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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 893 952 962
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 17 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.013% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 8
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £37,900
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +58.31%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £44,116 £37,900
% change year-on-year
+24.67% +16.40%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 12 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 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +55 15 £60,000 -25.00% 5
West Midlands - 7 £55,000 - 2
London +55 5 £80,000 - 2
Birmingham - 5 £55,000 -
City of London +46 2 £80,000 - 1
Harrogate - 1 £60,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -
South East - 1 £70,000 -
North West - 1 - -

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 23 (54.76%) Information Security
2 21 (50.00%) SIEM
3 16 (38.10%) CISSP
4 14 (33.33%) ITIL
5 13 (30.95%) CISM
5 13 (30.95%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (28.57%) PCI DSS
7 11 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (26.19%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (26.19%) Firewall
8 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 10 (23.81%) Data Loss Prevention
9 9 (21.43%) Threat Detection
9 9 (21.43%) Security Operations
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
9 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
10 8 (19.05%) Security Management
10 8 (19.05%) Network Security
10 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) PKI
10 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
10 8 (19.05%) Security Auditing
10 8 (19.05%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (19.05%) Server Hardening
10 8 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (16.67%) GPG13
11 7 (16.67%) CISA
12 6 (14.29%) Information Security Management
12 6 (14.29%) Risk Management

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Firewall
2 8 (19.05%) Network Security
3 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 4 (9.52%) MPLS
5 2 (4.76%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.76%) Fast Ethernet
5 2 (4.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 2 (4.76%) HSRP
5 2 (4.76%) IPsec
5 2 (4.76%) Junos
5 2 (4.76%) Multicast
5 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 2 (4.76%) VXLAN
5 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Big Data
General
1 5 (11.90%) Marketing
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) J2EE
2 2 (4.76%) JNI
2 2 (4.76%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) PKI
2 3 (7.14%) Fintech
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Information Security
2 21 (50.00%) SIEM
3 14 (33.33%) ITIL
4 13 (30.95%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (26.19%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Data Loss Prevention
7 9 (21.43%) Security Operations
7 9 (21.43%) Threat Detection
8 8 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 8 (19.05%) Security Auditing
8 8 (19.05%) Security Management
8 8 (19.05%) Server Hardening
8 8 (19.05%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 6 (14.29%) Information Security Management
9 6 (14.29%) Presales
9 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.90%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) CISSP
2 13 (30.95%) CISM
3 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 9 (21.43%) Degree
5 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 7 (16.67%) CISA
7 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (9.52%) SANS
9 3 (7.14%) CCNP
9 3 (7.14%) CEH
10 2 (4.76%) CCNA
10 2 (4.76%) CCSA
10 2 (4.76%) CCSE
10 2 (4.76%) HP ASE
10 2 (4.76%) HPE ATP
10 2 (4.76%) RHCE
11 1 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (2.38%) CRISC
11 1 (2.38%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 11 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (16.67%) GPG13
4 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) vCloud
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (11.90%) Juniper
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
4 3 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 3 (7.14%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) F5
5 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk
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Posted: 4 days ago
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