The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 410 398 342
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 26 23 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 55
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,926 £45,000 £41,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19758 19598 20408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.27% 94.69% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16144 15491 17340
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the South East

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the South East

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Berkshire +10 13 £62,500 +4.16% 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £46,000 -
Kent 0 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 £32,070 -50.66% 1
Hampshire -12 2 £47,500 -
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 37 (46.84%) Information Security
2 24 (30.38%) Firewall
2 24 (30.38%) Risk Management
2 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 24 (30.38%) CISSP
3 19 (24.05%) Cisco
3 19 (24.05%) Windows
3 19 (24.05%) SIEM
4 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
5 16 (20.25%) Network Security
5 16 (20.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (20.25%) PCI DSS
6 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
7 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
8 12 (15.19%) ITIL
8 12 (15.19%) Cyber Security
9 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
9 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
9 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
10 9 (11.39%) SQL
10 9 (11.39%) Linux
10 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
11 8 (10.13%) Project Management
11 8 (10.13%) CISM
11 8 (10.13%) Legal
11 8 (10.13%) VMware
11 8 (10.13%) Degree
11 8 (10.13%) ISMS
11 8 (10.13%) PKI

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.06%) MS Project
3 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.38%) Firewall
2 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
3 16 (20.25%) Network Security
4 6 (7.59%) LAN
4 6 (7.59%) WAN
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.06%) LDAP
7 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.80%) VPN
8 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.53%) HTTP
8 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.53%) SAN
8 2 (2.53%) X.509
9 1 (1.27%) SSH
9 1 (1.27%) SSL
9 1 (1.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.27%) Big Data
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.13%) Legal
4 6 (7.59%) Banking
5 5 (6.33%) Marketing
6 4 (5.06%) Advertising
7 3 (3.80%) German Language
8 2 (2.53%) Polish Language
8 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.27%) Law
9 1 (1.27%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) SOAP
1 2 (2.53%) Web Services
1 2 (2.53%) SAML
1 2 (2.53%) OAuth
1 2 (2.53%) REST
1 2 (2.53%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.13%) PKI
3 5 (6.33%) CESG
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.53%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) Blog
5 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) UNIX
4 3 (3.80%) AIX
4 3 (3.80%) Solaris
5 2 (2.53%) CentOS
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Information Security
2 24 (30.38%) Risk Management
3 19 (24.05%) SIEM
4 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
5 12 (15.19%) ITIL
5 12 (15.19%) Cyber Security
6 8 (10.13%) Project Management
6 8 (10.13%) ISMS
7 7 (8.86%) Analytics
8 6 (7.59%) Security Architecture
8 6 (7.59%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.33%) BCP
9 5 (6.33%) Data Security
9 5 (6.33%) Database Security
10 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.80%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) Python
3 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.80%) Perl
4 2 (2.53%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) CISSP
2 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.13%) Degree
4 8 (10.13%) CISM
5 4 (5.06%) CISMP
6 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) VCP4
7 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.53%) CCNP
7 2 (2.53%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.27%) ACCA
8 1 (1.27%) CISA
8 1 (1.27%) CIMA
8 1 (1.27%) GIAC
8 1 (1.27%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (20.25%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) MetaFrame
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) XenApp
2 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) Cisco
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) VMware
3 6 (7.59%) Citrix
4 5 (6.33%) Juniper
4 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.53%) Splunk
6 2 (2.53%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.27%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) Nokia
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