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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 730 703 686
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 140 180 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 114 156 123
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £69,500
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
94522 102668 95291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.51% 94.27%
Number of salaries quoted 79392 83843 79807
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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%

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 27 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 27 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 +2 51 £70,000 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +22 30 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East 0 24 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +15 14 £50,000 +17.64%
South West +2 9 £35,000 -39.65% 2
East of England +11 4 £55,000 +45.11% 3
West Midlands -26 4 £40,000 -33.33%
North West -3 3 £50,000 +3.09% 2
North East - 1 £42,500 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 161 (47.92%) Information Security
2 143 (42.56%) Firewall
3 111 (33.04%) Network Security
4 110 (32.74%) CISSP
5 104 (30.95%) Finance
6 77 (22.92%) Cisco
7 70 (20.83%) CheckPoint
8 69 (20.54%) Cyber Security
9 64 (19.05%) SIEM
10 63 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 62 (18.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 57 (16.96%) ITIL
13 54 (16.07%) Java
14 52 (15.48%) PCI DSS
15 48 (14.29%) Data Centre
16 45 (13.39%) Security Architecture
16 45 (13.39%) E-Commerce
17 44 (13.10%) TCP/IP
17 44 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
17 44 (13.10%) Risk Management
18 43 (12.80%) Windows
19 42 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
20 40 (11.90%) CEH
20 40 (11.90%) Degree
21 39 (11.61%) Management Information System
21 39 (11.61%) Security Testing
22 38 (11.31%) CISM
22 38 (11.31%) Project Management
22 38 (11.31%) CCSE
22 38 (11.31%) Banking

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 7 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.79%) JBoss
3 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) nginx
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) PaaS
3 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.60%) IaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (42.56%) Firewall
2 111 (33.04%) Network Security
3 44 (13.10%) TCP/IP
4 37 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 29 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (5.06%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (4.76%) VPN
8 16 (4.76%) DNS
9 15 (4.46%) DHCP
10 12 (3.57%) LAN
11 11 (3.27%) WAN
11 11 (3.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (2.98%) Internet
13 7 (2.08%) MPLS
13 7 (2.08%) VoIP
14 6 (1.79%) VLAN
14 6 (1.79%) Wireless
14 6 (1.79%) Junos
15 4 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.65%) RDBMS
1 19 (5.65%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.89%) Big Data
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.49%) Metasploit
General
1 104 (30.95%) Finance
2 38 (11.31%) Banking
3 21 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.27%) Legal
5 11 (3.27%) Marketing
6 8 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.38%) Electronics
7 7 (2.08%) Retail
8 6 (1.79%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.01%) .NET
2 27 (8.04%) Web Services
3 20 (5.95%) Struts
3 20 (5.95%) Spring
4 6 (1.79%) SAML
4 6 (1.79%) SOAP
4 6 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.79%) OAuth
4 6 (1.79%) LAMP
5 4 (1.19%) Dalvik
5 4 (1.19%) REST
5 4 (1.19%) JNI
6 3 (0.89%) WSDL
6 3 (0.89%) XML
6 3 (0.89%) OpenID
7 2 (0.60%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.30%) WSH
8 1 (0.30%) HTML
8 1 (0.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 39 (11.61%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.57%) PKI
7 10 (2.98%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.38%) DTV
8 8 (2.38%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.49%) CESG
10 5 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.89%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.60%) Economics
13 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.30%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.80%) Windows
2 31 (9.23%) UNIX
3 27 (8.04%) Linux
4 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.19%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) CentOS
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (47.92%) Information Security
2 69 (20.54%) Cyber Security
3 64 (19.05%) SIEM
4 57 (16.96%) ITIL
5 45 (13.39%) E-Commerce
5 45 (13.39%) Security Architecture
6 44 (13.10%) Risk Management
7 42 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 39 (11.61%) Security Testing
9 38 (11.31%) Project Management
10 34 (10.12%) OWASP
11 33 (9.82%) Mentoring
12 28 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 26 (7.74%) Vulnerability Management
14 25 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (6.55%) SDLC
16 19 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
17 18 (5.36%) Ethical Hacking
17 18 (5.36%) Incident Management
18 17 (5.06%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.07%) Java
2 25 (7.44%) C++
3 21 (6.25%) Python
4 20 (5.95%) C
4 20 (5.95%) C#
5 17 (5.06%) SQL
6 10 (2.98%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.68%) Perl
8 6 (1.79%) PHP
9 4 (1.19%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.19%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 110 (32.74%) CISSP
2 44 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (11.90%) CEH
3 40 (11.90%) Degree
4 38 (11.31%) CCSE
4 38 (11.31%) CISM
5 32 (9.52%) CCNA
6 31 (9.23%) CCNP
7 28 (8.33%) CCSA
8 27 (8.04%) CISA
9 26 (7.74%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (5.06%) SSCP
11 14 (4.17%) GIAC
12 13 (3.87%) CISMP
12 13 (3.87%) SC Cleared
12 13 (3.87%) Security Cleared
13 10 (2.98%) CCIE
14 9 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (2.08%) MCSE
16 6 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (18.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (15.48%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.79%) QA
5 5 (1.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.60%) MiFID
6 2 (0.60%) Basel II
6 2 (0.60%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) EMIR
6 2 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
3 1 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (1.79%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (1.79%) Nessus
2 5 (1.49%) Nmap
2 5 (1.49%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (1.19%) SCCM
4 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 77 (22.92%) Cisco
2 70 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 19 (5.65%) F5
4 16 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.87%) Blue Coat
6 12 (3.57%) Symantec
6 12 (3.57%) McAfee
7 11 (3.27%) Splunk
8 9 (2.68%) SAP
9 8 (2.38%) Oracle
9 8 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.08%) Juniper
11 6 (1.79%) Citrix
11 6 (1.79%) IronPort
11 6 (1.79%) LogRhythm
12 5 (1.49%) Varonis
12 5 (1.49%) Rapid7
12 5 (1.49%) Tripwire
12 5 (1.49%) Acunetix
12 5 (1.49%) VMware
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