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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 887 909 873
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 16 31 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.026% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.027% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 6
Average salary £56,250 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.87%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.37%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

Senior Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 10 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 17 April 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 +14 12 £53,750 +7.50%
Yorkshire +4 7 £52,500 +13.51%
York +19 6 £52,500 +16.66%
North Yorkshire +19 6 £52,500 +16.66%
London +4 5 £65,000 -7.14%
Docklands, London - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +5 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Leeds +5 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £57,500 -
Scotland - 1 £57,500 -

Senior Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (83.33%) CISSP
2 33 (78.57%) Information Security
3 26 (61.90%) Cisco
4 25 (59.52%) Firewall
5 20 (47.62%) CheckPoint
5 20 (47.62%) Network Security
6 19 (45.24%) F5
6 19 (45.24%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (45.24%) CCNP
6 19 (45.24%) CCSE
7 18 (42.86%) BIG-IP
7 18 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (40.48%) Juniper
9 16 (38.10%) Blue Coat
10 15 (35.71%) HP
10 15 (35.71%) OSPF
10 15 (35.71%) BGP
10 15 (35.71%) DHCP
10 15 (35.71%) DNS
10 15 (35.71%) VMware
10 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (35.71%) Infoblox
10 15 (35.71%) Imperva
10 15 (35.71%) XenServer
10 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (35.71%) NX-OS
11 14 (33.33%) Network Monitoring

Senior Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) Network Security
3 19 (45.24%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 18 (42.86%) BIG-IP
4 18 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
5 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (35.71%) DHCP
5 15 (35.71%) DNS
5 15 (35.71%) OSPF
5 15 (35.71%) BGP
5 15 (35.71%) NX-OS
6 14 (33.33%) Wireless
7 7 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (9.52%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.38%) DMVPN
9 1 (2.38%) IPsec
9 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.38%) NetScreen
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
1 6 (14.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) GIS
2 6 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 6 (14.29%) Open Source
3 5 (11.90%) PKI
4 3 (7.14%) RMADS
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Information Security
2 14 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (28.57%) Security Management
4 11 (26.19%) SIEM
5 8 (19.05%) Information Security Management
5 8 (19.05%) Service Management
6 6 (14.29%) Analytics
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (7.14%) ISMS
8 3 (7.14%) SOA
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
10 1 (2.38%) Operations Management
10 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (2.38%) Change Management
10 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.38%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C#
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (83.33%) CISSP
2 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (45.24%) CCNP
2 19 (45.24%) CCSE
3 9 (21.43%) CISM
4 8 (19.05%) CISA
5 6 (14.29%) SSCP
5 6 (14.29%) CEH
5 6 (14.29%) Degree
5 6 (14.29%) GIAC
6 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (35.71%) XenServer
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco
2 20 (47.62%) CheckPoint
3 19 (45.24%) F5
4 17 (40.48%) Juniper
5 16 (38.10%) Blue Coat
6 15 (35.71%) VMware
6 15 (35.71%) HP
6 15 (35.71%) Infoblox
6 15 (35.71%) Imperva
7 14 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 8 (19.05%) Cyber-Ark
9 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.52%) Sourcefire
10 4 (9.52%) LogRhythm