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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 888 932 973
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +41
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 49 42 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.038% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.039% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 47 28 18
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,500 £35,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%

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
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median 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 £68,000 £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 5 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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 +40 49 £55,000 - 5
London +31 24 £60,000 -11.11% 1
South East +23 13 £52,500 - 2
Berkshire +11 7 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Manchester - 6 £55,000 - 1
North West - 6 £55,000 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £52,500 -
Crawley - 5 £52,500 -
Reading - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands -16 3 £42,000 -20.00%
City of London +40 2 £82,500 +22.22%
Birmingham -13 2 £52,500 +16.66%
East Midlands +17 1 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £40,000 -27.27% 1
South West -4 1 £50,000 - 1
Wiltshire -4 1 £50,000 -
Slough - 1 £60,000 - 1
York - 1 £40,000 -
Swindon - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £50,000 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 58 (55.77%) Information Security
2 45 (43.27%) Firewall
3 39 (37.50%) Windows
4 37 (35.58%) SIEM
5 36 (34.62%) PCI DSS
6 33 (31.73%) CISSP
6 33 (31.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (30.77%) Network Security
8 23 (22.12%) TCP/IP
8 23 (22.12%) Risk Management
8 23 (22.12%) Windows Server
9 22 (21.15%) Linux
9 22 (21.15%) Finance
10 20 (19.23%) WAN
10 20 (19.23%) Management Information System
11 19 (18.27%) LAN
11 19 (18.27%) Cisco
12 18 (17.31%) CheckPoint
12 18 (17.31%) ITIL
13 16 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (14.42%) MPLS
14 15 (14.42%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (13.46%) Security Management
15 14 (13.46%) CISM
15 14 (13.46%) Active Directory
15 14 (13.46%) VLAN
15 14 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (12.50%) CISA
16 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
16 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (43.27%) Firewall
2 32 (30.77%) Network Security
3 23 (22.12%) TCP/IP
4 20 (19.23%) WAN
5 19 (18.27%) LAN
6 15 (14.42%) MPLS
7 14 (13.46%) VLAN
8 11 (10.58%) DNS
9 6 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (5.77%) DHCP
9 6 (5.77%) Internet
9 6 (5.77%) Junos
10 4 (3.85%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.92%) HTTP
13 1 (0.96%) BGP
13 1 (0.96%) Broadband
13 1 (0.96%) IPv6
13 1 (0.96%) OSPF
13 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) Big Data
1 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Banking
2 8 (7.69%) Marketing
2 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.81%) Legal
4 3 (2.88%) Advertising
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (8.65%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 8 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.85%) SCADA
5 4 (3.85%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.88%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.96%) Fintech
8 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.50%) Windows
2 23 (22.12%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.15%) Linux
4 12 (11.54%) Unix
5 8 (7.69%) Android
6 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.77%) Information Security
2 37 (35.58%) SIEM
3 23 (22.12%) Risk Management
4 18 (17.31%) ITIL
5 16 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (14.42%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (13.46%) Security Management
8 12 (11.54%) Security Operations
9 11 (10.58%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (10.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (10.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (9.62%) Change Management
10 10 (9.62%) Security Architecture
11 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
11 9 (8.65%) Presales
11 9 (8.65%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.69%) Digital Forensics
12 8 (7.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.54%) C
2 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.85%) Python
3 3 (2.88%) Java
3 3 (2.88%) SQL
4 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (31.73%) CISSP
2 14 (13.46%) CISM
3 13 (12.50%) CISA
3 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 11 (10.58%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.65%) GCIH
5 9 (8.65%) GIAC
6 3 (2.88%) CCNA
6 3 (2.88%) CCSA
6 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.92%) CCSE
7 2 (1.92%) CEH
7 2 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.96%) CCFP
8 1 (0.96%) CRISC
8 1 (0.96%) GCFE
8 1 (0.96%) GREM
8 1 (0.96%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (34.62%) PCI DSS
2 33 (31.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.96%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.96%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Nessus
2 4 (3.85%) Nmap
3 2 (1.92%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.96%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Cisco
2 18 (17.31%) CheckPoint
3 9 (8.65%) Forcepoint
3 9 (8.65%) Juniper
4 8 (7.69%) Dell
4 8 (7.69%) Radware
4 8 (7.69%) SonicWALL
5 6 (5.77%) Intel Security
5 6 (5.77%) VMware
6 3 (2.88%) Sophos
6 3 (2.88%) Splunk
7 2 (1.92%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.92%) Qualys
8 1 (0.96%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.96%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.96%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.96%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.96%) Tripwire
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