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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 701 699 736
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 177 179 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 146 150 83
Average salary £55,000 £52,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.26% +11.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,446 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £76,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
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
99690 97976 104297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.56% 94.72% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83416 81352 90186
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 55 £57,500 +2.67% 4
South East +19 53 £55,000 +4.76% 6
West Midlands -25 23 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West -14 14 £45,000 -40.78%
Yorkshire -19 14 £50,000 +9.70%
North West -6 11 £65,000 +8.33%
East of England -38 5 £57,500 +32.18% 1
East Midlands - 2 £45,625 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 205 (57.42%) Information Security
2 131 (36.69%) CISSP
3 123 (34.45%) Firewall
4 94 (26.33%) Network Security
5 83 (23.25%) Finance
6 82 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (20.45%) Risk Management
8 71 (19.89%) Cisco
9 65 (18.21%) Windows
10 59 (16.53%) TCP/IP
11 55 (15.41%) Linux
12 54 (15.13%) Ethical Hacking
13 53 (14.85%) Cyber Security
14 51 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 51 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
15 50 (14.01%) Penetration Testing
16 48 (13.45%) Management Information System
16 48 (13.45%) ITIL
17 47 (13.17%) CEH
18 45 (12.61%) CCNP
19 40 (11.20%) Degree
20 38 (10.64%) ISMS
21 37 (10.36%) CISM
21 37 (10.36%) CheckPoint
21 37 (10.36%) .NET
22 36 (10.08%) DNS
23 34 (9.52%) DHCP
24 32 (8.96%) Legal
24 32 (8.96%) VMware
24 32 (8.96%) Security Cleared

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 18 (5.04%) IIS
2 12 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.12%) MS Project
2 4 (1.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.36%) assyst
2 4 (1.12%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.56%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (34.45%) Firewall
2 94 (26.33%) Network Security
3 59 (16.53%) TCP/IP
4 36 (10.08%) DNS
5 34 (9.52%) DHCP
6 29 (8.12%) Internet
7 26 (7.28%) BGP
7 26 (7.28%) VPN
8 24 (6.72%) LAN
9 23 (6.44%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (6.16%) WAN
11 21 (5.88%) OSPF
12 19 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 15 (4.20%) BIG-IP
15 13 (3.64%) DMVPN
15 13 (3.64%) Intranet
16 12 (3.36%) NetScreen
17 11 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.52%) MySQL
3 3 (0.84%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) RequisitePro
General
1 83 (23.25%) Finance
2 32 (8.96%) Legal
3 29 (8.12%) Law
4 22 (6.16%) Banking
5 9 (2.52%) Games
5 9 (2.52%) Marketing
5 9 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.96%) Advertising
7 6 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) German Language
9 2 (0.56%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Retail
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.36%) .NET
2 26 (7.28%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.52%) LAMP
4 6 (1.68%) Web Services
5 4 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.56%) WCF
6 2 (0.56%) HTML
6 2 (0.56%) SOAP
6 2 (0.56%) REST
6 2 (0.56%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.56%) Middleware
7 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.28%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) CSS
7 1 (0.28%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.45%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.76%) CESG
3 15 (4.20%) PKI
4 14 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.36%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.36%) Thin Client
6 11 (3.08%) Cryptography
7 9 (2.52%) Clustering
8 8 (2.24%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.68%) GIS
10 5 (1.40%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.40%) Kindle
11 4 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.12%) Tandem
12 3 (0.84%) Statistics
13 2 (0.56%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.56%) Online Games
13 2 (0.56%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.21%) Windows
2 55 (15.41%) Linux
3 24 (6.72%) UNIX
4 20 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.04%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.24%) AIX
8 8 (2.24%) Solaris
9 7 (1.96%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.56%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (57.42%) Information Security
2 73 (20.45%) Risk Management
3 54 (15.13%) Ethical Hacking
4 53 (14.85%) Cyber Security
5 50 (14.01%) Penetration Testing
6 48 (13.45%) ITIL
7 38 (10.64%) ISMS
8 31 (8.68%) Security Management
9 29 (8.12%) Business Continuity
10 28 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (7.84%) OWASP
11 27 (7.56%) SIEM
12 21 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (5.32%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.04%) Information Assurance
15 17 (4.76%) Load Balancing
16 16 (4.48%) Security Testing
16 16 (4.48%) Information Security Management
16 16 (4.48%) E-Commerce
17 15 (4.20%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.44%) SQL
2 17 (4.76%) Java
3 16 (4.48%) C
4 13 (3.64%) C++
5 11 (3.08%) Python
6 9 (2.52%) C#
7 6 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.12%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (36.69%) CISSP
2 51 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (13.17%) CEH
4 45 (12.61%) CCNP
5 40 (11.20%) Degree
6 37 (10.36%) CISM
7 32 (8.96%) Security Cleared
8 30 (8.40%) GIAC
9 29 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (6.72%) MCSE
11 20 (5.60%) SC Cleared
12 19 (5.32%) CCSE
13 17 (4.76%) CCNA
14 13 (3.64%) CISA
15 8 (2.24%) CISMP
16 6 (1.68%) CCIP
17 5 (1.40%) CCSP
17 5 (1.40%) Security+ Certification
17 5 (1.40%) JNCIS
18 4 (1.12%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.56%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.36%) COBIT
4 7 (1.96%) QA
5 6 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.68%) COSO
6 5 (1.40%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.40%) SLA
7 4 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.56%) BS25999
System Software
1 29 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.52%) Nmap
4 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.12%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.12%) XenApp
5 3 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.12%) Nessus
3 3 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.56%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
5 1 (0.28%) RANCID
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (19.89%) Cisco
2 51 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.36%) CheckPoint
4 32 (8.96%) VMware
5 23 (6.44%) F5
6 20 (5.60%) Imperva
6 20 (5.60%) Citrix
7 19 (5.32%) Blue Coat
8 17 (4.76%) Juniper
9 15 (4.20%) Infoblox
10 12 (3.36%) Symantec
10 12 (3.36%) Oracle
11 10 (2.80%) McAfee
12 9 (2.52%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.24%) Varonis
14 7 (1.96%) SAP
14 7 (1.96%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.68%) NetIQ
16 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
16 4 (1.12%) Sun
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