The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 883 897 878
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 52 40 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.038% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.039% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 41 31 54
Average salary £43,000 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.09% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.09% +16.66%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 26 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 10 February 2016. 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 +33 51 £43,000 -18.09% 6
East of England - 25 £43,000 -
Cambridge - 25 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 25 £43,000 -
London 0 10 £47,500 -20.83% 4
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 - 1
North West - 3 £57,500 -
Manchester - 3 £57,500 -
City of London +54 2 £47,500 -24.00% 1
South East +14 2 £43,250 -13.06% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 £45,000 -14.28%
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £43,250 - 1
Northampton - 2 £45,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £43,250 - 1
Scotland +1 1 - -
South West -13 1 £35,000 -24.32%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 - 1

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Information Security
2 93 (76.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (34.71%) Windows
4 41 (33.88%) Linux
5 40 (33.06%) Firewall
5 40 (33.06%) Penetration Testing
6 34 (28.10%) Legal
6 34 (28.10%) CISSP
7 31 (25.62%) Data Protection
8 30 (24.79%) Information Governance
9 27 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (21.49%) SaaS
10 26 (21.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 26 (21.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 26 (21.49%) Xen
10 26 (21.49%) Risk Analysis
11 23 (19.01%) PCI DSS
12 22 (18.18%) Management Information System
13 21 (17.36%) ITIL
13 21 (17.36%) Risk Management
13 21 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (16.53%) Finance
15 16 (13.22%) CEH
16 15 (12.40%) Network Security
16 15 (12.40%) E-Commerce
17 14 (11.57%) Degree
18 13 (10.74%) Security Management
19 12 (9.92%) CISA
20 11 (9.09%) CISM
21 10 (8.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (2.48%) Apache
1 3 (2.48%) Drupal
1 3 (2.48%) JBoss
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (21.49%) SaaS
3 6 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (33.06%) Firewall
2 26 (21.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (12.40%) Network Security
4 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.13%) DHCP
5 5 (4.13%) DNS
6 4 (3.31%) LAN
6 4 (3.31%) WAN
7 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.48%) InfiniBand
7 3 (2.48%) LDAP
7 3 (2.48%) SNMP
8 2 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.65%) VPN
8 2 (1.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) Big Data
2 3 (2.48%) MySQL
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Hudson
1 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.48%) JIRA
1 3 (2.48%) Trac
General
1 34 (28.10%) Legal
2 20 (16.53%) Finance
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 5 (4.13%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Law
6 2 (1.65%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) Web Services
2 3 (2.48%) LAMP
2 3 (2.48%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 21 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.31%) Life Science
3 4 (3.31%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.48%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.48%) Grid Computing
4 3 (2.48%) Health Informatics
4 3 (2.48%) Informatics
4 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.48%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.65%) BBC
5 2 (1.65%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) CESG
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.83%) SCADA
6 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.71%) Windows
2 41 (33.88%) Linux
3 9 (7.44%) Unix
4 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.96%) CentOS
6 4 (3.31%) Android
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (33.06%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (25.62%) Data Protection
4 30 (24.79%) Information Governance
5 26 (21.49%) Risk Analysis
5 26 (21.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (17.36%) ITIL
6 21 (17.36%) Risk Management
7 15 (12.40%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.74%) Security Management
9 9 (7.44%) High Availability
9 9 (7.44%) Information Security Management
10 8 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.61%) Open Source
10 8 (6.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (6.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (5.79%) Business Continuity
11 7 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (5.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.31%) SQL
2 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.48%) Java
2 3 (2.48%) Perl
2 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) CISSP
2 16 (13.22%) CEH
3 14 (11.57%) Degree
4 12 (9.92%) CISA
5 11 (9.09%) CISM
6 9 (7.44%) GIAC
7 5 (4.13%) CSSLP
7 5 (4.13%) ISSAP
7 5 (4.13%) ISSEP
8 3 (2.48%) CISMP
8 3 (2.48%) MCSE
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.48%) RHCE
9 2 (1.65%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.65%) CRISC
10 1 (0.83%) ECSA
10 1 (0.83%) SANS
10 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (76.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.01%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.26%) HIPAA
3 10 (8.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (4.13%) COBIT
5 3 (2.48%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.83%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.83%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (21.49%) Xen
2 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.48%) GPFS
4 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Nagios
1 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.48%) Puppet
1 3 (2.48%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (6.61%) Cisco
2 6 (4.96%) VMware
3 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.31%) Forcepoint
4 4 (3.31%) LogRhythm
4 4 (3.31%) Splunk
5 3 (2.48%) Brocade
5 3 (2.48%) Dell
5 3 (2.48%) IBM
5 3 (2.48%) Opsware
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle
5 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.48%) Remedy
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.83%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.83%) Juniper
7 1 (0.83%) Rackspace
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago