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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Specialist
Rank 879 861 861
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 17 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.031% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 16
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £32,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.50%

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
107644 104931 108810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.70% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 89153 86333 93218
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -25 11 £57,500 +27.77% 3
South East +1 6 £52,500 -4.54% 3
London +12 4 £70,000 +40.00%
Berkshire +26 3 £57,500 - 3
Edinburgh - 3 £46,250 - 1
Scotland - 3 £46,250 - 1
Wales +7 2 £37,500 +15.38%
South Wales +6 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Cardiff 0 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Maidenhead - 2 £57,500 - 1
Kent - 2 £46,750 -
City of London - 2 £67,500 -
North West - 1 £47,000 -
Surrey - 1 £44,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £47,000 -
Newbury - 1 £62,500 - 1

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 27 (62.79%) Information Security
2 24 (55.81%) CISSP
3 21 (48.84%) Firewall
4 18 (41.86%) Finance
4 18 (41.86%) CEH
5 15 (34.88%) Security Management
6 14 (32.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (32.56%) Windows
7 10 (23.26%) ITIL
7 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
7 10 (23.26%) Incident Management
7 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
9 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
9 8 (18.60%) Cisco
10 7 (16.28%) CISM
10 7 (16.28%) Internet
10 7 (16.28%) Data Security
11 6 (13.95%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (13.95%) QA
11 6 (13.95%) ISMS
11 6 (13.95%) SIEM
11 6 (13.95%) Financial Institution
11 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (13.95%) Law
11 6 (13.95%) Legal
11 6 (13.95%) Banking
11 6 (13.95%) NetIQ
11 6 (13.95%) VPN
12 5 (11.63%) Microsoft

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (48.84%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
3 7 (16.28%) Internet
4 6 (13.95%) VPN
5 5 (11.63%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless
6 2 (4.65%) SSH
6 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.65%) DNS
6 2 (4.65%) LDAP
6 2 (4.65%) LAN
6 2 (4.65%) WAN
6 2 (4.65%) DHCP
6 2 (4.65%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.65%) SNMP
7 1 (2.33%) SAN
7 1 (2.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Law
2 6 (13.95%) Legal
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
2 6 (13.95%) Financial Institution
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Polish Language
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.33%) COM
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) RMADS
3 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Information Security
2 15 (34.88%) Security Management
3 10 (23.26%) ITIL
3 10 (23.26%) Incident Management
3 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (16.28%) Data Security
5 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.95%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (13.95%) ISMS
5 6 (13.95%) SIEM
6 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.65%) Cyber Security
8 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.65%) Information Assurance
8 2 (4.65%) Security Architecture
9 1 (2.33%) Analytics
9 1 (2.33%) Database Security
9 1 (2.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) CISSP
2 18 (41.86%) CEH
3 7 (16.28%) CISM
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) SSCP
6 1 (2.33%) CISA
6 1 (2.33%) GIAC
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.95%) QA
3 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Nessus
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco
1 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
2 6 (13.95%) NetIQ
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Dell
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) Juniper
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) SonicWALL
4 2 (4.65%) Trustwave
4 2 (4.65%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.33%) Aruba
5 1 (2.33%) Sourcefire
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 18 days ago