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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 845 873 832
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -41
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 39 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.015% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 31 15 19
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +12.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £59,000 £44,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+32.58% -7.29%
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
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +27 22 £63,750 -8.92% 1
South East +25 11 £42,500 +54.54% 1
South West -21 3 £58,000 -8.66%
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
North West - 1 £85,000 - 2
IT Security Specialist
UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 43 (57.33%) Information Security
2 39 (52.00%) CISSP
2 39 (52.00%) Firewall
3 36 (48.00%) Finance
4 25 (33.33%) Network Security
5 24 (32.00%) SIEM
6 22 (29.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 17 (22.67%) Windows
9 16 (21.33%) Cisco
9 16 (21.33%) Security Architecture
9 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
10 15 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 14 (18.67%) CISM
12 13 (17.33%) SSCP
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
12 13 (17.33%) CEH
12 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (16.00%) Degree
14 11 (14.67%) Banking
14 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
14 11 (14.67%) Linux
14 11 (14.67%) UNIX
15 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
15 10 (13.33%) SQL
15 10 (13.33%) CISMP
15 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
15 10 (13.33%) Kalman Filter

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 39 (52.00%) Firewall
2 25 (33.33%) Network Security
3 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.33%) VPN
5 5 (6.67%) DNS
5 5 (6.67%) DHCP
6 3 (4.00%) Internet
6 3 (4.00%) Broadband
6 3 (4.00%) LAN
6 3 (4.00%) WAN
6 3 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
General
1 36 (48.00%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Banking
3 7 (9.33%) Retail
4 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.00%) Marketing
5 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Advertising
7 1 (1.33%) Games
7 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.33%) Law
7 1 (1.33%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (1.33%) Spring
3 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.33%) J2EE
3 1 (1.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.33%) Social Media
6 1 (1.33%) DTV
6 1 (1.33%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) UNIX
3 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Information Security
2 24 (32.00%) SIEM
3 18 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (21.33%) Security Architecture
5 15 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 12 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (12.00%) Change Management
9 8 (10.67%) E-business
10 7 (9.33%) ITIL
10 7 (9.33%) Incident Management
11 6 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (8.00%) Security Management
12 5 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
12 5 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
12 5 (6.67%) Database Security
12 5 (6.67%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Java
3 4 (5.33%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (52.00%) CISSP
2 14 (18.67%) CISM
3 13 (17.33%) CEH
3 13 (17.33%) SSCP
4 12 (16.00%) Degree
5 10 (13.33%) CISMP
6 9 (12.00%) CISA
7 5 (6.67%) GIAC
8 4 (5.33%) CHFI
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.00%) MCP
9 3 (4.00%) GCFA
10 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.67%) CRISC
10 2 (2.67%) ISACA
10 2 (2.67%) MCSE
10 2 (2.67%) MCSA
11 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Cisco
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.00%) Oracle
6 5 (6.67%) F5
6 5 (6.67%) Splunk
6 5 (6.67%) Rapid7
6 5 (6.67%) Tripwire
6 5 (6.67%) LogRhythm
7 3 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (4.00%) Varonis
7 3 (4.00%) VMware
7 3 (4.00%) Symantec
7 3 (4.00%) McAfee
8 1 (1.33%) Websense
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Juniper
8 1 (1.33%) SAP
8 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
Chester
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: From £32,000 to £54,000 per annum Plus benefits. Salary dependent on e
Posted: 11 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago