The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 243 270
Rank change year-on-year -13 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 10
Median salary £65,000 £52,250 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.40% +16.75%  
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 of England. 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 of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6029 6586 7877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.23% 96.22% 97.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4930 5599 6495
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the East of England

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the East of England

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bedfordshire +17 4 - -
Hertfordshire -4 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Essex - 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

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 East of England region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 6 (42.86%) F5
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) CISA
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 4 (28.57%) CCSE
4 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) OSPF
4 4 (28.57%) BGP
4 4 (28.57%) NetScreen
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) COBIT
4 4 (28.57%) DMVPN
4 4 (28.57%) CRISC
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security Governance
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (28.57%) BGP
1 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) DMVPN
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
1 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) NetScreen
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
1 4 (28.57%) OSPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
2 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security Governance
2 4 (28.57%) IT Audit
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.14%) Internal Audit
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Security Hardening
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
2 4 (28.57%) CCSE
2 4 (28.57%) CISA
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CRISC
3 3 (21.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) COBIT
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
1 6 (42.86%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Imperva
2 4 (28.57%) Infoblox
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Computacenter
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Tandberg