Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Security Specialist
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 787 878
Rank change year-on-year -13 +91 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 11 28 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.040% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.042% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 13
London median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £57,500 £32,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% -

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 65,881 67,434 81,734
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.91% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 53,582 57,715 69,841
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured IT Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Specialist in London

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist in London.

Salary trend for IT Security Specialist in London

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Specialist in London

IT 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 IT Security Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 21 January 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 - 1 £60,000 - 1
IT Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT 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 IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Risk Management
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) SIEM
4 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Law
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Fintech
6 3 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (27.27%) Threat Detection
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (27.27%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) CISSP
7 2 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (18.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
7 2 (18.18%) Deep Packet Inspection

IT 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) Fintech
2 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Risk Management
3 6 (54.55%) SIEM
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 3 (27.27%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (27.27%) Threat Detection
6 2 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (18.18%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
7 1 (9.09%) Data Security
7 1 (9.09%) ITSM
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
3 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) RSA Archer