Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 651 458 628
Rank change year-on-year -193 +170 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 76 70 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 55 66 90
10th Percentile £56,100 £44,875 £42,500
25th Percentile £61,875 £48,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -7.14%
75th Percentile £81,875 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £81,625
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 46,915 22,892 48,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 93.51% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 32,390 19,437 39,843
10th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,156
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Specialist in London.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Specialist in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -60 13 £83,750 +70.92% 2
West London - 6 £65,000 -
East London -37 1 - - 2
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 48 (63.16%) Information Security
2 38 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (48.68%) Risk Management
4 36 (47.37%) Azure
5 27 (35.53%) AWS
6 25 (32.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
8 20 (26.32%) DevOps
9 19 (25.00%) Finance
10 18 (23.68%) Management Information System
10 18 (23.68%) Cyberthreat
11 15 (19.74%) Security Operations
11 15 (19.74%) Firewall
11 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (18.42%) COBIT
13 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
13 13 (17.11%) ITIL
13 13 (17.11%) User Stories
14 12 (15.79%) ServiceNow
14 12 (15.79%) NIST
14 12 (15.79%) ITSM
14 12 (15.79%) Middleware
15 11 (14.47%) Linux
15 11 (14.47%) Remediation Plan
15 11 (14.47%) Social Skills
15 11 (14.47%) IaaS
16 10 (13.16%) Kubernetes
16 10 (13.16%) Patch Management
16 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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:

Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (47.37%) Azure
2 27 (35.53%) AWS
3 11 (14.47%) IaaS
4 10 (13.16%) PaaS
4 10 (13.16%) SaaS
5 5 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.58%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (5.26%) Azure Key Vault
6 4 (5.26%) GCP
6 4 (5.26%) GitHub
7 2 (2.63%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) Firewall
2 10 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (5.26%) Network Security
4 3 (3.95%) SSL
5 1 (1.32%) DNS
5 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (5.26%) Big Data
1 4 (5.26%) Data Lake
1 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.32%) AppScan
2 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Social Skills
3 9 (11.84%) Law
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.95%) Publishing
5 2 (2.63%) Automotive
5 2 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Middleware
2 4 (5.26%) ARM Templates
3 2 (2.63%) JSON Web Signature
3 2 (2.63%) OAuth
3 2 (2.63%) OpenID
3 2 (2.63%) SAML
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) J2EE
4 1 (1.32%) JSP
4 1 (1.32%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Cyberthreat
1 18 (23.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (2.63%) PKI
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Linux
2 10 (13.16%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) VMS
4 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (63.16%) Information Security
2 38 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (48.68%) Risk Management
4 20 (26.32%) DevOps
5 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (19.74%) Security Operations
6 13 (17.11%) ITIL
6 13 (17.11%) User Stories
7 12 (15.79%) ITSM
8 11 (14.47%) Remediation Plan
9 10 (13.16%) CI/CD
9 10 (13.16%) Patch Management
9 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
10 9 (11.84%) Application Security
10 9 (11.84%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 9 (11.84%) Data Privacy
10 9 (11.84%) Epics
10 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (11.84%) Product Backlog
10 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) Python
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
3 5 (6.58%) C#
4 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) C
6 1 (1.32%) C++
6 1 (1.32%) Java
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) CISSP
2 7 (9.21%) SANS
3 6 (7.89%) GIAC
4 4 (5.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) CISA
6 2 (2.63%) CISM
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) CEH
7 1 (1.32%) CISMP
7 1 (1.32%) CRISC
7 1 (1.32%) EC-Council LPT
7 1 (1.32%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (18.42%) COBIT
3 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
4 12 (15.79%) NIST
5 7 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (5.26%) GRC
6 4 (5.26%) IASME
7 3 (3.95%) GDPR
7 3 (3.95%) ISO 31000
7 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (2.63%) NCSC
9 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
9 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.32%) SLA
9 1 (1.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Firmware
2 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.58%) CSIRT
3 4 (5.26%) Ansible
3 4 (5.26%) CASB
3 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.26%) Puppet
3 4 (5.26%) Terraform
4 2 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.63%) Nessus
4 2 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.32%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.32%) QRadar
5 1 (1.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) ServiceNow
3 10 (13.16%) Apple
3 10 (13.16%) CheckPoint
3 10 (13.16%) Cisco
3 10 (13.16%) F5
3 10 (13.16%) Zscaler
4 2 (2.63%) Splunk
5 1 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.32%) Checkmarx
5 1 (1.32%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.32%) Qualys
5 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds