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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 863 938 919
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 52 30 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.027% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.028% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 44 21 62
Median salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,830 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £47,500 £45,250
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +4.97%

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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 +73 51 £59,000 +24.21% 5
London +48 18 £75,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +34 12 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
South East - 7 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 7 £52,500 -
South West +18 4 £55,000 +69.23%
Birmingham - 4 £52,500 -
Knaresborough - 4 £50,000 -
Leeds +31 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire +16 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
York - 3 £62,500 -
East of England +35 2 £52,500 -
Solihull - 2 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £36,500 -
Somerset - 2 £41,250 -
Wiltshire - 2 £68,750 -
Aylesbury - 2 £36,500 -
Swindon - 2 £68,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +11 1 - -
Cambridge +9 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £52,500 -
Scotland - 1 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Coventry - 1 £56,000 -
Southampton - 1 £41,543 -
Watford - 1 £52,500 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 92 (100.00%) Information Security
2 39 (42.39%) CISSP
3 36 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (35.87%) CISM
5 24 (26.09%) CISA
6 23 (25.00%) Firewall
6 23 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 20 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 19 (20.65%) Information Security Management
8 19 (20.65%) Security Management
9 17 (18.48%) Risk Management
10 16 (17.39%) Finance
10 16 (17.39%) PCI DSS
11 15 (16.30%) Windows
11 15 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (14.13%) COBIT
14 12 (13.04%) Degree
14 12 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (11.96%) Security Operations
16 10 (10.87%) Linux
16 10 (10.87%) VPN
16 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
17 9 (9.78%) ITIL
17 9 (9.78%) Legal
17 9 (9.78%) SIEM
18 8 (8.70%) ArcSight
18 8 (8.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
18 8 (8.70%) Line Management
18 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity

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 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.09%) IIS
1 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) Firewall
2 10 (10.87%) VPN
3 6 (6.52%) Network Security
4 4 (4.35%) DHCP
4 4 (4.35%) DNS
4 4 (4.35%) Wireless
5 3 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.26%) SAN
5 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.09%) Internet
6 1 (1.09%) MPLS
6 1 (1.09%) SSL
6 1 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) AppScan
General
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Legal
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 4 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Law
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) .NET
1 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.09%) Middleware
1 1 (1.09%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) Social Media
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
6 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Linux
3 5 (5.43%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Information Security
2 23 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 20 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (20.65%) Information Security Management
4 19 (20.65%) Security Management
5 17 (18.48%) Risk Management
6 15 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (11.96%) Security Operations
10 9 (9.78%) ITIL
10 9 (9.78%) SIEM
11 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity
11 8 (8.70%) Line Management
11 8 (8.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 7 (7.61%) Security Architecture
12 7 (7.61%) Service Management
13 6 (6.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (5.43%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) CISSP
2 33 (35.87%) CISM
3 24 (26.09%) CISA
4 12 (13.04%) Degree
5 7 (7.61%) CEH
5 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.35%) CRISC
7 2 (2.17%) CCNA
7 2 (2.17%) CFCE
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) EnCE
7 2 (2.17%) GCIH
8 1 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.09%) CISMP
8 1 (1.09%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.09%) MBA
8 1 (1.09%) OSCP
8 1 (1.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 13 (14.13%) COBIT
4 3 (3.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.09%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.35%) Xen
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) EnCase
2 1 (1.09%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) ArcSight
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) VMware
5 3 (3.26%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.17%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.17%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.17%) Tufin
7 1 (1.09%) CA
7 1 (1.09%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.09%) IBM
7 1 (1.09%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.09%) Juniper
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle
7 1 (1.09%) Qualys
7 1 (1.09%) Remedy
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
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