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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 646 754 777
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 243 169 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 200 128 162
Median salary £61,250 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
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
88317 96631 104807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.20% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 75047 80981 85366
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +102 121 £70,000 +3.70% 10
South East +42 41 £55,000 +15.78% 3
West Midlands +10 26 £50,500 +26.25% 4
Yorkshire +10 24 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North West +24 15 £65,000 +30.00%
East of England +17 9 £52,500 -4.54% 3
South West -4 7 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 235 (51.88%) Information Security
2 143 (31.57%) CISSP
3 139 (30.68%) Firewall
4 131 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
5 105 (23.18%) Finance
6 97 (21.41%) SIEM
7 93 (20.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 90 (19.87%) Penetration Testing
9 89 (19.65%) CISM
10 86 (18.98%) Windows
11 85 (18.76%) Network Security
11 85 (18.76%) PCI DSS
12 80 (17.66%) ITIL
13 75 (16.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 67 (14.79%) Risk Management
15 64 (14.13%) Cisco
16 61 (13.47%) CISA
17 59 (13.02%) Security Operations
18 54 (11.92%) Security Management
19 52 (11.48%) Data Protection
19 52 (11.48%) Security Cleared
20 51 (11.26%) Linux
20 51 (11.26%) Active Directory
21 50 (11.04%) CheckPoint
21 50 (11.04%) CEH
22 49 (10.82%) Management Information System
22 49 (10.82%) Juniper
23 48 (10.60%) Risk Assessment
24 47 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
24 47 (10.38%) SC Cleared

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 (1.99%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.44%) IIS
3 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
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%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Project
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.66%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.53%) IaaS
2 5 (1.10%) SaaS
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 139 (30.68%) Firewall
2 85 (18.76%) Network Security
3 39 (8.61%) TCP/IP
4 36 (7.95%) VPN
5 29 (6.40%) DNS
5 29 (6.40%) MPLS
5 29 (6.40%) WAN
6 26 (5.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 26 (5.74%) VLAN
7 25 (5.52%) DHCP
8 22 (4.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (4.86%) LAN
9 21 (4.64%) SNMP
10 20 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (4.19%) EIGRP
11 19 (4.19%) HSRP
12 18 (3.97%) OSPF
12 18 (3.97%) SSL
13 17 (3.75%) BGP
14 16 (3.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.21%) Big Data
2 4 (0.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.44%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.21%) AppScan
2 4 (0.88%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
General
1 105 (23.18%) Finance
2 38 (8.39%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.08%) Banking
4 14 (3.09%) Law
4 14 (3.09%) Marketing
5 13 (2.87%) Retail
6 12 (2.65%) Legal
7 7 (1.55%) Billing
7 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.32%) Electronics
9 4 (0.88%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.53%) .NET
2 12 (2.65%) J2EE
3 11 (2.43%) JNI
3 11 (2.43%) Middleware
4 8 (1.77%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.22%) JSP
6 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.82%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.40%) Cyber Attack
3 23 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.75%) PKI
7 16 (3.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.65%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.55%) Fintech
12 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.32%) PMI
13 4 (0.88%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.88%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.88%) User Experience
13 4 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.66%) CESG
14 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.98%) Windows
2 51 (11.26%) Linux
3 45 (9.93%) Unix
4 38 (8.39%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.87%) Android
6 10 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.88%) Solaris
8 3 (0.66%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.44%) SUSE
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (51.88%) Information Security
2 131 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
3 97 (21.41%) SIEM
4 90 (19.87%) Penetration Testing
5 80 (17.66%) ITIL
6 75 (16.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 67 (14.79%) Risk Management
8 59 (13.02%) Security Operations
9 54 (11.92%) Security Management
10 52 (11.48%) Data Protection
11 48 (10.60%) Risk Assessment
12 43 (9.49%) Vulnerability Management
13 40 (8.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 39 (8.61%) Incident Management
15 36 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (7.73%) OWASP
17 32 (7.06%) Information Security Management
18 28 (6.18%) Security Architecture
19 27 (5.96%) Data Loss Prevention
20 26 (5.74%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.83%) Java
2 27 (5.96%) C
3 15 (3.31%) C#
4 13 (2.87%) SQL
5 12 (2.65%) Objective-C
6 11 (2.43%) PHP
7 9 (1.99%) Apple Swift
8 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.10%) C++
11 4 (0.88%) Perl
11 4 (0.88%) Python
12 3 (0.66%) VB
13 2 (0.44%) Korn
13 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.22%) Scala
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 143 (31.57%) CISSP
2 89 (19.65%) CISM
3 61 (13.47%) CISA
4 52 (11.48%) Security Cleared
5 50 (11.04%) CEH
6 47 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (10.38%) SC Cleared
7 37 (8.17%) CCNP
8 36 (7.95%) Degree
9 25 (5.52%) DV Cleared
9 25 (5.52%) SANS
10 16 (3.53%) CCNA
11 15 (3.31%) ISSAP
12 11 (2.43%) CCSA
12 11 (2.43%) CCSE
12 11 (2.43%) CRISC
13 9 (1.99%) GIAC
14 8 (1.77%) CCIE
15 6 (1.32%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (20.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (18.76%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.97%) COBIT
4 9 (1.99%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.88%) GPG13
6 3 (0.66%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (11.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.77%) vCloud
3 8 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) Snort
5 2 (0.44%) Xen
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.75%) Nessus
2 10 (2.21%) RSA Archer
3 8 (1.77%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.88%) Nexpose
5 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.44%) Control-M
6 2 (0.44%) EnCase
6 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.22%) Proventia
7 1 (0.22%) QRadar
7 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (14.13%) Cisco
2 50 (11.04%) CheckPoint
3 49 (10.82%) Juniper
4 35 (7.73%) Microsoft
5 32 (7.06%) F5
5 32 (7.06%) Intel Security
6 24 (5.30%) ArcSight
7 23 (5.08%) Qualys
8 17 (3.75%) VMware
9 14 (3.09%) SAP
10 13 (2.87%) Citrix
10 13 (2.87%) HP
11 12 (2.65%) Fortinet
11 12 (2.65%) Symantec
12 10 (2.21%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.55%) Computacenter
13 7 (1.55%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.55%) Radware
13 7 (1.55%) SonicWALL
13 7 (1.55%) Splunk
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits packages
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £48000.00 - £57000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefit package
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £75,000 per annum OTE £150k, Car, Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
TSYS Europe
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago