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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 385 422 446
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 46 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 35 31 26
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £41,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,500 £62,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
17654 20525 22386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.83% 97.09% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 14956 16570 18112
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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 29 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 29 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 +30 28 £51,250 -10.86% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 4 £36,500 -14.11% 2
Surrey - 4 £52,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
Thames Valley - 4 £150,000 -
M4 Corridor - 2 £92,500 -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (49.38%) Information Security
2 30 (37.04%) Firewall
3 24 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (28.40%) Cisco
4 23 (28.40%) CISSP
5 20 (24.69%) Windows
5 20 (24.69%) PCI DSS
6 18 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 17 (20.99%) CheckPoint
8 15 (18.52%) CISA
8 15 (18.52%) Network Security
8 15 (18.52%) SIEM
9 13 (16.05%) Linux
9 13 (16.05%) Management Information System
10 12 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (14.81%) F5
11 11 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
12 10 (12.35%) Unix
12 10 (12.35%) Security Management
12 10 (12.35%) Security Operations
13 9 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (11.11%) CCSE
13 9 (11.11%) Finance
13 9 (11.11%) LAN
13 9 (11.11%) WAN
13 9 (11.11%) CISM
14 8 (9.88%) Incident Management
14 8 (9.88%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared

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 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.04%) Firewall
2 15 (18.52%) Network Security
3 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (11.11%) LAN
4 9 (11.11%) WAN
5 7 (8.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (8.64%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (8.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (6.17%) VPN
7 3 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (3.70%) MPLS
7 3 (3.70%) SAN
8 2 (2.47%) VLAN
9 1 (1.23%) BGP
9 1 (1.23%) DNS
9 1 (1.23%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.23%) Internet
9 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
4 3 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (2.47%) Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.23%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Windows
2 13 (16.05%) Linux
3 10 (12.35%) Unix
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.94%) Android
6 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (49.38%) Information Security
2 18 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 15 (18.52%) SIEM
4 12 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (12.35%) Security Management
5 10 (12.35%) Security Operations
6 8 (9.88%) Incident Management
6 8 (9.88%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (8.64%) Coaching
7 7 (8.64%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.41%) OWASP
9 5 (6.17%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
9 5 (6.17%) IT Governance
9 5 (6.17%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.94%) Information Security Management
10 4 (4.94%) ITIL
10 4 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (4.94%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) C
2 3 (3.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) CISSP
2 15 (18.52%) CISA
3 11 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (11.11%) CCSE
4 9 (11.11%) CISM
5 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.64%) CCIE
7 4 (4.94%) Degree
8 3 (3.70%) CCSA
8 3 (3.70%) ISSAP
8 3 (3.70%) PCI QSA
9 2 (2.47%) CCNA
9 2 (2.47%) CCNP
9 2 (2.47%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.47%) GIAC
10 1 (1.23%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (24.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.23%) COBIT
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.47%) Nessus
2 2 (2.47%) Nexpose
2 2 (2.47%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (28.40%) Cisco
2 17 (20.99%) CheckPoint
3 12 (14.81%) F5
4 7 (8.64%) Intel Security
4 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.41%) VMware
6 5 (6.17%) Juniper
7 4 (4.94%) EMC
7 4 (4.94%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.47%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.47%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.47%) Dell
8 2 (2.47%) HP
8 2 (2.47%) Radware
8 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.23%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.23%) Qualys
9 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.23%) Splunk
9 1 (1.23%) Tufin
Berkshire
Project People Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £75,000 per annum OTE £150k, Car, Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London or Kent
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Aylesbury
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago