Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 297 295 311
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 14 29 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 24
City of London median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -11.30% -10.51%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,150 £48,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +21.74% -5.74%

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 8,616 9,916 10,244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7,442 8,849 9,132
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,275 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in the City of London

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £67,500 -
Security Specialist
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (57.14%) CISSP
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (42.86%) CCSP
4 6 (42.86%) CISM
4 6 (42.86%) Data Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) CRISC
4 6 (42.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Information Security
7 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
8 2 (14.29%) Splunk
8 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
8 2 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) GDPR
8 2 (14.29%) Banking
8 2 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (14.29%) C
8 2 (14.29%) C++
8 2 (14.29%) Java
9 1 (7.14%) SQL
9 1 (7.14%) Internet
9 1 (7.14%) Project Management
9 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 1 (7.14%) CISA

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Internet of Things
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (42.86%) Analytics
2 6 (42.86%) Data Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Fintech
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (7.14%) Internal Audit
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.14%) IT Audit
5 1 (7.14%) IT Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
1 2 (14.29%) C++
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 6 (42.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 6 (42.86%) CCSP
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CISM
2 6 (42.86%) CRISC
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) GDPR
3 1 (7.14%) NIST
3 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.14%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (7.14%) CyberArk