Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 148 148
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.15% 0.25% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 1
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -60.53% +153.33%
10th Percentile £29,300 £35,875 £87,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £102,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,877 2,323 2,564
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.35% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,575 2,037 2,216
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,365 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,250 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 - 2 £45,000 -
South Wales +22 1 £26,000 -30.67%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) IPv6
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Snort
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

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 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) IPv6
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Snort
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft