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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 891 901 954
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 41 46 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.043% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.045% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 41
Median salary £50,000 £63,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.63% +14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.54%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +47 41 £50,000 -13.04% 9
London +26 13 £60,000 -9.43% 2
South East +27 8 £45,500 -17.27% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £48,000 +31.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £36,500 -32.09% 1
South West - 4 £41,250 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 - 1
East of England +27 3 £43,000 -21.81%
Berkshire +12 3 £52,500 -8.69%
Cambridge +5 3 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £43,000 -
Leeds - 3 £46,000 - 2
Aylesbury - 3 £36,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £46,000 - 2
North West +23 2 £66,250 +6.00%
Reading +13 2 £52,500 -8.69%
East Midlands +5 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £46,250 -
Bristol - 2 £41,250 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £41,250 - 1
Milton Keynes +23 1 £41,000 -36.92%
Manchester +2 1 £65,000 +4.00%
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 - 1
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -
Bath - 1 £42,500 - 1
Harrogate - 1 £50,000 -
Knaresborough - 1 £50,000 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 87 (100.00%) Information Security
2 56 (64.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (42.53%) Firewall
4 32 (36.78%) Windows
5 30 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 29 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 27 (31.03%) Linux
8 26 (29.89%) CISSP
9 25 (28.74%) Legal
10 20 (22.99%) CISM
10 20 (22.99%) ITIL
10 20 (22.99%) Xen
10 20 (22.99%) Risk Analysis
10 20 (22.99%) Intrusion Detection
10 20 (22.99%) Information Governance
10 20 (22.99%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (22.99%) SaaS
11 19 (21.84%) Information Security Management
11 19 (21.84%) Security Management
12 16 (18.39%) COBIT
13 14 (16.09%) PCI DSS
13 14 (16.09%) CISA
14 11 (12.64%) Business Continuity
14 11 (12.64%) Finance
14 11 (12.64%) Security Operations
15 10 (11.49%) Line Management
15 10 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
15 10 (11.49%) Degree
16 9 (10.34%) HIPAA

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 (1.15%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.99%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (22.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (42.53%) Firewall
2 20 (22.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (8.05%) Network Security
4 5 (5.75%) VPN
4 5 (5.75%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.45%) SAN
6 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
7 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Big Data
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (28.74%) Legal
2 11 (12.64%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Law
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) .NET
1 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.15%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) Social Media
4 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.15%) Life Science
4 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 27 (31.03%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Unix
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 29 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (22.99%) Information Governance
4 20 (22.99%) ITIL
4 20 (22.99%) Risk Analysis
5 19 (21.84%) Information Security Management
5 19 (21.84%) Security Management
6 11 (12.64%) Business Continuity
6 11 (12.64%) Security Operations
7 10 (11.49%) Line Management
7 10 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.20%) BCP
9 8 (9.20%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (8.05%) IT Audit
11 6 (6.90%) ITSM
11 6 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) CISSP
2 20 (22.99%) CISM
3 14 (16.09%) CISA
4 10 (11.49%) Degree
5 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.45%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.30%) CCNA
7 2 (2.30%) CEH
7 2 (2.30%) CFCE
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) EnCE
7 2 (2.30%) GCIH
8 1 (1.15%) CISMP
8 1 (1.15%) CRISC
8 1 (1.15%) MBA
8 1 (1.15%) OSCP
8 1 (1.15%) SANS
8 1 (1.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (64.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.39%) COBIT
3 14 (16.09%) PCI DSS
4 9 (10.34%) HIPAA
5 3 (3.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.15%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 20 (22.99%) Xen
2 3 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) EnCase
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) ArcSight
3 3 (3.45%) Cisco
3 3 (3.45%) Forcepoint
3 3 (3.45%) VMware
4 2 (2.30%) Citrix
4 2 (2.30%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.15%) CA
5 1 (1.15%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.15%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.15%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.15%) Juniper
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) Remedy
5 1 (1.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Splunk
5 1 (1.15%) Tufin
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension + Other Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London or Kent
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year plus discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Aylesbury
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Southampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: 26 days ago