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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 820 830 854
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 84 41 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.038% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.040% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 73 33 29
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £41,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £70,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,325 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +5.26%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 28 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 22 August 2014. 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 74 £58,750 +17.50% 4
London +41 53 £60,000 +29.72% 3
South East -14 10 £40,163 -7.13%
Scotland - 10 £40,000 -
Hampshire -1 9 £40,000 -7.51%
Southampton - 9 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 9 £40,000 -
City of London -4 6 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -31 6 £72,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £42,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £43,125 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 £43,125 - 1
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands -17 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Cheshire -19 1 £42,500 -15.00%
North West -24 1 £42,500 -5.55%
West Yorkshire -35 1 £42,500 -
Kent - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £42,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 -
Northampton - 1 £40,750 -
Skipton - 1 £32,500 -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Information Security
2 98 (72.06%) CISSP
3 59 (43.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (41.91%) Network Security
5 54 (39.71%) CISM
5 54 (39.71%) Firewall
5 54 (39.71%) ITIL
6 49 (36.03%) Management Information System
6 49 (36.03%) CEH
7 47 (34.56%) Ethical Hacking
8 35 (25.74%) TCP/IP
9 34 (25.00%) ISMS
10 33 (24.26%) Law
11 31 (22.79%) Internet
12 29 (21.32%) Penetration Testing
13 28 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (20.59%) MCSE
14 26 (19.12%) Security Management
15 25 (18.38%) Finance
15 25 (18.38%) Legal
16 24 (17.65%) Risk Management
17 23 (16.91%) CISA
18 22 (16.18%) Windows
18 22 (16.18%) Linux
18 22 (16.18%) Degree
19 21 (15.44%) GIAC
19 21 (15.44%) Information Security Management
20 16 (11.76%) PCI DSS
21 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
21 15 (11.03%) Active Directory

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 10 (7.35%) Tomcat
1 10 (7.35%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.82%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 57 (41.91%) Network Security
2 54 (39.71%) Firewall
3 35 (25.74%) TCP/IP
4 31 (22.79%) Internet
5 13 (9.56%) VPN
5 13 (9.56%) Wireless
5 13 (9.56%) Intranet
6 11 (8.09%) Wireshark
7 10 (7.35%) DHCP
7 10 (7.35%) DNS
8 8 (5.88%) LAN
8 8 (5.88%) WAN
9 5 (3.68%) Broadband
10 3 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.74%) Wireless Security
11 1 (0.74%) DMZ
11 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) MySQL
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (24.26%) Law
2 25 (18.38%) Finance
2 25 (18.38%) Legal
3 10 (7.35%) Banking
4 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.94%) Games
6 3 (2.21%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) LAMP
2 7 (5.15%) .NET
2 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.74%) OAuth
3 1 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (36.03%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.56%) PKI
3 10 (7.35%) CESG
3 10 (7.35%) Clustering
4 8 (5.88%) Cryptography
5 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.41%) Kindle
7 5 (3.68%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.94%) Online Games
9 2 (1.47%) FMCG
10 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.18%) Windows
1 22 (16.18%) Linux
2 15 (11.03%) UNIX
3 10 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.35%) Windows 8
3 10 (7.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (100.00%) Information Security
2 54 (39.71%) ITIL
3 47 (34.56%) Ethical Hacking
4 34 (25.00%) ISMS
5 29 (21.32%) Penetration Testing
6 26 (19.12%) Security Management
7 24 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 21 (15.44%) Information Security Management
9 14 (10.29%) Cyber Security
9 14 (10.29%) Information Assurance
9 14 (10.29%) SIEM
10 13 (9.56%) Change Control
10 13 (9.56%) Data Protection
11 10 (7.35%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (6.62%) Project Management
13 8 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (5.88%) Security Testing
13 8 (5.88%) OWASP
14 6 (4.41%) Business Continuity
15 5 (3.68%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 7 (5.15%) C
2 7 (5.15%) C++
2 7 (5.15%) Java
2 7 (5.15%) Perl
2 7 (5.15%) Python
3 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (72.06%) CISSP
2 54 (39.71%) CISM
3 49 (36.03%) CEH
4 28 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (20.59%) MCSE
5 23 (16.91%) CISA
6 22 (16.18%) Degree
7 21 (15.44%) GIAC
8 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
9 13 (9.56%) SC Cleared
10 11 (8.09%) DV Cleared
11 8 (5.88%) CCNA
11 8 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (5.88%) GPEN
12 7 (5.15%) OSCP
12 7 (5.15%) GSEC
12 7 (5.15%) CCNP
12 7 (5.15%) RHCE
13 2 (1.47%) GCIH
14 1 (0.74%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (43.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.41%) ISO 9001
3 6 (4.41%) COBIT
4 4 (2.94%) QA
5 2 (1.47%) SLA
5 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.47%) COSO
6 1 (0.74%) GPG13
6 1 (0.74%) BS25999
System Software
1 15 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.88%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle
3 6 (4.41%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.68%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (2.94%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.74%) Splunk
6 1 (0.74%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.74%) Qualys
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec
6 1 (0.74%) Apple
6 1 (0.74%) HP
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco
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