The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
North West / Cheshire
Rank 89 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% - 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Median salary £60,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  

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 1034 1243 1704
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.00% 95.76% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1058 1303
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (60.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (60.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Aruba
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco