCP
4 5 (15.15%) GIAC
5 4 (12.12%) GCFA
5 4 (12.12%) OSCP
6 3 (9.09%) CRISC
7 2 (6.06%) ISACA
7 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) CISA
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.06%) CCNA
8 1 (3.03%) CCNP
8 1 (3.03%) CCSA
8 1 (3.03%) GSEC
8 1 (3.03%) ACSA
8 1 (3.03%) PCI QSA
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco
1 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago