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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 854 889 848
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -41
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 48 34 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.035% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.036% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 38 25 53
Average salary £43,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £64,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.09% +16.66%
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
89882 94415 94645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.13% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76200 78954 76880
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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
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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
East of England - 24 £43,000 -
London +15 9 £48,750 -18.75% 2
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 - 1
North West - 3 £57,500 -
South East +4 2 £43,250 +9.49%
Yorkshire +1 2 £45,000 -14.28%
South West -7 1 £35,000 -24.32%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Information Security
2 90 (77.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (34.48%) Firewall
4 38 (32.76%) Windows
4 38 (32.76%) Linux
5 34 (29.31%) Legal
6 33 (28.45%) CISSP
7 31 (26.72%) Data Protection
8 27 (23.28%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (23.28%) Information Governance
9 26 (22.41%) SaaS
9 26 (22.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 26 (22.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 26 (22.41%) Xen
9 26 (22.41%) Risk Analysis
10 23 (19.83%) PCI DSS
11 21 (18.10%) Risk Management
12 20 (17.24%) Finance
13 19 (16.38%) Management Information System
14 18 (15.52%) ITIL
14 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (12.93%) CEH
16 14 (12.07%) E-Commerce
17 13 (11.21%) Security Management
17 13 (11.21%) Network Security
18 12 (10.34%) CISA
19 11 (9.48%) CISM
19 11 (9.48%) Degree
20 10 (8.62%) HIPAA

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (22.41%) SaaS
3 6 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (34.48%) Firewall
2 26 (22.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (11.21%) Network Security
4 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.45%) LAN
5 4 (3.45%) WAN
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.72%) DHCP
6 2 (1.72%) DNS
6 2 (1.72%) VPN
6 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) Big Data
General
1 34 (29.31%) Legal
2 20 (17.24%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Marketing
5 3 (2.59%) Law
6 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.72%) .NET
2 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.86%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.59%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.59%) Reinsurance
3 3 (2.59%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.72%) BBC
4 2 (1.72%) Fintech
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.86%) Life Science
5 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.86%) SCADA
5 1 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.86%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.76%) Linux
1 38 (32.76%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Unix
3 4 (3.45%) Android
3 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.59%) CentOS
5 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (26.72%) Data Protection
4 27 (23.28%) Information Governance
5 26 (22.41%) Risk Analysis
5 26 (22.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (18.10%) Risk Management
7 18 (15.52%) ITIL
8 14 (12.07%) E-Commerce
9 13 (11.21%) Security Management
10 9 (7.76%) High Availability
10 9 (7.76%) Information Security Management
11 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (6.03%) BCP
12 7 (6.03%) Business Continuity
12 7 (6.03%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (6.03%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (6.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (28.45%) CISSP
2 15 (12.93%) CEH
3 12 (10.34%) CISA
4 11 (9.48%) CISM
4 11 (9.48%) Degree
5 9 (7.76%) GIAC
6 5 (4.31%) CSSLP
6 5 (4.31%) ISSAP
6 5 (4.31%) ISSEP
7 3 (2.59%) CISMP
8 2 (1.72%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.72%) CRISC
9 1 (0.86%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (77.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.62%) HIPAA
3 10 (8.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (4.31%) COBIT
5 3 (2.59%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.86%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.86%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (22.41%) Xen
2 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
1 5 (4.31%) Cisco
2 4 (3.45%) Forcepoint
2 4 (3.45%) LogRhythm
2 4 (3.45%) Splunk
3 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.59%) VMware
4 2 (1.72%) Citrix
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.86%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.86%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.86%) Juniper
5 1 (0.86%) Rackspace
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