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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 249 238 245
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 11 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.13% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 1
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
7013 6477 6887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.37% 94.79% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5998 5552 6022
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 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
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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
Cheshire -3 11 £65,000 +30.00%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 14 (77.78%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 8 (44.44%) CISSP
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) SIEM
6 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (22.22%) GIS
7 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (22.22%) Sun
7 4 (22.22%) ArcSight
7 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 4 (22.22%) Tandem
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Network Security
9 2 (11.11%) Business Development
9 2 (11.11%) Nessus
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) CCNP
9 2 (11.11%) CCNA
9 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.11%) Firewall
9 2 (11.11%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) GIS
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 4 (22.22%) Tandem
2 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) UNIX
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 6 (33.33%) SIEM
4 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
5 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Network Design
6 2 (11.11%) Security Management
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Business Development
6 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SSCP
3 1 (5.56%) CISA
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT
2 1 (5.56%) COSO
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Snort
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nessus
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Sun
1 4 (22.22%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.56%) Lumension
2 1 (5.56%) Becrypt
2 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Websense
2 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
2 1 (5.56%) IronPort
2 1 (5.56%) Qualys
2 1 (5.56%) Splunk