The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 239 241 241
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 8
Median salary £42,500 £46,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 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
5102 5771 5949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.53% 96.99% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4325 4859 4886
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Gloucestershire - 3 £42,500 -
Somerset - 2 £41,250 -
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (45.83%) DV Cleared
3 11 (45.83%) Information Security
4 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (37.50%) Security Management
5 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (33.33%) User Experience
6 8 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (33.33%) SDLC
6 8 (33.33%) Node.js
6 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 8 (33.33%) Wireframes
6 8 (33.33%) Prototyping
6 8 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) CSS
6 8 (33.33%) Adobe
6 8 (33.33%) Degree
6 8 (33.33%) Graphic Design
6 8 (33.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 8 (33.33%) Axure RP
6 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (33.33%) Information Security Management
7 5 (20.83%) Social Media
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) CRM
8 4 (16.67%) Unix
8 4 (16.67%) CISSP
8 4 (16.67%) C

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Axure RP
1 8 (33.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 8 (33.33%) CSS
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
1 8 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 8 (33.33%) User Experience
2 5 (20.83%) Social Media
3 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (37.50%) Security Management
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 8 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 8 (33.33%) SDLC
3 8 (33.33%) Wireframes
4 4 (16.67%) CRM
4 4 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) UX Design
4 4 (16.67%) Web Design
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Privacy
6 2 (8.33%) BCP
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (45.83%) DV Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) CISM
5 4 (16.67%) CISSP
6 3 (12.50%) CEH
6 3 (12.50%) CISA
6 3 (12.50%) Sun Certification
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.17%) IISP
7 1 (4.17%) MBCS
7 1 (4.17%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.17%) SAP