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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 706 706 698
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 178 161 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 154 117 113
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
100949 93805 104538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.25% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82529 78778 89901
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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
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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 +22 81 £60,000 +10.09% 7
South East -7 30 £55,000 +7.31% 4
West Midlands -15 27 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East of England -1 9 £37,900 -12.87% 2
Yorkshire -42 9 £50,000 -1.96%
East Midlands -8 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South West -25 5 £58,000 +22.75% 3
North West -28 3 £48,500 +7.77%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 198 (56.25%) Information Security
2 114 (32.39%) CISSP
3 99 (28.13%) Firewall
4 96 (27.27%) Network Security
5 82 (23.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 77 (21.88%) Finance
7 64 (18.18%) Windows
8 57 (16.19%) TCP/IP
8 57 (16.19%) Cyber Security
9 56 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
10 55 (15.63%) Microsoft
11 54 (15.34%) Ethical Hacking
11 54 (15.34%) Management Information System
11 54 (15.34%) Risk Management
12 52 (14.77%) Cisco
12 52 (14.77%) ITIL
12 52 (14.77%) CEH
13 50 (14.20%) Linux
13 50 (14.20%) CISM
14 44 (12.50%) .NET
15 43 (12.22%) CheckPoint
16 42 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
17 40 (11.36%) SIEM
18 38 (10.80%) CCNP
19 37 (10.51%) Degree
19 37 (10.51%) PCI DSS
20 36 (10.23%) Security Cleared
20 36 (10.23%) ASP.NET
20 36 (10.23%) Active Directory
20 36 (10.23%) Internet

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (5.11%) IIS
2 17 (4.83%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.41%) assyst
2 6 (1.70%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.57%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 99 (28.13%) Firewall
2 96 (27.27%) Network Security
3 57 (16.19%) TCP/IP
4 36 (10.23%) Internet
5 31 (8.81%) DHCP
6 29 (8.24%) DNS
7 23 (6.53%) LAN
8 22 (6.25%) WAN
8 22 (6.25%) Wireshark
9 21 (5.97%) VPN
10 18 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (4.55%) OSPF
12 16 (4.55%) BGP
13 15 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (3.69%) Intranet
15 12 (3.41%) SSL
16 11 (3.13%) BIG-IP
16 11 (3.13%) NetScreen
16 11 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.84%) MySQL
3 5 (1.42%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) RequisitePro
General
1 77 (21.88%) Finance
2 33 (9.38%) Banking
3 28 (7.95%) Law
4 21 (5.97%) Legal
4 21 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 20 (5.68%) Games
6 7 (1.99%) Advertising
7 6 (1.70%) Retail
8 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.14%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.50%) .NET
2 36 (10.23%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.84%) LAMP
4 4 (1.14%) XML
5 2 (0.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.34%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.55%) CESG
3 16 (4.55%) PKI
4 13 (3.69%) Online Games
5 10 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.84%) Cryptography
5 10 (2.84%) Clustering
6 9 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.99%) Statistics
8 6 (1.70%) Kindle
9 5 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.42%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.14%) EFT
11 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.57%) RMADS
12 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.57%) FMCG
13 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.18%) Windows
2 50 (14.20%) Linux
3 21 (5.97%) UNIX
4 17 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.70%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.70%) AIX
7 6 (1.70%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (56.25%) Information Security
2 57 (16.19%) Cyber Security
3 56 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
4 54 (15.34%) Ethical Hacking
4 54 (15.34%) Risk Management
5 52 (14.77%) ITIL
6 40 (11.36%) SIEM
7 34 (9.66%) Vulnerability Management
8 32 (9.09%) ISMS
9 31 (8.81%) Security Testing
10 29 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (7.39%) Security Management
12 23 (6.53%) Business Continuity
12 23 (6.53%) Business Development
13 19 (5.40%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (5.11%) Web Development
14 18 (5.11%) OWASP
15 17 (4.83%) Information Assurance
15 17 (4.83%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.81%) SQL
2 16 (4.55%) C
2 16 (4.55%) Java
3 15 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 11 (3.13%) Python
5 10 (2.84%) C++
6 8 (2.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.57%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 114 (32.39%) CISSP
2 52 (14.77%) CEH
3 50 (14.20%) CISM
4 42 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (10.80%) CCNP
6 37 (10.51%) Degree
7 36 (10.23%) Security Cleared
8 29 (8.24%) MCSE
8 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (7.67%) SC Cleared
10 24 (6.82%) GIAC
11 22 (6.25%) CISA
12 21 (5.97%) CCNA
13 16 (4.55%) CCSE
14 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.27%) CSSLP
16 7 (1.99%) GPEN
16 7 (1.99%) OSCP
16 7 (1.99%) SSCP
16 7 (1.99%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (23.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (10.51%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.11%) COBIT
4 7 (1.99%) QA
4 7 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.70%) COSO
5 6 (1.70%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) GPG13
7 1 (0.28%) BS25999
System Software
1 36 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.98%) Snort
4 12 (3.41%) Nmap
5 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.85%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.53%) McAfee ePO
2 18 (5.11%) Nessus
3 14 (3.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.57%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.77%) Cisco
3 43 (12.22%) CheckPoint
4 31 (8.81%) Blue Coat
5 28 (7.95%) VMware
6 25 (7.10%) Symantec
7 24 (6.82%) McAfee
8 20 (5.68%) Juniper
9 17 (4.83%) Qualys
10 16 (4.55%) F5
11 15 (4.26%) Splunk
11 15 (4.26%) Websense
11 15 (4.26%) Citrix
12 14 (3.98%) IronPort
12 14 (3.98%) Imperva
12 14 (3.98%) Lumension
12 14 (3.98%) Becrypt
12 14 (3.98%) LogRhythm
13 11 (3.13%) Infoblox
14 10 (2.84%) Oracle
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £47k per year + bonus + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
University of Bristol
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, pension, bonus etc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £66000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum generous bonus scheme and benefits o
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago