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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 733 767 804
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 216 218 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 167 156 157
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Median 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 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +46 212 £55,000 - 33
London +37 101 £60,000 -11.11% 13
South East +1 38 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Berkshire +21 22 £50,000 -16.66% 5
South West -1 17 £50,000 +11.11% 4
City of London +52 16 £55,000 -18.51% 5
North West +38 16 £62,500 +11.11%
West Midlands -22 15 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Manchester +24 13 £58,750 +6.81%
Yorkshire -1 13 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Reading +21 12 £52,500 -8.69% 3
Gloucestershire +13 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Birmingham -8 11 £46,250 +12.12%
East of England +13 10 £43,000 -21.81%
Cheltenham +6 10 £60,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +1 10 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Leeds -2 10 £46,000 +2.22%
Surrey - 6 £67,500 -
West Sussex - 5 £52,500 -
Crawley - 5 £52,500 -
Cambridge +4 4 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £43,000 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £41,000 -9.89% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £56,000 -
Milton Keynes +18 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Hertfordshire +16 2 £40,000 -30.43%
East Midlands +9 2 £50,000 - 1
Maidenhead +9 2 - -
Wiltshire -6 2 £60,000 - 1

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 192 (46.60%) Information Security
2 157 (38.11%) Firewall
3 128 (31.07%) CISSP
4 115 (27.91%) Windows
5 110 (26.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 90 (21.84%) Network Security
7 82 (19.90%) Penetration Testing
8 77 (18.69%) CISM
9 76 (18.45%) Cybersecurity
10 75 (18.20%) SIEM
11 71 (17.23%) Linux
12 66 (16.02%) ITIL
13 64 (15.53%) Finance
13 64 (15.53%) PCI DSS
14 62 (15.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 56 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
16 53 (12.86%) CheckPoint
16 53 (12.86%) Cisco
16 53 (12.86%) Risk Management
17 50 (12.14%) Management Information System
17 50 (12.14%) Unix
18 49 (11.89%) Security Operations
19 48 (11.65%) Data Protection
20 46 (11.17%) Security Management
21 42 (10.19%) Legal
21 42 (10.19%) Java
22 39 (9.47%) CEH
23 38 (9.22%) Degree
23 38 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (8.98%) Windows Server

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 8 (1.94%) Node.js
2 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.24%) IIS
3 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (0.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.52%) SaaS
2 26 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 157 (38.11%) Firewall
2 90 (21.84%) Network Security
3 37 (8.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 33 (8.01%) TCP/IP
5 24 (5.83%) MPLS
6 23 (5.58%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (5.58%) DNS
7 22 (5.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (5.10%) WAN
9 20 (4.85%) LAN
10 15 (3.64%) DHCP
10 15 (3.64%) VLAN
11 13 (3.16%) BGP
11 13 (3.16%) Wireshark
12 12 (2.91%) EIGRP
12 12 (2.91%) IPsec
13 11 (2.67%) HSRP
13 11 (2.67%) OSPF
13 11 (2.67%) SNMP
14 9 (2.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.16%) RDBMS
1 13 (3.16%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Axure RP
1 8 (1.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.24%) AppScan
2 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (15.53%) Finance
2 42 (10.19%) Legal
3 30 (7.28%) Banking
4 27 (6.55%) Retail
5 17 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.91%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.91%) Marketing
7 8 (1.94%) Law
8 7 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.46%) Billing
10 4 (0.97%) Electronics
11 3 (0.73%) Advertising
12 2 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.49%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.83%) .NET
2 12 (2.91%) Regular Expression
2 12 (2.91%) Spring
2 12 (2.91%) Struts
3 8 (1.94%) AngularJS
3 8 (1.94%) CSS
3 8 (1.94%) HTML
4 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.21%) Web Services
5 3 (0.73%) J2EE
6 2 (0.49%) JNI
7 1 (0.24%) Ajax
7 1 (0.24%) JSP
7 1 (0.24%) Middleware
7 1 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.14%) Management Information System
2 38 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.10%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (4.13%) Fintech
5 16 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (3.64%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.43%) Social Media
8 9 (2.18%) PKI
8 9 (2.18%) User Experience
9 8 (1.94%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.94%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.94%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.70%) Cyber Attack
11 6 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.21%) SCADA
13 4 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.97%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 115 (27.91%) Windows
2 71 (17.23%) Linux
3 50 (12.14%) Unix
4 37 (8.98%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.91%) Android
6 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.73%) Solaris
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (46.60%) Information Security
2 82 (19.90%) Penetration Testing
3 76 (18.45%) Cybersecurity
4 75 (18.20%) SIEM
5 66 (16.02%) ITIL
6 62 (15.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 53 (12.86%) Risk Management
8 49 (11.89%) Security Operations
9 48 (11.65%) Data Protection
10 46 (11.17%) Security Management
11 35 (8.50%) Security Testing
12 32 (7.77%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (7.52%) Information Security Management
13 31 (7.52%) OWASP
14 28 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (6.55%) Information Governance
15 27 (6.55%) Risk Analysis
15 27 (6.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 26 (6.31%) Risk Assessment
16 26 (6.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.19%) Java
2 30 (7.28%) C
3 18 (4.37%) C#
3 18 (4.37%) Python
4 15 (3.64%) C++
5 9 (2.18%) SQL
6 8 (1.94%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.46%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.49%) Korn
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) VB
10 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.24%) Perl
10 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (31.07%) CISSP
2 77 (18.69%) CISM
3 56 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (9.47%) CEH
5 38 (9.22%) Degree
6 37 (8.98%) Security Cleared
7 34 (8.25%) SC Cleared
8 32 (7.77%) CCNA
9 29 (7.04%) CISA
10 26 (6.31%) SANS
11 24 (5.83%) CCNP
12 21 (5.10%) CCSE
12 21 (5.10%) DV Cleared
13 20 (4.85%) CCIE
14 16 (3.88%) CREST Certified
15 12 (2.91%) CCSA
15 12 (2.91%) GIAC
16 11 (2.67%) GCIH
17 8 (1.94%) ISSAP
18 7 (1.70%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (26.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (15.53%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.85%) COBIT
4 10 (2.43%) HIPAA
5 7 (1.70%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.97%) QA
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (6.31%) Xen
2 24 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.91%) Snort
5 8 (1.94%) vCloud
6 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.37%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.94%) Nessus
3 6 (1.46%) Nmap
4 3 (0.73%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.49%) Control-M
5 2 (0.49%) EnCase
5 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.24%) MIIS
6 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 53 (12.86%) CheckPoint
1 53 (12.86%) Cisco
2 30 (7.28%) Intel Security
3 28 (6.80%) Juniper
4 27 (6.55%) F5
5 18 (4.37%) VMware
6 14 (3.40%) WorldPay
7 13 (3.16%) Fortinet
8 12 (2.91%) Citrix
9 11 (2.67%) Forcepoint
9 11 (2.67%) HP
10 10 (2.43%) Qualys
11 8 (1.94%) Adobe
11 8 (1.94%) Dell
11 8 (1.94%) Radware
11 8 (1.94%) SonicWALL
11 8 (1.94%) Symantec
12 7 (1.70%) ArcSight
12 7 (1.70%) Blue Coat
12 7 (1.70%) Microsoft
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