Period
to 29 July 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 July 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
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 819 878
Rank change year-on-year +56 +59 +55
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 73 64 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.078% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.081% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 59 63 24
London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £43,750 £43,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £89,000 £85,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +10.00%

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 70235 78967 86124
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 96.04% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 56300 68546 72674
London median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 6 months to 29 July 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 +47 11 £62,500 -26.47% 2
West London +12 2 £35,000 -46.15%
IT Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (57.53%) CISM
1 42 (57.53%) CISSP
2 34 (46.58%) Information Security
3 30 (41.10%) Firewall
4 28 (38.36%) SIEM
5 23 (31.51%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (31.51%) Data Protection
6 22 (30.14%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (27.40%) CISA
8 19 (26.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (26.03%) Patch Management
8 19 (26.03%) GDPR
8 19 (26.03%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (24.66%) Degree
10 17 (23.29%) Finance
10 17 (23.29%) Business Continuity
11 16 (21.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
12 14 (19.18%) Security Architecture
12 14 (19.18%) Cyber Defence
13 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (17.81%) Visualisation
13 13 (17.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (17.81%) Data Visualisation
13 13 (17.81%) Risk Analysis
13 13 (17.81%) Data Analysis
14 11 (15.07%) Problem Management
14 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
15 10 (13.70%) Security Patching

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 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) Firewall
2 19 (26.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (10.96%) Network Security
4 7 (9.59%) LAN
4 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.48%) Internet
5 4 (5.48%) WAN
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.74%) FTP
6 2 (2.74%) HTTP
6 2 (2.74%) LDAP
6 2 (2.74%) SMTP
6 2 (2.74%) SSH
7 1 (1.37%) DHCP
7 1 (1.37%) DNS
7 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
2 4 (5.48%) Financial Institution
2 4 (5.48%) Law
2 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Data Protection Act
2 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
3 14 (19.18%) Cyber Defence
4 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.11%) Cybercrime
6 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.37%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Information Security
2 28 (38.36%) SIEM
3 23 (31.51%) Data Protection
4 22 (30.14%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (26.03%) Patch Management
6 17 (23.29%) Business Continuity
7 16 (21.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (19.18%) Security Architecture
9 13 (17.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (17.81%) Data Analysis
9 13 (17.81%) Data Visualisation
9 13 (17.81%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (17.81%) Visualisation
10 11 (15.07%) Problem Management
11 10 (13.70%) Security Patching
12 7 (9.59%) Machine Learning
12 7 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (8.22%) Security Management
14 4 (5.48%) Change Management
14 4 (5.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) Python
2 7 (9.59%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) SQL
3 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (57.53%) CISM
1 42 (57.53%) CISSP
2 20 (27.40%) CISA
3 18 (24.66%) Degree
4 4 (5.48%) SSCP
5 3 (4.11%) OSCP
6 2 (2.74%) CEH
7 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.37%) GIAC
7 1 (1.37%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) Cyber Essentials
1 19 (26.03%) GDPR
2 18 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.74%) QA
5 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Snort
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (2.74%) Nessus
1 2 (2.74%) Nmap
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) EnCase
2 1 (1.37%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (2.74%) AlienVault
1 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
1 2 (2.74%) Cisco
1 2 (2.74%) LogRhythm
1 2 (2.74%) Palo Alto
1 2 (2.74%) Qualys
1 2 (2.74%) Sophos
2 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
2 1 (1.37%) CyberArk
2 1 (1.37%) F5
2 1 (1.37%) Forcepoint
2 1 (1.37%) IBM
2 1 (1.37%) Intel
2 1 (1.37%) McAfee
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.37%) Proofpoint
2 1 (1.37%) Rapid7
2 1 (1.37%) Splunk
2 1 (1.37%) Symantec
2 1 (1.37%) VMware
Central London / West End
Acumin
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: Up to £80k dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago