Period
to 5 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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

Security Specialist
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 158 191
Rank change year-on-year +12 +33 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 21 25 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 0.71% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.79% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 31
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22% +2.20%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,375 £42,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £95,000 £50,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% +2.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,828 3,168 5,042
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 97.45% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,360 2,745 4,248
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,483 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,125 £65,000 £63,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Leeds

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Specialist in Leeds.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Leeds

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Specialist in Leeds over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Information Security
2 15 (71.43%) Risk Management
2 15 (71.43%) Data Security
2 15 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) CISM
4 10 (47.62%) Banking
4 10 (47.62%) Azure
4 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
4 10 (47.62%) Retail Banking
5 8 (38.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 8 (38.10%) CISA
5 8 (38.10%) CEH
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (33.33%) Internet
6 7 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) Security Operations
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (14.29%) IaaS
9 3 (14.29%) Burp Suite
9 3 (14.29%) Kali Linux
9 3 (14.29%) AWS
9 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (14.29%) PaaS
9 3 (14.29%) Nessus
10 2 (9.52%) Security Auditing

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Azure
2 3 (14.29%) AWS
2 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless Security
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (47.62%) Banking
1 10 (47.62%) Retail Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Information Security
2 15 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (71.43%) Data Security
2 15 (71.43%) Risk Management
3 7 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (19.05%) Security Operations
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Security Auditing
7 2 (9.52%) Security Management
7 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
7 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CISM
2 8 (38.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 8 (38.10%) CEH
2 8 (38.10%) CISA
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (9.52%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (4.76%) GDPR
4 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco