The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Information Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Information Security Specialist
Rank 889 926 896
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Specialist 7 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.003% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Average salary £63,000 £65,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% +68.83%
UK excluding London average salary £63,000 £55,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +42.85%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
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%

Senior Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Specialist within the UK.

Senior Information Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Specialist over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Senior Information Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Information Security Specialist
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 +20 2 £52,500 -19.23%
York - 2 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £52,500 -

Senior Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Information Security Specialist in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (75.86%) CISSP
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (48.28%) Juniper
3 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 14 (48.28%) OSPF
3 14 (48.28%) BGP
3 14 (48.28%) DHCP
3 14 (48.28%) DNS
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco
3 14 (48.28%) CCNP
3 14 (48.28%) HP
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 14 (48.28%) Wireless
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (48.28%) Network Security
3 14 (48.28%) Blue Coat
3 14 (48.28%) CCSE
3 14 (48.28%) BIG-IP
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (48.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (48.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (48.28%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (48.28%) XenServer
3 14 (48.28%) SolarWinds
3 14 (48.28%) Infoblox
3 14 (48.28%) Imperva

Senior Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Information Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) OSPF
1 14 (48.28%) BGP
1 14 (48.28%) DHCP
1 14 (48.28%) DNS
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
1 14 (48.28%) Wireless
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco IOS
1 14 (48.28%) Network Security
1 14 (48.28%) BIG-IP
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Nexus
1 14 (48.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 14 (48.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
1 14 (48.28%) NX-OS
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) GIS
2 7 (24.14%) PKI
3 5 (17.24%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (48.28%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (27.59%) Information Security Management
3 8 (27.59%) Security Management
3 8 (27.59%) Service Management
4 7 (24.14%) SIEM
5 5 (17.24%) SOA
5 5 (17.24%) ISMS
6 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) CISSP
2 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (48.28%) CCNP
2 14 (48.28%) CCSE
3 8 (27.59%) CISA
3 8 (27.59%) CISM
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (48.28%) XenServer
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Juniper
1 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
1 14 (48.28%) HP
1 14 (48.28%) Blue Coat
1 14 (48.28%) VMware
1 14 (48.28%) SolarWinds
1 14 (48.28%) Infoblox
1 14 (48.28%) Imperva
1 14 (48.28%) F5
2 8 (27.59%) Cyber-Ark