The median annual salary for a Information Security Specialist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 218 - 314
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 5 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.100% - 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% - 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Median salary £70,000 - £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% -16.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4809 6702 9653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.93% 95.54% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 5986 8221
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Specialist in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the City of London.

Salary trend for Information Security Specialist in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Specialist in the City of London

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 across the City of London region featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) GIAC
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) SANS
3 1 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (16.67%) GIAC
2 1 (16.67%) OSCP
2 1 (16.67%) SANS
2 1 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft