The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Security Specialist
Rank 935 971 1005
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Security Specialist 9 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.002% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 6
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median 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 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Security Specialist in the job title.

Technical Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Security Specialist within the UK.

Technical Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Security Specialist over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 within the UK.

Technical Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Security Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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 +28 9 £65,000 +8.33%
London +11 7 £65,000 -
South East - 2 £45,000 -
Reading - 2 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Hayes - 1 - -

Technical Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Security Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Network Security
3 15 (44.12%) Unix
3 15 (44.12%) Firewall
4 14 (41.18%) CISSP
5 13 (38.24%) Banking
5 13 (38.24%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (38.24%) Intel Security
5 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
6 11 (32.35%) Retail
7 10 (29.41%) CISM
7 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (29.41%) CCNA
8 9 (26.47%) Snort
9 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
10 5 (14.71%) Cisco
11 4 (11.76%) CCSE
12 3 (8.82%) Information Security
12 3 (8.82%) Linux
13 2 (5.88%) Python
13 2 (5.88%) DNS
13 2 (5.88%) LAN
13 2 (5.88%) WAN
13 2 (5.88%) RHCE
13 2 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (5.88%) CCSA
13 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
13 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
13 2 (5.88%) PowerShell

Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Network Security
2 15 (44.12%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
General
1 13 (38.24%) Banking
2 11 (32.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
2 3 (8.82%) Information Security
3 2 (5.88%) Analytics
3 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) SIEM
3 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.94%) Data Privacy
4 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.94%) Data Security
4 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.94%) Matrix Management
4 1 (2.94%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) CISSP
2 10 (29.41%) CCNA
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (29.41%) CISM
3 4 (11.76%) CCSE
4 2 (5.88%) CCSA
4 2 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (5.88%) LPIC
4 2 (5.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.88%) Nessus
2 2 (5.88%) Nmap
3 1 (2.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Intel Security
2 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (14.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 2 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Juniper