Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Information Security Specialist was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Senior Information Security Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1170 1207 1308
Rank change year-on-year +37 +101 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Specialist 7 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.008% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 4
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +65.75% -23.21%
10th Percentile £72,500 £43,750 £40,372
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,000 £77,978
UK excluding London median annual salary - £48,000 £42,233
% change year-on-year - +13.66% -23.21%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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%

Senior Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Information Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Information Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Information 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 Senior Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +16 5 £75,000 +7.14%
UK excluding London +58 4 - -
London -4 3 £75,000 -3.23%
Midlands +24 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -

Senior Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (42.86%) SAS 70
3 3 (42.86%) GDPR
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) OWASP
3 3 (42.86%) SaaS
3 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) CISSP
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Internal Audit
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Cyberthreat

Senior Information 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) OWASP
2 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Internal Audit
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (42.86%) GDPR
2 3 (42.86%) SAS 70