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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 726 750 662
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 183 179 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 126 139 219
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,800 £65,000 £66,600
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
90816 95785 94380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.15% 96.49% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77032 80058 76663
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 0 65 £65,000 +18.18% 17
South East +25 35 £55,000 -8.33% 6
East of England +23 35 £43,000 -28.33% 1
North West +34 15 £57,500 +53.33%
South West -5 14 £50,000 +7.52% 4
West Midlands -17 9 £50,000 -6.97% 3
Yorkshire -25 8 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 201 (58.09%) Information Security
2 128 (36.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (36.13%) Firewall
4 109 (31.50%) CISSP
5 99 (28.61%) Windows
6 79 (22.83%) Network Security
7 75 (21.68%) Linux
8 73 (21.10%) Penetration Testing
9 64 (18.50%) Finance
10 61 (17.63%) Risk Management
11 54 (15.61%) CISM
12 53 (15.32%) Cisco
13 52 (15.03%) Cybersecurity
14 50 (14.45%) PCI DSS
15 49 (14.16%) SIEM
16 47 (13.58%) Unix
17 46 (13.29%) CheckPoint
18 45 (13.01%) Legal
19 44 (12.72%) Management Information System
19 44 (12.72%) ITIL
19 44 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (12.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 38 (10.98%) CEH
21 38 (10.98%) TCP/IP
22 37 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
22 37 (10.69%) Degree
23 34 (9.83%) Intrusion Detection
24 33 (9.54%) Data Protection
25 32 (9.25%) CISA
25 32 (9.25%) SaaS

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (1.16%) Node.js
2 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.25%) SaaS
2 31 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.87%) IaaS
4 3 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 125 (36.13%) Firewall
2 79 (22.83%) Network Security
3 38 (10.98%) TCP/IP
4 34 (9.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (6.07%) DNS
6 19 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (4.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (4.91%) LAN
7 17 (4.91%) WAN
8 15 (4.34%) Cisco PIX
9 13 (3.76%) Internet
10 12 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (3.18%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (3.18%) DHCP
12 9 (2.60%) Wireshark
13 8 (2.31%) MPLS
13 8 (2.31%) VPN
14 6 (1.73%) Junos
14 6 (1.73%) VLAN
15 3 (0.87%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.18%) RDBMS
1 11 (3.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.87%) Big Data
3 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.29%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Axure RP
1 4 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 64 (18.50%) Finance
2 45 (13.01%) Legal
3 26 (7.51%) Retail
4 23 (6.65%) Banking
5 16 (4.62%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.31%) Marketing
7 5 (1.45%) Games
7 5 (1.45%) Law
7 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.16%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.91%) .NET
2 11 (3.18%) Spring
2 11 (3.18%) Struts
3 8 (2.31%) Web Services
4 6 (1.73%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.16%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.16%) CSS
5 4 (1.16%) HTML
6 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.58%) LAMP
6 2 (0.58%) SOAP
6 2 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (0.29%) Dalvik
7 1 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.29%) OAuth
7 1 (0.29%) OpenID
7 1 (0.29%) SAML
7 1 (0.29%) WSDL
7 1 (0.29%) WSH
7 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
1 44 (12.72%) Management Information System
2 20 (5.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (3.76%) Fintech
4 12 (3.47%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.47%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.31%) Social Media
7 6 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.45%) SCADA
8 5 (1.45%) User Experience
9 4 (1.16%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.87%) BBC
10 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.87%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 3 (0.87%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 99 (28.61%) Windows
2 75 (21.68%) Linux
3 47 (13.58%) Unix
4 20 (5.78%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.34%) Android
6 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.16%) CentOS
7 4 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (58.09%) Information Security
2 73 (21.10%) Penetration Testing
3 61 (17.63%) Risk Management
4 52 (15.03%) Cybersecurity
5 49 (14.16%) SIEM
6 44 (12.72%) ITIL
7 43 (12.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 33 (9.54%) Data Protection
9 28 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 28 (8.09%) Risk Analysis
9 28 (8.09%) Security Management
10 27 (7.80%) Information Governance
10 27 (7.80%) Security Operations
11 26 (7.51%) Incident Management
11 26 (7.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 25 (7.23%) E-Commerce
13 24 (6.94%) Security Testing
13 24 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (6.65%) Kalman Filter
15 22 (6.36%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.23%) Java
2 20 (5.78%) Python
3 12 (3.47%) C
3 12 (3.47%) C#
3 12 (3.47%) C++
4 8 (2.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.45%) Perl
6 5 (1.45%) PHP
7 4 (1.16%) SQL
8 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (31.50%) CISSP
2 54 (15.61%) CISM
3 38 (10.98%) CEH
4 37 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (10.69%) Degree
5 32 (9.25%) CISA
6 21 (6.07%) CCNA
7 19 (5.49%) GIAC
8 15 (4.34%) CCSE
9 12 (3.47%) CCIE
9 12 (3.47%) CREST Certified
10 11 (3.18%) CCNP
10 11 (3.18%) SANS
11 9 (2.60%) GCIH
11 9 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
13 7 (2.02%) MCSE
13 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.02%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (36.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (14.45%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.18%) HIPAA
3 11 (3.18%) ISO27002
4 10 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.73%) COBIT
6 4 (1.16%) QA
7 2 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) BS25999
8 1 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.29%) RMADS
8 1 (0.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (7.51%) Xen
2 15 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.02%) Snort
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (2.31%) Nessus
3 7 (2.02%) Nmap
4 5 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.87%) QRadar
6 2 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.58%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.58%) Endace
6 2 (0.58%) Nagios
6 2 (0.58%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.29%) EnCase
7 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.29%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 53 (15.32%) Cisco
2 46 (13.29%) CheckPoint
3 26 (7.51%) Intel Security
4 18 (5.20%) F5
5 15 (4.34%) VMware
6 14 (4.05%) Forcepoint
7 11 (3.18%) Juniper
7 11 (3.18%) Splunk
8 9 (2.60%) WorldPay
9 8 (2.31%) Blue Coat
9 8 (2.31%) LogRhythm
10 7 (2.02%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.45%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.45%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.45%) Microsoft
11 5 (1.45%) Qualys
11 5 (1.45%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.45%) Sophos
12 4 (1.16%) Adobe
12 4 (1.16%) Symantec
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