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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 871 848 832
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 15 24 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.023% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.024% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 27
Average salary £57,500 £39,375 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.03% -15.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £38,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £39,375 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -15.32%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 14 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 23 January 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 +9 10 £57,500 +27.77%
Berkshire +6 5 £62,500 +8.69%
South East -27 5 £62,500 +8.69%
London - 4 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £57,500 -
Newbury - 3 £62,500 -
Scotland - 3 £57,500 -
South Wales -19 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Wales -21 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Cardiff -21 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Maidenhead - 2 £57,500 -
Wirral - 1 £27,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £27,500 -
North West - 1 £27,500 -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 (67.65%) Firewall
2 21 (61.76%) CISSP
3 18 (52.94%) Information Security
4 16 (47.06%) Windows
5 15 (44.12%) Finance
5 15 (44.12%) CEH
6 14 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (32.35%) SIEM
7 11 (32.35%) CISM
8 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco
9 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
10 8 (23.53%) Linux
10 8 (23.53%) ITIL
10 8 (23.53%) Security Management
11 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
12 6 (17.65%) QA
12 6 (17.65%) Network Security
12 6 (17.65%) ISMS
12 6 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (17.65%) Internet
12 6 (17.65%) NetIQ
12 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (17.65%) Law
12 6 (17.65%) Legal
13 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
13 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
13 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
13 5 (14.71%) Degree
13 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 6 (17.65%) Network Security
3 6 (17.65%) Internet
4 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (11.76%) DHCP
4 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) VPN
6 2 (5.88%) SSH
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.88%) Wireless Security
6 2 (5.88%) LAN
6 2 (5.88%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) HTTP
6 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 2 (5.88%) SNMP
6 2 (5.88%) LDAP
6 2 (5.88%) SSL
6 2 (5.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Law
2 6 (17.65%) Legal
3 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.82%) Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Polish Language
5 2 (5.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Regular Expression
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Open Source
1 3 (8.82%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.94%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) UNIX
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Information Security
2 11 (32.35%) SIEM
3 8 (23.53%) ITIL
3 8 (23.53%) Security Management
4 6 (17.65%) ISMS
4 6 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Data Security
7 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (8.82%) Analytics
7 3 (8.82%) Database Security
8 2 (5.88%) Cyber Security
8 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) CISSP
2 15 (44.12%) CEH
3 11 (32.35%) CISM
4 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) SSCP
6 3 (8.82%) GIAC
7 2 (5.88%) CISMP
8 1 (2.94%) CISA
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.94%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (17.65%) QA
3 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
4 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) NetIQ
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) Juniper
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) Sourcefire
5 3 (8.82%) LogRhythm
6 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) VMware