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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 740 744 670
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 195 193 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 130 149 229
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 183 £55,000 +4.76% 31
London 0 65 £65,000 +18.18% 16
South East +25 35 £55,000 -8.33% 5
East of England +23 35 £43,000 -28.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +28 25 £43,000 - 2
Cambridge +20 25 £43,000 - 2
Berkshire -2 22 £55,000 -12.00% 1
North West +34 15 £57,500 +53.33%
Manchester - 15 £57,500 -
South West -5 14 £50,000 +7.52% 3
Scotland 0 9 £55,000 +14.58%
West Midlands -17 9 £50,000 -6.97% 3
City of London +51 8 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Maidenhead -4 8 - -
Yorkshire -25 8 £50,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +9 6 £60,000 -7.69%
Gloucestershire +8 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Cheltenham +7 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Yorkshire -8 6 £50,000 - 2
Edinburgh +3 5 £55,000 -4.34%
Bristol -8 5 £50,000 +7.52% 1
Kent +4 4 £67,500 +22.72%
Glasgow - 4 - -
Ipswich -10 3 £42,500 -
Suffolk -11 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £40,000 -
Hampshire +22 2 £70,000 +16.66%
Watford +11 2 £60,000 -7.69%
Surrey +8 2 £42,500 +6.25% 3

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (56.64%) Information Security
2 131 (35.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (35.50%) Firewall
3 121 (32.79%) CISSP
4 106 (28.73%) Windows
5 88 (23.85%) Network Security
6 81 (21.95%) Linux
7 76 (20.60%) Penetration Testing
8 68 (18.43%) Finance
9 61 (16.53%) Risk Management
10 60 (16.26%) Cisco
11 55 (14.91%) CISM
11 55 (14.91%) Management Information System
12 53 (14.36%) Cybersecurity
13 52 (14.09%) Unix
14 50 (13.55%) PCI DSS
14 50 (13.55%) SIEM
15 49 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (13.28%) CheckPoint
16 48 (13.01%) ITIL
17 45 (12.20%) Legal
18 43 (11.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 41 (11.11%) Degree
20 40 (10.84%) CEH
21 39 (10.57%) TCP/IP
22 38 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
23 35 (9.49%) Intrusion Detection
24 33 (8.94%) Data Protection
25 32 (8.67%) SaaS
25 32 (8.67%) CISA

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (1.08%) Apache
1 4 (1.08%) Node.js
1 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.81%) Drupal
2 3 (0.81%) JBoss
2 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.67%) SaaS
2 31 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.81%) IaaS
4 3 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 131 (35.50%) Firewall
2 88 (23.85%) Network Security
3 39 (10.57%) TCP/IP
4 35 (9.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (6.50%) DNS
6 20 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (4.88%) WAN
8 17 (4.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (4.61%) LAN
9 15 (4.07%) Cisco PIX
10 14 (3.79%) DHCP
10 14 (3.79%) Internet
11 12 (3.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (2.98%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (2.44%) MPLS
13 9 (2.44%) Wireshark
14 8 (2.17%) VPN
15 6 (1.63%) Junos
15 6 (1.63%) VLAN
16 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.79%) RDBMS
1 14 (3.79%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.63%) Big Data
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.81%) MySQL
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Axure RP
1 4 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (0.81%) Hudson
2 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) Trac
3 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 68 (18.43%) Finance
2 45 (12.20%) Legal
3 31 (8.40%) Retail
4 29 (7.86%) Banking
5 16 (4.34%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.17%) Marketing
7 6 (1.63%) Games
8 5 (1.36%) Law
8 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.08%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.61%) .NET
2 11 (2.98%) Spring
2 11 (2.98%) Struts
2 11 (2.98%) Web Services
3 6 (1.63%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.36%) LAMP
5 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.08%) CSS
5 4 (1.08%) HTML
6 3 (0.81%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.54%) SOAP
7 2 (0.54%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.27%) Ajax
8 1 (0.27%) Dalvik
8 1 (0.27%) JNI
8 1 (0.27%) SAML
8 1 (0.27%) WSDL
8 1 (0.27%) WSH
8 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.91%) Management Information System
2 49 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.42%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (3.79%) Fintech
5 12 (3.25%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.25%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.44%) SCADA
6 9 (2.44%) Social Media
7 6 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.36%) User Experience
9 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.08%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.08%) Life Science
9 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.81%) Informatics
10 3 (0.81%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 106 (28.73%) Windows
2 81 (21.95%) Linux
3 52 (14.09%) Unix
4 24 (6.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.07%) Android
6 7 (1.90%) CentOS
7 6 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (56.64%) Information Security
2 76 (20.60%) Penetration Testing
3 61 (16.53%) Risk Management
4 53 (14.36%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (13.55%) SIEM
6 48 (13.01%) ITIL
7 43 (11.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 33 (8.94%) Data Protection
9 30 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (8.13%) Information Governance
9 30 (8.13%) Security Operations
10 28 (7.59%) Risk Analysis
10 28 (7.59%) Security Management
11 26 (7.05%) Incident Management
11 26 (7.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 25 (6.78%) E-Commerce
12 25 (6.78%) Security Testing
12 25 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
13 23 (6.23%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (5.96%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.59%) Java
2 20 (5.42%) Python
3 12 (3.25%) C
3 12 (3.25%) C#
3 12 (3.25%) C++
4 10 (2.71%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.17%) Perl
6 7 (1.90%) SQL
7 5 (1.36%) PHP
8 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (32.79%) CISSP
2 55 (14.91%) CISM
3 41 (11.11%) Degree
4 40 (10.84%) CEH
5 38 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (8.67%) CISA
7 22 (5.96%) CCNA
8 19 (5.15%) GIAC
9 17 (4.61%) CCSE
10 14 (3.79%) SANS
11 12 (3.25%) CCIE
11 12 (3.25%) CREST Certified
12 11 (2.98%) CCNP
12 11 (2.98%) Security Cleared
13 10 (2.71%) MCSE
13 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (2.44%) GCIH
14 9 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.90%) SC Cleared
16 6 (1.63%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (35.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (13.55%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.98%) HIPAA
3 11 (2.98%) ISO27002
4 10 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.63%) COBIT
6 4 (1.08%) QA
7 2 (0.54%) SLA
8 1 (0.27%) BS25999
8 1 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.27%) RMADS
8 1 (0.27%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (7.05%) Xen
2 18 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.17%) Snort
5 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.81%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.07%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (2.17%) Nessus
3 7 (1.90%) Nmap
4 5 (1.36%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.36%) Nagios
5 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.81%) Puppet
5 3 (0.81%) QRadar
5 3 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.54%) Endace
6 2 (0.54%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.27%) EnCase
7 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.27%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 60 (16.26%) Cisco
2 49 (13.28%) CheckPoint
3 26 (7.05%) Intel Security
4 20 (5.42%) F5
5 18 (4.88%) VMware
6 14 (3.79%) Forcepoint
7 11 (2.98%) Juniper
7 11 (2.98%) Splunk
8 10 (2.71%) Blue Coat
9 9 (2.44%) Microsoft
9 9 (2.44%) WorldPay
10 8 (2.17%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.90%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.63%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.36%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.36%) IBM
13 5 (1.36%) Oracle
13 5 (1.36%) Qualys
13 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.36%) Sophos
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