The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 231 233 226
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 15 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 6
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5540 5841 5294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.99% 97.46% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 4969 4505
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the South West region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the South West

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the South West

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +7 6 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Bristol +6 6 £50,000 +7.52% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £33,549 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 13 (50.00%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
4 9 (34.62%) Information Security
5 8 (30.77%) Banking
5 8 (30.77%) Intel Security
6 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
7 6 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Firewall
8 5 (19.23%) Information Security Management
8 5 (19.23%) Security Management
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Java
8 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (15.38%) Axure RP
9 4 (15.38%) Node.js
9 4 (15.38%) User Experience
9 4 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 4 (15.38%) SDLC
9 4 (15.38%) Security Operations
9 4 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 4 (15.38%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 4 (15.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) PSTN
4 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Axure RP
1 4 (15.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 4 (15.38%) CSS
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Graphic Design
1 4 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
1 4 (15.38%) User Experience
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Online Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Social Media
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) Kali Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
2 9 (34.62%) Information Security
3 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security Management
4 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Security Management
5 4 (15.38%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Security Operations
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) BCP
6 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (11.54%) Data Privacy
6 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (7.69%) Endace
2 2 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Intel Security
2 4 (15.38%) Adobe
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 2 (7.69%) CA
4 2 (7.69%) F5
4 2 (7.69%) Intel
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) Lancope
4 2 (7.69%) Nimsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 2 (7.69%) Verint
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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