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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 882 896 866
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 11 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.010% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 7
Average salary £70,000 £43,950 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.27% +3.41%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £37,900 -
% change year-on-year
+38.52% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 9 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 August 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 0 7 £75,000 +70.64% 1
London +16 6 £77,500 -8.82%
Scotland - 4 £56,250 -
City of London +27 3 £70,000 -33.33%
Edinburgh - 3 £60,000 -
Dundee - 1 £42,233 -
Swindon - 1 £46,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £46,000 -
South West - 1 £46,000 -

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (76.00%) Information Security
2 15 (60.00%) SIEM
3 13 (52.00%) CISSP
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 10 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (36.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco
7 8 (32.00%) PKI
7 8 (32.00%) CEH
7 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
8 7 (28.00%) ISMS
8 7 (28.00%) RMADS
8 7 (28.00%) Degree
8 7 (28.00%) SOA
8 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (20.00%) Network Security
10 5 (20.00%) Open Source
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) DNS
10 5 (20.00%) DHCP
10 5 (20.00%) CISM
11 4 (16.00%) CISA
11 4 (16.00%) GIAC
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (16.00%) MPLS
11 4 (16.00%) Red Hat

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) DHCP
3 5 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.00%) Junos
4 4 (16.00%) MPLS
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.00%) SNMP
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) LDAP
5 1 (4.00%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Hudson
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) Trac
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) XML
1 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) PKI
2 7 (28.00%) RMADS
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (4.00%) Grid Computing
5 1 (4.00%) Informatics
5 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.00%) Life Science
5 1 (4.00%) DTV
5 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) CentOS
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Information Security
2 15 (60.00%) SIEM
3 7 (28.00%) ISMS
3 7 (28.00%) SOA
4 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Open Source
6 4 (16.00%) Cyber Security
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Data Governance
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
8 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.00%) Web Development
8 2 (8.00%) Operations Management
8 2 (8.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) CISSP
2 8 (32.00%) CEH
3 7 (28.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) CISM
5 4 (16.00%) GIAC
5 4 (16.00%) SSCP
5 4 (16.00%) CISA
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (16.00%) MCSE
6 3 (12.00%) MCSA
6 3 (12.00%) MCP
7 1 (4.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.00%) QA
4 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) McAfee
4 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (12.00%) Splunk
5 2 (8.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (4.00%) WorldPay
6 1 (4.00%) FireEye
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) Qualys
6 1 (4.00%) Opsware
6 1 (4.00%) Websense
6 1 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) AppSense
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
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