The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the City of London region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 226 252 314
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 14
Median salary £67,500 £61,250 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.20% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £66,500 £84,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
5153 6523 10561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 96.90% 96.08% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4662 5782 9185
Median salary £57,500 £57,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.87% +7.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 City of London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Information Security
2 10 (66.67%) CISSP
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) Network Security
4 7 (46.67%) SANS
5 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (33.33%) GIAC
5 5 (33.33%) Legal
5 5 (33.33%) SSL
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (20.00%) tcpdump
7 3 (20.00%) snoop
7 3 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (20.00%) Law
7 3 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Network Security
3 5 (33.33%) SSL
3 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (20.00%) LDAP
5 3 (20.00%) snoop
5 3 (20.00%) tcpdump
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
General
1 5 (33.33%) Legal
2 3 (20.00%) Law
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 3 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (13.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Data Security
4 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
2 7 (46.67%) SANS
3 5 (33.33%) GIAC
4 3 (20.00%) CEH
4 3 (20.00%) CISA
4 3 (20.00%) CISM
4 3 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) CCNP
5 2 (13.33%) CCSA
5 2 (13.33%) CCSE
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (20.00%) Forcepoint
2 3 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
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