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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 690 726 791
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 245 233 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 204 175 167
Median salary £60,000 £55,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £39,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 June 2016 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 28 June 2016. 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 trends)
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 +59 235 £60,000 +9.09% 21
London +40 101 £65,000 -7.14% 12
South East +50 52 £53,750 +7.50% 3
Berkshire +20 33 £52,500 -4.54%
North West +41 26 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +30 22 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Manchester +24 22 £65,000 +18.18% 1
City of London +42 18 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Reading +24 15 £52,500 -6.66%
Leeds +16 14 £46,750 +3.88% 1
West Yorkshire +8 14 £46,750 +3.88% 1
West Midlands -17 14 £51,000 -2.85% 1
East of England +31 11 £48,500 +8.37% 1
Birmingham -14 9 £52,500 +16.66%
Bedfordshire - 8 £56,000 -
Maidenhead -3 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Surrey +36 6 £57,500 -
South West +2 6 £42,500 -8.10%
North Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
Thames Valley - 5 £150,000 -
Hampshire +10 4 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Slough +9 4 £60,000 +4.34%
Edinburgh 0 4 £35,000 -40.92%
Scotland -14 4 £35,000 -39.13%
Knaresborough - 4 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +24 3 £36,500 -25.12%
Sheffield +19 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire +18 3 - - 1
East Midlands -13 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £42,500 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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.

1 189 (44.06%) Information Security
2 140 (32.63%) Firewall
2 140 (32.63%) CISSP
3 98 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (21.68%) CISM
5 91 (21.21%) Windows
6 90 (20.98%) Penetration Testing
7 87 (20.28%) Finance
8 85 (19.81%) Network Security
9 80 (18.65%) SIEM
10 79 (18.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 74 (17.25%) ITIL
12 62 (14.45%) PCI DSS
13 57 (13.29%) Cisco
13 57 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
14 55 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 54 (12.59%) CheckPoint
15 54 (12.59%) Java
16 53 (12.35%) Management Information System
17 52 (12.12%) Risk Management
17 52 (12.12%) Linux
18 51 (11.89%) Security Operations
19 48 (11.19%) CISA
20 46 (10.72%) Vulnerability Management
20 46 (10.72%) Security Cleared
20 46 (10.72%) Data Protection
20 46 (10.72%) Degree
21 45 (10.49%) Juniper
22 44 (10.26%) Active Directory
22 44 (10.26%) Security Management

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 9 (2.10%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.10%) SaaS
2 6 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.40%) IaaS
3 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 140 (32.63%) Firewall
2 85 (19.81%) Network Security
3 37 (8.62%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.53%) MPLS
5 26 (6.06%) VPN
6 24 (5.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 23 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (5.13%) VLAN
8 22 (5.13%) WAN
9 21 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (4.66%) DHCP
10 20 (4.66%) DNS
10 20 (4.66%) LAN
11 16 (3.73%) BGP
11 16 (3.73%) IPsec
12 15 (3.50%) EIGRP
12 15 (3.50%) HSRP
12 15 (3.50%) SNMP
13 14 (3.26%) OSPF
14 13 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.10%) RDBMS
1 9 (2.10%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.63%) Big Data
3 4 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Axure RP
1 8 (1.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (1.17%) AppScan
3 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) JMeter
3 1 (0.23%) JUnit
3 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 87 (20.28%) Finance
2 22 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.43%) Banking
4 18 (4.20%) Marketing
5 16 (3.73%) Law
6 14 (3.26%) Legal
6 14 (3.26%) Retail
7 11 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.86%) Electronics
9 6 (1.40%) Billing
10 4 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.70%) Games
11 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.76%) .NET
2 13 (3.03%) J2EE
3 12 (2.80%) JNI
4 10 (2.33%) Middleware
5 9 (2.10%) CSS
5 9 (2.10%) HTML
6 8 (1.86%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.86%) Node.js
6 8 (1.86%) Regular Expression
6 8 (1.86%) Spring
6 8 (1.86%) Struts
7 6 (1.40%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.23%) Ajax
8 1 (0.23%) HTML5
8 1 (0.23%) JSP
8 1 (0.23%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.23%) SOAP
8 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (4.43%) Fintech
6 15 (3.50%) Cyber Attack
6 15 (3.50%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.50%) PKI
7 14 (3.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (2.33%) User Experience
9 8 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.86%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.86%) Social Media
9 8 (1.86%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.93%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.70%) Cryptography
14 3 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 91 (21.21%) Windows
2 52 (12.12%) Linux
3 40 (9.32%) Windows Server
4 38 (8.86%) Unix
5 16 (3.73%) Android
6 9 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) SUSE
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (44.06%) Information Security
2 98 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
3 90 (20.98%) Penetration Testing
4 80 (18.65%) SIEM
5 74 (17.25%) ITIL
6 55 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 52 (12.12%) Risk Management
8 51 (11.89%) Security Operations
9 46 (10.72%) Data Protection
9 46 (10.72%) Vulnerability Management
10 44 (10.26%) Security Management
11 42 (9.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 36 (8.39%) OWASP
13 33 (7.69%) Incident Management
14 31 (7.23%) Information Security Management
14 31 (7.23%) Security Testing
15 30 (6.99%) Risk Assessment
16 25 (5.83%) Change Management
16 25 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (5.13%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.59%) Java
2 34 (7.93%) C
3 25 (5.83%) C#
4 14 (3.26%) C++
5 13 (3.03%) Objective-C
6 12 (2.80%) SQL
7 11 (2.56%) Python
8 9 (2.10%) Apple Swift
9 8 (1.86%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.70%) PHP
11 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.70%) VB
12 2 (0.47%) Korn
12 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.23%) Groovy
13 1 (0.23%) Perl
13 1 (0.23%) Scala
13 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (32.63%) CISSP
2 93 (21.68%) CISM
3 57 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (11.19%) CISA
5 46 (10.72%) Degree
5 46 (10.72%) Security Cleared
6 44 (10.26%) SC Cleared
7 42 (9.79%) CEH
8 35 (8.16%) SANS
9 33 (7.69%) CCNP
10 27 (6.29%) CCNA
10 27 (6.29%) DV Cleared
11 15 (3.50%) CCIE
11 15 (3.50%) CREST Certified
12 14 (3.26%) CCSE
13 11 (2.56%) CCSA
14 10 (2.33%) GIAC
15 8 (1.86%) GCIH
15 8 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.63%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (18.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (14.45%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.20%) COBIT
4 9 (2.10%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.70%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.70%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.47%) QA
6 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 44 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.80%) Snort
4 8 (1.86%) vCloud
4 8 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.40%) Xen
6 3 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.10%) Nessus
2 7 (1.63%) RSA Archer
3 4 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.93%) Nexpose
4 3 (0.70%) EnCase
4 3 (0.70%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.47%) Control-M
5 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.23%) MIIS
6 1 (0.23%) Proventia
6 1 (0.23%) QRadar
6 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 57 (13.29%) Cisco
2 54 (12.59%) CheckPoint
3 45 (10.49%) Juniper
4 30 (6.99%) F5
5 29 (6.76%) Intel Security
6 23 (5.36%) Qualys
7 18 (4.20%) Microsoft
8 17 (3.96%) VMware
9 14 (3.26%) WorldPay
10 13 (3.03%) Citrix
11 11 (2.56%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.56%) HP
11 11 (2.56%) Symantec
12 10 (2.33%) SAP
13 9 (2.10%) ArcSight
14 8 (1.86%) Adobe
14 8 (1.86%) Dell
14 8 (1.86%) Radware
14 8 (1.86%) SonicWALL
15 6 (1.40%) Forcepoint
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