The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had IT Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 864 911 957
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +46
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 50 51 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.046% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.048% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 47 42 26
Median salary £65,000 £59,000 £52,025
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.16% +13.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,059 £40,150 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £88,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,500 £50,000 £48,250
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +3.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured IT Security Specialist in the job title.

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
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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
England +66 47 £65,000 +23.80% 2
London +52 36 £65,000 +1.96%
North West - 5 £70,000 - 2
Manchester - 5 £70,000 - 1
South East +15 3 £60,000 +42.85%
Twickenham - 3 £38,432 -
City of London +60 2 £95,000 +35.71%
Scotland +11 2 £37,500 -44.85%
Berkshire +10 2 £60,000 +50.00%
Edinburgh +6 2 £37,500 -44.85%
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
York - 2 £37,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £31,500 -
Wales - 1 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £37,500 -
South Wales - 1 £37,500 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Slough - 1 £65,000 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT 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 featuring IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 53 (53.00%) Information Security
2 43 (43.00%) Firewall
3 37 (37.00%) Finance
4 32 (32.00%) SIEM
5 31 (31.00%) Windows
6 30 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
7 29 (29.00%) PCI DSS
8 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 25 (25.00%) CISSP
10 24 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
12 21 (21.00%) ITIL
12 21 (21.00%) WAN
12 21 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (21.00%) Network Security
13 20 (20.00%) LAN
14 19 (19.00%) Linux
14 19 (19.00%) C
14 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
14 19 (19.00%) Security Cleared
15 18 (18.00%) CISM
15 18 (18.00%) Risk Management
15 18 (18.00%) Management Information System
16 17 (17.00%) VLAN
16 17 (17.00%) Windows Server
16 17 (17.00%) DV Cleared
17 16 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 15 (15.00%) CISA
18 15 (15.00%) Java

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 5 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (43.00%) Firewall
2 21 (21.00%) Network Security
2 21 (21.00%) WAN
3 20 (20.00%) LAN
4 17 (17.00%) VLAN
5 14 (14.00%) MPLS
6 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.00%) DHCP
7 7 (7.00%) DNS
7 7 (7.00%) Junos
8 6 (6.00%) Internet
8 6 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (6.00%) VPN
9 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.00%) Wireless
10 1 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Big Data
1 2 (2.00%) MySQL
1 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) AppScan
General
1 37 (37.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Marketing
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.00%) Law
5 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) .NET
1 5 (5.00%) J2EE
1 5 (5.00%) JNI
1 5 (5.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (11.00%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (6.00%) PMI
5 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.00%) User Experience
7 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.00%) Fintech
7 2 (2.00%) PKI
8 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.00%) Windows
2 19 (19.00%) Linux
3 17 (17.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.00%) Unix
5 5 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (53.00%) Information Security
2 32 (32.00%) SIEM
3 30 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 21 (21.00%) ITIL
5 21 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (18.00%) Risk Management
7 16 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (12.00%) Incident Management
10 11 (11.00%) Malware Analysis
10 11 (11.00%) OWASP
10 11 (11.00%) Security Architecture
10 11 (11.00%) Security Operations
11 10 (10.00%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
12 9 (9.00%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (8.00%) Change Management
13 8 (8.00%) Data Protection
14 7 (7.00%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) C
2 15 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (5.00%) Apple Swift
3 5 (5.00%) C#
3 5 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.00%) SQL
5 3 (3.00%) Perl
6 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) CISSP
2 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
2 19 (19.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (18.00%) CISM
4 17 (17.00%) DV Cleared
5 15 (15.00%) CISA
6 11 (11.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (10.00%) CEH
7 10 (10.00%) Degree
8 7 (7.00%) CCNP
9 6 (6.00%) PMI Certification
10 5 (5.00%) CCNA
10 5 (5.00%) SANS
11 4 (4.00%) GIAC
12 3 (3.00%) Postgraduate
13 2 (2.00%) CCSA
13 2 (2.00%) CISMP
13 2 (2.00%) CRISC
13 2 (2.00%) GCIH
14 1 (1.00%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.00%) PCI DSS
2 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.00%) COBIT
4 1 (1.00%) ISO27002
System Software
1 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.00%) NFS
3 2 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) Nessus
2 8 (8.00%) RSA Archer
3 4 (4.00%) Nexpose
4 2 (2.00%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.00%) Proventia
5 1 (1.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) Cisco
2 13 (13.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (12.00%) Qualys
4 10 (10.00%) Juniper
5 9 (9.00%) Intel Security
6 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.00%) Dell
7 7 (7.00%) Radware
7 7 (7.00%) SonicWALL
7 7 (7.00%) Splunk
8 5 (5.00%) Symantec
9 2 (2.00%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.00%) Apple
10 1 (1.00%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.00%) Citrix
10 1 (1.00%) F5
10 1 (1.00%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.00%) Oracle
10 1 (1.00%) Sophos
10 1 (1.00%) Tufin
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago