The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 133 142 134
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.28% 0.050% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.051% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 5
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +71.05%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Security Specialist
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2120 1952 1970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.52% 96.73% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1564 1489
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Hertfordshire region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Watford +11 2 £60,000 -7.69%
Security Specialist
East of England

Security Specialist
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (91.67%) CISSP
1 11 (91.67%) Information Security
1 11 (91.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (50.00%) Nessus
2 6 (50.00%) Nmap
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
2 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (50.00%) SIEM
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (50.00%) Regular Expression
2 6 (50.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (41.67%) Marketing
4 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) Network Security
1 6 (50.00%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (41.67%) Marketing
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (50.00%) SIEM
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Nessus
1 6 (50.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Aruba
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Juniper