The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK / England
Rank 670 757 740
Rank change year-on-year +87 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 174 176 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 132 126 135
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £69,000
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 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Job Locations in 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 England 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
London +83 93 £62,500 +4.16% 10
South East +61 18 £60,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +33 14 £43,250 -17.61% 2
East Midlands +18 13 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire +22 11 £44,031 -8.26% 1
North West -15 9 £55,000 -11.29% 3
North East - 9 £45,000 -
East of England +23 6 £57,500 +33.72%
South West +8 1 - - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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 England region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 201 (56.15%) Information Security
2 155 (43.30%) CISSP
3 128 (35.75%) Firewall
4 108 (30.17%) CISM
5 101 (28.21%) PCI DSS
6 90 (25.14%) Cybersecurity
7 87 (24.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 78 (21.79%) SIEM
9 73 (20.39%) Network Security
10 72 (20.11%) Finance
11 65 (18.16%) Penetration Testing
12 64 (17.88%) Risk Management
13 55 (15.36%) Data Protection
14 48 (13.41%) Windows
15 46 (12.85%) ITIL
16 45 (12.57%) Cisco
17 44 (12.29%) Risk Assessment
18 43 (12.01%) Cisco Certification
19 42 (11.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 42 (11.73%) Degree
19 42 (11.73%) Security Architecture
19 42 (11.73%) Security Operations
20 41 (11.45%) Microsoft
21 40 (11.17%) Linux
22 39 (10.89%) Intrusion Detection
23 38 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
23 38 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
24 37 (10.34%) TCP/IP
25 36 (10.06%) CCNP
25 36 (10.06%) Internet

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.79%) IIS
2 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.84%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Project
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.75%) IaaS
2 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.12%) Office 365
5 3 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (35.75%) Firewall
2 73 (20.39%) Network Security
3 39 (10.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 37 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 36 (10.06%) Internet
6 32 (8.94%) WAN
7 25 (6.98%) DNS
7 25 (6.98%) LAN
8 24 (6.70%) VPN
9 23 (6.42%) DHCP
10 19 (5.31%) VLAN
11 17 (4.75%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (3.35%) BGP
12 12 (3.35%) BIG-IP
12 12 (3.35%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (3.35%) DMVPN
12 12 (3.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (3.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (3.35%) NetScreen
12 12 (3.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.40%) Big Data
4 4 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.28%) AppScan
2 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 72 (20.11%) Finance
2 33 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 27 (7.54%) Banking
4 19 (5.31%) Retail
5 9 (2.51%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.40%) Legal
7 4 (1.12%) Electronics
7 4 (1.12%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.23%) Node.js
2 6 (1.68%) .NET
2 6 (1.68%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.68%) Middleware
3 4 (1.12%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.12%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.84%) OpenDaylight
5 2 (0.56%) HTML
5 2 (0.56%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.56%) XML
5 2 (0.56%) XSL
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) OpenID
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.28%) SOAP
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.38%) Data Protection Act
1 30 (8.38%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.26%) Data Centre
3 22 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
4 19 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.35%) Fat Client
7 12 (3.35%) NHS
7 12 (3.35%) Thin Client
8 11 (3.07%) PKI
9 10 (2.79%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (2.23%) Cyber Attack
12 6 (1.68%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.12%) CESG
13 4 (1.12%) Fintech
13 4 (1.12%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.41%) Windows
2 40 (11.17%) Linux
3 30 (8.38%) Unix
4 16 (4.47%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.68%) Android
5 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.40%) AIX
7 4 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.12%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.84%) Solaris
9 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (56.15%) Information Security
2 90 (25.14%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (21.79%) SIEM
4 65 (18.16%) Penetration Testing
5 64 (17.88%) Risk Management
6 55 (15.36%) Data Protection
7 46 (12.85%) ITIL
8 44 (12.29%) Risk Assessment
9 42 (11.73%) Security Architecture
9 42 (11.73%) Security Operations
9 42 (11.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 38 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 38 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (9.50%) Business Continuity
12 31 (8.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 30 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (7.26%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (6.98%) Security Management
16 21 (5.87%) TOGAF
17 20 (5.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.79%) C++
2 8 (2.23%) C
3 7 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.68%) Java
5 5 (1.40%) SQL
6 4 (1.12%) Erlang
6 4 (1.12%) Go
7 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 155 (43.30%) CISSP
2 108 (30.17%) CISM
3 43 (12.01%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (11.73%) Degree
5 36 (10.06%) CCNP
6 35 (9.78%) CISA
7 26 (7.26%) CCNA
7 26 (7.26%) SANS
8 22 (6.15%) CEH
9 19 (5.31%) GIAC
10 15 (4.19%) CCSE
11 13 (3.63%) SSCP
12 11 (3.07%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (3.07%) Security Cleared
12 11 (3.07%) Security+ Certification
13 9 (2.51%) CISMP
13 9 (2.51%) GCIA
13 9 (2.51%) GCIH
13 9 (2.51%) SC Cleared
14 8 (2.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (28.21%) PCI DSS
2 87 (24.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.40%) GPG13
3 5 (1.40%) ISO27002
4 4 (1.12%) GDPR
5 3 (0.84%) COBIT
5 3 (0.84%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.84%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.56%) QA
6 2 (0.56%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.28%) COSO
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.28%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.28%) PMO
7 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.12%) Firmware
5 3 (0.84%) Ceph
6 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (4.19%) Nessus
2 12 (3.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 10 (2.79%) SCCM
4 7 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (1.96%) Nmap
5 5 (1.40%) RSA Archer
6 4 (1.12%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.56%) QRadar
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) WSUS
8 1 (0.28%) Ansible
8 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.28%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 45 (12.57%) Cisco
2 41 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.98%) VMware
4 24 (6.70%) CheckPoint
5 22 (6.15%) ArcSight
6 21 (5.87%) F5
7 20 (5.59%) Blue Coat
8 19 (5.31%) Citrix
9 13 (3.63%) Qualys
10 12 (3.35%) HP
10 12 (3.35%) Imperva
10 12 (3.35%) Infoblox
11 9 (2.51%) Juniper
11 9 (2.51%) Splunk
12 8 (2.23%) Intel Security
13 7 (1.96%) NetApp
14 6 (1.68%) IBM
15 5 (1.40%) Forcepoint
15 5 (1.40%) Intel
15 5 (1.40%) Oracle
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