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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 413 438 417
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 35 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 22
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £39,550 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 -2 22 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Kent +4 4 £67,500 +22.72%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire +22 2 £70,000 +16.66%
Surrey +8 2 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 32 (47.06%) Information Security
2 30 (44.12%) Firewall
3 23 (33.82%) Cisco
4 21 (30.88%) CISSP
4 21 (30.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (26.47%) Linux
6 17 (25.00%) Windows
6 17 (25.00%) CISA
7 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
9 14 (20.59%) SIEM
10 13 (19.12%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (19.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (19.12%) Security Operations
10 13 (19.12%) Network Security
11 11 (16.18%) PCI DSS
11 11 (16.18%) F5
11 11 (16.18%) Management Information System
12 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (14.71%) CCIE
12 10 (14.71%) Incident Management
12 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
12 10 (14.71%) CCSE
12 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (14.71%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (14.71%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (13.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (11.76%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (44.12%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
3 13 (19.12%) Network Security
4 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (14.71%) Cisco PIX
4 10 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (7.35%) LAN
5 5 (7.35%) WAN
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.41%) DNS
7 2 (2.94%) DHCP
7 2 (2.94%) WebEx
8 1 (1.47%) BGP
8 1 (1.47%) Broadband
8 1 (1.47%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.47%) HTTP
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.47%) IPv6
8 1 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Big Data
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (16.18%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.41%) SCADA
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Linux
2 17 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (7.35%) Android
3 5 (7.35%) Unix
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) CentOS
5 1 (1.47%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Information Security
2 14 (20.59%) SIEM
3 13 (19.12%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (19.12%) Security Operations
4 10 (14.71%) Incident Management
4 10 (14.71%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
5 9 (13.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (11.76%) Coaching
6 8 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (7.35%) Anomaly Detection
8 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) Security Management
8 5 (7.35%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (5.88%) Change Management
9 4 (5.88%) Data Security
9 4 (5.88%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) CISSP
2 17 (25.00%) CISA
3 10 (14.71%) CCIE
3 10 (14.71%) CCSE
3 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) CISM
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) CCSA
6 1 (1.47%) CEH
6 1 (1.47%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.47%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.18%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.47%) Nessus
1 1 (1.47%) Nexpose
1 1 (1.47%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 23 (33.82%) Cisco
2 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 11 (16.18%) F5
4 5 (7.35%) Forcepoint
4 5 (7.35%) Sophos
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 2 (2.94%) Google
6 2 (2.94%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.47%) GFI Software
7 1 (1.47%) Juniper
7 1 (1.47%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.47%) Qualys
7 1 (1.47%) Rapid7
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.47%) Tripwire
Thames Ditton
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + pension + car allowance +bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + pension + car allowance +bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + pension + car allowance +bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Up to £60K + Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago