The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £38,152 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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

Security Specialist
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 - 104
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.74% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% - 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 2
Median salary £38,152 - £38,750
90% offered a salary of more than £31,304 - £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 - £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1046 1335 1350
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.14% 98.45% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1131 1151
Median salary £38,500 £36,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.47% -1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Wales

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Wales

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Wales over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in Wales

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
West Wales - 8 £38,152 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Wales region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Snort
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (44.44%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) pfSense
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) IPv6
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) IPv6
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (44.44%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) pfSense
1 4 (44.44%) Snort
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) VMware