The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Information Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 793 853 880
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 47 65 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.070% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.073% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 45 53 44
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,200 £57,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -18.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
76201 89097 95104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.44% 96.50% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 63797 75537 79690
Median salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title.

Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist across the England region.

Information Security Specialist Salary Trend in England

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Information Security Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +64 21 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Midlands +4 9 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire +28 8 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands +3 4 £45,000 - 1
North West -15 3 £38,000 -33.91%
South East +62 2 £75,000 +61.29%
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Information 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 England region featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 73 (50.34%) CISSP
3 62 (42.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (41.38%) PCI DSS
5 45 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
6 41 (28.28%) Data Protection
6 41 (28.28%) Risk Management
7 39 (26.90%) Firewall
8 35 (24.14%) Finance
9 34 (23.45%) Cybersecurity
10 32 (22.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 30 (20.69%) CISM
12 26 (17.93%) CISA
13 23 (15.86%) Retail
14 22 (15.17%) Degree
14 22 (15.17%) SIEM
15 18 (12.41%) ISMS
15 18 (12.41%) Network Security
15 18 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
15 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
16 17 (11.72%) Management Information System
17 16 (11.03%) Security Management
17 16 (11.03%) Banking
18 15 (10.34%) CEH
18 15 (10.34%) Telecoms
18 15 (10.34%) ITIL
18 15 (10.34%) Windows
18 15 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 14 (9.66%) Intrusion Detection
19 14 (9.66%) Data Protection Act

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.90%) Firewall
2 18 (12.41%) Network Security
2 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
3 14 (9.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (8.97%) VPN
5 11 (7.59%) Internet
6 9 (6.21%) VLAN
6 9 (6.21%) WAN
6 9 (6.21%) Wireshark
7 8 (5.52%) Wireless
8 6 (4.14%) SSL
9 5 (3.45%) DHCP
9 5 (3.45%) DNS
9 5 (3.45%) LAN
10 4 (2.76%) SAN
11 3 (2.07%) WLAN
12 1 (0.69%) Intranet
12 1 (0.69%) LDAP
12 1 (0.69%) MPLS
12 1 (0.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Big Data
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Burp Suite
General
1 35 (24.14%) Finance
2 23 (15.86%) Retail
3 16 (11.03%) Banking
4 15 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.14%) Legal
6 3 (2.07%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.76%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.76%) Node.js
2 4 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.07%) Middleware
3 3 (2.07%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (1.38%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.66%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.14%) PKI
4 6 (4.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.07%) Life Science
6 3 (2.07%) NHS
6 3 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.38%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Windows
2 9 (6.21%) Linux
3 8 (5.52%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 45 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (28.28%) Data Protection
3 41 (28.28%) Risk Management
4 34 (23.45%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (22.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (15.17%) SIEM
7 18 (12.41%) ISMS
7 18 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (11.03%) Security Management
9 15 (10.34%) ITIL
9 15 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 13 (8.97%) Risk Analysis
11 12 (8.28%) Incident Management
11 12 (8.28%) Information Assurance
11 12 (8.28%) Security Testing
11 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (7.59%) Information Security Management
12 11 (7.59%) Security Architecture
13 10 (6.90%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 73 (50.34%) CISSP
2 30 (20.69%) CISM
3 26 (17.93%) CISA
4 22 (15.17%) Degree
5 15 (10.34%) CEH
6 12 (8.28%) SANS
7 10 (6.90%) CRISC
7 10 (6.90%) GIAC
8 8 (5.52%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (5.52%) Security+ Certification
9 6 (4.14%) IISP
9 6 (4.14%) SSCP
10 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.76%) CCNA
11 4 (2.76%) CCNP
11 4 (2.76%) GCFA
12 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.69%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (42.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (41.38%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.14%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.69%) QA
5 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (8.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 8 (5.52%) CSIRT
3 6 (4.14%) Nessus
4 4 (2.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.83%) ArcSight
3 6 (4.14%) Qualys
3 6 (4.14%) Splunk
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco
5 4 (2.76%) NetApp
6 2 (1.38%) CA
6 2 (1.38%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.38%) IBM
6 2 (1.38%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle
7 1 (0.69%) FireEye
7 1 (0.69%) VMware
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