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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 869 885 827
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -58
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 36 62 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.052% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.055% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 22 50 38
Average salary £62,750 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,600 £40,000 £43,950
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £74,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%

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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +20 28 £57,500 +4.54% 8
East Midlands +16 11 £47,500 +5.55%
London +15 11 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Northampton +8 11 £47,500 -
Northamptonshire +6 11 £47,500 +5.55%
City of London +48 2 £90,000 +44.00% 1
East of England +12 2 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire +3 1 £37,000 -48.96% 2
Reading -2 1 £57,500 +4.54%
North West -3 1 £62,500 +13.63%
South East -6 1 £57,500 +42.59%
Berkshire -6 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £37,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £62,500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 69 (100.00%) Information Security
2 36 (52.17%) CISSP
3 26 (37.68%) Finance
3 26 (37.68%) Network Security
4 24 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (26.09%) CISM
5 18 (26.09%) Firewall
6 16 (23.19%) SIEM
7 14 (20.29%) PCI DSS
8 13 (18.84%) CISA
8 13 (18.84%) CheckPoint
9 12 (17.39%) ISMS
9 12 (17.39%) PKI
10 11 (15.94%) Incident Management
10 11 (15.94%) Web Services
10 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
10 11 (15.94%) SOA
10 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
10 11 (15.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (14.49%) Juniper
11 10 (14.49%) Cisco
12 9 (13.04%) Risk Management
12 9 (13.04%) VMware
12 9 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (11.59%) Degree
13 8 (11.59%) RMADS
13 8 (11.59%) Windows
14 7 (10.14%) DNS
14 7 (10.14%) DHCP

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (2.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.90%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) Network Security
2 18 (26.09%) Firewall
3 7 (10.14%) Wireless
3 7 (10.14%) BIG-IP
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 7 (10.14%) NX-OS
3 7 (10.14%) DHCP
3 7 (10.14%) DNS
3 7 (10.14%) OSPF
3 7 (10.14%) BGP
4 5 (7.25%) VPN
5 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.35%) LAN
7 2 (2.90%) SAN
7 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.45%) Big Data
General
1 26 (37.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
3 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) Web Services
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) PKI
2 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.59%) RMADS
4 4 (5.80%) GIS
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) DTV
5 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.90%) Economics
7 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) BBC
7 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) UNIX
3 4 (5.80%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (23.19%) SIEM
3 12 (17.39%) ISMS
4 11 (15.94%) Incident Management
4 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
4 11 (15.94%) SOA
4 11 (15.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 9 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (10.14%) Open Source
6 7 (10.14%) Security Management
6 7 (10.14%) Information Security Management
6 7 (10.14%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.70%) ITIL
8 5 (7.25%) Service Management
8 5 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) CISSP
2 18 (26.09%) CISM
3 13 (18.84%) CISA
4 8 (11.59%) Degree
5 7 (10.14%) CCNP
5 7 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (10.14%) CCSE
6 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.35%) CRISC
8 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) CEH
9 1 (1.45%) CISMP
9 1 (1.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (20.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.80%) COBIT
4 2 (2.90%) MiFID
4 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.90%) Basel II
4 2 (2.90%) EMIR
4 2 (2.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.45%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (10.14%) XenServer
2 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) CheckPoint
2 10 (14.49%) Cisco
2 10 (14.49%) Juniper
3 9 (13.04%) VMware
4 7 (10.14%) HP
4 7 (10.14%) Blue Coat
4 7 (10.14%) SolarWinds
4 7 (10.14%) Infoblox
4 7 (10.14%) Imperva
4 7 (10.14%) F5
5 4 (5.80%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (4.35%) SAP
7 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.90%) Tufin
7 2 (2.90%) AlgoSec
8 1 (1.45%) Splunk
8 1 (1.45%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.45%) Capita
8 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
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