The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 213 233 220
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 4 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.078% 0.017% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.018% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Average salary £43,750 £27,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.09% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £59,000 £44,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+32.58% -7.29%
IT Security Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4847 5522 5113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.92% 92.79% 93.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3817 3848 3998
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,783
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

IT Security Specialist Salary Trend in Berkshire

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Berkshire

IT Security Specialist
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 2 £65,000 -
IT Security Specialist
South East

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited IT Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with IT Security Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 4 (44.44%) Database Security
2 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (33.33%) Splunk
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Broadband
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Telemarketing
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (22.22%) ZeroMQ

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited IT Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with IT Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
1 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
1 4 (44.44%) Database Security
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Telemarketing
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
1 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Splunk
1 3 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Varonis