The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 515 614 609
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 75 51 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 64 33 50
Median salary £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £47,500 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £79,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
34182 41598 43682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.89% 96.20% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 29145 35385 37094
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 10 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £37,500 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 110 (55.28%) Information Security
2 70 (35.18%) CISSP
3 68 (34.17%) Cybersecurity
4 58 (29.15%) Finance
5 51 (25.63%) Risk Management
6 50 (25.13%) Firewall
7 48 (24.12%) Penetration Testing
8 45 (22.61%) SIEM
9 44 (22.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 40 (20.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 36 (18.09%) PCI DSS
12 35 (17.59%) Data Protection
13 32 (16.08%) Security Operations
14 28 (14.07%) Windows
15 27 (13.57%) VPN
15 27 (13.57%) CISM
15 27 (13.57%) CEH
16 26 (13.07%) Network Security
16 26 (13.07%) Management Information System
17 25 (12.56%) Cisco
17 25 (12.56%) Security Architecture
18 23 (11.56%) CISA
19 22 (11.06%) Degree
19 22 (11.06%) Incident Management
20 21 (10.55%) Intrusion Detection
20 21 (10.55%) Vulnerability Management
20 21 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (10.55%) Linux
21 20 (10.05%) SANS
22 18 (9.05%) Banking

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.01%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) assyst
2 2 (1.01%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.01%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.13%) Firewall
2 27 (13.57%) VPN
3 26 (13.07%) Network Security
4 21 (10.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (7.54%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.04%) WAN
7 13 (6.53%) VLAN
7 13 (6.53%) Wireless
8 12 (6.03%) DNS
8 12 (6.03%) LAN
9 11 (5.53%) SSL
10 9 (4.52%) HTTP
11 7 (3.52%) Wireless Security
12 5 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.51%) Internet
12 5 (2.51%) LDAP
13 4 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (2.01%) SAN
14 3 (1.51%) tcpdump
14 3 (1.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.51%) Big Data
2 3 (1.51%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.03%) AppScan
2 4 (2.01%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
General
1 58 (29.15%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Banking
3 17 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.53%) Retail
5 7 (3.52%) Legal
6 5 (2.51%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.51%) Law
7 4 (2.01%) Marketing
8 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.01%) AngularJS
1 4 (2.01%) Node.js
1 4 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) J2EE
2 1 (0.50%) JNI
2 1 (0.50%) Middleware
2 1 (0.50%) OAuth
2 1 (0.50%) OpenID
2 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.50%) SAML
2 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.07%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (7.04%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (3.52%) Cryptography
5 6 (3.02%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.51%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (2.51%) PMI
6 5 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.01%) Fintech
7 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.01%) User Experience
8 3 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.01%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.01%) PKI
9 2 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.07%) Windows
2 21 (10.55%) Linux
3 6 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.01%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.01%) Unix
5 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.01%) Android
7 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.28%) Information Security
2 68 (34.17%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (25.63%) Risk Management
4 48 (24.12%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (22.61%) SIEM
6 44 (22.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 35 (17.59%) Data Protection
8 32 (16.08%) Security Operations
9 25 (12.56%) Security Architecture
10 22 (11.06%) Incident Management
11 21 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (10.55%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (8.54%) Ethical Hacking
12 17 (8.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 16 (8.04%) Project Management
14 15 (7.54%) Malware Analysis
14 15 (7.54%) OWASP
15 14 (7.04%) Data Loss Prevention
15 14 (7.04%) Data Security
15 14 (7.04%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.03%) SQL
2 9 (4.52%) Java
2 9 (4.52%) PHP
3 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.01%) C
4 4 (2.01%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.01%) Python
5 3 (1.51%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (35.18%) CISSP
2 27 (13.57%) CEH
2 27 (13.57%) CISM
3 23 (11.56%) CISA
4 22 (11.06%) Degree
5 20 (10.05%) SANS
6 16 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.03%) CCNP
7 12 (6.03%) GIAC
8 8 (4.02%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.52%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.51%) CCNA
10 5 (2.51%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.01%) CCSA
11 4 (2.01%) CCSE
11 4 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.01%) GCFA
11 4 (2.01%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (1.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (18.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.01%) Firmware
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Snort
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (7.04%) Nessus
2 8 (4.02%) RSA Archer
3 7 (3.52%) HP Fortify
4 3 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.51%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) Ansible
5 1 (0.50%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.50%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.50%) Proventia
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 25 (12.56%) Cisco
2 17 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.04%) Qualys
3 14 (7.04%) Symantec
4 11 (5.53%) Computacenter
4 11 (5.53%) Intel Security
5 10 (5.03%) Blue Coat
5 10 (5.03%) Citrix
6 9 (4.52%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.52%) VMware
7 8 (4.02%) ArcSight
8 7 (3.52%) Splunk
9 6 (3.02%) Veracode
10 4 (2.01%) Forcepoint
10 4 (2.01%) HP
10 4 (2.01%) SAP
11 3 (1.51%) IBM
11 3 (1.51%) Juniper
11 3 (1.51%) ScanSafe
12 2 (1.01%) LogRhythm
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 30% Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Posted: 5 days ago