The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 309 330 320
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 5 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.045% 0.082% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.088% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 1
Average salary £62,500 £52,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Information Security Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
10314 11338 11182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.77% 92.98% 94.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8984 9743 10195
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist across the City of London region.

Information Security Specialist Salary Trend in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Information Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Information Security Specialist in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (90.91%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) CISM
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) GIAC
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) CISA
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) GPEN
5 3 (27.27%) OSCP
5 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (27.27%) OWASP
5 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
5 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (27.27%) RHCE
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Information Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Information Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) LDAP
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) DMZ
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
5 1 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) SSH
5 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (9.09%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SAML
1 1 (9.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) PMI
3 1 (9.09%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) OWASP
4 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) People Management
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Business Development
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) CISM
3 4 (36.36%) CISA
3 4 (36.36%) GIAC
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) GPEN
4 3 (27.27%) OSCP
4 3 (27.27%) RHCE
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) GSEC
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) QiCA
5 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (9.09%) GCWN
5 1 (9.09%) GCIA
5 1 (9.09%) CNA
5 1 (9.09%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) Sophos