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 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
IT Security Specialist
Rank 885 902 953
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +51
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 48 37 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.036% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.037% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 46 26 17
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
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
93163 99616 107707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.52% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79053 82097 88100
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the 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
London +25 25 £60,000 -11.11% 1
South East +25 13 £52,500 -2.32% 3
North West - 5 £55,000 -
West Midlands -20 2 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +13 1 £40,000 -27.27% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £50,000 -
South West -1 1 £50,000 -
IT Security Specialist
UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 58 (59.18%) Information Security
2 44 (44.90%) Firewall
3 38 (38.78%) Windows
4 36 (36.73%) SIEM
5 35 (35.71%) PCI DSS
6 33 (33.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (31.63%) CISSP
8 29 (29.59%) Network Security
9 23 (23.47%) Risk Management
10 22 (22.45%) TCP/IP
11 21 (21.43%) Linux
11 21 (21.43%) Windows Server
12 19 (19.39%) WAN
12 19 (19.39%) Finance
13 18 (18.37%) Management Information System
13 18 (18.37%) LAN
14 17 (17.35%) ITIL
14 17 (17.35%) CheckPoint
14 17 (17.35%) Cisco
15 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 14 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (14.29%) MPLS
16 14 (14.29%) Security Management
16 14 (14.29%) CISM
16 14 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (13.27%) CISA
17 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
17 13 (13.27%) VLAN
18 12 (12.24%) Unix
18 12 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (44.90%) Firewall
2 29 (29.59%) Network Security
3 22 (22.45%) TCP/IP
4 19 (19.39%) WAN
5 18 (18.37%) LAN
6 14 (14.29%) MPLS
7 13 (13.27%) VLAN
8 10 (10.20%) DNS
9 6 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (6.12%) Internet
10 5 (5.10%) DHCP
10 5 (5.10%) Junos
11 4 (4.08%) Wireshark
12 3 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (2.04%) HTTP
14 1 (1.02%) BGP
14 1 (1.02%) Broadband
14 1 (1.02%) IPv6
14 1 (1.02%) OSPF
14 1 (1.02%) VoIP
General
1 19 (19.39%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Marketing
2 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.12%) Banking
4 5 (5.10%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Advertising
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (10.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (8.16%) Fat Client
4 8 (8.16%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.06%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.02%) Fintech
7 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (38.78%) Windows
2 21 (21.43%) Linux
2 21 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.24%) Unix
4 8 (8.16%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.18%) Information Security
2 36 (36.73%) SIEM
3 23 (23.47%) Risk Management
4 17 (17.35%) ITIL
5 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (14.29%) Security Management
7 12 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (12.24%) Security Operations
8 11 (11.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 10 (10.20%) Change Management
9 10 (10.20%) Incident Management
9 10 (10.20%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (10.20%) Security Architecture
10 9 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (9.18%) Presales
11 8 (8.16%) Data Protection
11 8 (8.16%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.22%) C
2 4 (4.08%) Java
2 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.08%) Python
3 2 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) CISSP
2 14 (14.29%) CISM
3 13 (13.27%) CISA
4 12 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.22%) DV Cleared
6 9 (9.18%) GCIH
6 9 (9.18%) GIAC
7 3 (3.06%) CCNA
7 3 (3.06%) CCSA
7 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.04%) CCSE
8 2 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.04%) Degree
9 1 (1.02%) CEH
9 1 (1.02%) CHFI
9 1 (1.02%) CISMP
9 1 (1.02%) GCFA
9 1 (1.02%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.02%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 33 (33.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.12%) COBIT
4 1 (1.02%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.02%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Nessus
2 4 (4.08%) Nmap
3 2 (2.04%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.02%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) CheckPoint
1 17 (17.35%) Cisco
2 9 (9.18%) Forcepoint
3 8 (8.16%) Dell
3 8 (8.16%) Radware
3 8 (8.16%) SonicWALL
4 7 (7.14%) Juniper
5 6 (6.12%) VMware
6 5 (5.10%) Intel Security
7 4 (4.08%) Sophos
8 3 (3.06%) Splunk
9 2 (2.04%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.02%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.02%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.02%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.02%) Qualys
10 1 (1.02%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.02%) Tripwire
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Car,Bens,Bonus,Stock
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London, Kent, West Yorkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London, Kent, West Yorkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago