Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Application Security Specialist was £75,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Application Security Specialist
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1179 1220 1278
Rank change year-on-year +41 +58 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Application Security Specialist 27 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.013% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 23
UK median annual salary £75,500 £80,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.63% +77.78% -25.00%
10th Percentile £55,125 £65,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £70,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -19.64% +80.65% -35.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Application Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Application Security Specialist over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Application Security Specialist in the UK

Application Security Specialist
Top 6 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
England +28 27 £75,500 -5.63% 2
London +36 25 £78,000 -2.50% 1
UK excluding London +16 2 £56,250 -19.64% 1
South East +41 1 £52,500 -47.50% 1
Midlands +37 1 £60,000 -
West Midlands +15 1 £60,000 -

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (66.67%) OWASP
2 17 (62.96%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (55.56%) Android
3 15 (55.56%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) Apple iOS
4 14 (51.85%) Finance
5 12 (44.44%) Security Testing
6 11 (40.74%) .NET
7 10 (37.04%) Information Security
8 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (33.33%) Mobile App
9 8 (29.63%) Security Architecture
9 8 (29.63%) AppScan
9 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (29.63%) Apple
9 8 (29.63%) J2EE
9 8 (29.63%) IBM
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) Open Source
11 6 (22.22%) Scala
11 6 (22.22%) Ruby
11 6 (22.22%) Python
11 6 (22.22%) CISM
11 6 (22.22%) Data Security
11 6 (22.22%) CISSP
11 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (18.52%) Information Security Governance
12 5 (18.52%) COBIT
12 5 (18.52%) ISMS
12 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS

Application Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) Apache
1 4 (14.81%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) AppScan
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) J2EE
3 4 (14.81%) OAuth
3 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
3 4 (14.81%) SAML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) Java EE
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.81%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Online Games
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Android
1 15 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) OWASP
2 17 (62.96%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Security Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Information Security
5 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (29.63%) Security Architecture
7 7 (25.93%) Open Source
8 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (22.22%) Data Security
9 5 (18.52%) Information Security Governance
9 5 (18.52%) ISMS
10 4 (14.81%) Android Development
10 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
10 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
10 4 (14.81%) Mobile Development
10 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (14.81%) Secure Coding
10 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Python
2 6 (22.22%) Ruby
2 6 (22.22%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) CISM
1 6 (22.22%) CISSP
2 4 (14.81%) SANS
3 1 (3.70%) CRISC
3 1 (3.70%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) COBIT
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
2 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (11.11%) GDPR
3 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (11.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) WebInspect
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Apple
1 8 (29.63%) IBM
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Xamarin