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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 112 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.29% 0.65% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.68% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 5
Average salary £37,500 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
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
1636 1611 1783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.40% 95.04% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1247 1186 1399
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,999 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 4 £37,500 -
Security Specialist
North West

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (72.22%) Information Security
2 11 (61.11%) Cyber Security
3 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) CISSP
5 6 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Network Security
6 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
7 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) ArcSight
7 4 (22.22%) SIEM
7 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Tandem
7 4 (22.22%) GIS
7 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (22.22%) Sun
8 3 (16.67%) CCNP
8 3 (16.67%) CCNA
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) Firewall
8 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) tcpdump
3 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JNI
1 1 (5.56%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Tandem
2 4 (22.22%) GIS
3 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Information Security
2 11 (61.11%) Cyber Security
3 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
4 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Network Design
4 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) SIEM
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Security
5 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (11.11%) Security Management
6 2 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
2 3 (16.67%) GCIH
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Sun
1 4 (22.22%) ArcSight
2 3 (16.67%) LogRhythm
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Splunk
3 2 (11.11%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee