The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 195 209 210
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.073% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.079% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 11
Average salary £56,250 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
4668 5095 5016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.53% 93.18% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3537 3661 4016
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 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Berkshire

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 Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Maidenhead +10 9 £58,750 -
Reading +2 5 £55,000 - 1
Newbury - 3 £65,000 - 2
Slough - 1 £57,500 -
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 16 (44.44%) Firewall
1 16 (44.44%) Network Security
2 12 (33.33%) SIEM
3 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
4 9 (25.00%) Finance
4 9 (25.00%) MS Office
4 9 (25.00%) ITIL
4 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.00%) Project Management
4 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (22.22%) PCI DSS
5 8 (22.22%) CISM
5 8 (22.22%) CISSP
6 7 (19.44%) CCSE
6 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
6 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco
6 7 (19.44%) CCIE
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
6 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (19.44%) F5
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (44.44%) Firewall
1 16 (44.44%) Network Security
2 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (5.56%) Broadband
4 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
3 6 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Law
5 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.78%) Legal
6 1 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (2.78%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) SIEM
2 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Project Management
2 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
3 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
3 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
4 4 (11.11%) Database Security
4 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security
5 3 (8.33%) Network Design
5 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 3 (8.33%) Cyber Security
5 3 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (5.56%) E-business
7 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) CISM
1 8 (22.22%) CISSP
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) CCSE
2 7 (19.44%) CCIE
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) GIAC
4 1 (2.78%) GCIA
4 1 (2.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
1 7 (19.44%) F5
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Splunk
2 2 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (5.56%) Varonis
2 2 (5.56%) Symantec
2 2 (5.56%) McAfee
3 1 (2.78%) Qualys
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