The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 699 659 730
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 200 207 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 167 137 88
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102983 110103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.43% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90366 85705 94527
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -40 179 £52,500 +5.00% 17
London -42 66 £62,000 +14.81% 5
West Midlands -12 35 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South East -27 30 £44,750 -2.71% 6
Staffordshire +15 25 £60,000 +20.00%
Stoke-on-Trent +13 21 £60,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -27 20 £50,000 -
Hampshire -2 18 £40,325 -23.55% 5
North West +9 17 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Scotland -8 12 £49,050 -1.90%
City of London -20 12 £60,000 +11.62% 1
Edinburgh -8 10 £49,050 -
Cheshire +6 9 £35,000 -
Southampton - 9 £40,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 9 £50,000 -
Manchester +5 8 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Kent -1 8 £45,000 +9.09%
York - 8 £50,000 -
South West -10 7 £52,500 +14.13% 1
Birmingham -12 7 £46,250 +2.77% 1
West Yorkshire -31 7 £52,500 -
Bristol +5 6 £52,500 +6.06%
East of England -3 6 £40,000 -23.80%
Warrington -15 6 £35,000 -
Dartford - 6 £45,000 -
Berkshire -13 4 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Farnborough - 4 £44,500 -
Basingstoke +2 3 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Coventry -8 3 £41,405 -22.60%
East Midlands -20 3 £42,500 -15.00% 1

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 189 (45.76%) Information Security
2 147 (35.59%) CISSP
3 125 (30.27%) Network Security
4 117 (28.33%) Firewall
5 106 (25.67%) Finance
6 82 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (19.61%) Linux
7 81 (19.61%) Cisco
8 77 (18.64%) CheckPoint
9 76 (18.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 70 (16.95%) CISM
11 63 (15.25%) Windows
12 62 (15.01%) Management Information System
13 61 (14.77%) Blue Coat
13 61 (14.77%) CCNP
14 56 (13.56%) Penetration Testing
14 56 (13.56%) Security Cleared
15 55 (13.32%) .NET
16 53 (12.83%) Risk Management
16 53 (12.83%) SIEM
17 51 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
18 49 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
19 46 (11.14%) PCI DSS
19 46 (11.14%) Microsoft
19 46 (11.14%) DHCP
19 46 (11.14%) VMware
20 45 (10.90%) TCP/IP
20 45 (10.90%) DNS
20 45 (10.90%) F5
21 44 (10.65%) Cyber Security

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 17 (4.12%) IIS
2 16 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
Applications
1 19 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.18%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.48%) assyst
2 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 125 (30.27%) Network Security
2 117 (28.33%) Firewall
3 51 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (11.14%) DHCP
5 45 (10.90%) TCP/IP
5 45 (10.90%) DNS
6 35 (8.47%) OSPF
7 34 (8.23%) Cisco IOS
8 32 (7.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 30 (7.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 30 (7.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 29 (7.02%) BGP
11 27 (6.54%) NetScreen
11 27 (6.54%) BIG-IP
11 27 (6.54%) DMVPN
12 26 (6.30%) Wireshark
13 19 (4.60%) WAN
14 18 (4.36%) Internet
14 18 (4.36%) LAN
15 16 (3.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.18%) MySQL
3 7 (1.69%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.24%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) RequisitePro
General
1 106 (25.67%) Finance
2 44 (10.65%) Banking
3 26 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.87%) Games
5 13 (3.15%) Legal
6 12 (2.91%) Retail
7 9 (2.18%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.69%) Advertising
8 7 (1.69%) Law
9 5 (1.21%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.97%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.32%) .NET
2 33 (7.99%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.18%) LAMP
4 5 (1.21%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.97%) XML
6 1 (0.24%) SAML
6 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.24%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.01%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.33%) Fat Client
2 22 (5.33%) Thin Client
3 19 (4.60%) PKI
4 16 (3.87%) Online Games
5 14 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (3.15%) CESG
7 11 (2.66%) Cryptography
8 10 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.18%) Statistics
9 9 (2.18%) Clustering
10 5 (1.21%) CMDB
10 5 (1.21%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.21%) Kindle
10 5 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.97%) EFT
12 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.73%) Open Source
13 2 (0.48%) FMCG
13 2 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 81 (19.61%) Linux
2 63 (15.25%) Windows
3 36 (8.72%) UNIX
4 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (2.66%) Windows 7
4 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.42%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.73%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) AIX
7 2 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (45.76%) Information Security
2 56 (13.56%) Penetration Testing
3 53 (12.83%) Risk Management
3 53 (12.83%) SIEM
4 49 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 44 (10.65%) Cyber Security
6 43 (10.41%) Security Testing
6 43 (10.41%) Ethical Hacking
7 41 (9.93%) ITIL
8 38 (9.20%) E-Commerce
9 30 (7.26%) Data Protection
10 29 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 26 (6.30%) Web Development
12 25 (6.05%) Incident Management
13 22 (5.33%) Business Development
13 22 (5.33%) Security Management
14 17 (4.12%) Change Management
14 17 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (3.87%) OWASP
15 16 (3.87%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.17%) SQL
2 21 (5.08%) Java
3 18 (4.36%) C
4 15 (3.63%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.42%) Perl
6 9 (2.18%) Python
7 8 (1.94%) C++
8 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) VBScript
9 1 (0.24%) ABAP
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.24%) Korn
9 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 147 (35.59%) CISSP
2 82 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (16.95%) CISM
4 61 (14.77%) CCNP
5 56 (13.56%) Security Cleared
6 42 (10.17%) Degree
6 42 (10.17%) CCSE
7 41 (9.93%) SC Cleared
8 40 (9.69%) CCNA
9 39 (9.44%) CEH
10 25 (6.05%) CISA
11 19 (4.60%) MCSE
11 19 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (3.63%) CSSLP
13 14 (3.39%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.91%) GPEN
15 11 (2.66%) CCSP
16 9 (2.18%) CCSA
17 7 (1.69%) SSCP
17 7 (1.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (18.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (11.14%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.87%) COBIT
4 12 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.45%) SLA
6 5 (1.21%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.21%) COSO
7 3 (0.73%) QA
8 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 34 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.99%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.87%) Nmap
4 15 (3.63%) Snort
5 5 (1.21%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (6.30%) Nessus
2 21 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
3 17 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (1.45%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 81 (19.61%) Cisco
2 77 (18.64%) CheckPoint
3 61 (14.77%) Blue Coat
4 46 (11.14%) Microsoft
4 46 (11.14%) VMware
5 45 (10.90%) F5
6 31 (7.51%) Juniper
7 28 (6.78%) McAfee
7 28 (6.78%) Symantec
7 28 (6.78%) Citrix
8 27 (6.54%) Infoblox
8 27 (6.54%) Imperva
9 19 (4.60%) IronPort
10 17 (4.12%) Websense
11 16 (3.87%) Splunk
12 15 (3.63%) Qualys
12 15 (3.63%) Becrypt
12 15 (3.63%) LogRhythm
12 15 (3.63%) Lumension
13 13 (3.15%) Cyber-Ark
North West London
Santander
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £6000 car allowance, benefits, bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Up to £70,000 + Benefits (Dependent on experie
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Up to £80,000 (Depending on experien
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: £60k plus + bonus + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
PA Consulting Group
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago