The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 121 95 138
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 1.20% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 1.28% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 2
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £63,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% -37.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Security Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1806 1490 2072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.21% 93.77% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1204 1775
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,050 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title.

1 15 (88.24%) SC Cleared
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
1 15 (88.24%) SIEM
2 13 (76.47%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (76.47%) Lumension
2 13 (76.47%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (76.47%) Splunk
2 13 (76.47%) IronPort
2 13 (76.47%) Qualys
2 13 (76.47%) Cyber Security
2 13 (76.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 13 (76.47%) Becrypt
2 13 (76.47%) LogRhythm
2 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
2 13 (76.47%) CheckPoint
2 13 (76.47%) Symantec
2 13 (76.47%) McAfee
2 13 (76.47%) Websense
2 13 (76.47%) Blue Coat
2 13 (76.47%) Nessus
2 13 (76.47%) Snort
2 13 (76.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (52.94%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) CISSP
4 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) Fujitsu
5 7 (41.18%) Network Security
5 7 (41.18%) HTTP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
1 13 (76.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (41.18%) Network Security
2 7 (41.18%) HTTP
2 7 (41.18%) HTTPS
2 7 (41.18%) SSL
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 7 (41.18%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) SIEM
2 13 (76.47%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (76.47%) Cyber Security
3 7 (41.18%) Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 7 (41.18%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) SC Cleared
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) CISSP
3 6 (35.29%) CEH
3 6 (35.29%) SSCP
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CISA
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) COSO
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Snort
2 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (76.47%) McAfee ePO
1 13 (76.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 13 (76.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Lumension
1 13 (76.47%) Splunk
1 13 (76.47%) IronPort
1 13 (76.47%) Qualys
1 13 (76.47%) Becrypt
1 13 (76.47%) LogRhythm
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
1 13 (76.47%) Juniper
1 13 (76.47%) CheckPoint
1 13 (76.47%) Symantec
1 13 (76.47%) McAfee
1 13 (76.47%) Websense
1 13 (76.47%) Blue Coat
2 7 (41.18%) Fujitsu