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 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 631 782 771
Rank change year-on-year
+151 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 265 181 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 220 128 180
Median salary £58,250 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.50% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,250 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 October 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 October 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
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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 +136 249 £59,000 +18.00% 21
London +122 116 £72,500 +11.53% 7
South East +80 40 £46,500 -2.10% 2
West Midlands +4 32 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Berkshire +43 25 £55,000 +37.50%
Yorkshire +25 22 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Reading - 14 £45,000 -
East of England +18 12 £50,000 +8.10% 3
North West +5 12 £45,250 -46.76%
South West -2 12 £53,750 +34.37% 3
Birmingham - 12 £53,750 - 2
North Yorkshire - 12 £62,500 - 1
City of London +53 9 £61,000 -18.66% 2
Manchester +8 8 £46,500 -38.00%
Leeds +6 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West Yorkshire -5 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Oxfordshire +9 7 £31,000 -23.45%
York - 7 £62,500 -
Solihull - 7 £50,000 -
Swindon +13 6 £58,750 +46.87% 1
Cambridge +11 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Wiltshire +1 6 £58,750 +45.96% 1
Docklands, London - 6 £37,500 -
Wales +10 5 £37,500 -60.52%
Bedfordshire - 5 £52,500 - 2
South Wales - 5 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Oxford - 5 £31,000 -
Cardiff - 5 £37,500 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 268 (52.34%) Information Security
2 160 (31.25%) CISSP
3 151 (29.49%) Firewall
4 142 (27.73%) Cybersecurity
5 113 (22.07%) Finance
6 112 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 111 (21.68%) Penetration Testing
8 106 (20.70%) Network Security
9 102 (19.92%) CISM
10 93 (18.16%) SIEM
11 89 (17.38%) Windows
12 87 (16.99%) PCI DSS
13 78 (15.23%) ITIL
14 76 (14.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 75 (14.65%) CISA
16 74 (14.45%) Risk Management
17 68 (13.28%) Cisco
18 59 (11.52%) Data Protection
19 56 (10.94%) Linux
20 55 (10.74%) Security Operations
21 54 (10.55%) TCP/IP
21 54 (10.55%) VPN
22 53 (10.35%) CheckPoint
22 53 (10.35%) CEH
23 52 (10.16%) Active Directory
23 52 (10.16%) Security Cleared
24 51 (9.96%) Management Information System
24 51 (9.96%) Security Management
25 49 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
25 49 (9.57%) Juniper

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 9 (1.76%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.17%) IIS
4 3 (0.59%) Apache
5 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Project
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) SAP GRC
2 6 (1.17%) assyst
3 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.32%) IaaS
2 7 (1.37%) SaaS
3 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (29.49%) Firewall
2 106 (20.70%) Network Security
3 54 (10.55%) TCP/IP
3 54 (10.55%) VPN
4 47 (9.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 37 (7.23%) DNS
6 32 (6.25%) VLAN
7 29 (5.66%) DHCP
8 27 (5.27%) WAN
9 25 (4.88%) MPLS
10 24 (4.69%) SSL
11 23 (4.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (4.49%) Wireless
12 22 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (4.10%) SNMP
14 19 (3.71%) EIGRP
14 19 (3.71%) HSRP
14 19 (3.71%) Internet
15 17 (3.32%) LAN
15 17 (3.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.34%) Big Data
2 5 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.59%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.39%) MySQL
4 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (1.95%) AppScan
2 4 (0.78%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.59%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) JMeter
4 1 (0.20%) JUnit
4 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
General
1 113 (22.07%) Finance
2 36 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.52%) Banking
3 18 (3.52%) Law
4 17 (3.32%) Retail
5 16 (3.13%) Legal
6 11 (2.15%) Marketing
7 8 (1.56%) Billing
8 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.78%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (0.78%) Electronics
9 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.13%) .NET
2 13 (2.54%) Middleware
3 11 (2.15%) J2EE
4 10 (1.95%) JNI
5 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.59%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.59%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.59%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.20%) CSS
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) HTML5
7 1 (0.20%) JSP
7 1 (0.20%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth
7 1 (0.20%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.20%) SAML
7 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.96%) Management Information System
2 32 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
3 29 (5.66%) PKI
4 23 (4.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (4.10%) Data Centre
6 16 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (2.54%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.95%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.37%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.17%) PMI
13 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.98%) Fintech
13 5 (0.98%) NHS
14 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (17.38%) Windows
2 56 (10.94%) Linux
3 47 (9.18%) Unix
4 31 (6.05%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.34%) Android
6 10 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.59%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.59%) Solaris
9 2 (0.39%) AIX
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (52.34%) Information Security
2 142 (27.73%) Cybersecurity
3 111 (21.68%) Penetration Testing
4 93 (18.16%) SIEM
5 78 (15.23%) ITIL
6 76 (14.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 74 (14.45%) Risk Management
8 59 (11.52%) Data Protection
9 55 (10.74%) Security Operations
10 51 (9.96%) Security Management
11 49 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
12 43 (8.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 40 (7.81%) Ethical Hacking
13 40 (7.81%) Incident Management
13 40 (7.81%) OWASP
14 39 (7.62%) Vulnerability Management
15 38 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (7.03%) Data Loss Prevention
17 31 (6.05%) Security Testing
18 30 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.84%) Java
2 20 (3.91%) C
3 14 (2.73%) C#
3 14 (2.73%) SQL
4 11 (2.15%) Objective-C
4 11 (2.15%) PHP
5 9 (1.76%) Apple Swift
6 7 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.17%) C++
8 4 (0.78%) Python
9 3 (0.59%) Perl
9 3 (0.59%) VB
10 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 160 (31.25%) CISSP
2 102 (19.92%) CISM
3 75 (14.65%) CISA
4 53 (10.35%) CEH
5 52 (10.16%) Security Cleared
6 48 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (8.59%) Degree
8 42 (8.20%) SC Cleared
9 39 (7.62%) CCNP
10 31 (6.05%) SANS
11 26 (5.08%) DV Cleared
12 16 (3.13%) CCNA
13 15 (2.93%) GIAC
13 15 (2.93%) ISSAP
14 13 (2.54%) CRISC
15 11 (2.15%) CCSA
15 11 (2.15%) CCSE
16 8 (1.56%) CCIE
17 6 (1.17%) GCIH
17 6 (1.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (16.99%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.95%) COBIT
4 9 (1.76%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.56%) GPG13
6 7 (1.37%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.59%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.39%) SLA
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 52 (10.16%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.56%) vCloud
3 8 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Ceph
6 1 (0.20%) Snort
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (4.30%) Nessus
2 10 (1.95%) RSA Archer
3 8 (1.56%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.78%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.39%) EnCase
5 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.39%) WSUS
6 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.20%) Nmap
6 1 (0.20%) Proventia
6 1 (0.20%) QRadar
6 1 (0.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 68 (13.28%) Cisco
2 53 (10.35%) CheckPoint
3 49 (9.57%) Juniper
4 40 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 32 (6.25%) F5
5 32 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 26 (5.08%) ArcSight
7 25 (4.88%) Qualys
8 23 (4.49%) VMware
9 18 (3.52%) Citrix
10 17 (3.32%) SAP
11 16 (3.13%) Blue Coat
12 13 (2.54%) Symantec
13 11 (2.15%) Fortinet
13 11 (2.15%) Splunk
14 10 (1.95%) Computacenter
15 7 (1.37%) Forcepoint
15 7 (1.37%) HP
15 7 (1.37%) Palo Alto
16 5 (0.98%) Veracode
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Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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United Kingdom
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefit package
Posted: 10 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fife
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Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
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Perth, Perth & Kinross
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
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Edinburgh
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Mint
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car allowance, Bonus, Helathcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Swindon, England UK
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Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
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