Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 145 177
Rank change year-on-year -28 +32 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £48,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £63,250 £87,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% -2.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2948 2201 3140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 97.17% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2251 1886 2665
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 - -
Security Specialist
North West

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) CISA
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) COBIT
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) CRISC
2 2 (50.00%) COSO
2 2 (50.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) ISSAP

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 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Cybercrime
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Internal Audit
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CISA
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) CRISC
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) COBIT
1 2 (50.00%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco