The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £44,031 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 April 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 196 204
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.17% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 18
Median salary £44,031 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.28% +2.22%  
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 West 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3529 4211 4785
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.68% 97.21% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3109 3457 3770
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £26,500
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 West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

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 Security Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Leeds +19 5 £44,031 -4.28% 2
Bradford - 1 £43,500 -
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (55.56%) CISSP
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) Time Management
6 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (33.33%) CREST Certified
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) Data Security
6 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 3 (33.33%) CCDA
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) NHS
6 3 (33.33%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) SSCP
6 3 (33.33%) CISA
6 3 (33.33%) CISM
6 3 (33.33%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) Network Security
7 2 (22.22%) SIEM

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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Data Security
3 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (11.11%) IT Audit
5 1 (11.11%) Network Design
5 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
5 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
5 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) CCDA
3 3 (33.33%) CISA
3 3 (33.33%) CISM
3 3 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) SSCP
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (11.11%) GDPR
3 1 (11.11%) ISO27002
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Qualys
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per year
Posted: 25 days ago