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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 881 933 910
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 49 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.021% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.022% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 35 19 27
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,500 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £55,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +49.65%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 25 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 13 February 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 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 +49 44 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South East +16 20 £61,250 +4.25% 1
Berkshire +9 12 £55,000 -12.00%
London +26 9 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North West +40 8 - -
Manchester - 8 - -
Kent +9 4 £67,500 +22.72%
East of England +8 4 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £60,000 -
Edinburgh +7 2 - -
Scotland -5 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £70,000 -
Watford - 2 £60,000 -
Newbury +16 1 - -
Slough - 1 £75,000 -
Reading - 1 £22,500 -
Chatham - 1 £67,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 - 1

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 45 (50.56%) Information Security
2 41 (46.07%) CISSP
3 31 (34.83%) SIEM
4 30 (33.71%) Firewall
5 27 (30.34%) Windows
6 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
6 24 (26.97%) Network Security
7 23 (25.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (24.72%) Linux
8 22 (24.72%) Finance
9 19 (21.35%) Management Information System
10 17 (19.10%) Risk Management
10 17 (19.10%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (19.10%) Security Operations
11 16 (17.98%) CISM
11 16 (17.98%) Cisco
11 16 (17.98%) PCI DSS
12 15 (16.85%) CISA
13 14 (15.73%) Security Operations Centre
13 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (14.61%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (14.61%) Unix
15 12 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
16 11 (12.36%) Risk Assessment
17 10 (11.24%) Security Management
17 10 (11.24%) Forcepoint
17 10 (11.24%) CheckPoint
17 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
18 9 (10.11%) Thin Client
18 9 (10.11%) LAN

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (33.71%) Firewall
2 24 (26.97%) Network Security
2 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.11%) LAN
3 9 (10.11%) WAN
4 8 (8.99%) DNS
5 7 (7.87%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.49%) Internet
6 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.37%) DHCP
8 2 (2.25%) HTTP
8 2 (2.25%) VPN
9 1 (1.12%) BGP
9 1 (1.12%) Broadband
9 1 (1.12%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.12%) IPv6
9 1 (1.12%) MPLS
9 1 (1.12%) OSPF
9 1 (1.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (24.72%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Retail
3 6 (6.74%) Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Legal
5 4 (4.49%) Advertising
5 4 (4.49%) Games
6 3 (3.37%) Marketing
6 3 (3.37%) Online Betting
7 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.12%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (10.11%) Fat Client
3 9 (10.11%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.49%) SCADA
4 4 (4.49%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.37%) Fintech
5 3 (3.37%) Social Media
6 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.12%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.34%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) Linux
3 13 (14.61%) Unix
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
5 9 (10.11%) Android
6 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.56%) Information Security
2 31 (34.83%) SIEM
3 17 (19.10%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (19.10%) Risk Management
3 17 (19.10%) Security Operations
4 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (14.61%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (12.36%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (11.24%) Security Management
9 9 (10.11%) Data Security
9 9 (10.11%) Incident Management
10 8 (8.99%) Coaching
10 8 (8.99%) Digital Forensics
10 8 (8.99%) ITIL
10 8 (8.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (7.87%) Change Management
12 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (6.74%) Security Architecture
12 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.49%) Python
2 2 (2.25%) Java
2 2 (2.25%) SQL
3 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (46.07%) CISSP
2 16 (17.98%) CISM
3 15 (16.85%) CISA
4 9 (10.11%) GIAC
5 8 (8.99%) GCIH
6 6 (6.74%) CEH
7 3 (3.37%) CISMP
8 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) SSCP
9 1 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.12%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.12%) GCFA
9 1 (1.12%) SANS
9 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (17.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) COBIT
3 1 (1.12%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Nessus
2 4 (4.49%) Nmap
3 2 (2.25%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.12%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.12%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) Cisco
2 10 (11.24%) CheckPoint
2 10 (11.24%) Forcepoint
3 8 (8.99%) VMware
4 5 (5.62%) Sophos
5 4 (4.49%) LogRhythm
5 4 (4.49%) Splunk
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.25%) Rapid7
6 2 (2.25%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.12%) GFI Software
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.12%) Juniper
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle
7 1 (1.12%) Qualys
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.12%) Sourcefire
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