The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Security Specialist
Rank 878 853 871
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 26 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.021% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 7
Average salary £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £52,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £82,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £51,250 £45,500
% change year-on-year
+17.07% +12.63%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 23 July 2014 within the UK.

Application Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Top 5 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 23 July 2014. 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 -31 23 £60,000 -17.24%
West Midlands +17 15 £60,000 +20.00%
Staffordshire +7 15 £60,000 +20.00%
Stoke-on-Trent +8 10 £60,000 +20.00%
London -39 6 £70,000 -3.44%

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 43 (76.79%) .NET
2 32 (57.14%) Security Testing
3 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
4 21 (37.50%) SQL
5 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
6 18 (32.14%) Web Development
7 16 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
8 14 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (25.00%) Games
8 14 (25.00%) Data Protection
9 13 (23.21%) CSSLP
9 13 (23.21%) Finance
9 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
9 13 (23.21%) OOP
9 13 (23.21%) OOA/OOD
9 13 (23.21%) OO
9 13 (23.21%) OOD
9 13 (23.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (23.21%) Banking
9 13 (23.21%) CISSP
10 12 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (21.43%) Wireshark
10 12 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (21.43%) Online Games
11 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
12 8 (14.29%) OWASP
12 8 (14.29%) Web Application Development
13 6 (10.71%) Information Security
14 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
15 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (25.00%) Games
2 13 (23.21%) Banking
2 13 (23.21%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (76.79%) .NET
2 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
1 12 (21.43%) Online Games
2 3 (5.36%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 18 (32.14%) Web Development
3 16 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 13 (23.21%) OOP
5 13 (23.21%) OOA/OOD
5 13 (23.21%) OO
5 13 (23.21%) OOD
6 12 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (14.29%) OWASP
7 8 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 6 (10.71%) Information Security
9 3 (5.36%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) CISSP
1 13 (23.21%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 13 (23.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Nessus