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 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 665 761 773
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 215 201 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 172 139 171
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
86471 102103 109760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.56% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71855 85111 90926
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +82 207 £55,000 +10.00% 9
London +80 71 £67,500 +8.00% 4
South East +67 47 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +8 31 £50,000 +14.28%
Berkshire +48 29 £46,000 -19.29%
Yorkshire +29 20 £50,000 -
North West -22 16 £44,000 -25.10%
Reading +49 15 £44,000 +10.00%
North Yorkshire - 15 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 13 £30,000 -
South West +14 12 £57,500 +15.00% 1
City of London +17 10 £67,500 +8.00% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 10 £30,000 -
Birmingham 0 9 £52,500 +20.00%
Manchester -28 8 £44,000 -25.10%
Knaresborough - 8 £57,500 -
Wiltshire +25 7 £60,000 +48.14%
Oxfordshire +33 6 £35,000 -13.58%
Surrey +31 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Coventry - 6 £47,500 -
Maidenhead -5 5 £75,000 +42.85%
York - 5 £37,500 -
Scotland +25 4 £41,500 +22.05% 1
West Yorkshire +17 4 £45,000 -10.00%
Milton Keynes +17 3 £46,500 -
Bristol +9 3 £44,000 -12.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £46,500 -
East of England -22 3 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £35,000 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 272 (57.02%) Information Security
2 155 (32.49%) Cybersecurity
3 154 (32.29%) Firewall
4 150 (31.45%) CISSP
5 115 (24.11%) Penetration Testing
6 114 (23.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 102 (21.38%) PCI DSS
8 101 (21.17%) Network Security
8 101 (21.17%) CISM
9 95 (19.92%) Finance
10 93 (19.50%) SIEM
11 83 (17.40%) Risk Management
12 78 (16.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 74 (15.51%) Windows
14 67 (14.05%) ITIL
15 65 (13.63%) CISA
16 64 (13.42%) Data Protection
17 61 (12.79%) Risk Assessment
18 58 (12.16%) Microsoft
19 57 (11.95%) Linux
20 56 (11.74%) Security Operations
21 54 (11.32%) Management Information System
22 53 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
23 51 (10.69%) Security Management
23 51 (10.69%) TCP/IP
23 51 (10.69%) VPN
24 48 (10.06%) Active Directory
25 47 (9.85%) Cisco
25 47 (9.85%) Unix
26 46 (9.64%) CEH

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 11 (2.31%) IIS
1 11 (2.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.63%) Apache
2 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (4.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) SAP GRC
2 7 (1.47%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.45%) IaaS
2 8 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.26%) SaaS
4 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.63%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (32.29%) Firewall
2 101 (21.17%) Network Security
3 53 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 51 (10.69%) TCP/IP
4 51 (10.69%) VPN
5 35 (7.34%) VLAN
5 35 (7.34%) WAN
6 33 (6.92%) DNS
7 32 (6.71%) Internet
8 25 (5.24%) Wireless
9 24 (5.03%) DHCP
10 22 (4.61%) SSL
11 19 (3.98%) LAN
12 16 (3.35%) WLAN
13 12 (2.52%) Wireshark
14 10 (2.10%) HTTP
14 10 (2.10%) MPLS
15 9 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.73%) Big Data
2 5 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.63%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.42%) MySQL
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.68%) AppScan
2 6 (1.26%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.05%) Metasploit
General
1 95 (19.92%) Finance
2 46 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.03%) Retail
4 21 (4.40%) Banking
5 14 (2.94%) Legal
6 9 (1.89%) Law
7 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.05%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.10%) Middleware
2 7 (1.47%) .NET
2 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 7 (1.47%) Node.js
3 6 (1.26%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
4 4 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.63%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (0.63%) OpenDaylight
6 2 (0.42%) OAuth
6 2 (0.42%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.42%) SAML
7 1 (0.21%) OpenID
7 1 (0.21%) SOAP
7 1 (0.21%) Web Services
7 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.08%) PKI
3 28 (5.87%) Cyber Attack
4 19 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (3.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.94%) NHS
8 13 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.73%) Cryptography
8 13 (2.73%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.89%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.26%) Online Banking
12 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.05%) PMI
13 4 (0.84%) Fintech
13 4 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.51%) Windows
2 57 (11.95%) Linux
3 47 (9.85%) Unix
4 19 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.26%) AIX
6 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.63%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Android
8 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (57.02%) Information Security
2 155 (32.49%) Cybersecurity
3 115 (24.11%) Penetration Testing
4 93 (19.50%) SIEM
5 83 (17.40%) Risk Management
6 78 (16.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 67 (14.05%) ITIL
8 64 (13.42%) Data Protection
9 61 (12.79%) Risk Assessment
10 56 (11.74%) Security Operations
11 51 (10.69%) Security Management
12 39 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (7.97%) TOGAF
14 35 (7.34%) Data Loss Prevention
14 35 (7.34%) Security Architecture
14 35 (7.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 35 (7.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 30 (6.29%) Threat Detection
16 29 (6.08%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.94%) Java
1 14 (2.94%) SQL
2 9 (1.89%) C
2 9 (1.89%) PHP
3 8 (1.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.26%) C++
4 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.84%) Python
6 3 (0.63%) Erlang
6 3 (0.63%) Go
6 3 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (31.45%) CISSP
2 101 (21.17%) CISM
3 65 (13.63%) CISA
4 46 (9.64%) CEH
5 44 (9.22%) Security Cleared
6 43 (9.01%) Degree
7 33 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (6.92%) SANS
8 31 (6.50%) SC Cleared
9 28 (5.87%) CCNP
10 22 (4.61%) DV Cleared
11 18 (3.77%) GIAC
12 14 (2.94%) ISSAP
13 11 (2.31%) CCNA
13 11 (2.31%) CRISC
14 7 (1.47%) CREST Certified
14 7 (1.47%) IISP
15 6 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (1.26%) Security+ Certification
16 5 (1.05%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (23.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (21.38%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.94%) GPG13
4 9 (1.89%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.05%) COBIT
6 3 (0.63%) SLA
6 3 (0.63%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.42%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 48 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) Firmware
4 3 (0.63%) Ceph
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) NFS
5 2 (0.42%) Xen
6 1 (0.21%) Snort
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (4.82%) Nessus
2 8 (1.68%) RSA Archer
3 6 (1.26%) HP Fortify
4 3 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.63%) WSUS
5 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.42%) Nmap
5 2 (0.42%) SCCM
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.21%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.21%) Proventia
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
6 1 (0.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 58 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.85%) Cisco
3 32 (6.71%) ArcSight
4 27 (5.66%) CheckPoint
5 19 (3.98%) Juniper
6 18 (3.77%) Intel Security
6 18 (3.77%) Qualys
7 17 (3.56%) Blue Coat
8 16 (3.35%) VMware
9 13 (2.73%) F5
9 13 (2.73%) SAP
9 13 (2.73%) Splunk
9 13 (2.73%) Symantec
10 11 (2.31%) Computacenter
11 10 (2.10%) Citrix
12 8 (1.68%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.47%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.26%) HP
14 6 (1.26%) Veracode
15 5 (1.05%) IBM
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Meraki Talent Ltd
Salary: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £40000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago