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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 873 877 853
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 41 44 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.039% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 30
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +18.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,250 £50,400
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.25%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 22 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 28 April 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 +18 35 £55,500 +0.90% 5
London +29 13 £67,500 +14.89% 2
South East +7 9 £53,750 -23.21% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +8 5 £52,500 +21.38%
Milton Keynes - 5 £55,500 -
City of London +37 4 £62,500 -7.40% 1
East Midlands +18 4 - - 1
Northampton 0 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire -2 4 - - 1
York +23 3 £52,500 +66.66%
North Yorkshire +20 3 £52,500 +66.66%
East of England +16 2 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £36,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £36,500 -
Essex - 2 £55,000 -
Berkshire -5 1 £57,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 - 1
Reading - 1 £57,500 -
Manchester - 1 £62,500 - 1
North West - 1 £62,500 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 94 (100.00%) Information Security
2 63 (67.02%) CISSP
3 30 (31.91%) Finance
4 26 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (27.66%) Firewall
5 25 (26.60%) Network Security
6 24 (25.53%) Risk Management
7 22 (23.40%) CISM
8 20 (21.28%) Cisco
9 19 (20.21%) CheckPoint
10 18 (19.15%) Juniper
11 17 (18.09%) CISA
12 16 (17.02%) ISMS
13 14 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (14.89%) XenServer
13 14 (14.89%) SolarWinds
13 14 (14.89%) Infoblox
13 14 (14.89%) Imperva
13 14 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (14.89%) VMware
13 14 (14.89%) Blue Coat
13 14 (14.89%) CCSE
13 14 (14.89%) BIG-IP
13 14 (14.89%) HP
13 14 (14.89%) OSPF
13 14 (14.89%) BGP
13 14 (14.89%) Wireless
13 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (14.89%) CCNP

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (3.19%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
1 3 (3.19%) SmartSuite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.66%) Firewall
2 25 (26.60%) Network Security
3 14 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (14.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (14.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (14.89%) NX-OS
3 14 (14.89%) Wireless
3 14 (14.89%) BIG-IP
3 14 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (14.89%) DHCP
3 14 (14.89%) DNS
3 14 (14.89%) OSPF
3 14 (14.89%) BGP
4 6 (6.38%) VPN
5 4 (4.26%) LAN
6 2 (2.13%) SDH
6 2 (2.13%) DWDM
7 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.06%) Big Data
General
1 30 (31.91%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Legal
3 5 (5.32%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.64%) PKI
3 9 (9.57%) GIS
4 6 (6.38%) RMADS
5 2 (2.13%) Open Source
5 2 (2.13%) Economics
5 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) BBC
6 1 (1.06%) CESG
6 1 (1.06%) Tandem
6 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) UNIX
2 5 (5.32%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (25.53%) Risk Management
3 16 (17.02%) ISMS
4 14 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (13.83%) Security Management
5 13 (13.83%) Information Security Management
6 12 (12.77%) Business Continuity
6 12 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (11.70%) SIEM
8 8 (8.51%) Service Management
9 7 (7.45%) SOA
9 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.32%) ITIL
10 5 (5.32%) Security Architecture
11 4 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (4.26%) Cyber Security
11 4 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.19%) C
2 2 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.06%) Java
3 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (67.02%) CISSP
2 22 (23.40%) CISM
3 17 (18.09%) CISA
4 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (14.89%) CCNP
4 14 (14.89%) CCSE
5 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
6 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) CISMP
8 5 (5.32%) Degree
9 4 (4.26%) GIAC
10 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.19%) CRISC
11 2 (2.13%) MCSA
11 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.13%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (1.06%) QiCA
12 1 (1.06%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.26%) COBIT
4 2 (2.13%) MiFID
4 2 (2.13%) Basel II
4 2 (2.13%) EMIR
4 2 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.06%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (14.89%) XenServer
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Cisco
2 19 (20.21%) CheckPoint
3 18 (19.15%) Juniper
4 14 (14.89%) HP
4 14 (14.89%) VMware
4 14 (14.89%) Blue Coat
4 14 (14.89%) SolarWinds
4 14 (14.89%) Infoblox
4 14 (14.89%) Imperva
4 14 (14.89%) F5
5 8 (8.51%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.19%) AlgoSec
7 3 (3.19%) Tufin
8 1 (1.06%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.06%) Sun
8 1 (1.06%) Capita
8 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
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