Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 784 773 857
Rank change year-on-year -11 +84 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 31 65 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.045% 0.088% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.093% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 25 53 40
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £55,800
90th Percentile £79,000 £86,250 £86,375
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year - -6.78% +15.12%

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 65,999 70,156 77,593
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.98% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53,553 55,544 67,440
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 August 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 August 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 4 £65,000 - 2
South 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 August 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 31 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (51.61%) GDPR
3 14 (45.16%) CISSP
4 11 (35.48%) Finance
4 11 (35.48%) SSAE 16
5 10 (32.26%) CISM
6 9 (29.03%) Degree
6 9 (29.03%) SIEM
7 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
8 7 (22.58%) Data Security
8 7 (22.58%) CISA
8 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
9 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 6 (19.35%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (19.35%) Market Research
9 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (19.35%) NIST 800
9 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (16.13%) Fintech
10 5 (16.13%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (16.13%) ISAE 3402

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 (3.23%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (12.90%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Advertising
3 3 (9.68%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Fintech
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (29.03%) SIEM
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
3 7 (22.58%) Data Security
3 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Market Research
4 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
4 6 (19.35%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (16.13%) Due Diligence
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) SABSA
6 4 (12.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) CISSP
2 10 (32.26%) CISM
3 9 (29.03%) Degree
4 7 (22.58%) CISA
5 4 (12.90%) GISP
5 4 (12.90%) GSLC
6 2 (6.45%) CRISC
6 2 (6.45%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) GDPR
1 16 (51.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (35.48%) SSAE 16
3 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
4 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (19.35%) NIST 800
4 6 (19.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (16.13%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (12.90%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) CSIRT
2 2 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft