The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 887 855 862
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 16 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.009% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 17
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% -2.27%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 - £55,000

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -8 15 £50,000 -6.97%
East of England - 5 £37,900 -
Norwich - 5 £37,900 -
Norfolk - 5 £37,900 -
Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
London -18 2 £85,000 +58.13%
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
North West - 2 £45,000 -
Leeds - 2 £50,000 -
York - 2 £52,500 -
City of London -4 1 £105,000 +61.53%
South East - 1 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £55,000 -
Warrington - 1 £35,000 -

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (48.72%) CISSP
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) SIEM
3 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
4 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
5 14 (35.90%) Firewall
6 13 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco
8 11 (28.21%) Juniper
8 11 (28.21%) PKI
8 11 (28.21%) DV Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (25.64%) CCNP
9 10 (25.64%) ITIL
9 10 (25.64%) CISA
9 10 (25.64%) CISM
10 8 (20.51%) VPN
11 7 (17.95%) CCSE
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (17.95%) Cyber Security
11 7 (17.95%) F5
12 6 (15.38%) Splunk
12 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (15.38%) Lumension
12 6 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (15.38%) Becrypt
12 6 (15.38%) LogRhythm
12 6 (15.38%) Network Security

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Firewall
2 8 (20.51%) VPN
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (15.38%) Network Security
4 6 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.38%) OSPF
5 4 (10.26%) BGP
5 4 (10.26%) DHCP
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.13%) DMVPN
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (5.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (5.13%) PuTTY
6 2 (5.13%) SecureCRT
6 2 (5.13%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 2 (5.13%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) PKI
2 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 17 (43.59%) SIEM
3 10 (25.64%) ITIL
4 7 (17.95%) Cyber Security
5 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
6 5 (12.82%) Data Security
7 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Migration
9 2 (5.13%) Network Design
9 2 (5.13%) Product Management
9 2 (5.13%) OOD
9 2 (5.13%) OOP
9 2 (5.13%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.13%) OO
10 1 (2.56%) Information Security Management
10 1 (2.56%) Security Management
10 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) CISSP
2 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) DV Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (25.64%) CCNP
5 10 (25.64%) CISA
5 10 (25.64%) CISM
6 7 (17.95%) CCSE
7 6 (15.38%) CEH
7 6 (15.38%) SSCP
8 2 (5.13%) CCIP
8 2 (5.13%) CCNA
8 2 (5.13%) CSSLP
9 1 (2.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Snort
2 3 (7.69%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Nessus
1 6 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
2 13 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 12 (30.77%) Cisco
4 11 (28.21%) Juniper
5 7 (17.95%) F5
6 6 (15.38%) Splunk
6 6 (15.38%) Lumension
6 6 (15.38%) Becrypt
6 6 (15.38%) LogRhythm
6 6 (15.38%) IronPort
6 6 (15.38%) Qualys
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.38%) Symantec
6 6 (15.38%) McAfee
6 6 (15.38%) Websense
7 2 (5.13%) VMware
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.13%) Infoblox
7 2 (5.13%) Imperva
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