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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 393 404 405
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 45 23 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 39 17 29
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,100 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,400 £65,000 £65,600
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.11%
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
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
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 average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Berkshire +24 18 £62,500 +8.69% 3
Surrey +6 11 £50,000 -16.66%
Hampshire -15 8 £55,000 -15.38%
Middlesex +12 7 £60,000 +37.14%
Kent -9 1 £51,500 +14.44%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (47.37%) Information Security
2 34 (44.74%) Finance
3 26 (34.21%) Risk Management
4 24 (31.58%) Windows
5 21 (27.63%) CISSP
6 19 (25.00%) Cisco
6 19 (25.00%) Firewall
7 17 (22.37%) Cyber Security
8 16 (21.05%) PCI DSS
9 14 (18.42%) Degree
9 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
10 12 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (15.79%) SIEM
11 10 (13.16%) ITIL
11 10 (13.16%) PKI
11 10 (13.16%) Network Security
12 9 (11.84%) SQL
12 9 (11.84%) Linux
12 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
12 9 (11.84%) McAfee
12 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
12 9 (11.84%) Legal
12 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
12 9 (11.84%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (10.53%) Symantec
13 8 (10.53%) CISM
13 8 (10.53%) CESG
13 8 (10.53%) ISMS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (3.95%) IIS
1 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) Firewall
2 12 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.16%) Network Security
4 4 (5.26%) LAN
4 4 (5.26%) WAN
4 4 (5.26%) DNS
5 3 (3.95%) DHCP
5 3 (3.95%) VPN
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.63%) LDAP
6 2 (2.63%) X.509
7 1 (1.32%) SSL
7 1 (1.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
General
1 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Legal
2 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) German Language
5 2 (2.63%) Polish Language
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) LAMP
2 2 (2.63%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.32%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) PKI
2 8 (10.53%) CESG
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) Kindle
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.63%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) AIX
3 7 (9.21%) Solaris
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) Information Security
2 26 (34.21%) Risk Management
3 17 (22.37%) Cyber Security
4 12 (15.79%) SIEM
5 10 (13.16%) ITIL
6 8 (10.53%) ISMS
7 7 (9.21%) Analytics
8 6 (7.89%) Business Continuity
8 6 (7.89%) Change Management
9 5 (6.58%) PRINCE
9 5 (6.58%) BCP
9 5 (6.58%) Security Architecture
10 4 (5.26%) Database Security
10 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.26%) Business Development
11 3 (3.95%) B2B
11 3 (3.95%) Project Management
11 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.95%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) SQL
2 4 (5.26%) Python
3 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) CISSP
2 14 (18.42%) Degree
2 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.53%) CISM
5 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.26%) CISMP
7 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.95%) CEH
7 3 (3.95%) MCSE
8 2 (2.63%) CCNP
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.32%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.32%) ACCA
9 1 (1.32%) CIMA
9 1 (1.32%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) PCI DSS
2 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.58%) COBIT
3 5 (6.58%) COSO
4 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) MetaFrame
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.26%) XenApp
2 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Cisco
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) McAfee
3 8 (10.53%) Symantec
3 8 (10.53%) Varonis
4 6 (7.89%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) Juniper
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.32%) SAP
9 1 (1.32%) Nokia
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