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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 692 659 609
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 178 238 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 124 202 191
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,650 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
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 3 March 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 3 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -39 169 £52,500 +5.00% 18
London -25 59 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +17 42 £50,000 - 1
South East -17 27 £55,000 +22.22% 8
York +30 26 £52,500 +10.52%
North Yorkshire +22 26 £52,500 +10.52%
Leeds +9 15 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 15 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East of England -7 15 £60,000 +20.00%
City of London -24 15 £58,750 +23.68% 1
Berkshire +8 13 £62,500 +4.16% 5
West Midlands -58 13 £57,500 +27.77%
Cambridgeshire - 11 - -
Cambridge - 10 - -
Scotland +17 8 £52,750 +17.22% 2
North West -20 7 £37,500 -37.50%
Birmingham -32 7 £45,000 -
Cheshire -3 6 £37,500 -37.50%
South West -20 6 £45,750 +1.66% 2
Reading -3 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £45,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £45,500 - 1
Warrington - 5 £37,500 -
Docklands, London - 5 - -
Newbury 0 4 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Stirling - 4 - -
Kent +12 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Staffordshire -16 3 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £45,000 -
Stafford - 3 £60,000 -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 178 (47.85%) Firewall
2 169 (45.43%) Information Security
3 140 (37.63%) CISSP
4 130 (34.95%) Cisco
5 125 (33.60%) Network Security
6 98 (26.34%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (25.00%) CCNP
8 86 (23.12%) Finance
9 81 (21.77%) CheckPoint
10 74 (19.89%) Linux
11 62 (16.67%) VMware
12 61 (16.40%) Windows
13 59 (15.86%) BGP
14 58 (15.59%) Cisco ASA
15 57 (15.32%) SIEM
16 56 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
17 53 (14.25%) Degree
18 52 (13.98%) CCSE
18 52 (13.98%) Risk Management
19 51 (13.71%) DNS
20 49 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 49 (13.17%) Cyber Security
21 48 (12.90%) F5
22 46 (12.37%) Blue Coat
22 46 (12.37%) TCP/IP
23 44 (11.83%) Mentoring
24 43 (11.56%) Cisco IOS
24 43 (11.56%) OSPF
24 43 (11.56%) E-Commerce
25 42 (11.29%) DHCP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.15%) IIS
2 2 (0.54%) Apache
2 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.76%) MS Office
3 4 (1.08%) MS Project
3 4 (1.08%) SmartSuite
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (47.85%) Firewall
2 125 (33.60%) Network Security
3 59 (15.86%) BGP
4 58 (15.59%) Cisco ASA
5 51 (13.71%) DNS
6 46 (12.37%) TCP/IP
7 43 (11.56%) OSPF
7 43 (11.56%) Cisco IOS
8 42 (11.29%) DHCP
9 40 (10.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 40 (10.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 38 (10.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (10.22%) BIG-IP
11 35 (9.41%) WAN
12 34 (9.14%) DMVPN
13 28 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
14 27 (7.26%) LAN
15 25 (6.72%) MPLS
16 23 (6.18%) VPN
17 21 (5.65%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.08%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Metasploit
General
1 86 (23.12%) Finance
2 26 (6.99%) Legal
3 15 (4.03%) Banking
4 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.69%) Marketing
6 7 (1.88%) Law
7 6 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.61%) Advertising
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) German Language
9 2 (0.54%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.99%) .NET
2 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.42%) Web Services
3 9 (2.42%) Regular Expression
4 8 (2.15%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.88%) SOAP
5 7 (1.88%) REST
5 7 (1.88%) XML
6 5 (1.34%) HTML
6 5 (1.34%) WCF
7 4 (1.08%) CSS
8 3 (0.81%) Middleware
9 2 (0.54%) SAML
9 2 (0.54%) OAuth
10 1 (0.27%) Dalvik
10 1 (0.27%) JNI
10 1 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 36 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.26%) Thin Client
2 27 (7.26%) Fat Client
3 16 (4.30%) PKI
4 15 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.23%) GIS
6 12 (3.23%) Cryptography
7 9 (2.42%) Open Source
8 7 (1.88%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.61%) CESG
10 4 (1.08%) Tandem
11 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.54%) Online Games
12 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.89%) Linux
2 61 (16.40%) Windows
3 26 (6.99%) UNIX
4 7 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.34%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.08%) AIX
6 4 (1.08%) Solaris
6 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.81%) CentOS
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (45.43%) Information Security
2 57 (15.32%) SIEM
3 52 (13.98%) Risk Management
4 49 (13.17%) Cyber Security
5 44 (11.83%) Mentoring
6 43 (11.56%) E-Commerce
7 41 (11.02%) ITIL
8 39 (10.48%) Project Management
9 36 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
10 34 (9.14%) Security Architecture
10 34 (9.14%) OWASP
11 31 (8.33%) Security Management
12 30 (8.06%) Security Testing
13 28 (7.53%) Ethical Hacking
14 27 (7.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 22 (5.91%) Software Engineering
16 20 (5.38%) Line Management
17 19 (5.11%) Risk Assessment
18 18 (4.84%) Incident Management
18 18 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.45%) SQL
2 21 (5.65%) Java
3 15 (4.03%) C#
4 13 (3.49%) C++
5 8 (2.15%) C
6 7 (1.88%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.88%) Python
7 6 (1.61%) Perl
8 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 140 (37.63%) CISSP
2 98 (26.34%) Cisco Certification
3 93 (25.00%) CCNP
4 53 (14.25%) Degree
5 52 (13.98%) CCSE
6 34 (9.14%) CISM
6 34 (9.14%) Security Cleared
7 24 (6.45%) CEH
8 21 (5.65%) CCNA
9 19 (5.11%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (5.11%) GIAC
9 19 (5.11%) SC Cleared
10 17 (4.57%) CISA
11 13 (3.49%) CCSA
11 13 (3.49%) SSCP
12 9 (2.42%) CISMP
13 6 (1.61%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.34%) CRISC
14 5 (1.34%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (10.75%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (1.08%) COBIT
4 4 (1.08%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) BS25999
System Software
1 56 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.03%) XenServer
3 5 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.08%) vSphere
4 4 (1.08%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.08%) XenApp
5 3 (0.81%) Snort
5 3 (0.81%) Nmap
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.08%) Nessus
3 3 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.27%) Cacti
4 1 (0.27%) WSUS
4 1 (0.27%) RANCID
4 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 130 (34.95%) Cisco
2 81 (21.77%) CheckPoint
3 62 (16.67%) VMware
4 48 (12.90%) F5
5 46 (12.37%) Blue Coat
6 40 (10.75%) Citrix
7 39 (10.48%) Imperva
8 38 (10.22%) Juniper
9 37 (9.95%) Microsoft
10 35 (9.41%) Infoblox
11 21 (5.65%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.03%) HP
13 13 (3.49%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.69%) Google
15 9 (2.42%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.15%) Cyber-Ark
17 7 (1.88%) LogRhythm
17 7 (1.88%) ArcSight
18 6 (1.61%) Oracle
19 5 (1.34%) Splunk
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