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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 242 246 267
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 3 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.042% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.044% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 18
Average salary £37,900 £43,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.87% -4.39%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
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
7323 6839 8867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.30% 95.54% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5965 5878 7555
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 22 September 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 - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (93.33%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) VPN
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Data Security
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) COBIT
5 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) C++
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) PKI
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Product Management
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP GRC
1 1 (6.67%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) VPN
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Data Security
3 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Product Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Security
6 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) C++
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint