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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 859 899 872
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -27
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 56 33 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.030% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 43 30 14
Average salary £57,500 £49,050 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.22% -1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £37,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,350 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £45,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.02% +1.66%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 23 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 30 July 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 +63 47 £55,000 +29.41% 2
London +51 25 £62,500 +8.69%
South East +18 14 £45,000 +63.63% 2
City of London - 9 £70,000 -
Scotland +8 8 £68,000 +38.63%
Edinburgh -1 8 £68,000 +38.63%
Berkshire +16 7 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Kent - 6 £42,250 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £50,000 -
West Malling - 3 £42,500 - 1
Northampton - 3 - -
West Midlands +2 2 £45,000 +8.68%
Birmingham - 2 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £58,750 -
Newbury - 2 £65,000 - 1
Wales 0 1 - -
Reading -2 1 £55,000 +100.00%
South Wales -4 1 - -
Cardiff -7 1 - -
Wiltshire -11 1 £58,000 -8.66%
South West -13 1 £58,000 -8.66%
Maidstone - 1 £50,000 -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (54.26%) CISSP
2 48 (51.06%) Firewall
3 44 (46.81%) Information Security
4 38 (40.43%) Finance
5 30 (31.91%) Network Security
6 29 (30.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (29.79%) SIEM
8 24 (25.53%) Cisco
9 21 (22.34%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (21.28%) PCI DSS
11 19 (20.21%) Degree
11 19 (20.21%) CISM
12 17 (18.09%) Windows
12 17 (18.09%) Risk Management
12 17 (18.09%) Security Architecture
13 16 (17.02%) TCP/IP
14 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
15 14 (14.89%) SSCP
15 14 (14.89%) Linux
16 13 (13.83%) Management Information System
16 13 (13.83%) Banking
17 12 (12.77%) CEH
17 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
18 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
18 11 (11.70%) UNIX
18 11 (11.70%) Retail
19 10 (10.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
19 10 (10.64%) E-Commerce
19 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.06%) nginx
3 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.06%) Apache
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 48 (51.06%) Firewall
2 30 (31.91%) Network Security
3 16 (17.02%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.57%) WAN
5 8 (8.51%) LAN
6 7 (7.45%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.38%) VPN
8 4 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.19%) DNS
9 3 (3.19%) Broadband
9 3 (3.19%) DHCP
10 2 (2.13%) Internet
11 1 (1.06%) MPLS
11 1 (1.06%) BGP
11 1 (1.06%) EIGRP
11 1 (1.06%) DMVPN
11 1 (1.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.13%) Big Data
3 2 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
General
1 38 (40.43%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Banking
3 11 (11.70%) Retail
4 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.26%) Advertising
5 4 (4.26%) Marketing
6 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.13%) Legal
8 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.06%) Electronics
8 1 (1.06%) Law
8 1 (1.06%) German Language
8 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) Web Services
2 4 (4.26%) Regular Expression
3 3 (3.19%) XML
4 2 (2.13%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (1.06%) Spring
5 1 (1.06%) J2EE
5 1 (1.06%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.19%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.06%) PKI
6 1 (1.06%) BBC
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.09%) Windows
2 14 (14.89%) Linux
3 11 (11.70%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) CentOS
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.81%) Information Security
2 28 (29.79%) SIEM
3 21 (22.34%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (18.09%) Risk Management
4 17 (18.09%) Security Architecture
5 10 (10.64%) E-Commerce
5 10 (10.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.57%) Security Management
7 8 (8.51%) ITIL
7 8 (8.51%) E-business
7 8 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.45%) Change Management
9 6 (6.38%) Database Security
10 5 (5.32%) Cyber Security
10 5 (5.32%) Data Security
10 5 (5.32%) Computer Forensics
10 5 (5.32%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) SQL
2 5 (5.32%) Java
3 4 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (54.26%) CISSP
2 19 (20.21%) CISM
2 19 (20.21%) Degree
3 14 (14.89%) SSCP
4 12 (12.77%) CEH
5 9 (9.57%) CISA
6 8 (8.51%) GIAC
6 8 (8.51%) CISMP
7 4 (4.26%) CHFI
7 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.19%) MCP
8 3 (3.19%) GCFA
8 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.13%) CRISC
9 2 (2.13%) ISACA
9 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.13%) MCSE
9 2 (2.13%) MCSA
10 1 (1.06%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (21.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Cisco
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
4 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.45%) Splunk
5 6 (6.38%) VMware
6 5 (5.32%) F5
6 5 (5.32%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.19%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (3.19%) Varonis
7 3 (3.19%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle
7 3 (3.19%) Symantec
7 3 (3.19%) McAfee
8 2 (2.13%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.13%) Rapid7
9 1 (1.06%) SAP
9 1 (1.06%) Websense
9 1 (1.06%) HP
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