The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 581 600 624
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 53 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.013% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.014% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 50 3 5
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Information Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43006 41638 46964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.37% 93.52% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35883 35024 40689
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist across the London region.

Information Security Specialist Salary Trend in London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in London

Information Security Specialist
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
City of London +7 7 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £47,500 - 1
Information Security Specialist
England

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 80 (100.00%) Information Security
2 53 (66.25%) CISSP
3 46 (57.50%) Firewall
4 45 (56.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (43.75%) CEH
5 35 (43.75%) Network Security
6 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
7 28 (35.00%) ITIL
7 28 (35.00%) Law
7 28 (35.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 27 (33.75%) ISMS
8 27 (33.75%) Internet
9 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
10 22 (27.50%) GIAC
11 20 (25.00%) Security Management
11 20 (25.00%) CISM
12 19 (23.75%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (22.50%) Legal
14 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (21.25%) MCSE
15 16 (20.00%) Finance
16 14 (17.50%) Change Control
16 14 (17.50%) Cyber Security
17 13 (16.25%) Risk Management
17 13 (16.25%) Information Security Management
17 13 (16.25%) Intranet
18 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
18 12 (15.00%) Information Assurance
18 12 (15.00%) assyst
18 12 (15.00%) Degree

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (15.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 46 (57.50%) Firewall
2 35 (43.75%) Network Security
3 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
4 27 (33.75%) Internet
5 13 (16.25%) Intranet
6 7 (8.75%) LAN
7 6 (7.50%) WAN
7 6 (7.50%) VPN
7 6 (7.50%) Wireshark
8 5 (6.25%) Wireless
9 2 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.25%) LDAP
10 1 (1.25%) DMZ
10 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.25%) Wireless Security
10 1 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (35.00%) Law
2 18 (22.50%) Legal
3 16 (20.00%) Finance
4 11 (13.75%) Banking
5 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.50%) Publishing
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.25%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) SAML
1 1 (1.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.50%) Cryptography
2 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) FMCG
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) PMI
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) UNIX
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (35.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 28 (35.00%) ITIL
3 27 (33.75%) ISMS
4 20 (25.00%) Security Management
5 19 (23.75%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (17.50%) Cyber Security
6 14 (17.50%) Change Control
7 13 (16.25%) Information Security Management
7 13 (16.25%) Risk Management
8 12 (15.00%) Information Assurance
9 9 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
11 7 (8.75%) OWASP
11 7 (8.75%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (8.75%) Project Management
12 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (2.50%) Business Continuity
14 2 (2.50%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) C
1 6 (7.50%) C++
1 6 (7.50%) Java
1 6 (7.50%) Perl
1 6 (7.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (66.25%) CISSP
2 35 (43.75%) CEH
3 22 (27.50%) GIAC
4 20 (25.00%) CISM
5 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (21.25%) MCSE
6 12 (15.00%) Degree
7 9 (11.25%) CISA
8 6 (7.50%) GSEC
8 6 (7.50%) CCNP
8 6 (7.50%) CCNA
8 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.50%) RHCE
8 6 (7.50%) GPEN
8 6 (7.50%) OSCP
9 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.50%) GCIH
11 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (56.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) CheckPoint
3 6 (7.50%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.25%) Symantec
4 1 (1.25%) Qualys
4 1 (1.25%) Splunk
4 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.25%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.25%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago