The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 610 660 613
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -47
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 26 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.013% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 6
Average salary £63,750 £57,500 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.86% -13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £62,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £45,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.02% +1.66%
IT 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
41271 44993 41469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.31% 93.47% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34981 37795 34683
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

IT Security Specialist Salary Trend in London

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in London

IT 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 IT Security Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London - 10 £70,000 -
IT Security Specialist
England

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title.

1 23 (67.65%) Finance
2 20 (58.82%) Information Security
3 17 (50.00%) Firewall
3 17 (50.00%) CISSP
4 10 (29.41%) Cisco
5 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
5 9 (26.47%) SIEM
5 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (23.53%) Degree
7 7 (20.59%) Network Security
7 7 (20.59%) Banking
7 7 (20.59%) CEH
7 7 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (20.59%) CISM
7 7 (20.59%) E-business
8 6 (17.65%) SSCP
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) Retail
8 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (14.71%) F5
9 5 (14.71%) Data Governance
9 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
9 5 (14.71%) Change Management
9 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
9 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
9 5 (14.71%) Data Centre

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (20.59%) Network Security
3 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.82%) VPN
4 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 3 (8.82%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) SAN
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
General
1 23 (67.65%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 6 (17.65%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) J2EE
1 1 (2.94%) Struts
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) DTV
5 1 (2.94%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Information Security
2 9 (26.47%) SIEM
3 7 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (20.59%) E-business
4 5 (14.71%) Change Management
4 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
4 5 (14.71%) Data Governance
4 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.82%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.88%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) CISSP
2 8 (23.53%) Degree
3 7 (20.59%) CISM
3 7 (20.59%) CEH
4 6 (17.65%) SSCP
5 4 (11.76%) CISMP
6 3 (8.82%) CISA
7 2 (5.88%) GIAC
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
4 5 (14.71%) F5
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) Tripwire
6 3 (8.82%) Rapid7
6 3 (8.82%) LogRhythm
7 2 (5.88%) Varonis
7 2 (5.88%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Websense
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (2.94%) SAP
8 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.94%) Splunk