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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 247 230 253
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 19 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.27% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.29% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 2
Average salary £50,000 £50,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.99% +6.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £35,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £53,750 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £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
6071 6612 7064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.16% 94.84% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4930 5341 6055
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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
Manchester -2 2 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Cheshire -11 2 £50,000 +42.85%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Cyber Security
3 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Multicast
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) GCIH
5 1 (12.50%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Multicast
5 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) SNMP
5 1 (12.50%) SMTP
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) ICMP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Cyber Security
1 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
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Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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