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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 818 852 852
Rank change year-on-year
+34 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 78 29 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.029% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 71 23 27
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,200 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,700 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 17 September 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 23 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 17 September 2014. 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 +4 67 £57,500 +15.00% 4
London +41 52 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland - 11 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 10 £40,000 -
City of London +13 7 £60,000 +20.00%
East Midlands - 6 £42,500 -
South East +1 4 £40,000 -13.04%
Hampshire -1 4 £40,000 -13.04%
Southampton - 4 £40,000 -
Leicester - 3 £43,750 -
Leicestershire - 3 £43,750 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire -14 1 £42,500 -15.00%
North West -21 1 £42,500 -15.00%
South West -25 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £40,750 -
Skipton - 1 £32,500 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Information Security
2 97 (69.78%) CISSP
3 63 (45.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (43.17%) Network Security
5 58 (41.73%) Firewall
6 55 (39.57%) CEH
7 54 (38.85%) ITIL
8 50 (35.97%) Ethical Hacking
9 49 (35.25%) Management Information System
10 48 (34.53%) CISM
11 39 (28.06%) TCP/IP
12 37 (26.62%) Law
13 36 (25.90%) ISMS
14 33 (23.74%) Internet
15 30 (21.58%) Security Management
16 29 (20.86%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (19.42%) MCSE
17 27 (19.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (19.42%) Risk Management
17 27 (19.42%) Legal
18 25 (17.99%) GIAC
19 24 (17.27%) Degree
20 23 (16.55%) Information Security Management
21 22 (15.83%) Windows
21 22 (15.83%) CISA
22 21 (15.11%) Finance
23 18 (12.95%) Linux
24 17 (12.23%) Active Directory
25 16 (11.51%) PCI DSS
25 16 (11.51%) Cyber Security

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 10 (7.19%) IIS
1 10 (7.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (8.63%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 60 (43.17%) Network Security
2 58 (41.73%) Firewall
3 39 (28.06%) TCP/IP
4 33 (23.74%) Internet
5 15 (10.79%) VPN
6 14 (10.07%) Wireless
7 13 (9.35%) Intranet
8 10 (7.19%) DHCP
8 10 (7.19%) Wireshark
8 10 (7.19%) DNS
9 8 (5.76%) LAN
10 7 (5.04%) WAN
11 5 (3.60%) Broadband
12 4 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.72%) LDAP
13 1 (0.72%) DMZ
13 1 (0.72%) Wireless Security
13 1 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) MySQL
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (26.62%) Law
2 27 (19.42%) Legal
3 21 (15.11%) Finance
4 11 (7.91%) Banking
5 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.88%) Games
7 3 (2.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.72%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) LAMP
2 7 (5.04%) .NET
2 7 (5.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) SAML
3 1 (0.72%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 49 (35.25%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.35%) PKI
3 10 (7.19%) Clustering
3 10 (7.19%) CESG
4 7 (5.04%) Cryptography
5 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.32%) Kindle
6 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.60%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.88%) Online Games
8 2 (1.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) SCADA
9 1 (0.72%) PMI
9 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.83%) Windows
2 18 (12.95%) Linux
3 11 (7.91%) UNIX
4 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.19%) Windows 8
4 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (100.00%) Information Security
2 54 (38.85%) ITIL
3 50 (35.97%) Ethical Hacking
4 36 (25.90%) ISMS
5 30 (21.58%) Security Management
6 29 (20.86%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (19.42%) Risk Management
8 23 (16.55%) Information Security Management
9 16 (11.51%) Cyber Security
10 15 (10.79%) Information Assurance
11 14 (10.07%) SIEM
11 14 (10.07%) Change Control
12 13 (9.35%) Data Protection
13 12 (8.63%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (6.47%) Vulnerability Management
16 8 (5.76%) Security Testing
16 8 (5.76%) Project Management
17 7 (5.04%) Business Continuity
17 7 (5.04%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.07%) SQL
2 6 (4.32%) Python
2 6 (4.32%) C
2 6 (4.32%) C++
2 6 (4.32%) Java
2 6 (4.32%) Perl
3 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (69.78%) CISSP
2 55 (39.57%) CEH
3 48 (34.53%) CISM
4 27 (19.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (19.42%) MCSE
5 25 (17.99%) GIAC
6 24 (17.27%) Degree
7 22 (15.83%) CISA
8 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
9 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
10 11 (7.91%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.32%) GSEC
11 6 (4.32%) CCNP
11 6 (4.32%) CCNA
11 6 (4.32%) RHCE
11 6 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (4.32%) GPEN
11 6 (4.32%) OSCP
12 2 (1.44%) GCIH
13 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (45.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.51%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.32%) QA
3 6 (4.32%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.88%) COBIT
5 2 (1.44%) SLA
5 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.72%) BS25999
6 1 (0.72%) GPG13
System Software
1 17 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) Oracle
3 7 (5.04%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.32%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.72%) Symantec
5 1 (0.72%) Qualys
5 1 (0.72%) Splunk
5 1 (0.72%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.72%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco
5 1 (0.72%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
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