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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 694 730 598
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -132
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 189 174 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 132 140 203
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £86,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
97345 105192 99426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.60% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 80380 86313 83740
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(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 +50 73 £70,000 +16.66% 8
South East +28 44 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire +9 23 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -36 18 £60,000 +4.34%
East of England +4 11 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +2 7 £45,000 -14.28% 1
East Midlands +14 6 - - 1
North West -5 4 £56,250 +60.71% 3
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 179 (50.00%) Firewall
2 159 (44.41%) Information Security
3 145 (40.50%) CISSP
4 138 (38.55%) Network Security
5 115 (32.12%) Cisco
6 92 (25.70%) CheckPoint
7 87 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (22.63%) Finance
8 81 (22.63%) CCNP
9 63 (17.60%) ITIL
10 60 (16.76%) Cisco ASA
11 57 (15.92%) Cyber Security
12 55 (15.36%) CCSE
13 53 (14.80%) E-Commerce
13 53 (14.80%) SIEM
14 52 (14.53%) Linux
14 52 (14.53%) Degree
15 50 (13.97%) Project Management
16 49 (13.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 48 (13.41%) Risk Management
18 47 (13.13%) VMware
18 47 (13.13%) Blue Coat
18 47 (13.13%) Security Architecture
19 46 (12.85%) Mentoring
19 46 (12.85%) BGP
20 45 (12.57%) CISM
20 45 (12.57%) Cisco Nexus
20 45 (12.57%) PCI DSS
21 43 (12.01%) F5
22 42 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (2.23%) IIS
2 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.84%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.47%) MS Office
2 7 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.84%) SmartSuite
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (50.00%) Firewall
2 138 (38.55%) Network Security
3 60 (16.76%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (12.85%) BGP
5 45 (12.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 42 (11.73%) DNS
7 36 (10.06%) Cisco IOS
8 35 (9.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 35 (9.78%) OSPF
9 34 (9.50%) DHCP
10 33 (9.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 32 (8.94%) BIG-IP
11 32 (8.94%) TCP/IP
12 27 (7.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 27 (7.54%) DMVPN
13 24 (6.70%) WAN
14 22 (6.15%) MPLS
15 19 (5.31%) Wireless
16 17 (4.75%) EIGRP
17 16 (4.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.40%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.56%) Big Data
5 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Metasploit
General
1 81 (22.63%) Finance
2 21 (5.87%) Legal
2 21 (5.87%) Banking
3 14 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.79%) Marketing
5 7 (1.96%) Law
6 5 (1.40%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.84%) Electronics
7 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.38%) .NET
2 18 (5.03%) Web Services
3 11 (3.07%) REST
4 10 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.79%) SOAP
5 9 (2.51%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.23%) Spring
6 8 (2.23%) Struts
7 6 (1.68%) WCF
7 6 (1.68%) HTML
8 5 (1.40%) CSS
8 5 (1.40%) SAML
8 5 (1.40%) OAuth
9 4 (1.12%) Middleware
10 1 (0.28%) J2EE
10 1 (0.28%) JNI
10 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.28%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.45%) Management Information System
2 35 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.87%) Fat Client
3 21 (5.87%) Thin Client
4 20 (5.59%) Mobile App
5 19 (5.31%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.19%) PKI
7 12 (3.35%) Cryptography
8 9 (2.51%) GIS
9 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.84%) DTV
9 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.84%) Open Source
10 2 (0.56%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.56%) BYOD
10 2 (0.56%) Economics
10 2 (0.56%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.28%) Blog
11 1 (0.28%) Tandem
11 1 (0.28%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.53%) Linux
2 31 (8.66%) Windows
3 22 (6.15%) UNIX
4 4 (1.12%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.28%) CentOS
5 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (44.41%) Information Security
2 63 (17.60%) ITIL
3 57 (15.92%) Cyber Security
4 53 (14.80%) E-Commerce
4 53 (14.80%) SIEM
5 50 (13.97%) Project Management
6 48 (13.41%) Risk Management
7 47 (13.13%) Security Architecture
8 46 (12.85%) Mentoring
9 41 (11.45%) Security Testing
10 37 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (9.78%) OWASP
12 34 (9.50%) Penetration Testing
13 29 (8.10%) Ethical Hacking
14 28 (7.82%) Risk Assessment
15 25 (6.98%) Software Engineering
15 25 (6.98%) Security Management
16 22 (6.15%) Incident Management
17 19 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.61%) Java
2 26 (7.26%) SQL
3 24 (6.70%) C++
4 21 (5.87%) C#
5 14 (3.91%) C
6 11 (3.07%) Perl
7 9 (2.51%) Python
8 6 (1.68%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.56%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 145 (40.50%) CISSP
2 87 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (22.63%) CCNP
4 55 (15.36%) CCSE
5 52 (14.53%) Degree
6 45 (12.57%) CISM
7 28 (7.82%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (7.54%) Security Cleared
9 26 (7.26%) CISA
10 25 (6.98%) CCNA
11 21 (5.87%) SC Cleared
11 21 (5.87%) CCSA
12 17 (4.75%) CEH
13 9 (2.51%) GIAC
14 8 (2.23%) SSCP
15 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.96%) CISMP
15 7 (1.96%) CRISC
16 5 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (1.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (12.57%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) EMIR
5 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.56%) QA
5 2 (0.56%) MiFID
5 2 (0.56%) Basel II
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.19%) XenServer
3 4 (1.12%) vSphere
4 3 (0.84%) Snort
5 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.28%) Firmware
6 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (2.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.40%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.28%) Nagios
4 1 (0.28%) Cacti
Vendors
1 115 (32.12%) Cisco
2 92 (25.70%) CheckPoint
3 47 (13.13%) VMware
3 47 (13.13%) Blue Coat
4 43 (12.01%) F5
5 34 (9.50%) Juniper
6 29 (8.10%) Infoblox
6 29 (8.10%) Imperva
7 28 (7.82%) Citrix
8 21 (5.87%) SolarWinds
9 18 (5.03%) Microsoft
10 15 (4.19%) HP
11 12 (3.35%) Google
12 10 (2.79%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.51%) Cyber-Ark
14 7 (1.96%) Splunk
15 5 (1.40%) Oracle
15 5 (1.40%) Barracuda Networks
16 4 (1.12%) IronPort
16 4 (1.12%) WorldPay
Reading, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Reading
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+bonus+car
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, benefits and more
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Zurich
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago