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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 229 241 227
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 15 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 15
Average salary £57,500 £37,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% -37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016. 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
Manchester - 15 £57,500 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (84.00%) Information Security
2 13 (52.00%) Risk Management
3 12 (48.00%) CISSP
4 9 (36.00%) CISM
4 9 (36.00%) SIEM
5 8 (32.00%) Digital Forensics
5 8 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (32.00%) GIAC
5 8 (32.00%) GCIH
6 7 (28.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.00%) Fintech
9 4 (16.00%) Network Security
10 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
10 3 (12.00%) Firewall
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
11 2 (8.00%) Linux
11 2 (8.00%) Juniper
11 2 (8.00%) ITIL
11 2 (8.00%) Unix
11 2 (8.00%) Internet
11 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (8.00%) BBC
11 2 (8.00%) Games
11 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 2 (8.00%) CEH
11 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Network Security
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) Junos
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) Informix
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.00%) Games
4 2 (8.00%) Online Betting
5 1 (4.00%) Law
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Fintech
3 2 (8.00%) BBC
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Information Security
2 13 (52.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (36.00%) SIEM
4 8 (32.00%) Digital Forensics
4 8 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (8.00%) ISMS
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) CISSP
2 9 (36.00%) CISM
3 8 (32.00%) GCIH
3 8 (32.00%) GIAC
4 2 (8.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Juniper
1 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase