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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 88 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.31% - 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 14
Average salary £47,500 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
939 1035 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.00% 97.46% 95.76%
Number of salaries quoted 773 890 678
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) LAN
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (70.00%) Statistics
3 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (70.00%) Riverbed
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 7 (70.00%) Mitel
3 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) CCNP
3 7 (70.00%) CCNA
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (70.00%) IIS
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
3 7 (70.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Advertising
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Data Security

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (70.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
3 7 (70.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (70.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNP
1 7 (70.00%) CCNA
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Riverbed
2 7 (70.00%) Mitel
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix