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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 907 899 903
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 28 38 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.037% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 18 30 31
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 18 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 12 February 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
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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 +16 27 £50,000 -4.76% 4
South East - 9 £70,000 -
London +2 6 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Yorkshire -1 5 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -6 5 £50,000 -4.76%
South West - 5 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 5 £70,000 -
Bristol - 5 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £70,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Abingdon - 2 - -
Scotland -4 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £51,000 - 2
North West - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £51,000 - 1

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (68.09%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) CISSP
2 20 (42.55%) Information Security
2 20 (42.55%) Intel Security
3 17 (36.17%) Cisco
4 15 (31.91%) Unix
4 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
5 14 (29.79%) Risk Management
5 14 (29.79%) Banking
5 14 (29.79%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (29.79%) Security Operations
6 13 (27.66%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (27.66%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (27.66%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Firewall
7 12 (25.53%) Linux
8 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
8 11 (23.40%) CEH
8 11 (23.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 10 (21.28%) DHCP
9 10 (21.28%) DNS
10 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
11 8 (17.02%) Coaching
11 8 (17.02%) CISA
12 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
12 7 (14.89%) Network Security
13 6 (12.77%) VLAN
13 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (12.77%) Junos

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (6.38%) Apache
1 3 (6.38%) Drupal
1 3 (6.38%) JBoss
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
2 13 (27.66%) Firewall
3 10 (21.28%) DHCP
3 10 (21.28%) DNS
4 7 (14.89%) Network Security
5 6 (12.77%) Junos
5 6 (12.77%) MPLS
5 6 (12.77%) VLAN
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
7 3 (6.38%) InfiniBand
7 3 (6.38%) LDAP
7 3 (6.38%) SNMP
8 2 (4.26%) VPN
9 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Hudson
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
1 3 (6.38%) Trac
General
1 14 (29.79%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) LAMP
1 3 (6.38%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Fintech
4 3 (6.38%) Grid Computing
4 3 (6.38%) Health Informatics
4 3 (6.38%) Informatics
4 3 (6.38%) Life Science
4 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) CESG
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.13%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Unix
3 12 (25.53%) Linux
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.38%) CentOS
5 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Information Security
2 14 (29.79%) Risk Management
2 14 (29.79%) Security Operations
3 13 (27.66%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (27.66%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 8 (17.02%) Coaching
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (12.77%) SIEM
6 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (10.64%) Anomaly Detection
7 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (8.51%) Analytics
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) Perl
1 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) CISSP
2 11 (23.40%) CEH
3 8 (17.02%) CISA
4 6 (12.77%) MCSE
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.77%) SANS
5 5 (10.64%) CISM
5 5 (10.64%) CREST Certified
5 5 (10.64%) Degree
6 3 (6.38%) MCP
6 3 (6.38%) MCSA
6 3 (6.38%) RHCE
7 1 (2.13%) GSEC
7 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) BS25999
3 1 (2.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) GPFS
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (10.64%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (6.38%) Nagios
3 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.38%) Puppet
3 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Intel Security
2 17 (36.17%) Cisco
3 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.64%) Sophos
4 5 (10.64%) WorldPay
5 3 (6.38%) Brocade
5 3 (6.38%) Dell
5 3 (6.38%) IBM
5 3 (6.38%) Opsware
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 3 (6.38%) Remedy
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £51000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Worldpay
Posted: 25 days ago