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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 687 676 575
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -101
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 180 205 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 123 168 213
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,900
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
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
95668 99324 96326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.56% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 79169 81086 81446
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 £66,000 £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 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 30 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
(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 +1 69 £67,500 +20.53% 8
South East +16 36 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire +12 35 £50,000 - 4
East of England +4 15 £60,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -59 13 £60,000 +33.33%
South West - 7 £45,750 -
North West -1 5 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 166 (47.43%) Firewall
2 158 (45.14%) Information Security
3 137 (39.14%) CISSP
4 121 (34.57%) Network Security
5 109 (31.14%) Cisco
6 88 (25.14%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (24.00%) CCNP
8 78 (22.29%) CheckPoint
9 76 (21.71%) Finance
10 54 (15.43%) Linux
11 53 (15.14%) Cisco ASA
12 52 (14.86%) Risk Management
13 51 (14.57%) VMware
13 51 (14.57%) CCSE
13 51 (14.57%) Degree
14 50 (14.29%) ITIL
14 50 (14.29%) Cyber Security
15 49 (14.00%) BGP
16 47 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 45 (12.86%) E-Commerce
18 44 (12.57%) DNS
18 44 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 44 (12.57%) Security Architecture
18 44 (12.57%) Mentoring
18 44 (12.57%) F5
18 44 (12.57%) SIEM
19 42 (12.00%) Blue Coat
20 41 (11.71%) Project Management
21 40 (11.43%) Windows
21 40 (11.43%) PCI DSS

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (2.57%) IIS
2 4 (1.14%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.86%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.00%) MS Office
2 9 (2.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Project
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (47.43%) Firewall
2 121 (34.57%) Network Security
3 53 (15.14%) Cisco ASA
4 49 (14.00%) BGP
5 44 (12.57%) DNS
6 39 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 38 (10.86%) Cisco IOS
7 38 (10.86%) OSPF
8 36 (10.29%) DHCP
8 36 (10.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 36 (10.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 34 (9.71%) TCP/IP
9 34 (9.71%) BIG-IP
10 29 (8.29%) DMVPN
11 27 (7.71%) WAN
12 23 (6.57%) Intrusion Detection
13 22 (6.29%) MPLS
14 19 (5.43%) Wireless
15 18 (5.14%) VPN
15 18 (5.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.43%) Couchbase
3 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.57%) Big Data
3 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 76 (21.71%) Finance
2 23 (6.57%) Legal
3 15 (4.29%) Banking
4 12 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.86%) Marketing
6 7 (2.00%) Law
7 6 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.86%) German Language
8 3 (0.86%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 2 (0.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.57%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.71%) .NET
2 13 (3.71%) Web Services
3 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.86%) SOAP
4 10 (2.86%) REST
5 9 (2.57%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.71%) WCF
6 6 (1.71%) HTML
7 5 (1.43%) CSS
8 4 (1.14%) SAML
8 4 (1.14%) OAuth
9 3 (0.86%) Struts
9 3 (0.86%) Middleware
9 3 (0.86%) Spring
10 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.29%) Dalvik
11 1 (0.29%) JNI
11 1 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.29%) Management Information System
1 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.57%) Thin Client
2 23 (6.57%) Fat Client
3 19 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.00%) Cryptography
6 12 (3.43%) PKI
7 11 (3.14%) GIS
8 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.86%) CESG
8 3 (0.86%) Tandem
8 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.57%) Economics
10 1 (0.29%) Online Games
10 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.43%) Linux
2 40 (11.43%) Windows
3 26 (7.43%) UNIX
4 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.57%) CentOS
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (45.14%) Information Security
2 52 (14.86%) Risk Management
3 50 (14.29%) ITIL
3 50 (14.29%) Cyber Security
4 45 (12.86%) E-Commerce
5 44 (12.57%) Security Architecture
5 44 (12.57%) SIEM
5 44 (12.57%) Mentoring
6 41 (11.71%) Project Management
7 38 (10.86%) OWASP
8 35 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 34 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
10 33 (9.43%) Security Testing
11 30 (8.57%) Ethical Hacking
12 26 (7.43%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.29%) Security Management
14 20 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
15 19 (5.43%) Incident Management
15 19 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
16 16 (4.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.71%) Java
2 26 (7.43%) SQL
3 18 (5.14%) C#
4 17 (4.86%) C++
5 10 (2.86%) C
6 9 (2.57%) Perl
7 6 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.71%) Python
8 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 137 (39.14%) CISSP
2 88 (25.14%) Cisco Certification
3 84 (24.00%) CCNP
4 51 (14.57%) CCSE
4 51 (14.57%) Degree
5 38 (10.86%) CISM
6 25 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 23 (6.57%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (6.29%) CISA
8 22 (6.29%) CCNA
9 17 (4.86%) CCSA
10 15 (4.29%) SC Cleared
11 11 (3.14%) CEH
12 10 (2.86%) CISMP
13 9 (2.57%) GIAC
14 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (2.00%) SSCP
16 5 (1.43%) CRISC
17 4 (1.14%) OSCP
17 4 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (11.43%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.43%) COBIT
5 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.57%) MiFID
6 2 (0.57%) QA
6 2 (0.57%) Basel II
6 2 (0.57%) EMIR
6 2 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.29%) BS25999
System Software
1 47 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.29%) XenServer
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
7 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.14%) SCCM
3 2 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.29%) Nagios
4 1 (0.29%) Nessus
4 1 (0.29%) Nmap
4 1 (0.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 109 (31.14%) Cisco
2 78 (22.29%) CheckPoint
3 51 (14.57%) VMware
4 44 (12.57%) F5
5 42 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 36 (10.29%) Juniper
7 33 (9.43%) Citrix
8 32 (9.14%) Imperva
9 31 (8.86%) Infoblox
10 25 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 21 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.29%) HP
13 12 (3.43%) Google
14 8 (2.29%) Fortinet
14 8 (2.29%) Cyber-Ark
14 8 (2.29%) Oracle
15 5 (1.43%) Splunk
15 5 (1.43%) ArcSight
15 5 (1.43%) Barracuda Networks
16 4 (1.14%) Symantec
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FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £68000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
JNC Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per annum + Flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £80k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Banking Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, benefits and more
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive, bonus + more
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive, bonus + more
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