The median annual salary for a IT Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 632 671
Rank change year-on-year +79 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 42 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.059% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.062% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 6
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £69,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -19.04% -4.54%  

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 32520 40578 42847
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.63% 95.99% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27365 35150 36026
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +1.85%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 +41 11 £62,500 -24.24%
West Drayton - 2 £35,000 -
IT Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 36 (62.07%) CISSP
1 36 (62.07%) CISM
2 24 (41.38%) Business Continuity
3 23 (39.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (37.93%) Finance
5 20 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (32.76%) Information Security
7 15 (25.86%) Firewall
7 15 (25.86%) Problem Management
8 12 (20.69%) SIEM
9 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 10 (17.24%) LAN
9 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 9 (15.52%) WAN
11 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
12 7 (12.07%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
12 7 (12.07%) Data Protection
12 7 (12.07%) Windows
13 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
13 6 (10.34%) Security Management
13 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
13 6 (10.34%) Security Auditing
13 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
13 6 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
13 6 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
13 6 (10.34%) Security Architecture
13 6 (10.34%) Cyber Defence

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
2 10 (17.24%) LAN
2 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.52%) WAN
4 5 (8.62%) Internet
5 3 (5.17%) FTP
5 3 (5.17%) HTTP
5 3 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.17%) LDAP
5 3 (5.17%) SMTP
5 3 (5.17%) SSH
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
1 7 (12.07%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.72%) Fintech
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Business Continuity
2 23 (39.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (32.76%) Information Security
5 15 (25.86%) Problem Management
6 12 (20.69%) SIEM
7 7 (12.07%) Data Protection
8 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Security Architecture
8 6 (10.34%) Security Auditing
8 6 (10.34%) Security Management
8 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
9 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (6.90%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) CISM
1 36 (62.07%) CISSP
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) SSCP
4 3 (5.17%) CISA
4 3 (5.17%) OSCP
5 1 (1.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.90%) ISO27002
4 3 (5.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (5.17%) GDPR
5 2 (3.45%) QA
6 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
2 2 (3.45%) Nmap
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
1 2 (3.45%) Qualys
2 1 (1.72%) AlienVault
2 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
2 1 (1.72%) F5
2 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
2 1 (1.72%) IBM
2 1 (1.72%) Intel
2 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
2 1 (1.72%) LogRhythm
2 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
2 1 (1.72%) Sophos
2 1 (1.72%) Splunk
2 1 (1.72%) VMware
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Fenwick Ryan
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