The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Security Specialist
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 173 200
Rank change year-on-year -6 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.091% 0.75% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.78% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 16
Median salary £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +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 3145 4374 4831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.93% 96.56% 95.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2535 3540 3652
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 £25,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
2 5 (55.56%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) Presales
2 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) Forcepoint
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Tufin
4 3 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) CyberArk
4 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Security
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (22.22%) QRadar
5 2 (22.22%) Digital Economy
5 2 (22.22%) Business Development
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (22.22%) Digital Economy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Presales
1 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
1 5 (55.56%) SIEM
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Development
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) CyberArk
4 3 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Forcepoint
4 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) Tufin
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) LogRhythm
5 2 (22.22%) Splunk