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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 568 587 536
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 59 72 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 47 58 34
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £52,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £73,250 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
41333 45058 41496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.27% 93.49% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35059 37848 34733
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 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +56 28 £75,000 +25.00%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 74 (54.41%) Information Security
2 71 (52.21%) Finance
3 56 (41.18%) Firewall
4 50 (36.76%) CISSP
5 45 (33.09%) Cyber Security
6 33 (24.26%) Degree
6 33 (24.26%) Security Testing
7 32 (23.53%) OWASP
8 28 (20.59%) Java
9 24 (17.65%) Banking
9 24 (17.65%) PCI DSS
10 22 (16.18%) C#
11 21 (15.44%) Python
11 21 (15.44%) Cisco
11 21 (15.44%) CheckPoint
11 21 (15.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 21 (15.44%) CISM
11 21 (15.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 21 (15.44%) Security Architecture
12 20 (14.71%) Spring
12 20 (14.71%) Struts
12 20 (14.71%) C
12 20 (14.71%) .NET
13 19 (13.97%) C++
13 19 (13.97%) E-Commerce
13 19 (13.97%) RDBMS
13 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
13 19 (13.97%) Relational Database
13 19 (13.97%) SDLC
14 18 (13.24%) Data Centre

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Office
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.47%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (5.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (41.18%) Firewall
2 17 (12.50%) Network Security
3 14 (10.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.41%) VPN
5 6 (4.41%) SAN
6 5 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.68%) DNS
6 5 (3.68%) DHCP
7 4 (2.94%) LAN
8 2 (1.47%) HTTP
8 2 (1.47%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.47%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.47%) Junos
8 2 (1.47%) Internet
8 2 (1.47%) MPLS
8 2 (1.47%) VLAN
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (1.47%) LDAP
9 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.97%) RDBMS
1 19 (13.97%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (52.21%) Finance
2 24 (17.65%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.15%) Electronics
4 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.15%) Marketing
5 6 (4.41%) Retail
6 5 (3.68%) Legal
7 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) .NET
1 20 (14.71%) Spring
1 20 (14.71%) Struts
2 5 (3.68%) Web Services
3 4 (2.94%) REST
4 3 (2.21%) SAML
4 3 (2.21%) OAuth
4 3 (2.21%) SOAP
5 1 (0.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.74%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) CSS
5 1 (0.74%) JNI
5 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.74%) WCF
5 1 (0.74%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
2 18 (13.24%) Data Centre
3 16 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.29%) Mobile App
5 9 (6.62%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.15%) DTV
7 6 (4.41%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.68%) PKI
9 3 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.21%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.47%) Economics
10 2 (1.47%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.47%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.74%) GIS
11 1 (0.74%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Windows
2 11 (8.09%) Linux
3 9 (6.62%) UNIX
4 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) CentOS
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.41%) Information Security
2 45 (33.09%) Cyber Security
3 33 (24.26%) Security Testing
4 32 (23.53%) OWASP
5 21 (15.44%) Security Architecture
5 21 (15.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (13.97%) E-Commerce
6 19 (13.97%) SDLC
7 18 (13.24%) Risk Management
8 17 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (12.50%) SABSA
9 15 (11.03%) SIEM
10 14 (10.29%) ITIL
11 13 (9.56%) Ethical Hacking
12 12 (8.82%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.09%) E-business
14 10 (7.35%) Risk Assessment
15 9 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
16 8 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.59%) Java
2 22 (16.18%) C#
3 21 (15.44%) Python
4 20 (14.71%) C
5 19 (13.97%) C++
6 11 (8.09%) SQL
7 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 50 (36.76%) CISSP
2 33 (24.26%) Degree
3 21 (15.44%) CISM
4 12 (8.82%) CISA
5 9 (6.62%) CEH
6 6 (4.41%) CISMP
7 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.68%) SSCP
7 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.21%) CRISC
10 2 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.47%) MCSE
10 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.47%) GIAC
11 1 (0.74%) GCIH
11 1 (0.74%) GCFA
11 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 21 (15.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.68%) COBIT
5 2 (1.47%) MiFID
5 2 (1.47%) QA
5 2 (1.47%) Basel II
5 2 (1.47%) EMIR
5 2 (1.47%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) SCCM
2 2 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 21 (15.44%) Cisco
1 21 (15.44%) CheckPoint
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.15%) SAP
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle
3 6 (4.41%) McAfee
3 6 (4.41%) Google
4 5 (3.68%) F5
4 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.68%) Symantec
5 4 (2.94%) Juniper
5 4 (2.94%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.94%) WorldPay
6 3 (2.21%) Varonis
6 3 (2.21%) VMware
7 2 (1.47%) Tripwire
7 2 (1.47%) Intel
7 2 (1.47%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.47%) Tufin
7 2 (1.47%) Fortinet
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