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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 714 739 730
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 183 160 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 154 126 112
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £76,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 October 2014 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 October 2014. 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 +3 173 £60,000 +20.00% 17
London +24 60 £60,000 +15.38% 7
South East +9 40 £55,000 - 6
West Midlands -17 30 £60,000 +41.17%
Staffordshire +18 27 £60,000 +20.00%
Hampshire +9 19 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +21 17 £60,000 +20.00%
City of London +19 12 £62,500 +20.19% 2
Cheshire -12 11 £65,000 +30.00%
North West -26 11 £65,000 +30.00%
South West -30 10 £43,500 -42.76% 2
Berkshire +18 9 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Scotland +1 8 £40,000 -21.56%
Yorkshire -31 8 £50,000 -1.96% 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £50,000 -
Surrey -6 6 £52,500 -12.50% 1
East of England -20 6 £55,000 +26.43% 1
York - 6 £50,000 -
Chester +12 5 £65,000 +30.00%
Reading -10 5 £67,000 +16.52%
Maidenhead - 5 £57,500 - 3
Farnborough - 5 £47,000 -
Leicestershire +12 4 £43,750 -12.50%
Bristol +5 4 £39,250 -23.03% 1
East Midlands +3 4 £43,750 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire 0 4 - -
Edinburgh -7 4 £45,000 -11.76%
Cambridge - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £43,750 -
Glasgow - 4 £40,000 -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 230 (57.93%) Information Security
2 144 (36.27%) CISSP
3 119 (29.97%) Firewall
4 104 (26.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 100 (25.19%) Network Security
6 94 (23.68%) Finance
7 73 (18.39%) Windows
8 72 (18.14%) Ethical Hacking
9 70 (17.63%) CEH
9 70 (17.63%) ITIL
10 69 (17.38%) TCP/IP
11 65 (16.37%) Risk Management
12 64 (16.12%) Management Information System
13 63 (15.87%) Cisco
14 58 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
14 58 (14.61%) Cyber Security
15 55 (13.85%) Linux
16 52 (13.10%) Microsoft
17 48 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (12.09%) Security Management
18 46 (11.59%) ISMS
19 43 (10.83%) Degree
19 43 (10.83%) CISM
19 43 (10.83%) CCNP
19 43 (10.83%) .NET
20 41 (10.33%) SIEM
21 38 (9.57%) PCI DSS
22 37 (9.32%) Law
22 37 (9.32%) ASP.NET
23 36 (9.07%) Banking

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 19 (4.79%) IIS
2 17 (4.28%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.76%) MS Project
2 3 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.02%) assyst
2 6 (1.51%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (29.97%) Firewall
2 100 (25.19%) Network Security
3 69 (17.38%) TCP/IP
4 34 (8.56%) DHCP
4 34 (8.56%) DNS
5 32 (8.06%) Internet
5 32 (8.06%) VPN
6 28 (7.05%) LAN
7 27 (6.80%) WAN
8 19 (4.79%) BGP
9 17 (4.28%) Wireless
10 16 (4.03%) Wireshark
11 15 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (3.78%) OSPF
12 14 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (3.27%) Intranet
14 12 (3.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (3.02%) SNMP
15 11 (2.77%) DMVPN
15 11 (2.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.52%) MySQL
3 5 (1.26%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.25%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) RequisitePro
General
1 94 (23.68%) Finance
2 37 (9.32%) Law
3 36 (9.07%) Banking
4 33 (8.31%) Legal
5 17 (4.28%) Games
6 11 (2.77%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.76%) Advertising
9 6 (1.51%) Retail
10 5 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.01%) Marketing
12 3 (0.76%) Publishing
12 3 (0.76%) Electronics
13 2 (0.50%) German Language
14 1 (0.25%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.25%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.83%) .NET
2 37 (9.32%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.52%) LAMP
4 4 (1.01%) Web Services
5 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.25%) OAuth
6 1 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.25%) SAML
6 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.12%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.54%) PKI
3 19 (4.79%) CESG
4 18 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.02%) Cryptography
6 10 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.52%) Clustering
6 10 (2.52%) Online Games
7 9 (2.27%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.76%) Statistics
9 6 (1.51%) Open Source
9 6 (1.51%) Kindle
10 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.76%) GIS
12 3 (0.76%) Tandem
13 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.50%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 73 (18.39%) Windows
2 55 (13.85%) Linux
3 23 (5.79%) UNIX
4 21 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.79%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.77%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.02%) AIX
8 8 (2.02%) Solaris
9 7 (1.76%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) zOS
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (57.93%) Information Security
2 72 (18.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 70 (17.63%) ITIL
4 65 (16.37%) Risk Management
5 58 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
5 58 (14.61%) Cyber Security
6 48 (12.09%) Security Management
7 46 (11.59%) ISMS
8 41 (10.33%) SIEM
9 33 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (7.05%) OWASP
10 28 (7.05%) Security Testing
11 27 (6.80%) Business Continuity
12 26 (6.55%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (6.05%) Mentoring
14 22 (5.54%) Load Balancing
14 22 (5.54%) Information Security Management
15 21 (5.29%) Data Protection
16 19 (4.79%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (4.53%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.56%) SQL
2 16 (4.03%) C
3 14 (3.53%) Python
4 13 (3.27%) Java
5 11 (2.77%) C++
6 6 (1.51%) Perl
6 6 (1.51%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.26%) C#
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.25%) VBScript
9 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (36.27%) CISSP
2 70 (17.63%) CEH
3 48 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (10.83%) CCNP
4 43 (10.83%) CISM
4 43 (10.83%) Degree
5 35 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 29 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (7.05%) GIAC
8 27 (6.80%) MCSE
9 23 (5.79%) CCNA
10 22 (5.54%) SC Cleared
11 20 (5.04%) CISA
12 15 (3.78%) CCSE
13 11 (2.77%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.51%) CSSLP
14 6 (1.51%) SSCP
14 6 (1.51%) CCIP
15 5 (1.26%) CCSP
15 5 (1.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (26.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (9.57%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.27%) COBIT
4 7 (1.76%) QA
4 7 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.51%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.51%) COSO
6 5 (1.26%) SLA
7 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 28 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.03%) Nmap
4 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.76%) MetaFrame
5 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.76%) XenApp
6 2 (0.50%) Snort
7 1 (0.25%) RACF
7 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (3.02%) Nessus
2 11 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.50%) WSUS
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) RANCID
4 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 63 (15.87%) Cisco
2 52 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.56%) CheckPoint
4 29 (7.30%) VMware
5 16 (4.03%) F5
6 15 (3.78%) Blue Coat
6 15 (3.78%) Imperva
6 15 (3.78%) Citrix
7 13 (3.27%) Oracle
7 13 (3.27%) Symantec
8 12 (3.02%) McAfee
9 10 (2.52%) Juniper
9 10 (2.52%) Infoblox
10 9 (2.27%) SAP
11 8 (2.02%) Varonis
12 7 (1.76%) ArcSight
12 7 (1.76%) Mitel
12 7 (1.76%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.51%) NetIQ
14 5 (1.26%) Red Hat
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