The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 248 - 264
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 11 0 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.14% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 17
Average salary £37,900 - £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7480 6805 8653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.12% 95.11% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6150 5834 7354
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the East of England

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the East of England

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Norfolk - 5 £37,900 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 16 (84.21%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) COBIT
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
5 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
5 5 (26.32%) Data Security
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (15.79%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) SAP
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) C
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (10.53%) Python
7 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
7 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
7 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP R/3
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (5.26%) SAP GRC
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) VPN
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security
4 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
1 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
3 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (26.32%) Data Security
4 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Product Management
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Security
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) C
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint