The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 211 252
Rank change year-on-year -58 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 26 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.044% 0.46% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.47% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 4
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +30.00%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6603 5488 6123
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.44% 97.86% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5388 4656 4994
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the North West

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in the North West

Security Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -51 2 £55,000 -15.38%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) CISSP
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (53.85%) Information Security
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (23.08%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) CCNA
5 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) XSL
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Nessus
6 2 (15.38%) Nmap
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ACCA
3 1 (7.69%) CIMA
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
1 2 (15.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Epicor
3 1 (7.69%) Infor
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Sage
3 1 (7.69%) SAP