The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 535 611
Rank change year-on-year +29 +76  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 109 97 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 101 88 63
Median salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £81,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +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 34741 38396 43056
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.95% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 28207 33382 36386
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +20 15 £65,000 -10.34%
Canary Wharf - 4 £65,000 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 108 (53.47%) Information Security
2 85 (42.08%) CISSP
3 75 (37.13%) Firewall
4 72 (35.64%) Finance
5 61 (30.20%) CISM
6 57 (28.22%) SIEM
7 55 (27.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (22.77%) Degree
9 44 (21.78%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (20.79%) PCI DSS
11 37 (18.32%) Data Protection
11 37 (18.32%) Security Architecture
11 37 (18.32%) Risk Management
12 30 (14.85%) Data Protection Act
13 28 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (13.86%) Windows
14 27 (13.37%) Computer Science
14 27 (13.37%) Intrusion Detection
15 26 (12.87%) CISA
15 26 (12.87%) Management Information System
16 25 (12.38%) Business Continuity
16 25 (12.38%) Patch Management
17 24 (11.88%) Network Security
18 22 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
18 22 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (10.40%) LAN
20 20 (9.90%) TCP/IP
20 20 (9.90%) GDPR
21 19 (9.41%) Cyber Essentials
21 19 (9.41%) Problem Management

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 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (37.13%) Firewall
2 27 (13.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (11.88%) Network Security
4 21 (10.40%) LAN
5 20 (9.90%) TCP/IP
6 18 (8.91%) WAN
7 15 (7.43%) Internet
8 10 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.96%) VPN
10 7 (3.47%) DNS
11 6 (2.97%) HTTP
12 5 (2.48%) BGP
12 5 (2.48%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.48%) DHCP
12 5 (2.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (2.48%) FTP
12 5 (2.48%) LDAP
12 5 (2.48%) OSPF
12 5 (2.48%) SMTP
12 5 (2.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 72 (35.64%) Finance
2 18 (8.91%) Banking
3 12 (5.94%) Financial Institution
3 12 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.96%) Retail
5 5 (2.48%) Legal
6 4 (1.98%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Law
8 2 (0.99%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.47%) Middleware
2 5 (2.48%) Web Services
3 4 (1.98%) .NET
4 3 (1.49%) Node.js
5 1 (0.50%) Java EE
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) Data Protection Act
2 27 (13.37%) Computer Science
3 26 (12.87%) Management Information System
4 22 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (8.42%) Cyber Defence
6 8 (3.96%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.47%) Fat Client
7 7 (3.47%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.97%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.97%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.97%) PKI
9 5 (2.48%) Fintech
9 5 (2.48%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.98%) Clustering
11 3 (1.49%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.99%) CCTV
12 2 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.86%) Windows
2 18 (8.91%) Linux
3 13 (6.44%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.46%) Android
4 9 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.98%) Unix
6 3 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.99%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.99%) Solaris
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (53.47%) Information Security
2 57 (28.22%) SIEM
3 44 (21.78%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (18.32%) Data Protection
4 37 (18.32%) Risk Management
4 37 (18.32%) Security Architecture
5 28 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (12.38%) Business Continuity
6 25 (12.38%) Patch Management
7 22 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (9.41%) Problem Management
9 18 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (8.42%) Security Operations
11 15 (7.43%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (7.43%) Service Delivery
12 14 (6.93%) Project Management
12 14 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (6.44%) Data Analysis
13 13 (6.44%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.94%) Java
2 11 (5.45%) Python
3 6 (2.97%) C#
4 5 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.98%) Ruby
5 4 (1.98%) Scala
6 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.99%) SQL
7 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (42.08%) CISSP
2 61 (30.20%) CISM
3 46 (22.77%) Degree
4 26 (12.87%) CISA
5 13 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.95%) CEH
6 10 (4.95%) SSCP
7 8 (3.96%) CCNA
7 8 (3.96%) CCNP
8 7 (3.47%) CCSE
8 7 (3.47%) OSCP
9 6 (2.97%) GIAC
10 4 (1.98%) CISMP
10 4 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.98%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.49%) SANS
12 2 (0.99%) GSEC
13 1 (0.50%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (27.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (20.79%) PCI DSS
3 20 (9.90%) GDPR
4 19 (9.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (1.98%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.99%) QA
7 2 (0.99%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.98%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (3.47%) Nessus
2 6 (2.97%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (2.97%) Nmap
3 2 (0.99%) EnCase
3 2 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.99%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (7.92%) CheckPoint
2 14 (6.93%) Cisco
3 10 (4.95%) Splunk
4 9 (4.46%) F5
4 9 (4.46%) Qualys
5 8 (3.96%) LogRhythm
6 7 (3.47%) Blue Coat
6 7 (3.47%) Palo Alto
6 7 (3.47%) SolarWinds
7 6 (2.97%) ArcSight
7 6 (2.97%) Forcepoint
7 6 (2.97%) HP
7 6 (2.97%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.48%) VMware
9 4 (1.98%) Citrix
9 4 (1.98%) Imperva
9 4 (1.98%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.49%) McAfee
10 3 (1.49%) Riverbed
10 3 (1.49%) Symantec
West London
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago