The median annual salary for a Technical Security Specialist was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 930 979
Rank change year-on-year +63 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Security Specialist 7 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.003% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 3
Median salary £67,500 £81,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.92% +16.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £72,250 £62,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £90,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +7.69%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
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 £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Security Specialist in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +41 6 £67,500 -16.92%
London +29 6 £67,500 -27.02%
Edinburgh - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (66.67%) Information Security
1 8 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (66.67%) Network Security
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (41.67%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
3 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (41.67%) Machine Learning
3 5 (41.67%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Time Management
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) CCDA
5 3 (25.00%) NHS
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Network Security
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Data Visualisation
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Machine Learning
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Time Management
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%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 5 (41.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCDA
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) CISA
2 3 (25.00%) CISM
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Master's Degree
2 3 (25.00%) SSCP
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
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%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) VMware