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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 842 928 958
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 23 41 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.038% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.040% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 22 30 24
Median salary £56,250 £58,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +11.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £40,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £100,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £56,250 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-21.77% +20.96%

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 18 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 3 December 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
England +63 23 £56,250 +2.27% 4
London +68 9 £80,000 +28.00% 1
North West -16 4 £44,000 - 1
South West - 4 £52,000 -
Yorkshire +16 3 £37,500 -9.33%
York - 3 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
South East +58 2 £47,000 -14.54% 2
Manchester -15 2 £44,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £44,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £44,000 -
Bristol - 2 £44,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £60,000 -
Surrey +15 1 £52,500 -4.54% 2
West Midlands -21 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Milton Keynes - 1 £41,500 -
Coventry - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £41,500 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 38 (52.05%) Firewall
2 30 (41.10%) Information Security
3 23 (31.51%) VLAN
4 22 (30.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (30.14%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (30.14%) WAN
5 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
5 21 (28.77%) ITIL
5 21 (28.77%) Network Security
6 20 (27.40%) SIEM
6 20 (27.40%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (24.66%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (24.66%) Data Protection
7 18 (24.66%) Finance
8 17 (23.29%) PRINCE2
8 17 (23.29%) Windows
8 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (21.92%) CISSP
10 15 (20.55%) Risk Management
11 14 (19.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (17.81%) VPN
12 13 (17.81%) DNS
12 13 (17.81%) DHCP
12 13 (17.81%) LAN
13 12 (16.44%) Linux
13 12 (16.44%) Security Management
13 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (16.44%) Security Operations
14 11 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (15.07%) Video Conferencing

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 7 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (52.05%) Firewall
2 23 (31.51%) VLAN
3 22 (30.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (30.14%) WAN
4 21 (28.77%) Network Security
5 13 (17.81%) DHCP
5 13 (17.81%) DNS
5 13 (17.81%) LAN
5 13 (17.81%) VPN
6 11 (15.07%) Internet
6 11 (15.07%) WLAN
7 10 (13.70%) Wireless
8 7 (9.59%) Wireless Security
9 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.74%) Junos
10 2 (2.74%) MPLS
11 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) AppScan
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) OAuth
1 1 (1.37%) OpenID
1 1 (1.37%) SAML
1 1 (1.37%) SOAP
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
1 11 (15.07%) NHS
1 11 (15.07%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (13.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (9.59%) Cryptography
4 5 (6.85%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (6.85%) PMI
5 3 (4.11%) User Experience
6 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.37%) PKI
7 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.74%) Unix
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Information Security
2 22 (30.14%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (28.77%) ITIL
4 20 (27.40%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (27.40%) SIEM
5 18 (24.66%) Data Protection
5 18 (24.66%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (23.29%) PRINCE2
7 15 (20.55%) Risk Management
8 14 (19.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (16.44%) Security Management
9 12 (16.44%) Security Operations
10 11 (15.07%) ITSM
10 11 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (15.07%) Programme Management
10 11 (15.07%) Service Design
10 11 (15.07%) Service Management
11 9 (12.33%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) C
3 4 (5.48%) Java
4 3 (4.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) CISSP
2 11 (15.07%) CISA
3 9 (12.33%) CISM
4 7 (9.59%) CEH
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.22%) CCNP
6 5 (6.85%) PMI Certification
7 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.11%) Postgraduate
9 1 (1.37%) CCNA
9 1 (1.37%) GIAC
9 1 (1.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) ISO27002
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) NFS
4 1 (1.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Nessus
2 4 (5.48%) RSA Archer
3 2 (2.74%) HP Fortify
3 2 (2.74%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.37%) Proventia
4 1 (1.37%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Qualys
2 8 (10.96%) Cisco
2 8 (10.96%) Citrix
2 8 (10.96%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.22%) Splunk
5 5 (6.85%) Symantec
6 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.48%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.74%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.74%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.37%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.37%) F5
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle
8 1 (1.37%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.37%) ScanSafe
8 1 (1.37%) Sophos
8 1 (1.37%) Tufin
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