The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 576 537 590
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 75 64 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 61 34 23
Average salary £60,000 £53,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -15.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,000 £42,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £79,500 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44913 41478 48583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.33% 93.45% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 37724 34642 42277
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Security Specialist
England

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 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 30 July 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 -9 9 £60,000 +10.09% 1
Uxbridge +4 2 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 83 (65.87%) Information Security
2 65 (51.59%) CISSP
3 42 (33.33%) Finance
4 36 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (26.19%) Firewall
6 30 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 29 (23.02%) Network Security
8 28 (22.22%) Banking
9 27 (21.43%) Windows
10 26 (20.63%) TCP/IP
11 23 (18.25%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (18.25%) Risk Management
12 21 (16.67%) Degree
13 20 (15.87%) ITIL
14 18 (14.29%) CISM
15 17 (13.49%) CEH
15 17 (13.49%) Linux
15 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
15 17 (13.49%) Internet
15 17 (13.49%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (12.70%) Cyber Security
16 16 (12.70%) UNIX
17 15 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
18 14 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
18 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (11.11%) MCSE
19 13 (10.32%) Business Continuity
20 12 (9.52%) OOP
20 12 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
20 12 (9.52%) OO

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.19%) Firewall
2 29 (23.02%) Network Security
3 26 (20.63%) TCP/IP
4 17 (13.49%) Internet
5 8 (6.35%) Intranet
6 7 (5.56%) LAN
6 7 (5.56%) WAN
6 7 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.38%) VPN
9 2 (1.59%) SSL
9 2 (1.59%) Wireless
9 2 (1.59%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.79%) Junos
10 1 (0.79%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.79%) VLAN
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.79%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Metasploit
2 4 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 42 (33.33%) Finance
2 28 (22.22%) Banking
3 11 (8.73%) Law
4 9 (7.14%) Legal
5 5 (3.97%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.17%) Electronics
7 3 (2.38%) Advertising
8 2 (1.59%) Publishing
8 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.17%) .NET
1 4 (3.17%) XML
1 4 (3.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.79%) OAuth
2 1 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.17%) EFT
4 4 (3.17%) CMDB
5 2 (1.59%) FMCG
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.43%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) Linux
3 16 (12.70%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (65.87%) Information Security
2 23 (18.25%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (18.25%) Risk Management
3 20 (15.87%) ITIL
4 17 (13.49%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (12.70%) Cyber Security
6 15 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 13 (10.32%) Business Continuity
9 12 (9.52%) OOP
9 12 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (9.52%) OO
9 12 (9.52%) OOD
9 12 (9.52%) ISMS
9 12 (9.52%) Data Protection
10 11 (8.73%) SIEM
10 11 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (8.73%) Security Management
11 9 (7.14%) Change Control
12 8 (6.35%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.73%) Java
2 10 (7.94%) C
3 7 (5.56%) Python
3 7 (5.56%) C++
3 7 (5.56%) Perl
4 2 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (51.59%) CISSP
2 21 (16.67%) Degree
3 18 (14.29%) CISM
4 17 (13.49%) CEH
5 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (11.11%) MCSE
6 12 (9.52%) CSSLP
7 11 (8.73%) CISA
7 11 (8.73%) GIAC
8 7 (5.56%) CCNP
8 7 (5.56%) CCNA
8 7 (5.56%) RHCE
8 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (5.56%) GSEC
8 7 (5.56%) GPEN
8 7 (5.56%) OSCP
9 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.59%) GCIH
11 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.59%) COBIT
3 2 (1.59%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Nmap
1 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.59%) Nessus
2 2 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.94%) Cisco
3 5 (3.97%) Trustwave
3 5 (3.97%) Ruckus Wireless
3 5 (3.97%) SonicWALL
3 5 (3.97%) IBM
3 5 (3.97%) CheckPoint
3 5 (3.97%) HP
3 5 (3.97%) Dell
4 4 (3.17%) Compaq
4 4 (3.17%) Sun
4 4 (3.17%) Juniper
4 4 (3.17%) Symantec
4 4 (3.17%) McAfee
4 4 (3.17%) Blue Coat
4 4 (3.17%) Qualys
5 3 (2.38%) Splunk
6 2 (1.59%) Websense
6 2 (1.59%) IronPort
6 2 (1.59%) ArcSight
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North West London
Santander
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £6000 car allowance, benefits, bonus
Posted: 20 days ago