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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 255 261 251
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 6
Average salary £43,500 £37,900 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.77% -27.80%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
7127 7645 7252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.91% 95.86% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 6385 6208
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Suffolk - 7 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire -13 2 £67,500 +35.00%
Cambridgeshire +14 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) Network Security
3 10 (45.45%) Information Security
3 10 (45.45%) CISSP
3 10 (45.45%) SIEM
4 9 (40.91%) DMVPN
4 9 (40.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (40.91%) DDoS Mitigation
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (40.91%) CCNP
4 9 (40.91%) Citrix
4 9 (40.91%) WAN
4 9 (40.91%) BGP
4 9 (40.91%) EIGRP
4 9 (40.91%) MPLS
4 9 (40.91%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
6 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
6 7 (31.82%) Java
6 7 (31.82%) .NET
7 6 (27.27%) JBoss
7 6 (27.27%) QA
7 6 (27.27%) Network Design
7 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
8 5 (22.73%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
8 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
8 5 (22.73%) Thin Client

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) Network Security
3 9 (40.91%) DMVPN
3 9 (40.91%) MPLS
3 9 (40.91%) BGP
3 9 (40.91%) EIGRP
3 9 (40.91%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
3 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
4 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
4 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
5 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Information Security
1 10 (45.45%) SIEM
2 9 (40.91%) DDoS Mitigation
3 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
4 6 (27.27%) Network Design
5 5 (22.73%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (18.18%) Coaching
7 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
7 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) ITIL
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
9 1 (4.55%) Analytics
9 1 (4.55%) Database Security
9 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CISSP
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Citrix
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) IronPort
3 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) Websense
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) AppSense
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
4 1 (4.55%) Qualys
4 1 (4.55%) Trend Micro
4 1 (4.55%) Splunk
4 1 (4.55%) WorldPay
4 1 (4.55%) FireEye