The median annual salary for a Senior Information Security Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 947 956
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Information Security Specialist 0 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.003% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.003% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 9
Median salary - £83,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +59.52%  
UK excluding London median salary - £67,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +28.57%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Senior Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (50.00%) Data Privacy
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) NetIQ
4 2 (25.00%) CISA
4 2 (25.00%) CISM
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (25.00%) SailPoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SailPoint
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (50.00%) Data Privacy
3 4 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) CISA
2 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CA
1 2 (25.00%) ForgeRock
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) NetIQ
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle