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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 531 602 539
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 86 58 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 68 49 53
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £71,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.94%
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
40856 46590 41043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.45% 93.83% 93.76%
Number of salaries quoted 34522 39077 34537
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +58 35 £75,000 +46.34% 5
Hammersmith - 4 £70,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 77 (53.10%) Information Security
2 66 (45.52%) Firewall
3 64 (44.14%) Finance
4 48 (33.10%) CISSP
5 40 (27.59%) Cyber Security
5 40 (27.59%) Degree
6 37 (25.52%) Security Testing
6 37 (25.52%) OWASP
7 28 (19.31%) SDLC
7 28 (19.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 27 (18.62%) PCI DSS
8 27 (18.62%) Java
9 26 (17.93%) Cisco
10 25 (17.24%) E-Commerce
11 24 (16.55%) CheckPoint
11 24 (16.55%) CISM
12 22 (15.17%) C#
12 22 (15.17%) Network Security
13 21 (14.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 20 (13.79%) Security Architecture
14 20 (13.79%) .NET
14 20 (13.79%) Banking
15 19 (13.10%) Risk Management
15 19 (13.10%) ITIL
15 19 (13.10%) Mobile App
15 19 (13.10%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (12.41%) Software Engineering
16 18 (12.41%) Ethical Hacking
16 18 (12.41%) Python
17 17 (11.72%) Management Information System

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (2.76%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) Apache
2 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Office
2 2 (1.38%) SmartSuite
3 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (45.52%) Firewall
2 22 (15.17%) Network Security
3 13 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (6.21%) DNS
5 6 (4.14%) VPN
5 6 (4.14%) SAN
5 6 (4.14%) MPLS
6 5 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.45%) LAN
6 5 (3.45%) VoIP
6 5 (3.45%) DHCP
7 4 (2.76%) HTTP
7 4 (2.76%) Telepresence
8 3 (2.07%) Wireless
9 2 (1.38%) LDAP
9 2 (1.38%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.38%) WAN
9 2 (1.38%) SDH
9 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) Relational Database
1 16 (11.03%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.76%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Metasploit
General
1 64 (44.14%) Finance
2 20 (13.79%) Banking
3 8 (5.52%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.83%) Legal
5 6 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.14%) Electronics
5 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.14%) Marketing
6 4 (2.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.79%) .NET
2 17 (11.72%) Struts
2 17 (11.72%) Spring
3 7 (4.83%) REST
3 7 (4.83%) Web Services
4 6 (4.14%) SOAP
5 4 (2.76%) CSS
5 4 (2.76%) HTML
5 4 (2.76%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.76%) WCF
6 3 (2.07%) OAuth
6 3 (2.07%) SAML
7 1 (0.69%) Middleware
7 1 (0.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.10%) Mobile App
2 17 (11.72%) Management Information System
3 16 (11.03%) Data Centre
4 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.59%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.83%) Cryptography
7 6 (4.14%) Mainframe
7 6 (4.14%) DTV
7 6 (4.14%) PKI
8 5 (3.45%) GIS
9 2 (1.38%) BYOD
9 2 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.38%) Economics
9 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.69%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Linux
2 15 (10.34%) Windows
3 9 (6.21%) UNIX
4 1 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.10%) Information Security
2 40 (27.59%) Cyber Security
3 37 (25.52%) Security Testing
3 37 (25.52%) OWASP
4 28 (19.31%) SDLC
4 28 (19.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 25 (17.24%) E-Commerce
6 20 (13.79%) Security Architecture
7 19 (13.10%) Risk Management
7 19 (13.10%) ITIL
7 19 (13.10%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (12.41%) Software Engineering
8 18 (12.41%) Ethical Hacking
9 17 (11.72%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (11.72%) SABSA
10 14 (9.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (8.28%) SIEM
12 11 (7.59%) Project Management
13 10 (6.90%) Service Management
14 9 (6.21%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.62%) Java
2 22 (15.17%) C#
3 18 (12.41%) Python
4 17 (11.72%) C
5 16 (11.03%) C++
6 15 (10.34%) SQL
7 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.76%) Perl
7 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) CISSP
2 40 (27.59%) Degree
3 24 (16.55%) CISM
4 14 (9.66%) CISA
5 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.45%) CISMP
6 5 (3.45%) CEH
6 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.76%) CCNP
7 4 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.07%) CRISC
9 2 (1.38%) MCSE
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.69%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.62%) PCI DSS
2 21 (14.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.45%) COBIT
5 2 (1.38%) Basel II
5 2 (1.38%) EMIR
5 2 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (1.38%) MiFID
5 2 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.07%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) Cisco
2 24 (16.55%) CheckPoint
3 12 (8.28%) Google
4 8 (5.52%) Blue Coat
5 6 (4.14%) SAP
5 6 (4.14%) McAfee
5 6 (4.14%) Symantec
6 5 (3.45%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (3.45%) Juniper
7 4 (2.76%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (2.76%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.76%) WorldPay
8 3 (2.07%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.07%) Varonis
8 3 (2.07%) F5
8 3 (2.07%) VMware
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle
9 2 (1.38%) Intel
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.38%) Lumension
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £77,000 per annum + Excellent package and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Energon Global
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 27 days ago