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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 852 918 961
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +43
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 59 63 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.057% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.060% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 56 48 36
Median salary £65,000 £56,250 £49,525
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.55% +13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,432 £41,050 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +2.04%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 30 July 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 30 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 +38 56 £65,000 +18.18% 2
London +48 39 £65,000 +4.00% 2
Manchester - 8 £62,500 -
North West - 8 £62,500 -
South East +3 6 £60,000 +41.17%
Berkshire -6 5 £60,000 +45.45%
City of London +66 3 £90,000 +28.57%
Reading +15 3 £55,000 -
Edinburgh +1 3 £35,000 -48.52% 1
Scotland +1 3 £35,000 -48.52% 1
Twickenham - 3 £38,432 -
West Midlands +2 2 £31,500 -30.00%
Slough - 2 £62,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 55 (51.40%) Information Security
2 44 (41.12%) Firewall
3 36 (33.64%) Finance
4 32 (29.91%) Windows
5 31 (28.97%) PCI DSS
5 31 (28.97%) SIEM
6 29 (27.10%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (26.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (24.30%) CISSP
8 26 (24.30%) Network Security
9 25 (23.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 23 (21.50%) WAN
10 23 (21.50%) Active Directory
11 22 (20.56%) LAN
11 22 (20.56%) ITIL
12 21 (19.63%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (19.63%) Risk Management
13 20 (18.69%) Management Information System
13 20 (18.69%) C
13 20 (18.69%) SC Cleared
13 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
14 19 (17.76%) VLAN
15 18 (16.82%) CISM
15 18 (16.82%) DV Cleared
15 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
16 17 (15.89%) Linux
17 16 (14.95%) Cisco
17 16 (14.95%) CISA
17 16 (14.95%) MPLS
17 16 (14.95%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 (4.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (41.12%) Firewall
2 26 (24.30%) Network Security
3 23 (21.50%) WAN
4 22 (20.56%) LAN
5 19 (17.76%) VLAN
6 16 (14.95%) MPLS
7 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.48%) DHCP
8 8 (7.48%) DNS
8 8 (7.48%) Junos
9 6 (5.61%) Internet
9 6 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (5.61%) VPN
10 3 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.80%) Wireless
11 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Big Data
1 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) AppScan
General
1 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Marketing
2 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Law
5 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) .NET
1 5 (4.67%) J2EE
1 5 (4.67%) JNI
1 5 (4.67%) Middleware
2 2 (1.87%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (9.35%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (5.61%) PMI
5 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.87%) Fintech
7 2 (1.87%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.91%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.89%) Linux
4 6 (5.61%) Unix
5 5 (4.67%) Android
5 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.40%) Information Security
2 31 (28.97%) SIEM
3 29 (27.10%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (23.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 22 (20.56%) ITIL
6 21 (19.63%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (19.63%) Risk Management
7 16 (14.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 15 (14.02%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (12.15%) Incident Management
10 11 (10.28%) Malware Analysis
10 11 (10.28%) OWASP
10 11 (10.28%) Security Architecture
11 10 (9.35%) Security Operations
11 10 (9.35%) Security Testing
11 10 (9.35%) Threat Analysis
12 9 (8.41%) Presales
12 9 (8.41%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (7.48%) Data Protection
13 8 (7.48%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) C
2 15 (14.02%) Java
3 5 (4.67%) Apple Swift
3 5 (4.67%) C#
3 5 (4.67%) Objective-C
4 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.74%) SQL
5 3 (2.80%) Perl
6 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (24.30%) CISSP
2 20 (18.69%) SC Cleared
2 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.82%) CISM
3 18 (16.82%) DV Cleared
4 16 (14.95%) CISA
5 11 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.35%) CEH
6 10 (9.35%) Degree
7 7 (6.54%) CCNP
8 6 (5.61%) PMI Certification
9 5 (4.67%) CCNA
9 5 (4.67%) SANS
10 4 (3.74%) GIAC
11 3 (2.80%) CCSA
11 3 (2.80%) Postgraduate
12 2 (1.87%) CCSE
12 2 (1.87%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.87%) CRISC
12 2 (1.87%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.97%) PCI DSS
2 28 (26.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.67%) COBIT
4 1 (0.93%) ISO27002
System Software
1 23 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.87%) Snort
4 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Nessus
1 8 (7.48%) RSA Archer
2 4 (3.74%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.87%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.93%) Proventia
4 1 (0.93%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (14.95%) Cisco
2 15 (14.02%) CheckPoint
3 12 (11.21%) Qualys
4 11 (10.28%) Juniper
5 9 (8.41%) Intel Security
6 8 (7.48%) Dell
6 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.48%) Radware
6 8 (7.48%) SonicWALL
7 7 (6.54%) Splunk
8 5 (4.67%) Symantec
9 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix
9 1 (0.93%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.93%) F5
9 1 (0.93%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle
9 1 (0.93%) Sophos
9 1 (0.93%) Tufin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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