Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Security Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

IT Security Specialist
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 256 284
Rank change year-on-year +54 +28 +38
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 25 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.46% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.016% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 25 1 1
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £80,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.75% +68.42% +14.84%
10th Percentile £41,250 £80,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £80,000 £51,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -9.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 5,290 6,369 7,536
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 97.47% 98.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4,376 5,385 6,452
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,653 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,765
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured IT Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for IT Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

IT Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

IT Security Specialist
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +51 25 £45,000 -43.75% 3
IT Security Specialist
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 15 (60.00%) Finance
3 11 (44.00%) Project Management
3 11 (44.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Information Security
4 9 (36.00%) GDPR
5 8 (32.00%) Security Operations
6 7 (28.00%) Data Protection
6 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 7 (28.00%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (24.00%) LAN
7 6 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (20.00%) Security Auditing
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Network Security
9 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
9 4 (16.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (12.00%) CCNA
10 3 (12.00%) WAN
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco
10 3 (12.00%) Security Management
10 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) VPN
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 4 (16.00%) Network Security
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (16.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Project Management
2 9 (36.00%) Information Security
3 8 (32.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (28.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Security Auditing
6 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (12.00%) Security Management
8 2 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CCNA
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (72.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 9 (36.00%) GDPR
4 6 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) HP