The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 843 959 958
Rank change year-on-year
+116 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 33 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.025% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 13
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%

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
86868 103583 109353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72113 86403 90477
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

Senior Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

Senior Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +98 27 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands - 10 £48,000 -
London +64 8 £80,000 +33.33%
South East +64 6 £65,000 -7.14%
Birmingham - 5 £52,500 -
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +33 3 - -
City of London +33 2 £80,000 +33.33%
Scotland +24 2 £40,500 -4.10%
North West - 2 £58,750 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £40,500 -
Surrey - 2 £65,000 -
Berkshire +52 1 - -
South West +12 1 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £60,000 -
Horley - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £60,000 - 1

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 28 (60.87%) PCI DSS
2 28 (60.87%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (52.17%) CISSP
4 21 (45.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (41.30%) SIEM
5 19 (41.30%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (41.30%) CISM
6 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
7 16 (34.78%) Identity Access Management
7 16 (34.78%) CISA
8 15 (32.61%) ITIL
8 15 (32.61%) Data Loss Prevention
9 14 (30.43%) Virtual Environments
9 14 (30.43%) Security Auditing
9 14 (30.43%) Threat Detection
9 14 (30.43%) Server Hardening
9 14 (30.43%) PKI
10 13 (28.26%) Network Security
10 13 (28.26%) GPG13
11 12 (26.09%) Presales
11 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
11 12 (26.09%) Information Security Management
11 12 (26.09%) Security Management
12 11 (23.91%) Firewall
13 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
14 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
14 8 (17.39%) Big Data
15 7 (15.22%) Degree
15 7 (15.22%) VPN

Senior 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 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Network Security
2 11 (23.91%) Firewall
3 7 (15.22%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.35%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) Junos
5 1 (2.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) VLAN
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) PKI
2 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) BYOD
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 28 (60.87%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (41.30%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (41.30%) SIEM
4 16 (34.78%) Identity Access Management
5 15 (32.61%) Data Loss Prevention
5 15 (32.61%) ITIL
6 14 (30.43%) Security Auditing
6 14 (30.43%) Server Hardening
6 14 (30.43%) Threat Detection
6 14 (30.43%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (26.09%) Information Security Management
7 12 (26.09%) Presales
7 12 (26.09%) Security Management
8 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 7 (15.22%) Security Operations
10 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
11 5 (10.87%) Analytics
11 5 (10.87%) Data Privacy
11 5 (10.87%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) CISSP
2 19 (41.30%) CISM
3 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
4 16 (34.78%) CISA
5 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
7 7 (15.22%) Degree
7 7 (15.22%) SANS
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.52%) CREST Certified
8 3 (6.52%) GIAC
9 2 (4.35%) CCNA
9 2 (4.35%) CCNP
9 2 (4.35%) CCSA
9 2 (4.35%) CCSE
10 1 (2.17%) CCSP
10 1 (2.17%) CEH
10 1 (2.17%) CRISC
10 1 (2.17%) GCIH
10 1 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (60.87%) PCI DSS
2 21 (45.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (28.26%) GPG13
4 3 (6.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
1 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
2 3 (6.52%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) CA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco
3 2 (4.35%) ForgeRock
3 2 (4.35%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) NetIQ
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.17%) Juniper
4 1 (2.17%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.17%) Splunk
4 1 (2.17%) Tufin
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