The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 26 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 - 77
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 0 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.34% - 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Median salary £55,000 - £50,000
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 Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 564 690 919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.08% 96.64% 98.18%
Number of salaries quoted 476 507 798
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Northamptonshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Northamptonshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (70.00%) SCCM
5 6 (60.00%) VLAN
5 6 (60.00%) SIEM
5 6 (60.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (60.00%) Security+ Certification
5 6 (60.00%) Information Security
5 6 (60.00%) CISSP
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) CCNP
5 6 (60.00%) CCNA
5 6 (60.00%) LAN
5 6 (60.00%) WAN
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) SAN
6 5 (50.00%) NetApp
6 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (40.00%) Matrix Management
7 4 (40.00%) Network Security
7 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) VLAN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
1 6 (60.00%) SIEM
2 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) B2B
3 4 (40.00%) Matrix Management
3 4 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) CISSP
2 6 (60.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 6 (60.00%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) SCCM
2 5 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Brocade
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Juniper
6 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto