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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / South West
Rank - 245 244
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 0 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.26% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.27% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Median salary - £50,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.28%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
4910 5584 5733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.54% 97.03% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4077 4628 4839
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 10 (66.67%) Network Security
2 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (26.67%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) Intel
4 3 (20.00%) NHS
4 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) WLAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Security Management
4 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) VMware

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (20.00%) IaaS
1 3 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) WLAN
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) FWSM
5 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (13.33%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (20.00%) Presales
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
1 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CEH
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (20.00%) HIPAA
2 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Ceph
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Intel
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) CA
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) IronPort
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds