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 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 847 954 905
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -49
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 67 28 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.026% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.027% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 60 25 78
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,750 £59,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.42%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 August 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 August 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 +76 66 £60,000 +33.33% 10
London +89 31 £75,000 +36.36% 3
West Midlands - 13 £51,000 - 3
Yorkshire +32 11 £61,250 +36.11% 3
North Yorkshire - 8 £61,250 - 2
South East - 6 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 5 £52,500 - 1
Solihull - 5 £50,000 -
York - 4 £62,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £52,500 -
Knaresborough - 3 £50,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £56,250 - 1
Leeds +27 2 - -
West Yorkshire +19 2 - -
South West +4 2 £68,750 +103.70%
Wiltshire - 2 £68,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Swindon - 2 £68,750 -
Sheffield +11 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £70,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £41,543 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 - 1
Watford - 1 £52,500 -
Southampton - 1 £41,543 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £60,000 - 1

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (44.44%) CISSP
3 40 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (32.41%) CISM
5 31 (28.70%) Data Protection
6 29 (26.85%) PCI DSS
6 29 (26.85%) CISA
7 26 (24.07%) Risk Management
8 25 (23.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 24 (22.22%) Finance
10 22 (20.37%) Security Management
11 21 (19.44%) Firewall
12 20 (18.52%) Information Security Management
13 17 (15.74%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (13.89%) Management Information System
14 15 (13.89%) Windows
14 15 (13.89%) Degree
15 14 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (12.04%) Risk Assessment
17 11 (10.19%) COBIT
17 11 (10.19%) SIEM
18 10 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
18 10 (9.26%) Linux
18 10 (9.26%) VPN
19 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
19 9 (8.33%) CEH
19 9 (8.33%) CRISC
19 9 (8.33%) Security Operations
20 8 (7.41%) ArcSight
20 8 (7.41%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.93%) IIS
1 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.93%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.44%) Firewall
2 10 (9.26%) VPN
3 6 (5.56%) Network Security
4 4 (3.70%) DHCP
4 4 (3.70%) DNS
4 4 (3.70%) Wireless
5 3 (2.78%) SAN
5 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.78%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.85%) Internet
6 2 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.85%) VLAN
6 2 (1.85%) WAN
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.93%) LAN
7 1 (0.93%) MPLS
7 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) AppScan
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Retail
3 7 (6.48%) Legal
4 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.93%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) BYOD
6 1 (0.93%) CESG
6 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.89%) Windows
2 10 (9.26%) Linux
3 6 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (28.70%) Data Protection
3 26 (24.07%) Risk Management
4 25 (23.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 22 (20.37%) Security Management
6 20 (18.52%) Information Security Management
7 17 (15.74%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (12.04%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (10.19%) SIEM
11 9 (8.33%) Security Operations
12 8 (7.41%) ITIL
12 8 (7.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 7 (6.48%) Business Continuity
13 7 (6.48%) Data Security
13 7 (6.48%) Security Architecture
13 7 (6.48%) Service Management
14 6 (5.56%) ISMS
14 6 (5.56%) Line Management
14 6 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (44.44%) CISSP
2 35 (32.41%) CISM
3 29 (26.85%) CISA
4 15 (13.89%) Degree
5 9 (8.33%) CEH
5 9 (8.33%) CRISC
6 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.78%) SSCP
8 2 (1.85%) CFCE
8 2 (1.85%) EnCE
8 2 (1.85%) GCFA
8 2 (1.85%) GCIH
8 2 (1.85%) GIAC
8 2 (1.85%) SANS
9 1 (0.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.93%) IISP
9 1 (0.93%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.93%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (26.85%) PCI DSS
3 11 (10.19%) COBIT
4 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.85%) Xen
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) EnCase
2 1 (0.93%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) ArcSight
3 5 (4.63%) CheckPoint
3 5 (4.63%) Cisco
4 4 (3.70%) VMware
5 3 (2.78%) Forcepoint
6 2 (1.85%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (1.85%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.85%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.85%) Tufin
7 1 (0.93%) CA
7 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.93%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle
7 1 (0.93%) Qualys
7 1 (0.93%) Remedy
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
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