The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 179 205 164
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 21 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 1
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4599 4734 3320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.23% 97.05% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3667 3782 2561
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 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the West Yorkshire region.

Security Specialist Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leeds +20 21 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 33 (84.62%) Cisco
1 33 (84.62%) Firewall
1 33 (84.62%) Network Security
2 29 (74.36%) CCNA
2 29 (74.36%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (71.79%) CCNP
3 28 (71.79%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (69.23%) ITIL
4 27 (69.23%) CheckPoint
5 26 (66.67%) CCSE
5 26 (66.67%) Project Management
5 26 (66.67%) CCSA
5 26 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 26 (66.67%) Mentoring
5 26 (66.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (12.82%) Information Security
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.26%) LAN
7 4 (10.26%) WAN
7 4 (10.26%) VPN
7 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (7.69%) Metasploit
8 3 (7.69%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (7.69%) Acunetix
8 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.69%) Computer Security
8 3 (7.69%) CESG
8 3 (7.69%) Nessus

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (84.62%) Firewall
1 33 (84.62%) Network Security
2 26 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (10.26%) LAN
3 4 (10.26%) WAN
3 4 (10.26%) VPN
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.69%) VoIP
4 3 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) FWSM
6 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 28 (71.79%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) CESG
4 2 (5.13%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) ITIL
2 26 (66.67%) Project Management
2 26 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.82%) Information Security
4 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
4 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Security
5 3 (7.69%) Social Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Cyber Security
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.56%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Security Management
7 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) CCNA
1 29 (74.36%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (71.79%) CCNP
3 26 (66.67%) CCSE
3 26 (66.67%) CCSA
3 26 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) CISA
5 2 (5.13%) CISSP
5 2 (5.13%) CEH
5 2 (5.13%) GIAC
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) CORE IMPACT
1 3 (7.69%) Nessus
1 3 (7.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Cisco
2 27 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.69%) Acunetix
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Imperva
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
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