Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 309 324
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 28 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 11
City of London median annual salary £52,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £41,750 £53,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £98,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £53,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -20.74% +3.85% -7.14%

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 10,298 9,770 10,938
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 94.85% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9,249 8,820 9,959
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +2.68%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,519
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £90,000
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 15 (53.57%) Firewall
1 15 (53.57%) Network Security
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) Juniper
2 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) CCNP
3 12 (42.86%) VPN
3 12 (42.86%) WAN
3 12 (42.86%) MPLS
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (42.86%) VPLS
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (42.86%) F5
3 12 (42.86%) NetScaler
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 12 (42.86%) NX-OS
4 11 (39.29%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (35.71%) CCIE
6 9 (32.14%) OSPF
6 9 (32.14%) BGP
6 9 (32.14%) BIG-IP
6 9 (32.14%) Information Security
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (17.86%) GIAC

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 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) Firewall
1 15 (53.57%) Network Security
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 12 (42.86%) MPLS
2 12 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 12 (42.86%) NX-OS
2 12 (42.86%) VPLS
2 12 (42.86%) VPN
2 12 (42.86%) WAN
3 9 (32.14%) BGP
3 9 (32.14%) BIG-IP
3 9 (32.14%) OSPF
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Games
3 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Legal
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing
5 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (3.57%) Advertising
6 1 (3.57%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Fintech
3 4 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (14.29%) Robotics
3 4 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (7.14%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
4 2 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (32.14%) Information Security
3 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
5 4 (14.29%) Cryptocurrency
5 4 (14.29%) Cyber Resilience
5 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.71%) SIEM
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Security Operations
7 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) CCNP
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCIE
3 5 (17.86%) CISSP
3 5 (17.86%) GIAC
4 4 (14.29%) CISA
4 4 (14.29%) CISM
4 4 (14.29%) CRISC
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) GISP
5 1 (3.57%) GSLC
5 1 (3.57%) OSCE
5 1 (3.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) COBIT
2 4 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (10.71%) GDPR
4 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (7.14%) NIST 800
4 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (7.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) XenApp
1 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
1 13 (46.43%) Juniper
2 12 (42.86%) F5
3 2 (7.14%) Qualys
4 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Imperva
4 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
4 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Zscaler