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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK
Rank 700 740 751
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 159 190 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 118 136 161
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,850 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 January 2017 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +45 156 £50,000 - 18
London +65 62 £56,250 -13.46% 6
South East +50 35 £52,500 -4.54% 2
West Midlands +10 21 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Berkshire +48 20 £46,000 -16.36% 1
Yorkshire +25 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -23 11 £44,000 -23.47% 2
North Yorkshire - 10 £40,000 -
Surrey +46 9 £55,000 +29.41%
Reading +45 9 £44,500 +97.77%
Birmingham +4 8 - -
City of London +23 6 £67,500 +3.84% 2
Staffordshire +2 6 £46,250 -19.56% 1
Manchester -29 6 £44,000 -23.47% 1
Oxfordshire +29 5 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +5 5 £45,000 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent -2 5 £46,250 -19.56% 1
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
Northampton +11 4 £45,000 - 2
South West +6 4 £44,000 -12.00%
Northamptonshire +4 4 £45,000 - 2
Staines - 4 £52,500 -
West Drayton - 4 £35,000 -
Knaresborough - 4 £57,500 -
York - 4 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +14 3 £50,000 - 2
Bristol -3 3 £44,000 -12.00%
Scotland +20 2 £38,000 - 10
Bradford - 2 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £44,000 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 235 (57.74%) Information Security
2 137 (33.66%) CISSP
2 137 (33.66%) Firewall
3 117 (28.75%) Cybersecurity
4 104 (25.55%) PCI DSS
5 103 (25.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 95 (23.34%) CISM
7 90 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
8 89 (21.87%) Network Security
9 81 (19.90%) Finance
10 78 (19.16%) Risk Management
11 76 (18.67%) SIEM
12 69 (16.95%) Windows
13 68 (16.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 63 (15.48%) Data Protection
15 58 (14.25%) Risk Assessment
15 58 (14.25%) Intrusion Detection
16 50 (12.29%) ITIL
16 50 (12.29%) Security Operations
17 49 (12.04%) TCP/IP
18 47 (11.55%) Microsoft
19 46 (11.30%) CISA
20 45 (11.06%) Telecoms
21 42 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
22 41 (10.07%) Security Management
23 40 (9.83%) Linux
23 40 (9.83%) CEH
24 39 (9.58%) Unix
24 39 (9.58%) VPN
25 38 (9.34%) Management Information System

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 12 (2.95%) IIS
2 10 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.49%) Apache
4 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.16%) IaaS
2 8 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.23%) SaaS
5 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.74%) PaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 137 (33.66%) Firewall
2 89 (21.87%) Network Security
3 58 (14.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 49 (12.04%) TCP/IP
5 39 (9.58%) VPN
6 34 (8.35%) Internet
7 32 (7.86%) VLAN
8 30 (7.37%) DNS
9 29 (7.13%) WAN
10 22 (5.41%) DHCP
11 19 (4.67%) Wireless
12 17 (4.18%) SSL
13 15 (3.69%) LAN
13 15 (3.69%) WLAN
14 11 (2.70%) Wireshark
15 9 (2.21%) HTTP
16 7 (1.72%) MPLS
16 7 (1.72%) SAN
16 7 (1.72%) Wireless Security
17 6 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.97%) Big Data
2 6 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.74%) Pentaho
4 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.25%) AppScan
2 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 81 (19.90%) Finance
2 45 (11.06%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.39%) Banking
3 26 (6.39%) Retail
4 12 (2.95%) Legal
5 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.23%) Law
6 4 (0.98%) Electronics
6 4 (0.98%) Marketing
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.21%) Middleware
2 8 (1.97%) Node.js
3 7 (1.72%) .NET
3 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.47%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.98%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.74%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.74%) OpenDaylight
7 2 (0.49%) OAuth
7 2 (0.49%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.49%) SAML
8 1 (0.25%) OpenID
8 1 (0.25%) SOAP
8 1 (0.25%) Web Services
8 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.34%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (5.16%) PKI
4 19 (4.67%) Data Protection Act
5 18 (4.42%) Cyber Attack
5 18 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 17 (4.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (3.44%) NHS
9 13 (3.19%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.47%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.98%) CESG
13 4 (0.98%) Fintech
13 4 (0.98%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.95%) Windows
2 40 (9.83%) Linux
3 39 (9.58%) Unix
4 17 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.47%) AIX
6 5 (1.23%) Android
6 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (57.74%) Information Security
2 117 (28.75%) Cybersecurity
3 90 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
4 78 (19.16%) Risk Management
5 76 (18.67%) SIEM
6 68 (16.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 63 (15.48%) Data Protection
8 58 (14.25%) Risk Assessment
9 50 (12.29%) ITIL
9 50 (12.29%) Security Operations
10 42 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (10.07%) Security Management
12 37 (9.09%) Security Architecture
13 31 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (6.88%) Data Loss Prevention
15 27 (6.63%) TOGAF
15 27 (6.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 26 (6.39%) OWASP
17 24 (5.90%) Ethical Hacking
18 23 (5.65%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.46%) Java
1 10 (2.46%) SQL
2 9 (2.21%) C++
3 8 (1.97%) PHP
4 6 (1.47%) C
4 6 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.98%) Go
6 3 (0.74%) Erlang
7 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 137 (33.66%) CISSP
2 95 (23.34%) CISM
3 46 (11.30%) CISA
4 40 (9.83%) CEH
5 36 (8.85%) Degree
6 35 (8.60%) SANS
7 25 (6.14%) Security Cleared
8 23 (5.65%) GIAC
9 21 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (4.91%) CCNP
11 16 (3.93%) SC Cleared
12 15 (3.69%) CCNA
13 13 (3.19%) DV Cleared
14 10 (2.46%) CRISC
14 10 (2.46%) GCIH
15 9 (2.21%) GCIA
15 9 (2.21%) ISSAP
16 8 (1.97%) CompTIA Security+
16 8 (1.97%) Network+ Certification
16 8 (1.97%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (25.55%) PCI DSS
2 103 (25.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.70%) GPG13
4 9 (2.21%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.74%) COBIT
5 3 (0.74%) SLA
5 3 (0.74%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 35 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.98%) Firmware
5 3 (0.74%) Ceph
6 2 (0.49%) Xen
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (3.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 13 (3.19%) Nessus
2 11 (2.70%) CSIRT
3 5 (1.23%) RSA Archer
4 4 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.98%) SCCM
5 3 (0.74%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.74%) Nmap
6 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.25%) OpenVAS
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.88%) Cisco
3 23 (5.65%) ArcSight
4 16 (3.93%) VMware
5 15 (3.69%) CheckPoint
6 13 (3.19%) Blue Coat
6 13 (3.19%) Intel Security
7 11 (2.70%) Citrix
8 9 (2.21%) Symantec
9 8 (1.97%) Computacenter
10 7 (1.72%) HP
10 7 (1.72%) Juniper
10 7 (1.72%) Qualys
10 7 (1.72%) Splunk
11 5 (1.23%) Forcepoint
11 5 (1.23%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.23%) NetApp
11 5 (1.23%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.98%) IBM
12 4 (0.98%) Palo Alto
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £105000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum OTE £100k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury
Volt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car + medical + great package
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, Shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Forfar, Angus
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Aberdeen
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Dundee
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Fife
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Perth, Perth & Kinross
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 20 days ago