The median annual salary for a Information Security Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 786 907 910
Rank change year-on-year +121 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 48 35 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 24
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £40,000 £50,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Specialist in England

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Information Security Specialist in England

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Specialist in England

Information 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 Information Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +85 20 £65,000 +8.33% 2
East Midlands - 9 £45,000 -
North East - 9 £45,000 -
North West -10 4 £55,000 -18.51% 1
West Midlands +35 3 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £48,000 -4.00%
South East +59 1 - - 2
Information Security Specialist
UK

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Information 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 Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 108 (100.00%) Information Security
2 71 (65.74%) CISSP
3 62 (57.41%) PCI DSS
4 49 (45.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (37.04%) Data Protection
6 33 (30.56%) Firewall
7 30 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
7 30 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
8 29 (26.85%) CISM
8 29 (26.85%) Risk Management
9 25 (23.15%) Finance
9 25 (23.15%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (20.37%) SIEM
11 21 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (16.67%) Banking
12 18 (16.67%) CISA
13 17 (15.74%) Retail
14 15 (13.89%) Degree
14 15 (13.89%) Security Architecture
15 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
15 14 (12.96%) ITIL
16 12 (11.11%) ISMS
16 12 (11.11%) Network Security
17 11 (10.19%) Risk Analysis
17 11 (10.19%) WAN
17 11 (10.19%) Information Security Governance
17 11 (10.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 10 (9.26%) TCP/IP
18 10 (9.26%) VPN
18 10 (9.26%) IIS

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (9.26%) IIS
2 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.56%) Firewall
2 12 (11.11%) Network Security
3 11 (10.19%) WAN
4 10 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.26%) VLAN
4 10 (9.26%) VPN
5 8 (7.41%) Internet
5 8 (7.41%) LAN
6 7 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (6.48%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.56%) SAN
7 6 (5.56%) Wireless
8 4 (3.70%) SSL
9 3 (2.78%) DHCP
9 3 (2.78%) DNS
9 3 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Burp Suite
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Banking
3 17 (15.74%) Retail
4 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.70%) Node.js
1 4 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.85%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.85%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Data Protection Act
2 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.70%) PKI
5 4 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.78%) NHS
6 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Unix
1 4 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (37.04%) Data Protection
3 30 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 29 (26.85%) Risk Management
5 22 (20.37%) SIEM
6 21 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (13.89%) Security Architecture
8 14 (12.96%) ITIL
9 12 (11.11%) ISMS
10 11 (10.19%) Information Security Governance
10 11 (10.19%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (10.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (9.26%) Data Management
11 10 (9.26%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (8.33%) Security Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Data Privacy
13 8 (7.41%) Matrix Management
13 8 (7.41%) Security Management
13 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (65.74%) CISSP
2 29 (26.85%) CISM
3 18 (16.67%) CISA
4 15 (13.89%) Degree
5 9 (8.33%) CISMP
6 8 (7.41%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (7.41%) Security+ Certification
7 7 (6.48%) CCNA
7 7 (6.48%) CEH
7 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.48%) SSCP
8 6 (5.56%) CCNP
9 4 (3.70%) CRISC
9 4 (3.70%) IISP
10 3 (2.78%) SANS
10 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.93%) GIAC
11 1 (0.93%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (57.41%) PCI DSS
2 49 (45.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.70%) GDPR
3 4 (3.70%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.93%) GPG13
5 1 (0.93%) SAS 70
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (5.56%) SCCM
3 4 (3.70%) Nessus
4 2 (1.85%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) Cisco
2 6 (5.56%) NetApp
3 4 (3.70%) ArcSight
3 4 (3.70%) Qualys
3 4 (3.70%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) CA
4 2 (1.85%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.85%) IBM
4 2 (1.85%) NetIQ
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle
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