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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 256 268 270
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.14% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 21
Average salary £43,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
6692 7393 8387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.71% 97.57% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5507 6054 6962
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
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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
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £43,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £56,000 -
Hertfordshire +20 2 £40,000 -30.43%
Suffolk +5 1 £55,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 40 (86.96%) Information Security
2 38 (82.61%) Firewall
3 35 (76.09%) Windows
3 35 (76.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (63.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 29 (63.04%) Linux
5 28 (60.87%) Data Protection
6 26 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (56.52%) SaaS
6 26 (56.52%) Risk Analysis
6 26 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
6 26 (56.52%) Xen
6 26 (56.52%) Legal
6 26 (56.52%) Information Governance
7 25 (54.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 11 (23.91%) Network Security
9 10 (21.74%) CISSP
9 10 (21.74%) HIPAA
10 8 (17.39%) ITIL
10 8 (17.39%) Degree
11 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
11 7 (15.22%) SIEM
12 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (13.04%) Regular Expression
12 6 (13.04%) Analytics
12 6 (13.04%) Patch Management
12 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
12 6 (13.04%) Nmap
12 6 (13.04%) Wireshark

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 26 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (56.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (82.61%) Firewall
2 29 (63.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (23.91%) Network Security
4 6 (13.04%) DNS
4 6 (13.04%) Wireshark
5 4 (8.70%) IPsec
5 4 (8.70%) SSL
5 4 (8.70%) VPN
6 3 (6.52%) BGP
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.52%) HSRP
6 3 (6.52%) OSPF
6 3 (6.52%) RIP
6 3 (6.52%) SNMP
6 3 (6.52%) SSH
6 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.17%) FirePass
7 1 (2.17%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
General
1 26 (56.52%) Legal
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.17%) Life Science
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 29 (63.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (86.96%) Information Security
2 28 (60.87%) Data Protection
3 26 (56.52%) Information Governance
3 26 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
3 26 (56.52%) Risk Analysis
4 25 (54.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL
6 7 (15.22%) SIEM
7 6 (13.04%) Analytics
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.04%) Patch Management
7 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.52%) IT Audit
9 3 (6.52%) Threat Detection
9 3 (6.52%) Threat Modelling
9 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (4.35%) DDoS Mitigation
10 2 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
11 1 (2.17%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 6 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (6.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) CISSP
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
3 3 (6.52%) CCNP
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CISA
4 2 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (76.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (21.74%) HIPAA
3 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 26 (56.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Nessus
1 6 (13.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco
2 5 (10.87%) Juniper
3 4 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.17%) Qualys