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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 696 690 713
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 205 184 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 177 125 121
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -24 181 £60,000 +20.00% 10
London +30 83 £60,000 +13.20% 3
South East -20 30 £52,500 +3.96% 2
West Midlands -25 25 £60,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -4 23 £60,000 +18.81% 1
Staffordshire +4 19 £60,000 +20.00%
Scotland -4 18 £40,000 -21.56%
Yorkshire -33 15 £50,000 -1.96%
East of England - 11 £37,900 -
Stoke-on-Trent +12 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Glasgow - 10 £40,000 -
Southampton - 9 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -6 8 £49,050 -3.82%
City of London -8 7 £60,000 +15.38% 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £50,000 -
East Midlands -20 6 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Birmingham -21 6 £37,500 -16.66%
Basingstoke -1 5 £60,000 -4.00% 1
West Yorkshire -35 5 £50,000 -1.96%
Norfolk - 5 £37,900 -
Norwich - 5 £37,900 -
York - 5 £50,000 -
South West -24 4 £58,000 +22.75% 3
Kent - 4 £47,500 -
Wales +2 3 £40,000 +18.51%
South Wales +2 3 £40,000 +18.51%
Leicestershire -4 3 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Cardiff -8 3 £40,000 +18.51%
North West -34 3 £48,500 +7.77%
Leeds - 3 £50,000 -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 214 (56.46%) Information Security
2 143 (37.73%) CISSP
3 103 (27.18%) Network Security
4 101 (26.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 100 (26.39%) Firewall
6 85 (22.43%) Finance
7 70 (18.47%) CEH
8 69 (18.21%) Management Information System
9 68 (17.94%) ITIL
10 66 (17.41%) Ethical Hacking
11 65 (17.15%) TCP/IP
12 62 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
13 61 (16.09%) Windows
14 59 (15.57%) Microsoft
15 57 (15.04%) CISM
16 54 (14.25%) Cyber Security
17 49 (12.93%) Linux
17 49 (12.93%) .NET
17 49 (12.93%) Risk Management
18 46 (12.14%) Cisco
18 46 (12.14%) Vulnerability Management
19 44 (11.61%) SIEM
20 43 (11.35%) Security Cleared
21 42 (11.08%) CheckPoint
22 41 (10.82%) Security Management
23 40 (10.55%) ASP.NET
23 40 (10.55%) PCI DSS
24 39 (10.29%) ISMS
25 38 (10.03%) Degree
26 37 (9.76%) Active Directory

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (4.75%) IIS
2 17 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 24 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.17%) assyst
2 6 (1.58%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 103 (27.18%) Network Security
2 100 (26.39%) Firewall
3 65 (17.15%) TCP/IP
4 34 (8.97%) Internet
5 30 (7.92%) VPN
6 29 (7.65%) DHCP
7 27 (7.12%) DNS
8 25 (6.60%) Wireshark
9 20 (5.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (4.75%) Wireless
11 17 (4.49%) LAN
11 17 (4.49%) WAN
12 16 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (3.69%) OSPF
13 14 (3.69%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (3.43%) Intranet
15 12 (3.17%) BGP
16 11 (2.90%) SSL
17 10 (2.64%) BIG-IP
17 10 (2.64%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.64%) MySQL
3 5 (1.32%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.06%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) RequisitePro
General
1 85 (22.43%) Finance
2 35 (9.23%) Law
2 35 (9.23%) Banking
3 28 (7.39%) Legal
4 23 (6.07%) Games
5 21 (5.54%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.17%) Retail
7 9 (2.37%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.58%) Advertising
9 5 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.06%) Electronics
11 3 (0.79%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.93%) .NET
2 40 (10.55%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.64%) LAMP
4 4 (1.06%) XML
5 2 (0.53%) Web Services
6 1 (0.26%) SAML
6 1 (0.26%) OAuth
6 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.21%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.01%) PKI
3 16 (4.22%) Online Games
4 15 (3.96%) CESG
5 10 (2.64%) Cryptography
5 10 (2.64%) Clustering
5 10 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.11%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.85%) Statistics
9 6 (1.58%) Kindle
10 5 (1.32%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.06%) EFT
12 3 (0.79%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.79%) Open Source
13 2 (0.53%) RMADS
13 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.53%) FMCG
14 1 (0.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.09%) Windows
2 49 (12.93%) Linux
3 24 (6.33%) UNIX
4 14 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.43%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.06%) AIX
7 4 (1.06%) Solaris
7 4 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) zOS
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (56.46%) Information Security
2 68 (17.94%) ITIL
3 66 (17.41%) Ethical Hacking
4 62 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
5 54 (14.25%) Cyber Security
6 49 (12.93%) Risk Management
7 46 (12.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 44 (11.61%) SIEM
9 41 (10.82%) Security Management
10 39 (10.29%) ISMS
11 35 (9.23%) Security Testing
12 29 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (6.07%) Business Continuity
14 22 (5.80%) Information Security Management
14 22 (5.80%) Data Protection
14 22 (5.80%) Business Development
15 21 (5.54%) OWASP
15 21 (5.54%) Incident Management
16 19 (5.01%) Web Development
17 18 (4.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.23%) SQL
2 17 (4.49%) Java
3 16 (4.22%) C
4 15 (3.96%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.90%) Python
6 10 (2.64%) C++
7 9 (2.37%) Perl
8 2 (0.53%) PHP
8 2 (0.53%) C#
8 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 143 (37.73%) CISSP
2 70 (18.47%) CEH
3 57 (15.04%) CISM
4 43 (11.35%) Security Cleared
5 38 (10.03%) Degree
6 37 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (8.97%) SC Cleared
8 32 (8.44%) CCNP
9 29 (7.65%) MCSE
9 29 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (6.33%) CISA
11 23 (6.07%) GIAC
12 21 (5.54%) CCNA
13 15 (3.96%) CCSE
14 12 (3.17%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.11%) CSSLP
16 7 (1.85%) GPEN
16 7 (1.85%) OSCP
16 7 (1.85%) SSCP
16 7 (1.85%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (26.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (10.55%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.01%) COBIT
4 7 (1.85%) COSO
4 7 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.58%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.58%) SLA
5 6 (1.58%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) BS25999
6 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.96%) Snort
3 15 (3.96%) Nmap
4 4 (1.06%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.53%) XenServer
6 1 (0.26%) RACF
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (6.33%) Nessus
1 24 (6.33%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (3.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.14%) Cisco
3 42 (11.08%) CheckPoint
4 33 (8.71%) Blue Coat
5 26 (6.86%) Symantec
5 26 (6.86%) VMware
6 25 (6.60%) McAfee
7 21 (5.54%) Juniper
8 17 (4.49%) Qualys
9 16 (4.22%) Splunk
9 16 (4.22%) Websense
10 15 (3.96%) IronPort
10 15 (3.96%) Lumension
10 15 (3.96%) Becrypt
10 15 (3.96%) F5
10 15 (3.96%) LogRhythm
11 14 (3.69%) Citrix
12 11 (2.90%) Oracle
12 11 (2.90%) Imperva
13 10 (2.64%) Infoblox
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