The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 30 March 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 71 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.24% 0.30% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.31% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Median salary - £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.16%  
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 Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 408 650 571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 96.45% 98.63% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 327 593 516
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Staffordshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Staffordshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 1 - - 1
Security Specialist
West Midlands

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Staffordshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
4 4 (44.44%) Erlang
4 4 (44.44%) System Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Burp Suite
6 2 (22.22%) Source Code Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (11.11%) OWASP

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (55.56%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Source Code Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
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