The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 839 886 851
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -35
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 44 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.018% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.019% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 29 21 31
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £41,405 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,400 £57,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £49,050 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+12.13% +3.26%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
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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
England +56 39 £55,000 +10.00% 5
London +50 11 £65,000 +13.04% 2
South East - 9 £55,000 - 3
Wiltshire - 5 - -
South West - 5 - -
City of London +43 4 £66,250 +47.22% 2
West Midlands -7 4 £45,000 +8.68%
East Midlands - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £41,500 -
Northampton - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £63,750 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £41,500 -
Scotland +21 3 £62,750 +27.93%
Edinburgh +19 3 £62,750 +27.93%
East of England +11 3 £55,000 +10.00%
West Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 -
Leeds - 3 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £45,000 -
Essex +1 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Newbury - 2 £63,750 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Coventry -12 1 £60,000 +44.91%
Chatham - 1 £67,500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £75,000 - 2
Malmesbury - 1 - -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title.

1 36 (57.14%) Firewall
2 33 (52.38%) CISSP
3 25 (39.68%) Finance
4 23 (36.51%) Information Security
5 22 (34.92%) SIEM
6 20 (31.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (28.57%) CISM
8 17 (26.98%) Cisco
8 17 (26.98%) Network Security
9 16 (25.40%) Linux
10 15 (23.81%) Degree
10 15 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (22.22%) Risk Management
12 12 (19.05%) Windows
12 12 (19.05%) Security Architecture
13 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
14 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
14 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
14 10 (15.87%) SSCP
14 10 (15.87%) CEH
15 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 9 (14.29%) ITIL
16 8 (12.70%) UNIX
16 8 (12.70%) SQL
16 8 (12.70%) WAN
16 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 7 (11.11%) GIAC
17 7 (11.11%) Banking
17 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
17 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.59%) nginx
1 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (57.14%) Firewall
2 17 (26.98%) Network Security
3 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.70%) WAN
5 7 (11.11%) LAN
6 6 (9.52%) VPN
6 6 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.76%) DHCP
8 3 (4.76%) DNS
9 2 (3.17%) HTTP
9 2 (3.17%) SSL
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless Security
10 1 (1.59%) DMVPN
10 1 (1.59%) MPLS
10 1 (1.59%) BGP
10 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
General
1 25 (39.68%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.76%) Advertising
4 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (1.59%) German Language
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) Regular Expression
1 5 (7.94%) Web Services
2 4 (6.35%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (1.59%) Spring
3 1 (1.59%) J2EE
3 1 (1.59%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Open Source
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) BYOD
5 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) BBC
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.40%) Linux
2 12 (19.05%) Windows
3 8 (12.70%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) CentOS
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Information Security
2 22 (34.92%) SIEM
3 15 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 12 (19.05%) Security Architecture
6 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
7 9 (14.29%) ITIL
8 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (9.52%) Security Management
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (7.94%) Database Security
10 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.94%) Computer Forensics
10 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
11 4 (6.35%) E-business
11 4 (6.35%) Analytics
12 3 (4.76%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) Perl
3 2 (3.17%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (52.38%) CISSP
2 18 (28.57%) CISM
3 15 (23.81%) Degree
4 10 (15.87%) SSCP
4 10 (15.87%) CEH
5 7 (11.11%) GIAC
6 6 (9.52%) CISA
7 4 (6.35%) CISMP
7 4 (6.35%) CHFI
8 3 (4.76%) GCFA
9 2 (3.17%) MCP
9 2 (3.17%) MCSA
9 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.17%) CRISC
9 2 (3.17%) ISACA
9 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Cisco
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.35%) Sourcefire
4 4 (6.35%) Fortinet
4 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Splunk
4 4 (6.35%) LogRhythm
5 3 (4.76%) Varonis
5 3 (4.76%) Juniper
5 3 (4.76%) Symantec
5 3 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (1.59%) F5
6 1 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix
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