Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 513 511 573
Rank change year-on-year -2 +62 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 42 87 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 31 55 57
South East median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £42,000 £33,200 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,500 £75,000 £68,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -13.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +13 14 £50,000 -16.67%
Thames Valley -23 13 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Hampshire +14 7 £52,500 -4.55%
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £52,500 +12.90% 1
Oxfordshire -12 4 - - 1
Berkshire -15 4 £73,000 +39.05% 1
East Sussex - 4 £44,000 -
West Sussex 0 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

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

1 21 (50.00%) Information Security
2 17 (40.48%) CISSP
3 16 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (30.95%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (28.57%) Firewall
6 11 (26.19%) Windows
6 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (23.81%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (21.43%) Degree
8 9 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
9 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (19.05%) Security Testing
9 8 (19.05%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 7 (16.67%) Cisco
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (16.67%) CEH
10 7 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 7 (16.67%) OWASP
11 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Maven
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (14.29%) PKI
3 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Information Security
2 16 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (30.95%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (19.05%) Security Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (16.67%) OWASP
7 7 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 6 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
8 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (14.29%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (11.90%) ITIL
9 5 (11.90%) Security Operations
9 5 (11.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) CISSP
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 7 (16.67%) CEH
4 6 (14.29%) CISM
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (11.90%) CCNP
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (11.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (9.52%) CISA
6 4 (9.52%) MCSA
7 3 (7.14%) CCNA
7 3 (7.14%) SANS
8 2 (4.76%) CCDP
8 2 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (4.76%) MCSE
8 2 (4.76%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (2.38%) CRISC
9 1 (2.38%) GIAC
9 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
9 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.52%) SSAE 16
4 1 (2.38%) COBIT
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) VMware
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) F5
3 4 (9.52%) Sophos
4 3 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Juniper
4 3 (7.14%) McAfee
4 3 (7.14%) Qualys
5 2 (4.76%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (4.76%) Brocade
5 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Lumension
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Darktrace
6 1 (2.38%) Meraki
6 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto