Period
to 19 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 264 316
Rank change year-on-year -42 +52 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 24 77 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.72% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.75% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 19 67 30
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £48,000 £48,000 £53,650
90th Percentile £75,500 £77,000 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +30.43% -8.00% +13.64%

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 9,574 10,199 9,891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.89% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,536 9,053 8,957
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,125 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019, 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 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) Network Security
3 13 (54.17%) Firewall
4 11 (45.83%) Information Security
5 10 (41.67%) Cisco
6 9 (37.50%) CCNP
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (37.50%) Juniper
6 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 9 (37.50%) VPN
7 8 (33.33%) VPLS
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (33.33%) WAN
7 8 (33.33%) MPLS
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (33.33%) F5
7 8 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (33.33%) NX-OS
8 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (29.17%) SIEM
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (20.83%) GDPR
10 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) SaaS
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Network Security
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 9 (37.50%) VPN
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (33.33%) MPLS
4 8 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 8 (33.33%) NX-OS
4 8 (33.33%) VPLS
4 8 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless Security
General
1 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SailPoint
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) SPML
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (29.17%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Business Agility
8 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (4.17%) Data Encryption
9 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
9 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (4.17%) Threat Modelling
9 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) BeanShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) CCNP
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CEH
4 1 (4.17%) CISA
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
4 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) GDPR
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 9 (37.50%) Juniper
3 8 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) VMware