The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had IT Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 843 881 944
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +63
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 41 42 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.042% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.043% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 18
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,432 £40,000 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £51,250 £48,250
% change year-on-year
-14.14% +6.21%
IT Security Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
88317 96631 104807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.20% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 75047 80981 85366
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured IT Security Specialist in the job title.

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

IT Security Specialist Salary Trend in England

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in England

IT Security Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 33 £65,000 +4.00%
South East +20 3 £60,000 +42.85%
North West - 3 £44,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
IT Security Specialist
UK

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 53 (55.21%) Information Security
2 42 (43.75%) Firewall
3 35 (36.46%) Finance
4 32 (33.33%) SIEM
5 31 (32.29%) Windows
6 30 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 29 (30.21%) PCI DSS
8 27 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 25 (26.04%) CISSP
10 24 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 24 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 23 (23.96%) Network Security
11 23 (23.96%) ITIL
12 22 (22.92%) WAN
13 19 (19.79%) LAN
13 19 (19.79%) C
13 19 (19.79%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (19.79%) VLAN
13 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
13 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
14 18 (18.75%) Risk Management
14 18 (18.75%) Management Information System
15 17 (17.71%) Linux
15 17 (17.71%) Windows Server
15 17 (17.71%) DV Cleared
16 16 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (16.67%) CISM
17 15 (15.63%) Java
17 15 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 14 (14.58%) Cisco

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (43.75%) Firewall
2 23 (23.96%) Network Security
3 22 (22.92%) WAN
4 19 (19.79%) LAN
4 19 (19.79%) VLAN
5 14 (14.58%) MPLS
6 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.38%) DHCP
7 9 (9.38%) DNS
8 8 (8.33%) Internet
8 8 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (7.29%) Junos
10 6 (6.25%) VPN
11 3 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.13%) Wireless
12 2 (2.08%) WLAN
13 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) Big Data
1 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) AppScan
General
1 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
2 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.21%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
1 5 (5.21%) J2EE
1 5 (5.21%) JNI
1 5 (5.21%) Middleware
2 2 (2.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (11.46%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (6.25%) PMI
5 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.13%) User Experience
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.08%) Fintech
6 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Linux
2 17 (17.71%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.25%) Unix
4 5 (5.21%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (55.21%) Information Security
2 32 (33.33%) SIEM
3 30 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 23 (23.96%) ITIL
6 19 (19.79%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 16 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (12.50%) Incident Management
11 11 (11.46%) Malware Analysis
11 11 (11.46%) Security Architecture
11 11 (11.46%) Security Operations
12 10 (10.42%) Data Protection
12 10 (10.42%) Security Testing
12 10 (10.42%) Threat Analysis
13 9 (9.38%) OWASP
13 9 (9.38%) PRINCE2
13 9 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) C
2 15 (15.63%) Java
3 5 (5.21%) Apple Swift
3 5 (5.21%) C#
3 5 (5.21%) Objective-C
4 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.17%) SQL
5 3 (3.13%) Perl
6 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.04%) Python
7 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) CISSP
2 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
2 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
3 17 (17.71%) DV Cleared
4 16 (16.67%) CISM
5 13 (13.54%) CISA
6 11 (11.46%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (10.42%) CEH
8 8 (8.33%) Degree
9 7 (7.29%) CCNP
10 6 (6.25%) PMI Certification
11 5 (5.21%) CCNA
11 5 (5.21%) SANS
12 4 (4.17%) GIAC
13 3 (3.13%) Postgraduate
14 2 (2.08%) CISMP
14 2 (2.08%) CRISC
14 2 (2.08%) GCIH
15 1 (1.04%) CCFP
15 1 (1.04%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.21%) PCI DSS
2 27 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.21%) COBIT
4 1 (1.04%) ISO27002
System Software
1 24 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Nessus
1 8 (8.33%) RSA Archer
2 4 (4.17%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.08%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.04%) Proventia
4 1 (1.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Cisco
2 12 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 12 (12.50%) Qualys
3 10 (10.42%) Juniper
4 9 (9.38%) Intel Security
5 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.29%) Dell
6 7 (7.29%) Radware
6 7 (7.29%) SonicWALL
6 7 (7.29%) Splunk
7 5 (5.21%) Symantec
8 2 (2.08%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.04%) Apple
9 1 (1.04%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix
9 1 (1.04%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.04%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle
9 1 (1.04%) ScanSafe
9 1 (1.04%) Sophos