The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 114 132 118
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.28% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Median salary £31,250 £46,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.43% +15.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £41,250 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £51,250 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1743 2209 1656
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.05% 95.54% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1726 1406
Median salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Birmingham

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Birmingham

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) SIEM
2 14 (93.33%) Threat Detection
2 14 (93.33%) CISSP
2 14 (93.33%) CISM
3 13 (86.67%) Information Security
4 10 (66.67%) Security Operations
5 9 (60.00%) GIAC
5 9 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (60.00%) CEH
5 9 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (60.00%) Network Security
5 9 (60.00%) CCNP
5 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (53.33%) Unix
6 8 (53.33%) Windows
6 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) CCNA
6 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 8 (53.33%) GCIA
6 8 (53.33%) GCIH
6 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
6 8 (53.33%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (53.33%) Change Control
6 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (53.33%) SANS
7 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (46.67%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) CISA

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 9 (60.00%) Network Security
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (40.00%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Unix
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) SIEM
2 14 (93.33%) Threat Detection
3 13 (86.67%) Information Security
4 10 (66.67%) Security Operations
5 9 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (53.33%) Change Control
6 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
6 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (46.67%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (40.00%) Security Auditing
8 6 (40.00%) Server Hardening
8 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (33.33%) Information Security Management
9 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (33.33%) Presales
9 5 (33.33%) Security Management
10 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) CISM
1 14 (93.33%) CISSP
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
2 9 (60.00%) CEH
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) GIAC
3 8 (53.33%) CCNA
3 8 (53.33%) GCIA
3 8 (53.33%) GCIH
3 8 (53.33%) Network+ Certification
3 8 (53.33%) SANS
4 6 (40.00%) CISA
4 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) GCFA
5 1 (6.67%) GCFE
5 1 (6.67%) GREM
5 1 (6.67%) OSCP
5 1 (6.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) GPG13
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
1 1 (6.67%) Splunk