The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 892 856 876
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 23 13 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.012% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.013% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 24
Average salary £53,750 £54,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.92% -1.36%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £54,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-7.83% -1.36%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111102 102616 112143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.25% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90827 85015 96150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Senior Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 July 2014 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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 -18 20 £52,500 -3.22%
Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
North West - 4 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £45,000 -
Norfolk - 4 £37,900 -
Norwich - 4 £37,900 -
East of England - 4 £37,900 -
London -40 3 £65,000 +20.93%
York - 3 £48,750 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £48,750 -
West Midlands +11 2 £55,000 +1.38%
City of London -2 2 £80,000 +23.07%
South East - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds - 2 £50,000 -
Reading - 2 £55,000 -
Runcorn - 2 £55,000 -
Warrington - 2 £35,000 -

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in their job title.

1 26 (48.15%) CISSP
2 23 (42.59%) CheckPoint
3 22 (40.74%) Information Security
4 20 (37.04%) SIEM
5 19 (35.19%) Blue Coat
6 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 18 (33.33%) Cisco
7 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
8 16 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (29.63%) CCNP
8 16 (29.63%) Finance
8 16 (29.63%) Firewall
9 13 (24.07%) CCSE
9 13 (24.07%) ITIL
10 12 (22.22%) OSPF
11 11 (20.37%) Juniper
11 11 (20.37%) PKI
11 11 (20.37%) DV Cleared
12 10 (18.52%) F5
12 10 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (18.52%) CISA
12 10 (18.52%) CISM
12 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
13 9 (16.67%) Linux
13 9 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (14.81%) Network Security
15 7 (12.96%) Banking
15 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
15 7 (12.96%) VPN
15 7 (12.96%) Websense

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) Firewall
2 12 (22.22%) OSPF
3 10 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (14.81%) Network Security
6 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
6 7 (12.96%) VPN
7 6 (11.11%) BGP
7 6 (11.11%) DHCP
7 6 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (9.26%) DNS
9 4 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (7.41%) Unified Communications
9 4 (7.41%) NetScreen
9 4 (7.41%) IPsec
9 4 (7.41%) IP Telephony
9 4 (7.41%) BIG-IP
9 4 (7.41%) DMVPN
9 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Advertising
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) PKI
2 4 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) Information Security
2 20 (37.04%) SIEM
3 13 (24.07%) ITIL
4 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.96%) Cyber Security
6 6 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (9.26%) Load Balancing
7 5 (9.26%) OOP
7 5 (9.26%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (9.26%) OO
7 5 (9.26%) OOD
8 4 (7.41%) Identity Management
8 4 (7.41%) Data Security
8 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
9 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
10 2 (3.70%) Migration
10 2 (3.70%) CRM
10 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) C
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) CISSP
2 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (29.63%) CCNP
5 13 (24.07%) CCSE
6 11 (20.37%) DV Cleared
7 10 (18.52%) CISA
7 10 (18.52%) CISM
8 6 (11.11%) SSCP
8 6 (11.11%) CEH
9 5 (9.26%) CSSLP
10 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.70%) CCIP
11 2 (3.70%) CCNA
12 1 (1.85%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) GPG13
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Snort
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) XenServer
3 3 (5.56%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 6 (11.11%) Nessus
1 6 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) CheckPoint
2 19 (35.19%) Blue Coat
3 18 (33.33%) Cisco
4 11 (20.37%) Juniper
5 10 (18.52%) F5
6 7 (12.96%) Websense
7 6 (11.11%) Becrypt
7 6 (11.11%) LogRhythm
7 6 (11.11%) Symantec
7 6 (11.11%) McAfee
7 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.11%) IronPort
7 6 (11.11%) Qualys
7 6 (11.11%) Splunk
7 6 (11.11%) Lumension
8 4 (7.41%) HP
8 4 (7.41%) VMware
8 4 (7.41%) Infoblox
8 4 (7.41%) Imperva
9 2 (3.70%) SAP