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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 249 238 233
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.061% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 4
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
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 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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
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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - - 1
Cheshire -2 2 £50,000 +3.09% 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (25.00%) Multicast
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Network Management
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 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
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Multicast
6 1 (12.50%) SMTP
6 1 (12.50%) SNMP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) IPsec
6 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (12.50%) ICMP
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Juniper
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £28,695 to £32,277 per year
Posted: 25 days ago