The median annual salary for a Senior Security Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Specialist
England / London
Rank 569 645 649
Rank change year-on-year +76 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 8 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.026% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.027% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 3
Median salary £62,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median salary - £64,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +23.33%  

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 31798 40313 40525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26867 34769 34043
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in London

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist in London.

Salary trend for Senior Security Specialist in London

Senior Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Specialist in London

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Use Case
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 6 (42.86%) ArcSight
2 6 (42.86%) SIEM
2 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (42.86%) SANS
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) SailPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) GIAC
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (42.86%) SIEM
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) Use Case
3 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SANS
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) CISM
4 1 (7.14%) GIAC
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) ArcSight
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) NetIQ
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
London
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