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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 645 766 760
Rank change year-on-year
+121 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 207 178 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 166 122 157
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,150 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £68,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
81506 97087 102609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.49% 96.63% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 68195 81824 85600
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +83 74 £68,000 +8.80% 5
South East +70 46 £52,500 - 3
West Midlands +15 30 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +19 20 £50,000 - 1
North West -13 16 £44,000 -25.10% 1
South West +17 13 £57,500 +15.00% 1
East of England -24 3 £50,000 +16.27% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £45,000 - 1
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 270 (58.70%) Information Security
2 150 (32.61%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (32.39%) Firewall
4 147 (31.96%) CISSP
5 115 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 110 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 98 (21.30%) PCI DSS
8 97 (21.09%) Network Security
9 95 (20.65%) CISM
10 94 (20.43%) SIEM
11 93 (20.22%) Finance
12 80 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 79 (17.17%) Risk Management
14 73 (15.87%) Windows
15 65 (14.13%) ITIL
15 65 (14.13%) Data Protection
16 60 (13.04%) CISA
17 58 (12.61%) Risk Assessment
18 56 (12.17%) Microsoft
19 55 (11.96%) Management Information System
19 55 (11.96%) Security Operations
20 54 (11.74%) Intrusion Detection
21 53 (11.52%) TCP/IP
22 52 (11.30%) Linux
23 50 (10.87%) VPN
24 49 (10.65%) Active Directory
25 47 (10.22%) Security Management
26 46 (10.00%) Cisco
26 46 (10.00%) Degree
27 45 (9.78%) Telecoms

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 11 (2.39%) IIS
2 10 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) assyst
2 3 (0.65%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.43%) IaaS
2 8 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.87%) SaaS
5 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 149 (32.39%) Firewall
2 97 (21.09%) Network Security
3 54 (11.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 53 (11.52%) TCP/IP
5 50 (10.87%) VPN
6 36 (7.83%) VLAN
7 35 (7.61%) WAN
8 33 (7.17%) DNS
9 30 (6.52%) Internet
10 24 (5.22%) DHCP
10 24 (5.22%) Wireless
11 22 (4.78%) SSL
12 19 (4.13%) LAN
13 16 (3.48%) WLAN
14 12 (2.61%) Wireshark
15 11 (2.39%) MPLS
16 10 (2.17%) HTTP
17 9 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
18 8 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (1.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.83%) Big Data
2 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.65%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) AppScan
2 6 (1.30%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.09%) Metasploit
General
1 93 (20.22%) Finance
2 45 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.22%) Retail
4 22 (4.78%) Banking
5 13 (2.83%) Legal
6 10 (2.17%) Law
7 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.87%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.17%) Middleware
2 6 (1.30%) .NET
2 6 (1.30%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.09%) Node.js
4 4 (0.87%) AngularJS
4 4 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.65%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (0.65%) OpenDaylight
6 2 (0.43%) OAuth
6 2 (0.43%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.43%) SAML
7 1 (0.22%) OpenID
7 1 (0.22%) SOAP
7 1 (0.22%) Web Services
7 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.96%) Management Information System
2 26 (5.65%) Cyber Attack
3 25 (5.43%) PKI
4 19 (4.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (4.13%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (3.91%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.04%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.04%) NHS
8 13 (2.83%) Cryptography
8 13 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.30%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.30%) Online Banking
11 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.09%) PMI
12 4 (0.87%) Fintech
12 4 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.87%) Windows
2 52 (11.30%) Linux
3 45 (9.78%) Unix
4 19 (4.13%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.30%) AIX
6 4 (0.87%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.65%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Android
8 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (58.70%) Information Security
2 150 (32.61%) Cybersecurity
3 115 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 94 (20.43%) SIEM
5 80 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 79 (17.17%) Risk Management
7 65 (14.13%) Data Protection
7 65 (14.13%) ITIL
8 58 (12.61%) Risk Assessment
9 55 (11.96%) Security Operations
10 47 (10.22%) Security Management
11 41 (8.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 39 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
14 37 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (8.04%) Security Architecture
14 37 (8.04%) TOGAF
15 31 (6.74%) Data Loss Prevention
15 31 (6.74%) Incident Management
16 27 (5.87%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.83%) SQL
2 12 (2.61%) Java
3 9 (1.96%) PHP
4 8 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.52%) C
6 6 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.87%) C++
7 4 (0.87%) Python
8 3 (0.65%) Perl
9 2 (0.43%) Erlang
10 1 (0.22%) Go
10 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 147 (31.96%) CISSP
2 95 (20.65%) CISM
3 60 (13.04%) CISA
4 46 (10.00%) Degree
5 44 (9.57%) CEH
6 40 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 33 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (7.17%) SANS
8 31 (6.74%) SC Cleared
9 27 (5.87%) CCNP
10 22 (4.78%) DV Cleared
11 19 (4.13%) GIAC
12 13 (2.83%) ISSAP
13 12 (2.61%) CCNA
14 11 (2.39%) CRISC
15 7 (1.52%) CREST Certified
15 7 (1.52%) IISP
16 6 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (1.30%) Security+ Certification
17 5 (1.09%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (21.30%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.17%) GPG13
4 9 (1.96%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.09%) COBIT
6 3 (0.65%) SLA
6 3 (0.65%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.43%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.22%) QA
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.87%) Firmware
4 3 (0.65%) Ceph
4 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Xen
6 1 (0.22%) Snort
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (5.22%) Nessus
2 9 (1.96%) RSA Archer
3 7 (1.52%) HP Fortify
4 3 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.65%) WSUS
5 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.43%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.22%) Nmap
6 1 (0.22%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.22%) Proventia
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 56 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.00%) Cisco
3 32 (6.96%) ArcSight
4 27 (5.87%) CheckPoint
5 22 (4.78%) Qualys
6 21 (4.57%) Juniper
7 20 (4.35%) Intel Security
8 16 (3.48%) VMware
9 14 (3.04%) Blue Coat
9 14 (3.04%) Symantec
10 13 (2.83%) Splunk
11 12 (2.61%) F5
12 11 (2.39%) Computacenter
13 10 (2.17%) Citrix
14 8 (1.74%) Forcepoint
14 8 (1.74%) SAP
15 7 (1.52%) Palo Alto
16 6 (1.30%) HP
16 6 (1.30%) Veracode
17 5 (1.09%) IBM
London
Marks Sattin
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 65k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Darwin Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £40000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago