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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 693 630 680
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 188 251 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 151 216 120
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +11.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -61 172 £52,500 - 15
London -23 60 £55,000 - 7
South East -23 36 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +6 33 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North Yorkshire +29 26 £52,500 +10.52% 1
York +33 25 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Berkshire +11 16 £63,750 +10.86%
West Midlands -40 13 £58,750 +17.50% 1
Scotland +24 11 £48,000 +6.66% 1
South West -10 11 £45,000 -2.70% 1
North West -17 11 £37,500 -37.50%
Maidenhead - 10 £70,000 -
Cheshire -1 9 £42,500 -29.16%
City of London -43 9 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Surrey - 9 £55,000 -
East of England -18 8 £60,000 +44.57% 2
Birmingham -24 7 £45,000 -
Docklands, London - 7 - -
Middlesex +12 6 £60,000 +37.14%
Leeds -1 6 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 6 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Bristol - 6 £44,500 -
South Wales -14 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Wales -17 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Edinburgh - 5 £47,500 - 1
Uxbridge - 5 £60,000 -
Warrington - 5 £37,500 -
Reading +9 4 - -
Cardiff -15 4 £36,250 +11.53%
Hampshire -16 4 £60,000 -7.69% 1

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 179 (49.45%) Information Security
2 158 (43.65%) Firewall
3 138 (38.12%) CISSP
4 114 (31.49%) Network Security
5 107 (29.56%) Cisco
6 84 (23.20%) Finance
7 74 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
8 71 (19.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 70 (19.34%) CCNP
10 69 (19.06%) Linux
11 67 (18.51%) CheckPoint
12 63 (17.40%) Windows
13 59 (16.30%) TCP/IP
14 53 (14.64%) Risk Management
14 53 (14.64%) Cyber Security
15 51 (14.09%) ITIL
16 46 (12.71%) Microsoft
16 46 (12.71%) VMware
17 45 (12.43%) DNS
17 45 (12.43%) Cisco ASA
18 44 (12.15%) CEH
19 42 (11.60%) BGP
19 42 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 41 (11.33%) Ethical Hacking
20 41 (11.33%) Penetration Testing
20 41 (11.33%) Management Information System
21 40 (11.05%) Security Management
21 40 (11.05%) Blue Coat
21 40 (11.05%) CCSE
21 40 (11.05%) Degree

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (2.21%) IIS
2 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) MS Project
4 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (43.65%) Firewall
2 114 (31.49%) Network Security
3 59 (16.30%) TCP/IP
4 45 (12.43%) DNS
4 45 (12.43%) Cisco ASA
5 42 (11.60%) BGP
6 37 (10.22%) Cisco IOS
7 36 (9.94%) OSPF
7 36 (9.94%) DHCP
8 32 (8.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 32 (8.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 31 (8.56%) BIG-IP
10 30 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (8.01%) VPN
12 25 (6.91%) Wireless
13 22 (6.08%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (5.80%) DMVPN
15 20 (5.52%) Internet
16 19 (5.25%) WAN
16 19 (5.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.10%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 84 (23.20%) Finance
2 36 (9.94%) Legal
3 27 (7.46%) Law
4 15 (4.14%) Banking
5 10 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.49%) Marketing
7 7 (1.93%) Games
8 4 (1.10%) Advertising
8 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) Retail
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
10 2 (0.55%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.12%) .NET
2 19 (5.25%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.04%) Web Services
4 8 (2.21%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.21%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.93%) SOAP
5 7 (1.93%) REST
6 6 (1.66%) XML
7 5 (1.38%) HTML
7 5 (1.38%) WCF
8 4 (1.10%) CSS
9 3 (0.83%) Middleware
10 2 (0.55%) SAML
10 2 (0.55%) OAuth
11 1 (0.28%) Dalvik
11 1 (0.28%) JNI
11 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.33%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.97%) Thin Client
3 18 (4.97%) PKI
3 18 (4.97%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.31%) Cryptography
5 11 (3.04%) GIS
6 8 (2.21%) Open Source
7 7 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.93%) CESG
8 6 (1.66%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.10%) Tandem
11 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.55%) Online Games
12 2 (0.55%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 69 (19.06%) Linux
2 63 (17.40%) Windows
3 25 (6.91%) UNIX
4 8 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.66%) AIX
6 6 (1.66%) Solaris
7 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.38%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.83%) CentOS
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (49.45%) Information Security
2 53 (14.64%) Risk Management
2 53 (14.64%) Cyber Security
3 51 (14.09%) ITIL
4 41 (11.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 41 (11.33%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (11.05%) Security Management
5 40 (11.05%) SIEM
6 37 (10.22%) Mentoring
7 31 (8.56%) ISMS
7 31 (8.56%) OWASP
7 31 (8.56%) E-Commerce
8 26 (7.18%) Project Management
9 23 (6.35%) Business Continuity
10 22 (6.08%) Risk Assessment
11 21 (5.80%) Information Security Management
11 21 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (5.80%) Security Testing
12 18 (4.97%) Security Architecture
13 17 (4.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.80%) SQL
2 17 (4.70%) Java
3 13 (3.59%) C#
4 10 (2.76%) C++
4 10 (2.76%) C
5 8 (2.21%) Python
6 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.38%) Perl
8 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (38.12%) CISSP
2 74 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (19.34%) CCNP
4 44 (12.15%) CEH
5 40 (11.05%) CCSE
5 40 (11.05%) Degree
6 33 (9.12%) Security Cleared
7 31 (8.56%) CISM
8 30 (8.29%) GIAC
9 18 (4.97%) SC Cleared
10 14 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (3.87%) CCNA
11 13 (3.59%) CISA
12 11 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (2.76%) SSCP
14 9 (2.49%) CISMP
15 7 (1.93%) CCSA
16 6 (1.66%) MCSE
16 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
17 5 (1.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (19.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.66%) QA
4 5 (1.38%) COBIT
5 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.83%) COSO
7 2 (0.55%) BS25999
System Software
1 42 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.31%) XenServer
4 5 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.10%) XenApp
5 4 (1.10%) MetaFrame
5 4 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.83%) Snort
6 3 (0.83%) Nmap
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.10%) Nessus
4 1 (0.28%) WSUS
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Cacti
4 1 (0.28%) Nagios
4 1 (0.28%) RANCID
Vendors
1 107 (29.56%) Cisco
2 67 (18.51%) CheckPoint
3 46 (12.71%) Microsoft
3 46 (12.71%) VMware
4 40 (11.05%) Blue Coat
4 40 (11.05%) F5
5 34 (9.39%) Imperva
6 32 (8.84%) Juniper
7 29 (8.01%) Infoblox
8 27 (7.46%) Citrix
9 18 (4.97%) SolarWinds
10 13 (3.59%) HP
11 11 (3.04%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.76%) Symantec
13 9 (2.49%) McAfee
14 8 (2.21%) ArcSight
15 7 (1.93%) Cyber-Ark
16 6 (1.66%) LogRhythm
16 6 (1.66%) Google
16 6 (1.66%) NetIQ
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Aimia
Salary: competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £1.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + generous bonus + excellent benefit
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified + shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bath, Avon
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Salary: From £30,764 to £40,558 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago