The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £43,875 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 231 206
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 20 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 13
Median salary £43,875 £51,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.97% -15.00%  
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4990 6014 5559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.93% 96.35% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4731 4633
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist 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 22 June 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
Worcestershire - 11 £42,500 -
Birmingham +9 6 £47,500 -9.52%
Coventry -2 3 £50,000 -1.96% 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 21 (63.64%) CISSP
3 15 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Network Security
5 13 (39.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 10 (30.30%) ITIL
7 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
8 9 (27.27%) ISMS
8 9 (27.27%) CISM
8 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
8 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
9 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (21.21%) CISA
9 7 (21.21%) Security Management
9 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS
10 6 (18.18%) CEH
10 6 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
11 5 (15.15%) SIEM
11 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (15.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (12.12%) SANS
12 4 (12.12%) CRISC
12 4 (12.12%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (12.12%) Threat Detection
12 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
12 4 (12.12%) ISSMP

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 14 (42.42%) Network Security
2 13 (39.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) DMZ
5 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.03%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Unix
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 15 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
4 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 9 (27.27%) ISMS
4 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
5 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (21.21%) Security Management
6 6 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
7 5 (15.15%) SIEM
7 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.12%) Threat Detection
9 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
9 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) CISSP
2 9 (27.27%) CISM
3 7 (21.21%) CISA
4 6 (18.18%) CEH
5 4 (12.12%) CCNP
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.12%) CRISC
5 4 (12.12%) GIAC
5 4 (12.12%) ISSMP
5 4 (12.12%) SANS
6 3 (9.09%) CCNA
6 3 (9.09%) Degree
6 3 (9.09%) GCIA
6 3 (9.09%) GCIH
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS
3 5 (15.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.03%) COBIT
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (3.03%) GPG13
4 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco
1 1 (3.03%) LogRhythm
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Splunk
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £39000 - £48500 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago