Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 785 762 863
Rank change year-on-year -23 +101 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 30 47 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.069% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.072% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 26 45 16
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £53,750 £41,750 £43,125
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% -16.36%

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 66,873 65,388 79,208
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 95.80% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 54,694 54,747 68,553
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 £92,500 £88,750 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -20 9 £65,000 - 2
Information Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 30 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) SIEM
4 11 (36.67%) CISSP
5 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 10 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (30.00%) Degree
6 9 (30.00%) Windows
7 8 (26.67%) CISM
8 7 (23.33%) Network Security
8 7 (23.33%) GDPR
9 6 (20.00%) PKI
9 6 (20.00%) Legal
9 6 (20.00%) Firewall
9 6 (20.00%) Security Management
9 6 (20.00%) Service Management
9 6 (20.00%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) Linux
10 5 (16.67%) Advertising
10 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (13.33%) CISA
11 4 (13.33%) Law
11 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
11 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
12 3 (10.00%) Project 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 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) Confluence
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (23.33%) Network Security
3 6 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Legal
3 5 (16.67%) Advertising
4 4 (13.33%) Law
5 3 (10.00%) Banking
5 3 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (10.00%) Retail
5 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) HTML5
1 1 (3.33%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) PKI
2 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (3.33%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (43.33%) SIEM
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) Security Management
4 6 (20.00%) Service Management
5 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (10.00%) Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Information Governance
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) SABSA
7 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CISSP
2 9 (30.00%) Degree
3 8 (26.67%) CISM
4 4 (13.33%) CISA
5 3 (10.00%) CSSLP
5 3 (10.00%) GIAC
5 3 (10.00%) GISP
5 3 (10.00%) GSLC
5 3 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (6.67%) CRISC
7 1 (3.33%) OSCP
7 1 (3.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (23.33%) GDPR
3 3 (10.00%) COBIT
3 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) CSIRT
2 2 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.33%) FTK
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Nuix
2 1 (3.33%) Splunk