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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 816 828 822
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 60 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.029% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.031% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 57 24 11
Average salary £57,500 £51,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.19% -10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,875 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-12.25% -
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
100800 96348 100910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.58% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83439 80857 86766
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 31 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 31 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
(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 +36 37 £60,000 +14.28% 2
South East -3 7 £48,000 -9.43% 2
North West -20 6 £55,000 +10.00%
South West -18 5 £39,250 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £43,750 -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Information Security
2 89 (69.53%) CISSP
3 58 (45.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (37.50%) Firewall
5 46 (35.94%) CEH
6 45 (35.16%) Network Security
7 41 (32.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 39 (30.47%) Management Information System
9 38 (29.69%) ITIL
10 37 (28.91%) CISM
10 37 (28.91%) Risk Management
11 32 (25.00%) ISMS
12 31 (24.22%) TCP/IP
13 30 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
14 28 (21.88%) Law
14 28 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (21.09%) Finance
16 26 (20.31%) Internet
16 26 (20.31%) MCSE
17 25 (19.53%) GIAC
18 23 (17.97%) Degree
18 23 (17.97%) Windows
19 21 (16.41%) Linux
20 20 (15.63%) Legal
20 20 (15.63%) Cyber Security
21 19 (14.84%) Security Management
22 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
22 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
23 16 (12.50%) Information Assurance
24 15 (11.72%) CISA

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 11 (8.59%) IIS
2 10 (7.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.38%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 48 (37.50%) Firewall
2 45 (35.16%) Network Security
3 31 (24.22%) TCP/IP
4 26 (20.31%) Internet
5 13 (10.16%) Intranet
6 11 (8.59%) DNS
6 11 (8.59%) DHCP
7 7 (5.47%) Wireshark
8 6 (4.69%) LAN
8 6 (4.69%) VPN
9 5 (3.91%) WAN
9 5 (3.91%) Wireless
10 4 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.56%) LDAP
11 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.78%) SNMP
12 1 (0.78%) DMZ
12 1 (0.78%) SSH
12 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) MySQL
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (21.88%) Law
2 27 (21.09%) Finance
3 20 (15.63%) Legal
4 10 (7.81%) Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.56%) Publishing
7 2 (1.56%) Games
7 2 (1.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.78%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) LAMP
2 5 (3.91%) .NET
2 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) SAML
3 1 (0.78%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.47%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.38%) CESG
3 10 (7.81%) Clustering
4 7 (5.47%) PKI
5 6 (4.69%) Kindle
5 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.69%) Cryptography
6 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.34%) GIS
7 3 (2.34%) Tandem
8 2 (1.56%) Online Games
8 2 (1.56%) FMCG
8 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.78%) SCADA
9 1 (0.78%) PMI
9 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.97%) Windows
2 21 (16.41%) Linux
3 14 (10.94%) UNIX
4 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
5 10 (7.81%) Windows 8
5 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Information Security
2 41 (32.03%) Ethical Hacking
3 38 (29.69%) ITIL
4 37 (28.91%) Risk Management
5 32 (25.00%) ISMS
6 30 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (15.63%) Cyber Security
8 19 (14.84%) Security Management
9 16 (12.50%) Information Assurance
10 14 (10.94%) Change Control
11 13 (10.16%) Information Security Management
12 12 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (7.81%) Data Protection
13 10 (7.81%) SIEM
14 9 (7.03%) Business Continuity
15 8 (6.25%) Security Testing
16 7 (5.47%) OWASP
16 7 (5.47%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (5.47%) Risk Assessment
16 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) C
3 5 (3.91%) C++
3 5 (3.91%) Java
3 5 (3.91%) Perl
3 5 (3.91%) Python
4 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 89 (69.53%) CISSP
2 46 (35.94%) CEH
3 37 (28.91%) CISM
4 28 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (20.31%) MCSE
6 25 (19.53%) GIAC
7 23 (17.97%) Degree
8 15 (11.72%) CISA
9 14 (10.94%) Security Cleared
10 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
11 7 (5.47%) DV Cleared
12 6 (4.69%) CCNP
12 6 (4.69%) CCNA
12 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (3.91%) RHCE
13 5 (3.91%) GPEN
13 5 (3.91%) OSCP
13 5 (3.91%) GSEC
14 4 (3.13%) CISMP
15 3 (2.34%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (45.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.16%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.69%) QA
3 6 (4.69%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.34%) COBIT
5 2 (1.56%) SLA
5 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.56%) BS25999
5 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle
3 7 (5.47%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.69%) NetIQ
5 4 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 3 (2.34%) Sun
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) Apple
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec
8 1 (0.78%) Sophos
8 1 (0.78%) Qualys
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