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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 671 736 790
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 232 206 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 191 153 153
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £75,000 £70,000
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
87545 99782 108857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.39% 96.53% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 74699 83238 89859
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +53 97 £65,000 -7.14% 15
South East +49 53 £52,500 +5.00% 1
North West +45 26 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +28 21 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -26 15 £51,000 -2.85% 1
East of England +35 10 £52,250 +16.75% 2
South West +12 7 £42,500 -8.10%
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 183 (44.96%) Information Security
2 136 (33.42%) Firewall
3 128 (31.45%) CISSP
4 95 (23.34%) Cybersecurity
5 87 (21.38%) Windows
6 86 (21.13%) Penetration Testing
7 84 (20.64%) CISM
8 83 (20.39%) Network Security
9 78 (19.16%) SIEM
9 78 (19.16%) Finance
10 77 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 73 (17.94%) ITIL
12 61 (14.99%) PCI DSS
13 55 (13.51%) Cisco
13 55 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 54 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
15 53 (13.02%) CheckPoint
16 52 (12.78%) Java
17 50 (12.29%) Risk Management
18 49 (12.04%) Management Information System
18 49 (12.04%) Linux
18 49 (12.04%) Security Operations
19 44 (10.81%) Security Management
19 44 (10.81%) Active Directory
20 43 (10.57%) Juniper
20 43 (10.57%) Security Cleared
20 43 (10.57%) Degree
21 42 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
22 41 (10.07%) SC Cleared
22 41 (10.07%) CISA

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 9 (2.21%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.21%) SaaS
2 6 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.47%) IaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 136 (33.42%) Firewall
2 83 (20.39%) Network Security
3 36 (8.85%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.88%) MPLS
5 25 (6.14%) VPN
6 23 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (5.41%) VLAN
7 22 (5.41%) WAN
8 20 (4.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (4.91%) DHCP
8 20 (4.91%) DNS
8 20 (4.91%) LAN
9 15 (3.69%) BGP
9 15 (3.69%) IPsec
10 14 (3.44%) EIGRP
10 14 (3.44%) HSRP
10 14 (3.44%) SNMP
11 13 (3.19%) OSPF
12 12 (2.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.21%) RDBMS
1 9 (2.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.47%) Big Data
3 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Axure RP
1 8 (1.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (1.23%) AppScan
3 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 78 (19.16%) Finance
2 22 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.42%) Marketing
4 15 (3.69%) Banking
5 14 (3.44%) Law
5 14 (3.44%) Legal
6 12 (2.95%) Retail
7 11 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.97%) Electronics
9 6 (1.47%) Billing
10 4 (0.98%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.74%) Games
11 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.25%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.88%) .NET
2 12 (2.95%) J2EE
3 11 (2.70%) JNI
4 10 (2.46%) Middleware
5 9 (2.21%) CSS
6 8 (1.97%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.97%) HTML
6 8 (1.97%) Node.js
6 8 (1.97%) Regular Expression
6 8 (1.97%) Spring
6 8 (1.97%) Struts
7 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.25%) Ajax
8 1 (0.25%) JSP
8 1 (0.25%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.25%) SOAP
8 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.04%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (4.67%) Fintech
5 15 (3.69%) Cyber Attack
6 13 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (2.46%) User Experience
8 8 (1.97%) Graphic Design
8 8 (1.97%) Social Media
9 7 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.72%) PKI
9 7 (1.72%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.74%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.74%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.74%) PMI
12 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (21.38%) Windows
2 49 (12.04%) Linux
3 38 (9.34%) Windows Server
4 37 (9.09%) Unix
5 15 (3.69%) Android
6 9 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) SUSE
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (44.96%) Information Security
2 95 (23.34%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (21.13%) Penetration Testing
4 78 (19.16%) SIEM
5 73 (17.94%) ITIL
6 55 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 50 (12.29%) Risk Management
8 49 (12.04%) Security Operations
9 44 (10.81%) Security Management
10 42 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
11 40 (9.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 39 (9.58%) Data Protection
13 35 (8.60%) OWASP
14 31 (7.62%) Incident Management
14 31 (7.62%) Information Security Management
14 31 (7.62%) Security Testing
15 29 (7.13%) Risk Assessment
16 25 (6.14%) Change Management
16 25 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (5.41%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.78%) Java
2 34 (8.35%) C
3 24 (5.90%) C#
4 14 (3.44%) C++
5 12 (2.95%) Objective-C
5 12 (2.95%) SQL
6 10 (2.46%) Python
7 9 (2.21%) Apple Swift
8 8 (1.97%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.74%) PHP
10 3 (0.74%) VB
11 2 (0.49%) Korn
11 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Perl
12 1 (0.25%) Scala
12 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (31.45%) CISSP
2 84 (20.64%) CISM
3 54 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (10.57%) Degree
4 43 (10.57%) Security Cleared
5 41 (10.07%) CEH
5 41 (10.07%) CISA
5 41 (10.07%) SC Cleared
6 33 (8.11%) SANS
7 32 (7.86%) CCNP
8 27 (6.63%) DV Cleared
9 26 (6.39%) CCNA
10 15 (3.69%) CCIE
10 15 (3.69%) CREST Certified
11 14 (3.44%) CCSE
12 11 (2.70%) CCSA
13 10 (2.46%) GIAC
14 8 (1.97%) GCIH
14 8 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.72%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (14.99%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.18%) COBIT
4 9 (2.21%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.74%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.49%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.49%) QA
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 44 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.70%) Snort
4 8 (1.97%) vCloud
4 8 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.47%) Xen
6 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.21%) Nessus
2 7 (1.72%) RSA Archer
3 4 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.98%) Nexpose
4 3 (0.74%) EnCase
4 3 (0.74%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.49%) Control-M
5 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.25%) MIIS
6 1 (0.25%) Proventia
6 1 (0.25%) QRadar
6 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 55 (13.51%) Cisco
2 53 (13.02%) CheckPoint
3 43 (10.57%) Juniper
4 29 (7.13%) Intel Security
5 28 (6.88%) F5
6 21 (5.16%) Qualys
7 18 (4.42%) Microsoft
8 17 (4.18%) VMware
9 14 (3.44%) WorldPay
10 13 (3.19%) Citrix
11 11 (2.70%) HP
12 10 (2.46%) Fortinet
12 10 (2.46%) Symantec
13 9 (2.21%) ArcSight
13 9 (2.21%) SAP
14 8 (1.97%) Adobe
14 8 (1.97%) Dell
14 8 (1.97%) Radware
14 8 (1.97%) SonicWALL
15 6 (1.47%) SolarWinds
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