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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 239 221 252
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 3
Average salary £37,500 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +71.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £44,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £45,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +11.11%
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Cheshire -9 7 £37,500 -37.50%
Merseyside - 1 £27,500 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) Cyber Security
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (35.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (30.00%) CISSP
7 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (20.00%) Coaching
8 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Network Design
8 4 (20.00%) Tandem
8 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 4 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (20.00%) ArcSight
8 4 (20.00%) SIEM
8 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
8 4 (20.00%) Sun
8 4 (20.00%) GIS
9 3 (15.00%) Firewall
9 3 (15.00%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) tcpdump
4 3 (15.00%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JNI
1 1 (5.00%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Tandem
2 4 (20.00%) GIS
3 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) Coaching
4 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Network Design
4 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) SIEM
5 3 (15.00%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Security Management
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CISSP
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) GCIH
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) ArcSight
1 4 (20.00%) Sun
2 3 (15.00%) Splunk
2 3 (15.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee