Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 323 335
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.077% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 11
South West median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +8.70% -12.38%
10th Percentile £41,800 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £72,500 £58,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 10138 10807 11777
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.05% 97.11% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8467 9056 9838
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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
Somerset 0 6 £57,500 +39.39% 1
Bristol -13 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 20 July 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 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) SIEM
1 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
1 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
1 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (12.50%) Infor
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) Epicor
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards

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 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Coaching
1 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
1 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
1 3 (37.50%) SIEM
1 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ACCA
2 1 (12.50%) CIMA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 22301
2 1 (12.50%) NIST 800
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Epicor
1 1 (12.50%) Infor
1 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Sage
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
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