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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 635 642 642
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 8 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.020% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 1
Average salary £63,750 £50,000 £71,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.50% -29.57%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £56,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +56.25%
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
39261 39886 40581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.71% 95.75% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33887 33811 33189
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 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (52.38%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
3 9 (42.86%) CISSP
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) Network Security
4 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) SIEM
4 8 (38.10%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (33.33%) Unix
5 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (33.33%) CISM
6 6 (28.57%) Data Security
6 6 (28.57%) Security Management
6 6 (28.57%) Forcepoint
6 6 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 6 (28.57%) LAN
6 6 (28.57%) WAN
6 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (28.57%) Fat Client
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 6 (28.57%) Android
6 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (23.81%) LogRhythm
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) Risk Management

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Network Security
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) DNS
5 2 (9.52%) VPN
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Advertising
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 6 (28.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Online Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (28.57%) Android
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Information Security
2 8 (38.10%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (38.10%) SIEM
3 6 (28.57%) Data Security
3 6 (28.57%) Security Management
4 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (9.52%) Email Filtering
7 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 7 (33.33%) CISM
3 3 (14.29%) CISA
4 2 (9.52%) CEH
4 2 (9.52%) CISMP
4 2 (9.52%) SSCP
5 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 6 (28.57%) Forcepoint
2 5 (23.81%) LogRhythm
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Splunk
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Rapid7
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Tripwire