Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 322 329
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 23 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 16
South West median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% +42.86% -13.44%
10th Percentile £34,375 £42,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £57,750 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.00% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,785 9,977 11,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.73% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,080 8,389 9,482
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Somerset - 14 £37,500 -
Wiltshire -2 5 - -
Bristol -23 2 £36,250 -17.61%
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 16 (69.57%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (47.83%) Firewall
5 10 (43.48%) SIEM
6 9 (39.13%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
9 6 (26.09%) Windows
9 6 (26.09%) Wireless
9 6 (26.09%) Network Security
9 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (26.09%) Web Application Development
9 6 (26.09%) ISO 22301
10 5 (21.74%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (21.74%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (21.74%) Life Science
10 5 (21.74%) IPsec
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
10 5 (21.74%) MPLS
10 5 (21.74%) OSPF
10 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
10 5 (21.74%) WAN
10 5 (21.74%) DHCP
10 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
10 5 (21.74%) VPN
10 5 (21.74%) Juniper

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 6 (26.09%) Network Security
3 6 (26.09%) Wireless
4 5 (21.74%) DHCP
4 5 (21.74%) IPsec
4 5 (21.74%) LAN
4 5 (21.74%) MPLS
4 5 (21.74%) OSPF
4 5 (21.74%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) VPN
4 5 (21.74%) WAN
5 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.70%) Skype
6 2 (8.70%) SMS
7 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Life Science
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Cybercrime
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (43.48%) SIEM
4 9 (39.13%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (26.09%) Web Application Development
6 5 (21.74%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
7 4 (17.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 4 (17.39%) Forensic Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) Web Filtering
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (13.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
3 6 (26.09%) ISO 22301
4 2 (8.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
1 5 (21.74%) Juniper
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) MobileIron