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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Security Specialist
Rank 925 936 969
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 15 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.029% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 26
Median salary £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -

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
98685 106608 115718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82974 87064 93978
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 6 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 6 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 -6 14 £70,000 +16.66% 1
London +1 8 £60,000 -14.28%
North West - 5 £70,000 - 1
Manchester - 3 £70,000 - 1
Staffordshire 0 1 £65,000 +8.33%
West Midlands -22 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 31 (86.11%) Security Testing
2 27 (75.00%) OWASP
3 23 (63.89%) Secure Coding
4 19 (52.78%) Java
4 19 (52.78%) .NET
5 17 (47.22%) C#
6 16 (44.44%) SDLC
7 14 (38.89%) Information Security
7 14 (38.89%) Finance
8 13 (36.11%) C++
8 13 (36.11%) C
8 13 (36.11%) E-Commerce
8 13 (36.11%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 12 (33.33%) Python
9 12 (33.33%) Struts
9 12 (33.33%) Financial Institution
9 12 (33.33%) RDBMS
9 12 (33.33%) Spring
10 10 (27.78%) Ethical Hacking
10 10 (27.78%) Firewall
11 9 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (19.44%) CISSP
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
13 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (13.89%) CEH
14 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
14 5 (13.89%) Threat Modelling
15 4 (11.11%) SANS

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 (2.78%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.78%) BGP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.78%) IPv6
4 1 (2.78%) MPLS
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) OSPF
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) AppScan
1 1 (2.78%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (11.11%) Retail
4 3 (8.33%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (5.56%) Banking
6 1 (2.78%) Legal
6 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) .NET
2 12 (33.33%) Spring
2 12 (33.33%) Struts
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.33%) J2EE
4 2 (5.56%) JNI
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) JSP
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Social Media
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Security Testing
2 27 (75.00%) OWASP
3 23 (63.89%) Secure Coding
4 16 (44.44%) SDLC
5 14 (38.89%) Information Security
6 13 (36.11%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (36.11%) E-Commerce
7 10 (27.78%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.89%) Threat Modelling
12 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
13 3 (8.33%) Mobile Development
14 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
15 1 (2.78%) Database Security
15 1 (2.78%) DevOps
15 1 (2.78%) Mobile Application Development
15 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
15 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) C#
3 13 (36.11%) C
3 13 (36.11%) C++
4 12 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.78%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) CISSP
2 5 (13.89%) CEH
3 4 (11.11%) CCNA
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.11%) CISM
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) SANS
3 4 (11.11%) SSCP
4 2 (5.56%) CSSLP
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
1 1 (2.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) HP
1 2 (5.56%) IBM
1 2 (5.56%) Qualys
2 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) Juniper
2 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire
2 1 (2.78%) Splunk
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