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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 184 188 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Median salary £46,500 £75,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-38.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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
3682 3757 3952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.28% 96.76% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3153 3114 3322
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,050 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
1 19 (61.29%) Firewall
2 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 17 (54.84%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
3 16 (51.61%) SIEM
4 15 (48.39%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (48.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (48.39%) CheckPoint
5 14 (45.16%) Juniper
5 14 (45.16%) Intel Security
5 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
5 14 (45.16%) Change Management
5 14 (45.16%) Information Security
5 14 (45.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 14 (45.16%) Network Security
6 10 (32.26%) VLAN
6 10 (32.26%) DNS
6 10 (32.26%) DHCP
7 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (25.81%) Law
8 8 (25.81%) MPLS
8 8 (25.81%) Junos
9 6 (19.35%) Threat Detection
9 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
10 5 (16.13%) JNI
10 5 (16.13%) Objective-C
10 5 (16.13%) C#
10 5 (16.13%) Java

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 19 (61.29%) Firewall
2 14 (45.16%) Network Security
2 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
3 10 (32.26%) DHCP
3 10 (32.26%) DNS
3 10 (32.26%) VLAN
4 8 (25.81%) Junos
4 8 (25.81%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (6.45%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.45%) WLAN
General
1 8 (25.81%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) J2EE
1 5 (16.13%) JNI
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) NHS
1 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Android
4 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
1 17 (54.84%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (51.61%) SIEM
3 15 (48.39%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (45.16%) Change Management
4 14 (45.16%) Information Security
4 14 (45.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
6 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Threat Detection
7 5 (16.13%) Mobile Development
7 5 (16.13%) OWASP
7 5 (16.13%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) Data Loss Prevention
9 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Service Design
9 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
1 5 (16.13%) Java
1 5 (16.13%) Objective-C
2 4 (12.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SANS
2 3 (9.68%) CISM
2 3 (9.68%) CISSP
3 2 (6.45%) CEH
4 1 (3.23%) GCIH
4 1 (3.23%) GIAC
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) CheckPoint
2 14 (45.16%) Intel Security
2 14 (45.16%) Juniper
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk