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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 405 418 399
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 32 23 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.11% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 45
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
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
20400 20187 21628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.61% 94.96% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16022 16693 18505
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
Hampshire +9 25 £60,000 +14.28%
Berkshire +1 4 £55,000 - 1
Kent - 2 £46,750 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (57.63%) Information Security
2 28 (47.46%) Windows
3 23 (38.98%) Finance
4 22 (37.29%) Network Security
5 21 (35.59%) Risk Management
6 18 (30.51%) CISSP
7 17 (28.81%) IIS
7 17 (28.81%) Tomcat
7 17 (28.81%) DHCP
7 17 (28.81%) DNS
7 17 (28.81%) Cisco
7 17 (28.81%) Degree
8 16 (27.12%) CESG
8 16 (27.12%) CISM
9 14 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (22.03%) Cyber Security
10 13 (22.03%) SQL
10 13 (22.03%) Linux
11 11 (18.64%) ITIL
11 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
11 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (18.64%) PCI DSS
12 10 (16.95%) Clustering
12 10 (16.95%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (16.95%) CEH
12 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
12 10 (16.95%) Windows 8
12 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (16.95%) LAMP

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 17 (28.81%) IIS
1 17 (28.81%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.29%) Network Security
2 17 (28.81%) DHCP
2 17 (28.81%) DNS
3 10 (16.95%) LAN
3 10 (16.95%) WAN
4 7 (11.86%) SNMP
5 5 (8.47%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) Internet
6 3 (5.08%) Broadband
7 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) MySQL
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
General
1 23 (38.98%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) LAMP
2 1 (1.69%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) CESG
2 10 (16.95%) Clustering
2 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
3 9 (15.25%) PKI
4 7 (11.86%) Statistics
5 6 (10.17%) Kindle
6 3 (5.08%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
4 10 (16.95%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.86%) AIX
5 7 (11.86%) Solaris
6 2 (3.39%) UNIX
7 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) Information Security
2 21 (35.59%) Risk Management
3 13 (22.03%) Cyber Security
4 11 (18.64%) ITIL
5 10 (16.95%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (13.56%) SIEM
6 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.86%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (11.86%) Business Continuity
7 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.17%) ISMS
8 6 (10.17%) Change Management
8 6 (10.17%) BCP
9 5 (8.47%) PRINCE
9 5 (8.47%) Analytics
10 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
11 2 (3.39%) Project Management
11 2 (3.39%) Data Security
11 2 (3.39%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) CISSP
2 17 (28.81%) Degree
3 16 (27.12%) CISM
4 10 (16.95%) CEH
4 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (16.95%) MCSE
5 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (13.56%) CCNP
6 7 (11.86%) CCNA
7 2 (3.39%) CISA
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.69%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.64%) PCI DSS
3 6 (10.17%) COBIT
3 6 (10.17%) ISO 9001
4 5 (8.47%) COSO
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Cisco
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 9 (15.25%) McAfee
4 8 (13.56%) Varonis
4 8 (13.56%) Symantec
4 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.86%) Riverbed
5 7 (11.86%) Mitel
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) SAP