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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 708 739 784
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 218 226 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 176 165 158
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
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 £67,500 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +31 210 £55,000 -4.34% 27
London +25 84 £60,000 -14.28% 14
South East +27 47 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Berkshire +25 29 £50,000 -14.89% 1
North West +29 22 £63,750 +13.33% 2
Manchester +19 19 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Yorkshire +3 17 £46,000 +2.22% 4
West Midlands -19 16 £51,750 -13.75% 3
City of London +50 15 £72,500 -3.33% 8
West Yorkshire +10 14 £46,000 +2.22% 3
Leeds +9 14 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Reading +21 13 £52,500 -6.66%
Birmingham -9 12 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East of England +31 11 £48,500 +7.77%
South West +6 9 £42,500 +0.59%
Maidenhead +12 7 £50,000 -33.33%
Bedfordshire - 6 £56,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £36,500 -16.57% 1
East Midlands +3 4 £50,000 -37.50%
Scotland -3 4 £35,000 -39.13%
Thames Valley - 4 £150,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey - 4 £52,500 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
Crawley - 4 £52,500 -
Cambridge +6 3 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £43,000 -
Edinburgh -2 3 £35,000 -40.92%
Cheltenham - 3 £42,500 -
Aylesbury - 3 £36,500 - 1

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (45.99%) Information Security
2 150 (36.50%) Firewall
3 130 (31.63%) CISSP
4 102 (24.82%) Windows
5 100 (24.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 87 (21.17%) Network Security
7 85 (20.68%) CISM
8 82 (19.95%) Penetration Testing
8 82 (19.95%) Cybersecurity
9 81 (19.71%) Finance
10 78 (18.98%) SIEM
11 75 (18.25%) ITIL
12 69 (16.79%) PCI DSS
13 62 (15.09%) Linux
14 59 (14.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 56 (13.63%) Cisco
16 55 (13.38%) CheckPoint
17 54 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
18 50 (12.17%) Security Management
18 50 (12.17%) Management Information System
18 50 (12.17%) Java
19 49 (11.92%) Security Operations
20 48 (11.68%) Risk Management
21 46 (11.19%) Data Protection
22 44 (10.71%) Degree
23 42 (10.22%) Security Cleared
23 42 (10.22%) CISA
24 41 (9.98%) Windows Server
25 40 (9.73%) SC Cleared
26 39 (9.49%) Security Testing

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 8 (1.95%) Node.js
2 5 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.24%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (1.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.11%) SaaS
2 18 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 150 (36.50%) Firewall
2 87 (21.17%) Network Security
3 37 (9.00%) TCP/IP
4 31 (7.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 27 (6.57%) MPLS
6 23 (5.60%) DNS
6 23 (5.60%) WAN
7 22 (5.35%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (5.11%) LAN
9 18 (4.38%) DHCP
9 18 (4.38%) VLAN
10 15 (3.65%) BGP
10 15 (3.65%) VPN
11 14 (3.41%) EIGRP
11 14 (3.41%) IPsec
12 13 (3.16%) HSRP
12 13 (3.16%) OSPF
12 13 (3.16%) SNMP
13 12 (2.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.92%) RDBMS
1 12 (2.92%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.22%) Big Data
3 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Axure RP
1 8 (1.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.24%) AppScan
2 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) JMeter
2 1 (0.24%) JUnit
2 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 81 (19.71%) Finance
2 27 (6.57%) Legal
3 22 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.11%) Retail
5 19 (4.62%) Banking
6 16 (3.89%) Marketing
7 14 (3.41%) Financial Institution
8 12 (2.92%) Law
9 10 (2.43%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.70%) Electronics
11 6 (1.46%) Billing
12 4 (0.97%) Brand Awareness
13 3 (0.73%) Advertising
14 2 (0.49%) Back Office
14 2 (0.49%) Games
15 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.81%) .NET
2 12 (2.92%) Regular Expression
3 11 (2.68%) Spring
3 11 (2.68%) Struts
4 9 (2.19%) CSS
4 9 (2.19%) HTML
5 8 (1.95%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.70%) J2EE
7 6 (1.46%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.46%) JNI
8 5 (1.22%) Middleware
9 1 (0.24%) Ajax
9 1 (0.24%) HTML5
9 1 (0.24%) JSP
9 1 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.24%) SOAP
9 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.17%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.62%) Fintech
5 16 (3.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (3.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (2.68%) PKI
7 10 (2.43%) Cyber Attack
7 10 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.43%) Social Media
8 9 (2.19%) User Experience
9 8 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.95%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.95%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.73%) Cryptography
13 2 (0.49%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 102 (24.82%) Windows
2 62 (15.09%) Linux
3 41 (9.98%) Windows Server
4 39 (9.49%) Unix
5 16 (3.89%) Android
6 8 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (45.99%) Information Security
2 82 (19.95%) Cybersecurity
2 82 (19.95%) Penetration Testing
3 78 (18.98%) SIEM
4 75 (18.25%) ITIL
5 59 (14.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 50 (12.17%) Security Management
7 49 (11.92%) Security Operations
8 48 (11.68%) Risk Management
9 46 (11.19%) Data Protection
10 39 (9.49%) Security Testing
11 37 (9.00%) OWASP
12 31 (7.54%) Information Security Management
12 31 (7.54%) Vulnerability Management
13 28 (6.81%) SDLC
14 27 (6.57%) Ethical Hacking
15 25 (6.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 24 (5.84%) Secure Coding
17 23 (5.60%) Risk Assessment
18 21 (5.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.17%) Java
2 34 (8.27%) C
3 22 (5.35%) C#
4 15 (3.65%) C++
4 15 (3.65%) Python
5 11 (2.68%) SQL
6 8 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.70%) Objective-C
8 6 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.22%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.73%) PHP
12 2 (0.49%) Korn
12 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.49%) VB
13 1 (0.24%) Groovy
13 1 (0.24%) Perl
13 1 (0.24%) Scala
13 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (31.63%) CISSP
2 85 (20.68%) CISM
3 54 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (10.71%) Degree
5 42 (10.22%) CISA
5 42 (10.22%) Security Cleared
6 40 (9.73%) SC Cleared
7 36 (8.76%) CEH
8 29 (7.06%) CCNA
9 28 (6.81%) SANS
10 27 (6.57%) CCNP
11 24 (5.84%) DV Cleared
12 18 (4.38%) CCIE
13 17 (4.14%) CCSE
14 16 (3.89%) CREST Certified
15 13 (3.16%) GIAC
16 12 (2.92%) CCSA
16 12 (2.92%) GCIH
17 8 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (1.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (24.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (16.79%) PCI DSS
3 21 (5.11%) COBIT
4 9 (2.19%) HIPAA
4 9 (2.19%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.97%) QA
6 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.24%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 30 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.38%) Xen
4 11 (2.68%) Snort
5 8 (1.95%) vCloud
6 3 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.70%) Nessus
2 6 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.46%) RSA Archer
3 4 (0.97%) Nmap
4 3 (0.73%) EnCase
5 2 (0.49%) Control-M
5 2 (0.49%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.24%) MIIS
6 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 56 (13.63%) Cisco
2 55 (13.38%) CheckPoint
3 36 (8.76%) Juniper
4 28 (6.81%) F5
5 24 (5.84%) Intel Security
6 20 (4.87%) VMware
7 14 (3.41%) WorldPay
8 13 (3.16%) Qualys
9 12 (2.92%) Citrix
9 12 (2.92%) Forcepoint
10 11 (2.68%) Fortinet
10 11 (2.68%) HP
11 9 (2.19%) Microsoft
12 8 (1.95%) Adobe
12 8 (1.95%) ArcSight
12 8 (1.95%) Dell
12 8 (1.95%) Radware
12 8 (1.95%) SonicWALL
12 8 (1.95%) Symantec
13 7 (1.70%) SAP
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, healthcare
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Salary: Up to £51,000 per annum Plus Bonus Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
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Salary: £75,000 per annum OTE £150k, Car, Health, Pension
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Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London or Kent
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
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Surrey
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