The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 30 March 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 135 129
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol - 0.053% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.055% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £37,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -19.35%  
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 Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1796 1827 1873
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.08% 96.72% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1493 1602 1571
Median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Bristol

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Bristol

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 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 Bristol region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Service Design
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) IronPort
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (33.33%) CA

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) FWSM
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Design
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) IronPort
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds