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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 670 738 644
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 214 171 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 154 142 174
Average salary £58,438 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.30% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015 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 May 2015. 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 +66 192 £57,500 +9.52% 16
London +74 78 £70,000 +16.66% 6
South East +20 39 £53,750 -2.27% 3
City of London +54 27 £75,000 +36.36% 5
West Midlands -22 24 £60,000 -
Berkshire +13 20 £58,750 +6.81% 2
Yorkshire +12 18 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +34 16 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Leeds +28 16 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Birmingham -5 12 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 12 £43,750 -
East Midlands +18 11 £80,000 +68.42% 2
East of England +13 10 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Northampton +11 10 - - 1
Northamptonshire +8 10 - - 1
Scotland +25 9 £57,500 +15.00%
Reading -2 9 £56,250 +2.27%
Milton Keynes - 8 £41,500 -
Edinburgh +23 7 £59,250 +20.79%
Staffordshire -15 7 £60,000 -
Stafford - 7 £60,000 -
South West -10 5 - - 1
Wales - 5 £37,500 -
Wiltshire - 5 - - 1
South Wales - 5 £37,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £37,500 -
Newbury +5 4 £58,750 +6.81%
Hampshire -2 4 £50,000 +12.35%
Maidenhead -2 4 £75,000 - 2
North West -15 4 £56,250 +36.36% 1

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 187 (47.70%) Firewall
2 159 (40.56%) Information Security
3 141 (35.97%) Network Security
4 140 (35.71%) CISSP
5 116 (29.59%) Cisco
6 100 (25.51%) Finance
7 95 (24.23%) CheckPoint
8 87 (22.19%) Cisco Certification
9 79 (20.15%) CCNP
10 75 (19.13%) SIEM
11 68 (17.35%) ITIL
12 65 (16.58%) Cyber Security
13 60 (15.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 58 (14.80%) Linux
15 57 (14.54%) Degree
15 57 (14.54%) CCSE
15 57 (14.54%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 54 (13.78%) E-Commerce
18 52 (13.27%) Project Management
18 52 (13.27%) PCI DSS
19 49 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
20 47 (11.99%) Security Architecture
20 47 (11.99%) Security Testing
21 46 (11.73%) Mentoring
22 45 (11.48%) CISM
23 43 (10.97%) Java
23 43 (10.97%) VMware
23 43 (10.97%) Management Information System
23 43 (10.97%) F5

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
1 4 (1.02%) IIS
1 4 (1.02%) JBoss
2 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.77%) Apache
3 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.26%) nginx
3 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (4.59%) MS Office
2 12 (3.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 187 (47.70%) Firewall
2 141 (35.97%) Network Security
3 57 (14.54%) Cisco ASA
4 49 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 42 (10.71%) BGP
6 39 (9.95%) DNS
7 35 (8.93%) TCP/IP
8 34 (8.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 34 (8.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 32 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
10 31 (7.91%) DHCP
10 31 (7.91%) OSPF
11 30 (7.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 28 (7.14%) BIG-IP
13 26 (6.63%) WAN
14 25 (6.38%) DMVPN
15 20 (5.10%) MPLS
16 18 (4.59%) LAN
17 17 (4.34%) EIGRP
17 17 (4.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.06%) Relational Database
1 12 (3.06%) RDBMS
2 10 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.02%) Couchbase
4 3 (0.77%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Metasploit
General
1 100 (25.51%) Finance
2 27 (6.89%) Banking
3 14 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.57%) Legal
4 9 (2.30%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.53%) Law
5 6 (1.53%) Marketing
6 5 (1.28%) Retail
7 4 (1.02%) Electronics
7 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.16%) .NET
2 20 (5.10%) Web Services
3 13 (3.32%) Spring
3 13 (3.32%) Struts
4 9 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.30%) SOAP
4 9 (2.30%) REST
5 6 (1.53%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.53%) OAuth
5 6 (1.53%) SAML
6 5 (1.28%) XML
6 5 (1.28%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.02%) WCF
7 4 (1.02%) HTML
7 4 (1.02%) CSS
8 2 (0.51%) Middleware
9 1 (0.26%) J2EE
9 1 (0.26%) WSDL
9 1 (0.26%) JNI
9 1 (0.26%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (10.97%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 23 (5.87%) PKI
5 19 (4.85%) Thin Client
5 19 (4.85%) Fat Client
5 19 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.81%) Cryptography
6 11 (2.81%) Open Source
7 10 (2.55%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.04%) RMADS
9 6 (1.53%) GIS
10 4 (1.02%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.02%) DTV
11 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.51%) BYOD
12 2 (0.51%) Economics
13 1 (0.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.80%) Linux
2 38 (9.69%) Windows
3 28 (7.14%) UNIX
4 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (40.56%) Information Security
2 75 (19.13%) SIEM
3 68 (17.35%) ITIL
4 65 (16.58%) Cyber Security
5 54 (13.78%) E-Commerce
6 52 (13.27%) Project Management
7 47 (11.99%) Security Architecture
7 47 (11.99%) Security Testing
8 46 (11.73%) Mentoring
9 38 (9.69%) Risk Management
10 37 (9.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (8.93%) OWASP
11 35 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
12 29 (7.40%) Ethical Hacking
13 27 (6.89%) Risk Assessment
14 24 (6.12%) Security Management
14 24 (6.12%) Incident Management
15 23 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (5.61%) Software Engineering
17 18 (4.59%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.97%) Java
2 25 (6.38%) SQL
3 24 (6.12%) C++
4 21 (5.36%) C#
5 15 (3.83%) C
6 13 (3.32%) Python
7 12 (3.06%) Perl
8 6 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.28%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.51%) PHP
11 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 140 (35.71%) CISSP
2 87 (22.19%) Cisco Certification
3 79 (20.15%) CCNP
4 57 (14.54%) Degree
4 57 (14.54%) CCSE
5 45 (11.48%) CISM
6 29 (7.40%) ITIL Certification
6 29 (7.40%) CCNA
6 29 (7.40%) CEH
7 25 (6.38%) CISA
8 24 (6.12%) CCSA
9 22 (5.61%) Security Cleared
10 15 (3.83%) SC Cleared
11 14 (3.57%) SSCP
12 11 (2.81%) GIAC
13 7 (1.79%) CRISC
14 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.53%) CISMP
15 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (13.27%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.79%) COBIT
5 6 (1.53%) QA
6 2 (0.51%) EMIR
6 2 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.51%) MiFID
6 2 (0.51%) Basel II
7 1 (0.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) BS25999
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.32%) XenServer
4 4 (1.02%) vSphere
5 3 (0.77%) Snort
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.28%) SCCM
3 2 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.26%) Nessus
4 1 (0.26%) Nmap
4 1 (0.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 116 (29.59%) Cisco
2 95 (24.23%) CheckPoint
3 43 (10.97%) VMware
3 43 (10.97%) F5
4 42 (10.71%) Blue Coat
5 31 (7.91%) Juniper
6 25 (6.38%) Citrix
6 25 (6.38%) Infoblox
6 25 (6.38%) Imperva
7 20 (5.10%) Microsoft
8 17 (4.34%) SolarWinds
9 13 (3.32%) HP
9 13 (3.32%) Symantec
10 12 (3.06%) McAfee
10 12 (3.06%) Google
11 11 (2.81%) Fortinet
12 8 (2.04%) Splunk
12 8 (2.04%) Sourcefire
13 7 (1.79%) Cyber-Ark
13 7 (1.79%) LogRhythm
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Badenoch & Clark
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + 20% bonus, 30 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+bonus+bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 18 days ago