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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 118 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.78% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Average salary £57,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% -
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
1524 1665 1725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.96% 96.97% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1190 1224 1371
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (62.50%) Cyber Security
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) tcpdump
4 3 (37.50%) Splunk
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Security
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) LogRhythm
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (37.50%) Snort
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 3 (37.50%) GCIH
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Legal
4 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) tcpdump
3 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Multicast
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
General
1 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Dalvik
1 1 (12.50%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Cyber Security
2 4 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Forensics
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Security
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
5 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
1 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) GCIH
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Splunk
1 3 (37.50%) LogRhythm
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat