The median annual salary for a IT Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 875 919
Rank change year-on-year +79 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 48 43 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.044% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.046% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 22
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £44,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.13% -4.54%  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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 +92 43 £61,250 +2.08% 2
Yorkshire +36 3 £44,031 +10.07% 1
West Midlands +29 1 £42,500 -19.04% 1
South West +27 1 - - 1
IT Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (54.79%) CISSP
2 37 (50.68%) CISM
3 26 (35.62%) Information Security
4 24 (32.88%) Business Continuity
5 23 (31.51%) Finance
5 23 (31.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (28.77%) Firewall
6 21 (28.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (21.92%) WAN
8 15 (20.55%) Data Protection
9 14 (19.18%) Problem Management
9 14 (19.18%) SIEM
9 14 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (19.18%) Internet
10 12 (16.44%) LAN
10 12 (16.44%) PCI DSS
11 11 (15.07%) Degree
11 11 (15.07%) ITIL
11 11 (15.07%) Security Management
12 10 (13.70%) Programme Management
12 10 (13.70%) Service Management
12 10 (13.70%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (12.33%) Windows
13 9 (12.33%) NHS
13 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
14 8 (10.96%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (10.96%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (10.96%) Network Security
14 8 (10.96%) Windows Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Firewall
2 16 (21.92%) WAN
3 14 (19.18%) Internet
4 12 (16.44%) LAN
5 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.96%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (10.96%) Network Security
7 6 (8.22%) DHCP
7 6 (8.22%) DNS
7 6 (8.22%) VLAN
7 6 (8.22%) WLAN
8 3 (4.11%) FTP
8 3 (4.11%) HTTP
8 3 (4.11%) LDAP
8 3 (4.11%) SMTP
8 3 (4.11%) SSH
9 2 (2.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (31.51%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) Middleware
1 1 (1.37%) OAuth
1 1 (1.37%) OpenID
1 1 (1.37%) SAML
1 1 (1.37%) SOAP
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) NHS
2 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.22%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (6.85%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.11%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.48%) Windows 8
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Information Security
2 24 (32.88%) Business Continuity
3 23 (31.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (28.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (20.55%) Data Protection
6 14 (19.18%) Problem Management
6 14 (19.18%) SIEM
7 11 (15.07%) ITIL
7 11 (15.07%) Security Management
8 10 (13.70%) Programme Management
8 10 (13.70%) Service Management
8 10 (13.70%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (10.96%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.22%) Change Management
10 6 (8.22%) ITSM
10 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.22%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (8.22%) Security Architecture
10 6 (8.22%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (54.79%) CISSP
2 37 (50.68%) CISM
3 11 (15.07%) Degree
4 7 (9.59%) SSCP
5 5 (6.85%) CISA
6 3 (4.11%) CCDA
6 3 (4.11%) CCNA
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.11%) CREST Certified
6 3 (4.11%) OSCP
7 1 (1.37%) CEH
7 1 (1.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.48%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.74%) QA
5 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 3 (4.11%) Nessus
2 2 (2.74%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Cisco
2 2 (2.74%) Qualys
3 1 (1.37%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.37%) IBM
3 1 (1.37%) Intel
3 1 (1.37%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.37%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) Sophos
3 1 (1.37%) Splunk
3 1 (1.37%) VMware
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