The first table below looks at the demand for the Information 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 Information Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 883 836 898
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +62
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 44 43 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.038% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.040% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 10
Average salary £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.78%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115310 106336 118647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 93548 88465 101690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -31 43 £55,000 +14.58% 1
London -34 15 £58,750 +80.76% 1
West Midlands +12 12 £45,000 -10.00%
Birmingham +3 9 £45,000 -10.00%
South East -5 7 £70,000 +78.34%
East of England -6 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Maidenhead - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 5 £55,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £55,000 -
City of London -11 3 £67,500 +107.69% 1
Oxfordshire -12 2 £70,000 +75.00%
Yorkshire -30 2 £43,250 -
Moray 0 1 £60,000 -
Scotland -17 1 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire -38 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £23,000 -
Leeds - 1 £55,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £47,500 -
Northampton - 1 £47,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £23,000 -
York - 1 £31,500 -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Specialist in their job title.

1 108 (99.08%) Information Security
2 77 (70.64%) CISSP
3 54 (49.54%) CISM
4 43 (39.45%) Firewall
4 43 (39.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (30.28%) Finance
6 30 (27.52%) Linux
7 29 (26.61%) Penetration Testing
8 25 (22.94%) UNIX
9 23 (21.10%) Cyber-Ark
9 23 (21.10%) Network Security
10 19 (17.43%) Ethical Hacking
11 17 (15.60%) Management Information System
11 17 (15.60%) CISA
12 15 (13.76%) GIAC
12 15 (13.76%) CEH
13 14 (12.84%) PCI DSS
13 14 (12.84%) Law
13 14 (12.84%) Internet
14 13 (11.93%) Legal
14 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
15 12 (11.01%) Data Protection
16 10 (9.17%) ITIL
16 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
17 9 (8.26%) .NET
17 9 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
18 7 (6.42%) Change Control
18 7 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
18 7 (6.42%) CCNA
19 6 (5.50%) Microsoft

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.92%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (39.45%) Firewall
2 23 (21.10%) Network Security
3 14 (12.84%) Internet
4 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.59%) Broadband
6 4 (3.67%) Intranet
7 3 (2.75%) LAN
7 3 (2.75%) WAN
8 2 (1.83%) HTTP
8 2 (1.83%) Wireless
8 2 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (30.28%) Finance
2 14 (12.84%) Law
3 13 (11.93%) Legal
4 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.59%) Banking
6 3 (2.75%) Advertising
6 3 (2.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.92%) Games
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) .NET
2 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) PKI
3 5 (4.59%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.92%) CESG
5 1 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Online Games
5 1 (0.92%) RMADS
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Linux
2 25 (22.94%) UNIX
3 4 (3.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (99.08%) Information Security
2 29 (26.61%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (17.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (11.01%) Data Protection
5 10 (9.17%) ITIL
6 9 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (6.42%) Change Control
8 6 (5.50%) Security Testing
8 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.59%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.59%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (3.67%) Security Management
10 4 (3.67%) SIEM
11 3 (2.75%) Change Management
11 3 (2.75%) Project Management
11 3 (2.75%) Information Security Management
11 3 (2.75%) Information Assurance
12 2 (1.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) Java
2 2 (1.83%) SQL
3 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.92%) Python
3 1 (0.92%) Perl
3 1 (0.92%) C
3 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (70.64%) CISSP
2 54 (49.54%) CISM
3 17 (15.60%) CISA
4 15 (13.76%) GIAC
4 15 (13.76%) CEH
5 7 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.42%) CCNA
6 6 (5.50%) GPEN
7 4 (3.67%) CCSA
8 3 (2.75%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) GWAPT
9 2 (1.83%) GCED
9 2 (1.83%) CSSLP
9 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.92%) MCSE
10 1 (0.92%) CCNP
10 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (39.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.50%) COBIT
4 2 (1.83%) COSO
5 1 (0.92%) GPG13
5 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Nmap
2 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Nessus
2 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Cyber-Ark
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco
5 1 (0.92%) CA
5 1 (0.92%) Splunk
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Posted: 8 days ago