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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 166 220 217
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 29 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 9
Median salary £46,000 £57,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.29% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £38,750 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
3877 5765 5612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.19% 96.02% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2980 4709 3847
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +52 15 £44,000 +10.00%
Maidenhead -3 5 £75,000 +42.85%
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 33 (62.26%) Information Security
2 29 (54.72%) Risk Assessment
3 28 (52.83%) Unix
4 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
5 25 (47.17%) CISM
5 25 (47.17%) Telecoms
5 25 (47.17%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (43.40%) IaaS
7 21 (39.62%) TOGAF
7 21 (39.62%) CISSP
7 21 (39.62%) SABSA
8 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
9 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (32.08%) Firewall
10 17 (32.08%) ArcSight
11 16 (30.19%) Cyber Attack
12 13 (24.53%) ISSAP
13 9 (16.98%) Compliance Audit
14 8 (15.09%) PKI
14 8 (15.09%) CISA
15 7 (13.21%) SIEM
16 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (11.32%) Splunk
16 6 (11.32%) Qualys
16 6 (11.32%) Nessus
16 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
16 6 (11.32%) IIS
16 6 (11.32%) Security Operations Centre

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 6 (11.32%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (43.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.08%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (47.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) OAuth
1 1 (1.89%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.89%) SAML
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Cyber Attack
2 8 (15.09%) PKI
3 6 (11.32%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Unix
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Information Security
2 29 (54.72%) Risk Assessment
3 25 (47.17%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (39.62%) SABSA
4 21 (39.62%) TOGAF
5 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) Compliance Audit
7 7 (13.21%) SIEM
8 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (11.32%) Dashboard Development
8 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
8 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (3.77%) Identity Access Management
10 1 (1.89%) Fraud Detection
10 1 (1.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 1 (1.89%) OWASP
10 1 (1.89%) Portfolio Management
10 1 (1.89%) SDLC
10 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (47.17%) CISM
2 21 (39.62%) CISSP
3 13 (24.53%) ISSAP
4 8 (15.09%) CISA
5 6 (11.32%) IISP
6 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) ArcSight
3 6 (11.32%) Qualys
3 6 (11.32%) Splunk
4 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (3.77%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.77%) Tufin
5 1 (1.89%) CA
5 1 (1.89%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.89%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle