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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 555 611 558
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 73 66 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 59 52 53
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £52,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £74,750 £96,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
41526 46647 41856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.32% 93.67% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 35200 39201 35196
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,000 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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
(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 +56 34 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Hammersmith - 3 £70,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 75 (52.45%) Information Security
2 67 (46.85%) Finance
3 61 (42.66%) Firewall
4 51 (35.66%) CISSP
5 45 (31.47%) Cyber Security
6 37 (25.87%) Degree
7 35 (24.48%) Security Testing
7 35 (24.48%) OWASP
8 29 (20.28%) Java
9 25 (17.48%) PCI DSS
10 24 (16.78%) C#
11 23 (16.08%) CISM
11 23 (16.08%) Banking
11 23 (16.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 23 (16.08%) SDLC
12 22 (15.38%) .NET
12 22 (15.38%) CheckPoint
12 22 (15.38%) Cisco
13 21 (14.69%) Python
13 21 (14.69%) E-Commerce
13 21 (14.69%) Security Architecture
13 21 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 20 (13.99%) Spring
14 20 (13.99%) Network Security
14 20 (13.99%) Struts
14 20 (13.99%) C
15 19 (13.29%) C++
15 19 (13.29%) RDBMS
15 19 (13.29%) Management Information System
15 19 (13.29%) Relational Database

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.10%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Office
2 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (42.66%) Firewall
2 20 (13.99%) Network Security
3 14 (9.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (4.20%) SAN
4 6 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.20%) VPN
5 5 (3.50%) DNS
5 5 (3.50%) DHCP
5 5 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.80%) LAN
7 3 (2.10%) HTTP
8 2 (1.40%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.40%) LDAP
8 2 (1.40%) MPLS
8 2 (1.40%) VLAN
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (1.40%) Junos
9 1 (0.70%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) RDBMS
1 19 (13.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.10%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Metasploit
General
1 67 (46.85%) Finance
2 23 (16.08%) Banking
3 11 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.90%) Electronics
4 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.90%) Legal
4 7 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.90%) Marketing
5 6 (4.20%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.38%) .NET
2 20 (13.99%) Spring
2 20 (13.99%) Struts
3 7 (4.90%) Web Services
4 6 (4.20%) REST
5 5 (3.50%) SOAP
6 3 (2.10%) SAML
6 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.10%) WCF
6 3 (2.10%) OAuth
6 3 (2.10%) HTML
6 3 (2.10%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.59%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.49%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.90%) DTV
6 6 (4.20%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.50%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.50%) PKI
8 4 (2.80%) GIS
9 3 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.40%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.40%) Economics
10 2 (1.40%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.70%) BYOD
11 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.70%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Linux
2 13 (9.09%) Windows
3 9 (6.29%) UNIX
4 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (52.45%) Information Security
2 45 (31.47%) Cyber Security
3 35 (24.48%) Security Testing
3 35 (24.48%) OWASP
4 23 (16.08%) SDLC
4 23 (16.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 21 (14.69%) E-Commerce
5 21 (14.69%) Security Architecture
6 18 (12.59%) SABSA
6 18 (12.59%) Risk Management
6 18 (12.59%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (10.49%) ITIL
8 14 (9.79%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.79%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (9.09%) SIEM
10 11 (7.69%) E-business
11 10 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.29%) Service Management
13 8 (5.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.28%) Java
2 24 (16.78%) C#
3 21 (14.69%) Python
4 20 (13.99%) C
5 19 (13.29%) C++
6 11 (7.69%) SQL
7 4 (2.80%) Perl
7 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (35.66%) CISSP
2 37 (25.87%) Degree
3 23 (16.08%) CISM
4 14 (9.79%) CISA
5 6 (4.20%) CEH
6 5 (3.50%) CISMP
6 5 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) CRISC
8 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.40%) SSCP
8 2 (1.40%) GIAC
8 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.70%) PhD
9 1 (0.70%) ISEB
9 1 (0.70%) GCIH
9 1 (0.70%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.48%) PCI DSS
2 21 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.50%) COBIT
5 2 (1.40%) MiFID
5 2 (1.40%) QA
5 2 (1.40%) Basel II
5 2 (1.40%) EMIR
5 2 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 22 (15.38%) Cisco
1 22 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 8 (5.59%) Google
3 7 (4.90%) SAP
4 6 (4.20%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.20%) McAfee
5 5 (3.50%) Symantec
5 5 (3.50%) F5
6 4 (2.80%) Cyber-Ark
6 4 (2.80%) WorldPay
6 4 (2.80%) Juniper
6 4 (2.80%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.10%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.10%) Oracle
7 3 (2.10%) VMware
7 3 (2.10%) Varonis
8 2 (1.40%) Lumension
8 2 (1.40%) AlgoSec
8 2 (1.40%) Intel
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £60 - £75 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £60 - £70 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Croydon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago