Period
to 6 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 180 200
Rank change year-on-year +51 +20 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 25 33 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.94% 0.73% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.75% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 24 33 51
Median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £64,000 £95,000 £56,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £56,000 £58,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.27% +23.16% -

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 2,550 4,421 6,532
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 97.29% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 3,750 5,550
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Specialist in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Specialist in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 6 July 2020. 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 +43 25 £56,000 -6.67%
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 Security Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Azure
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 14 (56.00%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (56.00%) PCI DSS
3 14 (56.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (56.00%) Data Security
4 11 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Firewall
5 10 (40.00%) Retail Banking
5 10 (40.00%) Banking
5 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
6 9 (36.00%) Wireless
6 9 (36.00%) Wireless Security
6 9 (36.00%) Office 365
6 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (28.00%) Issue Tracking
7 7 (28.00%) Network Security
7 7 (28.00%) Internet
7 7 (28.00%) CISA
7 7 (28.00%) CISM
7 7 (28.00%) CEH
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (28.00%) Security Patching
7 7 (28.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) AWS
9 3 (12.00%) Burp Suite
9 3 (12.00%) Kali Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 17 (68.00%) Azure
2 9 (36.00%) Office 365
3 3 (12.00%) AWS
3 3 (12.00%) IaaS
3 3 (12.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) Wireless
2 9 (36.00%) Wireless Security
3 7 (28.00%) Internet
3 7 (28.00%) Network Security
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) HTTP
5 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (8.00%) IPsec
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 2 (8.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (40.00%) Banking
1 10 (40.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Kali Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Information Security
2 14 (56.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (56.00%) Data Security
2 14 (56.00%) Risk Management
3 11 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
5 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (28.00%) Issue Tracking
6 7 (28.00%) Security Patching
7 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (8.00%) High Availability
9 2 (8.00%) SIEM
9 2 (8.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Regulatory Compliance
10 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
10 1 (4.00%) Security Auditing
10 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 7 (28.00%) CEH
1 7 (28.00%) CISA
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (28.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper