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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Security Specialist
Rank 846 889 871
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 27 30 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.027% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 8
Average salary £75,000 £65,000 £91,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -28.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £78,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £94,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +45 27 £75,000 +15.38%
London +68 21 £75,000 +7.14%
City of London - 15 £75,000 -
Staffordshire -5 6 £60,000 -7.69%
West Midlands -16 6 £60,000 -7.69%
Stafford - 6 £60,000 -

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 41 (82.00%) Security Testing
2 38 (76.00%) Information Security
3 35 (70.00%) OWASP
4 30 (60.00%) Java
5 27 (54.00%) .NET
5 27 (54.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 23 (46.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (46.00%) C++
7 22 (44.00%) SDLC
8 21 (42.00%) PCI DSS
9 20 (40.00%) C#
10 19 (38.00%) E-Commerce
10 19 (38.00%) Degree
11 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
11 18 (36.00%) Firewall
11 18 (36.00%) Mobile App
12 17 (34.00%) Finance
13 14 (28.00%) RDBMS
13 14 (28.00%) C
13 14 (28.00%) Struts
13 14 (28.00%) Python
13 14 (28.00%) Spring
13 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
14 13 (26.00%) Cyber Security
15 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (24.00%) Google
16 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
16 9 (18.00%) Banking
16 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
16 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (8.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) RDBMS
1 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) .NET
2 14 (28.00%) Struts
2 14 (28.00%) Spring
3 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.00%) WCF
4 4 (8.00%) Web Services
4 4 (8.00%) CSS
4 4 (8.00%) SOAP
4 4 (8.00%) HTML
4 4 (8.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (82.00%) Security Testing
2 38 (76.00%) Information Security
3 35 (70.00%) OWASP
4 27 (54.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 23 (46.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (44.00%) SDLC
7 19 (38.00%) E-Commerce
8 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
9 13 (26.00%) Cyber Security
10 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
11 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (8.00%) Data Security
13 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
14 3 (6.00%) Security Architecture
14 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
15 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) Java
2 23 (46.00%) C++
3 20 (40.00%) C#
4 14 (28.00%) C
4 14 (28.00%) Python
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Degree
2 9 (18.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.00%) QA
4 1 (2.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Google
2 4 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) WorldPay