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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 680 641 590
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 169 226 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 119 195 186
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
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
94349 93880 96743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.44% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78390 76321 82592
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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
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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 -25 59 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +17 42 £50,000 - 1
South East -17 27 £55,000 +22.22% 8
East of England -7 15 £60,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -58 13 £57,500 +27.77%
North West -20 7 £37,500 -37.50%
South West -20 6 £45,750 +1.66%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 170 (48.57%) Firewall
2 162 (46.29%) Information Security
3 130 (37.14%) CISSP
4 123 (35.14%) Network Security
5 121 (34.57%) Cisco
6 97 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (26.29%) CCNP
8 81 (23.14%) Finance
9 80 (22.86%) CheckPoint
10 65 (18.57%) Linux
11 62 (17.71%) VMware
12 59 (16.86%) BGP
13 57 (16.29%) Cisco ASA
14 56 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (14.86%) Risk Management
15 52 (14.86%) CCSE
16 51 (14.57%) DNS
17 49 (14.00%) Windows
17 49 (14.00%) Cyber Security
18 48 (13.71%) F5
19 47 (13.43%) SIEM
20 46 (13.14%) TCP/IP
20 46 (13.14%) Degree
21 44 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 44 (12.57%) Blue Coat
21 44 (12.57%) Mentoring
22 43 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
22 43 (12.29%) OSPF
22 43 (12.29%) E-Commerce
23 42 (12.00%) DHCP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.29%) IIS
2 2 (0.57%) Apache
2 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.71%) MS Office
2 10 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Project
3 4 (1.14%) SmartSuite
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (48.57%) Firewall
2 123 (35.14%) Network Security
3 59 (16.86%) BGP
4 57 (16.29%) Cisco ASA
5 51 (14.57%) DNS
6 46 (13.14%) TCP/IP
7 43 (12.29%) OSPF
7 43 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
8 42 (12.00%) DHCP
9 40 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 40 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 38 (10.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (10.86%) BIG-IP
11 34 (9.71%) DMVPN
11 34 (9.71%) WAN
12 26 (7.43%) LAN
13 25 (7.14%) MPLS
14 23 (6.57%) VPN
15 21 (6.00%) NetScreen
16 20 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.14%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 81 (23.14%) Finance
2 25 (7.14%) Legal
3 15 (4.29%) Banking
4 11 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.86%) Marketing
6 7 (2.00%) Law
7 6 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.71%) Advertising
8 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.86%) German Language
9 2 (0.57%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 2 (0.57%) Games
9 2 (0.57%) Retail
10 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.29%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.43%) .NET
2 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.57%) Web Services
4 8 (2.29%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.00%) REST
5 7 (2.00%) SOAP
6 5 (1.43%) HTML
6 5 (1.43%) WCF
7 4 (1.14%) CSS
8 3 (0.86%) Middleware
9 2 (0.57%) SAML
9 2 (0.57%) OAuth
9 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.29%) Dalvik
10 1 (0.29%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.29%) Management Information System
2 32 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.71%) Thin Client
3 27 (7.71%) Fat Client
4 15 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.00%) PKI
5 14 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.43%) GIS
6 12 (3.43%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.71%) CESG
8 4 (1.14%) Tandem
9 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.57%) Online Games
10 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.57%) Open Source
10 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.57%) Linux
2 49 (14.00%) Windows
3 25 (7.14%) UNIX
4 7 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.14%) AIX
7 4 (1.14%) Solaris
8 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.86%) CentOS
9 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (46.29%) Information Security
2 52 (14.86%) Risk Management
3 49 (14.00%) Cyber Security
4 47 (13.43%) SIEM
5 44 (12.57%) Mentoring
6 43 (12.29%) E-Commerce
7 41 (11.71%) ITIL
8 37 (10.57%) Project Management
9 34 (9.71%) OWASP
9 34 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
10 33 (9.43%) Security Architecture
11 30 (8.57%) Security Management
12 29 (8.29%) Security Testing
13 27 (7.71%) Ethical Hacking
13 27 (7.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 22 (6.29%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.71%) Line Management
16 19 (5.43%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (5.14%) Incident Management
17 18 (5.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.86%) SQL
2 21 (6.00%) Java
3 15 (4.29%) C#
4 13 (3.71%) C++
5 8 (2.29%) C
6 7 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.00%) Python
7 6 (1.71%) Perl
8 5 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.57%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 130 (37.14%) CISSP
2 97 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (26.29%) CCNP
4 52 (14.86%) CCSE
5 46 (13.14%) Degree
6 34 (9.71%) CISM
7 30 (8.57%) Security Cleared
8 20 (5.71%) CCNA
9 19 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (4.86%) CISA
11 16 (4.57%) SC Cleared
12 13 (3.71%) CCSA
13 12 (3.43%) CEH
13 12 (3.43%) GIAC
14 9 (2.57%) CISMP
15 5 (1.43%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.43%) CRISC
15 5 (1.43%) SSCP
15 5 (1.43%) CCSP
15 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (11.14%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (1.14%) COBIT
4 4 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) BS25999
System Software
1 56 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.29%) XenServer
3 14 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.14%) vSphere
5 4 (1.14%) MetaFrame
5 4 (1.14%) XenApp
6 3 (0.86%) Snort
6 3 (0.86%) Nmap
6 3 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.57%) Nessus
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
4 1 (0.29%) Cacti
4 1 (0.29%) RANCID
4 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (34.57%) Cisco
2 80 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 62 (17.71%) VMware
4 48 (13.71%) F5
5 44 (12.57%) Blue Coat
6 40 (11.43%) Citrix
7 39 (11.14%) Imperva
8 37 (10.57%) Juniper
9 35 (10.00%) Infoblox
10 27 (7.71%) Microsoft
11 21 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.29%) HP
13 10 (2.86%) Google
14 9 (2.57%) Fortinet
15 8 (2.29%) Cyber-Ark
16 7 (2.00%) ArcSight
17 6 (1.71%) Oracle
18 5 (1.43%) Red Hat
18 5 (1.43%) Splunk
19 4 (1.14%) AlgoSec
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