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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 212 226 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 12 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 0
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £55,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +49.65%
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
4914 5247 5116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.59% 95.84% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4019 3899 3731
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 1 - -
Reading - 1 £22,500 -
Slough - 1 £75,000 -
IT Security Specialist
South East

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) CISSP
2 10 (58.82%) CISA
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
4 8 (47.06%) Information Security
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) Coaching
6 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
6 6 (35.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (11.76%) SIEM
7 2 (11.76%) Telemarketing
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Time Management
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 1 (5.88%) Java
8 1 (5.88%) SQL
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.88%) CRM
8 1 (5.88%) Broadband
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (5.88%) HTTP
8 1 (5.88%) IPv6
8 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) BGP
3 1 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) IPv6
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) Coaching
2 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
3 2 (11.76%) SIEM
3 2 (11.76%) Telemarketing
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Compliance Audit
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Information Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Records Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) CISSP
2 10 (58.82%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
1 1 (5.88%) Nexpose
1 1 (5.88%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.88%) GFI Software
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) Qualys
2 1 (5.88%) Rapid7
2 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk