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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / North West
Rank 236 226 247
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 6
Median salary £52,500 £57,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £55,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £61,400 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
5738 5484 6747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.70% 96.62% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4618 5602
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire - 4 £55,000 -
Manchester -30 3 £38,000 -30.90% 3
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 (65.38%) Network Security
2 14 (53.85%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (46.15%) Information Security
5 11 (42.31%) ITIL
6 10 (38.46%) DNS
6 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 10 (38.46%) DHCP
6 10 (38.46%) VLAN
7 9 (34.62%) Security Management
7 9 (34.62%) Internet
8 8 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (30.77%) Data Protection
8 8 (30.77%) Service Design
8 8 (30.77%) ITSM
8 8 (30.77%) Service Management
8 8 (30.77%) NHS
8 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
8 8 (30.77%) WLAN
8 8 (30.77%) WAN
8 8 (30.77%) Programme Management
8 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (23.08%) CISSP
11 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
13 3 (11.54%) CCNA
13 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
13 3 (11.54%) Time Management

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 (65.38%) Network Security
2 14 (53.85%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (38.46%) DHCP
4 10 (38.46%) DNS
4 10 (38.46%) VLAN
5 9 (34.62%) Internet
6 8 (30.77%) WAN
6 8 (30.77%) WLAN
7 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.69%) Junos
8 2 (7.69%) MPLS
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) NHS
1 8 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL
3 9 (34.62%) Security Management
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Data Protection
4 8 (30.77%) ITSM
4 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 8 (30.77%) Programme Management
4 8 (30.77%) Service Design
4 8 (30.77%) Service Management
5 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (11.54%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
7 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
7 3 (11.54%) System Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Time Management
7 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CEH
4 2 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
1 1 (3.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
1 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
1 2 (7.69%) Clearswift
1 2 (7.69%) Forcepoint
1 2 (7.69%) Intel Security
1 2 (7.69%) IronPort
1 2 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (3.85%) Aruba
2 1 (3.85%) Capita
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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