The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 247 231 257
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 16 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 15
Median salary £44,000 £58,750 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.10% -9.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £56,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £100,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
6056 5768 7165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.76% 95.88% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5102 4767 6124
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 8 £44,000 -25.10%
Cheshire - 2 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £44,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 North West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
1 17 (54.84%) Network Security
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
3 12 (38.71%) DHCP
3 12 (38.71%) DNS
3 12 (38.71%) Information Security
3 12 (38.71%) VLAN
3 12 (38.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (35.48%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Internet
4 11 (35.48%) Security Management
5 10 (32.26%) Service Management
5 10 (32.26%) NHS
5 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
5 10 (32.26%) WLAN
5 10 (32.26%) WAN
5 10 (32.26%) Programme Management
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) ITSM
5 10 (32.26%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (32.26%) Data Protection
5 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (32.26%) Service Design
6 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (19.35%) SIEM
7 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (19.35%) Windows
7 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
7 6 (19.35%) Juniper

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 17 (54.84%) Network Security
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 12 (38.71%) DHCP
3 12 (38.71%) DNS
3 12 (38.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (38.71%) VLAN
4 11 (35.48%) Internet
5 10 (32.26%) WAN
5 10 (32.26%) WLAN
6 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.45%) Junos
7 2 (6.45%) MPLS
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
General
1 4 (12.90%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) NHS
1 10 (32.26%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Information Security
3 11 (35.48%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Security Management
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (32.26%) Data Protection
4 10 (32.26%) ITSM
4 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
4 10 (32.26%) Programme Management
4 10 (32.26%) Service Design
4 10 (32.26%) Service Management
5 6 (19.35%) Change Management
5 6 (19.35%) SIEM
5 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) Threat Detection
8 3 (9.68%) Line Management
8 3 (9.68%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) CEH
1 2 (6.45%) CISM
1 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus
1 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
1 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
1 6 (19.35%) Juniper
2 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
2 2 (6.45%) Clearswift
2 2 (6.45%) Forcepoint
2 2 (6.45%) IronPort
3 1 (3.23%) Aruba
3 1 (3.23%) Capita
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle