Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 779 778 891
Rank change year-on-year -1 +113 -54
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 59 64 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.079% 0.084% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.088% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 42 57 21
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £52,500 £44,800 £46,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,750 £92,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £59,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.54% +24.21% -18.28%

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 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Central London +22 8 £70,750 +15.98% 1
West London -2 3 £55,000 +10.00%
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 24 November 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 59 (100.00%) Information Security
2 27 (45.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (44.07%) Finance
4 21 (35.59%) Risk Management
5 20 (33.90%) ISMS
6 18 (30.51%) PCI DSS
6 18 (30.51%) Security Architecture
7 17 (28.81%) Security Management
7 17 (28.81%) Management Information System
7 17 (28.81%) CISSP
8 16 (27.12%) Information Security Management
9 15 (25.42%) Marketing
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (22.03%) CISA
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Excel
10 13 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (20.34%) Degree
12 11 (18.64%) SIEM
12 11 (18.64%) Information Security Governance
12 11 (18.64%) CISM
12 11 (18.64%) SDLC
13 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
13 10 (16.95%) Windows
13 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (16.95%) SAP
13 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (16.95%) Electronics
13 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
13 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
13 10 (16.95%) 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 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.08%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.69%) DHCP
4 1 (1.69%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 15 (25.42%) Marketing
3 10 (16.95%) Electronics
3 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
3 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
4 9 (15.25%) Law
5 8 (13.56%) Legal
6 2 (3.39%) Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.39%) Retail
7 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Kali Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (35.59%) Risk Management
3 20 (33.90%) ISMS
4 18 (30.51%) Security Architecture
5 17 (28.81%) Security Management
6 16 (27.12%) Information Security Management
7 11 (18.64%) Information Security Governance
7 11 (18.64%) SDLC
7 11 (18.64%) SIEM
8 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (16.95%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (16.95%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (16.95%) Programme Management
9 9 (15.25%) Data Protection
10 8 (13.56%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (10.17%) ITIL
12 6 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (10.17%) Web Filtering
13 5 (8.47%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) CISSP
2 13 (22.03%) CISA
3 12 (20.34%) Degree
4 11 (18.64%) CISM
5 10 (16.95%) CRISC
6 7 (11.86%) CEH
7 5 (8.47%) GSEC
8 3 (5.08%) CISMP
9 2 (3.39%) CCNA
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (3.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (3.39%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (3.39%) SSCP
10 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (45.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (30.51%) PCI DSS
3 13 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (15.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (13.56%) GDPR
6 3 (5.08%) SAS 70
7 2 (3.39%) COBIT
7 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.69%) FISMA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) EnCase
1 5 (8.47%) Nessus
1 5 (8.47%) Nexpose
1 5 (8.47%) Nmap
2 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.69%) Suricata
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) SAP
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco
2 5 (8.47%) LogRhythm
2 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
2 5 (8.47%) Rapid7
2 5 (8.47%) Symantec
3 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.69%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.69%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.69%) F5
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Proofpoint
4 1 (1.69%) Qualys
4 1 (1.69%) Sophos