The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Information Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 800 870 890
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 40 44 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.046% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.048% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 20
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £40,000 £52,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,250 £62,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -18.09%

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
75770 92206 94914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.48% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 63335 78206 79140
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +74 20 £45,000 -30.76% 2
East Midlands +22 9 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +33 3 £40,000 -11.11%
West Midlands +18 3 £45,000 -10.00%
North West -23 3 £38,000 -33.91% 1
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Information Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 130 (100.00%) Information Security
2 68 (52.31%) CISSP
3 58 (44.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (43.85%) PCI DSS
5 43 (33.08%) Penetration Testing
6 39 (30.00%) Firewall
7 36 (27.69%) Data Protection
8 35 (26.92%) Risk Management
9 33 (25.38%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (20.77%) Finance
11 25 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 24 (18.46%) CISM
12 24 (18.46%) SIEM
13 21 (16.15%) Retail
14 20 (15.38%) Network Security
14 20 (15.38%) CISA
15 19 (14.62%) ISMS
15 19 (14.62%) Degree
16 18 (13.85%) TCP/IP
16 18 (13.85%) ITIL
17 17 (13.08%) Risk Analysis
18 16 (12.31%) Data Protection Act
18 16 (12.31%) Banking
19 15 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
19 15 (11.54%) Management Information System
19 15 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 14 (10.77%) Telecoms
20 14 (10.77%) Intrusion Detection
21 13 (10.00%) Windows
21 13 (10.00%) VPN

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.23%) IIS
2 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.00%) Firewall
2 20 (15.38%) Network Security
3 18 (13.85%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (10.00%) VPN
6 11 (8.46%) Internet
6 11 (8.46%) VLAN
7 10 (7.69%) WAN
8 9 (6.92%) Wireshark
9 8 (6.15%) Wireless
10 7 (5.38%) LAN
11 6 (4.62%) SAN
11 6 (4.62%) SSL
12 3 (2.31%) DHCP
12 3 (2.31%) DNS
12 3 (2.31%) WLAN
13 1 (0.77%) Intranet
13 1 (0.77%) LDAP
13 1 (0.77%) MPLS
13 1 (0.77%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.54%) Big Data
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Burp Suite
General
1 27 (20.77%) Finance
2 21 (16.15%) Retail
3 16 (12.31%) Banking
4 14 (10.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.62%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Law
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.08%) .NET
2 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.08%) Node.js
2 4 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.31%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (1.54%) Middleware
4 2 (1.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Data Protection Act
2 15 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.38%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.62%) PKI
5 6 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.31%) Life Science
7 3 (2.31%) NHS
7 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.00%) Windows
2 7 (5.38%) Linux
2 7 (5.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (100.00%) Information Security
2 43 (33.08%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (27.69%) Data Protection
4 35 (26.92%) Risk Management
5 33 (25.38%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 24 (18.46%) SIEM
8 19 (14.62%) ISMS
9 18 (13.85%) ITIL
10 17 (13.08%) Risk Analysis
11 15 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 13 (10.00%) Security Architecture
13 12 (9.23%) Security Testing
14 11 (8.46%) Information Assurance
14 11 (8.46%) Security Management
15 10 (7.69%) Security Operations
15 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (6.92%) Change Control
17 8 (6.15%) Information Security Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (52.31%) CISSP
2 24 (18.46%) CISM
3 20 (15.38%) CISA
4 19 (14.62%) Degree
5 12 (9.23%) CEH
6 11 (8.46%) CompTIA Security+
6 11 (8.46%) SANS
6 11 (8.46%) Security+ Certification
7 8 (6.15%) GIAC
8 7 (5.38%) CCNA
8 7 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.62%) CCNP
9 6 (4.62%) IISP
10 4 (3.08%) CRISC
10 4 (3.08%) SSCP
11 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.54%) CISMP
12 2 (1.54%) GCFA
13 1 (0.77%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (44.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (43.85%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.62%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.54%) COBIT
4 2 (1.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.77%) GPG13
5 1 (0.77%) QA
5 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (4.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (4.62%) Nessus
2 6 (4.62%) SCCM
3 4 (3.08%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.38%) ArcSight
3 6 (4.62%) Cisco
3 6 (4.62%) NetApp
3 6 (4.62%) Qualys
3 6 (4.62%) Splunk
4 2 (1.54%) CA
4 2 (1.54%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.54%) IBM
4 2 (1.54%) NetIQ
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (0.77%) FireEye
5 1 (0.77%) VMware
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