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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 832 811 824
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 29 75 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.069% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.073% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 23 67 34
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,325 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £70,000 £68,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,325 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+11.59% -19.35%
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
97285 102439 95015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81970 83640 79578
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Yorkshire +17 9 £45,000 -23.40% 1
East Midlands -5 8 £48,750 +14.70% 1
London -40 5 £68,750 +14.58% 1
South West - 4 £33,750 - 1
East of England +6 3 - - 3
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 65 (100.00%) Information Security
2 33 (50.77%) CISSP
3 31 (47.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (35.38%) Finance
5 22 (33.85%) E-Commerce
6 21 (32.31%) Network Security
7 16 (24.62%) CISA
8 15 (23.08%) Web Services
8 15 (23.08%) PCI DSS
8 15 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (21.54%) Windows
10 13 (20.00%) CISM
10 13 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 13 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.38%) Firewall
12 10 (15.38%) SIEM
12 10 (15.38%) Open Source
12 10 (15.38%) CEH
13 9 (13.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (12.31%) GIAC
14 8 (12.31%) UNIX
14 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
14 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (10.77%) Risk Assessment
15 7 (10.77%) Degree
15 7 (10.77%) Linux
15 7 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
16 6 (9.23%) Business Continuity
16 6 (9.23%) Marketing

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) Network Security
2 10 (15.38%) Firewall
3 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.62%) VPN
5 2 (3.08%) SAN
5 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.54%) LAN
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.54%) Big Data
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) Web Services
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) PKI
4 3 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.62%) DTV
5 2 (3.08%) Economics
5 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) RMADS
6 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) UNIX
3 7 (10.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (33.85%) E-Commerce
3 15 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (15.38%) SIEM
5 10 (15.38%) Open Source
6 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.77%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (9.23%) Business Continuity
9 5 (7.69%) Information Security Management
9 5 (7.69%) Security Management
9 5 (7.69%) SOA
9 5 (7.69%) ITIL
10 4 (6.15%) Project Management
10 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.15%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) Java
2 2 (3.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (50.77%) CISSP
2 16 (24.62%) CISA
3 13 (20.00%) CISM
4 10 (15.38%) CEH
5 8 (12.31%) GIAC
6 7 (10.77%) Degree
7 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) CRISC
8 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) CISMP
8 1 (1.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (47.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 9 (13.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (6.15%) COBIT
5 2 (3.08%) MiFID
5 2 (3.08%) Basel II
5 2 (3.08%) EMIR
5 2 (3.08%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) SAP
1 3 (4.62%) Cisco
1 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
1 3 (4.62%) Splunk
2 2 (3.08%) Symantec
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) VMware
3 1 (1.54%) AppSense
3 1 (1.54%) Sourcefire
3 1 (1.54%) Capita
3 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.54%) Qualys
3 1 (1.54%) Juniper
3 1 (1.54%) Websense
3 1 (1.54%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.54%) FireEye
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + £neg+bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago