The median annual salary for a Information Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 638 646
Rank change year-on-year +81 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 19 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.036% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.037% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 11
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £87,500 £70,000
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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32041 40328 41125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27099 34777 34560
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
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 London

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
City of London - 5 £70,000 -
Information Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Information Security
2 36 (83.72%) CISSP
3 29 (67.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (62.79%) PCI DSS
5 24 (55.81%) Data Protection
6 23 (53.49%) Risk Management
7 18 (41.86%) Finance
8 17 (39.53%) Banking
9 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (32.56%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (32.56%) Security Architecture
10 14 (32.56%) Retail
10 14 (32.56%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
11 12 (27.91%) ISMS
12 10 (23.26%) SIEM
12 10 (23.26%) CISM
13 8 (18.60%) SSCP
13 8 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (18.60%) Degree
14 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
15 6 (13.95%) CISA
15 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
15 6 (13.95%) Information Assurance
16 5 (11.63%) Network Security
16 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
16 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (11.63%) CEH
16 5 (11.63%) Programme Management

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%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) VLAN
3 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) Banking
3 14 (32.56%) Retail
3 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
1 4 (9.30%) Node.js
1 4 (9.30%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (55.81%) Data Protection
3 23 (53.49%) Risk Management
4 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (32.56%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Security Architecture
6 12 (27.91%) ISMS
7 10 (23.26%) SIEM
8 8 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (13.95%) Information Assurance
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) Programme Management
10 5 (11.63%) Service Management
10 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
11 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
11 4 (9.30%) Internal Audit
11 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (83.72%) CISSP
2 10 (23.26%) CISM
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
3 8 (18.60%) SSCP
4 6 (13.95%) CISA
5 5 (11.63%) CEH
6 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.33%) CRISC
6 1 (2.33%) GIAC
6 1 (2.33%) OSCP
6 1 (2.33%) SANS
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (67.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (62.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.30%) ISO27002
4 1 (2.33%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) CA
2 1 (2.33%) ForgeRock
2 1 (2.33%) IBM
2 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
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