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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 586 586 555
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 65 73 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 38 49 88
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,350
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £68,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
39184 39901 41305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.68% 95.77% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33782 33821 33803
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 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +58 8 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Canary Wharf - 2 £53,750 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 62 (50.00%) Information Security
2 44 (35.48%) CISSP
3 42 (33.87%) Finance
4 37 (29.84%) Firewall
5 32 (25.81%) CISM
5 32 (25.81%) Network Security
5 32 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (24.19%) Penetration Testing
7 29 (23.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (20.16%) Management Information System
9 22 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (17.74%) OWASP
9 22 (17.74%) CheckPoint
9 22 (17.74%) ITIL
9 22 (17.74%) Windows
10 21 (16.94%) CEH
10 21 (16.94%) Secure Coding
11 20 (16.13%) Security Testing
12 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
13 18 (14.52%) Cisco
13 18 (14.52%) Risk Management
13 18 (14.52%) PCI DSS
13 18 (14.52%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (13.71%) SIEM
15 16 (12.90%) SDLC
15 16 (12.90%) Degree
15 16 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (12.10%) Unix
16 15 (12.10%) Linux
17 14 (11.29%) Windows Server

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.23%) SaaS
3 2 (1.61%) IaaS
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (29.84%) Firewall
2 32 (25.81%) Network Security
3 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.26%) LAN
4 9 (7.26%) WAN
5 8 (6.45%) DHCP
5 8 (6.45%) DNS
6 6 (4.84%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (4.84%) Internet
7 5 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.03%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (4.03%) Junos
7 5 (4.03%) MPLS
7 5 (4.03%) VLAN
8 3 (2.42%) VPN
9 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) RDBMS
1 11 (8.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (33.87%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Financial Institution
3 10 (8.06%) Retail
4 7 (5.65%) Banking
4 7 (5.65%) Legal
5 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.42%) Advertising
7 2 (1.61%) Games
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.68%) .NET
2 11 (8.87%) Spring
2 11 (8.87%) Struts
3 3 (2.42%) LAMP
4 2 (1.61%) Dalvik
4 2 (1.61%) JNI
5 1 (0.81%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Management Information System
2 22 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.26%) Fintech
4 8 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.45%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.03%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.23%) Social Media
7 3 (2.42%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.42%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.61%) PKI
8 2 (1.61%) SCADA
8 2 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.81%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.81%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.74%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Linux
2 15 (12.10%) Unix
3 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.87%) Android
5 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.42%) CentOS
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (50.00%) Information Security
2 32 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (24.19%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (17.74%) ITIL
4 22 (17.74%) OWASP
5 21 (16.94%) Secure Coding
6 20 (16.13%) Security Testing
7 18 (14.52%) Risk Management
7 18 (14.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (13.71%) SIEM
9 16 (12.90%) SDLC
10 13 (10.48%) Security Management
11 12 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (9.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.06%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.26%) Data Security
13 9 (7.26%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (7.26%) Incident Management
13 9 (7.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.48%) Java
2 12 (9.68%) C#
2 12 (9.68%) Python
3 11 (8.87%) C
3 11 (8.87%) C++
4 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.42%) PHP
4 3 (2.42%) SQL
5 2 (1.61%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.81%) Perl
6 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.81%) Ruby
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (35.48%) CISSP
2 32 (25.81%) CISM
3 21 (16.94%) CEH
4 16 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (12.90%) Degree
5 13 (10.48%) CCNA
6 12 (9.68%) SANS
7 11 (8.87%) CREST Certified
8 7 (5.65%) MCSE
8 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.84%) SSCP
10 5 (4.03%) CISA
11 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.42%) CCNP
12 3 (2.42%) CISMP
12 3 (2.42%) MCP
12 3 (2.42%) MCSA
13 2 (1.61%) CCIE
13 2 (1.61%) CRISC
14 1 (0.81%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (14.52%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.23%) COBIT
3 4 (3.23%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.81%) BS25999
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) Snort
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.42%) QRadar
3 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.61%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.81%) EnCase
Vendors
1 22 (17.74%) CheckPoint
2 18 (14.52%) Cisco
3 9 (7.26%) Forcepoint
3 9 (7.26%) WorldPay
4 8 (6.45%) LogRhythm
4 8 (6.45%) VMware
5 7 (5.65%) Intel Security
6 6 (4.84%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.84%) Splunk
7 5 (4.03%) Juniper
7 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.23%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.23%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.23%) Qualys
8 4 (3.23%) Symantec
9 3 (2.42%) AlgoSec
9 3 (2.42%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.42%) F5
9 3 (2.42%) HP
9 3 (2.42%) Palo Alto
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