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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Security Specialist
UK
Rank 834 917 942
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 7 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.022% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.022% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 11
Median salary £70,000 £80,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -25.00%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +85 7 £70,000 -12.50% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
South East +64 1 - -
Berkshire +52 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 8 (44.44%) Information Security
1 8 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (33.33%) OWASP
3 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (22.22%) CEH
4 4 (22.22%) Erlang
4 4 (22.22%) CISM
4 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) C
4 4 (22.22%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation

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:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 4 (22.22%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) OAuth
2 1 (5.56%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
1 8 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (33.33%) OWASP
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) SABSA
4 4 (22.22%) Secure Coding
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
4 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
1 4 (22.22%) C++
1 4 (22.22%) Erlang
1 4 (22.22%) Go
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CEH
1 4 (22.22%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
2 1 (5.56%) GIAC
2 1 (5.56%) SANS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
1 1 (5.56%) OpenVAS
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
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