The median annual salary for a Senior Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 829 907 917
Rank change year-on-year +78 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 8 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.024% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 15
Median salary £62,500 £67,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.40% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median salary - £64,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +23.33%  

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 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
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%  

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in England

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Security Specialist in England

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Specialist in England

Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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 +70 8 £62,500 -16.66% 1
Senior Security Specialist
UK

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 21 (67.74%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (61.29%) PCI DSS
2 19 (61.29%) Information Security
3 14 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (45.16%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (35.48%) SANS
4 11 (35.48%) SIEM
4 11 (35.48%) CISSP
5 8 (25.81%) Firewall
5 8 (25.81%) Network Security
6 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) CISA
6 7 (22.58%) CISM
6 7 (22.58%) ITIL
7 6 (19.35%) VPN
7 6 (19.35%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Use Case
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
7 6 (19.35%) ArcSight
7 6 (19.35%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (16.13%) Data Privacy
8 5 (16.13%) Network Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) Security Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) PKI
9 4 (12.90%) GIAC
9 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.90%) Information Security Management

Senior 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 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
1 8 (25.81%) Network Security
2 6 (19.35%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) Junos
3 1 (3.23%) MPLS
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) PKI
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (61.29%) Information Security
3 14 (45.16%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (35.48%) SIEM
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Use Case
7 5 (16.13%) Data Privacy
7 5 (16.13%) Network Architecture
8 4 (12.90%) Information Security Management
8 4 (12.90%) Presales
8 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
8 4 (12.90%) Security Architecture
8 4 (12.90%) Security Auditing
8 4 (12.90%) Security Management
8 4 (12.90%) Server Hardening
8 4 (12.90%) Threat Detection
8 4 (12.90%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) CISSP
1 11 (35.48%) SANS
2 7 (22.58%) CISA
2 7 (22.58%) CISM
2 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) GIAC
5 3 (9.68%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) PCI DSS
2 14 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (12.90%) GPG13
4 3 (9.68%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) ArcSight
1 6 (19.35%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) CA
2 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.45%) ForgeRock
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) NetIQ
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.23%) Juniper
3 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.23%) Tufin
London
Montash Limited
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 26 days ago