The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 161 183
Rank change year-on-year -40 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% 0.64% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.65% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 3 22 2
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4048 3389 3233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.12% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2915 2695
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 25 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 Manchester region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) XSL
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Nessus
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (22.22%) Nmap
4 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 2 (22.22%) tcpdump
4 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (11.11%) Infor
5 1 (11.11%) ACCA

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (66.67%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) ACCA
2 1 (11.11%) CIMA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
1 2 (22.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Epicor
3 1 (11.11%) Infor
3 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Sage
3 1 (11.11%) SAP