The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £112,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 101 142 139
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.33% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Median salary £112,500 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +150.00% -  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1191 1826 2265
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.22% 93.83% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 924 1476 1551
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Reading

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Reading

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in Reading

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) ArcSight
3 6 (31.58%) IaaS
3 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Compliance Audit
4 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 4 (21.05%) CISM
4 4 (21.05%) SABSA
4 4 (21.05%) Presales
5 2 (10.53%) QRadar
5 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
5 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm
5 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.53%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.53%) Business Development

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) Compliance Audit
3 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Presales
4 4 (21.05%) SABSA
4 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Business Development
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISM
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) ArcSight
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
3 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm
3 2 (10.53%) Splunk
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
3 2 (10.53%) VMware