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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 874 908 980
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +72
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 52 50 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.047% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.048% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 50 32 25
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £41,850 £41,405
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,950 £69,800
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £49,525
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +11.05%

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
94959 103109 113376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79822 84547 92802
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 22 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 25 May 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 +30 50 £55,000 - 5
London +11 23 £57,500 -11.53% 2
South East +19 13 £52,500 -4.54%
Berkshire +18 8 £60,000 -5.88%
Manchester - 8 £55,000 - 2
North West - 8 £55,000 - 2
Reading +23 4 £55,000 -
Crawley - 4 £52,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +44 3 £85,000 +28.30% 1
West Midlands -21 3 £42,000 -6.66% 1
Yorkshire +4 2 £43,750 -20.45%
Edinburgh +4 2 £35,000 -44.22%
Birmingham -4 2 £52,500 +16.66%
Scotland -7 2 £35,000 -44.22%
Slough - 2 £60,000 -
East Midlands +7 1 £50,000 -
Leeds +4 1 £47,500 -13.63%
West Yorkshire -3 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Derbyshire - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
York - 1 £40,000 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 61 (57.55%) Information Security
2 44 (41.51%) Firewall
3 42 (39.62%) Windows
4 39 (36.79%) SIEM
5 38 (35.85%) PCI DSS
6 35 (33.02%) CISSP
7 32 (30.19%) Network Security
8 31 (29.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (27.36%) Finance
10 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
11 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
12 23 (21.70%) Linux
12 23 (21.70%) Risk Management
13 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
14 21 (19.81%) ITIL
14 21 (19.81%) WAN
15 20 (18.87%) LAN
15 20 (18.87%) CheckPoint
16 19 (17.92%) Cisco
17 18 (16.98%) CISM
17 18 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
18 17 (16.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 16 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
19 16 (15.09%) CISA
19 16 (15.09%) MPLS
19 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
19 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
19 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
20 15 (14.15%) C
20 15 (14.15%) VLAN

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 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (41.51%) Firewall
2 32 (30.19%) Network Security
3 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
4 21 (19.81%) WAN
5 20 (18.87%) LAN
6 16 (15.09%) MPLS
7 15 (14.15%) VLAN
8 12 (11.32%) DNS
9 7 (6.60%) DHCP
9 7 (6.60%) Junos
10 6 (5.66%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (5.66%) Internet
11 4 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (3.77%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.89%) HTTP
13 1 (0.94%) BGP
13 1 (0.94%) Broadband
13 1 (0.94%) IPv6
13 1 (0.94%) OSPF
13 1 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) Big Data
1 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (27.36%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
2 8 (7.55%) Marketing
2 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Law
4 3 (2.83%) Advertising
4 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) J2EE
2 1 (0.94%) JNI
2 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (7.55%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.55%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (4.72%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Fintech
7 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) PMI
7 1 (0.94%) SCADA
7 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.62%) Windows
2 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
3 23 (21.70%) Linux
4 13 (12.26%) Unix
5 9 (8.49%) Android
6 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.55%) Information Security
2 39 (36.79%) SIEM
3 23 (21.70%) Risk Management
4 21 (19.81%) ITIL
5 18 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (16.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (13.21%) Security Management
9 11 (10.38%) Security Architecture
9 11 (10.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
10 10 (9.43%) Security Operations
11 9 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (8.49%) Presales
11 9 (8.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (7.55%) Data Protection
12 8 (7.55%) Data Security
12 8 (7.55%) Digital Forensics
12 8 (7.55%) Network Design
13 7 (6.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) C
2 6 (5.66%) Java
3 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.77%) Python
3 4 (3.77%) SQL
4 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 35 (33.02%) CISSP
2 18 (16.98%) CISM
3 16 (15.09%) CISA
3 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.26%) DV Cleared
5 10 (9.43%) GIAC
6 9 (8.49%) GCIH
7 6 (5.66%) Degree
8 4 (3.77%) CCNA
8 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.83%) CCSA
10 2 (1.89%) CCSE
10 2 (1.89%) CEH
10 2 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.89%) CISMP
10 2 (1.89%) CRISC
11 1 (0.94%) CHFI
11 1 (0.94%) GREM
11 1 (0.94%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (35.85%) PCI DSS
2 31 (29.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.66%) COBIT
4 1 (0.94%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.94%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) Nessus
2 4 (3.77%) Nmap
2 4 (3.77%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.89%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) CheckPoint
2 19 (17.92%) Cisco
3 11 (10.38%) Juniper
4 8 (7.55%) Dell
4 8 (7.55%) Forcepoint
4 8 (7.55%) Radware
4 8 (7.55%) SonicWALL
5 7 (6.60%) Intel Security
6 6 (5.66%) VMware
7 4 (3.77%) Splunk
8 2 (1.89%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.89%) Qualys
9 1 (0.94%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.94%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.94%) Sophos
9 1 (0.94%) Sourcefire
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