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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 853 911 968
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 63 59 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.053% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.055% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 59 41 26
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,432 £42,000 £40,702
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £53,750 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +9.69%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 1 July 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 19 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 1 July 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 +64 60 £62,500 +13.63% 2
London +66 37 £65,000 +4.00% 2
Manchester - 10 £62,500 -
North West - 10 £62,500 -
South East +26 9 £60,000 +23.07%
Berkshire +12 7 £62,500 +28.20%
City of London +58 5 £90,000 +28.57%
Reading +10 3 £60,000 +9.09%
Edinburgh +9 3 £35,000 -48.52% 1
Scotland -4 3 £35,000 -48.52% 1
West Midlands -6 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Twickenham - 3 £38,432 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £52,500 -
Crawley - 2 £52,500 -
Birmingham -11 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Leeds - 1 £47,500 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (50.48%) Information Security
2 42 (40.00%) Firewall
3 34 (32.38%) Windows
4 33 (31.43%) Finance
5 29 (27.62%) CISSP
5 29 (27.62%) PCI DSS
5 29 (27.62%) SIEM
6 26 (24.76%) Network Security
6 26 (24.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (20.95%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (20.95%) Active Directory
9 21 (20.00%) WAN
9 21 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (19.05%) Risk Management
10 20 (19.05%) Management Information System
10 20 (19.05%) LAN
10 20 (19.05%) ITIL
11 19 (18.10%) VLAN
11 19 (18.10%) Windows Server
12 18 (17.14%) CISM
13 17 (16.19%) C
13 17 (16.19%) Linux
13 17 (16.19%) SC Cleared
13 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
14 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 16 (15.24%) MPLS
15 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint
15 15 (14.29%) CISA
15 15 (14.29%) DV Cleared

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 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.95%) IaaS
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.00%) Firewall
2 26 (24.76%) Network Security
3 21 (20.00%) WAN
4 20 (19.05%) LAN
5 19 (18.10%) VLAN
6 16 (15.24%) MPLS
7 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.62%) DHCP
8 8 (7.62%) DNS
8 8 (7.62%) Junos
9 7 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (5.71%) Internet
11 3 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.86%) VPN
11 3 (2.86%) Wireless
12 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.95%) HTTP
12 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Big Data
1 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) AppScan
General
1 33 (31.43%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Marketing
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.81%) Law
5 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
1 5 (4.76%) J2EE
1 5 (4.76%) JNI
1 5 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (1.90%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.86%) PMI
5 3 (2.86%) User Experience
6 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.90%) Fintech
6 2 (1.90%) PKI
7 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.38%) Windows
2 19 (18.10%) Windows Server
3 17 (16.19%) Linux
4 7 (6.67%) Unix
5 6 (5.71%) Android
6 5 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.48%) Information Security
2 29 (27.62%) SIEM
3 25 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (20.95%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 20 (19.05%) ITIL
6 20 (19.05%) Risk Management
7 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
9 11 (10.48%) OWASP
10 10 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (8.57%) Data Protection
11 9 (8.57%) Presales
12 8 (7.62%) Change Management
12 8 (7.62%) Malware Analysis
12 8 (7.62%) Network Design
12 8 (7.62%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (7.62%) Security Architecture
12 8 (7.62%) Security Operations
13 7 (6.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) C
2 12 (11.43%) Java
3 5 (4.76%) Apple Swift
3 5 (4.76%) C#
3 5 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 4 (3.81%) SQL
5 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) CISSP
2 18 (17.14%) CISM
3 17 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
4 15 (14.29%) CISA
4 15 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) Degree
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.67%) CEH
7 7 (6.67%) GIAC
8 5 (4.76%) CCNA
8 5 (4.76%) GCIH
8 5 (4.76%) SANS
9 4 (3.81%) CCNP
10 3 (2.86%) CCSA
10 3 (2.86%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.86%) Postgraduate
11 2 (1.90%) CCSE
11 2 (1.90%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.90%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.62%) PCI DSS
2 26 (24.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.95%) ISO27002
System Software
1 22 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.90%) Snort
4 1 (0.95%) NFS
4 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Nessus
2 5 (4.76%) RSA Archer
3 4 (3.81%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.90%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.95%) Proventia
5 1 (0.95%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 14 (13.33%) Cisco
3 11 (10.48%) Juniper
4 10 (9.52%) Qualys
5 9 (8.57%) Intel Security
6 8 (7.62%) Dell
6 8 (7.62%) Radware
6 8 (7.62%) SonicWALL
7 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.81%) Splunk
8 3 (2.86%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Citrix
9 1 (0.95%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.95%) F5
9 1 (0.95%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.95%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle
9 1 (0.95%) ScanSafe
9 1 (0.95%) VMware
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