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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 657 757 781
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 245 203 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 199 138 159
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £38,300 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
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
88595 99120 104958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.43% 96.33% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75423 82622 86348
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 £26,500
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +81 110 £70,000 - 17
South East +41 51 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire +37 24 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West +40 22 £65,000 +30.00%
West Midlands 0 16 £52,500 +16.66% 2
East of England +33 10 £50,000 +14.94% 1
South West +22 10 £46,250 +0.54%
East Midlands -11 2 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 213 (46.30%) Information Security
2 145 (31.52%) CISSP
3 144 (31.30%) Firewall
4 128 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
5 96 (20.87%) Network Security
5 96 (20.87%) CISM
5 96 (20.87%) Finance
6 95 (20.65%) SIEM
7 94 (20.43%) Penetration Testing
8 85 (18.48%) Windows
9 84 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 82 (17.83%) ITIL
11 64 (13.91%) PCI DSS
12 63 (13.70%) Cisco
13 62 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
14 60 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 60 (13.04%) Security Cleared
14 60 (13.04%) Security Operations
15 57 (12.39%) Risk Management
16 56 (12.17%) CheckPoint
17 55 (11.96%) Management Information System
17 55 (11.96%) SC Cleared
18 54 (11.74%) Vulnerability Management
19 52 (11.30%) CISA
19 52 (11.30%) Linux
20 51 (11.09%) Java
20 51 (11.09%) Juniper
21 50 (10.87%) Active Directory
21 50 (10.87%) Security Management
22 47 (10.22%) Degree

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 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.65%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.39%) IaaS
2 6 (1.30%) SaaS
3 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 144 (31.30%) Firewall
2 96 (20.87%) Network Security
3 36 (7.83%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.96%) VPN
5 30 (6.52%) MPLS
6 26 (5.65%) WAN
7 24 (5.22%) VLAN
8 23 (5.00%) LAN
9 22 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (4.78%) DNS
9 22 (4.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 21 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (4.57%) DHCP
11 19 (4.13%) SNMP
12 18 (3.91%) EIGRP
12 18 (3.91%) HSRP
13 17 (3.70%) BGP
13 17 (3.70%) OSPF
14 16 (3.48%) IPsec
15 14 (3.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.39%) Big Data
2 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) AppScan
2 8 (1.74%) Axure RP
2 8 (1.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (0.87%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
General
1 96 (20.87%) Finance
2 28 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.35%) Banking
4 16 (3.48%) Marketing
5 15 (3.26%) Law
5 15 (3.26%) Legal
5 15 (3.26%) Retail
6 11 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.74%) Electronics
7 8 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.30%) Billing
9 4 (0.87%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.78%) .NET
2 12 (2.61%) J2EE
3 11 (2.39%) JNI
4 10 (2.17%) Middleware
5 9 (1.96%) CSS
6 8 (1.74%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.74%) HTML
6 8 (1.74%) Node.js
6 8 (1.74%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.87%) Spring
7 4 (0.87%) Struts
8 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.22%) Ajax
8 1 (0.22%) JSP
8 1 (0.22%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.22%) SOAP
8 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.96%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.78%) Cyber Attack
4 22 (4.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (3.48%) Fintech
5 16 (3.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.26%) PKI
7 11 (2.39%) User Experience
8 9 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.74%) Graphic Design
10 7 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.30%) PMI
11 6 (1.30%) Social Media
12 5 (1.09%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.65%) CESG
13 3 (0.65%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 85 (18.48%) Windows
2 52 (11.30%) Linux
3 42 (9.13%) Unix
4 38 (8.26%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.83%) Android
6 9 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.65%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (46.30%) Information Security
2 128 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
3 95 (20.65%) SIEM
4 94 (20.43%) Penetration Testing
5 82 (17.83%) ITIL
6 60 (13.04%) Security Operations
6 60 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 57 (12.39%) Risk Management
8 54 (11.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 50 (10.87%) Security Management
10 46 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 42 (9.13%) Data Protection
12 40 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
13 38 (8.26%) Incident Management
14 33 (7.17%) Information Security Management
15 30 (6.52%) OWASP
16 28 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (5.87%) Security Architecture
17 27 (5.87%) Security Testing
18 24 (5.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.09%) Java
2 32 (6.96%) C
3 20 (4.35%) C#
4 14 (3.04%) SQL
5 12 (2.61%) Objective-C
6 10 (2.17%) C++
7 9 (1.96%) Apple Swift
8 8 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.74%) Python
9 7 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.87%) Perl
11 4 (0.87%) PHP
12 3 (0.65%) VB
13 2 (0.43%) Korn
13 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.22%) Scala
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (31.52%) CISSP
2 96 (20.87%) CISM
3 62 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 55 (11.96%) SC Cleared
6 52 (11.30%) CISA
7 47 (10.22%) Degree
8 44 (9.57%) CEH
9 41 (8.91%) CCNP
10 35 (7.61%) SANS
11 34 (7.39%) DV Cleared
12 27 (5.87%) CCNA
13 14 (3.04%) CCIE
13 14 (3.04%) CCSE
14 13 (2.83%) CCSA
14 13 (2.83%) CREST Certified
15 11 (2.39%) ISSAP
16 8 (1.74%) GIAC
17 7 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (13.91%) PCI DSS
3 19 (4.13%) COBIT
4 9 (1.96%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.65%) GPG13
5 3 (0.65%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.43%) QA
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 50 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.39%) Snort
4 8 (1.74%) vCloud
4 8 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.87%) Xen
6 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.70%) Nessus
2 10 (2.17%) RSA Archer
3 5 (1.09%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.87%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.43%) Control-M
5 2 (0.43%) EnCase
5 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.22%) MIIS
6 1 (0.22%) Proventia
6 1 (0.22%) QRadar
6 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (13.70%) Cisco
2 56 (12.17%) CheckPoint
3 51 (11.09%) Juniper
4 32 (6.96%) F5
5 31 (6.74%) Intel Security
6 28 (6.09%) Microsoft
6 28 (6.09%) Qualys
7 19 (4.13%) ArcSight
8 16 (3.48%) VMware
9 14 (3.04%) SAP
10 13 (2.83%) Fortinet
10 13 (2.83%) HP
10 13 (2.83%) Symantec
11 12 (2.61%) Citrix
12 11 (2.39%) WorldPay
13 8 (1.74%) Adobe
13 8 (1.74%) Dell
13 8 (1.74%) Radware
13 8 (1.74%) SonicWALL
14 7 (1.52%) Blue Coat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Optimum IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £66900 - £89200 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £74000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 12 days ago