The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had IT Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 197 218 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.098% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 0
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £49,525
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +11.05%
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
4287 4844 5355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.21% 95.28% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3478 3628 3851
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,876 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured IT Security Specialist in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +16 3 £60,000 +9.09%
Slough - 2 £60,000 -
IT Security Specialist
South East

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT 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 Berkshire region featuring IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 11 (52.38%) CISSP
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco
5 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) CISA
5 7 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 6 (28.57%) SIEM
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) WAN
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Security Operations
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (19.05%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) C
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) Unix
9 3 (14.29%) Juniper
9 3 (14.29%) Marketing
9 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
9 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (14.29%) Coaching

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 2 (9.52%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) BGP
5 1 (4.76%) Broadband
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) IPv6
5 1 (4.76%) OSPF
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 6 (28.57%) SIEM
3 5 (23.81%) Security Operations
4 3 (14.29%) Coaching
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (9.52%) Telemarketing
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Compliance Audit
6 1 (4.76%) Database Security
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.76%) Network Design
6 1 (4.76%) Presales
6 1 (4.76%) Records Management
6 1 (4.76%) SABSA
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CISSP
2 7 (33.33%) CISA
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCSE
4 2 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) CISM
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Nessus
1 2 (9.52%) Nexpose
1 2 (9.52%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Qualys
4 1 (4.76%) Radware
4 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk