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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Security Specialist
Rank 874 891 866
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 30 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.024% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.026% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 24 25 10
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -27.77%
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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 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 5 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 +44 30 £60,000 -7.69% 1
London +32 22 £72,500 +3.57% 1
City of London +41 9 £75,000 +7.14% 1
Staffordshire -10 8 £60,000 -
West Midlands -27 8 £60,000 -
Stafford - 8 £60,000 -

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 36 (72.00%) OWASP
2 35 (70.00%) Information Security
2 35 (70.00%) Security Testing
3 28 (56.00%) .NET
4 27 (54.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 25 (50.00%) Java
6 24 (48.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 20 (40.00%) PCI DSS
8 19 (38.00%) Degree
8 19 (38.00%) E-Commerce
9 18 (36.00%) Firewall
9 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
9 18 (36.00%) Mobile App
10 17 (34.00%) C++
11 16 (32.00%) C#
12 14 (28.00%) CISSP
13 12 (24.00%) Google
13 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (20.00%) Finance
14 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
15 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
15 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
15 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
16 8 (16.00%) Spring
16 8 (16.00%) Struts
16 8 (16.00%) C
16 8 (16.00%) Python
16 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
16 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
17 7 (14.00%) Cyber Security

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 5 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
1 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (56.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.00%) Struts
4 8 (16.00%) Spring
5 6 (12.00%) Web Services
5 6 (12.00%) WCF
5 6 (12.00%) REST
5 6 (12.00%) HTML
5 6 (12.00%) SOAP
6 5 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) OWASP
2 35 (70.00%) Information Security
2 35 (70.00%) Security Testing
3 27 (54.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 24 (48.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (38.00%) E-Commerce
6 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.00%) Cyber Security
10 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Data Security
11 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 5 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
13 2 (4.00%) Security Architecture
14 1 (2.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (34.00%) C++
3 16 (32.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) C
4 8 (16.00%) Python
5 7 (14.00%) SQL
6 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Degree
2 14 (28.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Google
2 5 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (2.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
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