The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 135 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.43% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 4
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +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 1899 2304 1971
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.64% 96.04% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1592 1714 1615
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 7 (63.64%) Information Security
1 7 (63.64%) Security Operations
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (36.36%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (36.36%) Threat Detection
3 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CISM
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) GIAC
3 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 4 (36.36%) CEH
3 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (36.36%) ISMS
3 4 (36.36%) Information Assurance
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (27.27%) SANS
4 3 (27.27%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (27.27%) GCIA

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 (45.45%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) DMZ
4 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (9.09%) Cybercrime
3 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
1 7 (63.64%) Security Operations
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (36.36%) Information Assurance
3 4 (36.36%) ISMS
3 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 4 (36.36%) Threat Detection
4 3 (27.27%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) Identity Management
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
5 2 (18.18%) Security Management
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) CEH
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) CISM
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
1 4 (36.36%) GIAC
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) GCIA
2 3 (27.27%) GCIH
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (27.27%) SANS
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) GCFA
3 1 (9.09%) GREM
3 1 (9.09%) OSCP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk