Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 666 670 650
Rank change year-on-year +4 -20 +144
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 141 176 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 106 143 190
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £48,375 £52,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £90,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +20.00%

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 64,832 70,220 73,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 94.63% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 52,983 54,927 63,458
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,249 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +2 47 £53,500 -17.69% 4
West London +42 9 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East London -6 1 £66,950 +11.58% 1
South London - 1 £60,000 - 1
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 69 (48.94%) Information Security
2 54 (38.30%) Finance
3 51 (36.17%) Firewall
4 50 (35.46%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (26.24%) Network Security
6 36 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (21.99%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (21.28%) Cisco
8 30 (21.28%) CISSP
9 29 (20.57%) WAN
10 27 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (18.44%) Degree
11 26 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (17.73%) CCNP
12 25 (17.73%) Fintech
13 24 (17.02%) CheckPoint
14 23 (16.31%) SIEM
14 23 (16.31%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (16.31%) Juniper
15 22 (15.60%) Security Architecture
15 22 (15.60%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (15.60%) F5
15 22 (15.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (15.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 22 (15.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 22 (15.60%) NX-OS
16 21 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (14.89%) Risk Management
16 21 (14.89%) GDPR

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 (0.71%) Confluence
1 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.26%) SaaS
4 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (36.17%) Firewall
2 37 (26.24%) Network Security
3 29 (20.57%) WAN
4 23 (16.31%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (15.60%) Cisco IOS
5 22 (15.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (15.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 22 (15.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (15.60%) NX-OS
6 20 (14.18%) DNS
7 18 (12.77%) MPLS
7 18 (12.77%) NetScaler
8 17 (12.06%) VPLS
8 17 (12.06%) VPN
9 16 (11.35%) BGP
9 16 (11.35%) OSPF
10 15 (10.64%) BIG-IP
11 12 (8.51%) Wireless
12 11 (7.80%) LAN
12 11 (7.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.42%) Big Data
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Metasploit
2 6 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 54 (38.30%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.84%) Games
3 4 (2.84%) Law
4 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.13%) Legal
4 3 (2.13%) Marketing
4 3 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Advertising
5 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.42%) .NET
1 2 (1.42%) Node.js
1 2 (1.42%) Web Services
2 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.71%) HTML
2 1 (0.71%) HTML5
2 1 (0.71%) J2EE
2 1 (0.71%) Java EE
2 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (17.73%) Fintech
3 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.09%) PKI
4 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.67%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.84%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.13%) Robotics
9 2 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.42%) Pharmacovigilance
9 2 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.71%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.77%) Windows
2 10 (7.09%) Linux
3 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.42%) Unix
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (48.94%) Information Security
2 50 (35.46%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (21.99%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (16.31%) SIEM
5 22 (15.60%) Security Architecture
6 21 (14.89%) Risk Management
7 15 (10.64%) ITIL
8 14 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (9.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (8.51%) Data Protection
10 12 (8.51%) IT Audit
10 12 (8.51%) Regulatory Compliance
11 11 (7.80%) Data Security
12 10 (7.09%) Cryptography
12 10 (7.09%) Security Testing
12 10 (7.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (5.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.64%) Python
2 14 (9.93%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.51%) Java
4 10 (7.09%) C
5 8 (5.67%) Perl
5 8 (5.67%) VBScript
6 6 (4.26%) Apple Swift
6 6 (4.26%) Kotlin
6 6 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.13%) C#
7 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.42%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (21.28%) CISSP
2 27 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (18.44%) Degree
4 25 (17.73%) CCNP
5 18 (12.77%) CCIE
6 14 (9.93%) CISM
6 14 (9.93%) GIAC
7 10 (7.09%) CEH
7 10 (7.09%) CISA
7 10 (7.09%) OSCP
8 9 (6.38%) CREST Certified
9 8 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (4.26%) CRISC
11 4 (2.84%) CCSE
11 4 (2.84%) CLAS
11 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.42%) GISP
12 2 (1.42%) GSLC
12 2 (1.42%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (14.89%) GDPR
3 18 (12.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (11.35%) PCI DSS
5 13 (9.22%) SSAE 16
6 9 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (6.38%) SAS 70
7 8 (5.67%) NIST 800
8 7 (4.96%) COBIT
9 6 (4.26%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (2.84%) COSO
12 1 (0.71%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.26%) XenApp
2 6 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Puppet
1 6 (4.26%) Terraform
2 4 (2.84%) Nmap
2 4 (2.84%) WSUS
3 3 (2.13%) Nessus
4 2 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.71%) CASB
Vendors
1 30 (21.28%) Cisco
2 24 (17.02%) CheckPoint
3 23 (16.31%) Juniper
4 22 (15.60%) F5
5 12 (8.51%) Splunk
6 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
7 10 (7.09%) Blue Coat
7 10 (7.09%) Imperva
7 10 (7.09%) Infoblox
7 10 (7.09%) VMware
8 8 (5.67%) Qualys
9 6 (4.26%) Citrix
9 6 (4.26%) Google
9 6 (4.26%) Zscaler
10 5 (3.55%) ArcSight
10 5 (3.55%) IBM
11 4 (2.84%) Ivanti
11 4 (2.84%) Q1 Labs
11 4 (2.84%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.84%) WorldPay