Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 329 376
Rank change year-on-year +18 +47 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 24
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £53,750 £37,500 £49,625
90th Percentile £98,875 £94,375 £87,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +25.00%

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 9690 11231 16273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.42% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8777 10236 14140
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, 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 Security Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) COBIT
4 4 (40.00%) ISMS
4 4 (40.00%) Android
4 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (30.00%) AppScan
5 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (30.00%) CISM
5 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Apple
5 3 (30.00%) J2EE
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) LDAP
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) CISSP
6 2 (20.00%) SAML
6 2 (20.00%) OAuth
6 2 (20.00%) OWASP
6 2 (20.00%) PKI

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) AppScan
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
3 2 (20.00%) OAuth
3 2 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 2 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Android
1 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) ISMS
3 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Android Development
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
5 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 2 (20.00%) OWASP
6 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Secure Coding
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) SIEM
6 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISM
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CRISC
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Apple
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Riverbed