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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 224 239 301
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.100% 0.19% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 9
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

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
4854 6186 9609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 97.00% 95.85% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 5535 8406
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) Network Security
3 7 (50.00%) SANS
4 5 (35.71%) Information Assurance
4 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (35.71%) SSL
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (35.71%) GIAC
4 5 (35.71%) Legal
5 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (21.43%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
6 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
6 3 (21.43%) snoop
6 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) WSUS
6 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (21.43%) CEH
6 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 (64.29%) Firewall
1 9 (64.29%) Network Security
2 5 (35.71%) SSL
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) HTTP
3 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
3 3 (21.43%) LDAP
3 3 (21.43%) snoop
3 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
3 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 5 (35.71%) Legal
2 3 (21.43%) Law
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Information Assurance
3 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
4 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
4 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) Data Security
5 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) SANS
3 5 (35.71%) GIAC
4 3 (21.43%) CEH
4 3 (21.43%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (21.43%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) CCNP
5 2 (14.29%) CCSA
5 2 (14.29%) CCSE
5 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CISM
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
2 3 (21.43%) Forcepoint
2 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, Shares
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum £45,000 - £45,000
Posted: 6 days ago