The median annual salary for a Application Security Specialist was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Security Specialist
UK
Rank 855 934 932
Rank change year-on-year +79 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 2 14 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.014% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.014% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 14
Median salary £87,500 £80,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary - £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Application Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Application Security Specialist in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Application Security Specialist in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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
England +88 2 £87,500 +9.37% 2
London +58 1 £87,500 +9.37% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Application 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 featuring Application Security Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 5 (31.25%) CISM
5 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) C
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) OWASP
5 4 (25.00%) Erlang
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (25.00%) Go
5 4 (25.00%) SABSA
5 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (25.00%) Node.js
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (25.00%) IaaS
5 4 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
5 4 (25.00%) OWASP
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) SABSA
5 4 (25.00%) Secure Coding
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
1 4 (25.00%) C++
1 4 (25.00%) Erlang
1 4 (25.00%) Go
1 4 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISM
2 2 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
3 1 (6.25%) GIAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
1 1 (6.25%) OpenVAS
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash Limited
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago