The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 103 - 121
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.21% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
Security Specialist
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1351 1752 1758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.88% 95.22% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1474 1561
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Cambridge

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (100.00%) CISSP
1 11 (100.00%) Network Security
1 11 (100.00%) SIEM
2 10 (90.91%) DMVPN
2 10 (90.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (90.91%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MPLS
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) EIGRP
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
2 10 (90.91%) Citrix
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
3 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (81.82%) Security Architecture
4 7 (63.64%) Fat Client
4 7 (63.64%) Thin Client
5 6 (54.55%) Network Design
5 6 (54.55%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (45.45%) Coaching
6 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
7 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (18.18%) vSphere
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco
8 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
9 1 (9.09%) Anomaly Detection
9 1 (9.09%) WorldPay
9 1 (9.09%) Database Security

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Network Security
2 10 (90.91%) DMVPN
2 10 (90.91%) MPLS
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) EIGRP
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (63.64%) Fat Client
2 7 (63.64%) Thin Client
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) SIEM
2 10 (90.91%) DDoS Mitigation
3 9 (81.82%) Security Architecture
4 6 (54.55%) Network Design
4 6 (54.55%) WAN Optimisation
5 5 (45.45%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
7 1 (9.09%) Anomaly Detection
7 1 (9.09%) Database Security
7 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
7 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 1 (9.09%) Information Security
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Citrix
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) WorldPay
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk
4 1 (9.09%) Qualys
4 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
4 1 (9.09%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Websense