The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 827 794 840
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +46
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 68 42 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.041% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.044% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 57 36 26
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102690 95590 105693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 84523 79913 91207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Information Security Specialist
UK

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 1 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 1 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 +8 40 £60,000 +26.31% 3
South East 0 13 £40,325 -15.10% 1
West Midlands +2 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Yorkshire -27 6 £72,500 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
North West -2 2 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England -14 2 £50,000 -
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Information Security
2 78 (70.27%) CISSP
3 54 (48.65%) CISM
4 43 (38.74%) Network Security
5 40 (36.04%) Management Information System
6 37 (33.33%) Firewall
7 36 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (27.03%) ITIL
9 28 (25.23%) CEH
10 26 (23.42%) Ethical Hacking
10 26 (23.42%) Finance
11 25 (22.52%) Linux
12 24 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
13 23 (20.72%) Risk Management
13 23 (20.72%) MCSE
13 23 (20.72%) CISA
13 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (19.82%) Internet
15 21 (18.92%) Windows
16 20 (18.02%) Degree
17 18 (16.22%) PCI DSS
17 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
18 17 (15.32%) UNIX
19 15 (13.51%) SQL
20 14 (12.61%) ISMS
21 13 (11.71%) GIAC
22 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
22 12 (10.81%) CCNA
22 12 (10.81%) Data Protection
22 12 (10.81%) GPEN

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.01%) IIS
1 10 (9.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 43 (38.74%) Network Security
2 37 (33.33%) Firewall
3 22 (19.82%) Internet
4 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.91%) Wireshark
6 10 (9.01%) DHCP
6 10 (9.01%) DNS
7 8 (7.21%) Intranet
7 8 (7.21%) LAN
7 8 (7.21%) WAN
8 5 (4.50%) Broadband
9 3 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.70%) Wireless
10 1 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.90%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.90%) VPN
10 1 (0.90%) LDAP
10 1 (0.90%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
1 10 (9.01%) MySQL
2 1 (0.90%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.01%) Law
3 10 (9.01%) Legal
3 10 (9.01%) Banking
4 4 (3.60%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.60%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) LAMP
2 7 (6.31%) .NET
2 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.90%) OAuth
3 1 (0.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (36.04%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.01%) Clustering
2 10 (9.01%) CESG
3 8 (7.21%) PKI
4 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.31%) Cryptography
5 6 (5.41%) Kindle
6 5 (4.50%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.60%) Online Games
8 2 (1.80%) FMCG
9 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.52%) Linux
2 21 (18.92%) Windows
3 17 (15.32%) UNIX
4 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.01%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.01%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (27.03%) ITIL
3 26 (23.42%) Ethical Hacking
4 24 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (20.72%) Risk Management
6 14 (12.61%) ISMS
7 12 (10.81%) Data Protection
8 11 (9.91%) Security Management
9 10 (9.01%) Information Security Management
9 10 (9.01%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (8.11%) Cyber Security
10 9 (8.11%) SIEM
11 8 (7.21%) Change Control
11 8 (7.21%) Project Management
11 8 (7.21%) OWASP
11 8 (7.21%) Security Testing
12 7 (6.31%) Information Assurance
13 6 (5.41%) Change Management
14 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (3.60%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) SQL
2 7 (6.31%) C
2 7 (6.31%) C++
2 7 (6.31%) Java
2 7 (6.31%) Perl
2 7 (6.31%) Python
3 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (70.27%) CISSP
2 54 (48.65%) CISM
3 28 (25.23%) CEH
4 23 (20.72%) MCSE
4 23 (20.72%) CISA
4 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (18.02%) Degree
6 13 (11.71%) GIAC
7 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (10.81%) CCNA
7 12 (10.81%) GPEN
8 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
9 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
9 8 (7.21%) DV Cleared
10 7 (6.31%) GSEC
10 7 (6.31%) CCNP
10 7 (6.31%) RHCE
10 7 (6.31%) OSCP
11 4 (3.60%) CCSA
12 3 (2.70%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (16.22%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.41%) ISO 9001
3 6 (5.41%) COBIT
4 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.80%) SLA
4 2 (1.80%) COSO
5 1 (0.90%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
1 11 (9.91%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Oracle
2 8 (7.21%) Cyber-Ark
3 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.41%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Splunk
5 1 (0.90%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.90%) Qualys
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco
5 1 (0.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.90%) HP
5 1 (0.90%) Symantec
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Skipton, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 23 days ago