The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 185 197 210
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 31 27 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.54% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.56% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 8
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £31,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £67,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
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
4292 4794 5262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.73% 95.71% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3471 3638 3712
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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 25 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +23 13 £52,500 -4.54%
Maidenhead -13 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Slough +12 4 £60,000 +4.34%
Newbury -2 1 £67,500 +3.84%
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Security Specialist in the job title.

1 31 (59.62%) Information Security
2 21 (40.38%) CISSP
3 18 (34.62%) Unix
4 17 (32.69%) Firewall
5 15 (28.85%) CISM
5 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
5 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 12 (23.08%) TOGAF
7 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (23.08%) SABSA
8 11 (21.15%) ISSAP
8 11 (21.15%) IaaS
8 11 (21.15%) SIEM
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco
8 11 (21.15%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
10 9 (17.31%) Cyber Attack
11 7 (13.46%) Network Security
11 7 (13.46%) CISA
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
11 7 (13.46%) Windows
12 6 (11.54%) Security Management
12 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
13 5 (9.62%) Degree
13 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture

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 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) Network Security
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.92%) MPLS
6 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Cyber Attack
2 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Unix
2 7 (13.46%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) Information Security
2 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (23.08%) SABSA
3 12 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 11 (21.15%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (21.15%) SIEM
4 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
5 6 (11.54%) Security Management
6 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
6 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
6 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security Management
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) CISSP
2 15 (28.85%) CISM
3 11 (21.15%) ISSAP
4 7 (13.46%) CISA
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
6 4 (7.69%) CCSE
6 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.77%) CCNA
7 3 (5.77%) GIAC
7 3 (5.77%) PCI QSA
8 2 (3.85%) CCIE
8 2 (3.85%) CCNP
8 2 (3.85%) CCSA
8 2 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.92%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) COBIT
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.77%) Nessus
1 3 (5.77%) Nexpose
1 3 (5.77%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.15%) Cisco
3 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 4 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (5.77%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (5.77%) Forcepoint
5 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
5 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.77%) Tufin
6 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Google
7 1 (1.92%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.92%) Radware
7 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL