The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / North West
Rank 240 225 255
Rank change year-on-year -15 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.23% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 5
Median salary £55,000 £62,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.29% +65.33%  
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 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 5942 5517 6390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.04% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 4631 5150
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 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 25 March 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 -22 6 £55,000 - 3
Cheshire - 3 £60,000 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) Network Security
3 10 (43.48%) Information Security
4 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (39.13%) Internet
5 8 (34.78%) ITIL
6 7 (30.43%) VLAN
6 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (30.43%) Security Management
6 7 (30.43%) DHCP
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) CISSP
7 6 (26.09%) NHS
7 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 6 (26.09%) WLAN
7 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 6 (26.09%) Service Management
7 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) ITSM
7 6 (26.09%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
7 6 (26.09%) Service Design
8 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco
9 3 (13.04%) Linux

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) Network Security
3 9 (39.13%) Internet
3 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (30.43%) DHCP
4 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 7 (30.43%) VLAN
5 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 6 (26.09%) WLAN
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.04%) tcpdump
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (4.35%) Junos
8 1 (4.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) XSL
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) NHS
1 6 (26.09%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (13.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Security Management
3 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
4 6 (26.09%) ITSM
4 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
4 6 (26.09%) Service Design
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (8.70%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
8 1 (4.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CISSP
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Nessus
1 3 (13.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
2 2 (8.70%) Clearswift
2 2 (8.70%) Forcepoint
2 2 (8.70%) IronPort
3 1 (4.35%) Aruba
3 1 (4.35%) Capita
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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