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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 830 806 835
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 56 66 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.064% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.067% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 47 59 12
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £45,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £70,200 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.73%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 54 £52,500 - 2
London -20 22 £60,000 +7.14% 1
South East - 12 £55,750 - 1
Yorkshire - 11 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 11 £52,500 -
York - 11 £52,500 -
Docklands, London - 7 - -
South West - 6 £41,000 -
Middlesex - 6 £60,000 -
Dorking - 4 £39,500 -
Surrey - 4 £39,500 -
Uxbridge - 4 £60,000 -
Bristol - 4 £41,000 -
North West -2 3 £65,000 +46.06%
Cheshire - 3 £65,000 -
Scotland +14 2 £48,000 +6.66%
Moray - 2 £48,000 -
Chester - 2 £65,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £48,000 - 1
Kent - 1 £51,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £48,000 -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Information Security
2 88 (74.58%) CISSP
3 52 (44.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (41.53%) Firewall
5 37 (31.36%) Network Security
6 29 (24.58%) ISMS
7 28 (23.73%) CEH
8 27 (22.88%) Risk Management
8 27 (22.88%) Security Management
9 25 (21.19%) Law
10 24 (20.34%) Legal
11 23 (19.49%) Ethical Hacking
11 23 (19.49%) TCP/IP
12 22 (18.64%) ITIL
12 22 (18.64%) CISM
13 21 (17.80%) Information Security Management
13 21 (17.80%) Finance
13 21 (17.80%) GIAC
14 20 (16.95%) Wireless
14 20 (16.95%) Penetration Testing
15 19 (16.10%) Management Information System
15 19 (16.10%) CheckPoint
16 16 (13.56%) Microsoft
16 16 (13.56%) Cyber Security
17 15 (12.71%) Cisco
17 15 (12.71%) Internet
17 15 (12.71%) Business Continuity
18 13 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
18 13 (11.02%) DNS

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (4.24%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Office
1 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 49 (41.53%) Firewall
2 37 (31.36%) Network Security
3 23 (19.49%) TCP/IP
4 20 (16.95%) Wireless
5 15 (12.71%) Internet
6 13 (11.02%) DNS
6 13 (11.02%) DHCP
7 11 (9.32%) VPN
7 11 (9.32%) OSPF
7 11 (9.32%) BGP
7 11 (9.32%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (9.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (9.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (9.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (9.32%) BIG-IP
7 11 (9.32%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (5.93%) Intranet
9 3 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.69%) DWDM
10 2 (1.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) MySQL
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (21.19%) Law
2 24 (20.34%) Legal
3 21 (17.80%) Finance
4 5 (4.24%) Banking
4 5 (4.24%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Publishing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.85%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.32%) GIS
3 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.39%) Tandem
5 3 (2.54%) CESG
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) SCADA
7 1 (0.85%) Kindle
7 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) PMI
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) UNIX
2 10 (8.47%) Windows
3 9 (7.63%) Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (100.00%) Information Security
2 29 (24.58%) ISMS
3 27 (22.88%) Security Management
3 27 (22.88%) Risk Management
4 23 (19.49%) Ethical Hacking
5 22 (18.64%) ITIL
6 21 (17.80%) Information Security Management
7 20 (16.95%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (13.56%) Cyber Security
9 15 (12.71%) Business Continuity
10 13 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (10.17%) Data Protection
12 11 (9.32%) Information Assurance
12 11 (9.32%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (6.78%) Change Control
14 7 (5.93%) Security Architecture
14 7 (5.93%) Service Management
14 7 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (5.08%) SIEM
15 6 (5.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.39%) C
2 1 (0.85%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (74.58%) CISSP
2 28 (23.73%) CEH
3 22 (18.64%) CISM
4 21 (17.80%) GIAC
5 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 12 (10.17%) CISA
6 12 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (10.17%) CCNP
7 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (9.32%) CCSE
8 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.78%) Degree
9 8 (6.78%) MCSE
10 7 (5.93%) CISMP
11 3 (2.54%) MCSA
11 3 (2.54%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (1.69%) QiCA
12 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (44.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.08%) QA
2 6 (5.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) BS25999
3 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (9.32%) XenServer
2 8 (6.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) CheckPoint
2 16 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 15 (12.71%) Cisco
4 12 (10.17%) HP
4 12 (10.17%) Juniper
5 11 (9.32%) SolarWinds
5 11 (9.32%) Infoblox
5 11 (9.32%) Imperva
5 11 (9.32%) VMware
5 11 (9.32%) Blue Coat
5 11 (9.32%) F5
6 7 (5.93%) Cyber-Ark
7 6 (5.08%) NetIQ
8 5 (4.24%) ArcSight
9 4 (3.39%) Sun
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle
10 1 (0.85%) Sophos
10 1 (0.85%) AlgoSec
10 1 (0.85%) Qualys
10 1 (0.85%) Tufin
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified + shift allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago