Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £53,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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

Security Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 307 338
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 43 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 34 17 17
City of London median annual salary £53,500 £65,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.69% -10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £48,000 £53,750 £48,300
90th Percentile £73,500 £85,850 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £53,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -17.69% - -13.33%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,588 9,454 11,488
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 95.09% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9,486 8,571 10,489
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the City of London

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 Security Specialist in the City of London.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the City of London

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in the City of London

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 26 (60.47%) Firewall
2 25 (58.14%) Network Security
3 23 (53.49%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (53.49%) Cisco
3 23 (53.49%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (51.16%) CCNP
4 22 (51.16%) CheckPoint
4 22 (51.16%) F5
4 22 (51.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 22 (51.16%) Cisco IOS
4 22 (51.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 22 (51.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 22 (51.16%) NX-OS
5 21 (48.84%) Juniper
6 18 (41.86%) MPLS
6 18 (41.86%) CCIE
6 18 (41.86%) WAN
6 18 (41.86%) NetScaler
7 17 (39.53%) VPLS
7 17 (39.53%) VPN
8 16 (37.21%) OSPF
8 16 (37.21%) BGP
9 15 (34.88%) BIG-IP
10 14 (32.56%) Finance
10 14 (32.56%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (30.23%) Information Security
11 13 (30.23%) CISSP
12 10 (23.26%) Infoblox
12 10 (23.26%) Imperva

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (60.47%) Firewall
2 25 (58.14%) Network Security
3 23 (53.49%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (51.16%) Cisco IOS
4 22 (51.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 22 (51.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 22 (51.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 22 (51.16%) NX-OS
5 18 (41.86%) MPLS
5 18 (41.86%) NetScaler
5 18 (41.86%) WAN
6 17 (39.53%) VPLS
6 17 (39.53%) VPN
7 16 (37.21%) BGP
7 16 (37.21%) OSPF
8 15 (34.88%) BIG-IP
9 10 (23.26%) DNS
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (13.95%) WLAN
11 4 (9.30%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Games
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Fintech
3 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.98%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.98%) Robotics
5 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.65%) Pharmacovigilance
5 2 (4.65%) PKI
5 2 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (30.23%) Information Security
3 9 (20.93%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (13.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (13.95%) SIEM
4 6 (13.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
6 4 (9.30%) Cyber Resilience
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.98%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (6.98%) Data Governance
7 3 (6.98%) Machine Learning
7 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.98%) SDLC
7 3 (6.98%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
1 6 (13.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (51.16%) CCNP
3 18 (41.86%) CCIE
4 13 (30.23%) CISSP
5 6 (13.95%) CISM
5 6 (13.95%) Degree
5 6 (13.95%) GIAC
6 4 (9.30%) CCSE
6 4 (9.30%) CISA
6 4 (9.30%) CLAS
6 4 (9.30%) CRISC
7 2 (4.65%) GISP
7 2 (4.65%) GSLC
8 1 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (2.33%) CCSP
8 1 (2.33%) CEH
8 1 (2.33%) GCIH
8 1 (2.33%) OSCE
8 1 (2.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (9.30%) GDPR
3 3 (6.98%) COBIT
3 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (4.65%) NIST 800
4 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.65%) SSAE 16
5 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) XenApp
2 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
3 4 (9.30%) XenServer
4 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
1 6 (13.95%) Terraform
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Cisco
2 22 (51.16%) CheckPoint
2 22 (51.16%) F5
3 21 (48.84%) Juniper
4 10 (23.26%) Blue Coat
4 10 (23.26%) Imperva
4 10 (23.26%) Infoblox
4 10 (23.26%) VMware
5 6 (13.95%) Citrix
5 6 (13.95%) Google
5 6 (13.95%) Zscaler
6 4 (9.30%) HP
6 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.65%) Qualys
8 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.33%) SAP
8 1 (2.33%) Splunk