The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 538 574 528
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 69 73 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 37 55 52
Average salary £67,500 £56,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.53% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,625 £40,900 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,000 £87,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
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
40103 42659 41747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.72% 93.90% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33809 35111 35345
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £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%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 27 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 -11 18 £63,750 +15.90% 2
Docklands, London - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £70,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 72 (59.50%) Information Security
2 59 (48.76%) Firewall
3 53 (43.80%) CISSP
4 38 (31.40%) Finance
5 35 (28.93%) Degree
6 30 (24.79%) OWASP
7 27 (22.31%) Cisco
8 26 (21.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 24 (19.83%) Security Testing
10 23 (19.01%) CISM
11 22 (18.18%) E-Commerce
12 21 (17.36%) Risk Management
13 20 (16.53%) CheckPoint
13 20 (16.53%) PCI DSS
14 19 (15.70%) Network Security
14 19 (15.70%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (15.70%) Linux
15 18 (14.88%) ITIL
15 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
15 18 (14.88%) Ethical Hacking
15 18 (14.88%) Cyber Security
15 18 (14.88%) Mobile App
16 17 (14.05%) Windows
17 16 (13.22%) SQL
17 16 (13.22%) CISA
18 15 (12.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (12.40%) Security Architecture
19 14 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 14 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
19 14 (11.57%) Project Management

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.44%) IIS
2 2 (1.65%) Apache
2 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Office
2 3 (2.48%) SmartSuite
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (48.76%) Firewall
2 19 (15.70%) Network Security
3 12 (9.92%) DNS
4 9 (7.44%) VoIP
4 9 (7.44%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (7.44%) MPLS
5 6 (4.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.96%) SAN
6 5 (4.13%) VPN
6 5 (4.13%) LAN
6 5 (4.13%) DHCP
7 4 (3.31%) HTTP
7 4 (3.31%) Wireless
7 4 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.48%) LDAP
8 3 (2.48%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.65%) SDH
9 2 (1.65%) WAN
9 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Legal
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
4 4 (3.31%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) .NET
2 9 (7.44%) Web Services
2 9 (7.44%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.61%) SOAP
3 8 (6.61%) REST
4 6 (4.96%) WCF
4 6 (4.96%) HTML
5 5 (4.13%) CSS
6 2 (1.65%) SAML
6 2 (1.65%) Middleware
6 2 (1.65%) OAuth
7 1 (0.83%) Struts
7 1 (0.83%) Spring
7 1 (0.83%) J2EE
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.61%) GIS
3 8 (6.61%) Cryptography
3 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.13%) PKI
5 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.65%) Economics
7 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.70%) Linux
2 17 (14.05%) Windows
3 11 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (59.50%) Information Security
2 30 (24.79%) OWASP
3 26 (21.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 24 (19.83%) Security Testing
5 22 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 21 (17.36%) Risk Management
7 19 (15.70%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
8 18 (14.88%) Ethical Hacking
8 18 (14.88%) ITIL
8 18 (14.88%) Cyber Security
9 15 (12.40%) Security Architecture
9 15 (12.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (11.57%) Project Management
10 14 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (9.92%) Service Management
12 8 (6.61%) Security Management
12 8 (6.61%) Information Security Management
12 8 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.61%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) SQL
2 9 (7.44%) Java
3 8 (6.61%) C#
4 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.31%) C
5 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (43.80%) CISSP
2 35 (28.93%) Degree
3 23 (19.01%) CISM
4 16 (13.22%) CISA
5 10 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.61%) CCNP
7 7 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.31%) GIAC
10 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.31%) CEH
11 3 (2.48%) CISMP
11 3 (2.48%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.48%) MCSA
12 2 (1.65%) MCSE
12 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.65%) CRISC
12 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.83%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.53%) PCI DSS
2 14 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.31%) COBIT
3 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.65%) Basel II
4 2 (1.65%) EMIR
4 2 (1.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.65%) MiFID
4 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (22.31%) Cisco
2 20 (16.53%) CheckPoint
3 12 (9.92%) Google
4 9 (7.44%) Blue Coat
5 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.61%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (5.79%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.96%) Juniper
8 5 (4.13%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (3.31%) Oracle
10 3 (2.48%) AlgoSec
10 3 (2.48%) Tufin
11 2 (1.65%) Dell
11 2 (1.65%) EMC
11 2 (1.65%) Intel
11 2 (1.65%) Citrix
11 2 (1.65%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.65%) Symantec
11 2 (1.65%) McAfee
11 2 (1.65%) VMware
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