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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 893 903 931
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 40 36 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.035% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.036% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 34 26 39
Average salary £52,500 £56,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.07% +2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £48,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £70,000 £69,600
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £55,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-15.90% +18.91%
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
93163 99616 107707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.52% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79053 82097 88100
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 17 £60,000 -11.11% 1
South East +21 6 £49,500 -7.90% 2
East of England +16 4 £43,000 -21.81%
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +14 3 £46,000 -12.38%
South West - 3 £45,000 - 2
North West +27 2 £66,250 +6.00%
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 99 (100.00%) Information Security
2 66 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (40.40%) Firewall
4 36 (36.36%) Legal
5 35 (35.35%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (35.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (34.34%) Windows
7 33 (33.33%) Linux
7 33 (33.33%) Data Protection
8 28 (28.28%) CISSP
9 27 (27.27%) Information Governance
10 26 (26.26%) Risk Analysis
10 26 (26.26%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (26.26%) SaaS
10 26 (26.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 26 (26.26%) Xen
11 23 (23.23%) CISM
12 21 (21.21%) ITIL
13 19 (19.19%) Information Security Management
13 19 (19.19%) Security Management
14 15 (15.15%) COBIT
14 15 (15.15%) PCI DSS
15 12 (12.12%) Degree
15 12 (12.12%) Risk Management
15 12 (12.12%) CISA
16 11 (11.11%) Business Continuity
16 11 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
16 11 (11.11%) Line Management
16 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (10.10%) Security Operations

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.26%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (26.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (40.40%) Firewall
2 26 (26.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (8.08%) Network Security
4 5 (5.05%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.01%) LAN
5 1 (1.01%) SAN
5 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.01%) VPN
5 1 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) Big Data
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
General
1 36 (36.36%) Legal
2 10 (10.10%) Finance
3 6 (6.06%) Retail
4 3 (3.03%) Law
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Web Services
2 3 (3.03%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.01%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.01%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) BBC
5 1 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.01%) Life Science
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.01%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.34%) Windows
2 33 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Android
4 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (100.00%) Information Security
2 35 (35.35%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (35.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 33 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 27 (27.27%) Information Governance
5 26 (26.26%) Risk Analysis
6 21 (21.21%) ITIL
7 19 (19.19%) Information Security Management
7 19 (19.19%) Security Management
8 12 (12.12%) Risk Management
9 11 (11.11%) Business Continuity
9 11 (11.11%) Line Management
9 11 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (10.10%) Security Operations
11 9 (9.09%) BCP
11 9 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
12 8 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
13 7 (7.07%) IT Audit
14 6 (6.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.01%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (28.28%) CISSP
2 23 (23.23%) CISM
3 12 (12.12%) CISA
3 12 (12.12%) Degree
4 7 (7.07%) CEH
5 5 (5.05%) CSSLP
5 5 (5.05%) ISSAP
5 5 (5.05%) ISSEP
6 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.03%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.02%) CCNA
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.01%) CISMP
9 1 (1.01%) EnCE
9 1 (1.01%) GCIH
9 1 (1.01%) MBA
9 1 (1.01%) SANS
9 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.15%) COBIT
2 15 (15.15%) PCI DSS
3 10 (10.10%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.01%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.01%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (26.26%) Xen
2 1 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) EnCase
Vendors
1 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
2 2 (2.02%) Citrix
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.02%) NetIQ
3 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.01%) CA
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco
3 1 (1.01%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.01%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.01%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.01%) IBM
3 1 (1.01%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.01%) Juniper
3 1 (1.01%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle
3 1 (1.01%) Remedy
3 1 (1.01%) Splunk
3 1 (1.01%) VMware
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension + Other Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago