The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in North Yorkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Security Specialist
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 89 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 7 1 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 0.87% 0.10% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.10% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 17
Median salary £57,500 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -23.80%  
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 North Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 780 954 1066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 97.01% 99.17% 98.80%
Number of salaries quoted 652 843 910
Median salary £40,000 £38,250 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.57% -3.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in North Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in North Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in North Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in North Yorkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in North Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in North Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
York +15 6 £57,500 +43.75%
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 10 (45.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (40.91%) Network Security
4 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 8 (36.36%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 7 (31.82%) CISM
5 7 (31.82%) CISSP
5 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 6 (27.27%) VPN
6 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 6 (27.27%) Wireless
6 6 (27.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) SIEM
7 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (18.18%) BIG-IP
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (18.18%) OWASP
8 4 (18.18%) Infoblox
8 4 (18.18%) Imperva
8 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) F5
8 4 (18.18%) DMVPN
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Network Security
3 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 6 (27.27%) VPN
3 6 (27.27%) Wireless
4 4 (18.18%) BGP
4 4 (18.18%) BIG-IP
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (18.18%) DHCP
4 4 (18.18%) DMVPN
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (18.18%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) NetScreen
4 4 (18.18%) OSPF
4 4 (18.18%) SSL
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Fat Client
2 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) AIX
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) SIEM
6 4 (18.18%) Cryptography
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (18.18%) Line Management
6 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 4 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (18.18%) OWASP
6 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 4 (18.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (9.09%) Change Control
7 2 (9.09%) Computer Security
7 2 (9.09%) Internal Audit
7 2 (9.09%) IT Audit
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CISM
1 7 (31.82%) CISSP
2 4 (18.18%) CCNP
2 4 (18.18%) CCSE
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CISA
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (4.55%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
1 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) Citrix
1 4 (18.18%) F5
1 4 (18.18%) Imperva
1 4 (18.18%) Infoblox
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) VMware