Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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

Security Specialist
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 655 750
Rank change year-on-year +79 +95 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 257 155 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 193 123 117
London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £48,000 £41,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £91,600 £87,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 67,006 65,867 80,853
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.02% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 55,377 55,668 69,800
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 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

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

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in London

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 Security Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 21 April 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 +12 66 £57,500 -8.00% 9
West London -4 1 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Security Specialist
England

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

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

1 128 (49.81%) Finance
2 96 (37.35%) Cybersecurity
3 94 (36.58%) Firewall
4 82 (31.91%) Information Security
5 76 (29.57%) Fintech
6 64 (24.90%) PCI DSS
7 63 (24.51%) CISSP
8 61 (23.74%) Penetration Testing
8 61 (23.74%) Network Security
9 60 (23.35%) SIEM
10 54 (21.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 48 (18.68%) F5
12 47 (18.29%) Cisco
13 46 (17.90%) Creative Thinking
14 45 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
15 44 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
16 42 (16.34%) CheckPoint
16 42 (16.34%) Vulnerability Management
17 41 (15.95%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (14.40%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (14.40%) CCNP
19 35 (13.62%) Juniper
19 35 (13.62%) NX-OS
19 35 (13.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 35 (13.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 35 (13.62%) Cisco IOS
20 33 (12.84%) WAN
20 33 (12.84%) Imperva
21 32 (12.45%) DNS
22 29 (11.28%) VPN

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 (0.39%) Apache
1 1 (0.39%) IIS
1 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.78%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (36.58%) Firewall
2 61 (23.74%) Network Security
3 41 (15.95%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (14.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 35 (13.62%) Cisco IOS
5 35 (13.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 35 (13.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 35 (13.62%) NX-OS
6 33 (12.84%) WAN
7 32 (12.45%) DNS
8 29 (11.28%) VPN
9 26 (10.12%) MPLS
10 24 (9.34%) NetScaler
10 24 (9.34%) VPLS
11 23 (8.95%) BGP
11 23 (8.95%) OSPF
12 20 (7.78%) DHCP
13 19 (7.39%) Cisco ISE
13 19 (7.39%) WLAN
14 18 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.39%) Big Data
2 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.39%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 17 (6.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (3.11%) Metasploit
3 7 (2.72%) AppScan
4 4 (1.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 128 (49.81%) Finance
2 13 (5.06%) Legal
3 10 (3.89%) Law
4 8 (3.11%) Marketing
5 5 (1.95%) Advertising
6 4 (1.56%) Banking
7 3 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.11%) LDAP
2 6 (2.33%) HTML
3 3 (1.17%) .NET
3 3 (1.17%) Node.js
3 3 (1.17%) Web Services
4 2 (0.78%) Java EE
4 2 (0.78%) REST
5 1 (0.39%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 76 (29.57%) Fintech
2 45 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.95%) Cyber Defence
4 16 (6.23%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.28%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.89%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (2.72%) PKI
8 5 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.39%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.17%) Windows
2 12 (4.67%) Unix
3 11 (4.28%) Linux
4 7 (2.72%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.56%) Android
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.35%) Cybersecurity
2 82 (31.91%) Information Security
3 61 (23.74%) Penetration Testing
4 60 (23.35%) SIEM
5 46 (17.90%) Creative Thinking
6 42 (16.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 26 (10.12%) Security Architecture
8 22 (8.56%) Patch Management
9 20 (7.78%) Configuration Management
9 20 (7.78%) Ethical Hacking
9 20 (7.78%) OWASP
9 20 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (7.78%) Strategic Thinking
10 17 (6.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 17 (6.61%) Security Testing
10 17 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (6.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 16 (6.23%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (6.23%) Security Operations
11 16 (6.23%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.78%) PowerShell
2 19 (7.39%) Python
3 13 (5.06%) Java
4 9 (3.50%) C#
4 9 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.11%) SQL
6 3 (1.17%) C++
7 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (24.51%) CISSP
2 44 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (14.40%) CCNP
4 24 (9.34%) CCIE
5 19 (7.39%) CISM
5 19 (7.39%) Degree
6 15 (5.84%) CEH
7 13 (5.06%) SANS
8 12 (4.67%) CCSE
9 11 (4.28%) CLAS
10 9 (3.50%) OSCP
11 8 (3.11%) CREST Certified
11 8 (3.11%) GIAC
12 6 (2.33%) CCNA
12 6 (2.33%) CISA
12 6 (2.33%) CRISC
13 4 (1.56%) CSSLP
13 4 (1.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (1.56%) SSCP
14 3 (1.17%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (24.90%) PCI DSS
2 54 (21.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.50%) GDPR
4 8 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (2.33%) PA-DSS
6 6 (2.33%) SAS 70
7 3 (1.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
System Software
1 29 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.61%) XenApp
2 17 (6.61%) XenDesktop
3 11 (4.28%) XenServer
4 10 (3.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.78%) Docker
5 2 (0.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (7.78%) Nessus
2 17 (6.61%) Puppet
2 17 (6.61%) Terraform
3 14 (5.45%) WebInspect
4 7 (2.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (2.33%) QRadar
6 3 (1.17%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.78%) Ansible
7 2 (0.78%) CASB
7 2 (0.78%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.78%) SCCM
7 2 (0.78%) Suricata
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.39%) FTK
8 1 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.39%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 48 (18.68%) F5
2 47 (18.29%) Cisco
3 42 (16.34%) CheckPoint
4 35 (13.62%) Juniper
5 33 (12.84%) Imperva
6 29 (11.28%) VMware
7 28 (10.89%) Blue Coat
7 28 (10.89%) Infoblox
8 27 (10.51%) Qualys
9 22 (8.56%) HP
10 20 (7.78%) McAfee
10 20 (7.78%) Zscaler
11 17 (6.61%) Citrix
11 17 (6.61%) Google
11 17 (6.61%) WorldPay
12 12 (4.67%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.89%) Microsoft
13 10 (3.89%) Splunk
14 8 (3.11%) Dell
15 7 (2.72%) ArcSight