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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Specialist
UK
Rank 843 914 918
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 6 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.023% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.024% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 28
Median salary £67,500 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.35% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £49,400
10% offered a salary of more than £98,000 £70,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -2.85%

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
80378 98697 102848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 66729 82822 84999
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 February 2017 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 3 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +87 6 £67,500 +27.35% 3
London +55 5 £73,750 +34.09% 2
North West -8 1 £57,500 -

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 25 (65.79%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (55.26%) PCI DSS
3 20 (52.63%) Information Security
4 17 (44.74%) CISSP
5 16 (42.11%) SIEM
5 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (34.21%) CISM
7 13 (34.21%) Network Security
8 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 12 (31.58%) CISA
9 11 (28.95%) Firewall
9 11 (28.95%) ITIL
9 11 (28.95%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (26.32%) SANS
11 9 (23.68%) Security Auditing
11 9 (23.68%) Threat Detection
11 9 (23.68%) Virtual Environments
11 9 (23.68%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (23.68%) Server Hardening
11 9 (23.68%) GPG13
11 9 (23.68%) PKI
12 8 (21.05%) Presales
12 8 (21.05%) VPN
12 8 (21.05%) Information Security Management
12 8 (21.05%) Security Management
13 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
14 6 (15.79%) ArcSight
14 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (13.16%) HP

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 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) Network Security
2 11 (28.95%) Firewall
3 8 (21.05%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Junos
5 1 (2.63%) MPLS
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) PKI
2 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (52.63%) Information Security
3 16 (42.11%) SIEM
4 14 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Identity Access Management
5 11 (28.95%) ITIL
6 9 (23.68%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (23.68%) Security Auditing
6 9 (23.68%) Server Hardening
6 9 (23.68%) Threat Detection
6 9 (23.68%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (21.05%) Information Security Management
7 8 (21.05%) Presales
7 8 (21.05%) Security Management
8 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.16%) Data Privacy
9 5 (13.16%) Network Architecture
9 5 (13.16%) Use Case
10 4 (10.53%) Coaching
10 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) CISSP
2 13 (34.21%) CISM
3 12 (31.58%) CISA
3 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) SANS
5 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
7 4 (10.53%) Degree
7 4 (10.53%) GIAC
8 3 (7.89%) CREST Certified
9 2 (5.26%) CCNA
9 2 (5.26%) CCNP
9 2 (5.26%) CCSA
9 2 (5.26%) CCSE
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (2.63%) GCIH
10 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (55.26%) PCI DSS
2 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (23.68%) GPG13
4 3 (7.89%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) ArcSight
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.26%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) ForgeRock
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) NetIQ
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Tufin
London
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago