The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / London
Rank 494 570 577
Rank change year-on-year +76 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 94 86 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 66 63 44
Median salary £61,250 £60,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.08% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £50,000 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  

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 32198 40075 40268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.13% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27217 34571 33828
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 +58 17 £60,000 +9.09% 3
West Drayton - 4 £35,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £37,500 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Security Specialist in the job title.

1 82 (53.59%) Information Security
2 77 (50.33%) CISSP
3 57 (37.25%) Finance
4 49 (32.03%) CISM
5 43 (28.10%) PCI DSS
6 41 (26.80%) Firewall
7 39 (25.49%) SIEM
8 37 (24.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 36 (23.53%) Risk Management
10 34 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
11 31 (20.26%) Security Architecture
11 31 (20.26%) Data Protection
12 28 (18.30%) Business Continuity
12 28 (18.30%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (16.34%) Banking
14 24 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (13.07%) Degree
16 18 (11.76%) Problem Management
16 18 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
17 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (11.11%) Telecoms
17 17 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
17 17 (11.11%) Network Security
17 17 (11.11%) Security Operations
18 16 (10.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 16 (10.46%) Retail
18 16 (10.46%) Internet
19 15 (9.80%) WAN
20 14 (9.15%) Windows

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.80%) Firewall
2 17 (11.11%) Network Security
3 16 (10.46%) Internet
4 15 (9.80%) WAN
5 14 (9.15%) LAN
6 13 (8.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (8.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.88%) VPN
8 8 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (4.58%) DNS
9 7 (4.58%) HTTP
10 6 (3.92%) LDAP
11 5 (3.27%) DHCP
11 5 (3.27%) FTP
11 5 (3.27%) SMTP
11 5 (3.27%) SSH
12 4 (2.61%) BGP
12 4 (2.61%) BIG-IP
12 4 (2.61%) NetScreen
12 4 (2.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) AppScan
1 1 (0.65%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (37.25%) Finance
2 25 (16.34%) Banking
3 17 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 16 (10.46%) Retail
5 8 (5.23%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.61%) Marketing
7 3 (1.96%) Legal
8 2 (1.31%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) AngularJS
1 4 (2.61%) Node.js
1 4 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.65%) OAuth
2 1 (0.65%) OpenID
2 1 (0.65%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.65%) SAML
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.19%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.61%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.61%) Fintech
7 4 (2.61%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.96%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.31%) CCTV
9 2 (1.31%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.65%) NHS
10 1 (0.65%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Windows
2 12 (7.84%) Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.61%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.31%) Android
5 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.31%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (53.59%) Information Security
2 39 (25.49%) SIEM
3 36 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 34 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (20.26%) Data Protection
5 31 (20.26%) Security Architecture
6 28 (18.30%) Business Continuity
6 28 (18.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 18 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (11.11%) Security Operations
9 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (10.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (7.84%) ISMS
11 12 (7.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (6.54%) ITIL
13 9 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
14 8 (5.23%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (50.33%) CISSP
2 49 (32.03%) CISM
3 20 (13.07%) Degree
4 10 (6.54%) SANS
5 9 (5.88%) CCNP
5 9 (5.88%) CISA
5 9 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.23%) CEH
7 7 (4.58%) CCSE
7 7 (4.58%) OSCP
7 7 (4.58%) SSCP
8 6 (3.92%) GIAC
9 3 (1.96%) CCNA
9 3 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.65%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.65%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.65%) CRISC
11 1 (0.65%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (28.10%) PCI DSS
2 37 (24.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.96%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.31%) QA
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.65%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.65%) PMO
5 1 (0.65%) SAS 70
System Software
1 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.61%) Firmware
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.58%) Nessus
2 6 (3.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (3.27%) RSA Archer
4 4 (2.61%) Nmap
5 2 (1.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.65%) Ansible
6 1 (0.65%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (7.19%) Cisco
2 10 (6.54%) CheckPoint
3 9 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 9 (5.88%) HP
4 8 (5.23%) Blue Coat
4 8 (5.23%) Qualys
5 7 (4.58%) F5
5 7 (4.58%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.27%) Citrix
6 5 (3.27%) VMware
7 4 (2.61%) IBM
7 4 (2.61%) Imperva
7 4 (2.61%) Infoblox
7 4 (2.61%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.96%) AlienVault
8 3 (1.96%) Computacenter
8 3 (1.96%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.96%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.96%) Riverbed
8 3 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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