The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank - 108 85
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 0 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.22% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.22% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 5
Average salary - £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Security Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1276 1354 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 98.08% 98.62% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1161 889
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Wales region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Wales

Security Specialist
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Online Betting
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Fintech

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Online Betting
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Fintech
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CEH