The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 713 564 781
Rank change year-on-year
-149 +217
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 190 301 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.29% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.31% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 154 219 73
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £85,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106804 98560 112219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.70% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87442 82989 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Security Specialist
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
London -84 60 £60,000 -7.69% 4
West Midlands -2 40 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire -21 27 £50,000 - 1
South East -76 24 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England +6 23 £50,000 +2.56% 1
North West -14 12 £50,000 +4.16% 2
South West -14 2 £48,750 +21.87%
East Midlands -33 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 181 (42.99%) Information Security
2 171 (40.62%) Firewall
3 163 (38.72%) CISSP
4 145 (34.44%) Network Security
5 103 (24.47%) Cisco
6 102 (24.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 94 (22.33%) Finance
8 91 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
9 90 (21.38%) CheckPoint
10 82 (19.48%) Linux
10 82 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
11 76 (18.05%) Security Cleared
12 75 (17.81%) Penetration Testing
12 75 (17.81%) CISM
13 73 (17.34%) Blue Coat
14 67 (15.91%) CCNP
15 66 (15.68%) F5
16 60 (14.25%) Ethical Hacking
17 59 (14.01%) Risk Management
18 55 (13.06%) Juniper
19 53 (12.59%) .NET
19 53 (12.59%) Management Information System
20 50 (11.88%) CCNA
21 49 (11.64%) UNIX
21 49 (11.64%) PCI DSS
22 46 (10.93%) TCP/IP
23 43 (10.21%) E-Commerce
23 43 (10.21%) CCSE
24 41 (9.74%) Windows
24 41 (9.74%) McAfee

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (0.24%) Apache
1 1 (0.24%) IIS
1 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
Applications
1 11 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 171 (40.62%) Firewall
2 145 (34.44%) Network Security
3 82 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (10.93%) TCP/IP
5 41 (9.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 41 (9.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 32 (7.60%) Cisco IOS
7 30 (7.13%) DNS
7 30 (7.13%) OSPF
8 28 (6.65%) BIG-IP
8 28 (6.65%) BGP
8 28 (6.65%) DMVPN
9 27 (6.41%) DHCP
10 26 (6.18%) Intrusion Detection
11 25 (5.94%) NetScreen
12 24 (5.70%) Cisco PIX
13 20 (4.75%) Internet
14 17 (4.04%) Wireless
15 14 (3.33%) VPN
15 14 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.66%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 94 (22.33%) Finance
2 28 (6.65%) Banking
3 23 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.75%) Law
4 20 (4.75%) Legal
5 14 (3.33%) Retail
6 13 (3.09%) Advertising
7 8 (1.90%) Marketing
8 6 (1.43%) Games
9 4 (0.95%) Local Government
10 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.59%) .NET
2 32 (7.60%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.19%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.95%) XML
5 2 (0.48%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.59%) Management Information System
2 21 (4.99%) Fat Client
2 21 (4.99%) Thin Client
3 16 (3.80%) Cryptography
4 15 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (2.85%) RMADS
7 9 (2.14%) PKI
8 7 (1.66%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.43%) Online Games
9 6 (1.43%) CESG
10 5 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.19%) CMDB
10 5 (1.19%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.95%) Tandem
11 4 (0.95%) EFT
12 2 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 82 (19.48%) Linux
2 49 (11.64%) UNIX
3 41 (9.74%) Windows
4 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.24%) AIX
5 1 (0.24%) Solaris
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (42.99%) Information Security
2 75 (17.81%) Penetration Testing
3 60 (14.25%) Ethical Hacking
4 59 (14.01%) Risk Management
5 43 (10.21%) E-Commerce
6 39 (9.26%) Security Testing
7 34 (8.08%) Data Protection
7 34 (8.08%) Service Delivery
8 32 (7.60%) SIEM
9 28 (6.65%) Vulnerability Management
10 27 (6.41%) Web Development
11 25 (5.94%) Cyber Security
12 19 (4.51%) Protective Monitoring
12 19 (4.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (4.28%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (4.28%) Service Management
13 18 (4.28%) ITIL
14 17 (4.04%) Security Management
15 16 (3.80%) Incident Management
16 15 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.36%) SQL
2 15 (3.56%) Java
3 12 (2.85%) T-SQL
4 8 (1.90%) C
5 3 (0.71%) Perl
6 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.48%) PHP
6 2 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.24%) C++
7 1 (0.24%) ABAP
7 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 163 (38.72%) CISSP
2 91 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (18.05%) Security Cleared
4 75 (17.81%) CISM
5 67 (15.91%) CCNP
6 50 (11.88%) CCNA
7 43 (10.21%) CCSE
8 40 (9.50%) SC Cleared
9 38 (9.03%) Degree
10 30 (7.13%) CEH
11 28 (6.65%) CCSP
12 22 (5.23%) CISA
12 22 (5.23%) CCSA
13 15 (3.56%) GIAC
14 10 (2.38%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.90%) CSSLP
16 7 (1.66%) PCI QSA
17 6 (1.43%) GPEN
18 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (1.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (24.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (11.64%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.56%) COBIT
4 9 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.43%) QA
6 4 (0.95%) COSO
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.38%) Snort
4 8 (1.90%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.19%) Nmap
6 4 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (4.75%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (3.56%) Nessus
3 12 (2.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (2.38%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.43%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 103 (24.47%) Cisco
2 90 (21.38%) CheckPoint
3 73 (17.34%) Blue Coat
4 66 (15.68%) F5
5 55 (13.06%) Juniper
6 41 (9.74%) McAfee
7 36 (8.55%) VMware
8 33 (7.84%) Microsoft
9 28 (6.65%) IronPort
10 27 (6.41%) Citrix
11 25 (5.94%) Infoblox
11 25 (5.94%) Imperva
12 24 (5.70%) Cyber-Ark
13 22 (5.23%) Symantec
14 16 (3.80%) HP
15 12 (2.85%) Qualys
16 11 (2.61%) Splunk
16 11 (2.61%) Websense
17 10 (2.38%) Becrypt
17 10 (2.38%) LogRhythm
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £42k - 47k per year + bonus + package.
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
Bedford
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago