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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 562 589 538
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 78 62 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 50 46 69
Average salary £67,500 £58,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.89% -9.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,188 £42,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
41638 46377 43450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.52% 93.93% 93.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35147 38246 36697
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 £32,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £75,000 £75,250
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +24 23 £67,500 +20.53% 1
Hammersmith - 4 £70,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 79 (59.40%) Information Security
2 63 (47.37%) Firewall
3 56 (42.11%) CISSP
4 46 (34.59%) Finance
5 36 (27.07%) Degree
6 33 (24.81%) OWASP
7 29 (21.80%) Security Testing
8 28 (21.05%) Cisco
9 26 (19.55%) E-Commerce
9 26 (19.55%) CISM
9 26 (19.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (18.80%) Cyber Security
11 24 (18.05%) Network Security
12 23 (17.29%) Risk Management
13 22 (16.54%) CheckPoint
14 21 (15.79%) ITIL
14 21 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (15.04%) PCI DSS
15 20 (15.04%) Linux
16 19 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
16 19 (14.29%) Mobile App
17 18 (13.53%) Ethical Hacking
17 18 (13.53%) Software Engineering
17 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 17 (12.78%) Security Architecture
18 17 (12.78%) SQL
18 17 (12.78%) .NET
18 17 (12.78%) Windows
19 16 (12.03%) CISA
20 15 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (6.77%) IIS
2 2 (1.50%) Apache
2 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (2.26%) SmartSuite
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (47.37%) Firewall
2 24 (18.05%) Network Security
3 12 (9.02%) DNS
4 10 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (6.77%) MPLS
5 9 (6.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.77%) VoIP
6 6 (4.51%) LAN
6 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.51%) VPN
6 6 (4.51%) SAN
7 5 (3.76%) DHCP
8 4 (3.01%) HTTP
8 4 (3.01%) Wireless
9 3 (2.26%) LDAP
9 3 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.26%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.50%) SDH
10 2 (1.50%) WAN
10 2 (1.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.76%) Couchbase
2 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (34.59%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Legal
3 9 (6.77%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) .NET
2 9 (6.77%) Web Services
2 9 (6.77%) .NET Framework
2 9 (6.77%) REST
3 8 (6.02%) SOAP
4 6 (4.51%) Struts
4 6 (4.51%) HTML
4 6 (4.51%) Spring
4 6 (4.51%) WCF
5 5 (3.76%) CSS
6 3 (2.26%) SAML
6 3 (2.26%) OAuth
7 2 (1.50%) Middleware
8 1 (0.75%) J2EE
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.02%) GIS
5 8 (6.02%) Cryptography
6 6 (4.51%) PKI
7 2 (1.50%) Economics
7 2 (1.50%) BYOD
8 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.75%) DTV
8 1 (0.75%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.04%) Linux
2 17 (12.78%) Windows
3 11 (8.27%) UNIX
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (59.40%) Information Security
2 33 (24.81%) OWASP
3 29 (21.80%) Security Testing
4 26 (19.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 26 (19.55%) E-Commerce
5 25 (18.80%) Cyber Security
6 23 (17.29%) Risk Management
7 21 (15.79%) ITIL
7 21 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 19 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 18 (13.53%) Software Engineering
9 18 (13.53%) Ethical Hacking
10 17 (12.78%) Security Architecture
11 15 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (10.53%) Project Management
13 13 (9.77%) SABSA
14 12 (9.02%) Service Management
15 8 (6.02%) Security Management
15 8 (6.02%) Information Security Management
15 8 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.78%) SQL
2 14 (10.53%) Java
3 13 (9.77%) C#
4 9 (6.77%) C
5 6 (4.51%) C++
5 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.51%) Python
6 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (42.11%) CISSP
2 36 (27.07%) Degree
3 26 (19.55%) CISM
4 16 (12.03%) CISA
5 10 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.02%) CCNP
6 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
7 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.76%) CEH
9 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (3.01%) CISMP
10 4 (3.01%) GIAC
11 3 (2.26%) MCSA
11 3 (2.26%) CRISC
11 3 (2.26%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.50%) MCSE
13 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) PCI DSS
2 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.01%) COBIT
3 4 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.50%) Basel II
4 2 (1.50%) EMIR
4 2 (1.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.50%) MiFID
4 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (21.05%) Cisco
2 22 (16.54%) CheckPoint
3 12 (9.02%) Google
4 10 (7.52%) Blue Coat
5 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.02%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 7 (5.26%) Juniper
7 5 (3.76%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (3.01%) WorldPay
9 3 (2.26%) AlgoSec
9 3 (2.26%) Tufin
9 3 (2.26%) Oracle
9 3 (2.26%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.50%) Symantec
10 2 (1.50%) McAfee
10 2 (1.50%) VMware
10 2 (1.50%) Dell
10 2 (1.50%) EMC
10 2 (1.50%) Intel
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