The median annual salary for a Senior Security Specialist was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Security Specialist
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 886 971
Rank change year-on-year +34 +85  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 18 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.027% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.028% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 16
Median salary £90,000 £70,000 £63,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £50,400 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £65,000 £63,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +3.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +42 17 £90,000 +28.57% 3
London +20 17 £90,000 +12.50% 3
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 13 (50.00%) Degree
3 12 (46.15%) Risk Management
3 12 (46.15%) Finance
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) Security Architecture
5 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (38.46%) Threat Modelling
5 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
6 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
6 9 (34.62%) Financial Institution
7 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
9 3 (11.54%) Use Case
9 3 (11.54%) Network Security
9 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
9 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
9 3 (11.54%) SIEM
9 3 (11.54%) SANS
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) Firewall
9 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
9 3 (11.54%) HP
10 2 (7.69%) CISSP
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco
10 2 (7.69%) ITIL
10 2 (7.69%) Linux
10 2 (7.69%) LAN

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) BGP
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) OSPF
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) ATM
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) IPsec
3 1 (3.85%) PPP
3 1 (3.85%) RIP
3 1 (3.85%) SONET
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) WEP
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) WLAN
3 1 (3.85%) WPA
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 12 (46.15%) Risk Management
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Security Architecture
4 10 (38.46%) Threat Modelling
5 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (11.54%) SIEM
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Use Case
7 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.85%) OWASP
8 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) SANS
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
4 1 (3.85%) GIAC
4 1 (3.85%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.85%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
1 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
1 3 (11.54%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) F5
2 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.85%) Arista
3 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia
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Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
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