The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 634 777 778
Rank change year-on-year
+143 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 246 167 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 202 117 163
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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
86072 98291 103044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.29% 96.29% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 72520 82716 84192
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +103 114 £73,750 +13.46% 8
South East +69 41 £46,500 -2.10% 2
West Midlands +9 32 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +18 20 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West +5 13 £46,500 -45.29%
East of England +9 12 £50,000 +8.10% 3
South West -1 12 £53,750 +34.37% 3
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 260 (54.17%) Information Security
2 150 (31.25%) CISSP
3 149 (31.04%) Firewall
4 139 (28.96%) Cybersecurity
5 109 (22.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 106 (22.08%) Finance
7 105 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
7 105 (21.88%) Network Security
8 92 (19.17%) SIEM
9 90 (18.75%) CISM
10 86 (17.92%) Windows
11 84 (17.50%) PCI DSS
12 77 (16.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 76 (15.83%) ITIL
14 71 (14.79%) Risk Management
15 67 (13.96%) Cisco
16 63 (13.13%) CISA
17 56 (11.67%) Security Operations
18 55 (11.46%) Data Protection
19 54 (11.25%) TCP/IP
20 53 (11.04%) VPN
20 53 (11.04%) Linux
21 52 (10.83%) Management Information System
22 51 (10.63%) CEH
22 51 (10.63%) CheckPoint
23 50 (10.42%) Active Directory
23 50 (10.42%) Security Management
24 49 (10.21%) Juniper
25 48 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
25 48 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.67%) MS Exchange
1 8 (1.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.25%) IIS
3 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) Apache
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS Project
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) assyst
2 3 (0.63%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.54%) IaaS
2 5 (1.04%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (31.04%) Firewall
2 105 (21.88%) Network Security
3 54 (11.25%) TCP/IP
4 53 (11.04%) VPN
5 46 (9.58%) Intrusion Detection
6 36 (7.50%) DNS
7 32 (6.67%) VLAN
8 28 (5.83%) DHCP
9 27 (5.63%) WAN
10 25 (5.21%) MPLS
11 24 (5.00%) SSL
12 23 (4.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (4.79%) Wireless
13 22 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (4.38%) SNMP
15 20 (4.17%) Internet
16 19 (3.96%) EIGRP
16 19 (3.96%) HSRP
17 17 (3.54%) LAN
17 17 (3.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.50%) Big Data
2 4 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.63%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.08%) AppScan
2 4 (0.83%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 106 (22.08%) Finance
2 37 (7.71%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.75%) Banking
4 16 (3.33%) Law
5 15 (3.13%) Legal
5 15 (3.13%) Retail
6 10 (2.08%) Marketing
7 8 (1.67%) Billing
8 7 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.83%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (0.83%) Electronics
9 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.33%) .NET
2 13 (2.71%) Middleware
3 11 (2.29%) J2EE
4 10 (2.08%) JNI
5 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.63%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.63%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.63%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) JSP
7 1 (0.21%) OAuth
7 1 (0.21%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.21%) SAML
7 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.83%) Management Information System
2 32 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
3 23 (4.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 20 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.17%) PKI
5 16 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (2.71%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.50%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.08%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.25%) PMI
12 5 (1.04%) Fintech
12 5 (1.04%) NHS
13 4 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.83%) User Experience
14 3 (0.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 86 (17.92%) Windows
2 53 (11.04%) Linux
3 45 (9.38%) Unix
4 29 (6.04%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.50%) Android
6 10 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.63%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.63%) Solaris
9 2 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (54.17%) Information Security
2 139 (28.96%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
4 92 (19.17%) SIEM
5 77 (16.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 76 (15.83%) ITIL
7 71 (14.79%) Risk Management
8 56 (11.67%) Security Operations
9 55 (11.46%) Data Protection
10 50 (10.42%) Security Management
11 48 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
12 43 (8.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 40 (8.33%) Incident Management
14 39 (8.13%) Vulnerability Management
15 38 (7.92%) Ethical Hacking
15 38 (7.92%) OWASP
15 38 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
16 30 (6.25%) Information Security Management
17 29 (6.04%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.08%) Java
2 20 (4.17%) C
3 14 (2.92%) C#
3 14 (2.92%) SQL
4 11 (2.29%) Objective-C
4 11 (2.29%) PHP
5 9 (1.88%) Apple Swift
6 7 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.25%) C++
8 4 (0.83%) Python
9 3 (0.63%) Perl
9 3 (0.63%) VB
10 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 150 (31.25%) CISSP
2 90 (18.75%) CISM
3 63 (13.13%) CISA
4 51 (10.63%) CEH
5 48 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 47 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (8.54%) Degree
8 40 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 38 (7.92%) CCNP
10 31 (6.46%) SANS
11 26 (5.42%) DV Cleared
12 16 (3.33%) CCNA
13 15 (3.13%) GIAC
13 15 (3.13%) ISSAP
14 11 (2.29%) CCSA
14 11 (2.29%) CCSE
14 11 (2.29%) CRISC
15 7 (1.46%) CCIE
16 6 (1.25%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (22.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (17.50%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.50%) COBIT
4 9 (1.88%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.46%) HIPAA
6 6 (1.25%) GPG13
7 3 (0.63%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.42%) SLA
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 50 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.67%) vCloud
3 8 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Ceph
5 1 (0.21%) Snort
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.17%) Nessus
2 10 (2.08%) RSA Archer
3 8 (1.67%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.83%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.42%) EnCase
5 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.42%) WSUS
6 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.21%) Proventia
6 1 (0.21%) QRadar
6 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 67 (13.96%) Cisco
2 51 (10.63%) CheckPoint
3 49 (10.21%) Juniper
4 39 (8.13%) Microsoft
5 32 (6.67%) Intel Security
6 31 (6.46%) F5
7 26 (5.42%) ArcSight
8 25 (5.21%) Qualys
9 23 (4.79%) VMware
10 18 (3.75%) Citrix
11 14 (2.92%) Blue Coat
12 13 (2.71%) Symantec
13 12 (2.50%) SAP
14 11 (2.29%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.29%) Splunk
15 9 (1.88%) Computacenter
16 7 (1.46%) Forcepoint
16 7 (1.46%) HP
16 7 (1.46%) Palo Alto
17 5 (1.04%) Veracode
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefit package
Posted: 8 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Mint
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car allowance, Bonus, Helathcare
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Swindon, England UK
Intel
Salary: Competive plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Watford
Acumin Consulting
Salary: £35,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago