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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 894 869 886
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 8 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.007% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.007% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 12
Average salary £37,900 £47,150 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.61% -11.03%
UK excluding London average salary £37,900 £47,150 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-19.61% -6.81%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 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 -18 8 £37,900 -19.61% 1
East of England - 5 £37,900 -
Norfolk - 5 £37,900 -
Norwich - 5 £37,900 -
London -32 2 £85,000 +31.12%
Exeter - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £105,000 -
South West - 1 - - 1

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (50.00%) SIEM
2 17 (50.00%) Information Security
2 17 (50.00%) CISSP
3 14 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 13 (38.24%) Firewall
5 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
5 11 (32.35%) PKI
5 11 (32.35%) ITIL
6 10 (29.41%) Cisco
6 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (29.41%) CCNP
6 10 (29.41%) CISA
6 10 (29.41%) CISM
6 10 (29.41%) Blue Coat
6 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (26.47%) Juniper
8 7 (20.59%) VPN
8 7 (20.59%) Cyber Security
9 6 (17.65%) Lumension
9 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (17.65%) F5
9 6 (17.65%) Splunk
9 6 (17.65%) IronPort
9 6 (17.65%) Qualys
9 6 (17.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (17.65%) Becrypt

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Firewall
2 7 (20.59%) VPN
3 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (14.71%) OSPF
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.82%) BGP
6 3 (8.82%) LAN
6 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.88%) SSH
7 2 (5.88%) MPLS
7 2 (5.88%) Telnet
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.88%) PuTTY
7 2 (5.88%) SecureCRT
8 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 3 (8.82%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) PKI
2 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Information Security
1 17 (50.00%) SIEM
2 11 (32.35%) ITIL
3 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 7 (20.59%) Cyber Security
5 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
6 5 (14.71%) Data Security
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) Network Design
8 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Information Security Management
9 1 (2.94%) Security Management
9 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.94%) Migration
9 1 (2.94%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (50.00%) CISSP
3 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
4 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (29.41%) CCNP
4 10 (29.41%) CISA
4 10 (29.41%) CISM
5 6 (17.65%) CCSE
5 6 (17.65%) CEH
5 6 (17.65%) SSCP
6 2 (5.88%) CCIP
6 2 (5.88%) CCNA
7 1 (2.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Snort
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) XenServer
2 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Nessus
1 6 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (17.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) CheckPoint
2 10 (29.41%) Blue Coat
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 9 (26.47%) Juniper
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) F5
4 6 (17.65%) Splunk
4 6 (17.65%) Lumension
4 6 (17.65%) Becrypt
4 6 (17.65%) LogRhythm
4 6 (17.65%) IronPort
4 6 (17.65%) Qualys
4 6 (17.65%) Symantec
4 6 (17.65%) McAfee
4 6 (17.65%) Websense
5 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.94%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.94%) Imperva
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) HP