The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 704 703 654
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 164 186 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 123 162 128
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,650 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
96246 103337 95812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.46% 94.27%
Number of salaries quoted 80520 85095 80045
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in England

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in England

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 Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 3 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 +4 57 £70,000 +16.66% 6
South East +8 30 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire +10 24 £45,000 -12.19% 3
East Midlands +22 19 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands -26 11 £45,000 -25.00%
East of England +18 10 £43,500 +14.77%
South West -8 8 £42,250 -19.52%
North West -8 4 £50,000 -4.76% 1
North East - 1 £42,500 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 165 (46.09%) Firewall
2 161 (44.97%) Information Security
3 124 (34.64%) Network Security
4 116 (32.40%) CISSP
5 106 (29.61%) Finance
6 87 (24.30%) Cisco
7 76 (21.23%) CheckPoint
8 73 (20.39%) SIEM
9 68 (18.99%) Cyber Security
10 61 (17.04%) ITIL
11 60 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 58 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
13 57 (15.92%) Java
13 57 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
14 56 (15.64%) PCI DSS
15 53 (14.80%) Security Architecture
16 50 (13.97%) Degree
17 49 (13.69%) Data Centre
18 47 (13.13%) E-Commerce
19 46 (12.85%) Security Testing
20 43 (12.01%) CCNP
21 42 (11.73%) Project Management
21 42 (11.73%) Penetration Testing
21 42 (11.73%) CCSE
21 42 (11.73%) Risk Management
22 41 (11.45%) Management Information System
22 41 (11.45%) CISM
23 40 (11.17%) TCP/IP
24 39 (10.89%) .NET
24 39 (10.89%) Cisco Nexus

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.68%) JBoss
2 5 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (3.35%) MS Office
2 8 (2.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.56%) PaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 165 (46.09%) Firewall
2 124 (34.64%) Network Security
3 40 (11.17%) TCP/IP
4 39 (10.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 32 (8.94%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (6.15%) WAN
8 17 (4.75%) LAN
9 15 (4.19%) VPN
9 15 (4.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (3.91%) DNS
11 13 (3.63%) DHCP
11 13 (3.63%) BGP
11 13 (3.63%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (3.07%) MPLS
13 10 (2.79%) DMVPN
14 9 (2.51%) EIGRP
15 8 (2.23%) Internet
16 7 (1.96%) Wireless
17 6 (1.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.31%) RDBMS
1 19 (5.31%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.84%) Big Data
5 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 106 (29.61%) Finance
2 37 (10.34%) Banking
3 20 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.63%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.07%) Marketing
6 9 (2.51%) Legal
7 8 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.23%) Electronics
8 6 (1.68%) Law
8 6 (1.68%) Retail
9 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.89%) .NET
2 26 (7.26%) Web Services
3 20 (5.59%) Struts
3 20 (5.59%) Spring
4 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.68%) SOAP
5 6 (1.68%) SAML
5 6 (1.68%) OAuth
6 4 (1.12%) REST
7 3 (0.84%) OpenID
7 3 (0.84%) XML
7 3 (0.84%) WSDL
8 2 (0.56%) LAMP
8 2 (0.56%) JNI
8 2 (0.56%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (0.56%) Dalvik
9 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.28%) WCF
9 1 (0.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (13.69%) Data Centre
3 41 (11.45%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.59%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.91%) PKI
7 13 (3.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.23%) DTV
8 8 (2.23%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.23%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.68%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.12%) CESG
12 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.84%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.56%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.34%) Windows
2 32 (8.94%) Linux
3 31 (8.66%) UNIX
4 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.84%) CentOS
4 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.56%) Solaris
5 2 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (44.97%) Information Security
2 73 (20.39%) SIEM
3 68 (18.99%) Cyber Security
4 61 (17.04%) ITIL
5 53 (14.80%) Security Architecture
6 47 (13.13%) E-Commerce
7 46 (12.85%) Security Testing
8 42 (11.73%) Penetration Testing
8 42 (11.73%) Project Management
8 42 (11.73%) Risk Management
9 36 (10.06%) Mentoring
10 35 (9.78%) OWASP
11 32 (8.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 28 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (7.26%) SDLC
14 25 (6.98%) Incident Management
14 25 (6.98%) Ethical Hacking
15 23 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
16 18 (5.03%) Kalman Filter
16 18 (5.03%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.92%) Java
2 29 (8.10%) C++
3 23 (6.42%) C#
4 21 (5.87%) Python
5 20 (5.59%) C
6 17 (4.75%) SQL
7 9 (2.51%) Perl
8 6 (1.68%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.84%) PHP
11 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.56%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 116 (32.40%) CISSP
2 57 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (13.97%) Degree
4 43 (12.01%) CCNP
5 42 (11.73%) CCSE
6 41 (11.45%) CISM
7 34 (9.50%) CCNA
8 31 (8.66%) CEH
9 29 (8.10%) CCSA
10 26 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (6.70%) CISA
12 15 (4.19%) SSCP
13 14 (3.91%) Security Cleared
14 13 (3.63%) SC Cleared
15 11 (3.07%) GIAC
16 10 (2.79%) CCIE
16 10 (2.79%) CISMP
17 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
18 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (15.64%) PCI DSS
3 21 (5.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.96%) COBIT
4 7 (1.96%) QA
5 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.56%) MiFID
5 2 (0.56%) Basel II
5 2 (0.56%) EMIR
5 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.84%) vSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.56%) XenServer
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) Nessus
1 5 (1.40%) SCCM
2 4 (1.12%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (1.12%) Nmap
3 2 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 87 (24.30%) Cisco
2 76 (21.23%) CheckPoint
3 23 (6.42%) F5
4 17 (4.75%) VMware
4 17 (4.75%) Blue Coat
5 15 (4.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (3.91%) Citrix
7 12 (3.35%) Splunk
8 11 (3.07%) Symantec
9 10 (2.79%) Juniper
10 9 (2.51%) SAP
11 8 (2.23%) McAfee
11 8 (2.23%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.96%) Oracle
13 6 (1.68%) IronPort
13 6 (1.68%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.68%) Imperva
14 5 (1.40%) Google
14 5 (1.40%) Varonis
14 5 (1.40%) WorldPay
London
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Dental, Child & Eye care, Pension
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago