The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 401 426 447
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 45 47 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 25
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £68,900
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
18504 20599 22826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.84% 96.99% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15728 16476 18291
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 27 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Surrey - 6 £67,500 -
West Sussex - 5 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £38,750 -14.83% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £92,500 -
Hampshire +1 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - 1 £150,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 40 (47.62%) Information Security
2 34 (40.48%) Firewall
3 24 (28.57%) Cisco
4 23 (27.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (26.19%) CISSP
6 19 (22.62%) PCI DSS
7 18 (21.43%) Windows
8 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
9 16 (19.05%) Network Security
9 16 (19.05%) SIEM
10 14 (16.67%) CISA
11 13 (15.48%) Management Information System
11 13 (15.48%) Risk Management
11 13 (15.48%) Linux
11 13 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (15.48%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (15.48%) Security Operations
12 11 (13.10%) Incident Management
12 11 (13.10%) CCSE
12 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
12 11 (13.10%) F5
12 11 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (11.90%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
14 9 (10.71%) Finance
14 9 (10.71%) CCIE
14 9 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (9.52%) Coaching

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.48%) Firewall
2 16 (19.05%) Network Security
3 11 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
4 9 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (9.52%) LAN
5 8 (9.52%) WAN
6 4 (4.76%) VPN
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (3.57%) MPLS
8 2 (2.38%) SAN
8 2 (2.38%) VLAN
9 1 (1.19%) BGP
9 1 (1.19%) DNS
9 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.19%) HTTP
9 1 (1.19%) Internet
9 1 (1.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.76%) Legal
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.90%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.19%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Unix
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Information Security
2 16 (19.05%) SIEM
3 13 (15.48%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (15.48%) Risk Management
3 13 (15.48%) Security Operations
4 11 (13.10%) Incident Management
5 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 8 (9.52%) Coaching
6 8 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (9.52%) Security Management
7 7 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (7.14%) OWASP
8 6 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.95%) IT Governance
9 5 (5.95%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.76%) Change Management
10 4 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) C
2 2 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) CISSP
2 14 (16.67%) CISA
3 13 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (13.10%) CCSE
5 9 (10.71%) CCIE
6 7 (8.33%) CISM
7 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.76%) Degree
9 3 (3.57%) CCSA
9 3 (3.57%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.38%) CCNA
10 2 (2.38%) CCNP
10 2 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.38%) GIAC
11 1 (1.19%) GSEC
11 1 (1.19%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) COBIT
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.38%) Nessus
2 2 (2.38%) Nexpose
2 2 (2.38%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (28.57%) Cisco
2 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
3 11 (13.10%) F5
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) VMware
5 4 (4.76%) Forcepoint
5 4 (4.76%) Intel Security
5 4 (4.76%) Juniper
6 3 (3.57%) Sophos
7 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.38%) Dell
7 2 (2.38%) HP
7 2 (2.38%) Radware
7 2 (2.38%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.19%) Apple
8 1 (1.19%) EMC
8 1 (1.19%) Google
8 1 (1.19%) Qualys
8 1 (1.19%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.19%) Tripwire
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