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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 553 558 592
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 81 48 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 72 27 27
Average salary £60,000 £52,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
43006 41638 46964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.37% 93.52% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35883 35024 40689
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +4 12 £61,250 +22.50% 5
Uxbridge - 1 £47,500 - 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 106 (74.13%) Information Security
2 69 (48.25%) CISSP
3 61 (42.66%) Firewall
4 47 (32.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (30.07%) TCP/IP
6 39 (27.27%) Network Security
7 35 (24.48%) Finance
7 35 (24.48%) CEH
8 30 (20.98%) Banking
8 30 (20.98%) ITIL
9 29 (20.28%) Windows
10 28 (19.58%) Ethical Hacking
10 28 (19.58%) Law
10 28 (19.58%) Management Information System
11 27 (18.88%) Internet
11 27 (18.88%) ISMS
12 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 26 (18.18%) Risk Management
13 25 (17.48%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (16.08%) CISM
14 23 (16.08%) Cyber Security
15 22 (15.38%) Security Management
15 22 (15.38%) GIAC
16 19 (13.29%) Legal
16 19 (13.29%) Linux
17 17 (11.89%) MCSE
17 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (11.89%) Risk Assessment
17 17 (11.89%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (11.19%) Degree

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (8.39%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 61 (42.66%) Firewall
2 43 (30.07%) TCP/IP
3 39 (27.27%) Network Security
4 27 (18.88%) Internet
5 13 (9.09%) Intranet
6 7 (4.90%) LAN
7 6 (4.20%) WAN
7 6 (4.20%) VPN
7 6 (4.20%) SSL
7 6 (4.20%) Wireless
7 6 (4.20%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.80%) LDAP
9 4 (2.80%) HTTP
9 4 (2.80%) Kerberos
10 3 (2.10%) SNMP
10 3 (2.10%) DHCP
10 3 (2.10%) DNS
10 3 (2.10%) SSH
11 2 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.10%) JIRA
General
1 35 (24.48%) Finance
2 30 (20.98%) Banking
3 28 (19.58%) Law
4 19 (13.29%) Legal
5 4 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.80%) Electronics
6 3 (2.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.40%) Publishing
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.70%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) SAML
2 1 (0.70%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.20%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.10%) EFT
4 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.40%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) PMI
6 1 (0.70%) EPoS
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) SCADA
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.28%) Windows
2 19 (13.29%) Linux
3 13 (9.09%) UNIX
4 6 (4.20%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.80%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (74.13%) Information Security
2 30 (20.98%) ITIL
3 28 (19.58%) Ethical Hacking
4 27 (18.88%) ISMS
5 26 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 25 (17.48%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (16.08%) Cyber Security
8 22 (15.38%) Security Management
9 17 (11.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (11.89%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (10.49%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (9.79%) Change Control
12 13 (9.09%) Information Security Management
12 13 (9.09%) Business Continuity
13 12 (8.39%) Information Assurance
14 9 (6.29%) Business Development
14 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (6.29%) SIEM
15 8 (5.59%) Data Protection
15 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.29%) C
1 9 (6.29%) Java
2 6 (4.20%) Perl
2 6 (4.20%) C++
2 6 (4.20%) Python
3 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (48.25%) CISSP
2 35 (24.48%) CEH
3 23 (16.08%) CISM
4 22 (15.38%) GIAC
5 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (11.89%) MCSE
6 16 (11.19%) Degree
7 12 (8.39%) CISA
8 8 (5.59%) CSSLP
8 8 (5.59%) CCNP
8 8 (5.59%) CCNA
8 8 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.20%) RHCE
9 6 (4.20%) GSEC
9 6 (4.20%) GPEN
9 6 (4.20%) OSCP
10 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.40%) GCIH
11 2 (1.40%) GCWN
12 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (32.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.90%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.59%) Nmap
3 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.40%) Snort
5 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.40%) Nessus
2 2 (1.40%) WSUS
2 2 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.39%) Cisco
3 10 (6.99%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.20%) NetIQ
5 5 (3.50%) IBM
5 5 (3.50%) Dell
5 5 (3.50%) Qualys
5 5 (3.50%) SonicWALL
5 5 (3.50%) Trustwave
5 5 (3.50%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (2.80%) Imperva
6 4 (2.80%) Symantec
6 4 (2.80%) HP
6 4 (2.80%) VMware
6 4 (2.80%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.10%) Compaq
7 3 (2.10%) McAfee
7 3 (2.10%) Juniper
7 3 (2.10%) Sun
7 3 (2.10%) Splunk
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £47k per year + bonus + package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Selecture
Salary: Bonus + Benefits Package + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago