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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 687 724 744
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 153 190 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 113 129 128
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
75770 92206 94914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.48% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 63335 78206 79140
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +65 78 £57,500 -11.53% 11
South East +67 23 £56,250 -16.66% 1
West Midlands +27 15 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +25 12 £45,000 - 4
North West -28 10 £44,500 -24.25% 3
Yorkshire +29 6 £43,766 -12.46% 1
East of England -4 2 £57,500 +33.72% 1
North East - 2 £45,000 - 1
South West +4 1 £44,000 -12.00%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 210 (56.00%) Information Security
2 146 (38.93%) Firewall
3 141 (37.60%) CISSP
4 103 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (25.07%) PCI DSS
6 93 (24.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 92 (24.53%) Network Security
7 92 (24.53%) CISM
8 83 (22.13%) Penetration Testing
9 77 (20.53%) SIEM
10 75 (20.00%) Finance
11 67 (17.87%) Risk Management
12 64 (17.07%) Windows
13 62 (16.53%) Intrusion Detection
14 56 (14.93%) Data Protection
15 54 (14.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 51 (13.60%) Security Operations
17 50 (13.33%) ITIL
17 50 (13.33%) TCP/IP
18 48 (12.80%) Risk Assessment
19 43 (11.47%) Microsoft
20 42 (11.20%) Linux
21 40 (10.67%) VPN
21 40 (10.67%) Internet
22 39 (10.40%) Cisco
23 38 (10.13%) Telecoms
23 38 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
24 37 (9.87%) Degree
24 37 (9.87%) Security Architecture
25 35 (9.33%) Management Information System

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 14 (3.73%) IIS
2 9 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Project
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.27%) IaaS
2 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.07%) SaaS
5 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.80%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (38.93%) Firewall
2 92 (24.53%) Network Security
3 62 (16.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 50 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 40 (10.67%) Internet
5 40 (10.67%) VPN
6 34 (9.07%) VLAN
6 34 (9.07%) WAN
7 31 (8.27%) DNS
8 24 (6.40%) DHCP
9 20 (5.33%) LAN
10 17 (4.53%) Wireless
11 16 (4.27%) SSL
12 14 (3.73%) WLAN
13 12 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.20%) HTTP
13 12 (3.20%) Wireshark
14 9 (2.40%) SAN
15 7 (1.87%) LDAP
15 7 (1.87%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.87%) Big Data
3 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.27%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.27%) AppScan
2 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (20.00%) Finance
2 38 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.67%) Banking
4 23 (6.13%) Retail
5 11 (2.93%) Legal
6 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.07%) Electronics
7 4 (1.07%) Law
7 4 (1.07%) Marketing
8 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.40%) Middleware
2 8 (2.13%) .NET
2 8 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.13%) Node.js
3 6 (1.60%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.07%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.80%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (0.80%) OpenDaylight
6 2 (0.53%) OAuth
6 2 (0.53%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.53%) SAML
7 1 (0.27%) OpenID
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.27%) Web Services
7 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.40%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (5.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 21 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.60%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.27%) PKI
6 15 (4.00%) NHS
7 14 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.93%) Cyber Attack
9 9 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.87%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.60%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.60%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.60%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.07%) Fintech
13 4 (1.07%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.07%) Windows
2 42 (11.20%) Linux
3 33 (8.80%) Unix
4 16 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.87%) AIX
6 5 (1.33%) Android
6 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.07%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (56.00%) Information Security
2 103 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
3 83 (22.13%) Penetration Testing
4 77 (20.53%) SIEM
5 67 (17.87%) Risk Management
6 56 (14.93%) Data Protection
7 54 (14.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 51 (13.60%) Security Operations
9 50 (13.33%) ITIL
10 48 (12.80%) Risk Assessment
11 38 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (9.87%) Security Architecture
13 32 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (8.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 29 (7.73%) Security Management
16 24 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (6.40%) Vulnerability Management
17 23 (6.13%) Business Continuity
17 23 (6.13%) TOGAF
18 21 (5.60%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.40%) C++
1 9 (2.40%) SQL
2 6 (1.60%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.33%) C
3 5 (1.33%) Java
4 4 (1.07%) Erlang
4 4 (1.07%) Go
5 2 (0.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 141 (37.60%) CISSP
2 92 (24.53%) CISM
3 37 (9.87%) Degree
4 35 (9.33%) CISA
5 34 (9.07%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (9.07%) SANS
6 29 (7.73%) CCNP
6 29 (7.73%) CEH
7 23 (6.13%) CCNA
7 23 (6.13%) GIAC
8 18 (4.80%) Security Cleared
9 13 (3.47%) SC Cleared
10 12 (3.20%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (3.20%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.20%) Security+ Certification
11 11 (2.93%) GCIH
12 10 (2.67%) GCIA
13 9 (2.40%) CCSE
14 8 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (1.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (25.07%) PCI DSS
2 93 (24.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.40%) HIPAA
4 7 (1.87%) GPG13
5 3 (0.80%) COBIT
5 3 (0.80%) SLA
5 3 (0.80%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.53%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) COSO
7 1 (0.27%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.27%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) SAS 70
System Software
1 35 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.07%) Firmware
5 3 (0.80%) Ceph
6 2 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (4.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 14 (3.73%) Nessus
3 8 (2.13%) SCCM
4 7 (1.87%) CSIRT
4 7 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.33%) RSA Archer
6 4 (1.07%) Nmap
7 3 (0.80%) WSUS
8 2 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.27%) Ansible
9 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.27%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.27%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.40%) Cisco
3 24 (6.40%) VMware
4 22 (5.87%) CheckPoint
5 21 (5.60%) ArcSight
6 18 (4.80%) Citrix
7 17 (4.53%) Blue Coat
8 14 (3.73%) Intel Security
9 12 (3.20%) Qualys
10 10 (2.67%) F5
10 10 (2.67%) Splunk
11 9 (2.40%) Symantec
12 8 (2.13%) Juniper
13 7 (1.87%) HP
13 7 (1.87%) NetApp
14 6 (1.60%) Computacenter
14 6 (1.60%) Forcepoint
14 6 (1.60%) IBM
14 6 (1.60%) Imperva
14 6 (1.60%) Infoblox
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k per annum + certified training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum DOE / Neg.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,028 - £48,034 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £44,000 to £48,000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Package Up £55k basic + £4k Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35k - £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum OTE £100k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, Shares
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
South East London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago