The median annual salary for a Senior Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 925 932
Rank change year-on-year +82 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 9 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.024% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.025% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 18
Median salary £62,500 £62,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.80% +18.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,000 £82,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary - £62,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +18.09%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 2 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 29 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
London +63 9 £62,500 -16.66% 1
England +59 9 £62,500 -3.47% 1

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 23 (63.89%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (58.33%) PCI DSS
2 21 (58.33%) Information Security
3 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (38.89%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (36.11%) CISSP
5 13 (36.11%) SIEM
6 11 (30.56%) Network Security
6 11 (30.56%) SANS
7 10 (27.78%) Firewall
8 9 (25.00%) CISA
8 9 (25.00%) CISM
8 9 (25.00%) ITIL
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (19.44%) VPN
11 6 (16.67%) Information Security Management
11 6 (16.67%) Security Management
11 6 (16.67%) HP
11 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (16.67%) ArcSight
11 6 (16.67%) GPG13
11 6 (16.67%) Server Hardening
11 6 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (16.67%) PKI
11 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 6 (16.67%) Use Case
11 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
11 6 (16.67%) Presales
11 6 (16.67%) Security Auditing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) Network Security
2 10 (27.78%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) DNS
4 2 (5.56%) VLAN
4 2 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) BGP
5 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (2.78%) IGMP
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) Junos
5 1 (2.78%) Multicast
5 1 (2.78%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (2.78%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.78%) WPA2
5 1 (2.78%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (58.33%) Information Security
3 14 (38.89%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (36.11%) SIEM
5 9 (25.00%) ITIL
6 8 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
7 6 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
7 6 (16.67%) Presales
7 6 (16.67%) Security Auditing
7 6 (16.67%) Security Management
7 6 (16.67%) Server Hardening
7 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.67%) Threat Detection
7 6 (16.67%) Use Case
7 6 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (13.89%) Data Privacy
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
9 4 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.78%) Python
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) CISSP
2 11 (30.56%) SANS
3 9 (25.00%) CISA
3 9 (25.00%) CISM
3 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) GIAC
6 3 (8.33%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (58.33%) PCI DSS
2 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (16.67%) GPG13
4 3 (8.33%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) ArcSight
1 6 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.56%) CA
3 2 (5.56%) ForgeRock
3 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) NetIQ
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Arista
4 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.78%) Nokia
4 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.78%) Tufin
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