The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 694 669 732
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 214 201 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 185 129 108
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 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 July 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 -51 186 £55,000 +10.00% 19
London -19 73 £60,000 +13.20% 6
South East -9 33 £45,000 -3.74% 7
West Midlands -12 32 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire +14 22 £60,000 +20.00%
Hampshire +11 22 £42,413 -15.17% 4
Yorkshire -30 19 £51,250 -21.15%
Scotland +5 17 £49,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +12 15 £60,000 +20.00%
Edinburgh +3 11 £49,050 -
North West +2 11 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Southampton - 10 £40,000 - 1
East of England 0 9 £37,900 -27.80% 1
City of London -2 9 £60,000 +10.09% 1
Kent - 8 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
South West -9 7 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Birmingham -14 7 £46,250 +2.77% 1
West Yorkshire -35 7 £52,500 -19.23%
York - 7 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £40,000 - 1
Manchester - 6 £52,500 - 1
Dartford - 6 £45,000 -
Cheshire -8 5 £48,500 +21.25%
Norfolk - 5 £37,900 -
Norwich - 5 £37,900 -
Bristol 0 4 £52,500 +25.00% 1
Basingstoke -1 4 £56,250 -6.25% 2
Coventry +1 3 £41,405 -22.60%
Reading -6 3 £55,000 +19.56%

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 198 (50.51%) Information Security
2 150 (38.27%) CISSP
3 115 (29.34%) Network Security
4 106 (27.04%) Firewall
5 98 (25.00%) Finance
6 89 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 67 (17.09%) Linux
8 66 (16.84%) CISM
8 66 (16.84%) Management Information System
9 64 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
9 64 (16.33%) Cisco
10 63 (16.07%) Windows
11 60 (15.31%) CheckPoint
12 56 (14.29%) ITIL
12 56 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 55 (14.03%) Penetration Testing
14 53 (13.52%) .NET
15 52 (13.27%) Microsoft
15 52 (13.27%) Ethical Hacking
15 52 (13.27%) CEH
15 52 (13.27%) SIEM
16 50 (12.76%) Cyber Security
17 48 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
17 48 (12.24%) Blue Coat
17 48 (12.24%) Risk Management
18 47 (11.99%) CCNP
19 45 (11.48%) PCI DSS
19 45 (11.48%) Security Cleared
20 42 (10.71%) Degree
21 41 (10.46%) Security Testing

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.59%) IIS
2 17 (4.34%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 21 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) assyst
1 7 (1.79%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.51%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 115 (29.34%) Network Security
2 106 (27.04%) Firewall
3 56 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 41 (10.46%) DHCP
5 40 (10.20%) DNS
6 32 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (7.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 28 (7.14%) OSPF
9 27 (6.89%) Cisco IOS
10 25 (6.38%) Wireshark
11 24 (6.12%) Internet
12 23 (5.87%) BGP
13 22 (5.61%) VPN
13 22 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 22 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 21 (5.36%) DMVPN
14 21 (5.36%) NetScreen
14 21 (5.36%) BIG-IP
15 18 (4.59%) Wireless
15 18 (4.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.55%) MySQL
3 6 (1.53%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.02%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) RequisitePro
General
1 98 (25.00%) Finance
2 41 (10.46%) Banking
3 26 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.85%) Games
5 17 (4.34%) Law
5 17 (4.34%) Legal
6 12 (3.06%) Retail
7 10 (2.55%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.53%) Advertising
9 5 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.02%) Electronics
11 3 (0.77%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.52%) .NET
2 36 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.55%) LAMP
4 4 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (0.26%) SAML
5 1 (0.26%) OAuth
5 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 66 (16.84%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.08%) PKI
2 16 (4.08%) Thin Client
2 16 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 16 (4.08%) Online Games
3 14 (3.57%) CESG
4 13 (3.32%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (2.55%) Clustering
6 8 (2.04%) Statistics
6 8 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.79%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.53%) Kindle
9 5 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.28%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.02%) EFT
10 4 (1.02%) CMDB
11 3 (0.77%) Open Source
12 2 (0.51%) FMCG
12 2 (0.51%) RMADS
13 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.09%) Linux
2 63 (16.07%) Windows
3 28 (7.14%) UNIX
4 15 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.32%) Windows 7
7 11 (2.81%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.02%) AIX
8 4 (1.02%) Solaris
9 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) zOS
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (50.51%) Information Security
2 56 (14.29%) ITIL
3 55 (14.03%) Penetration Testing
4 52 (13.27%) SIEM
4 52 (13.27%) Ethical Hacking
5 50 (12.76%) Cyber Security
6 48 (12.24%) Risk Management
6 48 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 41 (10.46%) Security Testing
8 31 (7.91%) Security Management
8 31 (7.91%) E-Commerce
9 28 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 27 (6.89%) Data Protection
11 23 (5.87%) Incident Management
11 23 (5.87%) Web Development
11 23 (5.87%) ISMS
12 22 (5.61%) Business Development
13 19 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (4.59%) Business Continuity
15 17 (4.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.20%) SQL
2 17 (4.34%) C
3 16 (4.08%) Java
4 15 (3.83%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.55%) Perl
6 9 (2.30%) Python
7 8 (2.04%) C++
8 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) Korn
9 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 150 (38.27%) CISSP
2 66 (16.84%) CISM
3 64 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (13.27%) CEH
5 47 (11.99%) CCNP
6 45 (11.48%) Security Cleared
7 42 (10.71%) Degree
8 36 (9.18%) SC Cleared
9 32 (8.16%) CCSE
10 31 (7.91%) CCNA
11 29 (7.40%) CISA
12 25 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (6.38%) MCSE
13 14 (3.57%) CSSLP
14 12 (3.06%) GPEN
14 12 (3.06%) DV Cleared
14 12 (3.06%) GIAC
15 7 (1.79%) SSCP
15 7 (1.79%) RHCE
15 7 (1.79%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (11.48%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.59%) COBIT
4 9 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.53%) COSO
5 6 (1.53%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.53%) SLA
6 2 (0.51%) QA
7 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 34 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.85%) Nmap
4 15 (3.83%) Snort
5 5 (1.28%) XenServer
6 4 (1.02%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 28 (7.14%) Nessus
2 22 (5.61%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (3.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.02%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (16.33%) Cisco
2 60 (15.31%) CheckPoint
3 52 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 48 (12.24%) Blue Coat
5 38 (9.69%) VMware
6 28 (7.14%) F5
7 27 (6.89%) Symantec
8 25 (6.38%) McAfee
9 23 (5.87%) Juniper
10 22 (5.61%) Citrix
11 21 (5.36%) Infoblox
11 21 (5.36%) Imperva
12 17 (4.34%) Qualys
12 17 (4.34%) Websense
13 16 (4.08%) IronPort
13 16 (4.08%) Splunk
14 15 (3.83%) Lumension
14 15 (3.83%) Becrypt
14 15 (3.83%) LogRhythm
15 12 (3.06%) Oracle
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, pension, bonus etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: £60k plus + bonus + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Superb Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
North West London
Santander
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £6000 car allowance, benefits, bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago