The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 137 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.16% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £32,500 £52,500 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.09% +14.75%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Security Specialist
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1798 1761 1543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.67% 96.33% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1399 1371
Average salary £39,000 £38,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.29% +5.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Bristol

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Bristol

Security Specialist
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Metasploit

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft