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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 871 825 840
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 33 84 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.074% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.078% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 27 74 31
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,163 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -19.67%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 18 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 4 September 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 -33 31 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Yorkshire +19 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Northampton +10 9 £50,000 +22.69%
Northamptonshire +5 9 £50,000 +17.64%
East Midlands +1 9 £50,000 +17.64%
West Yorkshire +16 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Leeds +14 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
London -48 6 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South West - 4 £33,750 - 1
Bristol - 4 £33,750 - 1
East of England 0 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire -3 3 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 2
City of London +31 2 £75,000 +25.00%
Scotland 0 2 £42,233 +5.58%
Dundee - 2 £42,233 -
Sheffield - 1 £52,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 77 (100.00%) Information Security
2 42 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (44.16%) CISSP
4 30 (38.96%) Finance
5 23 (29.87%) E-Commerce
5 23 (29.87%) Network Security
6 22 (28.57%) PCI DSS
7 18 (23.38%) Web Services
8 17 (22.08%) SIEM
9 16 (20.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (20.78%) Windows
9 16 (20.78%) CISA
10 15 (19.48%) Management Information System
11 14 (18.18%) CISM
12 13 (16.88%) Risk Management
12 13 (16.88%) PKI
12 13 (16.88%) Open Source
12 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (15.58%) ISMS
13 12 (15.58%) SOA
14 10 (12.99%) Degree
14 10 (12.99%) CEH
14 10 (12.99%) Firewall
15 9 (11.69%) Linux
15 9 (11.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (10.39%) ITIL
16 8 (10.39%) UNIX
16 8 (10.39%) GIAC
16 8 (10.39%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (10.39%) Incident Management

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.60%) Drupal
1 2 (2.60%) JBoss
1 2 (2.60%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.87%) Network Security
2 10 (12.99%) Firewall
3 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.60%) DNS
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) LDAP
5 2 (2.60%) DHCP
5 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.60%) SNMP
5 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.60%) InfiniBand
6 1 (1.30%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Big Data
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
1 2 (2.60%) Hudson
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.60%) Trac
General
1 30 (38.96%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Marketing
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Electronics
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Law
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) Web Services
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.88%) PKI
2 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) RMADS
4 4 (5.19%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.90%) DTV
6 2 (2.60%) Informatics
6 2 (2.60%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.60%) Life Science
6 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.60%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.60%) Economics
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Linux
3 8 (10.39%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) CentOS
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (100.00%) Information Security
2 23 (29.87%) E-Commerce
3 17 (22.08%) SIEM
4 16 (20.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (16.88%) Open Source
5 13 (16.88%) Risk Management
6 12 (15.58%) SOA
6 12 (15.58%) ISMS
7 8 (10.39%) ITIL
7 8 (10.39%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
8 7 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (7.79%) Business Continuity
9 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.49%) Project Management
10 5 (6.49%) Security Management
10 5 (6.49%) Information Security Management
11 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (44.16%) CISSP
2 16 (20.78%) CISA
3 14 (18.18%) CISM
4 10 (12.99%) CEH
4 10 (12.99%) Degree
5 8 (10.39%) GIAC
6 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) CRISC
7 2 (2.60%) MCSE
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.60%) RHCE
8 1 (1.30%) SSCP
8 1 (1.30%) CISMP
8 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 9 (11.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (5.19%) COBIT
5 2 (2.60%) MiFID
5 2 (2.60%) Basel II
5 2 (2.60%) EMIR
5 2 (2.60%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.30%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.60%) GPFS
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (2.60%) Nagios
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
1 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Cisco
2 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
2 4 (5.19%) VMware
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
3 3 (3.90%) Splunk
4 2 (2.60%) Opsware
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec
4 2 (2.60%) Remedy
4 2 (2.60%) Dell
4 2 (2.60%) Brocade
5 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.30%) Qualys
5 1 (1.30%) Juniper
5 1 (1.30%) AppSense
5 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.30%) Capita
5 1 (1.30%) Websense
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