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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 841 859 843
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 42 48 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.041% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.043% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 27 39 30
Average salary £63,000 £55,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.54% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £29,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £51,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +7.29%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 21 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 22 May 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 +25 34 £57,500 +4.54% 3
London +42 14 £67,500 +22.72% 1
South East +2 7 £53,750 -14.00%
East Midlands +13 6 - - 1
Northampton +7 6 - - 1
Northamptonshire +4 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £52,500 -
East of England +16 3 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
City of London +36 2 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £36,500 -15.60% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £36,500 -
Essex - 2 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £36,500 -
North West 0 1 £62,500 +13.63%
Berkshire -2 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Reading -10 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Manchester - 1 £62,500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 72 (100.00%) Information Security
2 41 (56.94%) CISSP
3 25 (34.72%) Network Security
4 23 (31.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (30.56%) Firewall
5 22 (30.56%) Finance
6 19 (26.39%) CISM
7 17 (23.61%) CheckPoint
7 17 (23.61%) Cisco
8 15 (20.83%) Juniper
9 14 (19.44%) CISA
9 14 (19.44%) SIEM
10 13 (18.06%) PKI
10 13 (18.06%) VMware
11 12 (16.67%) Blue Coat
11 12 (16.67%) CCSE
11 12 (16.67%) BIG-IP
11 12 (16.67%) ISMS
11 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (16.67%) XenServer
11 12 (16.67%) SolarWinds
11 12 (16.67%) Infoblox
11 12 (16.67%) Imperva
11 12 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (16.67%) Wireless
11 12 (16.67%) HP
11 12 (16.67%) OSPF
11 12 (16.67%) BGP
11 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (16.67%) CCNP

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Office
1 2 (2.78%) SmartSuite
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.72%) Network Security
2 22 (30.56%) Firewall
3 12 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 12 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (16.67%) Wireless
3 12 (16.67%) OSPF
3 12 (16.67%) BGP
3 12 (16.67%) DNS
3 12 (16.67%) DHCP
3 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 12 (16.67%) NX-OS
4 5 (6.94%) VPN
5 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 2 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.78%) SDH
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.39%) Big Data
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) PKI
2 10 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.11%) RMADS
4 6 (8.33%) GIS
5 4 (5.56%) Open Source
6 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.78%) Economics
8 1 (1.39%) BBC
8 1 (1.39%) NHS
8 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) UNIX
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (19.44%) SIEM
3 12 (16.67%) ISMS
3 12 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (15.28%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (13.89%) Security Management
5 10 (13.89%) Information Security Management
6 9 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 9 (12.50%) SOA
7 8 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 7 (9.72%) Business Continuity
8 7 (9.72%) Service Management
9 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.33%) ITIL
9 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (5.56%) Business Development
11 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (56.94%) CISSP
2 19 (26.39%) CISM
3 14 (19.44%) CISA
4 12 (16.67%) CCSE
4 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (16.67%) CCNP
5 8 (11.11%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.17%) CRISC
8 1 (1.39%) GIAC
8 1 (1.39%) CISMP
8 1 (1.39%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.56%) COBIT
4 2 (2.78%) EMIR
4 2 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (2.78%) MiFID
4 2 (2.78%) Basel II
5 1 (1.39%) BS25999
5 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (16.67%) XenServer
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) CheckPoint
1 17 (23.61%) Cisco
2 15 (20.83%) Juniper
3 13 (18.06%) VMware
4 12 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 12 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 12 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 12 (16.67%) Imperva
4 12 (16.67%) HP
4 12 (16.67%) F5
5 6 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.78%) AlgoSec
6 2 (2.78%) Tufin
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec
7 1 (1.39%) Websense
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.39%) Capita
7 1 (1.39%) AppSense
7 1 (1.39%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.39%) Qualys
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