The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 121 148 148
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 12 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.63% 0.36% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.38% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 1
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% -11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Security Specialist
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1799 2356 2307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.88% 95.42% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1611 1699
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Reading

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (53.85%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) CISSP
3 5 (38.46%) CISM
4 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (23.08%) SABSA
5 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) ISSAP
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) CCSA
6 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
6 2 (15.38%) CISA
6 2 (15.38%) CCSE
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) ITSM
6 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) BCP
6 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Cyber Attack

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (23.08%) SABSA
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Internal Audit
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) CISM
3 3 (23.08%) ISSAP
4 2 (15.38%) CCSA
4 2 (15.38%) CCSE
4 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
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Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus benefits
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