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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 863 853 842
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 29 43 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.038% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.041% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 21 40 28
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £48,600
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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £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 27 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 27 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 -3 28 £53,750 +19.44% 6
London +42 13 £65,000 - 2
York +26 7 £52,500 +66.66%
North Yorkshire +26 7 £52,500 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire +8 7 £52,500 +66.66% 3
South East -2 7 £51,250 -26.78%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £51,250 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £55,500 -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
City of London +10 3 £62,500 -3.84%
Scotland +16 1 £48,000 -20.00%
Moray +6 1 £48,000 -20.00%
East of England +6 1 £55,000 -
Essex - 1 £55,000 -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 86 (100.00%) Information Security
2 59 (68.60%) CISSP
3 25 (29.07%) Risk Management
4 23 (26.74%) Firewall
5 21 (24.42%) Finance
6 19 (22.09%) Cisco
6 19 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (19.77%) Network Security
7 17 (19.77%) Juniper
7 17 (19.77%) CheckPoint
7 17 (19.77%) CISM
8 14 (16.28%) CISA
8 14 (16.28%) Wireless
8 14 (16.28%) VMware
8 14 (16.28%) CCNP
8 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (16.28%) OSPF
8 14 (16.28%) BGP
8 14 (16.28%) HP
8 14 (16.28%) DHCP
8 14 (16.28%) DNS
8 14 (16.28%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (16.28%) Blue Coat
8 14 (16.28%) CCSE
8 14 (16.28%) BIG-IP
8 14 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (16.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (16.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 14 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (4.65%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Office
1 3 (3.49%) SmartSuite
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) Firewall
2 17 (19.77%) Network Security
3 14 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (16.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (16.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (16.28%) Wireless
3 14 (16.28%) BIG-IP
3 14 (16.28%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (16.28%) DHCP
3 14 (16.28%) DNS
3 14 (16.28%) OSPF
3 14 (16.28%) BGP
4 4 (4.65%) VPN
5 3 (3.49%) LAN
6 2 (2.33%) SDH
6 2 (2.33%) DWDM
7 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.16%) Big Data
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Legal
3 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Marketing
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) GIS
2 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.65%) Tandem
4 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Economics
5 2 (2.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.16%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) UNIX
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Information Security
2 25 (29.07%) Risk Management
3 14 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (12.79%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (12.79%) Business Continuity
5 10 (11.63%) Information Security Management
5 10 (11.63%) Security Management
6 8 (9.30%) Service Management
6 8 (9.30%) Security Architecture
7 7 (8.14%) SIEM
7 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.14%) ISMS
7 7 (8.14%) Data Protection
7 7 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (6.98%) Cyber Security
9 4 (4.65%) Security Testing
10 3 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.49%) Operations Management
10 3 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (2.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) C
2 1 (1.16%) Perl
2 1 (1.16%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (68.60%) CISSP
2 17 (19.77%) CISM
3 14 (16.28%) CISA
3 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (16.28%) CCNP
3 14 (16.28%) CCSE
4 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
5 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.14%) CISMP
7 5 (5.81%) GIAC
8 3 (3.49%) MCSA
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.49%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (2.33%) CRISC
9 2 (2.33%) Degree
9 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.16%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.49%) COBIT
4 2 (2.33%) MiFID
4 2 (2.33%) EMIR
4 2 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (2.33%) Basel II
5 1 (1.16%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (16.28%) XenServer
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Cisco
2 17 (19.77%) Juniper
2 17 (19.77%) CheckPoint
3 14 (16.28%) VMware
3 14 (16.28%) Blue Coat
3 14 (16.28%) SolarWinds
3 14 (16.28%) Infoblox
3 14 (16.28%) Imperva
3 14 (16.28%) F5
3 14 (16.28%) HP
4 8 (9.30%) Cyber-Ark
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.65%) Sun
5 4 (4.65%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.49%) AlgoSec
6 3 (3.49%) Tufin
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £80k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago