The median annual salary for a IT Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

IT Security Specialist
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 909 946
Rank change year-on-year +100 +37  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 49 45 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.043% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.045% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 29 41 26
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.13% -4.54%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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%  

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Specialist in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Security Specialist in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Specialist in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +110 49 £60,000 +9.09% 5
London +105 44 £60,000 - 2
City of London - 8 £61,250 - 1
West Drayton - 4 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +32 3 £44,031 +10.07% 1
Leeds - 3 £44,031 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £44,031 - 1
West Midlands +38 1 £42,500 -19.04% 1
South West +29 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Redditch - 1 £42,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 40 (54.05%) CISSP
2 37 (50.00%) CISM
3 26 (35.14%) Information Security
4 24 (32.43%) Business Continuity
5 23 (31.08%) Finance
5 23 (31.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (29.73%) Firewall
7 21 (28.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (21.62%) WAN
9 15 (20.27%) Data Protection
10 14 (18.92%) Problem Management
10 14 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (18.92%) Internet
10 14 (18.92%) SIEM
11 12 (16.22%) LAN
11 12 (16.22%) PCI DSS
12 11 (14.86%) Degree
12 11 (14.86%) ITIL
12 11 (14.86%) Security Management
13 10 (13.51%) Programme Management
13 10 (13.51%) Service Management
13 10 (13.51%) Windows
13 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (12.16%) NHS
14 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
14 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (12.16%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (10.81%) Network Security
15 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.81%) Windows Server

IT 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 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) Firewall
2 16 (21.62%) WAN
3 14 (18.92%) Internet
4 12 (16.22%) LAN
5 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.81%) Network Security
7 7 (9.46%) VLAN
8 6 (8.11%) DHCP
8 6 (8.11%) DNS
8 6 (8.11%) WLAN
9 3 (4.05%) FTP
9 3 (4.05%) HTTP
9 3 (4.05%) LDAP
9 3 (4.05%) SMTP
9 3 (4.05%) SSH
9 3 (4.05%) VPN
10 1 (1.35%) Wireless
10 1 (1.35%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (31.08%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
1 1 (1.35%) OAuth
1 1 (1.35%) OpenID
1 1 (1.35%) SAML
1 1 (1.35%) SOAP
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) NHS
2 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (6.76%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.05%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Information Security
2 24 (32.43%) Business Continuity
3 23 (31.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (28.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (20.27%) Data Protection
6 14 (18.92%) Problem Management
6 14 (18.92%) SIEM
7 11 (14.86%) ITIL
7 11 (14.86%) Security Management
8 10 (13.51%) Programme Management
8 10 (13.51%) Service Management
8 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (12.16%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.11%) Change Management
10 6 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (8.11%) ITSM
10 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (8.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (54.05%) CISSP
2 37 (50.00%) CISM
3 11 (14.86%) Degree
4 7 (9.46%) SSCP
5 5 (6.76%) CISA
6 3 (4.05%) CCDA
6 3 (4.05%) CCNA
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.05%) CREST Certified
6 3 (4.05%) OSCP
7 1 (1.35%) CEH
7 1 (1.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.22%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.41%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.70%) QA
5 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 3 (4.05%) Nessus
2 2 (2.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Cisco
2 2 (2.70%) Qualys
2 2 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.35%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.35%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Citrix
3 1 (1.35%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.35%) IBM
3 1 (1.35%) Intel
3 1 (1.35%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.35%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Sophos
3 1 (1.35%) Splunk
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Clarks
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago