Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 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 > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 260 263
Rank change year-on-year -39 +3 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 24 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.076% 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.33% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 22 6
Manchester median annual salary £55,000 £63,750 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £100,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +2.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7669 7211 7181
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.45% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6368 6193 5978
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Manchester

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) CISA
1 4 (66.67%) CISM
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) Wiki
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Firmware
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
4 1 (16.67%) IISP
4 1 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) CITP
4 1 (16.67%) ISMS
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Wiki
2 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) CESG
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CISA
1 4 (66.67%) CISM
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CITP
3 1 (16.67%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco