The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Specialist
Rank 885 849 888
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 30 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.019% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 12
Average salary £49,050 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £45,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £82,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111102 102616 112143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.25% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90827 85015 96150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 24 July 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 21 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 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -28 17 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Scotland - 10 £49,050 -
Edinburgh - 10 £49,050 -
London -35 6 £57,500 +4.54% 1
East of England - 5 £37,900 -
Norfolk - 4 £37,900 -
Norwich - 4 £37,900 -
West Midlands +6 3 £41,405 -7.99%
Coventry 0 3 £41,405 -22.60%
Cardiff - 2 £38,750 -
South Wales - 2 £38,750 -
Wales - 2 £38,750 -
South East -28 1 £27,500 - 2
South West - 1 £63,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £63,500 -
North West - 1 £42,500 - 1
Manchester - 1 £42,500 - 1
Reading - 1 £27,500 - 1
Swindon - 1 £63,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Essex - 1 £50,000 -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 24 (44.44%) Information Security
2 22 (40.74%) Firewall
2 22 (40.74%) CISSP
3 20 (37.04%) Incident Management
4 19 (35.19%) Finance
5 17 (31.48%) SIEM
6 16 (29.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (24.07%) CEH
7 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
8 12 (22.22%) Security Management
8 12 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (22.22%) Network Security
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
9 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
9 11 (20.37%) Windows
9 11 (20.37%) VPN
10 9 (16.67%) Cisco
10 9 (16.67%) Linux
11 8 (14.81%) ITIL
11 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.11%) COBIT
12 6 (11.11%) Citrix
12 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 6 (11.11%) Banking
12 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 6 (11.11%) Symantec
13 5 (9.26%) Dell
13 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
13 5 (9.26%) Retail

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.74%) Firewall
2 12 (22.22%) Network Security
3 11 (20.37%) VPN
4 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (7.41%) Wireless
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) LDAP
6 1 (1.85%) Wireless Security
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.41%) Electronics
5 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.85%) AIX
3 1 (1.85%) Solaris
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Information Security
2 20 (37.04%) Incident Management
3 17 (31.48%) SIEM
4 16 (29.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (22.22%) Security Management
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL
7 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (7.41%) Data Security
9 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.56%) Identity Management
10 3 (5.56%) Security Architecture
11 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
11 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
12 1 (1.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.85%) Java
1 1 (1.85%) Perl
1 1 (1.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) CISSP
2 13 (24.07%) CEH
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) CCSE
4 4 (7.41%) CCSP
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CISA
6 1 (1.85%) CISM
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix
4 6 (11.11%) Symantec
5 5 (9.26%) Dell
5 5 (9.26%) Ruckus Wireless
5 5 (9.26%) Trustwave
5 5 (9.26%) SonicWALL
6 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.70%) AlgoSec
7 2 (3.70%) Varonis
7 2 (3.70%) Tripwire
7 2 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.70%) McAfee
8 1 (1.85%) CA
8 1 (1.85%) Aruba
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