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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 703 716 680
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 190 216 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 141 187 130
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 169 £50,000 -9.09% 16
London +15 60 £70,000 +16.66% 6
South East 0 32 £50,000 +11.11% 5
City of London +46 29 £75,000 +25.00%
Berkshire +24 22 £56,250 +2.27% 2
Yorkshire +7 22 £45,000 -12.19% 4
Leeds +34 21 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Yorkshire +24 21 £45,000 -14.28% 3
East Midlands +17 19 £50,000 +17.64%
Scotland +13 16 £58,750 +19.89%
Northamptonshire +12 14 £50,000 +17.64%
Northampton +10 12 £47,500 +16.56%
Edinburgh +3 12 £60,000 +22.32%
West Midlands -30 12 £45,000 -25.00%
Birmingham -3 11 £45,000 -2.70%
East of England +6 10 £43,500 +14.77%
Maidenhead - 10 £58,750 -
South West -10 8 £42,250 -19.52%
Suffolk - 7 £42,500 -
Ipswich - 7 £42,500 -
Kent +6 6 £42,250 -6.11%
Newbury - 5 £65,000 - 2
Wiltshire -3 4 £46,000 -27.55%
Bristol -11 4 £33,750 -35.71%
North West -11 4 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Stirling - 4 £45,000 -
Swindon +11 3 £46,000 -27.55%
Reading +7 3 £55,000 -
West Malling - 3 £42,500 -
Manchester +2 2 - -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 180 (44.67%) Firewall
2 175 (43.42%) Information Security
3 136 (33.75%) CISSP
4 131 (32.51%) Network Security
5 118 (29.28%) Finance
6 96 (23.82%) Cisco
7 88 (21.84%) SIEM
8 83 (20.60%) CheckPoint
9 73 (18.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 68 (16.87%) Cyber Security
11 65 (16.13%) ITIL
12 63 (15.63%) PCI DSS
12 63 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
13 61 (15.14%) Cisco Certification
14 56 (13.90%) Java
15 54 (13.40%) Degree
15 54 (13.40%) Security Architecture
16 50 (12.41%) Data Centre
16 50 (12.41%) Management Information System
17 49 (12.16%) E-Commerce
17 49 (12.16%) Security Testing
18 47 (11.66%) CCNP
18 47 (11.66%) Penetration Testing
19 46 (11.41%) CISM
20 45 (11.17%) Project Management
20 45 (11.17%) CCSE
21 44 (10.92%) TCP/IP
21 44 (10.92%) Windows
22 43 (10.67%) Linux
23 42 (10.42%) Banking

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (1.49%) JBoss
1 6 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (3.47%) MS Office
2 12 (2.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.50%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) PaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 180 (44.67%) Firewall
2 131 (32.51%) Network Security
3 44 (10.92%) TCP/IP
4 41 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 36 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 24 (5.96%) WAN
8 19 (4.71%) DNS
8 19 (4.71%) LAN
9 18 (4.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (3.97%) BGP
11 15 (3.72%) DHCP
11 15 (3.72%) VPN
12 13 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (2.98%) DMVPN
13 12 (2.98%) MPLS
14 10 (2.48%) EIGRP
15 8 (1.99%) Internet
15 8 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.71%) RDBMS
1 19 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.74%) Big Data
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Metasploit
General
1 118 (29.28%) Finance
2 42 (10.42%) Banking
3 19 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.47%) Financial Institution
4 14 (3.47%) Retail
5 11 (2.73%) Marketing
6 10 (2.48%) Legal
7 8 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.99%) Electronics
8 6 (1.49%) Law
9 4 (0.99%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.68%) .NET
2 26 (6.45%) Web Services
3 20 (4.96%) Spring
3 20 (4.96%) Struts
4 8 (1.99%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.49%) XML
5 6 (1.49%) SOAP
5 6 (1.49%) SAML
5 6 (1.49%) OAuth
6 4 (0.99%) REST
6 4 (0.99%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.74%) OpenID
7 3 (0.74%) WSDL
8 2 (0.50%) HTML
8 2 (0.50%) CSS
8 2 (0.50%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.25%) Dalvik
9 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.25%) J2EE
9 1 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 50 (12.41%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.46%) PKI
4 21 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.73%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.99%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.99%) DTV
8 8 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.99%) RMADS
9 7 (1.74%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.74%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) CESG
12 2 (0.50%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.92%) Windows
2 43 (10.67%) Linux
3 36 (8.93%) UNIX
4 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.74%) CentOS
4 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (43.42%) Information Security
2 88 (21.84%) SIEM
3 68 (16.87%) Cyber Security
4 65 (16.13%) ITIL
5 54 (13.40%) Security Architecture
6 49 (12.16%) E-Commerce
6 49 (12.16%) Security Testing
7 47 (11.66%) Penetration Testing
8 45 (11.17%) Project Management
9 42 (10.42%) Risk Management
10 39 (9.68%) Mentoring
11 35 (8.68%) OWASP
11 35 (8.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 29 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (6.95%) SDLC
14 27 (6.70%) Incident Management
14 27 (6.70%) Ethical Hacking
15 23 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
16 19 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
16 19 (4.71%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.90%) Java
2 29 (7.20%) C++
3 24 (5.96%) C#
4 21 (5.21%) Python
5 20 (4.96%) C
6 18 (4.47%) SQL
7 9 (2.23%) Perl
8 5 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 136 (33.75%) CISSP
2 61 (15.14%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (13.40%) Degree
4 47 (11.66%) CCNP
5 46 (11.41%) CISM
6 45 (11.17%) CCSE
7 35 (8.68%) CEH
7 35 (8.68%) CCNA
8 30 (7.44%) CCSA
9 27 (6.70%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (6.20%) CISA
11 19 (4.71%) SSCP
12 15 (3.72%) Security Cleared
13 14 (3.47%) SC Cleared
14 13 (3.23%) GIAC
15 10 (2.48%) CCIE
15 10 (2.48%) CISMP
16 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (1.24%) CRISC
18 4 (0.99%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (18.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.99%) QA
5 7 (1.74%) COBIT
6 2 (0.50%) MiFID
6 2 (0.50%) Basel II
6 2 (0.50%) EMIR
6 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.50%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) BS25999
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.74%) XenServer
3 3 (0.74%) vSphere
4 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (1.49%) SCCM
2 5 (1.24%) Nessus
3 4 (0.99%) Nmap
4 3 (0.74%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 96 (23.82%) Cisco
2 83 (20.60%) CheckPoint
3 26 (6.45%) F5
4 21 (5.21%) VMware
4 21 (5.21%) Blue Coat
5 20 (4.96%) Microsoft
6 15 (3.72%) Citrix
7 13 (3.23%) Splunk
8 12 (2.98%) Juniper
8 12 (2.98%) Symantec
9 10 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.23%) McAfee
10 9 (2.23%) SAP
11 8 (1.99%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.99%) Imperva
12 7 (1.74%) Sourcefire
12 7 (1.74%) Oracle
12 7 (1.74%) LogRhythm
13 6 (1.49%) Varonis
13 6 (1.49%) Google
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Company Benefits
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Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
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Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Dental, Child & Eye care, Pension
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
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