The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 252 219 246
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 20 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.041% 0.29% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 8
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £35,000 £42,300
10% offered a salary of more than £51,700 £50,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6959 6446 7140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5706 5546 6124
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -28 2 £45,500 +13.75%
Manchester -14 1 £52,500 +2.94%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) Cyber Security
2 14 (58.33%) SIEM
2 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) Nessus
3 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
4 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (50.00%) Symantec
4 12 (50.00%) McAfee
4 12 (50.00%) Websense
4 12 (50.00%) Juniper
4 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 12 (50.00%) Snort
4 12 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (50.00%) IronPort
4 12 (50.00%) Qualys
4 12 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (50.00%) Splunk
4 12 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (50.00%) Lumension
4 12 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (50.00%) Becrypt
4 12 (50.00%) LogRhythm
4 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (41.67%) Information Security
6 8 (33.33%) CISSP
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
8 6 (25.00%) HTTP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
2 12 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (25.00%) HTTP
3 6 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 6 (25.00%) SSL
3 6 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Cyber Security
2 14 (58.33%) SIEM
3 12 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (41.67%) Information Security
5 6 (25.00%) Migration
5 6 (25.00%) Change Management
5 6 (25.00%) Service Management
5 6 (25.00%) Business Development
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.17%) Logistics
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) CISSP
3 6 (25.00%) SSCP
3 6 (25.00%) CEH
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CISA
4 2 (8.33%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.17%) COSO
1 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Snort
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) Nessus
2 12 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (50.00%) Symantec
1 12 (50.00%) McAfee
1 12 (50.00%) Websense
1 12 (50.00%) Juniper
1 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 12 (50.00%) IronPort
1 12 (50.00%) Qualys
1 12 (50.00%) Splunk
1 12 (50.00%) Lumension
1 12 (50.00%) Becrypt
1 12 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 6 (25.00%) Fujitsu