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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 734 707 688
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 159 201 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 128 173 127
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.50% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -28 144 £50,000 -16.66% 16
London -17 52 £70,000 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +26 30 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Leeds +38 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Yorkshire +27 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East +10 24 £50,000 -9.09% 3
City of London +34 16 £77,500 +29.16%
Berkshire +24 15 £61,250 +48.48%
East Midlands +7 14 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Scotland -2 14 £68,000 +70.00%
Edinburgh -2 11 £68,000 +38.63%
Northamptonshire +13 10 £50,000 +17.64% 1
South West -17 9 £35,000 -39.65% 2
Northampton +3 8 £48,750 +19.63% 1
Kent +4 6 £42,250 -11.05%
East of England -6 6 £55,000 +45.11% 3
Maidenhead - 6 - -
North West +5 5 £67,500 +39.17% 2
Bristol -15 5 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Newbury - 5 £65,000 -
Wiltshire +1 4 £52,000 -18.11% 1
Hertfordshire -7 4 £67,500 +35.00% 1
West Midlands -27 3 £40,000 -33.33%
West Malling - 3 £42,500 -
Birmingham +7 2 - -
Cheshire +5 2 £67,500 +48.35% 2
Manchester +2 2 - -
Slough -3 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 £77,500 -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 172 (45.74%) Information Security
2 150 (39.89%) Firewall
3 126 (33.51%) CISSP
4 118 (31.38%) Finance
5 111 (29.52%) Network Security
6 80 (21.28%) Cisco
7 79 (21.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 74 (19.68%) SIEM
9 71 (18.88%) CheckPoint
10 69 (18.35%) Cyber Security
10 69 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
11 59 (15.69%) PCI DSS
12 58 (15.43%) ITIL
13 55 (14.63%) Java
14 50 (13.30%) Windows
14 50 (13.30%) Management Information System
15 48 (12.77%) Data Centre
16 47 (12.50%) Degree
16 47 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 46 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
18 45 (11.97%) E-Commerce
19 44 (11.70%) CEH
19 44 (11.70%) Risk Management
20 43 (11.44%) Banking
20 43 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
20 43 (11.44%) Security Architecture
21 41 (10.90%) CISM
22 40 (10.64%) Project Management
22 40 (10.64%) Security Testing
23 38 (10.11%) CCSE

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.86%) JBoss
2 7 (1.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.27%) IIS
4 1 (0.27%) Drupal
4 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.06%) PaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.53%) IaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (39.89%) Firewall
2 111 (29.52%) Network Security
3 47 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 37 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 28 (7.45%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (7.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (5.32%) DNS
8 17 (4.52%) Cisco PIX
9 16 (4.26%) VPN
9 16 (4.26%) DHCP
10 11 (2.93%) LAN
10 11 (2.93%) Internet
10 11 (2.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (2.39%) WAN
12 7 (1.86%) VoIP
13 6 (1.60%) Junos
13 6 (1.60%) MPLS
13 6 (1.60%) VLAN
13 6 (1.60%) Wireless
14 5 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.32%) RDBMS
1 20 (5.32%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.06%) Big Data
4 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.27%) MySQL
5 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.33%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Hudson
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) Trac
General
1 118 (31.38%) Finance
2 43 (11.44%) Banking
3 21 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.79%) Retail
5 15 (3.99%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.19%) Marketing
7 11 (2.93%) Legal
8 8 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.13%) Electronics
9 6 (1.60%) Law
10 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Games
12 2 (0.53%) Advertising
12 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.84%) .NET
2 28 (7.45%) Web Services
3 20 (5.32%) Struts
3 20 (5.32%) Spring
4 6 (1.60%) SAML
4 6 (1.60%) SOAP
4 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.60%) OAuth
4 6 (1.60%) LAMP
5 5 (1.33%) XML
6 4 (1.06%) JNI
6 4 (1.06%) Dalvik
6 4 (1.06%) REST
7 3 (0.80%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.80%) OpenID
7 3 (0.80%) WSDL
8 2 (0.53%) HTML
8 2 (0.53%) CSS
8 2 (0.53%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (13.30%) Management Information System
3 48 (12.77%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.32%) PKI
5 17 (4.52%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.46%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.93%) Mainframe
8 10 (2.66%) Cryptography
9 9 (2.39%) RMADS
10 8 (2.13%) DTV
11 5 (1.33%) CESG
11 5 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.06%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.53%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.53%) Online Banking
14 2 (0.53%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.30%) Windows
2 36 (9.57%) Linux
3 35 (9.31%) UNIX
4 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.06%) CentOS
5 4 (1.06%) Android
6 2 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (45.74%) Information Security
2 74 (19.68%) SIEM
3 69 (18.35%) Cyber Security
4 58 (15.43%) ITIL
5 46 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
6 45 (11.97%) E-Commerce
7 44 (11.70%) Risk Management
8 43 (11.44%) Security Architecture
9 40 (10.64%) Project Management
9 40 (10.64%) Security Testing
10 34 (9.04%) OWASP
10 34 (9.04%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
12 27 (7.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (6.12%) SDLC
15 19 (5.05%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (5.05%) Open Source
15 19 (5.05%) Ethical Hacking
15 19 (5.05%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.63%) Java
2 25 (6.65%) C++
3 21 (5.59%) Python
4 20 (5.32%) C
4 20 (5.32%) C#
5 18 (4.79%) SQL
6 11 (2.93%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.66%) Perl
8 6 (1.60%) PHP
9 4 (1.06%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.06%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (33.51%) CISSP
2 47 (12.50%) Degree
3 44 (11.70%) CEH
4 43 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (10.90%) CISM
6 38 (10.11%) CCSE
7 32 (8.51%) CCNA
8 30 (7.98%) CCNP
9 28 (7.45%) CISA
9 28 (7.45%) CCSA
10 26 (6.91%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (4.79%) SSCP
12 16 (4.26%) GIAC
13 13 (3.46%) CISMP
13 13 (3.46%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.46%) Security Cleared
14 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (2.66%) CCIE
15 8 (2.13%) MCSE
16 6 (1.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (21.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (15.69%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.60%) QA
5 5 (1.33%) COBIT
6 2 (0.53%) MiFID
6 2 (0.53%) Basel II
6 2 (0.53%) EMIR
6 2 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.53%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) BS25999
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) GPFS
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (1.86%) Nessus
2 6 (1.60%) Nmap
2 6 (1.60%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (1.33%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (1.06%) SCCM
5 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 80 (21.28%) Cisco
2 71 (18.88%) CheckPoint
3 20 (5.32%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.05%) F5
5 14 (3.72%) Blue Coat
6 13 (3.46%) Symantec
6 13 (3.46%) McAfee
7 11 (2.93%) Splunk
8 10 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.39%) Oracle
9 9 (2.39%) SAP
10 8 (2.13%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.86%) Juniper
12 6 (1.60%) Sourcefire
12 6 (1.60%) IronPort
12 6 (1.60%) Varonis
13 5 (1.33%) Rapid7
13 5 (1.33%) Acunetix
13 5 (1.33%) Tripwire
13 5 (1.33%) VMware
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