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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 203 211 206
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 32 6 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.11% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.12% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 28 1 26
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £40,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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
5581 5124 5382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.01% 96.32% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4433 4275 4495
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 - 14 £52,500 - 1
Solihull - 7 £50,000 -
Dudley - 3 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £43,750 - 2
Coventry - 1 £56,000 - 3
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 34 (72.34%) Information Security
2 22 (46.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (42.55%) CISSP
3 20 (42.55%) PCI DSS
4 16 (34.04%) Information Security Management
4 16 (34.04%) Security Management
5 15 (31.91%) CISM
5 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (29.79%) SIEM
6 14 (29.79%) CEH
7 13 (27.66%) CISA
8 12 (25.53%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (25.53%) Finance
8 12 (25.53%) Security Operations
9 10 (21.28%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) PKI
11 8 (17.02%) Identity Access Management
11 8 (17.02%) Security Auditing
12 7 (14.89%) Server Hardening
12 7 (14.89%) IT Audit
12 7 (14.89%) Threat Detection
12 7 (14.89%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (14.89%) Network Security
12 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
12 7 (14.89%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (14.89%) Retail
12 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
12 7 (14.89%) ITIL

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 (2.13%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Network Security
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Big Data
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) PKI
2 6 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Solaris
1 1 (2.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Information Security
2 16 (34.04%) Information Security Management
2 16 (34.04%) Security Management
3 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (29.79%) SIEM
5 12 (25.53%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (25.53%) Security Operations
6 10 (21.28%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (17.02%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (17.02%) Security Auditing
8 7 (14.89%) IT Audit
8 7 (14.89%) ITIL
8 7 (14.89%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
8 7 (14.89%) Server Hardening
8 7 (14.89%) Threat Detection
8 7 (14.89%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (12.77%) ISMS
9 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) CISSP
2 15 (31.91%) CISM
3 14 (29.79%) CEH
4 13 (27.66%) CISA
5 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
5 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
6 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) CCSP
8 1 (2.13%) CGEIT
8 1 (2.13%) CHFI
8 1 (2.13%) CRISC
8 1 (2.13%) Degree
8 1 (2.13%) GCFA
8 1 (2.13%) GCIH
8 1 (2.13%) GREM
8 1 (2.13%) MCSE
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (46.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (42.55%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.77%) GPG13
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
1 2 (4.26%) Cisco
1 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
1 2 (4.26%) Qualys
2 1 (2.13%) Mercator
2 1 (2.13%) SAP
2 1 (2.13%) Sun
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Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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Atos
Salary: Car allowance, Bonus, Helathcare
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago