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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 904 934 964
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 40 39 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.035% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.037% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 34 30 40
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £49,600 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £70,000 £69,550
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £55,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +12.82%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 3 May 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 29 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 3 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 +28 40 £52,500 -7.07% 6
London +10 17 £60,000 -11.11% 2
South East +21 6 £49,500 -7.90% 2
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 - 1
South West - 4 £42,500 - 1
East of England +15 3 £43,000 -21.81%
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £41,000 -21.90% 1
Cambridge - 3 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £43,000 -
North West +30 2 £66,250 +6.00%
Reading +24 2 £52,500 -8.69%
Milton Keynes +20 2 £43,750 -21.17%
Berkshire +17 2 £52,500 -8.69%
East Midlands +9 2 - -
Yorkshire +6 2 £46,000 +2.79%
Birmingham - 2 £46,250 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £41,250 -
Leeds - 2 £46,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £46,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Manchester +10 1 £65,000 +4.00%
Aylesbury - 1 £36,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £65,000 -
Somerset - 1 £40,000 - 1
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 - 1

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Information Security
2 65 (64.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (38.61%) Firewall
4 36 (35.64%) Legal
5 35 (34.65%) Windows
6 34 (33.66%) Penetration Testing
6 34 (33.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 33 (32.67%) Data Protection
7 33 (32.67%) Linux
8 30 (29.70%) CISSP
9 26 (25.74%) Information Governance
10 25 (24.75%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (24.75%) SaaS
10 25 (24.75%) Xen
10 25 (24.75%) Risk Analysis
10 25 (24.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 23 (22.77%) CISM
12 21 (20.79%) ITIL
13 20 (19.80%) Information Security Management
13 20 (19.80%) Security Management
14 15 (14.85%) COBIT
14 15 (14.85%) PCI DSS
15 12 (11.88%) Degree
15 12 (11.88%) Risk Management
15 12 (11.88%) Business Continuity
15 12 (11.88%) CISA
16 11 (10.89%) Risk Assessment
16 11 (10.89%) Line Management
16 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (9.90%) Security Operations

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 (0.99%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.75%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (24.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (38.61%) Firewall
2 25 (24.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (9.90%) Network Security
4 5 (4.95%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.99%) LAN
5 1 (0.99%) SAN
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.99%) VPN
5 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) Big Data
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
General
1 36 (35.64%) Legal
2 10 (9.90%) Finance
3 6 (5.94%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Law
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) .NET
2 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.99%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.99%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.98%) Social Media
5 1 (0.99%) BBC
5 1 (0.99%) CESG
5 1 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.99%) Life Science
5 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.99%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.65%) Windows
2 33 (32.67%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) Unix
4 1 (0.99%) Android
4 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (100.00%) Information Security
2 34 (33.66%) Penetration Testing
2 34 (33.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 33 (32.67%) Data Protection
4 26 (25.74%) Information Governance
5 25 (24.75%) Risk Analysis
6 21 (20.79%) ITIL
7 20 (19.80%) Information Security Management
7 20 (19.80%) Security Management
8 12 (11.88%) Business Continuity
8 12 (11.88%) Risk Management
9 11 (10.89%) Line Management
9 11 (10.89%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (9.90%) Security Operations
11 9 (8.91%) BCP
11 9 (8.91%) Business Continuity Planning
11 9 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.93%) IT Audit
13 6 (5.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (29.70%) CISSP
2 23 (22.77%) CISM
3 12 (11.88%) CISA
3 12 (11.88%) Degree
4 8 (7.92%) CEH
5 5 (4.95%) CSSLP
5 5 (4.95%) ISSAP
5 5 (4.95%) ISSEP
5 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.97%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.98%) CCNA
8 2 (1.98%) CFCE
8 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.98%) EnCE
8 2 (1.98%) GCIH
8 2 (1.98%) SANS
9 1 (0.99%) MBA
9 1 (0.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (64.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (14.85%) COBIT
2 15 (14.85%) PCI DSS
3 10 (9.90%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.99%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.99%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 25 (24.75%) Xen
2 1 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) EnCase
Vendors
1 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
2 2 (1.98%) ArcSight
2 2 (1.98%) Citrix
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.98%) NetIQ
3 1 (0.99%) CA
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco
3 1 (0.99%) Forcepoint
3 1 (0.99%) ForgeRock
3 1 (0.99%) Fortinet
3 1 (0.99%) IBM
3 1 (0.99%) Intel Security
3 1 (0.99%) Juniper
3 1 (0.99%) LogRhythm
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle
3 1 (0.99%) Remedy
3 1 (0.99%) Splunk
3 1 (0.99%) VMware
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