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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Security Specialist
Rank 918 916 972
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +56
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 14 31 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.029% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.030% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 26
Median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £58,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 24 May 2016 within the UK.

Application Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Top 9 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 24 May 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 +26 13 £65,000 - 4
London +14 6 £55,000 -26.66% 4
North West - 6 £70,000 -
Manchester - 4 £67,500 -
Staffordshire -7 1 £65,000 +8.33%
West Midlands -20 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 32 (86.49%) Security Testing
2 27 (72.97%) OWASP
3 23 (62.16%) Secure Coding
4 18 (48.65%) Java
4 18 (48.65%) .NET
5 17 (45.95%) SDLC
6 16 (43.24%) C#
6 16 (43.24%) Information Security
7 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
8 13 (35.14%) Finance
9 12 (32.43%) C++
9 12 (32.43%) C
9 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (29.73%) Relational Database
10 11 (29.73%) Static Code Analysis
10 11 (29.73%) Struts
10 11 (29.73%) Python
10 11 (29.73%) Financial Institution
10 11 (29.73%) Firewall
10 11 (29.73%) RDBMS
10 11 (29.73%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (29.73%) Spring
11 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
13 7 (18.92%) CISSP
14 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
15 5 (13.51%) Threat Modelling
15 5 (13.51%) Wireshark

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 (2.70%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) BGP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.70%) IPv6
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) OSPF
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) RDBMS
1 11 (29.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AppScan
1 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Financial Institution
3 4 (10.81%) Brand Awareness
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) Spring
2 11 (29.73%) Struts
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) J2EE
4 2 (5.41%) JNI
5 1 (2.70%) Ajax
5 1 (2.70%) JSP
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) Security Testing
2 27 (72.97%) OWASP
3 23 (62.16%) Secure Coding
4 17 (45.95%) SDLC
5 16 (43.24%) Information Security
6 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
7 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (29.73%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (29.73%) Static Code Analysis
9 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.51%) Threat Modelling
13 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
14 3 (8.11%) Mobile Development
15 2 (5.41%) Web Application Development
16 1 (2.70%) Reverse Engineering
16 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
16 1 (2.70%) SIEM
16 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) C#
3 12 (32.43%) C
3 12 (32.43%) C++
4 11 (29.73%) Python
5 3 (8.11%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.41%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.70%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) CISSP
2 5 (13.51%) CEH
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.81%) CISM
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) SANS
3 4 (10.81%) SSCP
4 2 (5.41%) CSSLP
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.70%) Nessus
1 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) HP
1 2 (5.41%) IBM
1 2 (5.41%) Qualys
2 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco
2 1 (2.70%) Juniper
2 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
2 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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