The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / London
Rank 514 594 583
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 60 52 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 52 32 45
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £50,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

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
32088 38970 39692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.87% 96.18% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27226 33535 33783
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in London

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in London

Security Specialist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 5 £67,500 +3.84% 1
West Drayton - 4 £35,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 90 (54.88%) Information Security
2 65 (39.63%) CISSP
3 51 (31.10%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (29.27%) Finance
5 45 (27.44%) Firewall
6 43 (26.22%) PCI DSS
7 42 (25.61%) Risk Management
8 37 (22.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 36 (21.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 36 (21.95%) Data Protection
10 35 (21.34%) Penetration Testing
11 29 (17.68%) SIEM
12 28 (17.07%) CISM
13 26 (15.85%) Security Operations
14 25 (15.24%) Windows
14 25 (15.24%) Security Architecture
15 23 (14.02%) Network Security
15 23 (14.02%) Telecoms
15 23 (14.02%) Banking
16 21 (12.80%) CEH
16 21 (12.80%) Intrusion Detection
17 19 (11.59%) VPN
18 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (10.37%) TCP/IP
19 17 (10.37%) SANS
20 16 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
20 16 (9.76%) Management Information System
20 16 (9.76%) Retail
20 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
20 16 (9.76%) Risk Assessment

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (4.27%) assyst
2 1 (0.61%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (27.44%) Firewall
2 23 (14.02%) Network Security
3 21 (12.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (11.59%) VPN
5 17 (10.37%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.71%) DNS
6 11 (6.71%) SSL
7 9 (5.49%) HTTP
7 9 (5.49%) VLAN
7 9 (5.49%) Wireless
8 7 (4.27%) Internet
8 7 (4.27%) Wireless Security
9 6 (3.66%) WAN
10 5 (3.05%) LAN
11 4 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.44%) LDAP
12 3 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.83%) snoop
12 3 (1.83%) tcpdump
12 3 (1.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.83%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) AppScan
1 2 (1.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.61%) Burp Suite
General
1 48 (29.27%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Banking
2 23 (14.02%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.76%) Retail
4 6 (3.66%) Legal
5 5 (3.05%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.05%) Law
6 3 (1.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) AngularJS
1 4 (2.44%) Node.js
1 4 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.61%) OAuth
2 1 (0.61%) OpenID
2 1 (0.61%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.61%) SAML
2 1 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
1 16 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (4.27%) Cryptography
4 5 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.44%) Fintech
5 4 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.83%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.83%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.24%) Windows
2 10 (6.10%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.49%) Linux
4 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.83%) Unix
7 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (54.88%) Information Security
2 51 (31.10%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (25.61%) Risk Management
4 36 (21.95%) Data Protection
4 36 (21.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 35 (21.34%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (17.68%) SIEM
7 26 (15.85%) Security Operations
8 25 (15.24%) Security Architecture
9 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (9.15%) Ethical Hacking
12 14 (8.54%) ISMS
13 13 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (7.93%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (7.93%) OWASP
14 12 (7.32%) Data Loss Prevention
14 12 (7.32%) Information Assurance
15 11 (6.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.88%) PHP
1 8 (4.88%) SQL
2 5 (3.05%) Java
3 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (39.63%) CISSP
2 28 (17.07%) CISM
3 21 (12.80%) CEH
4 17 (10.37%) SANS
5 14 (8.54%) Degree
6 13 (7.93%) CISA
7 11 (6.71%) GIAC
8 6 (3.66%) SSCP
9 5 (3.05%) CCNP
9 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (2.44%) GCFA
10 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.44%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.44%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (1.83%) CCNA
11 3 (1.83%) CCSA
11 3 (1.83%) CCSE
11 3 (1.83%) CRISC
12 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (26.22%) PCI DSS
2 37 (22.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.44%) Firmware
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) RSA Archer
2 4 (2.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (2.44%) CSIRT
3 3 (1.83%) HP Fortify
3 3 (1.83%) Nessus
3 3 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.83%) WSUS
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.61%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (9.15%) Cisco
2 10 (6.10%) Blue Coat
2 10 (6.10%) Intel Security
2 10 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.49%) Symantec
4 8 (4.88%) Citrix
4 8 (4.88%) Computacenter
4 8 (4.88%) VMware
5 6 (3.66%) ArcSight
5 6 (3.66%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.05%) HP
6 5 (3.05%) Veracode
7 4 (2.44%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.83%) IBM
8 3 (1.83%) SAP
9 2 (1.22%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.22%) Apple
9 2 (1.22%) Juniper
9 2 (1.22%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.22%) Palo Alto
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