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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 171 182 186
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.055% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.057% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 2
Average salary £58,750 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
3384 3492 3826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.63% 96.76% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2870 2848 3172
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 30 April 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 21 (72.41%) Information Security
2 15 (51.72%) SIEM
3 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
4 11 (37.93%) Network Security
4 11 (37.93%) Firewall
5 10 (34.48%) CISSP
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
6 9 (31.03%) ITIL
6 9 (31.03%) CISM
6 9 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (27.59%) GIAC
7 8 (27.59%) GCIH
7 8 (27.59%) Change Management
7 8 (27.59%) Intel Security
7 8 (27.59%) Juniper
7 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
7 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
7 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
7 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (27.59%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (24.14%) Junos
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) MPLS
8 7 (24.14%) VLAN
9 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (37.93%) Firewall
1 11 (37.93%) Network Security
2 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) Junos
3 7 (24.14%) MPLS
3 7 (24.14%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) BGP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.45%) OSPF
4 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Law
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) JNI
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) BBC
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
1 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Information Security
2 15 (51.72%) SIEM
3 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
4 9 (31.03%) ITIL
4 9 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Change Management
5 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (27.59%) Digital Forensics
5 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.90%) Mobile Development
7 2 (6.90%) OWASP
7 2 (6.90%) Threat Detection
8 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.45%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) SDLC
8 1 (3.45%) Threat Modelling
8 1 (3.45%) Time Management
8 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CISSP
2 9 (31.03%) CISM
3 8 (27.59%) GCIH
3 8 (27.59%) GIAC
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) SANS
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Snort
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
1 8 (27.59%) Intel Security
1 8 (27.59%) Juniper
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) VMware