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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 391 444 424
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 40 25 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 32
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £36,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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
16982 20334 21154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.95% 96.62% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14196 17058 16518
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
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 median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +23 25 £55,000 +25.71%
Oxfordshire +11 7 £31,000 -23.45%
Surrey +32 3 £70,000 +64.70%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £52,000 - 2
West Sussex +23 1 £75,000 +50.00%
Kent +10 1 £44,000 -7.36%
Hampshire +9 1 £55,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 58 (63.04%) Information Security
2 33 (35.87%) Firewall
3 31 (33.70%) CISSP
4 26 (28.26%) Unix
5 24 (26.09%) CISM
6 23 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (23.91%) Telecoms
8 21 (22.83%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (20.65%) MS Excel
10 19 (20.65%) Network Security
11 17 (18.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (18.48%) Risk Management
12 16 (17.39%) PCI DSS
12 16 (17.39%) IaaS
13 15 (16.30%) SABSA
13 15 (16.30%) SIEM
13 15 (16.30%) Management Information System
13 15 (16.30%) TOGAF
13 15 (16.30%) Windows
14 14 (15.22%) Cisco
14 14 (15.22%) ISSAP
14 14 (15.22%) Cyber Attack
15 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
15 12 (13.04%) VPN
16 11 (11.96%) CheckPoint
17 10 (10.87%) ArcSight
17 10 (10.87%) Security Operations
17 10 (10.87%) Security Management

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 6 (6.52%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (20.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.87%) Firewall
2 19 (20.65%) Network Security
3 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.04%) VPN
4 6 (6.52%) WAN
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (5.43%) VLAN
6 4 (4.35%) MPLS
7 3 (3.26%) DHCP
7 3 (3.26%) DNS
7 3 (3.26%) Internet
7 3 (3.26%) LAN
7 3 (3.26%) SAN
8 2 (2.17%) ADSL
8 2 (2.17%) CTI
8 2 (2.17%) GPRS
8 2 (2.17%) GSM
8 2 (2.17%) ISDN
8 2 (2.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) Big Data
2 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 22 (23.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Automotive
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Middleware
1 2 (2.17%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.09%) OAuth
2 1 (1.09%) SAML
2 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.22%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.52%) PKI
3 6 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.09%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
6 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Statistics
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Unix
2 15 (16.30%) Windows
3 8 (8.70%) Linux
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.04%) Information Security
2 21 (22.83%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
4 17 (18.48%) Risk Management
4 17 (18.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (16.30%) SABSA
5 15 (16.30%) SIEM
5 15 (16.30%) TOGAF
6 10 (10.87%) Security Management
6 10 (10.87%) Security Operations
7 9 (9.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (7.61%) OWASP
9 6 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.43%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.43%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (5.43%) Information Security Management
11 4 (4.35%) Compliance Audit
11 4 (4.35%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) C
2 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.09%) C++
3 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (33.70%) CISSP
2 24 (26.09%) CISM
3 14 (15.22%) ISSAP
4 10 (10.87%) CISA
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (8.70%) Degree
5 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.43%) CCNP
7 4 (4.35%) CCNA
7 4 (4.35%) IISP
8 3 (3.26%) GIAC
8 3 (3.26%) PCI QSA
9 2 (2.17%) SANS
10 1 (1.09%) CCSA
10 1 (1.09%) CCSE
10 1 (1.09%) CCSP
10 1 (1.09%) CEH
10 1 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.26%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.17%) SLA
5 1 (1.09%) COBIT
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Nessus
2 3 (3.26%) Nexpose
2 3 (3.26%) RSA Archer
3 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.22%) Cisco
3 11 (11.96%) CheckPoint
4 10 (10.87%) ArcSight
5 8 (8.70%) F5
6 7 (7.61%) Intel Security
6 7 (7.61%) Juniper
7 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.43%) EMC
8 4 (4.35%) SAP
8 4 (4.35%) VMware
9 3 (3.26%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (3.26%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.26%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.26%) Qualys
9 3 (3.26%) Splunk
9 3 (3.26%) Tufin
10 2 (2.17%) HP
10 2 (2.17%) Nortel
10 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
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