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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Specialist
Rank 878 844 879
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 26 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.026% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 21
Average salary £49,050 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +3.44%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 16 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 22 August 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
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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 -23 15 £57,500 +12.74%
Edinburgh 0 8 £49,050 -3.82%
Scotland -11 8 £49,050 -3.82%
London -5 7 £70,000 -15.15%
Norwich - 5 £37,900 -
Norfolk - 5 £37,900 -
East of England - 5 £37,900 -
Wales 0 2 £38,750 +19.23%
Wiltshire -3 2 £63,500 +53.01%
Swindon -3 2 £63,500 +53.01%
South Wales -4 2 £38,750 +19.23%
Cardiff -5 2 £38,750 +19.23%
South West -17 2 £63,500 +24.50%
Berkshire -8 1 £27,500 -50.00%
South East -24 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Reading - 1 £27,500 -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (59.57%) Information Security
2 21 (44.68%) Firewall
3 20 (42.55%) CISSP
4 17 (36.17%) Security Management
4 17 (36.17%) Finance
4 17 (36.17%) Incident Management
4 17 (36.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (36.17%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
6 14 (29.79%) CEH
7 12 (25.53%) VPN
8 10 (21.28%) ITIL
8 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.02%) Windows
9 8 (17.02%) SIEM
10 7 (14.89%) VMware
11 6 (12.77%) Banking
11 6 (12.77%) COBIT
11 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
11 6 (12.77%) Citrix
11 6 (12.77%) Network Security
12 5 (10.64%) SonicWALL
12 5 (10.64%) Trustwave
12 5 (10.64%) Ruckus Wireless
12 5 (10.64%) Data Security
12 5 (10.64%) CISM
12 5 (10.64%) Dell
12 5 (10.64%) Internet

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (44.68%) Firewall
2 12 (25.53%) VPN
3 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.77%) Network Security
4 5 (10.64%) Internet
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) Wireless Security
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) Electronics
4 4 (8.51%) Law
4 4 (8.51%) Legal
4 4 (8.51%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Information Security
2 17 (36.17%) Security Management
2 17 (36.17%) Incident Management
2 17 (36.17%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (21.28%) ITIL
4 8 (17.02%) SIEM
5 5 (10.64%) Data Security
6 4 (8.51%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.51%) ISMS
7 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.26%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.13%) Information Security Management
8 1 (2.13%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.13%) Logistics
8 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.13%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) CISSP
2 14 (29.79%) CEH
3 5 (10.64%) CISM
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) CISA
5 1 (2.13%) CISMP
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.77%) COBIT
3 4 (8.51%) QA
4 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Citrix
4 5 (10.64%) SonicWALL
4 5 (10.64%) Trustwave
4 5 (10.64%) Ruckus Wireless
4 5 (10.64%) Dell
4 5 (10.64%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) NetIQ
5 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) Aruba