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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 895 947 945
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 28 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.014% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 26
Median salary £70,000 £63,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +22.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £61,250 £63,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +31.25%

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% -

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 26 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 14 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 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 +47 27 £70,000 +52.17% 6
London +36 14 £80,000 +6.66% 4
North West - 7 £70,000 - 1
City of London +72 6 £80,000 -5.88% 3
Leeds - 4 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Manchester - 4 £70,000 -
Scotland +3 1 £50,000 -13.04%
South East - 1 £75,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £51,000 - 1
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -
Coventry - 1 £51,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (36.73%) Information Security
1 18 (36.73%) Penetration Testing
1 18 (36.73%) CISSP
2 16 (32.65%) Windows
3 14 (28.57%) SIEM
3 14 (28.57%) SANS
4 13 (26.53%) Security Operations
4 13 (26.53%) Firewall
5 12 (24.49%) CISM
6 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
6 11 (22.45%) CEH
6 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (20.41%) Fintech
7 10 (20.41%) ITIL
8 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
9 8 (16.33%) CREST Certified
9 8 (16.33%) Cisco
9 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
10 7 (14.29%) Intel Security
10 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 7 (14.29%) Java
10 7 (14.29%) WorldPay
11 6 (12.24%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (12.24%) Linux
11 6 (12.24%) Juniper
11 6 (12.24%) Finance
11 6 (12.24%) CISA
12 5 (10.20%) Network Security

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 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Firewall
2 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) DHCP
3 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 5 (10.20%) MPLS
3 5 (10.20%) Network Security
4 3 (6.12%) Junos
4 3 (6.12%) VLAN
4 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.08%) BGP
5 2 (4.08%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.08%) Fast Ethernet
5 2 (4.08%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 2 (4.08%) HSRP
5 2 (4.08%) Multicast
5 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.08%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Big Data
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
2 5 (10.20%) Law
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
4 3 (6.12%) Electronics
4 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) Regular Expression
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.08%) J2EE
4 2 (4.08%) JNI
5 1 (2.04%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Fintech
2 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.24%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.04%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.24%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Unix
5 3 (6.12%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Information Security
1 18 (36.73%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (28.57%) SIEM
3 13 (26.53%) Security Operations
4 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (20.41%) ITIL
5 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.20%) Change Management
7 5 (10.20%) Coaching
7 5 (10.20%) Security Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.16%) Security Management
9 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (6.12%) Mobile Development
9 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.12%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.16%) C
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) CISSP
2 14 (28.57%) SANS
3 12 (24.49%) CISM
4 11 (22.45%) CEH
5 8 (16.33%) CREST Certified
6 6 (12.24%) CISA
7 5 (10.20%) Degree
7 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
7 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
8 4 (8.16%) HP ASE
8 4 (8.16%) HPE ATP
8 4 (8.16%) RHCE
9 1 (2.04%) CCNP
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.04%) GSEC
9 1 (2.04%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) vCloud
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.08%) RSA Archer
3 1 (2.04%) MIIS
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
1 8 (16.33%) Cisco
2 7 (14.29%) Intel Security
2 7 (14.29%) WorldPay
3 6 (12.24%) Juniper
4 4 (8.16%) ArcSight
4 4 (8.16%) HP
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) F5
6 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) CA
7 1 (2.04%) ForgeRock
7 1 (2.04%) Google
7 1 (2.04%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.04%) Sophos
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