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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Security Specialist
Rank 869 858 872
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 17 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.014% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 3
Average salary £42,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% +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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 23 January 2015 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 January 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 +16 17 £42,500 -29.16%
London +5 15 £42,500 -57.50%
Staffordshire -3 2 £60,000 -
West Midlands -31 2 £60,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent -5 1 £60,000 -

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 27 (61.36%) OWASP
3 18 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 18 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (22.73%) Security Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (18.18%) CISSP
8 7 (15.91%) Information Security
8 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
8 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
9 6 (13.64%) Degree
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
9 6 (13.64%) Games
9 6 (13.64%) Firewall
9 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.64%) Google
10 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.09%) Data Security
11 4 (9.09%) SOAP
11 4 (9.09%) Web Services
11 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.09%) C#
11 4 (9.09%) HTML
11 4 (9.09%) Java
11 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
11 4 (9.09%) SQL

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (6.82%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Couchbase
General
1 6 (13.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 18 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 4 (9.09%) HTML
4 4 (9.09%) REST
4 4 (9.09%) WCF
5 3 (6.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.27%) Open Source
3 1 (2.27%) Online Games
3 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) OWASP
2 18 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (22.73%) Security Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Information Security
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.09%) Data Security
10 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) C#
1 4 (9.09%) Java
1 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) CISSP
2 6 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (6.82%) Barracuda Networks