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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 898 860 880
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 13 34 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.031% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.032% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 9 34 8
Average salary £52,500 £56,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.89%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £76,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +60.00%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 2014 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 11 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 28 November 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
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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 -69 8 £52,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland - 5 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £45,000 -
London +2 4 £65,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire -32 3 £52,500 +11.34% 1
Docklands, London - 3 - -
York - 3 £52,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
South West -24 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 15 (62.50%) Information Security
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) CISSP
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) CCNP
5 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
5 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 7 (29.17%) F5
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) SSCP
7 5 (20.83%) OSPF
7 5 (20.83%) BGP
7 5 (20.83%) Juniper
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
7 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.83%) XML
7 5 (20.83%) DHCP
7 5 (20.83%) CCSE
7 5 (20.83%) GIAC
7 5 (20.83%) Data Security
7 5 (20.83%) CEH
7 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) SIEM
7 5 (20.83%) Regular Expression

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) VPN
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) BGP
3 5 (20.83%) DHCP
3 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (20.83%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) SSH
6 2 (8.33%) PuTTY
6 2 (8.33%) SecureCRT
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) XML
1 5 (20.83%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Visualisation
1 5 (20.83%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (20.83%) Data Security
2 5 (20.83%) SIEM
2 5 (20.83%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Security Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) CISSP
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) SSCP
4 5 (20.83%) GIAC
4 5 (20.83%) CCSE
4 5 (20.83%) CEH
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) CISM
6 3 (12.50%) CISA
7 2 (8.33%) CCIP
8 1 (4.17%) CCNA
8 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) XenServer
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
2 7 (29.17%) F5
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) Juniper
4 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 5 (20.83%) SolarWinds
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) Infoblox
6 3 (12.50%) Imperva
6 3 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (8.33%) LogRhythm
7 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
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