Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 644 699
Rank change year-on-year +39 +55 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 227 208 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 175 170 182
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £48,000 £50,825 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +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 68,269 69,600 79,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.26% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 55,519 56,535 69,403
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.36% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +15 83 £57,500 -8.00% 7
West London +13 5 £47,500 +5.56% 1
South London -5 1 £60,000 +23.71% 1
East London -8 1 £66,950 +3.00%
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 115 (50.66%) Finance
2 97 (42.73%) Cybersecurity
3 88 (38.77%) Firewall
4 81 (35.68%) Fintech
5 61 (26.87%) Information Security
5 61 (26.87%) Network Security
6 60 (26.43%) CISSP
7 58 (25.55%) Penetration Testing
8 57 (25.11%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (24.23%) Cisco
10 54 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
10 54 (23.79%) Analytical Skills
11 53 (23.35%) F5
12 52 (22.91%) CCNP
13 50 (22.03%) CheckPoint
14 49 (21.59%) Cisco IOS
14 49 (21.59%) NX-OS
14 49 (21.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 49 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 48 (21.15%) Juniper
16 47 (20.70%) SIEM
17 41 (18.06%) Creative Thinking
17 41 (18.06%) PCI DSS
18 39 (17.18%) DNS
19 38 (16.74%) VMware
19 38 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 37 (16.30%) Infoblox
20 37 (16.30%) Imperva
20 37 (16.30%) Blue Coat

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 2 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.44%) Apache
2 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (38.77%) Firewall
2 61 (26.87%) Network Security
3 54 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
4 49 (21.59%) Cisco IOS
4 49 (21.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 49 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 49 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 49 (21.59%) NX-OS
5 39 (17.18%) DNS
6 35 (15.42%) WAN
7 34 (14.98%) MPLS
7 34 (14.98%) NetScaler
7 34 (14.98%) VPN
8 33 (14.54%) VPLS
9 31 (13.66%) BGP
9 31 (13.66%) OSPF
10 26 (11.45%) BIG-IP
11 22 (9.69%) Cisco ISE
11 22 (9.69%) WLAN
12 19 (8.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.44%) Maltego
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (9.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 17 (7.49%) Metasploit
3 7 (3.08%) AppScan
4 4 (1.76%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 115 (50.66%) Finance
2 9 (3.96%) Banking
3 4 (1.76%) Advertising
3 4 (1.76%) Legal
3 4 (1.76%) Marketing
3 4 (1.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.88%) Electronics
5 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.20%) HTML
1 5 (2.20%) Web Services
2 3 (1.32%) .NET
2 3 (1.32%) Node.js
3 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.44%) HTML5
3 1 (0.44%) J2EE
3 1 (0.44%) Java EE
3 1 (0.44%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (35.68%) Fintech
2 54 (23.79%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.29%) Cyber Defence
4 10 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.64%) PKI
7 4 (1.76%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.44%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.73%) Linux
1 13 (5.73%) Windows
2 7 (3.08%) Mac OS X
3 5 (2.20%) Unix
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (42.73%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (26.87%) Information Security
3 58 (25.55%) Penetration Testing
4 47 (20.70%) SIEM
5 41 (18.06%) Creative Thinking
6 36 (15.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (9.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 22 (9.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 21 (9.25%) Ethical Hacking
9 21 (9.25%) Security Testing
10 20 (8.81%) Configuration Management
10 20 (8.81%) Cryptography
10 20 (8.81%) Patch Management
10 20 (8.81%) Strategic Thinking
11 18 (7.93%) Mentoring
12 15 (6.61%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (5.73%) Risk Management
13 13 (5.73%) Threat Management
14 12 (5.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.13%) PowerShell
1 23 (10.13%) Python
2 12 (5.29%) Java
3 8 (3.52%) C#
3 8 (3.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.76%) SQL
5 3 (1.32%) C
5 3 (1.32%) C++
6 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (26.43%) CISSP
2 57 (25.11%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (22.91%) CCNP
4 34 (14.98%) CCIE
5 31 (13.66%) Degree
6 26 (11.45%) CISM
7 21 (9.25%) CEH
8 18 (7.93%) OSCP
9 17 (7.49%) CREST Certified
10 16 (7.05%) CCSE
11 15 (6.61%) CLAS
12 11 (4.85%) CISA
13 9 (3.96%) GIAC
14 8 (3.52%) CRISC
15 4 (1.76%) CSSLP
15 4 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.76%) GCIH
15 4 (1.76%) GISP
15 4 (1.76%) GSLC
15 4 (1.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.06%) PCI DSS
2 35 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.29%) GDPR
4 6 (2.64%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (2.64%) SSAE 16
5 3 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.88%) COBIT
6 2 (0.88%) COSO
6 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
System Software
1 38 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.69%) XenApp
2 22 (9.69%) XenDesktop
3 15 (6.61%) XenServer
4 6 (2.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (9.69%) Puppet
1 22 (9.69%) Terraform
2 20 (8.81%) Nessus
3 7 (3.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (2.64%) QRadar
5 4 (1.76%) SCCM
5 4 (1.76%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.88%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.44%) FTK
7 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 55 (24.23%) Cisco
2 53 (23.35%) F5
3 50 (22.03%) CheckPoint
4 48 (21.15%) Juniper
5 38 (16.74%) VMware
6 37 (16.30%) Blue Coat
6 37 (16.30%) Imperva
6 37 (16.30%) Infoblox
7 28 (12.33%) Qualys
8 22 (9.69%) Citrix
8 22 (9.69%) Google
8 22 (9.69%) Zscaler
9 20 (8.81%) Foundstone
9 20 (8.81%) McAfee
10 16 (7.05%) HP
10 16 (7.05%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.29%) Splunk
12 11 (4.85%) Microsoft
12 11 (4.85%) WorldPay
13 8 (3.52%) ArcSight