Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 - 155
Rank change year-on-year - +155 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 16 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.75% - 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% - 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 3
Wales median annual salary £45,000 - £37,500
10th Percentile £30,273 - £33,250
90th Percentile £48,125 - £39,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 2079 2627 2693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 97.24% 97.80% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1797 2232 2247
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales - 15 £45,000 -
South Wales - 1 £55,000 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco IOS
1 11 (68.75%) Network Security
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Snort
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) VoIP
4 8 (50.00%) VPN
4 8 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (43.75%) IPv6
6 6 (37.50%) pfSense
6 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (31.25%) VLAN
7 5 (31.25%) Information Security
8 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 1 (6.25%) Vyatta
10 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
10 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
10 1 (6.25%) SaaS
10 1 (6.25%) HP
10 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
10 1 (6.25%) Security Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco IOS
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Network Security
2 8 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 8 (50.00%) VoIP
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) IPv6
4 5 (31.25%) VLAN
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
3 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Snort
3 6 (37.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Vyatta