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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 582 537 574
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 48 84 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 38 76 29
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,250 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £78,750 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +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
41068 41891 44489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.90% 93.97% 94.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35022 34487 38469
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,000 £78,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 9 £55,000 +4.76%
Uxbridge - 6 £60,000 -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 100 (76.34%) Information Security
2 77 (58.78%) CISSP
3 70 (53.44%) Firewall
4 49 (37.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (35.11%) Network Security
6 39 (29.77%) TCP/IP
7 36 (27.48%) CEH
8 35 (26.72%) ITIL
9 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
9 31 (23.66%) Ethical Hacking
10 30 (22.90%) Finance
11 28 (21.37%) Law
12 27 (20.61%) GIAC
12 27 (20.61%) ISMS
13 26 (19.85%) Risk Management
14 25 (19.08%) Security Management
15 23 (17.56%) Penetration Testing
16 22 (16.79%) Internet
16 22 (16.79%) Cyber Security
17 21 (16.03%) Windows
17 21 (16.03%) Cisco
17 21 (16.03%) CISM
17 21 (16.03%) Legal
18 20 (15.27%) Linux
19 19 (14.50%) Management Information System
20 17 (12.98%) Information Security Management
20 17 (12.98%) Risk Assessment
21 16 (12.21%) CheckPoint
22 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
22 15 (11.45%) Disaster Recovery

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.82%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.53%) SmartSuite
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.16%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 70 (53.44%) Firewall
2 46 (35.11%) Network Security
3 39 (29.77%) TCP/IP
4 22 (16.79%) Internet
5 13 (9.92%) Intranet
5 13 (9.92%) DNS
6 8 (6.11%) VPN
6 8 (6.11%) VoIP
6 8 (6.11%) Wireless
7 6 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (4.58%) LDAP
7 6 (4.58%) DHCP
7 6 (4.58%) Kerberos
7 6 (4.58%) MPLS
8 5 (3.82%) SSL
8 5 (3.82%) SNMP
8 5 (3.82%) HTTP
8 5 (3.82%) LAN
8 5 (3.82%) SSH
8 5 (3.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (22.90%) Finance
2 28 (21.37%) Law
3 21 (16.03%) Legal
4 10 (7.63%) Banking
5 5 (3.82%) Marketing
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.53%) Advertising
6 2 (1.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.76%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.11%) .NET
2 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.53%) WCF
3 2 (1.53%) HTML
3 2 (1.53%) Middleware
3 2 (1.53%) SOAP
3 2 (1.53%) Web Services
3 2 (1.53%) REST
4 1 (0.76%) SAML
4 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.76%) CSS
4 1 (0.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) GIS
4 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.29%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.53%) PKI
5 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
6 1 (0.76%) SCADA
6 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.03%) Windows
2 20 (15.27%) Linux
3 10 (7.63%) UNIX
4 8 (6.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.05%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) Solaris
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (76.34%) Information Security
2 35 (26.72%) ITIL
3 31 (23.66%) Ethical Hacking
4 27 (20.61%) ISMS
5 26 (19.85%) Risk Management
6 25 (19.08%) Security Management
7 23 (17.56%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (16.79%) Cyber Security
9 17 (12.98%) Information Security Management
9 17 (12.98%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (11.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (10.69%) Change Control
12 13 (9.92%) Business Continuity
12 13 (9.92%) OWASP
13 12 (9.16%) Information Assurance
14 11 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (7.63%) Security Testing
16 8 (6.11%) Project Management
17 7 (5.34%) Vulnerability Management
18 5 (3.82%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.34%) C
2 6 (4.58%) SQL
3 4 (3.05%) Java
4 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.53%) C#
5 2 (1.53%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (58.78%) CISSP
2 36 (27.48%) CEH
3 27 (20.61%) GIAC
4 21 (16.03%) CISM
5 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (9.92%) Degree
7 12 (9.16%) CISA
7 12 (9.16%) MCSE
8 11 (8.40%) CCNP
9 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
10 6 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.05%) CCNA
11 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.05%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (2.29%) GCWN
12 3 (2.29%) MCSA
13 2 (1.53%) QiCA
13 2 (1.53%) GCIA
14 1 (0.76%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (37.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.34%) QA
3 4 (3.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.53%) WSUS
3 1 (0.76%) RANCID
Vendors
1 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.03%) Cisco
3 16 (12.21%) CheckPoint
4 8 (6.11%) VMware
5 7 (5.34%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.58%) NetIQ
6 6 (4.58%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.05%) Imperva
7 4 (3.05%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (2.29%) Qualys
8 3 (2.29%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.29%) Sophos
8 3 (2.29%) Google
8 3 (2.29%) Citrix
8 3 (2.29%) Juniper
8 3 (2.29%) SAP
9 2 (1.53%) IBM
9 2 (1.53%) Dell
9 2 (1.53%) EMC
9 2 (1.53%) CA
London
Church International
Salary: £60-70k pa + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum P&L Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 24 days ago