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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 816 924 900
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 96 51 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.047% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.049% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 84 37 78
Median salary £60,000 £48,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.50%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +105 95 £60,000 +20.00% 10
London +72 38 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands - 21 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +30 12 £62,500 +38.88% 2
South East +44 10 £67,500 +31.70% 2
East of England +21 8 £45,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 8 £62,500 - 1
Solihull - 7 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £45,000 -
City of London +52 5 £61,000 -18.66% 1
Berkshire +18 5 £67,500 +80.00%
York - 5 £62,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £45,000 -
North West +9 4 £46,500 -53.50%
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £45,000 -
Leeds +31 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Yorkshire +18 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £67,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £52,500 - 1
Dudley - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester +1 2 £46,500 -53.50%
South West -1 2 £68,750 +103.70%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £52,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £68,750 -
Surrey - 2 £70,000 -
Swindon - 2 £68,750 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £52,000 - 2
Knaresborough - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +16 1 £52,500 +24.31%

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 61 (42.07%) CISSP
3 58 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (28.28%) CISM
5 36 (24.83%) PCI DSS
6 35 (24.14%) Data Protection
7 32 (22.07%) CISA
8 31 (21.38%) Risk Management
8 31 (21.38%) Finance
9 29 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (18.62%) Firewall
11 26 (17.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 23 (15.86%) Security Management
12 23 (15.86%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (15.17%) Degree
14 21 (14.48%) Information Security Management
14 21 (14.48%) Windows
15 18 (12.41%) Management Information System
15 18 (12.41%) SIEM
16 14 (9.66%) ISMS
16 14 (9.66%) Network Security
16 14 (9.66%) Linux
16 14 (9.66%) CEH
16 14 (9.66%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (8.97%) Retail
17 13 (8.97%) VPN
18 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
18 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
18 12 (8.28%) Data Protection Act
18 12 (8.28%) ArcSight

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 4 (2.76%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.62%) Firewall
2 14 (9.66%) Network Security
3 13 (8.97%) VPN
4 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (4.14%) Wireless
6 6 (4.14%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.45%) Internet
8 4 (2.76%) DHCP
8 4 (2.76%) DNS
9 3 (2.07%) SAN
9 3 (2.07%) SSL
9 3 (2.07%) VLAN
10 2 (1.38%) MPLS
10 2 (1.38%) WAN
11 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.69%) Intranet
11 1 (0.69%) LAN
11 1 (0.69%) LDAP
11 1 (0.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.38%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.69%) AppScan
General
1 31 (21.38%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Retail
3 9 (6.21%) Legal
4 5 (3.45%) Law
4 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.76%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.07%) Middleware
1 3 (2.07%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (1.38%) .NET
2 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.69%) Node.js
3 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.28%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.07%) Life Science
5 3 (2.07%) PKI
5 3 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) BYOD
7 1 (0.69%) CESG
7 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.48%) Windows
2 14 (9.66%) Linux
3 9 (6.21%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 35 (24.14%) Data Protection
3 31 (21.38%) Risk Management
4 29 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (17.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (15.86%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (15.86%) Security Management
7 21 (14.48%) Information Security Management
8 18 (12.41%) SIEM
9 14 (9.66%) ISMS
9 14 (9.66%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (6.90%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 10 (6.90%) Security Operations
10 10 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (6.21%) Data Security
11 9 (6.21%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (6.21%) Information Assurance
12 8 (5.52%) ITIL
12 8 (5.52%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (42.07%) CISSP
2 41 (28.28%) CISM
3 32 (22.07%) CISA
4 22 (15.17%) Degree
5 14 (9.66%) CEH
6 11 (7.59%) CRISC
6 11 (7.59%) SANS
7 10 (6.90%) GIAC
8 4 (2.76%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.76%) GCFA
8 4 (2.76%) IISP
8 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.76%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (2.07%) GCIH
10 2 (1.38%) CFCE
10 2 (1.38%) EnCE
10 2 (1.38%) SSCP
11 1 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (24.83%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.83%) COBIT
4 6 (4.14%) HIPAA
5 3 (2.07%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.69%) QA
6 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) Nessus
2 2 (1.38%) EnCase
3 1 (0.69%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 12 (8.28%) ArcSight
1 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
2 5 (3.45%) Cisco
2 5 (3.45%) VMware
3 4 (2.76%) Qualys
4 3 (2.07%) Forcepoint
4 3 (2.07%) Splunk
5 2 (1.38%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (1.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.38%) Tufin
6 1 (0.69%) FireEye
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefit package
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Mint
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago