Period
to 24 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 653 650 804
Rank change year-on-year -3 +154 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 170 165 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 120 141 80
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £46,875 £41,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £80,250 £88,750 £85,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -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 66,569 67,930 80,715
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.90% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54,361 58,127 68,999
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,280
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -10 19 £65,000 +3.17% 7
East London -2 1 £60,000 +60.00% 2
West London -19 1 £38,500 -14.44% 6
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 24 January 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 85 (50.00%) Information Security
2 69 (40.59%) Finance
3 61 (35.88%) Cybersecurity
4 58 (34.12%) Firewall
5 48 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (27.65%) SIEM
7 42 (24.71%) PCI DSS
7 42 (24.71%) CISSP
8 39 (22.94%) Network Security
9 37 (21.76%) Security Architecture
10 30 (17.65%) Risk Management
11 29 (17.06%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (16.47%) Windows
13 25 (14.71%) Management Information System
14 22 (12.94%) ISMS
14 22 (12.94%) Security Management
15 21 (12.35%) CISM
16 19 (11.18%) F5
16 19 (11.18%) CheckPoint
17 18 (10.59%) Cisco
17 18 (10.59%) Cyber Defence
18 17 (10.00%) Security Operations
19 16 (9.41%) Fintech
19 16 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management
19 16 (9.41%) OWASP
19 16 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 16 (9.41%) WAN
20 14 (8.24%) Linux
20 14 (8.24%) Law
20 14 (8.24%) Degree

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 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.76%) IIS
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.76%) Office 365
3 3 (1.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (34.12%) Firewall
2 39 (22.94%) Network Security
3 16 (9.41%) WAN
4 13 (7.65%) TCP/IP
5 12 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (7.06%) VPN
6 11 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (6.47%) LAN
7 10 (5.88%) MPLS
8 9 (5.29%) DNS
8 9 (5.29%) WLAN
9 8 (4.71%) DHCP
10 6 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (3.53%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (3.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (3.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (3.53%) NX-OS
11 5 (2.94%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) Big Data
4 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) AppScan
2 4 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 69 (40.59%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Law
3 12 (7.06%) Marketing
4 11 (6.47%) Legal
4 11 (6.47%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.53%) Electronics
5 6 (3.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.76%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.88%) LDAP
2 7 (4.12%) .NET
3 6 (3.53%) J2EE
4 4 (2.35%) HTML
5 2 (1.18%) Java EE
5 2 (1.18%) OAuth
5 2 (1.18%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.18%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) SAML
6 1 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.59%) Cyber Defence
3 16 (9.41%) Fintech
4 13 (7.65%) Data Centre
5 11 (6.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.71%) PKI
8 6 (3.53%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (2.94%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.47%) Windows
2 14 (8.24%) Linux
3 11 (6.47%) Android
4 8 (4.71%) Unix
5 7 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.59%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (50.00%) Information Security
2 61 (35.88%) Cybersecurity
3 47 (27.65%) SIEM
4 37 (21.76%) Security Architecture
5 30 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 29 (17.06%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (12.94%) ISMS
7 22 (12.94%) Security Management
8 17 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 16 (9.41%) OWASP
9 16 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (7.65%) ITIL
11 12 (7.06%) Information Security Governance
11 12 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (6.47%) Incident Management
12 11 (6.47%) Information Security Management
12 11 (6.47%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (6.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.65%) Java
2 8 (4.71%) SQL
3 7 (4.12%) C#
3 7 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.53%) Python
5 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (24.71%) CISSP
2 21 (12.35%) CISM
3 14 (8.24%) Degree
4 12 (7.06%) SANS
5 11 (6.47%) CISA
6 10 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.12%) CRISC
8 6 (3.53%) CCNP
8 6 (3.53%) GIAC
9 5 (2.94%) CCIE
9 5 (2.94%) CEH
9 5 (2.94%) GCIA
9 5 (2.94%) GCIH
10 4 (2.35%) CCNA
10 4 (2.35%) SSCP
11 3 (1.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (1.18%) CISMP
13 1 (0.59%) CCSE
13 1 (0.59%) CLAS
13 1 (0.59%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (24.71%) PCI DSS
3 13 (7.65%) GDPR
4 12 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (4.71%) SAS 70
7 7 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (3.53%) COBIT
8 6 (3.53%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.59%) FISMA
9 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.35%) XenApp
3 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.18%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) Snort
5 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) WebInspect
2 5 (2.94%) QRadar
3 4 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.35%) Puppet
3 4 (2.35%) Terraform
4 3 (1.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (1.76%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) Suricata
6 1 (0.59%) EnCase
6 1 (0.59%) Nessus
6 1 (0.59%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.59%) Nmap
6 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.59%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 19 (11.18%) CheckPoint
1 19 (11.18%) F5
2 18 (10.59%) Cisco
3 11 (6.47%) HP
4 10 (5.88%) Imperva
5 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.71%) Dell
6 8 (4.71%) WorldPay
7 7 (4.12%) Apple
7 7 (4.12%) Fortinet
7 7 (4.12%) Oracle
7 7 (4.12%) Palo Alto
7 7 (4.12%) Riverbed
8 6 (3.53%) IBM
8 6 (3.53%) Juniper
8 6 (3.53%) SAP
9 5 (2.94%) Blue Coat
9 5 (2.94%) Infoblox
9 5 (2.94%) VMware
10 4 (2.35%) Google