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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 557 590 576
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 61 45 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 57 30 28
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 £41,500 £46,685 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £91,000 £73,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,325 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+21.50% +11.35%
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
42480 42653 45259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.72% 93.92% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35743 35970 38991
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 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +13 12 £62,500 +20.19% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £47,500 - 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 101 (76.52%) Information Security
2 69 (52.27%) CISSP
3 59 (44.70%) Firewall
4 47 (35.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (32.58%) TCP/IP
6 37 (28.03%) Network Security
7 36 (27.27%) Finance
8 35 (26.52%) CEH
9 30 (22.73%) ITIL
10 28 (21.21%) Law
10 28 (21.21%) Ethical Hacking
11 27 (20.45%) Risk Management
11 27 (20.45%) ISMS
12 26 (19.70%) Management Information System
12 26 (19.70%) Windows
12 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
13 25 (18.94%) Internet
14 24 (18.18%) Banking
15 23 (17.42%) GIAC
15 23 (17.42%) Cyber Security
16 22 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
16 22 (16.67%) CISM
17 21 (15.91%) Security Management
18 18 (13.64%) Legal
18 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (12.88%) Linux
19 17 (12.88%) MCSE
19 17 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (12.88%) Risk Assessment
20 15 (11.36%) Degree

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) SmartSuite
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 59 (44.70%) Firewall
2 43 (32.58%) TCP/IP
3 37 (28.03%) Network Security
4 25 (18.94%) Internet
5 13 (9.85%) Intranet
6 7 (5.30%) LAN
7 6 (4.55%) WAN
7 6 (4.55%) VPN
7 6 (4.55%) DNS
7 6 (4.55%) LDAP
7 6 (4.55%) Kerberos
7 6 (4.55%) Wireless
7 6 (4.55%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.79%) SSH
8 5 (3.79%) SNMP
8 5 (3.79%) DHCP
9 4 (3.03%) HTTP
9 4 (3.03%) SSL
10 3 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (27.27%) Finance
2 28 (21.21%) Law
3 24 (18.18%) Banking
4 18 (13.64%) Legal
5 4 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.03%) Electronics
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.76%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) SAML
1 1 (0.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.52%) PKI
5 2 (1.52%) FMCG
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
6 1 (0.76%) EPoS
6 1 (0.76%) SCADA
6 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.70%) Windows
2 17 (12.88%) Linux
3 9 (6.82%) UNIX
4 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) Solaris
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (76.52%) Information Security
2 30 (22.73%) ITIL
3 28 (21.21%) Ethical Hacking
4 27 (20.45%) ISMS
4 27 (20.45%) Risk Management
5 23 (17.42%) Cyber Security
6 22 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (15.91%) Security Management
8 17 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (12.88%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (10.61%) Change Control
10 13 (9.85%) Information Security Management
10 13 (9.85%) Business Continuity
11 12 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (9.09%) Information Assurance
12 8 (6.06%) OWASP
13 7 (5.30%) SIEM
13 7 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (5.30%) Project Management
13 7 (5.30%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.82%) C
2 6 (4.55%) C++
2 6 (4.55%) Java
2 6 (4.55%) Perl
2 6 (4.55%) Python
3 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (52.27%) CISSP
2 35 (26.52%) CEH
3 23 (17.42%) GIAC
4 22 (16.67%) CISM
5 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (12.88%) MCSE
7 15 (11.36%) Degree
8 12 (9.09%) CISA
9 9 (6.82%) CCNP
9 9 (6.82%) CCNA
9 9 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (4.55%) RHCE
10 6 (4.55%) CSSLP
10 6 (4.55%) GPEN
10 6 (4.55%) OSCP
10 6 (4.55%) GSEC
11 3 (2.27%) GCWN
11 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.52%) GCIH
12 2 (1.52%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (35.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.30%) QA
3 3 (2.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.06%) Nmap
3 6 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) WSUS
2 1 (0.76%) RANCID
2 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.61%) Cisco
3 8 (6.06%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.55%) NetIQ
4 6 (4.55%) VMware
5 5 (3.79%) Dell
5 5 (3.79%) SonicWALL
5 5 (3.79%) Trustwave
5 5 (3.79%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (3.03%) Imperva
7 3 (2.27%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.27%) Qualys
7 3 (2.27%) Sophos
7 3 (2.27%) SAP
8 2 (1.52%) IBM
8 2 (1.52%) CA
8 2 (1.52%) Symantec
8 2 (1.52%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.52%) Q1 Labs
9 1 (0.76%) Tufin
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