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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 407 441 396
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 34 29 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 20
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £40,000 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
19713 21727 21070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.98% 95.00% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16217 17415 17392
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 £62,500 £60,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +13 21 £56,250 +2.27% 2
Kent +9 6 £42,250 -6.11% 1
Hampshire -11 1 £50,000 +23.99% 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (44.74%) Firewall
1 34 (44.74%) Network Security
2 27 (35.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (34.21%) Information Security
4 24 (31.58%) CISSP
5 22 (28.95%) PCI DSS
6 18 (23.68%) Finance
7 17 (22.37%) CISM
7 17 (22.37%) Cisco
7 17 (22.37%) Incident Management
8 16 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 16 (21.05%) Security Architecture
8 16 (21.05%) SIEM
9 14 (18.42%) CheckPoint
10 13 (17.11%) Management Information System
10 13 (17.11%) ITIL
10 13 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (15.79%) Risk Management
12 11 (14.47%) F5
13 10 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
13 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (13.16%) CCSE
13 10 (13.16%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
14 9 (11.84%) Banking
14 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (11.84%) CCIE
14 9 (11.84%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.32%) Apache
2 1 (1.32%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) Firewall
1 34 (44.74%) Network Security
2 16 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 13 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (6.58%) LAN
6 4 (5.26%) WAN
7 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.95%) Broadband
8 1 (1.32%) VPN
8 1 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.84%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
4 3 (3.95%) Law
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Advertising
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (1.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) UNIX
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Information Security
2 17 (22.37%) Incident Management
3 16 (21.05%) Security Architecture
3 16 (21.05%) SIEM
4 13 (17.11%) ITIL
5 12 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
6 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Service Delivery
7 8 (10.53%) Project Management
8 7 (9.21%) SDLC
9 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.89%) Security Management
10 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.58%) Computer Security
10 5 (6.58%) Database Security
11 4 (5.26%) Cyber Security
11 4 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
3 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) CISSP
2 17 (22.37%) CISM
3 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (13.16%) CCSE
4 9 (11.84%) CCIE
5 8 (10.53%) Degree
6 5 (6.58%) CISA
7 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.26%) CISMP
8 3 (3.95%) SSCP
8 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.63%) GIAC
9 2 (2.63%) MCSE
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.32%) GCIA
10 1 (1.32%) GCIH
10 1 (1.32%) CCNP
10 1 (1.32%) CCNA
10 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (35.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (28.95%) PCI DSS
3 8 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Cisco
2 14 (18.42%) CheckPoint
3 11 (14.47%) F5
4 6 (7.89%) Splunk
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) VMware
6 3 (3.95%) Symantec
6 3 (3.95%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (2.63%) Varonis
7 2 (2.63%) McAfee
7 2 (2.63%) Websense
7 2 (2.63%) Qualys
8 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.32%) Avaya
8 1 (1.32%) Juniper
8 1 (1.32%) CA
8 1 (1.32%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) Intel
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Hortonworks
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