The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
Rank 371 432 427
Rank change year-on-year +61 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 26 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 29
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £41,000 £39,128
10% offered a salary of more than £121,500 £80,000 £62,500
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 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 14386 18632 20289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.50% 96.66% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12028 15887 16329
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

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 27 March 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 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
Surrey +45 7 £58,750 -16.07% 1
Berkshire +33 6 £90,000 +63.63% 1
Hampshire +24 3 £62,500 -10.71%
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £60,000 +37.14%
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 25 (40.98%) Information Security
2 23 (37.70%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (34.43%) Risk Assessment
4 20 (32.79%) CISM
5 18 (29.51%) Firewall
6 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
7 15 (24.59%) CISSP
7 15 (24.59%) Telecoms
8 14 (22.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (22.95%) Unix
8 14 (22.95%) IaaS
9 13 (21.31%) SABSA
9 13 (21.31%) TOGAF
10 12 (19.67%) ArcSight
10 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (16.39%) Linux
12 10 (16.39%) Windows
13 8 (13.11%) Security Operations
13 8 (13.11%) Degree
14 7 (11.48%) SIEM
14 7 (11.48%) CISA
15 6 (9.84%) VMware
15 6 (9.84%) Cisco
15 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
15 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
15 6 (9.84%) Security Operations Centre
15 6 (9.84%) Compliance Audit
15 6 (9.84%) SANS

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.95%) IaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.56%) Network Security
5 3 (4.92%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.28%) Internet
7 1 (1.64%) HTTP
7 1 (1.64%) LAN
7 1 (1.64%) SSH
7 1 (1.64%) SSL
7 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (24.59%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Electronics
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Middleware
1 1 (1.64%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Cyber Attack
1 6 (9.84%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) PKI
3 4 (6.56%) CESG
3 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Unix
2 10 (16.39%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.56%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Information Security
2 23 (37.70%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (34.43%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (22.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (21.31%) SABSA
5 13 (21.31%) TOGAF
6 8 (13.11%) Security Operations
7 7 (11.48%) SIEM
8 6 (9.84%) Compliance Audit
8 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Presales
9 5 (8.20%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (6.56%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (6.56%) ITIL
10 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
11 3 (4.92%) Threat Modelling
12 2 (3.28%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) C++
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) CISM
2 15 (24.59%) CISSP
3 8 (13.11%) Degree
4 7 (11.48%) CISA
5 6 (9.84%) SANS
6 5 (8.20%) ISSAP
7 4 (6.56%) GIAC
7 4 (6.56%) IISP
8 3 (4.92%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.64%) CEH
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.64%) GCIA
9 1 (1.64%) GCIH
9 1 (1.64%) GSEC
9 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.92%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.64%) COBIT
4 1 (1.64%) COSO
4 1 (1.64%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.64%) SAS 70
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Nessus
2 2 (3.28%) CSIRT
2 2 (3.28%) QRadar
3 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) ArcSight
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco
3 6 (9.84%) Splunk
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) Fortinet
4 5 (8.20%) Qualys
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.92%) F5
6 3 (4.92%) Intel Security
6 3 (4.92%) Juniper
6 3 (4.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.28%) Brocade
7 2 (3.28%) CA
7 2 (3.28%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.28%) Tufin
8 1 (1.64%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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Harris Global
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