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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 845 866 872
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 33 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.026% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.028% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 25 26 9
Average salary £52,500 £56,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,700 £47,500 £44,700
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £76,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £56,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.00%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 -5 26 £52,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +5 17 £52,500 +16.66%
York +28 16 £52,500 +16.66%
North Yorkshire +28 16 £52,500 +16.66%
London -6 9 £60,000 +7.14% 1
Docklands, London - 8 - -
Scotland - 7 £48,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £47,500 -
Moray - 2 £48,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 32 (88.89%) CISSP
2 26 (72.22%) Information Security
3 24 (66.67%) Cisco
4 23 (63.89%) Firewall
5 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (50.00%) CCNP
6 17 (47.22%) CheckPoint
6 17 (47.22%) CCSE
6 17 (47.22%) Network Security
7 16 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
7 16 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 16 (44.44%) F5
7 16 (44.44%) BIG-IP
8 15 (41.67%) Juniper
9 14 (38.89%) VMware
9 14 (38.89%) DNS
9 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (36.11%) XenServer
10 13 (36.11%) Infoblox
10 13 (36.11%) Imperva
10 13 (36.11%) Blue Coat
10 13 (36.11%) OSPF
10 13 (36.11%) BGP
10 13 (36.11%) HP
10 13 (36.11%) DHCP
11 12 (33.33%) Wireless
11 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) Network Security
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 16 (44.44%) BIG-IP
4 14 (38.89%) DNS
4 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (36.11%) OSPF
5 13 (36.11%) BGP
5 13 (36.11%) DHCP
6 12 (33.33%) Wireless
7 6 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.78%) DMVPN
9 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.78%) IPsec
9 1 (2.78%) NetScreen
9 1 (2.78%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) XML
1 6 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) GIS
2 6 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 6 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Information Security
2 12 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (30.56%) Security Management
4 8 (22.22%) Information Security Management
4 8 (22.22%) Service Management
4 8 (22.22%) SIEM
5 6 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.78%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.78%) Network Design
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL
8 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) C#
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (88.89%) CISSP
2 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (50.00%) CCNP
3 17 (47.22%) CCSE
4 9 (25.00%) CISM
5 8 (22.22%) CISA
6 7 (19.44%) SSCP
7 6 (16.67%) GIAC
7 6 (16.67%) CEH
7 6 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (36.11%) XenServer
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) CheckPoint
3 16 (44.44%) F5
4 15 (41.67%) Juniper
5 14 (38.89%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) Infoblox
6 13 (36.11%) Imperva
6 13 (36.11%) Blue Coat
6 13 (36.11%) HP
7 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 8 (22.22%) Cyber-Ark
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 3 (8.33%) Sourcefire
11 3 (8.33%) LogRhythm
12 1 (2.78%) Citrix
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