Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 665 639 805
Rank change year-on-year -26 +166 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 179 206 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 136 184 90
London median annual salary £65,000 £68,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -13.04%

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 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 +5 14 £67,500 +1.89% 2
West London +7 6 £55,000 +10.00%
East London -2 1 £60,000 +60.00%
North London - 1 £60,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 112 (62.57%) Information Security
2 67 (37.43%) Finance
3 63 (35.20%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (29.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (29.61%) Firewall
5 52 (29.05%) CISSP
6 46 (25.70%) SIEM
7 43 (24.02%) Risk Management
8 41 (22.91%) CISM
8 41 (22.91%) Security Architecture
9 37 (20.67%) Degree
10 36 (20.11%) PCI DSS
11 35 (19.55%) Management Information System
12 32 (17.88%) CISA
13 31 (17.32%) Windows
13 31 (17.32%) ISMS
14 26 (14.53%) Network Security
15 25 (13.97%) Cyber Essentials
16 24 (13.41%) Penetration Testing
17 23 (12.85%) Java
17 23 (12.85%) Data Protection
17 23 (12.85%) GDPR
18 22 (12.29%) Cyber Defence
19 20 (11.17%) Linux
19 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
20 19 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
20 19 (10.61%) Telecoms
20 19 (10.61%) Android
21 17 (9.50%) OWASP
21 17 (9.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 10 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.79%) IIS
3 4 (2.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.23%) SaaS
3 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.12%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (29.61%) Firewall
2 26 (14.53%) Network Security
3 19 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (3.91%) LAN
5 7 (3.91%) LDAP
6 6 (3.35%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.35%) WAN
7 5 (2.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (2.79%) MPLS
7 5 (2.79%) VLAN
7 5 (2.79%) VPN
7 5 (2.79%) WLAN
8 2 (1.12%) DHCP
8 2 (1.12%) DNS
9 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.56%) ISDN
9 1 (0.56%) NGN
9 1 (0.56%) SAN
9 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) MySQL
2 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.56%) Big Data
3 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (4.47%) AppScan
2 2 (1.12%) Metasploit
General
1 67 (37.43%) Finance
2 19 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.50%) Marketing
4 10 (5.59%) Electronics
4 10 (5.59%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.03%) Law
6 8 (4.47%) Legal
7 5 (2.79%) Banking
8 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.59%) .NET
2 8 (4.47%) J2EE
3 7 (3.91%) Middleware
3 7 (3.91%) Web Services
4 4 (2.23%) OAuth
4 4 (2.23%) OAuth2
4 4 (2.23%) SAML
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.55%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.29%) Cyber Defence
3 16 (8.94%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.26%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (5.03%) Mobile App
7 8 (4.47%) PKI
8 7 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (3.35%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.79%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (2.23%) Clustering
11 4 (2.23%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
14 1 (0.56%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
14 1 (0.56%) Fintech
14 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
14 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.32%) Windows
2 20 (11.17%) Linux
3 19 (10.61%) Android
4 16 (8.94%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.35%) Kali Linux
7 5 (2.79%) Unix
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (62.57%) Information Security
2 63 (35.20%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (25.70%) SIEM
4 43 (24.02%) Risk Management
5 41 (22.91%) Security Architecture
6 31 (17.32%) ISMS
7 24 (13.41%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (12.85%) Data Protection
9 17 (9.50%) OWASP
9 17 (9.50%) Patch Management
9 17 (9.50%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (9.50%) Security Management
10 16 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (8.94%) Information Security Governance
10 16 (8.94%) Information Security Management
11 15 (8.38%) Security Operations
12 14 (7.82%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (7.26%) Web Filtering
14 12 (6.70%) Open Source
14 12 (6.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.85%) Java
2 16 (8.94%) Python
3 8 (4.47%) C#
4 7 (3.91%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.91%) SQL
5 6 (3.35%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.35%) Ruby
5 6 (3.35%) Scala
6 2 (1.12%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (29.05%) CISSP
2 41 (22.91%) CISM
3 37 (20.67%) Degree
4 32 (17.88%) CISA
5 14 (7.82%) CEH
6 12 (6.70%) CRISC
7 8 (4.47%) GIAC
8 6 (3.35%) CISMP
8 6 (3.35%) GSEC
9 5 (2.79%) GCIA
9 5 (2.79%) GCIH
9 5 (2.79%) SANS
10 4 (2.23%) CCNA
10 4 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.23%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (2.23%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (2.23%) SSCP
11 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (1.12%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (29.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (20.11%) PCI DSS
3 25 (13.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (12.85%) GDPR
5 12 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (3.91%) COBIT
7 4 (2.23%) ISO 9001
7 4 (2.23%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.56%) FISMA
8 1 (0.56%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (3.35%) EnCase
1 6 (3.35%) Nessus
1 6 (3.35%) Nexpose
1 6 (3.35%) Nmap
2 5 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.79%) QRadar
3 4 (2.23%) WebInspect
4 3 (1.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (1.68%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.68%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.12%) Suricata
Vendors
1 13 (7.26%) Cisco
2 12 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.59%) CheckPoint
3 10 (5.59%) Palo Alto
3 10 (5.59%) SAP
4 9 (5.03%) Apple
4 9 (5.03%) Oracle
5 8 (4.47%) IBM
6 7 (3.91%) LogRhythm
7 6 (3.35%) F5
7 6 (3.35%) Rapid7
7 6 (3.35%) Symantec
8 5 (2.79%) HP
8 5 (2.79%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.23%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.23%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.23%) Sophos
9 4 (2.23%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.68%) Dell
11 2 (1.12%) Qualys