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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 163 179 190
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 16 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 0.060% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.062% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 5
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
3294 3205 3744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.60% 96.68% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2828 2626 3064
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 £55,000 £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 24 May 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 22 (75.86%) Information Security
2 18 (62.07%) SIEM
3 15 (51.72%) Firewall
4 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 13 (44.83%) Network Security
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server
5 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (37.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 11 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (37.93%) ITIL
5 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
5 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
5 11 (37.93%) Change Management
5 11 (37.93%) Juniper
5 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
5 11 (37.93%) Intel Security
6 10 (34.48%) MPLS
6 10 (34.48%) DHCP
6 10 (34.48%) CISSP
6 10 (34.48%) DNS
6 10 (34.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (34.48%) VLAN
6 10 (34.48%) Risk Management
6 10 (34.48%) Junos
7 9 (31.03%) CISM
8 8 (27.59%) GIAC
8 8 (27.59%) GCIH
8 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (27.59%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (13.79%) Finance

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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) Network Security
3 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
4 10 (34.48%) DHCP
4 10 (34.48%) DNS
4 10 (34.48%) Junos
4 10 (34.48%) MPLS
4 10 (34.48%) VLAN
5 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.45%) BGP
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) OSPF
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) 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 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
1 13 (44.83%) 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 22 (75.86%) Information Security
2 18 (62.07%) SIEM
3 11 (37.93%) Change Management
3 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 11 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 10 (34.48%) Risk Management
4 10 (34.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (27.59%) Digital Forensics
5 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Mobile Development
6 2 (6.90%) OWASP
6 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Threat Detection
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
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
5 1 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
1 11 (37.93%) Intel Security
1 11 (37.93%) 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
Manchester, Lancashire
Nicoll Curtin Technology
Salary: Significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago