The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Specialist
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 246 287
Rank change year-on-year +26 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 18 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 30
Median salary £65,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 13 (41.94%) CISSP
4 12 (38.71%) Network Security
4 12 (38.71%) SIEM
5 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (32.26%) Security Architecture
7 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (29.03%) Security Management
7 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
8 8 (25.81%) Degree
8 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
8 8 (25.81%) CISM
9 7 (22.58%) Linux
9 7 (22.58%) LAN
9 7 (22.58%) WAN
9 7 (22.58%) Thin Client
9 7 (22.58%) Fat Client
9 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
10 6 (19.35%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
10 6 (19.35%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (19.35%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
10 6 (19.35%) CISA
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco
11 5 (16.13%) CCNP

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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) Network Security
3 7 (22.58%) LAN
3 7 (22.58%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.90%) BGP
5 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (12.90%) DHCP
5 4 (12.90%) DMVPN
5 4 (12.90%) DNS
5 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (12.90%) NetScreen
5 4 (12.90%) OSPF
6 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) VPN
7 2 (6.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 7 (22.58%) Fat Client
2 7 (22.58%) Thin Client
3 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (19.35%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (16.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 12 (38.71%) SIEM
3 10 (32.26%) Security Architecture
4 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (29.03%) Security Management
5 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
6 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Data Visualisation
6 6 (19.35%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
7 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
7 5 (16.13%) Patch Management
7 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.13%) Security Patching
8 4 (12.90%) Data Security
8 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (12.90%) Line Management
8 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CISSP
2 8 (25.81%) CISM
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) CISA
4 5 (16.13%) CCNP
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.90%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (16.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (16.13%) GDPR
3 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (6.45%) Nessus
2 2 (6.45%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) F5
3 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
3 4 (12.90%) Imperva
3 4 (12.90%) Infoblox
3 4 (12.90%) LogRhythm
3 4 (12.90%) Splunk
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Qualys
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
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