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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 410 443 364
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 41 23 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.097% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.10% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 63
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £44,600 £38,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £69,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
20356 22430 21702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.96% 94.77% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16382 17934 17955
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 +4 18 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire - 13 £45,500 -
Kent +19 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Hampshire -8 4 £50,000 +12.35%
Oxfordshire +13 2 £32,070 -54.18%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (47.44%) Information Security
2 32 (41.03%) CISSP
3 25 (32.05%) Network Security
4 23 (29.49%) Firewall
5 22 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (26.92%) Risk Management
7 19 (24.36%) TCP/IP
7 19 (24.36%) Finance
8 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
8 17 (21.79%) CISM
9 16 (20.51%) PCI DSS
9 16 (20.51%) SIEM
10 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 13 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 13 (16.67%) ITIL
11 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 11 (14.10%) Cisco
12 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
13 10 (12.82%) Project Management
13 10 (12.82%) Windows
13 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.54%) Banking
15 8 (10.26%) MS Office
15 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
16 7 (8.97%) Database Security
16 7 (8.97%) Cyber Security
16 7 (8.97%) Degree
17 6 (7.69%) PKI

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) Network Security
2 23 (29.49%) Firewall
3 19 (24.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.13%) LDAP
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.85%) LAN
5 3 (3.85%) WAN
5 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.56%) HTTP
6 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.56%) SAN
6 2 (2.56%) X.509
7 1 (1.28%) SSL
7 1 (1.28%) WebEx
7 1 (1.28%) SSH
7 1 (1.28%) Broadband
7 1 (1.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.28%) Big Data
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.54%) Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Marketing
4 5 (6.41%) Legal
5 3 (3.85%) Advertising
5 3 (3.85%) Law
5 3 (3.85%) German Language
6 2 (2.56%) Polish Language
6 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) SOAP
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
1 2 (2.56%) SAML
1 2 (2.56%) OAuth
1 2 (2.56%) REST
1 2 (2.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.69%) PKI
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.56%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.28%) CESG
5 1 (1.28%) Blog
5 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Linux
3 5 (6.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Information Security
2 21 (26.92%) Risk Management
3 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
4 16 (20.51%) SIEM
5 13 (16.67%) ITIL
5 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.97%) Database Security
8 7 (8.97%) Cyber Security
9 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Computer Security
10 5 (6.41%) ISMS
10 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.13%) Identity Management
11 4 (5.13%) Data Security
11 4 (5.13%) Security Management
11 4 (5.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (3.85%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Perl
3 2 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) C++
4 1 (1.28%) PHP
4 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) CISSP
2 17 (21.79%) CISM
3 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.97%) Degree
6 5 (6.41%) CISA
7 4 (5.13%) CISMP
8 3 (3.85%) SSCP
8 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (20.51%) PCI DSS
3 8 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) MetaFrame
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.56%) XenApp
2 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Cisco
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) VMware
3 4 (5.13%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.13%) Splunk
4 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.85%) Juniper
5 2 (2.56%) Citrix
5 2 (2.56%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.28%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia
6 1 (1.28%) Blue Coat
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