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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 796 890 912
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 87 76 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.071% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.073% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 77 53 58
Median salary £50,000 £47,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,670 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%

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
86247 103892 110745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.55% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71633 86643 91629
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +108 87 £50,000 +5.26% 7
London +97 32 £63,000 +0.80% 2
West Midlands - 18 £48,000 -
South East +75 14 £70,000 +48.93%
Yorkshire +31 14 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Staffordshire - 10 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 9 £50,000 -
Berkshire +57 7 £71,250 +29.54%
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £30,000 -
Maidenhead +7 5 £75,000 +25.00%
North West -21 5 £38,000 -33.91% 2
Knaresborough - 5 £50,000 -
City of London +30 4 £61,000 +28.42% 1
West Yorkshire +18 4 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Coventry - 4 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £46,500 -
Milton Keynes +12 3 £46,500 -
East of England +1 3 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Leeds +18 2 £40,000 - 1
Bradford -1 2 £50,000 -23.07%
Cambridge -1 2 £45,000 +4.65%
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £45,000 +4.65%
Manchester -19 2 £42,250 -26.52% 1
Crawley - 2 £75,000 -
York - 2 £50,000 -
Dudley - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey - 2 £70,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £75,000 -
Slough +25 1 £65,000 +73.33%
Northampton +7 1 £45,000 - 1

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Information Security
2 70 (44.30%) CISSP
3 62 (39.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (36.08%) PCI DSS
5 44 (27.85%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (25.32%) Risk Management
6 40 (25.32%) Data Protection
7 39 (24.68%) Firewall
8 38 (24.05%) CISM
9 35 (22.15%) Finance
10 32 (20.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 31 (19.62%) CISA
12 30 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (17.72%) Degree
14 25 (15.82%) SIEM
15 22 (13.92%) Retail
16 20 (12.66%) ISMS
17 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
18 18 (11.39%) Windows
18 18 (11.39%) Management Information System
18 18 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
19 17 (10.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 16 (10.13%) Network Security
20 16 (10.13%) Security Management
21 15 (9.49%) VPN
22 14 (8.86%) CEH
22 14 (8.86%) Data Protection Act
23 13 (8.23%) Security Architecture
23 13 (8.23%) Intrusion Detection
24 12 (7.59%) Risk Analysis

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 8 (5.06%) IIS
2 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.68%) Firewall
2 19 (12.03%) TCP/IP
3 16 (10.13%) Network Security
4 15 (9.49%) VPN
5 13 (8.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (6.33%) Internet
7 9 (5.70%) Wireshark
8 8 (5.06%) Wireless
9 6 (3.80%) DHCP
9 6 (3.80%) DNS
9 6 (3.80%) SSL
9 6 (3.80%) VLAN
10 5 (3.16%) WAN
11 2 (1.27%) LAN
11 2 (1.27%) MPLS
11 2 (1.27%) WLAN
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.63%) Intranet
12 1 (0.63%) SAN
12 1 (0.63%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.27%) Big Data
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.63%) AppScan
General
1 35 (22.15%) Finance
2 22 (13.92%) Retail
3 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.06%) Banking
5 6 (3.80%) Legal
6 3 (1.90%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.80%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.53%) .NET
2 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.53%) Node.js
2 4 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.90%) Middleware
3 3 (1.90%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (1.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.86%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.80%) PKI
4 6 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.90%) Life Science
6 3 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.63%) BYOD
8 1 (0.63%) CESG
8 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.39%) Windows
2 12 (7.59%) Linux
3 10 (6.33%) Unix
4 1 (0.63%) Solaris
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (100.00%) Information Security
2 44 (27.85%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (25.32%) Data Protection
3 40 (25.32%) Risk Management
4 32 (20.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 30 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (15.82%) SIEM
7 20 (12.66%) ISMS
8 18 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (10.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 16 (10.13%) Security Management
11 13 (8.23%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.59%) Information Assurance
12 12 (7.59%) Information Security Management
12 12 (7.59%) Risk Analysis
12 12 (7.59%) Security Testing
13 11 (6.96%) ITIL
13 11 (6.96%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 10 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (6.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.53%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (44.30%) CISSP
2 38 (24.05%) CISM
3 31 (19.62%) CISA
4 28 (17.72%) Degree
5 14 (8.86%) CEH
6 12 (7.59%) SANS
7 11 (6.96%) CRISC
8 10 (6.33%) GIAC
9 7 (4.43%) IISP
10 5 (3.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (3.16%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (2.53%) GCFA
12 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.90%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.27%) SSCP
14 1 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 1 (0.63%) CCNA
14 1 (0.63%) CCNP
14 1 (0.63%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (39.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (36.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.80%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.90%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.43%) Nessus
2 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.63%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (7.59%) ArcSight
2 10 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.43%) Qualys
4 6 (3.80%) Splunk
5 4 (2.53%) Cisco
6 2 (1.27%) CA
6 2 (1.27%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle
6 2 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.63%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.63%) FireEye
7 1 (0.63%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.63%) NetApp
7 1 (0.63%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.63%) Tufin
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 30% Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £40000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago