The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 318 318 322
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.080% 0.058% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.063% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 10
Average salary £60,000 £54,500 £71,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.09% -23.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £52,700
10% offered a salary of more than £96,000 £65,000 £86,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
11489 11178 12228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.27% 93.20% 93.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9633 9788 11147
Average salary £52,500 £53,625 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £78,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Security Specialist
London

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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 24 (77.42%) CISSP
2 23 (74.19%) Finance
3 17 (54.84%) Information Security
4 11 (35.48%) Degree
4 11 (35.48%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (35.48%) CISM
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
7 8 (25.81%) CISA
7 8 (25.81%) UNIX
7 8 (25.81%) Banking
7 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
8 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
8 7 (22.58%) GSEC
8 7 (22.58%) Cryptography
8 7 (22.58%) Nmap
8 7 (22.58%) GPEN
8 7 (22.58%) OSCP
8 7 (22.58%) OWASP
8 7 (22.58%) Metasploit
8 7 (22.58%) LAN
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (22.58%) RHCE
8 7 (22.58%) MCSE
8 7 (22.58%) Python
8 7 (22.58%) C

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
1 7 (22.58%) WAN
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) DMZ
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (74.19%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) SAML
2 1 (3.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
2 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
3 7 (22.58%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Information Security
2 11 (35.48%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (22.58%) OWASP
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 5 (16.13%) OOP
6 5 (16.13%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (16.13%) OO
6 5 (16.13%) OOD
7 4 (12.90%) Security Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) SIEM
7 4 (12.90%) Identity Management
8 3 (9.68%) Security Management
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Python
1 7 (22.58%) C
1 7 (22.58%) C++
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) CISSP
2 11 (35.48%) Degree
2 11 (35.48%) CISM
3 8 (25.81%) CISA
4 7 (22.58%) GSEC
4 7 (22.58%) GPEN
4 7 (22.58%) OSCP
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (22.58%) RHCE
4 7 (22.58%) MCSE
4 7 (22.58%) CCNP
4 7 (22.58%) CCNA
5 5 (16.13%) CSSLP
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Nmap
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec
2 1 (3.23%) McAfee
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Juniper
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
2 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (3.23%) Splunk
2 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat