The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £57,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 April 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 West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 230 248
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.095% 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.31% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 3
Median salary £57,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% +11.11%  
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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5062 5512 6031
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.25% 96.77% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4232 4630 4947
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,859 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the South West

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the South West

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Somerset - 3 - -
Bristol -5 2 £57,000 +38.18%
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 2 (25.00%) NHS
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Service Design
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT

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

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) FWSM
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Communications Security
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ACCA
1 1 (12.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Epicor
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Infor
2 1 (12.50%) IronPort
2 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sage
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds