Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Security Specialist
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 191 189
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 14 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.36% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.46% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 1
Birmingham median annual salary £46,250 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.90% +16.67% +13.92%
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3706 4565 3838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.39% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3409 3224
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,300 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) ISMS
2 9 (64.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (57.14%) Information Assurance
3 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (57.14%) Business Continuity
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
4 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (35.71%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) Identity Management
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 5 (35.71%) Network Security
5 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
6 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) DMZ
7 3 (21.43%) Cybercrime
7 3 (21.43%) Analytics
7 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Compliance Audit
7 3 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (21.43%) Disruptive Innovation

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
2 3 (21.43%) DMZ
3 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Cybercrime
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) ISMS
3 8 (57.14%) Business Continuity
3 8 (57.14%) Information Assurance
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
4 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (35.71%) Identity Management
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
5 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Analytics
7 3 (21.43%) Compliance Audit
7 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
7 3 (21.43%) Disruptive Innovation
7 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) CEH
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CISM
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) GCIA
2 2 (14.29%) GCIH
2 2 (14.29%) GIAC
2 2 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System