The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Specialist
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 81 117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Cheshire median annual salary - £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
North West median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1376 916 1686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.70% 96.32% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4162 3755 6278
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Cheshire

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP