The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 201 259 301
Rank change year-on-year +58 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 17 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 8
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,750 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +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 4868 6762 9714
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.63% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4467 6044 8273
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in the City of London

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (66.67%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) CISSP
2 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco
6 5 (23.81%) CCNP
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
6 5 (23.81%) CISM
6 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
7 4 (19.05%) CCSE
7 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
7 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) Line Management
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) DMVPN
7 4 (19.05%) F5
7 4 (19.05%) Infoblox

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Network Security
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) DMVPN
4 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (19.05%) NetScreen
4 4 (19.05%) OSPF
4 4 (19.05%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) HTTP
5 3 (14.29%) Internet
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) LDAP
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
2 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Information Security
2 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Line Management
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (14.29%) SIEM
6 2 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (9.52%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
6 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CISSP
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CISM
3 4 (19.05%) CCSE
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) SANS
5 2 (9.52%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) CEH
6 1 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (4.76%) GIAC
6 1 (4.76%) OSCP
6 1 (4.76%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (9.52%) Nessus
2 2 (9.52%) Nmap
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
3 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) Imperva
3 4 (19.05%) Infoblox
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Qualys
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
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