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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 383 422 435
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 51 43 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 32
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,509 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £150,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
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
17895 20199 21832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.19% 96.83% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15244 16532 17401
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +12 31 £55,000 +15.78%
Hampshire +7 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Thames Valley - 5 £150,000 -
Surrey +27 4 £52,750 -
Buckinghamshire +28 3 £36,500 -
Kent +11 1 £44,000 -2.22%
West Sussex -4 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Oxfordshire -18 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 48 (55.81%) Information Security
2 29 (33.72%) Firewall
3 25 (29.07%) CISSP
4 22 (25.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (23.26%) Unix
6 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
6 19 (22.09%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (19.77%) PCI DSS
7 17 (19.77%) Risk Management
7 17 (19.77%) CISM
8 16 (18.60%) Cisco
8 16 (18.60%) Network Security
9 14 (16.28%) Windows
9 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
10 13 (15.12%) CheckPoint
10 13 (15.12%) SIEM
11 12 (13.95%) SABSA
11 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
11 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (13.95%) TOGAF
12 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (12.79%) ISSAP
12 11 (12.79%) IaaS
13 10 (11.63%) F5
13 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) Security Management
13 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (10.47%) VPN

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 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
2 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Project
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) Firewall
2 16 (18.60%) Network Security
3 9 (10.47%) VPN
4 7 (8.14%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (6.98%) LAN
5 6 (6.98%) WAN
6 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.49%) MPLS
7 3 (3.49%) SAN
7 3 (3.49%) VLAN
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.16%) DHCP
9 1 (1.16%) DNS
9 1 (1.16%) Internet
9 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) Big Data
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.47%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.65%) PKI
5 3 (3.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.16%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.16%) CESG
7 1 (1.16%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Unix
2 14 (16.28%) Windows
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.16%) Solaris
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Information Security
2 19 (22.09%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (19.77%) Risk Management
4 13 (15.12%) SIEM
5 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (13.95%) SABSA
5 12 (13.95%) TOGAF
6 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.63%) Security Management
8 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.14%) OWASP
8 7 (8.14%) Security Operations
9 6 (6.98%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.81%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.81%) Information Security Management
10 5 (5.81%) IT Governance
10 5 (5.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) C
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (29.07%) CISSP
2 17 (19.77%) CISM
3 11 (12.79%) ISSAP
4 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.30%) Degree
6 7 (8.14%) CISA
7 5 (5.81%) CCNP
7 5 (5.81%) CCSE
8 4 (4.65%) CCNA
9 3 (3.49%) CCSA
9 3 (3.49%) GIAC
9 3 (3.49%) PCI QSA
10 2 (2.33%) CCIE
10 2 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.16%) CCSP
11 1 (1.16%) CEH
11 1 (1.16%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (19.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.16%) COBIT
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.49%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (3.49%) Nessus
1 3 (3.49%) Nexpose
1 3 (3.49%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.60%) Cisco
3 13 (15.12%) CheckPoint
4 10 (11.63%) F5
5 8 (9.30%) Intel Security
6 7 (8.14%) Juniper
7 5 (5.81%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.81%) EMC
8 4 (4.65%) ArcSight
8 4 (4.65%) SAP
8 4 (4.65%) VMware
9 3 (3.49%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (3.49%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.49%) HP
9 3 (3.49%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.49%) Tufin
10 2 (2.33%) Dell
10 2 (2.33%) Radware
10 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.33%) SonicWALL