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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 862 905 937
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 34 36 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.033% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.035% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 30
Median salary £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.12% +2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,593 £41,226 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £89,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £60,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +28.34%

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 22 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 27 September 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 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 +54 31 £65,000 +18.18% 1
London +51 21 £72,500 +16.00%
North West +11 5 £44,000 -48.23%
Manchester - 3 £44,000 -
South East +26 2 £55,000 +30.17%
Yorkshire +21 2 £37,500 -9.33%
Scotland +19 2 £37,500 -44.85%
Edinburgh +6 2 £37,500 -44.85%
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £44,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £44,000 -
York - 2 £37,500 -
Berkshire +11 1 £55,000 +76.00%
Wales +8 1 £37,500 -60.52%
South West -5 1 £44,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £37,500 -
Bristol - 1 £44,000 -
South Wales - 1 £37,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £38,432 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 47 (48.45%) Information Security
2 46 (47.42%) Firewall
3 35 (36.08%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (34.02%) Finance
5 31 (31.96%) Windows
6 29 (29.90%) SIEM
7 26 (26.80%) Penetration Testing
8 25 (25.77%) Network Security
9 24 (24.74%) CISSP
10 23 (23.71%) ITIL
10 23 (23.71%) VLAN
10 23 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
12 20 (20.62%) WAN
12 20 (20.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 20 (20.62%) PCI DSS
13 17 (17.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (17.53%) Linux
14 16 (16.49%) Management Information System
14 16 (16.49%) Risk Management
14 16 (16.49%) CISM
14 16 (16.49%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
15 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
15 15 (15.46%) C
15 15 (15.46%) Java
15 15 (15.46%) LAN
16 14 (14.43%) CISA
16 14 (14.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 14 (14.43%) 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 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.15%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.06%) Apache
3 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (47.42%) Firewall
2 25 (25.77%) Network Security
3 23 (23.71%) VLAN
4 20 (20.62%) WAN
5 17 (17.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (15.46%) LAN
7 12 (12.37%) VPN
8 11 (11.34%) DHCP
8 11 (11.34%) DNS
9 9 (9.28%) MPLS
9 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
9 9 (9.28%) Wireless
10 8 (8.25%) Internet
11 6 (6.19%) Junos
11 6 (6.19%) Wireless Security
12 5 (5.15%) WLAN
13 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Big Data
1 2 (2.06%) MySQL
1 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) AppScan
General
1 33 (34.02%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Marketing
3 4 (4.12%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.09%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) .NET
1 5 (5.15%) J2EE
1 5 (5.15%) JNI
1 5 (5.15%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (11.34%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (7.22%) Cryptography
5 6 (6.19%) PMI
6 5 (5.15%) NHS
6 5 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.09%) User Experience
8 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.06%) Fintech
8 2 (2.06%) PKI
9 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 17 (17.53%) Linux
3 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.19%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.15%) Android
5 5 (5.15%) Unix
6 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) Information Security
2 35 (36.08%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (29.90%) SIEM
4 26 (26.80%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (23.71%) ITIL
6 20 (20.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (16.49%) Risk Management
7 16 (16.49%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (14.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (12.37%) Incident Management
10 11 (11.34%) Malware Analysis
10 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
10 11 (11.34%) Security Operations
11 10 (10.31%) Data Protection
11 10 (10.31%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (10.31%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (10.31%) OWASP
11 10 (10.31%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.31%) Threat Analysis
12 9 (9.28%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) C
1 15 (15.46%) Java
2 9 (9.28%) SQL
3 5 (5.15%) Apple Swift
3 5 (5.15%) C#
3 5 (5.15%) Objective-C
4 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.09%) Perl
6 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (24.74%) CISSP
2 16 (16.49%) CISM
3 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.43%) CISA
5 13 (13.40%) DV Cleared
6 10 (10.31%) CEH
6 10 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (9.28%) Degree
8 6 (6.19%) CCNP
8 6 (6.19%) PMI Certification
9 5 (5.15%) SANS
10 4 (4.12%) CCNA
10 4 (4.12%) GIAC
11 3 (3.09%) Postgraduate
12 2 (2.06%) CISMP
12 2 (2.06%) CRISC
12 2 (2.06%) GCIH
13 1 (1.03%) GCFE
13 1 (1.03%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (20.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.09%) COBIT
4 1 (1.03%) ISO27002
System Software
1 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.06%) NFS
5 1 (1.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) Nessus
2 8 (8.25%) RSA Archer
3 4 (4.12%) Nexpose
4 2 (2.06%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.03%) Proventia
5 1 (1.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) Cisco
1 12 (12.37%) Qualys
2 9 (9.28%) CheckPoint
3 8 (8.25%) Intel Security
3 8 (8.25%) Juniper
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Splunk
5 6 (6.19%) VMware
6 5 (5.15%) Symantec
7 3 (3.09%) Dell
7 3 (3.09%) Radware
7 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.06%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.03%) Apple
9 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.03%) F5
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle
9 1 (1.03%) Sophos
9 1 (1.03%) Tufin
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Acumin Consulting
Salary: £35,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago