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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Security Specialist
Rank 889 882 873
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 11 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.024% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.026% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 11 27 8
Average salary £72,500 £60,000 £71,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,000 £88,250
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 11 £72,500 +20.83%
London +11 10 £62,500 -10.71%
City of London - 5 £80,000 -
South West - 1 £72,500 -
Bristol - 1 £72,500 -

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (76.32%) Security Testing
2 28 (73.68%) Java
3 26 (68.42%) .NET
3 26 (68.42%) OWASP
3 26 (68.42%) Information Security
4 25 (65.79%) C++
5 21 (55.26%) Finance
6 20 (52.63%) C#
7 19 (50.00%) C
7 19 (50.00%) Struts
7 19 (50.00%) Python
7 19 (50.00%) RDBMS
7 19 (50.00%) Spring
7 19 (50.00%) Relational Database
8 18 (47.37%) Cyber Security
9 12 (31.58%) PCI DSS
10 10 (26.32%) Degree
10 10 (26.32%) Ethical Hacking
10 10 (26.32%) Banking
11 8 (21.05%) Financial Institution
11 8 (21.05%) SDLC
12 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
12 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
12 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
12 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
12 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
13 5 (13.16%) BPMN
13 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (13.16%) Git (software)

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (2.63%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 19 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (55.26%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Banking
3 8 (21.05%) Financial Institution
4 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Electronics
5 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (68.42%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) Struts
2 19 (50.00%) Spring
3 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.16%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) SOAP
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) WCF
5 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Security Testing
2 26 (68.42%) OWASP
2 26 (68.42%) Information Security
3 18 (47.37%) Cyber Security
4 10 (26.32%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (21.05%) SDLC
6 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.16%) UML
7 5 (13.16%) OOP
7 5 (13.16%) MVC
7 5 (13.16%) BPMN
7 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (13.16%) MVVM
7 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) Java
2 25 (65.79%) C++
3 20 (52.63%) C#
4 19 (50.00%) C
4 19 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.16%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) SAP
1 2 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks