Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

IT Security Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1091 1111 1188
Rank change year-on-year +20 +77 +74
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 57 78 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.044% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.045% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 48 75 59
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -10.20%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,021 £37,500
90th Percentile £74,275 £81,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £57,750
% change year-on-year -3.85% +12.55% +2.67%

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 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Specialist in England

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IT Security Specialist in England

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Specialist in England

IT 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 IT Security Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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 -11 31 £63,250 -2.69% 1
South East +60 11 £52,250 -5.00%
North of England -7 8 £40,000 -9.09%
Midlands +40 7 £42,500 +7.59%
West Midlands +22 7 £42,500 +7.59%
Yorkshire +26 6 £40,000 +6.67%
North West -13 2 £50,000 +11.11%
IT Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 40 (70.18%) Information Security
2 29 (50.88%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (38.60%) CISSP
4 20 (35.09%) CISM
4 20 (35.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (31.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (31.58%) Firewall
6 17 (29.82%) CISA
7 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
7 16 (28.07%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (26.32%) Network Security
8 15 (26.32%) SIEM
9 13 (22.81%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (22.81%) Data Protection
9 13 (22.81%) GDPR
10 12 (21.05%) Patch Management
10 12 (21.05%) Security Architecture
10 12 (21.05%) Python
11 11 (19.30%) Windows
11 11 (19.30%) Degree
12 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
13 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
13 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
13 8 (14.04%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (14.04%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (12.28%) Security Operations
14 7 (12.28%) Security Patching
14 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills

IT 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 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) Firewall
1 18 (31.58%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (26.32%) Network Security
3 4 (7.02%) LAN
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.26%) SMS
5 2 (3.51%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Big Data
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (8.77%) Law
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
2 13 (22.81%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.04%) Cyber Defence
4 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
6 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.51%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.75%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (70.18%) Information Security
2 29 (50.88%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (26.32%) SIEM
4 13 (22.81%) Data Protection
5 12 (21.05%) Patch Management
5 12 (21.05%) Security Architecture
6 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) Data Visualisation
8 7 (12.28%) ITIL
8 7 (12.28%) Machine Learning
8 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) Security Operations
8 7 (12.28%) Security Patching
8 7 (12.28%) Visualisation
9 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 6 (10.53%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Python
2 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.28%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) CISSP
2 20 (35.09%) CISM
3 17 (29.82%) CISA
4 11 (19.30%) Degree
5 4 (7.02%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CCNP
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.51%) CEH
7 2 (3.51%) CRISC
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.75%) GIAC
8 1 (1.75%) GSEC
8 1 (1.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (28.07%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (22.81%) GDPR
4 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (7.02%) SSAE 16
5 2 (3.51%) COBIT
5 2 (3.51%) COSO
6 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) vSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.75%) EnCase
2 1 (1.75%) Nessus
2 1 (1.75%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.75%) Nmap
2 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.75%) Suricata
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Sophos
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) VMware
3 3 (5.26%) CyberArk
3 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
3 3 (5.26%) McAfee
4 2 (3.51%) FireEye
4 2 (3.51%) Symantec
5 1 (1.75%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) F5
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper
5 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.75%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.75%) Qualys
5 1 (1.75%) Rapid7