The median annual salary for a Information Security Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK
Rank 819 929 922
Rank change year-on-year +110 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 48 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.035% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 26
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £40,000 £49,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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%  

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +105 48 £45,000 -10.00% 6
London +79 20 £65,000 +8.33% 2
East Midlands - 9 £45,000 -
North East - 9 £45,000 -
Durham - 9 £45,000 -
City of London - 5 £70,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 -
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
North West -8 4 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Manchester - 4 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +27 3 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +27 2 £48,000 -4.00%
South East +78 1 - - 2
Grantham - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £37,500 -
Staines - 1 - - 1
Bradford - 1 £43,500 -
Redditch - 1 £45,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £43,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Information 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 Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 111 (100.00%) Information Security
2 71 (63.96%) CISSP
3 62 (55.86%) PCI DSS
4 49 (44.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (36.04%) Data Protection
6 34 (30.63%) Firewall
7 31 (27.93%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (27.03%) Risk Management
8 30 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
9 29 (26.13%) CISM
10 26 (23.42%) Finance
11 25 (22.52%) Data Protection Act
12 23 (20.72%) SIEM
13 22 (19.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (16.22%) Banking
14 18 (16.22%) Retail
14 18 (16.22%) CISA
15 15 (13.51%) Degree
15 15 (13.51%) Security Architecture
16 14 (12.61%) Telecoms
16 14 (12.61%) ITIL
17 13 (11.71%) Network Security
18 12 (10.81%) ISMS
18 12 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 11 (9.91%) Information Security Governance
19 11 (9.91%) Risk Analysis
19 11 (9.91%) VLAN
19 11 (9.91%) WAN
19 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
19 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP

Information 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.01%) IIS
2 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.63%) Firewall
2 13 (11.71%) Network Security
3 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.91%) VLAN
3 11 (9.91%) VPN
3 11 (9.91%) WAN
4 8 (7.21%) Internet
4 8 (7.21%) LAN
4 8 (7.21%) Wireshark
5 7 (6.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (5.41%) SAN
6 6 (5.41%) Wireless
7 4 (3.60%) SSL
8 3 (2.70%) DHCP
8 3 (2.70%) DNS
8 3 (2.70%) WLAN
9 1 (0.90%) LDAP
9 1 (0.90%) MPLS
9 1 (0.90%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Burp Suite
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
2 18 (16.22%) Retail
3 14 (12.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.60%) Node.js
1 4 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.80%) Middleware
3 2 (1.80%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.52%) Data Protection Act
2 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.21%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.60%) PKI
5 4 (3.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.70%) NHS
6 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Unix
1 5 (4.50%) Windows
2 1 (0.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (36.04%) Data Protection
3 31 (27.93%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (27.03%) Risk Management
5 23 (20.72%) SIEM
6 22 (19.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (13.51%) Security Architecture
8 14 (12.61%) ITIL
9 12 (10.81%) ISMS
9 12 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (9.91%) Information Security Governance
10 11 (9.91%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (9.01%) Data Management
11 10 (9.01%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (9.01%) Security Testing
12 8 (7.21%) Data Privacy
12 8 (7.21%) Matrix Management
12 8 (7.21%) Security Management
12 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (63.96%) CISSP
2 29 (26.13%) CISM
3 18 (16.22%) CISA
4 15 (13.51%) Degree
5 9 (8.11%) CISMP
6 8 (7.21%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (7.21%) Security+ Certification
7 7 (6.31%) CCNA
7 7 (6.31%) CEH
7 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.31%) SSCP
8 6 (5.41%) CCNP
9 4 (3.60%) CRISC
9 4 (3.60%) IISP
10 3 (2.70%) SANS
10 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.90%) GIAC
11 1 (0.90%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (55.86%) PCI DSS
2 49 (44.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.60%) GDPR
3 4 (3.60%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.80%) COBIT
5 1 (0.90%) GPG13
5 1 (0.90%) SAS 70
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (5.41%) SCCM
3 4 (3.60%) Nessus
4 2 (1.80%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) Cisco
2 6 (5.41%) NetApp
3 4 (3.60%) ArcSight
3 4 (3.60%) Qualys
3 4 (3.60%) Splunk
4 2 (1.80%) CA
4 2 (1.80%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.80%) IBM
4 2 (1.80%) NetIQ
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle
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