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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 140 141 137
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.080% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.087% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 8
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
2312 2309 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.52% 92.88% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1714 1642
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Network Security
2 8 (61.54%) SIEM
2 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
2 8 (61.54%) Service Delivery
2 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
2 8 (61.54%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (23.08%) Business Development
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) B2B
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) German Language
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (7.69%) French Language
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) SQL

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) German Language
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Project Management
1 8 (61.54%) Service Delivery
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) Incident Management
1 8 (61.54%) SIEM
2 3 (23.08%) Business Development
2 3 (23.08%) B2B
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
Reading, Berkshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 6 days ago