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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Security Specialist
Rank 865 875 892
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 26 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.013% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.014% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 1
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -28.12%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £48,575 -
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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
Top 4 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 1 October 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 -11 26 £60,000 +4.34%
Staffordshire - 19 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 19 £60,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 10 £60,000 -

Application Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 38 (70.37%) .NET
2 30 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 21 (38.89%) Security Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Games
5 17 (31.48%) Ethical Hacking
6 15 (27.78%) OWASP
7 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
7 13 (24.07%) SQL
8 11 (20.37%) Online Games
8 11 (20.37%) Wireshark
9 9 (16.67%) Web Development
10 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.81%) Banking
10 8 (14.81%) OOP
10 8 (14.81%) OOA/OOD
10 8 (14.81%) OO
10 8 (14.81%) OOD
10 8 (14.81%) Finance
10 8 (14.81%) CISSP
10 8 (14.81%) CSSLP
11 7 (12.96%) Data Protection
11 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
11 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (12.96%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.11%) Web Application Development
13 5 (9.26%) Information Security
14 4 (7.41%) Nessus

Application Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (20.37%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (33.33%) Games
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (70.37%) .NET
2 30 (55.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Online Games
2 7 (12.96%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.41%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Security Testing
2 18 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (31.48%) Ethical Hacking
4 15 (27.78%) OWASP
5 9 (16.67%) Web Development
6 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) OOP
6 8 (14.81%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (14.81%) OO
6 8 (14.81%) OOD
7 7 (12.96%) Data Protection
8 6 (11.11%) Web Application Development
9 5 (9.26%) Information Security
10 3 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) CISSP
1 8 (14.81%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Nessus