The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 722 692 728
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 180 217 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 149 192 82
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,450 £36,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £76,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%

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
105270 103197 109388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 87760 83673 94207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 within the UK.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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 -45 167 £55,000 +4.76% 15
London -43 49 £55,000 - 5
South East +16 45 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Yorkshire -7 21 £50,000 +13.63% 1
West Midlands -42 20 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 19 £50,000 -
Berkshire +31 18 £62,500 +8.69% 3
York - 18 £50,000 -
Staffordshire +4 14 £60,000 -
North West -2 14 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Cheshire +9 13 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Surrey 0 11 £50,000 -16.66%
South West -14 11 £45,000 -40.78% 1
Maidenhead - 10 £65,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +11 9 £60,000 -
City of London -19 9 £55,000 +4.76%
Hampshire -20 8 £55,000 -15.38%
Middlesex +13 7 £60,000 +60.00%
Scotland +10 6 £45,000 -
Reading -1 6 £67,000 +16.52%
East of England -22 6 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Uxbridge - 6 £60,000 -
Chester - 6 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
South Wales +2 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Wales 0 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Birmingham -23 5 £53,750 +19.44%
Cardiff -2 4 £36,250 +11.53%
Cheltenham -10 4 £46,250 -40.32% 1
Gloucestershire -16 4 £46,250 -40.32% 1

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 209 (55.29%) Information Security
2 156 (41.27%) Firewall
3 155 (41.01%) CISSP
4 111 (29.37%) Network Security
5 97 (25.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 91 (24.07%) Finance
7 85 (22.49%) Cisco
8 70 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 66 (17.46%) Windows
9 66 (17.46%) CEH
10 65 (17.20%) ITIL
11 62 (16.40%) Ethical Hacking
11 62 (16.40%) Risk Management
12 60 (15.87%) Linux
13 57 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 54 (14.29%) Cyber Security
15 52 (13.76%) CCNP
16 50 (13.23%) Management Information System
17 48 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
18 47 (12.43%) Security Management
18 47 (12.43%) CheckPoint
19 46 (12.17%) ISMS
20 42 (11.11%) Degree
20 42 (11.11%) Legal
21 39 (10.32%) DNS
22 38 (10.05%) .NET
22 38 (10.05%) Law
23 37 (9.79%) VMware
23 37 (9.79%) VPN

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.65%) IIS
2 7 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.06%) MS Project
3 3 (0.79%) MS Office
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 156 (41.27%) Firewall
2 111 (29.37%) Network Security
3 70 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 39 (10.32%) DNS
5 37 (9.79%) VPN
6 34 (8.99%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (8.20%) DHCP
7 31 (8.20%) BGP
8 29 (7.67%) Internet
9 28 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
10 26 (6.88%) Wireless
10 26 (6.88%) OSPF
11 22 (5.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 22 (5.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 21 (5.56%) BIG-IP
13 20 (5.29%) LAN
14 19 (5.03%) WAN
15 18 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (4.23%) DMVPN
16 16 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.26%) Big Data
3 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 91 (24.07%) Finance
2 42 (11.11%) Legal
3 38 (10.05%) Law
4 17 (4.50%) Banking
5 11 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.65%) Games
7 9 (2.38%) Marketing
8 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.32%) Advertising
10 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.79%) Publishing
11 3 (0.79%) Retail
12 2 (0.53%) German Language
12 2 (0.53%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.05%) .NET
2 26 (6.88%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.85%) Regular Expression
4 6 (1.59%) Web Services
5 5 (1.32%) XML
5 5 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.06%) LAMP
7 3 (0.79%) Middleware
8 2 (0.53%) REST
8 2 (0.53%) WCF
8 2 (0.53%) HTML
8 2 (0.53%) SOAP
9 1 (0.26%) SAML
9 1 (0.26%) COM
9 1 (0.26%) CSS
9 1 (0.26%) OAuth
9 1 (0.26%) JNI
9 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.26%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.23%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.23%) PKI
2 16 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 14 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 11 (2.91%) CESG
5 10 (2.65%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.12%) GIS
6 8 (2.12%) Open Source
7 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.32%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.06%) Tandem
9 4 (1.06%) Clustering
10 3 (0.79%) Online Games
10 3 (0.79%) Kindle
11 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.46%) Windows
2 60 (15.87%) Linux
3 24 (6.35%) UNIX
4 15 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.12%) AIX
7 8 (2.12%) Solaris
7 8 (2.12%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.79%) CentOS
10 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.53%) Android
11 1 (0.26%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (55.29%) Information Security
2 65 (17.20%) ITIL
3 62 (16.40%) Ethical Hacking
3 62 (16.40%) Risk Management
4 54 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 48 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
6 47 (12.43%) Security Management
7 46 (12.17%) ISMS
8 34 (8.99%) SIEM
9 31 (8.20%) OWASP
10 27 (7.14%) Information Security Management
11 25 (6.61%) Business Continuity
12 24 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (6.35%) Mentoring
13 23 (6.08%) E-Commerce
14 21 (5.56%) Security Testing
15 20 (5.29%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (4.76%) Information Assurance
17 17 (4.50%) Data Protection
18 15 (3.97%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.82%) SQL
2 16 (4.23%) Java
3 14 (3.70%) C
4 11 (2.91%) C++
5 10 (2.65%) C#
6 9 (2.38%) Python
7 7 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.26%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 155 (41.01%) CISSP
2 66 (17.46%) CEH
3 57 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (13.76%) CCNP
5 42 (11.11%) Degree
6 36 (9.52%) GIAC
7 34 (8.99%) CISM
7 34 (8.99%) Security Cleared
8 25 (6.61%) CCSE
9 22 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (5.29%) SC Cleared
11 17 (4.50%) MCSE
12 14 (3.70%) CISA
13 11 (2.91%) CCNA
14 9 (2.38%) SSCP
15 8 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.12%) CISMP
16 5 (1.32%) JNCIS
16 5 (1.32%) CCSP
16 5 (1.32%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (25.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.73%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.91%) COBIT
4 7 (1.85%) QA
5 6 (1.59%) COSO
5 6 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.53%) SLA
8 2 (0.53%) BS25999
System Software
1 33 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.12%) Nmap
4 7 (1.85%) XenServer
5 5 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.06%) XenApp
6 4 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.06%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.26%) RACF
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.85%) Nessus
4 2 (0.53%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) Cacti
5 1 (0.26%) RANCID
5 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 85 (22.49%) Cisco
2 54 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 47 (12.43%) CheckPoint
4 37 (9.79%) VMware
5 31 (8.20%) Blue Coat
6 28 (7.41%) F5
7 26 (6.88%) Imperva
8 23 (6.08%) Citrix
9 22 (5.82%) Juniper
10 21 (5.56%) Infoblox
11 13 (3.44%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.17%) Symantec
13 11 (2.91%) McAfee
14 10 (2.65%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.38%) ArcSight
16 8 (2.12%) HP
16 8 (2.12%) Varonis
17 7 (1.85%) Oracle
18 6 (1.59%) NetIQ
19 4 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
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