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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 824 839 842
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 54 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.023% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.024% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 51 18 7
Average salary £58,750 £50,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
100718 95501 103305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.44% 94.50% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83018 80165 88637
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +17 39 £60,000 +14.28% 1
South East -4 4 £46,000 -13.20% 1
North West -6 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £43,750 -
South West -20 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Information Security
2 80 (68.38%) CISSP
3 54 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (41.03%) Firewall
5 46 (39.32%) CEH
6 45 (38.46%) Network Security
7 41 (35.04%) Ethical Hacking
8 39 (33.33%) Management Information System
9 38 (32.48%) CISM
9 38 (32.48%) ITIL
10 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
11 30 (25.64%) Risk Management
11 30 (25.64%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (23.93%) Law
12 28 (23.93%) ISMS
13 27 (23.08%) Internet
13 27 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (23.08%) MCSE
14 24 (20.51%) GIAC
14 24 (20.51%) Degree
15 23 (19.66%) Windows
16 21 (17.95%) Linux
16 21 (17.95%) Finance
17 19 (16.24%) Security Management
17 19 (16.24%) Cyber Security
18 18 (15.38%) Legal
19 17 (14.53%) Active Directory
20 16 (13.68%) CISA
20 16 (13.68%) Information Assurance
21 14 (11.97%) Change Control

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (8.55%) Tomcat
1 10 (8.55%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (10.26%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 48 (41.03%) Firewall
2 45 (38.46%) Network Security
3 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
4 27 (23.08%) Internet
5 13 (11.11%) Intranet
6 11 (9.40%) DNS
6 11 (9.40%) DHCP
7 9 (7.69%) Wireshark
8 7 (5.98%) LAN
9 6 (5.13%) WAN
9 6 (5.13%) VPN
10 5 (4.27%) Wireless
11 4 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.71%) LDAP
12 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.85%) SSH
13 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.85%) SNMP
13 1 (0.85%) DMZ
13 1 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.55%) MySQL
1 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (23.93%) Law
2 21 (17.95%) Finance
3 18 (15.38%) Legal
4 9 (7.69%) Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.56%) Games
7 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.85%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) LAMP
2 6 (5.13%) .NET
2 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.85%) SAML
3 1 (0.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.40%) CESG
3 10 (8.55%) Clustering
4 7 (5.98%) PKI
4 7 (5.98%) Cryptography
5 6 (5.13%) Kindle
5 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.56%) Online Games
8 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.71%) FMCG
8 2 (1.71%) GIS
8 2 (1.71%) Tandem
9 1 (0.85%) SCADA
9 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.66%) Windows
2 21 (17.95%) Linux
3 13 (11.11%) UNIX
4 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.40%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.55%) Windows 8
5 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (100.00%) Information Security
2 41 (35.04%) Ethical Hacking
3 38 (32.48%) ITIL
4 30 (25.64%) Risk Management
4 30 (25.64%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (23.93%) ISMS
6 19 (16.24%) Security Management
6 19 (16.24%) Cyber Security
7 16 (13.68%) Information Assurance
8 14 (11.97%) Change Control
9 13 (11.11%) Information Security Management
10 11 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (7.69%) SIEM
11 9 (7.69%) Data Protection
12 8 (6.84%) Security Testing
12 8 (6.84%) OWASP
13 7 (5.98%) Project Management
13 7 (5.98%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (5.98%) Business Continuity
13 7 (5.98%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (5.13%) Python
2 6 (5.13%) C
2 6 (5.13%) C++
2 6 (5.13%) Java
2 6 (5.13%) Perl
3 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (68.38%) CISSP
2 46 (39.32%) CEH
3 38 (32.48%) CISM
4 27 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (23.08%) MCSE
5 24 (20.51%) GIAC
5 24 (20.51%) Degree
6 16 (13.68%) CISA
7 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.98%) CCNP
8 7 (5.98%) CCNA
8 7 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.98%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.13%) GPEN
9 6 (5.13%) OSCP
9 6 (5.13%) GSEC
9 6 (5.13%) RHCE
10 2 (1.71%) GCIH
11 1 (0.85%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.97%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.13%) QA
3 6 (5.13%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.56%) COBIT
5 2 (1.71%) BS25999
5 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.71%) SLA
6 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.55%) Oracle
3 7 (5.98%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.13%) NetIQ
5 3 (2.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco
6 2 (1.71%) Sun
7 1 (0.85%) Qualys
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec
7 1 (0.85%) Sophos
7 1 (0.85%) Apple
7 1 (0.85%) HP
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