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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 846 828 826
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 29 50 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.047% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.050% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 23 48 23
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £44,500 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £66,500 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
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 4 March 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 14 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 4 March 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 -21 27 £52,500 +16.66% 3
London +26 12 £62,500 - 2
York +27 11 £52,500 +66.66%
North Yorkshire +26 11 £52,500 +66.66%
Yorkshire +1 11 £52,500 +66.66%
Docklands, London - 5 - -
South East -16 3 £55,500 -20.71% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £55,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £55,500 - 1
Scotland +10 2 £48,000 +6.66%
City of London +7 2 £62,500 +11.60%
Moray - 2 £48,000 -
Bristol - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £50,000 -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 88 (100.00%) Information Security
2 61 (69.32%) CISSP
3 27 (30.68%) Firewall
3 27 (30.68%) Risk Management
4 21 (23.86%) Finance
5 20 (22.73%) Cisco
6 19 (21.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (21.59%) Network Security
7 18 (20.45%) CheckPoint
8 17 (19.32%) Juniper
9 16 (18.18%) CISM
10 15 (17.05%) DNS
10 15 (17.05%) CCNP
10 15 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (17.05%) DHCP
11 14 (15.91%) HP
11 14 (15.91%) OSPF
11 14 (15.91%) BGP
11 14 (15.91%) Wireless
11 14 (15.91%) VMware
11 14 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (15.91%) XenServer
11 14 (15.91%) SolarWinds
11 14 (15.91%) Infoblox
11 14 (15.91%) Imperva
11 14 (15.91%) F5
11 14 (15.91%) Blue Coat
11 14 (15.91%) CCSE

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) SmartSuite
3 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.68%) Firewall
2 19 (21.59%) Network Security
3 15 (17.05%) DNS
3 15 (17.05%) DHCP
4 14 (15.91%) OSPF
4 14 (15.91%) BGP
4 14 (15.91%) Wireless
4 14 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
4 14 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (15.91%) BIG-IP
4 14 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (15.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (15.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (4.55%) LAN
5 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.55%) VPN
6 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.41%) Internet
7 2 (2.27%) SDH
7 2 (2.27%) DWDM
General
1 21 (23.86%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Legal
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 2 (2.27%) Law
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.14%) Arabic Language
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) GIS
2 10 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Tandem
3 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) CESG
4 2 (2.27%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) SCADA
5 1 (1.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) UNIX
2 8 (9.09%) Linux
3 7 (7.95%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Information Security
2 27 (30.68%) Risk Management
3 14 (15.91%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (14.77%) Security Management
5 12 (13.64%) Information Security Management
5 12 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 8 (9.09%) ISMS
7 8 (9.09%) Service Management
7 8 (9.09%) Cyber Security
8 7 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.95%) Security Architecture
9 6 (6.82%) SIEM
10 5 (5.68%) Security Testing
11 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (3.41%) Network Design
12 3 (3.41%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) C
2 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (69.32%) CISSP
2 16 (18.18%) CISM
3 15 (17.05%) CCNP
3 15 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (15.91%) CCSE
5 12 (13.64%) CISA
5 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.95%) GIAC
7 7 (7.95%) CISMP
8 4 (4.55%) Degree
9 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.41%) MCSA
9 3 (3.41%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.27%) QiCA
10 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.27%) CEH
10 2 (2.27%) CRISC
11 1 (1.14%) GCIA
11 1 (1.14%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (1.14%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (15.91%) XenServer
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Cisco
2 18 (20.45%) CheckPoint
3 17 (19.32%) Juniper
4 14 (15.91%) HP
4 14 (15.91%) VMware
4 14 (15.91%) SolarWinds
4 14 (15.91%) Infoblox
4 14 (15.91%) Imperva
4 14 (15.91%) F5
4 14 (15.91%) Blue Coat
5 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (4.55%) Sun
7 4 (4.55%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.41%) AlgoSec
8 3 (3.41%) Tufin
9 1 (1.14%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.14%) Sophos
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