The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 391 436
Rank change year-on-year +3 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 51 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.055% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6 39 31
Median salary £61,250 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,125 £41,422 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £150,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14100 17771 20746
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.65% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51721 74610 83636
Median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire -3 3 £70,000 +33.33%
Surrey +34 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hampshire +21 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £44,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) CISSP
3 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) SIEM
4 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
5 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
6 5 (19.23%) Presales
7 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Network Security
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) CISM
8 3 (11.54%) Forcepoint
8 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.54%) CISA
8 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.85%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Digital Economy
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
2 7 (26.92%) SIEM
3 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (19.23%) Presales
5 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Security
6 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Business Development
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) Kanban
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C++
1 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) CISM
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) CISA
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CEH
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.85%) GCIA
5 1 (3.85%) GCIH
5 1 (3.85%) GIAC
5 1 (3.85%) GSEC
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.85%) SANS
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) COSO
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.85%) SAS 70
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) QRadar
2 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.85%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Brocade
4 3 (11.54%) CyberArk
4 3 (11.54%) F5
4 3 (11.54%) Forcepoint
4 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
4 3 (11.54%) McAfee
4 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
4 3 (11.54%) Symantec
4 3 (11.54%) Tufin
5 2 (7.69%) LogRhythm
5 2 (7.69%) Splunk
6 1 (3.85%) CA
6 1 (3.85%) Qualys
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