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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Specialist
Rank 620 604 638
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 7 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.015% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 5
Average salary £70,000 £82,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% +32.00%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £51,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-12.74% +17.24%
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
43846 41812 47867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.44% 93.48% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36609 35107 41532
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 2014.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in London

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (50.00%) CISSP
4 6 (42.86%) Security Management
5 5 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (35.71%) CEH
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) SonicWALL
5 5 (35.71%) ISMS
5 5 (35.71%) Trustwave
5 5 (35.71%) Ruckus Wireless
5 5 (35.71%) CISM
5 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (35.71%) Law
5 5 (35.71%) Legal
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 5 (35.71%) Internet
5 5 (35.71%) NetIQ
5 5 (35.71%) Dell
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) Electronics
6 4 (28.57%) SIEM
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) Finance

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 5 (35.71%) Law
1 5 (35.71%) Legal
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Security Management
3 5 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (35.71%) ISMS
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
2 5 (35.71%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (35.71%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
1 5 (35.71%) Dell
1 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
1 5 (35.71%) NetIQ
1 5 (35.71%) SonicWALL
1 5 (35.71%) Trustwave
1 5 (35.71%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Aruba
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft