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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 794 789 833
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 43 64 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.066% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.070% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 35 57 12
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £45,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £70,400 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
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
92117 91934 99163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.57% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77310 75065 85756
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -19 19 £60,000 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £52,500 -
South East - 8 £55,750 - 1
South West - 4 £42,500 -
North West -4 1 £65,000 +46.06%
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Information Security
2 77 (74.76%) CISSP
3 42 (40.78%) Firewall
4 40 (38.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (28.16%) Network Security
6 26 (25.24%) Risk Management
7 22 (21.36%) ISMS
8 21 (20.39%) Security Management
9 20 (19.42%) Finance
9 20 (19.42%) CISM
10 19 (18.45%) Legal
10 19 (18.45%) CEH
11 18 (17.48%) Law
11 18 (17.48%) CheckPoint
12 17 (16.50%) GIAC
13 16 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (14.56%) Ethical Hacking
14 15 (14.56%) Wireless
14 15 (14.56%) Information Security Management
14 15 (14.56%) ITIL
14 15 (14.56%) TCP/IP
14 15 (14.56%) Cisco
15 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
15 14 (13.59%) Business Continuity
16 13 (12.62%) Management Information System
16 13 (12.62%) Internet
16 13 (12.62%) Cyber Security
17 12 (11.65%) Juniper
17 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (11.65%) CCNP

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 4 (3.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.78%) Firewall
2 29 (28.16%) Network Security
3 15 (14.56%) Wireless
3 15 (14.56%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.62%) Internet
5 12 (11.65%) DNS
5 12 (11.65%) DHCP
6 11 (10.68%) OSPF
6 11 (10.68%) BGP
6 11 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (10.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (10.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (10.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (10.68%) BIG-IP
6 11 (10.68%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (5.83%) VPN
8 5 (4.85%) Intranet
9 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.94%) DWDM
10 2 (1.94%) LAN
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Legal
3 18 (17.48%) Law
4 5 (4.85%) Marketing
5 4 (3.88%) Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.97%) Arabic Language
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.68%) GIS
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) Tandem
5 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.94%) CESG
6 1 (0.97%) PMI
6 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) UNIX
2 8 (7.77%) Linux
3 7 (6.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (25.24%) Risk Management
3 22 (21.36%) ISMS
4 21 (20.39%) Security Management
5 16 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (14.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 15 (14.56%) Information Security Management
6 15 (14.56%) ITIL
7 14 (13.59%) Business Continuity
8 13 (12.62%) Cyber Security
9 12 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (10.68%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (9.71%) Data Protection
12 9 (8.74%) Information Assurance
13 7 (6.80%) Security Architecture
13 7 (6.80%) Service Management
14 6 (5.83%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (5.83%) Change Control
14 6 (5.83%) Security Testing
15 5 (4.85%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) C
2 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 77 (74.76%) CISSP
2 20 (19.42%) CISM
3 19 (18.45%) CEH
4 17 (16.50%) GIAC
5 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (11.65%) CCNP
6 11 (10.68%) CISA
6 11 (10.68%) CCSE
6 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
7 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.80%) CISMP
9 5 (4.85%) Degree
9 5 (4.85%) MCSE
10 3 (2.91%) MCSA
10 3 (2.91%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (1.94%) QiCA
12 1 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.97%) GCIA
12 1 (0.97%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (38.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.83%) QA
3 5 (4.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.94%) BS25999
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (10.68%) XenServer
2 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (17.48%) CheckPoint
2 15 (14.56%) Cisco
3 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.65%) Juniper
5 11 (10.68%) HP
5 11 (10.68%) VMware
5 11 (10.68%) Blue Coat
5 11 (10.68%) SolarWinds
5 11 (10.68%) Infoblox
5 11 (10.68%) Imperva
5 11 (10.68%) F5
6 7 (6.80%) Cyber-Ark
7 6 (5.83%) NetIQ
8 4 (3.88%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.88%) Sun
9 1 (0.97%) Tufin
9 1 (0.97%) AlgoSec
9 1 (0.97%) Sophos
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified + shift allowance
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago