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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK
Rank 797 879 884
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 48 68 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.068% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.070% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 46 54 51
Median salary £47,250 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.88% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -18.09%

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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 28 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +46 47 £47,000 +9.30% 5
London +60 20 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Yorkshire +36 9 £50,000 +25.00%
West Midlands +5 9 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -4 4 £30,000 -47.82% 1
Coventry - 4 £47,500 -
South East +57 3 £75,000 +61.29%
West Yorkshire +34 3 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +11 3 £45,000 - 2
Northampton +8 3 £45,000 - 2
Northamptonshire +3 3 £45,000 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent -2 3 £30,000 -47.82% 1
North West -22 3 £38,000 -33.91%
Knaresborough - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire +48 2 £75,000 +15.38%
City of London +31 2 £70,000 +47.36%
Manchester -31 2 £38,000 -33.91%
Bradford - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds +25 1 £40,000 -
Maidenhead +1 1 £75,000 +15.38%
Newport - 1 £62,500 -
Crawley - 1 £75,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -
York - 1 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £75,000 -
South Wales - 1 £62,500 -
Wales - 1 £62,500 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 71 (48.97%) CISSP
3 63 (43.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (40.00%) PCI DSS
5 46 (31.72%) Penetration Testing
6 41 (28.28%) Risk Management
7 40 (27.59%) Data Protection
8 39 (26.90%) Firewall
9 34 (23.45%) Finance
10 33 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (22.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 30 (20.69%) CISM
13 26 (17.93%) CISA
14 22 (15.17%) Degree
15 21 (14.48%) Retail
15 21 (14.48%) SIEM
16 18 (12.41%) ISMS
16 18 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (12.41%) Network Security
16 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.72%) Management Information System
18 16 (11.03%) CEH
19 15 (10.34%) Security Management
19 15 (10.34%) Windows
19 15 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 14 (9.66%) ITIL
20 14 (9.66%) Telecoms
20 14 (9.66%) Intrusion Detection
20 14 (9.66%) Banking
21 13 (8.97%) VPN

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 9 (6.21%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.90%) Firewall
2 18 (12.41%) Network Security
2 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
3 14 (9.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (8.97%) VPN
5 11 (7.59%) Internet
6 9 (6.21%) Wireshark
7 8 (5.52%) VLAN
7 8 (5.52%) WAN
7 8 (5.52%) Wireless
8 6 (4.14%) DHCP
8 6 (4.14%) DNS
8 6 (4.14%) SSL
9 4 (2.76%) LAN
10 3 (2.07%) SAN
10 3 (2.07%) WLAN
11 1 (0.69%) Intranet
11 1 (0.69%) LDAP
11 1 (0.69%) MPLS
11 1 (0.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.38%) Big Data
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Burp Suite
General
1 34 (23.45%) Finance
2 21 (14.48%) Retail
3 14 (9.66%) Banking
3 14 (9.66%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.14%) Legal
5 3 (2.07%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.76%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.76%) Node.js
2 4 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.07%) Middleware
3 3 (2.07%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (1.38%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.28%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.14%) PKI
4 6 (4.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.07%) Life Science
6 3 (2.07%) NHS
6 3 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.38%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Windows
2 9 (6.21%) Linux
3 8 (5.52%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 46 (31.72%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (28.28%) Risk Management
4 40 (27.59%) Data Protection
5 33 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (22.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 21 (14.48%) SIEM
8 18 (12.41%) ISMS
8 18 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (10.34%) Security Management
9 15 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 14 (9.66%) ITIL
11 12 (8.28%) Incident Management
11 12 (8.28%) Information Assurance
11 12 (8.28%) Risk Analysis
11 12 (8.28%) Security Testing
11 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (7.59%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 11 (7.59%) Security Architecture
13 10 (6.90%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (48.97%) CISSP
2 30 (20.69%) CISM
3 26 (17.93%) CISA
4 22 (15.17%) Degree
5 16 (11.03%) CEH
6 12 (8.28%) SANS
7 10 (6.90%) CRISC
7 10 (6.90%) GIAC
8 7 (4.83%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (4.83%) Security+ Certification
9 6 (4.14%) IISP
9 6 (4.14%) SSCP
10 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.76%) GCFA
11 3 (2.07%) CCNA
11 3 (2.07%) CCNP
12 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (43.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.14%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.69%) QA
5 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (8.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 8 (5.52%) CSIRT
3 6 (4.14%) Nessus
4 3 (2.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.07%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.83%) ArcSight
3 6 (4.14%) Qualys
3 6 (4.14%) Splunk
4 4 (2.76%) Cisco
5 3 (2.07%) NetApp
6 2 (1.38%) CA
6 2 (1.38%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.38%) IBM
6 2 (1.38%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle
7 1 (0.69%) FireEye
7 1 (0.69%) VMware
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