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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 688 672 703
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 183 184 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 159 125 112
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
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
101684 96224 107055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 83079 80543 92244
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
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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 +11 81 £60,000 +10.09% 4
South East -8 32 £52,500 -4.54%
West Midlands -16 24 £60,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -21 17 £51,250 -11.63%
East of England +6 11 £37,900 -27.80%
North West -21 7 £48,500 +7.77%
South West -13 5 £52,500 +16.66%
East Midlands -20 4 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 188 (53.56%) Information Security
2 120 (34.19%) CISSP
3 99 (28.21%) Network Security
4 89 (25.36%) Firewall
5 83 (23.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 80 (22.79%) Finance
7 58 (16.52%) Windows
8 57 (16.24%) CISM
8 57 (16.24%) Penetration Testing
9 56 (15.95%) Management Information System
10 55 (15.67%) Microsoft
11 53 (15.10%) Cyber Security
12 52 (14.81%) TCP/IP
13 51 (14.53%) Ethical Hacking
14 50 (14.25%) Cisco
14 50 (14.25%) Linux
15 49 (13.96%) .NET
15 49 (13.96%) Risk Management
16 48 (13.68%) ITIL
17 44 (12.54%) CheckPoint
17 44 (12.54%) CEH
18 42 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
19 41 (11.68%) SIEM
20 39 (11.11%) PCI DSS
20 39 (11.11%) Security Cleared
20 39 (11.11%) Degree
21 37 (10.54%) ASP.NET
22 36 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
23 35 (9.97%) Security Testing
23 35 (9.97%) Blue Coat

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 18 (5.13%) IIS
2 17 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.28%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) GroupWise
Applications
1 22 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) assyst
2 5 (1.42%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.57%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 99 (28.21%) Network Security
2 89 (25.36%) Firewall
3 52 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 32 (9.12%) DHCP
5 30 (8.55%) DNS
5 30 (8.55%) Internet
6 22 (6.27%) Wireshark
7 21 (5.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (5.41%) VPN
8 19 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (4.84%) LAN
9 17 (4.84%) WAN
9 17 (4.84%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (4.84%) OSPF
10 15 (4.27%) BGP
11 13 (3.70%) BIG-IP
11 13 (3.70%) NetScreen
11 13 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 13 (3.70%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.85%) MySQL
3 4 (1.14%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) RequisitePro
General
1 80 (22.79%) Finance
2 30 (8.55%) Banking
3 22 (6.27%) Law
3 22 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.41%) Games
5 17 (4.84%) Legal
6 7 (1.99%) Retail
7 6 (1.71%) Advertising
8 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.14%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.96%) .NET
2 37 (10.54%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.85%) LAMP
4 4 (1.14%) XML
5 2 (0.57%) Web Services
5 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.95%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.27%) CESG
3 14 (3.99%) PKI
4 13 (3.70%) Online Games
5 10 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.85%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.85%) Cryptography
5 10 (2.85%) Clustering
5 10 (2.85%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.99%) Statistics
8 6 (1.71%) Kindle
9 5 (1.42%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.14%) EFT
11 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.57%) FMCG
12 2 (0.57%) RMADS
12 2 (0.57%) CMDB
13 1 (0.28%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.52%) Windows
2 50 (14.25%) Linux
3 25 (7.12%) UNIX
4 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.14%) AIX
7 4 (1.14%) Solaris
8 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (53.56%) Information Security
2 57 (16.24%) Penetration Testing
3 53 (15.10%) Cyber Security
4 51 (14.53%) Ethical Hacking
5 49 (13.96%) Risk Management
6 48 (13.68%) ITIL
7 41 (11.68%) SIEM
8 36 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (9.97%) Security Testing
10 27 (7.69%) ISMS
11 24 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (6.27%) Business Development
13 21 (5.98%) Web Development
13 21 (5.98%) Data Protection
14 20 (5.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 20 (5.70%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.70%) Business Continuity
15 19 (5.41%) Security Management
16 17 (4.84%) Change Management
16 17 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.97%) SQL
2 17 (4.84%) C
2 17 (4.84%) Java
3 15 (4.27%) T-SQL
4 11 (3.13%) Python
5 10 (2.85%) C++
6 9 (2.56%) Perl
7 2 (0.57%) PHP
7 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.57%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 120 (34.19%) CISSP
2 57 (16.24%) CISM
3 44 (12.54%) CEH
4 42 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 39 (11.11%) Degree
6 35 (9.97%) CCNP
7 30 (8.55%) SC Cleared
8 28 (7.98%) MCSE
8 28 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (6.55%) CCNA
10 21 (5.98%) CISA
11 19 (5.41%) GIAC
12 18 (5.13%) CCSE
13 10 (2.85%) CSSLP
14 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.28%) GPEN
16 7 (1.99%) OSCP
16 7 (1.99%) GSEC
16 7 (1.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (23.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.70%) COBIT
4 8 (2.28%) COSO
5 7 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.71%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.71%) SLA
7 4 (1.14%) QA
8 1 (0.28%) BS25999
8 1 (0.28%) GPG13
System Software
1 34 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.27%) Snort
4 12 (3.42%) Nmap
5 4 (1.14%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.84%) McAfee ePO
2 20 (5.70%) Nessus
3 15 (4.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.25%) Cisco
3 44 (12.54%) CheckPoint
4 35 (9.97%) Blue Coat
5 28 (7.98%) VMware
6 26 (7.41%) Symantec
7 25 (7.12%) McAfee
8 21 (5.98%) Juniper
9 18 (5.13%) F5
10 17 (4.84%) Qualys
11 16 (4.56%) Splunk
11 16 (4.56%) Websense
11 16 (4.56%) Citrix
12 15 (4.27%) Lumension
12 15 (4.27%) Becrypt
12 15 (4.27%) IronPort
12 15 (4.27%) LogRhythm
13 13 (3.70%) Infoblox
13 13 (3.70%) Imperva
14 12 (3.42%) Oracle
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