The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
South East / Berkshire
Rank 171 204 218
Rank change year-on-year +33 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.18% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 9
Median salary £90,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.63% -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £38,250 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £135,000 £76,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3190 4685 5226
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.00% 94.65% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2588 3823 3873
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +39 5 £90,000 +100.00%
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (48.57%) Risk Assessment
1 17 (48.57%) Information Security
2 16 (45.71%) CISM
3 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 14 (40.00%) Unix
4 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 14 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (37.14%) IaaS
5 13 (37.14%) SABSA
5 13 (37.14%) TOGAF
6 12 (34.29%) ArcSight
7 11 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
8 10 (28.57%) CISSP
8 10 (28.57%) Firewall
9 6 (17.14%) SIEM
9 6 (17.14%) Splunk
9 6 (17.14%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
9 6 (17.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (17.14%) Compliance Audit
10 5 (14.29%) Presales
10 5 (14.29%) ISSAP
10 5 (14.29%) CISA
11 4 (11.43%) Nessus
11 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.43%) IIS
11 4 (11.43%) Qualys

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Cyber Attack
1 6 (17.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Information Security
1 17 (48.57%) Risk Assessment
2 14 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (37.14%) SABSA
3 13 (37.14%) TOGAF
4 11 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.14%) Compliance Audit
5 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
5 6 (17.14%) SIEM
6 5 (14.29%) Presales
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.43%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.71%) Business Development
10 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
10 1 (2.86%) Identity Access Management
10 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) CISM
2 10 (28.57%) CISSP
3 5 (14.29%) CISA
3 5 (14.29%) ISSAP
4 4 (11.43%) IISP
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Nessus
2 2 (5.71%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) ArcSight
3 6 (17.14%) Splunk
4 4 (11.43%) Qualys
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) F5
5 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
5 3 (8.57%) Intel Security
5 3 (8.57%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
5 3 (8.57%) VMware
6 2 (5.71%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.86%) CA
7 1 (2.86%) ForgeRock
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
Slough, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
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