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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 580 549 570
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 49 78 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 45 66 31
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
40877 42981 40955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.19% 93.47% 93.47%
Number of salaries quoted 34929 35901 34378
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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +39 11 £77,500 +29.16%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 78 (56.93%) Information Security
2 71 (51.82%) Finance
3 52 (37.96%) CISSP
3 52 (37.96%) Cyber Security
4 49 (35.77%) Firewall
5 30 (21.90%) Java
5 30 (21.90%) OWASP
6 25 (18.25%) Security Testing
6 25 (18.25%) Banking
7 24 (17.52%) Cisco
8 23 (16.79%) Windows
8 23 (16.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (16.79%) Degree
8 23 (16.79%) Security Architecture
9 22 (16.06%) Network Security
10 21 (15.33%) Data Centre
10 21 (15.33%) Python
10 21 (15.33%) CheckPoint
11 20 (14.60%) Struts
11 20 (14.60%) C
11 20 (14.60%) C#
11 20 (14.60%) .NET
11 20 (14.60%) Risk Management
11 20 (14.60%) PCI DSS
11 20 (14.60%) Spring
12 19 (13.87%) Relational Database
12 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
12 19 (13.87%) CISM
12 19 (13.87%) C++
12 19 (13.87%) RDBMS

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.73%) IIS
3 1 (0.73%) Apache
3 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) PaaS
2 2 (1.46%) IaaS
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (35.77%) Firewall
2 22 (16.06%) Network Security
3 19 (13.87%) TCP/IP
4 16 (11.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (8.76%) DNS
5 12 (8.76%) DHCP
6 10 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (5.11%) Junos
7 7 (5.11%) VLAN
7 7 (5.11%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (5.11%) MPLS
8 6 (4.38%) VPN
9 4 (2.92%) SAN
9 4 (2.92%) Internet
10 3 (2.19%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.46%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.46%) HTTP
11 2 (1.46%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.46%) LDAP
11 2 (1.46%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.87%) RDBMS
1 19 (13.87%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.73%) Big Data
3 1 (0.73%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Git (software)
General
1 71 (51.82%) Finance
2 25 (18.25%) Banking
3 12 (8.76%) Financial Institution
4 10 (7.30%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.11%) Electronics
5 7 (5.11%) Marketing
6 6 (4.38%) Retail
6 6 (4.38%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Games
8 1 (0.73%) Advertising
8 1 (0.73%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.60%) .NET
1 20 (14.60%) Struts
1 20 (14.60%) Spring
2 6 (4.38%) LAMP
3 5 (3.65%) Web Services
4 4 (2.92%) JNI
4 4 (2.92%) REST
4 4 (2.92%) Dalvik
5 3 (2.19%) OAuth
5 3 (2.19%) SAML
5 3 (2.19%) SOAP
6 1 (0.73%) HTML
6 1 (0.73%) J2EE
6 1 (0.73%) CSS
6 1 (0.73%) WSH
6 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
3 18 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.11%) DTV
5 7 (5.11%) Cryptography
6 6 (4.38%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.19%) PKI
8 3 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.46%) Economics
9 2 (1.46%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.73%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.73%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.79%) Windows
2 9 (6.57%) UNIX
3 8 (5.84%) Linux
4 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.65%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.92%) Android
6 1 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (56.93%) Information Security
2 52 (37.96%) Cyber Security
3 30 (21.90%) OWASP
4 25 (18.25%) Security Testing
5 23 (16.79%) Security Architecture
6 20 (14.60%) Risk Management
7 18 (13.14%) SIEM
8 17 (12.41%) SABSA
8 17 (12.41%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (10.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (10.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (9.49%) ITIL
11 13 (9.49%) E-Commerce
11 13 (9.49%) SDLC
12 11 (8.03%) E-business
13 8 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.84%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (5.11%) Programme Management
14 7 (5.11%) Incident Management
14 7 (5.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.90%) Java
2 21 (15.33%) Python
3 20 (14.60%) C
3 20 (14.60%) C#
4 19 (13.87%) C++
5 12 (8.76%) SQL
6 7 (5.11%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.38%) PHP
8 5 (3.65%) Perl
9 4 (2.92%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.92%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.73%) Ruby
11 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (37.96%) CISSP
2 23 (16.79%) Degree
3 19 (13.87%) CISM
4 17 (12.41%) CEH
5 12 (8.76%) CISA
6 8 (5.84%) CISMP
6 8 (5.84%) SSCP
7 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.38%) MCSE
8 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.92%) MCSA
9 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.92%) MCP
10 3 (2.19%) CRISC
11 2 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.46%) GIAC
12 1 (0.73%) GCIH
12 1 (0.73%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (14.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.19%) COBIT
5 2 (1.46%) MiFID
5 2 (1.46%) Basel II
5 2 (1.46%) EMIR
5 2 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 18 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (17.52%) Cisco
2 21 (15.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (8.03%) McAfee
4 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.84%) Oracle
5 8 (5.84%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.11%) SAP
7 5 (3.65%) Symantec
7 5 (3.65%) Tripwire
7 5 (3.65%) F5
7 5 (3.65%) Rapid7
7 5 (3.65%) LogRhythm
8 4 (2.92%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.19%) VMware
9 3 (2.19%) Varonis
10 2 (1.46%) Google
10 2 (1.46%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.46%) Lumension
10 2 (1.46%) Juniper
11 1 (0.73%) HP
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