The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Specialist
Rank 855 844 847
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 11 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.021% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 18
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,800 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -5.55%
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
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 19 December 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
South East +9 6 £60,000 +4.34% 1
London +25 3 £50,000 - 1
North West - 2 £37,250 -
IT Security Specialist
UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title.

1 21 (72.41%) Information Security
1 21 (72.41%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) CISSP
2 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (37.93%) Finance
4 10 (34.48%) CISM
4 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
5 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
6 7 (24.14%) CEH
6 7 (24.14%) ITIL
6 7 (24.14%) Data Security
6 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
7 6 (20.69%) Law
7 6 (20.69%) Legal
7 6 (20.69%) Security Management
7 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (20.69%) NetIQ
7 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (20.69%) ISMS
7 6 (20.69%) QA
7 6 (20.69%) VPN
7 6 (20.69%) Internet
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
8 5 (17.24%) SIEM
8 5 (17.24%) Cisco
8 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
9 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.79%) Mentoring

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) Firewall
2 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.69%) VPN
3 6 (20.69%) Internet
4 4 (13.79%) Network Security
5 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) LDAP
6 2 (6.90%) LAN
6 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 2 (6.90%) SSH
6 2 (6.90%) Kerberos
6 2 (6.90%) SNMP
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.45%) HTTP
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Law
2 6 (20.69%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Polish Language
4 2 (6.90%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) RMADS
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Information Security
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Data Security
3 6 (20.69%) Security Management
3 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.69%) ISMS
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
4 5 (17.24%) SIEM
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Database Security
7 2 (6.90%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
7 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) CISSP
2 10 (34.48%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) CEH
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CISA
5 1 (3.45%) CISMP
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (20.69%) QA
3 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
2 6 (20.69%) NetIQ
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
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