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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 229 207 167
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 15 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.33% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 36
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £40,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £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
6015 5238 4766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.93% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 4440 3993
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Birmingham -8 11 £46,250 +12.12%
Coventry +7 1 £51,000 -15.00% 1
Staffordshire -2 1 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (58.33%) CISSP
2 13 (54.17%) Information Security
3 10 (41.67%) CEH
4 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 9 (37.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (37.50%) SIEM
5 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Information Security Management
6 5 (20.83%) Security Management
6 5 (20.83%) IT Audit
7 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (16.67%) Firewall
7 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
8 3 (12.50%) Network Security
8 3 (12.50%) Time Management
8 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Retail
8 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.50%) CISM
8 3 (12.50%) Intel Security
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 2 (8.33%) System Testing
9 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Line Management
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.33%) .NET

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
1 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) FTP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) tcpdump
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (37.50%) Security Operations
2 9 (37.50%) SIEM
3 5 (20.83%) Information Security Management
3 5 (20.83%) IT Audit
3 5 (20.83%) Security Management
4 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (8.33%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) ISMS
6 1 (4.17%) Threat Detection
6 1 (4.17%) Threat Management
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) CISSP
2 10 (41.67%) CEH
3 3 (12.50%) CISM
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) CCFP
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) CHFI
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) GCFA
5 1 (4.17%) GCFE
5 1 (4.17%) GCIH
5 1 (4.17%) GREM
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) OSCP
5 1 (4.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) NetIQ
2 1 (4.17%) Remedy
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension + Other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £51000.00 per annum + Pension & Bupa Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago