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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 850 861 821
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 33 43 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.039% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.041% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 23 36 31
Average salary £55,500 £55,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £46,250 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -3.64%
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
97345 105192 99426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.60% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 80380 86313 83740
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +23 12 £67,500 +14.89% 2
South East +8 9 £53,750 -23.21%
East Midlands +12 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £44,750 +3.46%
East of England +10 2 £55,000 -
North West - 1 £62,500 - 1
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 78 (100.00%) Information Security
2 56 (71.79%) CISSP
3 26 (33.33%) Firewall
4 24 (30.77%) Network Security
5 21 (26.92%) CISM
6 20 (25.64%) Cisco
7 19 (24.36%) Finance
8 18 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 18 (23.08%) Juniper
8 18 (23.08%) CheckPoint
9 17 (21.79%) CISA
9 17 (21.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (17.95%) Blue Coat
10 14 (17.95%) CCSE
10 14 (17.95%) BIG-IP
10 14 (17.95%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (17.95%) XenServer
10 14 (17.95%) SolarWinds
10 14 (17.95%) Infoblox
10 14 (17.95%) Imperva
10 14 (17.95%) F5
10 14 (17.95%) OSPF
10 14 (17.95%) BGP
10 14 (17.95%) VMware
10 14 (17.95%) Wireless
10 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (17.95%) HP
10 14 (17.95%) CCNP

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) SmartSuite
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) Firewall
2 24 (30.77%) Network Security
3 14 (17.95%) BIG-IP
3 14 (17.95%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (17.95%) OSPF
3 14 (17.95%) BGP
3 14 (17.95%) Wireless
3 14 (17.95%) DHCP
3 14 (17.95%) DNS
3 14 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (17.95%) NX-OS
4 6 (7.69%) VPN
5 4 (5.13%) LAN
6 2 (2.56%) SDH
6 2 (2.56%) DWDM
7 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Big Data
1 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.54%) GIS
3 3 (3.85%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Economics
4 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Open Source
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.28%) RMADS
5 1 (1.28%) Tandem
5 1 (1.28%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) UNIX
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Information Security
2 18 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 14 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 13 (16.67%) Security Management
5 12 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (14.10%) Business Continuity
7 8 (10.26%) Service Management
7 8 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.69%) ISMS
10 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.13%) ITIL
10 4 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (5.13%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Security Architecture
10 4 (5.13%) SIEM
10 4 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (5.13%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) C
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) Java
3 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (71.79%) CISSP
2 21 (26.92%) CISM
3 17 (21.79%) CISA
4 14 (17.95%) CCSE
4 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (17.95%) CCNP
5 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.41%) Degree
7 4 (5.13%) GIAC
7 4 (5.13%) CISMP
8 3 (3.85%) CRISC
9 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) CEH
9 1 (1.28%) QiCA
9 1 (1.28%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.13%) COBIT
3 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.56%) Basel II
4 2 (2.56%) MiFID
4 2 (2.56%) EMIR
4 2 (2.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (17.95%) XenServer
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Cisco
2 18 (23.08%) Juniper
2 18 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 14 (17.95%) Blue Coat
3 14 (17.95%) SolarWinds
3 14 (17.95%) Infoblox
3 14 (17.95%) Imperva
3 14 (17.95%) F5
3 14 (17.95%) VMware
3 14 (17.95%) HP
4 8 (10.26%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.85%) AlgoSec
6 3 (3.85%) Tufin
7 1 (1.28%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.28%) Capita
7 1 (1.28%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.28%) Sun
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Salary: £neg+bonus+car
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago