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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 300 258 296
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 56 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.097% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.58% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 50 14
Average salary £55,000 £53,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.28% -18.07%
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +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
9613 9633 10230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.38% 92.91% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8403 8235 9203
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,501 £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 30 January 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 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 16 (72.73%) Firewall
3 13 (59.09%) Information Security
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco
4 12 (54.55%) DNS
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (50.00%) Network Security
6 10 (45.45%) CCNP
7 9 (40.91%) CISSP
7 9 (40.91%) VoIP
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (36.36%) Windows
8 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
8 8 (36.36%) Project Management
9 7 (31.82%) MPLS
9 7 (31.82%) Blue Coat
9 7 (31.82%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (31.82%) ITIL
9 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (31.82%) SolarWinds
10 6 (27.27%) Cyber Security
10 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
11 5 (22.73%) DHCP
11 5 (22.73%) Kerberos
11 5 (22.73%) SNMP
11 5 (22.73%) LDAP
11 5 (22.73%) SSH
11 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
11 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
11 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SmartSuite
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
3 11 (50.00%) Network Security
4 9 (40.91%) VoIP
5 7 (31.82%) MPLS
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 5 (22.73%) DHCP
7 5 (22.73%) Kerberos
7 5 (22.73%) SNMP
7 5 (22.73%) LDAP
7 5 (22.73%) SSH
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (9.09%) Wireless
9 2 (9.09%) Internet
9 2 (9.09%) SAN
9 2 (9.09%) DMZ
9 2 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (4.55%) Arabic Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) PMI
2 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Cyber Security
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.55%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.55%) Network Design
8 1 (4.55%) Change Management
8 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.55%) Business Development
8 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
8 1 (4.55%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (45.45%) CCNP
3 9 (40.91%) CISSP
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (18.18%) GIAC
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
6 3 (13.64%) GCWN
7 2 (9.09%) CISM
8 1 (4.55%) CNA
8 1 (4.55%) Novell Certification
8 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 1 (4.55%) GCIA
8 1 (4.55%) CISA
8 1 (4.55%) QiCA
8 1 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 7 (31.82%) Blue Coat
3 7 (31.82%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Sophos
5 2 (9.09%) AlgoSec
5 2 (9.09%) Tufin
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper