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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 192 218 202
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 21 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.053% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.057% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 10
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £33,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
4712 5228 5155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.20% 92.94% 93.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3608 3687 4089
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 £27,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
(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
Maidenhead - 10 £58,750 -
Newbury - 5 £65,000 -
Reading -1 2 £55,000 -
Slough - 2 £57,500 -
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 16 (41.03%) Network Security
3 12 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (25.64%) CISSP
4 10 (25.64%) CISM
4 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
4 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
4 10 (25.64%) SIEM
5 9 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (23.08%) F5
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 9 (23.08%) CCSE
5 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 9 (23.08%) CCIE
6 8 (20.51%) ITIL
6 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
6 8 (20.51%) Banking
6 8 (20.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
7 7 (17.95%) MS Office
7 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 16 (41.03%) Network Security
3 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (7.69%) Broadband
6 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (20.51%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Law
5 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
1 10 (25.64%) SIEM
2 9 (23.08%) Security Architecture
2 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.95%) Project Management
4 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
4 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Database Security
5 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.26%) Network Design
6 4 (10.26%) SDLC
7 3 (7.69%) Cyber Security
7 3 (7.69%) Information Security
8 2 (5.13%) E-business
8 2 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.13%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) CISM
1 10 (25.64%) CISSP
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) CCIE
2 9 (23.08%) CCSE
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) GIAC
4 1 (2.56%) GCIA
4 1 (2.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
3 8 (20.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
1 9 (23.08%) F5
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Splunk
2 3 (7.69%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (7.69%) Symantec
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee
3 2 (5.13%) Varonis
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Qualys
4 1 (2.56%) Websense