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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 667 760 769
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 264 224 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 214 153 182
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £37,800 £39,160
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +73 248 £61,250 +22.50% 21
London +85 109 £70,000 - 15
South East +19 50 £55,000 +10.00%
Berkshire +9 30 £55,000 +15.78%
Yorkshire +30 26 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West +32 21 £65,000 +30.00%
Manchester +26 18 £65,000 -
West Midlands -2 18 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Leeds +20 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire +17 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
City of London +40 12 £76,250 +1.66% 5
East of England +30 12 £51,250 +17.81%
Reading +23 12 £52,500 -4.54%
South West +17 10 £46,250 +0.54%
Birmingham -13 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £51,250 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +2 7 £43,750 -27.08% 2
Scotland -8 7 £43,750 -25.53% 2
Maidenhead -13 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Wiltshire +16 5 £58,750 +27.71%
Swindon +6 5 £58,750 +27.71%
Hampshire +5 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Thames Valley - 5 £150,000 -
Surrey +28 4 £52,750 -
Slough +10 4 £60,000 +4.34%
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Knaresborough - 4 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 4 - - 1
Hook - 4 £55,000 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 216 (45.47%) Information Security
2 149 (31.37%) CISSP
3 146 (30.74%) Firewall
4 129 (27.16%) Cybersecurity
5 102 (21.47%) CISM
6 99 (20.84%) Finance
7 98 (20.63%) Penetration Testing
8 95 (20.00%) SIEM
9 94 (19.79%) Network Security
10 88 (18.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 86 (18.11%) Windows
12 83 (17.47%) ITIL
13 65 (13.68%) PCI DSS
13 65 (13.68%) Cisco
14 63 (13.26%) CISA
15 62 (13.05%) Security Cleared
16 61 (12.84%) Risk Management
16 61 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
17 60 (12.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 60 (12.63%) Security Operations
18 57 (12.00%) CheckPoint
18 57 (12.00%) SC Cleared
19 53 (11.16%) Vulnerability Management
19 53 (11.16%) Linux
20 52 (10.95%) Juniper
20 52 (10.95%) Security Management
21 51 (10.74%) Management Information System
22 50 (10.53%) Active Directory
22 50 (10.53%) Java
23 47 (9.89%) Degree

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 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.42%) Apache
3 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.42%) IIS
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) SAP GRC
1 7 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.32%) IaaS
2 7 (1.47%) SaaS
3 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 146 (30.74%) Firewall
2 94 (19.79%) Network Security
3 36 (7.58%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.74%) VPN
5 30 (6.32%) MPLS
6 26 (5.47%) WAN
7 25 (5.26%) DNS
8 24 (5.05%) DHCP
8 24 (5.05%) VLAN
9 23 (4.84%) LAN
10 22 (4.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (4.21%) SNMP
13 19 (4.00%) EIGRP
13 19 (4.00%) HSRP
14 18 (3.79%) OSPF
15 17 (3.58%) BGP
16 16 (3.37%) IPsec
17 14 (2.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.32%) Big Data
2 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
2 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
2 4 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.21%) MySQL
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.11%) AppScan
2 6 (1.26%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (0.84%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) JMeter
4 1 (0.21%) JUnit
4 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 99 (20.84%) Finance
2 28 (5.89%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.84%) Banking
4 17 (3.58%) Law
4 17 (3.58%) Marketing
5 15 (3.16%) Legal
6 13 (2.74%) Retail
7 11 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.68%) Electronics
9 7 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.26%) Billing
11 4 (0.84%) Brand Awareness
11 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Games
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.63%) .NET
2 13 (2.74%) J2EE
3 12 (2.53%) JNI
4 10 (2.11%) Middleware
5 8 (1.68%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.47%) CSS
6 7 (1.47%) HTML
7 6 (1.26%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.26%) Node.js
8 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.63%) Spring
9 3 (0.63%) Struts
10 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.21%) Ajax
10 1 (0.21%) HTML5
10 1 (0.21%) JSP
10 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.21%) SOAP
10 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.47%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.84%) PKI
5 22 (4.63%) Cyber Attack
5 22 (4.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 16 (3.37%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (3.16%) Fintech
7 15 (3.16%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.89%) User Experience
8 9 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.26%) Graphic Design
10 6 (1.26%) PMI
11 5 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.05%) Online Banking
11 5 (1.05%) Social Media
12 3 (0.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.11%) Windows
2 53 (11.16%) Linux
3 44 (9.26%) Unix
4 40 (8.42%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.95%) Android
6 9 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.63%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (45.47%) Information Security
2 129 (27.16%) Cybersecurity
3 98 (20.63%) Penetration Testing
4 95 (20.00%) SIEM
5 83 (17.47%) ITIL
6 61 (12.84%) Risk Management
7 60 (12.63%) Security Operations
7 60 (12.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 53 (11.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 52 (10.95%) Security Management
10 47 (9.89%) Data Protection
11 45 (9.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 42 (8.84%) Risk Assessment
13 38 (8.00%) Incident Management
14 34 (7.16%) Information Security Management
15 31 (6.53%) OWASP
16 29 (6.11%) Data Loss Prevention
17 28 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (5.68%) Security Architecture
19 26 (5.47%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.53%) Java
2 31 (6.53%) C
3 20 (4.21%) C#
4 14 (2.95%) SQL
5 13 (2.74%) Objective-C
6 9 (1.89%) Apple Swift
6 9 (1.89%) C++
7 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.47%) Python
8 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.84%) Perl
9 4 (0.84%) PHP
10 3 (0.63%) VB
11 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Groovy
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (31.37%) CISSP
2 102 (21.47%) CISM
3 63 (13.26%) CISA
4 62 (13.05%) Security Cleared
5 61 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 47 (9.89%) Degree
8 46 (9.68%) CEH
9 43 (9.05%) CCNP
10 35 (7.37%) SANS
11 33 (6.95%) DV Cleared
12 24 (5.05%) CCNA
13 15 (3.16%) CCIE
14 14 (2.95%) CCSE
15 13 (2.74%) CCSA
16 12 (2.53%) CREST Certified
17 11 (2.32%) ISSAP
18 7 (1.47%) GIAC
19 6 (1.26%) JNCIA
19 6 (1.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (18.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (13.68%) PCI DSS
3 19 (4.00%) COBIT
4 9 (1.89%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.84%) GPG13
6 3 (0.63%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.42%) QA
8 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 50 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.68%) Snort
3 8 (1.68%) vCloud
3 8 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.84%) Xen
5 3 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) NFS
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.58%) Nessus
2 10 (2.11%) RSA Archer
3 5 (1.05%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.84%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.42%) Control-M
5 2 (0.42%) EnCase
5 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.21%) MIIS
6 1 (0.21%) Proventia
6 1 (0.21%) QRadar
6 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (13.68%) Cisco
2 57 (12.00%) CheckPoint
3 52 (10.95%) Juniper
4 34 (7.16%) F5
5 31 (6.53%) Intel Security
6 28 (5.89%) Microsoft
7 27 (5.68%) Qualys
8 20 (4.21%) ArcSight
9 18 (3.79%) SAP
10 16 (3.37%) VMware
11 13 (2.74%) Fortinet
11 13 (2.74%) HP
12 12 (2.53%) Citrix
12 12 (2.53%) Symantec
13 10 (2.11%) WorldPay
14 8 (1.68%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.68%) Dell
14 8 (1.68%) Radware
14 8 (1.68%) SonicWALL
15 7 (1.47%) Computacenter
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Walters
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Resource Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Optimum IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £66900 - £89200 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £74000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 14 days ago