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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Specialist
UK
Rank 818 873 929
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +56
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 26 56 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.056% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.058% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 19
Median salary £44,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +26.31%

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
80036 96313 101493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.47% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66452 80820 84362
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 2017 within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 20 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +64 26 £44,000 -26.66% 3
London +69 13 £52,500 -22.22% 2
North West -11 5 £44,000 - 1
West Drayton - 4 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +32 3 £37,500 -6.25%
North Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
York - 3 £37,500 -
Manchester -17 2 £44,000 - 1
Bristol - 2 £44,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £44,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £44,000 -
South West - 2 £44,000 -
Surrey +40 1 £52,500 +23.52%
South East +38 1 £52,500 -4.54%
West Midlands +11 1 £47,500 -5.00%
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -
Derby - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £47,500 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 28 (51.85%) Firewall
2 19 (35.19%) Intrusion Detection
2 19 (35.19%) VLAN
3 17 (31.48%) Data Protection
4 16 (29.63%) WAN
5 15 (27.78%) Windows
5 15 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
6 14 (25.93%) Information Security
7 13 (24.07%) Security Management
7 13 (24.07%) ITIL
7 13 (24.07%) Network Security
8 12 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (22.22%) DNS
8 12 (22.22%) DHCP
8 12 (22.22%) CISSP
8 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.37%) Programme Management
9 11 (20.37%) ITSM
9 11 (20.37%) Service Management
9 11 (20.37%) CISM
9 11 (20.37%) NHS
9 11 (20.37%) Internet
9 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
9 11 (20.37%) WLAN
9 11 (20.37%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (20.37%) Service Design
10 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
10 8 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (14.81%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (51.85%) Firewall
2 19 (35.19%) Intrusion Detection
2 19 (35.19%) VLAN
3 16 (29.63%) WAN
4 13 (24.07%) Network Security
5 12 (22.22%) DHCP
5 12 (22.22%) DNS
6 11 (20.37%) Internet
6 11 (20.37%) WLAN
7 7 (12.96%) LAN
7 7 (12.96%) VPN
7 7 (12.96%) Wireless
7 7 (12.96%) Wireless Security
8 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.85%) Junos
9 1 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Big Data
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) OAuth
1 1 (1.85%) OpenID
1 1 (1.85%) SAML
1 1 (1.85%) SOAP
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) NHS
1 11 (20.37%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (14.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (12.96%) Cryptography
4 3 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Data Protection
2 15 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (25.93%) Information Security
4 13 (24.07%) ITIL
4 13 (24.07%) Security Management
5 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (20.37%) ITSM
6 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
6 11 (20.37%) Programme Management
6 11 (20.37%) Service Design
6 11 (20.37%) Service Management
7 8 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (14.81%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 7 (12.96%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (12.96%) SIEM
8 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C
2 2 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) CISSP
2 11 (20.37%) CISM
3 2 (3.70%) CISA
3 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) VMware
2 7 (12.96%) Citrix
3 2 (3.70%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.85%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.85%) Apple
4 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.85%) Juniper
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum OTE £100k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, Shares
Posted: 3 days ago