Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Application Security Specialist was £76,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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

Application Security Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1133 1156 1246
Rank change year-on-year +23 +90 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 27 22 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.013% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 24
England median annual salary £76,000 £80,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +68.42% -20.83%
10th Percentile £55,400 £72,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £93,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £76,000 £80,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +68.42% -20.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160642 172382 198265
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 129864 145429 166431
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Application Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Application Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Application Security Specialist in England

Application Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist in England.

Salary trend for Application Security Specialist in England

Application Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist in England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Application Security Specialist in England

Application Security Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +18 25 £80,000 - 1
South East +43 1 £52,500 -47.50%
Midlands +38 1 £60,000 -
West Midlands +20 1 £60,000 -
Application Security Specialist
UK

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Application 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 England region featuring Application Security Specialist in the job title.

1 19 (70.37%) OWASP
2 17 (62.96%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (55.56%) Android
3 15 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 15 (55.56%) Java
4 14 (51.85%) Finance
5 12 (44.44%) Security Testing
6 10 (37.04%) .NET
7 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (33.33%) Information Security
7 9 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (29.63%) Security Architecture
8 8 (29.63%) AppScan
8 8 (29.63%) J2EE
8 8 (29.63%) Apple
8 8 (29.63%) IBM
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Open Source
10 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
10 6 (22.22%) Scala
10 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (22.22%) Ruby
10 6 (22.22%) Python
10 6 (22.22%) Data Security
11 5 (18.52%) SANS
11 5 (18.52%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (18.52%) WebInspect
11 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
1 4 (14.81%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) AppScan
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) J2EE
3 4 (14.81%) OAuth
3 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
3 4 (14.81%) SAML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (18.52%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Android
1 15 (55.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) OWASP
2 17 (62.96%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Security Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) Information Security
5 8 (29.63%) Security Architecture
6 7 (25.93%) Open Source
7 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (22.22%) Data Security
8 5 (18.52%) Information Security Governance
8 5 (18.52%) ISMS
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (14.81%) Android Development
9 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
9 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
9 4 (14.81%) Mobile Development
9 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 4 (14.81%) Secure Coding
10 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Python
2 6 (22.22%) Ruby
2 6 (22.22%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CISM
1 5 (18.52%) CISSP
1 5 (18.52%) SANS
2 1 (3.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 5 (18.52%) COBIT
3 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (11.11%) GDPR
4 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (11.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) WebInspect
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Apple
1 8 (29.63%) IBM
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Xamarin