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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 301 336 328
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.024% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.026% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £65,000 £70,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +115.38%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.22%
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
9659 11673 11048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.47% 92.51% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8214 9850 9611
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) CISM
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) CRISC
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) SmartSuite
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
3 2 (50.00%) Tufin
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) AlgoSec
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (25.00%) CISA

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) SmartSuite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) CISM
2 3 (75.00%) CRISC
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Tufin
1 2 (50.00%) AlgoSec