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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK
Rank 810 905 919
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 42 44 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.043% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.045% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 24
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £48,600
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £60,000 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
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 £70,000 £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 26 February 2017 within the UK.

Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 24 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 26 February 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 +93 41 £45,000 +4.65% 5
London +87 19 £45,000 -25.00% 3
East Midlands - 10 £45,000 - 1
Northampton - 7 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 7 £45,000 -
City of London - 5 £70,000 -
North West -2 4 £44,000 - 1
Yorkshire +34 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Manchester -19 3 £38,000 - 1
Durham - 3 £45,000 -
North East - 3 £45,000 -
West Midlands +30 2 £42,500 -15.00%
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +36 1 £43,500 +8.75%
Wales - 1 £62,500 -
South Wales - 1 £62,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £37,500 -
Newport - 1 £62,500 -
Bradford - 1 £43,500 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Information Security
2 69 (52.27%) CISSP
3 59 (44.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (44.70%) PCI DSS
4 41 (31.06%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (30.30%) Firewall
6 36 (27.27%) Data Protection
7 34 (25.76%) Risk Management
8 33 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (20.45%) Finance
10 25 (18.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 24 (18.18%) CISM
11 24 (18.18%) SIEM
12 20 (15.15%) Retail
12 20 (15.15%) Network Security
13 19 (14.39%) ISMS
13 19 (14.39%) CISA
14 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
14 18 (13.64%) Degree
15 17 (12.88%) Data Protection Act
15 17 (12.88%) Banking
15 17 (12.88%) ITIL
16 16 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
17 15 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
17 15 (11.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 14 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (10.61%) Telecoms
18 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
19 13 (9.85%) VPN
19 13 (9.85%) Microsoft

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 12 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (30.30%) Firewall
2 20 (15.15%) Network Security
3 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (9.85%) VPN
6 11 (8.33%) Internet
6 11 (8.33%) VLAN
7 10 (7.58%) WAN
8 9 (6.82%) Wireshark
9 8 (6.06%) Wireless
10 7 (5.30%) LAN
11 6 (4.55%) SAN
11 6 (4.55%) SSL
12 3 (2.27%) DHCP
12 3 (2.27%) DNS
12 3 (2.27%) WLAN
13 1 (0.76%) Intranet
13 1 (0.76%) LDAP
13 1 (0.76%) MPLS
13 1 (0.76%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.52%) Big Data
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Burp Suite
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 20 (15.15%) Retail
3 17 (12.88%) Banking
4 14 (10.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.79%) Legal
6 3 (2.27%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.03%) .NET
2 4 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.03%) Node.js
2 4 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (1.52%) Middleware
4 2 (1.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.30%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.55%) PKI
5 6 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.27%) Life Science
7 3 (2.27%) NHS
7 3 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.09%) Windows
2 7 (5.30%) Unix
3 6 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (100.00%) Information Security
2 41 (31.06%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 34 (25.76%) Risk Management
5 33 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (18.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 24 (18.18%) SIEM
8 19 (14.39%) ISMS
9 17 (12.88%) ITIL
10 16 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
11 15 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (11.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 13 (9.85%) Security Architecture
13 12 (9.09%) Security Management
13 12 (9.09%) Security Testing
14 11 (8.33%) Information Assurance
15 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (6.82%) Change Control
16 9 (6.82%) Information Security Governance
16 9 (6.82%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (52.27%) CISSP
2 24 (18.18%) CISM
3 19 (14.39%) CISA
4 18 (13.64%) Degree
5 12 (9.09%) CEH
6 11 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 11 (8.33%) SANS
6 11 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
7 8 (6.06%) GIAC
8 7 (5.30%) CCNA
8 7 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.55%) CCNP
9 6 (4.55%) IISP
10 4 (3.03%) CRISC
10 4 (3.03%) SSCP
11 3 (2.27%) CISMP
11 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.52%) GCFA
13 1 (0.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (44.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 59 (44.70%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.79%) HIPAA
3 3 (2.27%) GDPR
4 2 (1.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) GPG13
5 1 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (4.55%) Nessus
2 6 (4.55%) SCCM
3 4 (3.03%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) ArcSight
2 6 (4.55%) Cisco
2 6 (4.55%) NetApp
2 6 (4.55%) Qualys
2 6 (4.55%) Splunk
3 2 (1.52%) CA
3 2 (1.52%) ForgeRock
3 2 (1.52%) IBM
3 2 (1.52%) NetIQ
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (0.76%) VMware
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