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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 92 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.55% 0.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 0
Average salary £42,250 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.50% -
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
1030 982 1073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.76% 97.32% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 929 820 921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
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 28 August 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 - 3 £42,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (71.43%) CISSP
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) CISMP
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
5 3 (42.86%) Security Patching
6 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Change Management
6 2 (28.57%) Security Management
6 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (28.57%) Legal
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
7 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (14.29%) SCCM
7 1 (14.29%) Advertising
7 1 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) Banking
7 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 1 (14.29%) Data Security
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Security Patching
4 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Security
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CISMP
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CISM
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 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk