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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 110 120 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.25% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 0
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +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
1761 1599 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.88% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1285 1852
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 £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Chester - 6 £65,000 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Security Specialist
North West

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (78.57%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 6 (42.86%) CISSP
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (28.57%) Sun
5 4 (28.57%) GIS
5 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (28.57%) Tandem
5 4 (28.57%) Network Design
5 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) ArcSight
5 4 (28.57%) SIEM
6 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) CCNP
7 2 (14.29%) CCNA
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) Security Management
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (7.14%) C
8 1 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (7.14%) SQL

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) JNI
1 1 (7.14%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 4 (28.57%) Tandem
2 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) Network Design
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Sun
1 4 (28.57%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee