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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 419 419 407
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 24 29 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 17
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
19673 21309 20287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 94.78% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16421 16755 16735
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 £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +26 14 £65,000 +57.57%
Kent -6 6 £42,250 -15.50%
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 31 (52.54%) Firewall
2 25 (42.37%) Network Security
3 22 (37.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (32.20%) CISSP
5 18 (30.51%) Information Security
6 17 (28.81%) PCI DSS
7 16 (27.12%) Finance
7 16 (27.12%) Cisco
8 14 (23.73%) CheckPoint
8 14 (23.73%) Security Architecture
9 13 (22.03%) CISM
10 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
10 12 (20.34%) F5
10 12 (20.34%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (18.64%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (18.64%) CCSE
11 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (18.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (16.95%) CCIE
12 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
12 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
12 10 (16.95%) SIEM
13 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
13 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
14 8 (13.56%) ITIL
14 8 (13.56%) Windows
14 8 (13.56%) Banking
15 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (11.86%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (52.54%) Firewall
2 25 (42.37%) Network Security
3 12 (20.34%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
4 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (18.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (18.64%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (5.08%) Broadband
5 3 (5.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.39%) WAN
6 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.56%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.39%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) UNIX
4 2 (3.39%) CentOS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Information Security
2 14 (23.73%) Security Architecture
3 10 (16.95%) SIEM
3 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
3 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.56%) ITIL
5 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
5 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (11.86%) SDLC
6 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Security Management
7 4 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (6.78%) Network Design
7 4 (6.78%) Database Security
7 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security
8 3 (5.08%) Security Patching
8 3 (5.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) Java
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) CISSP
2 13 (22.03%) CISM
3 11 (18.64%) CCSE
3 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (16.95%) CCIE
5 5 (8.47%) Degree
6 4 (6.78%) CISMP
7 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) CISA
8 2 (3.39%) GIAC
8 2 (3.39%) MCSE
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.39%) SSCP
9 1 (1.69%) MCP
9 1 (1.69%) CCNP
9 1 (1.69%) CCNA
9 1 (1.69%) GCIA
9 1 (1.69%) GCIH
9 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (28.81%) PCI DSS
3 7 (11.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Nessus
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Cisco
2 14 (23.73%) CheckPoint
3 12 (20.34%) F5
4 4 (6.78%) Splunk
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.08%) Symantec
5 3 (5.08%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (3.39%) Varonis
6 2 (3.39%) Qualys
6 2 (3.39%) McAfee
6 2 (3.39%) Websense
7 1 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Intel
7 1 (1.69%) Avaya
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) CA
7 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.69%) FireEye
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