The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 287 325 325
Rank change year-on-year
+38 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 31 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.080% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.087% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 25 3 6
Average salary £75,000 £60,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £56,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £96,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
9724 11522 11194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.57% 92.46% 93.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8361 9663 9804
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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 Security Specialist across the City of London region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the City of London

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 43 (78.18%) Finance
2 28 (50.91%) Information Security
3 24 (43.64%) Cyber Security
4 23 (41.82%) Java
5 20 (36.36%) Firewall
5 20 (36.36%) Python
6 19 (34.55%) CISSP
6 19 (34.55%) Struts
6 19 (34.55%) Spring
7 18 (32.73%) Security Testing
7 18 (32.73%) Relational Database
7 18 (32.73%) OWASP
7 18 (32.73%) C
7 18 (32.73%) C#
7 18 (32.73%) C++
7 18 (32.73%) .NET
7 18 (32.73%) RDBMS
7 18 (32.73%) Banking
8 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
8 12 (21.82%) Cisco
9 11 (20.00%) Degree
10 9 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (16.36%) CISM
11 8 (14.55%) Financial Institution
11 8 (14.55%) Management Information System
12 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (12.73%) Network Security
12 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SmartSuite
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) Network Security
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) VPN
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.64%) Junos
4 2 (3.64%) VLAN
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (3.64%) MPLS
4 2 (3.64%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) Relational Database
1 18 (32.73%) RDBMS
General
1 43 (78.18%) Finance
2 18 (32.73%) Banking
3 8 (14.55%) Financial Institution
4 6 (10.91%) Marketing
4 6 (10.91%) Electronics
4 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
5 5 (9.09%) Retail
6 2 (3.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) Struts
1 19 (34.55%) Spring
2 18 (32.73%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.91%) DTV
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Information Security
2 24 (43.64%) Cyber Security
3 18 (32.73%) Security Testing
3 18 (32.73%) OWASP
4 9 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.73%) Data Governance
6 6 (10.91%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
6 6 (10.91%) Programme Management
6 6 (10.91%) E-business
6 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 5 (9.09%) SIEM
8 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (7.27%) ITIL
8 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (7.27%) SDLC
9 3 (5.45%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) Python
3 18 (32.73%) C
3 18 (32.73%) C#
3 18 (32.73%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) CISSP
2 11 (20.00%) Degree
3 9 (16.36%) CISM
4 6 (10.91%) CISA
5 4 (7.27%) CEH
6 3 (5.45%) CRISC
7 2 (3.64%) SSCP
7 2 (3.64%) GIAC
7 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.82%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
1 2 (3.64%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco
2 6 (10.91%) SAP
3 5 (9.09%) F5
4 4 (7.27%) WorldPay
5 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.45%) McAfee
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) AlgoSec
6 2 (3.64%) Tufin
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Intel
6 2 (3.64%) Juniper
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) IronPort
7 1 (1.82%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.82%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.82%) Lumension