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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 702 688 728
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 176 173 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 146 146 86
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £76,000 £68,750
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
101161 97875 99028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.69% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 84490 81487 85365
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 £67,500 £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 21 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 21 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 -24 56 £59,375 +7.95% 3
South East +12 51 £55,000 +4.76% 8
West Midlands -8 25 £60,000 +33.33% 1
South West -20 14 £45,000 -40.78%
North West -18 11 £65,000 +30.00%
Yorkshire -27 11 £50,000 +6.04% 1
East of England -21 4 £55,000 +26.43% 1
East Midlands - 3 £43,750 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 210 (58.17%) Information Security
2 134 (37.12%) CISSP
3 117 (32.41%) Firewall
4 90 (24.93%) Network Security
5 83 (22.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 82 (22.71%) Finance
7 73 (20.22%) Risk Management
8 66 (18.28%) Cisco
9 63 (17.45%) Windows
10 59 (16.34%) TCP/IP
11 57 (15.79%) Cyber Security
12 54 (14.96%) Linux
12 54 (14.96%) Ethical Hacking
13 52 (14.40%) Microsoft
14 51 (14.13%) ITIL
15 50 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
16 48 (13.30%) Management Information System
17 47 (13.02%) CEH
17 47 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
18 42 (11.63%) CCNP
19 39 (10.80%) CISM
20 38 (10.53%) Degree
20 38 (10.53%) ISMS
21 36 (9.97%) .NET
22 35 (9.70%) DNS
22 35 (9.70%) CheckPoint
22 35 (9.70%) Security Cleared
23 33 (9.14%) DHCP
24 32 (8.86%) Legal
25 31 (8.59%) Security Management

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 19 (5.26%) IIS
2 13 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.11%) MS Project
2 4 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) SmartSuite
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.32%) assyst
2 5 (1.39%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (32.41%) Firewall
2 90 (24.93%) Network Security
3 59 (16.34%) TCP/IP
4 35 (9.70%) DNS
5 33 (9.14%) DHCP
6 29 (8.03%) Internet
7 24 (6.65%) LAN
7 24 (6.65%) VPN
8 22 (6.09%) WAN
8 22 (6.09%) BGP
9 21 (5.82%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (4.71%) OSPF
11 16 (4.43%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (3.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (3.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 13 (3.60%) BIG-IP
13 13 (3.60%) Intranet
14 12 (3.32%) DMVPN
15 11 (3.05%) NetScreen
16 10 (2.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.49%) MySQL
3 4 (1.11%) 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 (0.83%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) RequisitePro
General
1 82 (22.71%) Finance
2 32 (8.86%) Legal
3 29 (8.03%) Law
4 25 (6.93%) Banking
5 9 (2.49%) Games
5 9 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.22%) Marketing
7 7 (1.94%) Advertising
8 6 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
10 2 (0.55%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.28%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.97%) .NET
2 26 (7.20%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.49%) LAMP
4 6 (1.66%) Web Services
5 3 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.55%) WCF
6 2 (0.55%) HTML
6 2 (0.55%) SOAP
6 2 (0.55%) REST
6 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.28%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) CSS
7 1 (0.28%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.30%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.71%) CESG
2 17 (4.71%) PKI
3 15 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.05%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.05%) Cryptography
4 11 (3.05%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.49%) Clustering
6 8 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.66%) GIS
8 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.39%) Kindle
8 5 (1.39%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.11%) Statistics
9 4 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.11%) Tandem
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.55%) Online Games
10 2 (0.55%) RMADS
10 2 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.45%) Windows
2 54 (14.96%) Linux
3 25 (6.93%) UNIX
4 20 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.99%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.77%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.22%) AIX
8 8 (2.22%) Solaris
9 7 (1.94%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (58.17%) Information Security
2 73 (20.22%) Risk Management
3 57 (15.79%) Cyber Security
4 54 (14.96%) Ethical Hacking
5 51 (14.13%) ITIL
6 50 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
7 38 (10.53%) ISMS
8 31 (8.59%) Security Management
9 30 (8.31%) SIEM
10 29 (8.03%) Business Continuity
10 29 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (7.48%) OWASP
12 21 (5.82%) Mentoring
13 19 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
14 18 (4.99%) Information Assurance
14 18 (4.99%) Load Balancing
15 16 (4.43%) Security Testing
15 16 (4.43%) Information Security Management
15 16 (4.43%) E-Commerce
16 15 (4.16%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.82%) SQL
2 18 (4.99%) Java
3 16 (4.43%) C
4 13 (3.60%) C++
5 12 (3.32%) Python
6 9 (2.49%) C#
7 6 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.39%) Perl
9 4 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 134 (37.12%) CISSP
2 47 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (13.02%) CEH
3 42 (11.63%) CCNP
4 39 (10.80%) CISM
5 38 (10.53%) Degree
6 35 (9.70%) Security Cleared
7 30 (8.31%) GIAC
8 28 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (6.65%) MCSE
10 23 (6.37%) SC Cleared
11 18 (4.99%) CCNA
12 17 (4.71%) CCSE
13 16 (4.43%) CISA
14 7 (1.94%) CISMP
15 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.66%) CCIP
16 5 (1.39%) CCSP
16 5 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
16 5 (1.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (22.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.48%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.32%) COBIT
4 7 (1.94%) QA
4 7 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.66%) COSO
6 5 (1.39%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.39%) SLA
7 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.55%) BS25999
System Software
1 27 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.77%) Nmap
4 4 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.11%) XenApp
4 4 (1.11%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.55%) XenServer
6 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.66%) Nessus
3 2 (0.55%) WSUS
3 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.28%) RANCID
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (18.28%) Cisco
2 52 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.70%) CheckPoint
4 30 (8.31%) VMware
5 19 (5.26%) F5
6 18 (4.99%) Blue Coat
6 18 (4.99%) Imperva
6 18 (4.99%) Citrix
7 14 (3.88%) Juniper
8 13 (3.60%) Infoblox
9 12 (3.32%) Symantec
9 12 (3.32%) Oracle
10 11 (3.05%) McAfee
11 9 (2.49%) ArcSight
12 8 (2.22%) Varonis
12 8 (2.22%) SAP
13 6 (1.66%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.66%) NetIQ
14 4 (1.11%) Riverbed
14 4 (1.11%) Qualys
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