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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 217 244 241
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.062% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.065% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 7
Median salary £62,500 £56,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +60.71%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
5491 6185 6810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.03% 96.63% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4672 4936 5468
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +17 14 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 26 (74.29%) Information Security
2 17 (48.57%) SIEM
3 14 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (37.14%) Firewall
4 13 (37.14%) Network Security
5 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
5 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
5 12 (34.29%) Windows
6 11 (31.43%) ITIL
6 11 (31.43%) CISSP
7 10 (28.57%) Juniper
7 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 10 (28.57%) Intel Security
7 10 (28.57%) CISM
7 10 (28.57%) Change Management
7 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 10 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 9 (25.71%) Junos
8 9 (25.71%) VLAN
8 9 (25.71%) DNS
8 9 (25.71%) DHCP
8 9 (25.71%) MPLS
8 9 (25.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (22.86%) GCIH
9 8 (22.86%) GIAC
9 8 (22.86%) Digital Forensics
9 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (14.29%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Firewall
1 13 (37.14%) Network Security
2 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 9 (25.71%) DNS
3 9 (25.71%) Junos
3 9 (25.71%) MPLS
3 9 (25.71%) VLAN
4 4 (11.43%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.86%) BGP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.86%) OSPF
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) JNI
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) BBC
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
1 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Information Security
2 17 (48.57%) SIEM
3 14 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
5 11 (31.43%) ITIL
6 10 (28.57%) Change Management
6 10 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (25.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (22.86%) Digital Forensics
8 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Mobile Development
10 2 (5.71%) OWASP
10 2 (5.71%) Threat Detection
11 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (2.86%) Reverse Engineering
11 1 (2.86%) SDLC
11 1 (2.86%) Threat Modelling
11 1 (2.86%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C#
1 2 (5.71%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) CISSP
2 10 (28.57%) CISM
3 8 (22.86%) GCIH
3 8 (22.86%) GIAC
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.71%) SANS
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) CSSLP
5 1 (2.86%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) MIIS
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 10 (28.57%) Intel Security
1 10 (28.57%) Juniper
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) IBM
2 1 (2.86%) VMware
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