The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 176 178
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.075% 0.12% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.12% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 5
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
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 the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2595 3212 3678
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.94% 97.69% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2191 2610 3054
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the East Midlands

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the East Midlands

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Northamptonshire - 2 £55,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 East Midlands region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) Information Security
2 10 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) SCCM
4 8 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Security+ Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (40.00%) CCNP
6 6 (40.00%) CCNA
6 6 (40.00%) CISSP
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) SIEM
6 6 (40.00%) VLAN
7 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) SAN
7 5 (33.33%) NetApp
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (26.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) VLAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) SIEM
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) B2B
5 4 (26.67%) Matrix Management
5 4 (26.67%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Information Security Management
7 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (13.33%) Security Management
7 2 (13.33%) Web Filtering
8 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (46.67%) CompTIA Security+
1 7 (46.67%) Security+ Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNA
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
2 6 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) CEH
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (26.67%) GDPR
2 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (20.00%) SCOM
4 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) NetApp
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Brocade
6 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto