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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 723 697 735
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 168 148 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 148 104 113
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
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 £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
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
100676 94267 105178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.44% 94.30% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 82464 79096 90290
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 30 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 30 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
(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 +14 75 £60,000 +17.64% 8
South East -7 31 £55,000 +4.76% 1
West Midlands -10 28 £60,000 +46.36% 1
East of England -12 8 £37,900 -12.87%
South West -27 6 £63,500 +24.50%
East Midlands -5 5 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -38 5 £50,000 -1.96%
North West -29 2 £53,750 +19.44% 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 196 (55.84%) Information Security
2 114 (32.48%) CISSP
3 101 (28.77%) Firewall
4 89 (25.36%) Network Security
5 79 (22.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 79 (22.51%) Finance
6 69 (19.66%) Windows
7 65 (18.52%) Cyber Security
8 64 (18.23%) TCP/IP
9 58 (16.52%) Penetration Testing
10 57 (16.24%) Risk Management
11 56 (15.95%) Ethical Hacking
11 56 (15.95%) Cisco
12 55 (15.67%) ITIL
13 53 (15.10%) Microsoft
14 52 (14.81%) CEH
15 51 (14.53%) Management Information System
16 50 (14.25%) Linux
17 46 (13.11%) CISM
18 45 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
18 45 (12.82%) .NET
19 44 (12.54%) SIEM
20 42 (11.97%) CheckPoint
21 40 (11.40%) CCNP
21 40 (11.40%) PCI DSS
22 37 (10.54%) ASP.NET
22 37 (10.54%) Degree
23 36 (10.26%) Internet
24 35 (9.97%) Security Cleared
25 34 (9.69%) DHCP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (5.13%) IIS
2 17 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.42%) assyst
2 6 (1.71%) 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
1 101 (28.77%) Firewall
2 89 (25.36%) Network Security
3 64 (18.23%) TCP/IP
4 36 (10.26%) Internet
5 34 (9.69%) DHCP
6 33 (9.40%) DNS
7 25 (7.12%) LAN
8 24 (6.84%) WAN
9 21 (5.98%) Wireshark
10 20 (5.70%) VPN
11 19 (5.41%) BGP
11 19 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (4.56%) OSPF
12 16 (4.56%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (3.70%) Intranet
14 12 (3.42%) DMVPN
15 11 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 11 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 11 (3.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.85%) MySQL
3 5 (1.42%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) RequisitePro
General
1 79 (22.51%) Finance
2 33 (9.40%) Banking
3 28 (7.98%) Law
4 22 (6.27%) Legal
5 20 (5.70%) Games
6 15 (4.27%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.28%) Advertising
8 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.14%) Electronics
9 4 (1.14%) Retail
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.82%) .NET
2 37 (10.54%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.85%) LAMP
4 2 (0.57%) Web Services
4 2 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.28%) SAML
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth
5 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.13%) CESG
3 18 (5.13%) PKI
4 13 (3.70%) Online Games
5 10 (2.85%) Cryptography
5 10 (2.85%) Clustering
6 9 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.99%) Statistics
8 6 (1.71%) Kindle
9 5 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.57%) RMADS
11 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.57%) FMCG
11 2 (0.57%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 69 (19.66%) Windows
2 50 (14.25%) Linux
3 20 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 18 (5.13%) UNIX
5 15 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.28%) AIX
7 8 (2.28%) Solaris
8 7 (1.99%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (55.84%) Information Security
2 65 (18.52%) Cyber Security
3 58 (16.52%) Penetration Testing
4 57 (16.24%) Risk Management
5 56 (15.95%) Ethical Hacking
6 55 (15.67%) ITIL
7 44 (12.54%) SIEM
8 33 (9.40%) ISMS
9 31 (8.83%) Security Testing
10 29 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 29 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (7.69%) Security Management
12 24 (6.84%) Business Continuity
13 23 (6.55%) Business Development
14 20 (5.70%) Load Balancing
15 19 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 19 (5.41%) OWASP
15 19 (5.41%) Mentoring
16 18 (5.13%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (5.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.12%) SQL
2 15 (4.27%) C
3 14 (3.99%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.70%) Java
5 12 (3.42%) Python
6 9 (2.56%) C++
7 7 (1.99%) Perl
8 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.57%) C#
10 1 (0.28%) VBScript
10 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (32.48%) CISSP
2 52 (14.81%) CEH
3 46 (13.11%) CISM
4 45 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (11.40%) CCNP
6 37 (10.54%) Degree
7 35 (9.97%) Security Cleared
8 28 (7.98%) MCSE
8 28 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (7.41%) GIAC
10 24 (6.84%) SC Cleared
11 21 (5.98%) CISA
11 21 (5.98%) CCNA
12 17 (4.84%) CCSE
13 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
14 8 (2.28%) CSSLP
14 8 (2.28%) SSCP
15 6 (1.71%) RHCE
15 6 (1.71%) CCIP
15 6 (1.71%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (22.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (11.40%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.56%) COBIT
4 7 (1.99%) QA
4 7 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.71%) COSO
5 6 (1.71%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) GPG13
7 1 (0.28%) BS25999
System Software
1 31 (8.83%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.42%) Snort
3 12 (3.42%) Nmap
4 4 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (5.98%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (4.84%) Nessus
3 12 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.57%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) SCCM
6 1 (0.28%) RANCID
Vendors
1 56 (15.95%) Cisco
2 53 (15.10%) Microsoft
3 42 (11.97%) CheckPoint
4 29 (8.26%) VMware
5 26 (7.41%) Blue Coat
6 23 (6.55%) Symantec
7 22 (6.27%) McAfee
8 16 (4.56%) F5
9 15 (4.27%) Imperva
9 15 (4.27%) Qualys
9 15 (4.27%) Juniper
10 14 (3.99%) Citrix
11 13 (3.70%) Websense
11 13 (3.70%) Splunk
12 12 (3.42%) Lumension
12 12 (3.42%) Becrypt
12 12 (3.42%) LogRhythm
12 12 (3.42%) IronPort
13 11 (3.13%) Infoblox
14 10 (2.85%) Oracle
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