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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 234 219 235
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 10
Average salary £56,250 £41,250 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £52,500 £50,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Manchester +14 2 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Cheshire -13 2 £57,500 +64.28%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
2 6 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Coaching
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (25.00%) GCIH
5 3 (25.00%) Snort
5 3 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (25.00%) Splunk
5 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) tcpdump
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (25.00%) tcpdump
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 1 (8.33%) Multicast
7 1 (8.33%) ICMP
7 1 (8.33%) IPsec
7 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
7 1 (8.33%) SSL
7 1 (8.33%) LAN
7 1 (8.33%) WAN
7 1 (8.33%) SMTP
7 1 (8.33%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) SNMP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JNI
1 1 (8.33%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Security
4 3 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) GCIH
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk
1 3 (25.00%) Juniper
1 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) LogRhythm
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
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