The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 165 191 183
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.056% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.058% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 7
Median salary £65,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
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
3522 3476 3833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.56% 96.77% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2982 2881 3120
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Firewall
3 20 (64.52%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
5 18 (58.06%) SIEM
5 18 (58.06%) ITIL
5 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
6 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
6 17 (54.84%) Juniper
6 17 (54.84%) Intel Security
6 17 (54.84%) Change Management
6 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
6 17 (54.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 17 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (48.39%) Information Security
8 14 (45.16%) Network Security
9 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (35.48%) VLAN
10 11 (35.48%) DNS
10 11 (35.48%) DHCP
10 11 (35.48%) MPLS
10 11 (35.48%) Junos
11 9 (29.03%) Law
12 7 (22.58%) C#
12 7 (22.58%) Java
12 7 (22.58%) .NET
12 7 (22.58%) OWASP
12 7 (22.58%) Mobile Development
12 7 (22.58%) SANS
12 7 (22.58%) Threat Detection

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 21 (67.74%) Firewall
2 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
3 14 (45.16%) Network Security
4 11 (35.48%) DHCP
4 11 (35.48%) DNS
4 11 (35.48%) Junos
4 11 (35.48%) MPLS
4 11 (35.48%) VLAN
5 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.23%) BGP
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.23%) OSPF
General
1 9 (29.03%) Law
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) J2EE
2 6 (19.35%) JNI
3 5 (16.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
1 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.23%) PKI
1 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Android
4 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (58.06%) ITIL
2 18 (58.06%) SIEM
3 17 (54.84%) Change Management
3 17 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (54.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 15 (48.39%) Information Security
5 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (22.58%) Mobile Development
6 7 (22.58%) OWASP
6 7 (22.58%) Threat Detection
7 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (16.13%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) SDLC
9 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Objective-C
3 4 (12.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SANS
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CISM
3 1 (3.23%) CSSLP
3 1 (3.23%) GCIH
3 1 (3.23%) GIAC
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SSCP
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
2 17 (54.84%) Intel Security
2 17 (54.84%) Juniper
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) VMware