The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK
Rank 688 735 774
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 158 198 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 116 133 136
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
80883 98578 103250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.45% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67143 82699 85275
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 £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 23 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 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 +51 153 £55,000 - 20
London +75 76 £57,500 -11.53% 10
South East +43 24 £56,250 -16.66%
West Midlands +33 15 £42,500 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +26 12 £45,000 - 2
North West -12 10 £47,000 -20.00% 2
Surrey +51 9 £57,500 -28.12%
City of London +36 9 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Northamptonshire +24 9 £45,000 -
Birmingham +22 9 £31,250 -24.24% 1
Northampton +28 8 £45,000 -
Berkshire +17 8 £73,750 +34.09%
Yorkshire +20 6 £43,766 -12.46% 2
West Drayton - 6 £35,000 -
Reading +45 4 £73,750 +63.88%
Manchester -33 4 £41,000 -28.69% 2
Cheshire - 4 £55,000 -
Staines - 4 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £48,750 -
Hampshire +21 3 £27,500 -60.71%
Oxfordshire +15 3 £35,000 -
Staffordshire +9 3 £62,500 +8.69%
Stoke-on-Trent +4 3 £62,500 +8.69%
Durham - 3 £45,000 -
North East - 3 £45,000 - 1
Wales - 3 £31,304 - 1
Essex +23 2 £57,500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +22 2 £43,766 -12.46% 2
Scotland +15 2 £38,000 -30.90% 11
Colchester +10 2 £57,500 +25.00%

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 Security Specialist in the job title.

1 221 (56.81%) Information Security
2 151 (38.82%) Firewall
3 149 (38.30%) CISSP
4 110 (28.28%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (25.45%) PCI DSS
5 99 (25.45%) CISM
6 97 (24.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 97 (24.94%) Network Security
7 82 (21.08%) Penetration Testing
8 81 (20.82%) SIEM
9 77 (19.79%) Finance
10 68 (17.48%) Risk Management
11 64 (16.45%) Windows
12 63 (16.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 56 (14.40%) Data Protection
14 54 (13.88%) ITIL
15 53 (13.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 52 (13.37%) Security Operations
17 50 (12.85%) Risk Assessment
17 50 (12.85%) TCP/IP
18 43 (11.05%) Microsoft
19 42 (10.80%) Linux
20 40 (10.28%) Cisco
20 40 (10.28%) VPN
20 40 (10.28%) Internet
21 39 (10.03%) Telecoms
21 39 (10.03%) CISA
22 38 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
23 37 (9.51%) Security Architecture
24 36 (9.25%) Degree

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 14 (3.60%) IIS
2 9 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Office
2 1 (0.26%) MS Project
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.11%) IaaS
2 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.77%) PaaS
4 3 (0.77%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 151 (38.82%) Firewall
2 97 (24.94%) Network Security
3 63 (16.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 50 (12.85%) TCP/IP
5 40 (10.28%) Internet
5 40 (10.28%) VPN
6 34 (8.74%) VLAN
6 34 (8.74%) WAN
7 31 (7.97%) DNS
8 24 (6.17%) DHCP
9 21 (5.40%) LAN
10 18 (4.63%) Wireless
11 16 (4.11%) SSL
12 14 (3.60%) WLAN
13 13 (3.34%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (3.08%) HTTP
14 12 (3.08%) Wireshark
15 9 (2.31%) SAN
16 7 (1.80%) LDAP
16 7 (1.80%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.80%) Big Data
3 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.26%) AppScan
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (19.79%) Finance
2 39 (10.03%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.43%) Banking
4 23 (5.91%) Retail
5 10 (2.57%) Legal
6 6 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.03%) Electronics
7 4 (1.03%) Law
7 4 (1.03%) Marketing
8 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.31%) Middleware
2 8 (2.06%) .NET
2 8 (2.06%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.06%) Node.js
3 6 (1.54%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.03%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.77%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (0.77%) OpenDaylight
6 2 (0.51%) OAuth
6 2 (0.51%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.51%) SAML
7 1 (0.26%) OpenID
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.25%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.66%) Data Protection Act
3 22 (5.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 20 (5.14%) PKI
5 16 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.86%) NHS
7 14 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (3.08%) Cyber Attack
9 10 (2.57%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.54%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.54%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.54%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.03%) Fintech
13 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (16.45%) Windows
2 42 (10.80%) Linux
3 33 (8.48%) Unix
4 16 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.80%) AIX
6 5 (1.29%) Android
6 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (56.81%) Information Security
2 110 (28.28%) Cybersecurity
3 82 (21.08%) Penetration Testing
4 81 (20.82%) SIEM
5 68 (17.48%) Risk Management
6 56 (14.40%) Data Protection
7 54 (13.88%) ITIL
8 53 (13.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 52 (13.37%) Security Operations
10 50 (12.85%) Risk Assessment
11 38 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (9.51%) Security Architecture
13 34 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (8.48%) Security Management
15 31 (7.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 26 (6.68%) Data Loss Prevention
17 25 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
18 24 (6.17%) Business Continuity
18 24 (6.17%) Vulnerability Management
19 23 (5.91%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.57%) SQL
2 9 (2.31%) C++
3 6 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.29%) C
4 5 (1.29%) Java
5 4 (1.03%) Erlang
5 4 (1.03%) Go
6 1 (0.26%) PHP
6 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 149 (38.30%) CISSP
2 99 (25.45%) CISM
3 39 (10.03%) CISA
4 36 (9.25%) Degree
5 35 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (9.00%) SANS
6 30 (7.71%) CCNP
7 29 (7.46%) CEH
8 24 (6.17%) CCNA
8 24 (6.17%) GIAC
9 22 (5.66%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.34%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (3.34%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.34%) Security+ Certification
11 12 (3.08%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.83%) GCIH
13 10 (2.57%) GCIA
14 9 (2.31%) CCSE
15 8 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (1.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (25.45%) PCI DSS
2 97 (24.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.83%) GPG13
4 8 (2.06%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.77%) COBIT
5 3 (0.77%) SLA
5 3 (0.77%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.51%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) COSO
7 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.26%) QA
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) SAS 70
System Software
1 35 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.03%) Firmware
5 3 (0.77%) Ceph
6 2 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (3.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 14 (3.60%) Nessus
3 8 (2.06%) SCCM
4 7 (1.80%) CSIRT
4 7 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.29%) RSA Archer
6 4 (1.03%) Nmap
7 3 (0.77%) WSUS
8 2 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.26%) Ansible
9 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.26%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.28%) Cisco
3 24 (6.17%) VMware
4 23 (5.91%) CheckPoint
5 21 (5.40%) ArcSight
6 18 (4.63%) Blue Coat
6 18 (4.63%) Citrix
7 14 (3.60%) Intel Security
8 12 (3.08%) Qualys
9 10 (2.57%) F5
9 10 (2.57%) Splunk
10 9 (2.31%) Symantec
11 8 (2.06%) Juniper
12 7 (1.80%) HP
12 7 (1.80%) NetApp
13 6 (1.54%) Computacenter
13 6 (1.54%) Forcepoint
13 6 (1.54%) IBM
13 6 (1.54%) Imperva
13 6 (1.54%) Infoblox
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29241 - £33367 per annum + allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits + TOP 10
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum OTE £100k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k per annum + certified training
Posted: 2 days ago
Forres, Morayshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,028 - £48,034 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Package Up £55k basic + £4k Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35k - £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Aberdeen
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Dundee
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Fife
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Perth, Perth & Kinross
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Forfar, Angus
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, Shares
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago