Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 302 307
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 54 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.49% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.51% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10 46 27
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £53,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.15% -17.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £36,125 £48,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £73,500 £77,500 £75,150
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £53,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +16.82% -17.69% -

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 9,646 10,568 9,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.02% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8,500 9,438 8,805
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,000 £59,500
% change year-on-year +6.56% +2.52% +3.48%

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 September 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 September 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 9 (90.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) CISSP
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Fintech
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (20.00%) Data Encryption
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Business Agility
5 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless Security
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (20.00%) Azure
5 2 (20.00%) AWS
5 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Java

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%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) LDAP
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SailPoint
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Fintech
3 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (20.00%) Business Agility
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Data Encryption
4 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) BeanShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (10.00%) CCSP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CRISC
4 1 (10.00%) ISSAP
4 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk