The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 95 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.37% 0.69% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 6
Average salary £42,250 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.11% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,650 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Security Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1047 1127 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.62% 97.58% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 931 998 881
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,648 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Kent

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Kent

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
West Malling - 2 £42,000 -
Chatham - 1 £67,500 -
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (85.71%) Information Security
3 5 (71.43%) CISSP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Security Management
5 3 (42.86%) Data Security
5 3 (42.86%) Advertising
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 3 (42.86%) CISM
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (42.86%) Splunk
5 3 (42.86%) SIEM
5 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
6 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
6 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) CISMP
6 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) Legal

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Data Security
4 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
4 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 2 (28.57%) CISMP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (85.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Splunk
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £44000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dover
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago