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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 614 - 615
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 4 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.010% - 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% - 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 9
Average salary £50,000 - £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £42,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £38,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+51.31% -18.27%
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
38247 40284 42737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.87% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 32524 32996 36775
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 £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
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 28 January 2015.

IT Security Specialist Salary Histogram in London

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) CISM
2 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) CEH
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Internet
3 6 (50.00%) NetIQ
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (50.00%) Security Management
3 6 (50.00%) Law
3 6 (50.00%) Legal
3 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) ISMS
3 6 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (33.33%) SIEM
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
4 2 (16.67%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) SSH
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless Security
General
1 6 (50.00%) Law
1 6 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (50.00%) Security Management
2 6 (50.00%) ISMS
3 4 (33.33%) SIEM
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CISSP
1 8 (66.67%) CISM
1 8 (66.67%) CEH
2 2 (16.67%) CISMP
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 6 (50.00%) NetIQ
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper