The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 230 230 225
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 14 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 9
Average salary £40,000 £48,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.20%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.72%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6726 6941 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.47% 95.38% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5434 5830 6070
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Security Specialist
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +6 11 £35,000 - 1
Manchester +2 2 £52,500 +9.37%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) Cyber Security
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (32.26%) Juniper
4 10 (32.26%) McAfee
4 10 (32.26%) Websense
4 10 (32.26%) CheckPoint
4 10 (32.26%) Symantec
4 10 (32.26%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
4 10 (32.26%) Blue Coat
4 10 (32.26%) Nessus
4 10 (32.26%) SIEM
4 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (32.26%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (32.26%) Splunk
4 10 (32.26%) Qualys
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Snort
4 10 (32.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (32.26%) IronPort
4 10 (32.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (32.26%) Becrypt
4 10 (32.26%) LogRhythm
4 10 (32.26%) Lumension
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (25.81%) Information Security
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) GroupWise
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
1 10 (32.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (19.35%) HTTP
2 6 (19.35%) HTTPS
2 6 (19.35%) SSL
2 6 (19.35%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) PKI
1 7 (22.58%) Cryptography
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (12.90%) Tandem
3 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Cyber Security
2 10 (32.26%) SIEM
2 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (25.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (25.81%) Information Security
3 8 (25.81%) Web Development
3 8 (25.81%) OWASP
4 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 6 (19.35%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.90%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Business Development
7 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Security
7 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) SSCP
3 4 (12.90%) CEH
4 2 (6.45%) CISM
5 1 (3.23%) CISMP
5 1 (3.23%) EnCE
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Snort
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Nessus
1 10 (32.26%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (32.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Juniper
2 10 (32.26%) McAfee
2 10 (32.26%) Websense
2 10 (32.26%) CheckPoint
2 10 (32.26%) Symantec
2 10 (32.26%) Blue Coat
2 10 (32.26%) Splunk
2 10 (32.26%) Qualys
2 10 (32.26%) IronPort
2 10 (32.26%) Becrypt
2 10 (32.26%) LogRhythm
2 10 (32.26%) Lumension
3 6 (19.35%) Fujitsu
4 4 (12.90%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
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