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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 188 223 204
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 15 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 11
Median salary £40,000 £50,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.79% -12.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
4589 5641 4944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.27% 96.54% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3742 4656 4234
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +22 9 £31,250 -24.24% 1
Staffordshire +6 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 £40,000 - 1
Coventry +14 1 £67,500 +32.35%
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (89.58%) Information Security
2 21 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (43.75%) CISSP
3 19 (39.58%) CISM
3 19 (39.58%) PCI DSS
4 18 (37.50%) SIEM
5 17 (35.42%) Network Security
6 15 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (31.25%) Threat Detection
7 14 (29.17%) Security Operations
7 14 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (29.17%) Firewall
8 13 (27.08%) Security Testing
9 12 (25.00%) CEH
9 12 (25.00%) Security Management
10 11 (22.92%) Information Security Management
10 11 (22.92%) CISA
10 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
11 10 (20.83%) ITIL
11 10 (20.83%) Wireshark
11 10 (20.83%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (18.75%) SANS
12 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
12 9 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (18.75%) Windows
12 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (18.75%) CCNP
12 9 (18.75%) GIAC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) Network Security
2 14 (29.17%) Firewall
3 10 (20.83%) Wireshark
4 9 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Burp Suite
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
1 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 7 (14.58%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (89.58%) Information Security
2 21 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (37.50%) SIEM
4 15 (31.25%) Threat Detection
5 14 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (29.17%) Security Operations
6 13 (27.08%) Security Testing
7 12 (25.00%) Security Management
8 11 (22.92%) Information Security Management
8 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
9 10 (20.83%) ITIL
10 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (16.67%) Change Control
11 8 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
11 8 (16.67%) Security Auditing
11 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (14.58%) Server Hardening
12 7 (14.58%) Virtual Environments
13 5 (10.42%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) CISSP
2 19 (39.58%) CISM
3 12 (25.00%) CEH
4 11 (22.92%) CISA
5 9 (18.75%) CCNP
5 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (18.75%) GIAC
5 9 (18.75%) SANS
5 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 8 (16.67%) CCNA
6 8 (16.67%) GCIA
6 8 (16.67%) GCIH
6 8 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
8 4 (8.33%) Degree
9 1 (2.08%) GCFA
9 1 (2.08%) ISSMP
9 1 (2.08%) OSCP
9 1 (2.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) PCI DSS
2 15 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (14.58%) GPG13
4 1 (2.08%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco
1 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.08%) Splunk
1 1 (2.08%) VMware
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago