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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 226 223 208
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 7 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.052% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.054% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 6
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.75%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
5796 5510 5143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.02% 95.36% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4783 4609 4539
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
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 6 May 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) CISSP
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
3 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (28.57%) CHFI
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 4 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Information Security
1 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) SIEM
2 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
2 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (28.57%) Security Management
2 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) C++
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) CHFI
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) MCP
3 2 (14.29%) MCSA
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
Swindon, Wiltshire
Zurich
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago