The table below looks at the statistics for the Application Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Application Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Security Specialist
Rank 834 849 860
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 24 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 6
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Application Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 March 2015 within the UK.

Application Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 24 £60,000 -
London +28 21 £60,000 -14.28%
Staffordshire -14 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands -34 3 £60,000 -
Stafford - 3 £60,000 -
City of London -5 1 - -

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Application Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Application Security Specialist in their job title.

1 31 (70.45%) OWASP
2 24 (54.55%) Ethical Hacking
3 23 (52.27%) .NET
4 22 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 20 (45.45%) Security Testing
5 20 (45.45%) Information Security
6 16 (36.36%) PCI DSS
7 15 (34.09%) Degree
7 15 (34.09%) E-Commerce
8 14 (31.82%) Firewall
8 14 (31.82%) Software Engineering
8 14 (31.82%) Mobile App
9 13 (29.55%) CISSP
10 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 10 (22.73%) Java
11 10 (22.73%) Google
11 10 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
13 8 (18.18%) C#
13 8 (18.18%) SQL
14 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (13.64%) Cryptography
15 6 (13.64%) WCF
15 6 (13.64%) HTML
15 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
15 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
15 6 (13.64%) SOAP
15 6 (13.64%) Web Services
15 6 (13.64%) Data Security

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Application Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Application Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) .NET
2 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
4 6 (13.64%) WCF
4 6 (13.64%) REST
4 6 (13.64%) HTML
4 6 (13.64%) SOAP
4 6 (13.64%) Web Services
5 5 (11.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 6 (13.64%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Online Games
3 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) OWASP
2 24 (54.55%) Ethical Hacking
3 22 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (45.45%) Security Testing
4 20 (45.45%) Information Security
5 15 (34.09%) E-Commerce
6 14 (31.82%) Software Engineering
7 10 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Data Security
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
13 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
13 1 (2.27%) Security Architecture
13 1 (2.27%) ITIL
13 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
2 8 (18.18%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) C++
5 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 13 (29.55%) CISSP
3 2 (4.55%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Google
2 5 (11.36%) Barracuda Networks