The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Application Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Security Specialist
Rank 901 957 976
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 10 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.023% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 9 24 22
Median salary £70,000 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+68.75% -33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Application Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Application Security Specialist in the job title.

Application Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist within the UK.

Application Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 within the UK.

Application Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England +22 10 £70,000 -6.66% 2
London +27 5 £70,000 -12.50% 2
North West - 5 £67,500 -
Manchester - 2 £67,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
City of London +59 1 £87,500 +9.37%
Knutsford - 1 £60,000 -

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Application 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 featuring Application Security Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (66.67%) OWASP
2 15 (62.50%) Security Testing
3 14 (58.33%) Java
4 12 (50.00%) C#
4 12 (50.00%) .NET
5 11 (45.83%) SDLC
6 10 (41.67%) Secure Coding
7 9 (37.50%) Information Security
8 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
9 7 (29.17%) Mobile Development
9 7 (29.17%) SANS
9 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
10 6 (25.00%) J2EE
10 6 (25.00%) Objective-C
10 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
11 5 (20.83%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (20.83%) JNI
11 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
11 5 (20.83%) Android
12 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
12 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (16.67%) Finance
12 4 (16.67%) Firewall
12 4 (16.67%) C++
12 4 (16.67%) C
12 4 (16.67%) Brand Awareness
12 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
13 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
13 3 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) AppScan
1 1 (4.17%) Burp Suite
1 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (16.67%) Brand Awareness
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) J2EE
3 5 (20.83%) JNI
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.50%) Spring
4 3 (12.50%) Struts
5 2 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (4.17%) Ajax
6 1 (4.17%) JSP
6 1 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) OWASP
2 15 (62.50%) Security Testing
3 11 (45.83%) SDLC
4 10 (41.67%) Secure Coding
5 9 (37.50%) Information Security
6 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
6 7 (29.17%) Mobile Development
7 6 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
7 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (20.83%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
11 2 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (8.33%) Time Management
11 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
12 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
12 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 4 (16.67%) C
4 4 (16.67%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SANS
2 2 (8.33%) CEH
2 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Fortify
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) HP
1 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Qualys
2 1 (4.17%) Veracode
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