The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.75% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £65,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.11%
Security Specialist
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
199 224 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 91.28% 96.97% 99.73%
Number of salaries quoted 173 157 285
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,000 £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 Chester

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Chester

Security Specialist
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) GIS
2 4 (66.67%) Tandem
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 4 (66.67%) SIEM
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) GIS
1 4 (66.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (66.67%) SIEM
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Sun
1 4 (66.67%) ArcSight