The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 812 813 850
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 76 40 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.040% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.043% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 68 34 19
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,325 £45,000 £43,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £68,050 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,325 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +4.71%
Information Security Specialist
UK

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
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +46 54 £60,000 +26.31% 2
South East -12 10 £40,163 -7.13% 1
East Midlands - 6 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £75,000 -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
North West -20 1 £42,500 -10.52%
West Midlands -21 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Information 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 Information Security Specialist in their job title.

1 120 (100.00%) Information Security
2 84 (70.00%) CISSP
3 50 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (41.67%) Network Security
4 47 (39.17%) CISM
4 47 (39.17%) Firewall
5 44 (36.67%) CEH
6 41 (34.17%) ITIL
7 40 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 40 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 32 (26.67%) Internet
9 29 (24.17%) TCP/IP
10 28 (23.33%) MCSE
10 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (23.33%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (21.67%) Law
11 26 (21.67%) ISMS
12 23 (19.17%) Risk Management
13 22 (18.33%) Windows
13 22 (18.33%) GIAC
13 22 (18.33%) Finance
14 21 (17.50%) Degree
14 21 (17.50%) Linux
15 18 (15.00%) Security Management
15 18 (15.00%) CISA
16 17 (14.17%) Legal
17 16 (13.33%) PCI DSS
17 16 (13.33%) Active Directory
18 15 (12.50%) Information Assurance
19 14 (11.67%) UNIX

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Information 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 Information Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.33%) IIS
1 10 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 50 (41.67%) Network Security
2 47 (39.17%) Firewall
3 32 (26.67%) Internet
4 29 (24.17%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.83%) Intranet
6 11 (9.17%) Wireshark
7 10 (8.33%) DNS
7 10 (8.33%) DHCP
8 8 (6.67%) LAN
8 8 (6.67%) WAN
9 5 (4.17%) Broadband
9 5 (4.17%) VPN
9 5 (4.17%) Wireless
10 3 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.83%) DMZ
11 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.83%) LDAP
11 1 (0.83%) Wireless Security
11 1 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) MySQL
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (21.67%) Law
2 22 (18.33%) Finance
3 17 (14.17%) Legal
4 10 (8.33%) Banking
5 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.33%) Games
7 2 (1.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) LAMP
2 7 (5.83%) .NET
2 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) SAML
3 1 (0.83%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.33%) Clustering
2 10 (8.33%) CESG
3 8 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 8 (6.67%) PKI
4 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.00%) Kindle
6 5 (4.17%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.33%) Online Games
8 2 (1.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.33%) Windows
2 21 (17.50%) Linux
3 14 (11.67%) UNIX
4 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (100.00%) Information Security
2 41 (34.17%) ITIL
3 40 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 28 (23.33%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (21.67%) ISMS
6 23 (19.17%) Risk Management
7 18 (15.00%) Security Management
8 15 (12.50%) Information Assurance
9 14 (11.67%) Cyber Security
10 13 (10.83%) Change Control
11 12 (10.00%) Data Protection
11 12 (10.00%) Information Security Management
12 10 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (7.50%) SIEM
13 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (6.67%) OWASP
14 8 (6.67%) Security Testing
15 7 (5.83%) Project Management
16 6 (5.00%) Business Continuity
17 5 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.67%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) Python
2 7 (5.83%) C
2 7 (5.83%) C++
2 7 (5.83%) Java
2 7 (5.83%) Perl
3 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (70.00%) CISSP
2 47 (39.17%) CISM
3 44 (36.67%) CEH
4 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (23.33%) MCSE
5 22 (18.33%) GIAC
6 21 (17.50%) Degree
7 18 (15.00%) CISA
8 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.83%) GPEN
10 7 (5.83%) OSCP
10 7 (5.83%) GSEC
10 7 (5.83%) CCNP
10 7 (5.83%) CCNA
10 7 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (5.83%) RHCE
11 2 (1.67%) GCIH
12 1 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.00%) ISO 9001
4 5 (4.17%) COBIT
4 5 (4.17%) QA
5 2 (1.67%) SLA
5 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.83%) COSO
6 1 (0.83%) GPG13
6 1 (0.83%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.17%) NetIQ
5 4 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec
6 1 (0.83%) Qualys
6 1 (0.83%) Splunk
6 1 (0.83%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) HP
6 1 (0.83%) Apple
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