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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 682 623 671
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 169 230 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 132 201 123
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £40,650 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +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
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £26,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -42 62 £55,000 - 6
Yorkshire +15 36 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South East -16 32 £60,000 +33.33% 3
West Midlands -43 12 £53,750 +7.50% 1
South West -12 9 £45,750 +1.66% 1
East of England -14 9 £60,000 +40.35% 1
North West -18 9 £37,500 -37.50%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 167 (49.85%) Information Security
2 149 (44.48%) Firewall
3 126 (37.61%) CISSP
4 109 (32.54%) Network Security
5 102 (30.45%) Cisco
6 77 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (22.99%) Finance
7 73 (21.79%) CCNP
8 69 (20.60%) CheckPoint
9 62 (18.51%) Linux
10 56 (16.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 53 (15.82%) Risk Management
12 52 (15.52%) TCP/IP
13 51 (15.22%) Windows
14 50 (14.93%) Cyber Security
15 49 (14.63%) VMware
16 47 (14.03%) DNS
16 47 (14.03%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 45 (13.43%) ITIL
17 45 (13.43%) BGP
18 43 (12.84%) CCSE
18 43 (12.84%) F5
19 40 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
19 40 (11.94%) Blue Coat
20 38 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
20 38 (11.34%) OSPF
20 38 (11.34%) DHCP
20 38 (11.34%) Mentoring
21 36 (10.75%) Imperva

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.39%) IIS
2 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.09%) MS Office
3 4 (1.19%) MS Project
4 3 (0.90%) SmartSuite
4 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (44.48%) Firewall
2 109 (32.54%) Network Security
3 52 (15.52%) TCP/IP
4 47 (14.03%) DNS
4 47 (14.03%) Cisco ASA
5 45 (13.43%) BGP
6 40 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
7 38 (11.34%) OSPF
7 38 (11.34%) DHCP
8 35 (10.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 35 (10.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 34 (10.15%) BIG-IP
10 31 (9.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (7.46%) VPN
12 23 (6.87%) DMVPN
13 21 (6.27%) Wireless
14 19 (5.67%) Internet
14 19 (5.67%) NetScreen
14 19 (5.67%) LAN
14 19 (5.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.19%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (22.99%) Finance
2 30 (8.96%) Legal
3 21 (6.27%) Law
4 15 (4.48%) Banking
5 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.69%) Marketing
7 6 (1.79%) Games
8 4 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.19%) Advertising
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) German Language
10 2 (0.60%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.60%) Retail
10 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.30%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.55%) .NET
2 18 (5.37%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.28%) Web Services
4 8 (2.39%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.09%) SOAP
5 7 (2.09%) REST
6 5 (1.49%) HTML
6 5 (1.49%) WCF
7 4 (1.19%) CSS
8 3 (0.90%) Middleware
9 2 (0.60%) OAuth
9 2 (0.60%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.60%) SAML
10 1 (0.30%) JNI
10 1 (0.30%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.75%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.97%) Thin Client
3 20 (5.97%) Fat Client
4 15 (4.48%) PKI
5 12 (3.58%) GIS
5 12 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.58%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.09%) CESG
8 5 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.19%) Tandem
10 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.60%) Online Games
11 2 (0.60%) Open Source
11 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.51%) Linux
2 51 (15.22%) Windows
3 24 (7.16%) UNIX
4 7 (2.09%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.49%) AIX
5 5 (1.49%) Solaris
5 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (49.85%) Information Security
2 53 (15.82%) Risk Management
3 50 (14.93%) Cyber Security
4 45 (13.43%) ITIL
5 38 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (11.34%) Mentoring
6 35 (10.45%) Security Management
6 35 (10.45%) Ethical Hacking
7 34 (10.15%) SIEM
8 33 (9.85%) E-Commerce
9 31 (9.25%) OWASP
10 25 (7.46%) Project Management
10 25 (7.46%) ISMS
11 23 (6.87%) Risk Assessment
12 22 (6.57%) Security Testing
12 22 (6.57%) Business Continuity
13 20 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (5.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (5.37%) Security Architecture
14 18 (5.37%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.57%) SQL
2 18 (5.37%) Java
3 14 (4.18%) C#
4 11 (3.28%) C++
5 10 (2.99%) C
6 8 (2.39%) Python
7 7 (2.09%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.49%) Perl
9 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (37.61%) CISSP
2 77 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (21.79%) CCNP
4 43 (12.84%) CCSE
5 33 (9.85%) Degree
6 32 (9.55%) CISM
7 28 (8.36%) Security Cleared
8 26 (7.76%) CEH
9 20 (5.97%) GIAC
10 15 (4.48%) SC Cleared
11 14 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (4.18%) CISA
12 13 (3.88%) CCNA
13 10 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (2.69%) CISMP
15 7 (2.09%) CCSA
16 5 (1.49%) JNCIS
16 5 (1.49%) MCSE
16 5 (1.49%) CCSP
17 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (16.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (9.25%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.09%) QA
4 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.19%) COBIT
5 2 (0.60%) BS25999
5 2 (0.60%) COSO
System Software
1 45 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.88%) XenServer
4 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.19%) XenApp
5 4 (1.19%) MetaFrame
5 4 (1.19%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.90%) Nmap
6 3 (0.90%) Snort
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.60%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) WSUS
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) RANCID
4 1 (0.30%) Cacti
4 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (30.45%) Cisco
2 69 (20.60%) CheckPoint
3 49 (14.63%) VMware
4 43 (12.84%) F5
5 40 (11.94%) Blue Coat
6 36 (10.75%) Imperva
6 36 (10.75%) Microsoft
7 34 (10.15%) Juniper
8 31 (9.25%) Infoblox
9 29 (8.66%) Citrix
10 19 (5.67%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.88%) HP
12 8 (2.39%) Cyber-Ark
12 8 (2.39%) Symantec
13 7 (2.09%) Google
13 7 (2.09%) ArcSight
14 6 (1.79%) McAfee
14 6 (1.79%) NetIQ
15 5 (1.49%) Oracle
16 4 (1.19%) Barracuda Networks
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