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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 308 286 307
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 43 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.084% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.40% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8 39 10
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
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
10011 10764 10810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.56% 92.93% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8758 9257 9799
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 £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) Information Security
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) DNS
5 10 (43.48%) CCNP
5 10 (43.48%) CISSP
5 10 (43.48%) Network Security
6 9 (39.13%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) VoIP
7 8 (34.78%) Project Management
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
9 6 (26.09%) Kerberos
9 6 (26.09%) LDAP
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL
9 6 (26.09%) MPLS
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
9 6 (26.09%) Cyber Security
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
9 6 (26.09%) Blue Coat
10 5 (21.74%) SSH
10 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
10 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (21.74%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) SmartSuite
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 11 (47.83%) DNS
3 10 (43.48%) Network Security
4 8 (34.78%) VoIP
5 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) Kerberos
6 6 (26.09%) LDAP
6 6 (26.09%) MPLS
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (21.74%) SSH
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) SNMP
8 4 (17.39%) LAN
9 3 (13.04%) WAN
9 3 (13.04%) Wireless
9 3 (13.04%) DMZ
9 3 (13.04%) Internet
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (4.35%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
1 1 (4.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.35%) SCADA
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Cyber Security
4 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
4 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
5 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
7 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
7 1 (4.35%) OWASP
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (4.35%) Network Design
7 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (43.48%) CCNP
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (17.39%) CCNA
4 4 (17.39%) GIAC
5 3 (13.04%) CISM
5 3 (13.04%) GCWN
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) CISA
7 1 (4.35%) GCIA
7 1 (4.35%) GSEC
7 1 (4.35%) GPEN
7 1 (4.35%) OSCP
7 1 (4.35%) QiCA
7 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
2 6 (26.09%) Blue Coat
2 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
3 3 (13.04%) Sophos
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Tufin
5 1 (4.35%) AlgoSec