The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 685 736 773
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 221 198 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 169 140 152
Median salary £55,000 £56,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.65% +13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
92453 99453 107485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.54% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 78542 81989 87997
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +41 101 £60,000 -11.11% 11
South East +17 44 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South West +12 19 £47,500 +5.55% 5
North West +27 18 £62,500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -19 16 £51,750 -13.75% 2
Yorkshire 0 13 £46,000 +2.22% 2
East of England +3 7 £43,000 -21.81% 1
East Midlands +15 3 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 193 (47.54%) Information Security
2 156 (38.42%) Firewall
3 120 (29.56%) CISSP
4 112 (27.59%) Windows
4 112 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 88 (21.67%) Network Security
6 82 (20.20%) Penetration Testing
7 78 (19.21%) Cybersecurity
8 76 (18.72%) SIEM
9 74 (18.23%) CISM
10 69 (17.00%) Linux
10 69 (17.00%) ITIL
11 67 (16.50%) PCI DSS
12 64 (15.76%) Finance
13 62 (15.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 56 (13.79%) Risk Management
15 55 (13.55%) Cisco Certification
15 55 (13.55%) CheckPoint
16 53 (13.05%) Cisco
17 49 (12.07%) Security Management
18 48 (11.82%) Data Protection
19 47 (11.58%) Management Information System
20 46 (11.33%) Security Operations
21 45 (11.08%) Unix
22 40 (9.85%) Java
23 39 (9.61%) Legal
24 37 (9.11%) CEH
24 37 (9.11%) Degree
24 37 (9.11%) Windows Server
24 37 (9.11%) Analytical Skills

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.97%) Node.js
2 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.25%) Apache
3 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
3 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (1.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.14%) SaaS
2 24 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 156 (38.42%) Firewall
2 88 (21.67%) Network Security
3 35 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 34 (8.37%) TCP/IP
5 26 (6.40%) MPLS
6 25 (6.16%) DNS
7 24 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (5.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (5.42%) WAN
9 21 (5.17%) LAN
10 17 (4.19%) DHCP
10 17 (4.19%) VLAN
11 14 (3.45%) Wireshark
12 13 (3.20%) BGP
13 12 (2.96%) EIGRP
13 12 (2.96%) IPsec
14 11 (2.71%) HSRP
14 11 (2.71%) OSPF
14 11 (2.71%) SNMP
15 10 (2.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.20%) RDBMS
1 13 (3.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.74%) Big Data
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Axure RP
1 8 (1.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.25%) AppScan
2 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (15.76%) Finance
2 39 (9.61%) Legal
3 24 (5.91%) Banking
4 23 (5.67%) Retail
5 20 (4.93%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.20%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.20%) Marketing
7 10 (2.46%) Law
8 8 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.48%) Billing
10 5 (1.23%) Electronics
11 3 (0.74%) Advertising
11 3 (0.74%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 2 (0.49%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.91%) .NET
2 13 (3.20%) Regular Expression
3 12 (2.96%) Spring
3 12 (2.96%) Struts
4 8 (1.97%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.97%) CSS
4 8 (1.97%) HTML
5 6 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.74%) Web Services
7 2 (0.49%) J2EE
8 1 (0.25%) Ajax
8 1 (0.25%) JNI
8 1 (0.25%) JSP
8 1 (0.25%) Middleware
8 1 (0.25%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.58%) Management Information System
2 37 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.68%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (4.19%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.19%) Fintech
5 14 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.46%) Social Media
7 9 (2.22%) User Experience
8 8 (1.97%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.97%) Graphic Design
8 8 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.97%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.48%) PKI
11 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.49%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.49%) Online Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 112 (27.59%) Windows
2 69 (17.00%) Linux
3 45 (11.08%) Unix
4 37 (9.11%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.71%) Android
6 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.74%) Solaris
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) SUSE
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (47.54%) Information Security
2 82 (20.20%) Penetration Testing
3 78 (19.21%) Cybersecurity
4 76 (18.72%) SIEM
5 69 (17.00%) ITIL
6 62 (15.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 56 (13.79%) Risk Management
8 49 (12.07%) Security Management
9 48 (11.82%) Data Protection
10 46 (11.33%) Security Operations
11 37 (9.11%) Security Testing
12 33 (8.13%) Information Security Management
13 32 (7.88%) OWASP
14 30 (7.39%) Vulnerability Management
15 27 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (6.65%) SDLC
16 26 (6.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 25 (6.16%) Information Governance
17 25 (6.16%) Risk Analysis
17 25 (6.16%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.85%) Java
2 31 (7.64%) C
3 18 (4.43%) Python
4 17 (4.19%) C#
5 15 (3.69%) C++
6 10 (2.46%) SQL
7 8 (1.97%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.48%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.48%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.49%) Korn
9 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (29.56%) CISSP
2 74 (18.23%) CISM
3 55 (13.55%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (9.11%) CEH
4 37 (9.11%) Degree
5 34 (8.37%) SC Cleared
5 34 (8.37%) Security Cleared
6 31 (7.64%) CCNA
7 30 (7.39%) CISA
8 24 (5.91%) CCNP
9 22 (5.42%) SANS
10 21 (5.17%) DV Cleared
11 20 (4.93%) CCIE
12 19 (4.68%) CCSE
13 16 (3.94%) CREST Certified
14 12 (2.96%) CCSA
14 12 (2.96%) GCIH
14 12 (2.96%) GIAC
15 6 (1.48%) ISSAP
15 6 (1.48%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (16.50%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.93%) COBIT
4 10 (2.46%) HIPAA
5 8 (1.97%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.99%) QA
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.25%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 27 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.91%) Xen
3 18 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.71%) Snort
5 8 (1.97%) vCloud
6 2 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.43%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.97%) Nessus
3 6 (1.48%) Nmap
4 3 (0.74%) EnCase
4 3 (0.74%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.49%) Control-M
5 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.25%) MIIS
6 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 55 (13.55%) CheckPoint
2 53 (13.05%) Cisco
3 33 (8.13%) Intel Security
4 31 (7.64%) Juniper
5 26 (6.40%) F5
6 19 (4.68%) VMware
7 14 (3.45%) WorldPay
8 13 (3.20%) Fortinet
9 12 (2.96%) Citrix
10 11 (2.71%) Forcepoint
10 11 (2.71%) HP
10 11 (2.71%) Qualys
11 8 (1.97%) Adobe
11 8 (1.97%) ArcSight
11 8 (1.97%) Dell
11 8 (1.97%) Radware
11 8 (1.97%) SonicWALL
11 8 (1.97%) Symantec
12 7 (1.72%) Microsoft
13 6 (1.48%) IBM
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