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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 686 740 750
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 154 178 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 115 132 151
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

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
76201 89097 95104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.44% 96.50% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 63797 75537 79690
Median salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +64 60 £56,250 -13.46% 7
South East +57 34 £52,500 -4.54% 2
West Midlands +13 22 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire +27 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -16 11 £44,000 -23.47% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £45,000 - 2
South West +9 4 £44,000 -12.00%
East of England -15 1 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 225 (58.59%) Information Security
2 130 (33.85%) CISSP
3 129 (33.59%) Firewall
4 113 (29.43%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (25.78%) PCI DSS
6 97 (25.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 88 (22.92%) Penetration Testing
7 88 (22.92%) CISM
8 83 (21.61%) Network Security
9 75 (19.53%) Risk Management
9 75 (19.53%) Finance
10 70 (18.23%) SIEM
11 68 (17.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 65 (16.93%) Windows
13 62 (16.15%) Data Protection
14 57 (14.84%) Intrusion Detection
14 57 (14.84%) Risk Assessment
15 49 (12.76%) Security Operations
16 48 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 46 (11.98%) Microsoft
18 45 (11.72%) Telecoms
19 43 (11.20%) ITIL
20 41 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (10.68%) CISA
21 39 (10.16%) Unix
22 38 (9.90%) CEH
23 37 (9.64%) Linux
23 37 (9.64%) VPN
23 37 (9.64%) Management Information System
23 37 (9.64%) Security Architecture

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 12 (3.13%) IIS
2 9 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.47%) IaaS
2 8 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.04%) SaaS
5 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 129 (33.59%) Firewall
2 83 (21.61%) Network Security
3 57 (14.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 48 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 37 (9.64%) VPN
6 33 (8.59%) Internet
7 32 (8.33%) VLAN
8 29 (7.55%) DNS
9 28 (7.29%) WAN
10 21 (5.47%) DHCP
11 18 (4.69%) Wireless
12 17 (4.43%) SSL
13 15 (3.91%) WLAN
14 13 (3.39%) LAN
15 11 (2.86%) Wireshark
16 8 (2.08%) HTTP
17 7 (1.82%) MPLS
17 7 (1.82%) SAN
17 7 (1.82%) Wireless Security
18 5 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.08%) Big Data
2 5 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.78%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.56%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.26%) AppScan
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (19.53%) Finance
2 45 (11.72%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.77%) Banking
3 26 (6.77%) Retail
4 10 (2.60%) Legal
5 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.30%) Law
6 4 (1.04%) Electronics
7 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.34%) Middleware
2 8 (2.08%) Node.js
3 7 (1.82%) .NET
3 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.56%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.78%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.78%) OpenDaylight
7 2 (0.52%) OAuth
7 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.52%) SAML
8 1 (0.26%) OpenID
8 1 (0.26%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) Web Services
8 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.64%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (4.95%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (4.69%) Cyber Attack
4 18 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (4.43%) PKI
6 15 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (3.65%) NHS
8 13 (3.39%) Cryptography
9 12 (3.13%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.56%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.04%) CESG
12 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.04%) Fintech
12 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.93%) Windows
2 39 (10.16%) Unix
3 37 (9.64%) Linux
4 15 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.56%) AIX
6 5 (1.30%) Android
6 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (58.59%) Information Security
2 113 (29.43%) Cybersecurity
3 88 (22.92%) Penetration Testing
4 75 (19.53%) Risk Management
5 70 (18.23%) SIEM
6 68 (17.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 62 (16.15%) Data Protection
8 57 (14.84%) Risk Assessment
9 49 (12.76%) Security Operations
10 43 (11.20%) ITIL
11 41 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (9.64%) Security Architecture
13 36 (9.38%) Security Management
14 30 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (7.03%) TOGAF
16 26 (6.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 25 (6.51%) OWASP
18 23 (5.99%) Data Loss Prevention
18 23 (5.99%) Ethical Hacking
19 22 (5.73%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.86%) Java
2 9 (2.34%) C++
2 9 (2.34%) SQL
3 8 (2.08%) PHP
4 7 (1.82%) C
5 6 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.04%) Go
7 3 (0.78%) Erlang
8 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 130 (33.85%) CISSP
2 88 (22.92%) CISM
3 41 (10.68%) CISA
4 38 (9.90%) CEH
5 35 (9.11%) Degree
6 34 (8.85%) SANS
7 22 (5.73%) GIAC
7 22 (5.73%) Security Cleared
8 21 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (5.21%) CCNP
10 17 (4.43%) SC Cleared
11 15 (3.91%) CCNA
12 14 (3.65%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.60%) CRISC
13 10 (2.60%) GCIH
14 9 (2.34%) GCIA
14 9 (2.34%) ISSAP
15 8 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (2.08%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (25.78%) PCI DSS
2 97 (25.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.34%) HIPAA
4 7 (1.82%) GPG13
5 3 (0.78%) COBIT
5 3 (0.78%) SLA
5 3 (0.78%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.26%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.04%) Firmware
5 3 (0.78%) Ceph
6 2 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (3.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 11 (2.86%) CSIRT
3 10 (2.60%) Nessus
4 5 (1.30%) RSA Archer
5 4 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.04%) SCCM
6 3 (0.78%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.52%) WSUS
8 1 (0.26%) Ansible
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.26%) Nmap
8 1 (0.26%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.77%) Cisco
3 22 (5.73%) ArcSight
4 15 (3.91%) VMware
5 13 (3.39%) CheckPoint
5 13 (3.39%) Intel Security
6 11 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 10 (2.60%) Citrix
8 9 (2.34%) Symantec
9 8 (2.08%) Computacenter
10 7 (1.82%) Juniper
10 7 (1.82%) Splunk
11 6 (1.56%) HP
11 6 (1.56%) Qualys
12 5 (1.30%) Forcepoint
12 5 (1.30%) NetApp
13 4 (1.04%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.04%) IBM
13 4 (1.04%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.04%) SolarWinds
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £105000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum OTE £100k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
GCI Com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury
Volt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car + medical + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 18 days ago