The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Information Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 874 922 951
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 47 42 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.038% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.039% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 49
Median salary £52,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,750 £74,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%

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
93569 106792 116655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 78866 88051 95388
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title.

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 25 June 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +66 47 £52,500 -7.07% 5
London +43 17 £60,000 -5.88% 1
South East +62 11 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +28 8 £50,000 +36.98% 3
Berkshire +16 5 £52,500 -8.69%
North Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
Knaresborough - 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire +34 3 £36,500 -33.63%
Reading +16 3 £52,500 -8.69%
Aylesbury - 3 £36,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £46,000 - 1
Leeds - 3 £46,000 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £52,500 -
South West - 3 £42,500 -
East Midlands 0 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £41,250 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey - 2 £72,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
East of England +38 1 - -
North West +18 1 £65,000 +4.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - -
Cambridge +2 1 - -
Manchester +2 1 £65,000 +4.00%
Southampton - 1 £41,543 - 1
Harrogate - 1 £50,000 -
Bath - 1 £42,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Information Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 82 (100.00%) Information Security
2 34 (41.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (35.37%) CISSP
4 25 (30.49%) Firewall
5 23 (28.05%) CISM
6 21 (25.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 20 (24.39%) Data Protection
7 20 (24.39%) Windows
8 19 (23.17%) Security Management
8 19 (23.17%) Information Security Management
9 16 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (18.29%) PCI DSS
11 14 (17.07%) CISA
11 14 (17.07%) Linux
12 12 (14.63%) COBIT
13 11 (13.41%) Legal
13 11 (13.41%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
13 11 (13.41%) Security Operations
14 10 (12.20%) Line Management
14 10 (12.20%) VPN
14 10 (12.20%) ITIL
14 10 (12.20%) Degree
15 9 (10.98%) Finance
16 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
16 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
16 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity
17 7 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
18 6 (7.32%) Information Governance
18 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.22%) IIS
1 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) Firewall
2 10 (12.20%) VPN
3 6 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (7.32%) Network Security
4 5 (6.10%) Wireshark
5 4 (4.88%) Wireless
6 3 (3.66%) SAN
6 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.22%) DHCP
7 1 (1.22%) DNS
7 1 (1.22%) Internet
7 1 (1.22%) MPLS
7 1 (1.22%) SSL
7 1 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Big Data
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (13.41%) Legal
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 3 (3.66%) Law
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Electronics
6 1 (1.22%) Games
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) .NET
1 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.44%) Social Media
6 1 (1.22%) CESG
6 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.22%) Life Science
6 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Windows
2 14 (17.07%) Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Unix
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (25.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (24.39%) Data Protection
4 19 (23.17%) Information Security Management
4 19 (23.17%) Security Management
5 16 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (13.41%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
6 11 (13.41%) Security Operations
7 10 (12.20%) ITIL
7 10 (12.20%) Line Management
8 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity
9 7 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (7.32%) Information Governance
10 6 (7.32%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (7.32%) Security Architecture
10 6 (7.32%) SIEM
11 5 (6.10%) BCP
11 5 (6.10%) Change Management
11 5 (6.10%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (35.37%) CISSP
2 23 (28.05%) CISM
3 14 (17.07%) CISA
4 10 (12.20%) Degree
5 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) CEH
7 2 (2.44%) CCNA
7 2 (2.44%) CFCE
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.44%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.44%) EnCE
7 2 (2.44%) GCIH
8 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.22%) CRISC
8 1 (1.22%) ECSA
8 1 (1.22%) IISP
8 1 (1.22%) OSCP
8 1 (1.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (41.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.29%) PCI DSS
3 12 (14.63%) COBIT
4 3 (3.66%) HIPAA
4 3 (3.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Xen
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) EnCase
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.10%) ArcSight
3 5 (6.10%) Cisco
4 4 (4.88%) VMware
5 3 (3.66%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.44%) Citrix
6 2 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.44%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.44%) Tufin
7 1 (1.22%) CA
7 1 (1.22%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.22%) Juniper
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle
7 1 (1.22%) Remedy
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
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