Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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

Information Security Specialist
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 773 866
Rank change year-on-year +6 +93 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 43 53 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.061% 0.076% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.079% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 32 47 17
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £52,625 £42,000 £47,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.53% -13.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,902 67,176 81,702
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.90% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 55,389 57,245 69,852
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Specialist in London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Information Security Specialist in London

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Specialist in London

Information Security Specialist
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Central London -32 7 £65,000 -7.14% 1
West London -2 1 £38,500 -14.44%
North London - 1 £60,000 -
Information Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Information Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (51.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (32.56%) Finance
3 14 (32.56%) SIEM
3 14 (32.56%) PCI DSS
4 13 (30.23%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (27.91%) Security Management
6 11 (25.58%) Legal
7 10 (23.26%) ITIL
7 10 (23.26%) Windows
7 10 (23.26%) Security Architecture
7 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (20.93%) SDLC
8 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
9 8 (18.60%) Firewall
9 8 (18.60%) Service Management
9 8 (18.60%) ISMS
10 7 (16.28%) Marketing
10 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
10 7 (16.28%) Degree
10 7 (16.28%) PKI
11 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (13.95%) Law
11 6 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (13.95%) Network Security
11 6 (13.95%) Information Assurance
11 6 (13.95%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (13.95%) GDPR

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) Network Security
4 5 (11.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.65%) LAN
5 2 (4.65%) VoIP
5 2 (4.65%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) WAN
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Maltego
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Legal
3 7 (16.28%) Marketing
4 6 (13.95%) Law
5 3 (6.98%) Advertising
6 1 (2.33%) Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
1 7 (16.28%) PKI
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (2.33%) Cyberattack
2 1 (2.33%) Cybercrime
2 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (32.56%) SIEM
3 13 (30.23%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (27.91%) Security Management
5 10 (23.26%) ITIL
5 10 (23.26%) Security Architecture
6 9 (20.93%) SDLC
7 8 (18.60%) ISMS
7 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
7 8 (18.60%) Service Management
8 6 (13.95%) Information Assurance
8 6 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (11.63%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (11.63%) Information Security Management
9 5 (11.63%) Records Management
10 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (9.30%) Information Governance
11 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.65%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) CISM
2 5 (11.63%) CISSP
3 3 (6.98%) CISA
3 3 (6.98%) GIAC
3 3 (6.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (2.33%) CISMP
4 1 (2.33%) CSSLP
4 1 (2.33%) OSCP
4 1 (2.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (51.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (32.56%) PCI DSS
3 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (13.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (13.95%) GDPR
5 3 (6.98%) COBIT
6 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (2.33%) FISMA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) FTK
1 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) F5
1 1 (2.33%) Nuix
1 1 (2.33%) Splunk