The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 159 - 182
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 15 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% - 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Average salary £57,500 - £44,500
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3179 3807 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.19% 96.36% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2635 3267 3119
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Manchester

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (86.36%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) Risk Management
3 12 (54.55%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) CISM
4 9 (40.91%) SIEM
5 8 (36.36%) Digital Forensics
5 8 (36.36%) GCIH
5 8 (36.36%) GIAC
5 8 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (18.18%) Network Security
9 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.64%) Retail
9 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
9 3 (13.64%) Firewall
9 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 2 (9.09%) Linux
10 2 (9.09%) ITIL
10 2 (9.09%) Unix
10 2 (9.09%) Juniper
10 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 2 (9.09%) BBC
10 2 (9.09%) VMware
10 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (9.09%) Fintech
11 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
11 1 (4.55%) Security Operations

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Junos
3 1 (4.55%) MPLS
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Informix
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) BBC
2 2 (9.09%) Fintech
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) Risk Management
3 9 (40.91%) SIEM
4 8 (36.36%) Digital Forensics
4 8 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Change Management
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Network Design
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) CISSP
2 9 (40.91%) CISM
3 8 (36.36%) GCIH
3 8 (36.36%) GIAC
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Juniper
1 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Splunk
2 1 (4.55%) Sybase