The median annual salary for a Technical Security Specialist was £44,031 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.

Technical Security Specialist
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 938 953
Rank change year-on-year +91 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Security Specialist 5 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.011% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.012% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 0
Median salary £44,031 £65,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.26% -  
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year -19.94% -  

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%  

Technical Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Security Specialist in the UK

Technical Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Technical Security Specialist in the UK

Technical Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Security Specialist over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Security Specialist in the UK

Technical Security Specialist
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical 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
England +67 4 £44,031 -32.26% 2
Yorkshire +36 3 £44,031 -19.94% 1
Leeds - 3 £44,031 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £44,031 - 1
Scotland +23 1 £34,500 -37.27%
Livingston - 1 £34,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £34,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 5 (41.67%) CISA
3 5 (41.67%) CISM
3 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Presales
4 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Data Security
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) NHS
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) SSCP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) CCDA
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) CREST Certified

Technical 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Presales
4 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Security
4 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Time Management
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Microservices
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Server Hardening
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISA
1 5 (41.67%) CISM
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) CCDA
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (25.00%) SSCP
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (16.67%) GPG13
3 2 (16.67%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Ceph
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Intel
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Brocade
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per year
Posted: 23 hours ago