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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 257 308 265
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 10 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.096% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 48
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,950 £55,750 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
6345 9909 9973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.41% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5708 8596 8486
Average salary £57,500 £54,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) CISSP
4 6 (31.58%) SDLC
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (15.79%) Reinsurance
7 3 (15.79%) Presales
7 3 (15.79%) Secure Coding
7 3 (15.79%) ISO27002
7 3 (15.79%) Retail
7 3 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) ISMS
7 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.79%) OWASP
7 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
7 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Junos
3 2 (10.53%) MPLS
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) ISMS
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) OWASP
4 3 (15.79%) Presales
4 3 (15.79%) Secure Coding
4 3 (15.79%) Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) CISM
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) CEH
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CRISC
5 1 (5.26%) EnCE
5 1 (5.26%) GCFA
5 1 (5.26%) GCFE
5 1 (5.26%) GCIA
5 1 (5.26%) GCIH
5 1 (5.26%) GIAC
5 1 (5.26%) GREM
5 1 (5.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) ISO27002
3 1 (5.26%) BS25999
3 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (5.26%) EnCase
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + 20% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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