The median annual salary for an Information Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 619 665
Rank change year-on-year +35 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 28 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.045% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 12
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,200 £45,350
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £94,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -16.66%  

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 34435 37857 42919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.92% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27911 32929 36278
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 - 8 £65,000 -
Information Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 34 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (62.50%) CISSP
4 29 (60.42%) PCI DSS
5 22 (45.83%) Finance
6 20 (41.67%) Data Protection
7 17 (35.42%) SIEM
7 17 (35.42%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (35.42%) Risk Management
7 17 (35.42%) Firewall
8 13 (27.08%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (25.00%) Banking
10 11 (22.92%) Security Architecture
11 10 (20.83%) Degree
11 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
11 10 (20.83%) Data Security
11 10 (20.83%) SSCP
11 10 (20.83%) CISA
11 10 (20.83%) Windows
12 9 (18.75%) CISM
12 9 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
12 9 (18.75%) Network Security
13 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 8 (16.67%) CEH
13 8 (16.67%) Internal Audit
14 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
14 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
14 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.58%) LogRhythm

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) Firewall
2 9 (18.75%) Network Security
3 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.50%) LAN
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.08%) DHCP
7 1 (2.08%) DNS
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (45.83%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
4 6 (12.50%) Retail
5 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.17%) Advertising
7 1 (2.08%) Law
7 1 (2.08%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.33%) Clustering
5 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.25%) Unix
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (4.17%) Kali Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 17 (35.42%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (35.42%) Risk Management
3 17 (35.42%) SIEM
4 11 (22.92%) Security Architecture
5 10 (20.83%) Data Security
5 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
6 9 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (16.67%) Internal Audit
8 6 (12.50%) ISMS
8 6 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
9 5 (10.42%) Web Filtering
10 4 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
10 4 (8.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (62.50%) CISSP
2 10 (20.83%) CISA
2 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 10 (20.83%) SSCP
3 9 (18.75%) CISM
4 8 (16.67%) CEH
5 4 (8.33%) CCNA
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (8.33%) CISMP
5 4 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (4.17%) GIAC
6 2 (4.17%) GSEC
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.08%) CRISC
7 1 (2.08%) GISP
7 1 (2.08%) IISP
7 1 (2.08%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (60.42%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (10.42%) GDPR
5 4 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (4.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) EnCase
1 2 (4.17%) Nessus
1 2 (4.17%) Nexpose
1 2 (4.17%) Nmap
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) LogRhythm
2 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
2 5 (10.42%) Splunk
3 4 (8.33%) Forcepoint
3 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.17%) Rapid7
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) AlienVault
6 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.08%) Qualys
6 1 (2.08%) Sophos
West London
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago