Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £44,516 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 258 283
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 11 23 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.16% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 39
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,516 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.28% +5.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £41,700 £42,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £53,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 6887 8025 9540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.56% 97.85% 97.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5887 6714 7557
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,242 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £59,850
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 -3 10 £45,000 -5.26% 1
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 25 July 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 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 5 (45.45%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) CISA
3 5 (45.45%) CISM
3 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (36.36%) Qualys
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (36.36%) CREST Certified
4 4 (36.36%) Nessus
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) CCDA
4 4 (36.36%) Internet
4 4 (36.36%) SSCP
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (36.36%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (36.36%) Security Patching
4 4 (36.36%) Master's Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) NHS
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless

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 (72.73%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless Security
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Security Patching
3 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 3 (27.27%) Data Security
4 3 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Network Design
4 3 (27.27%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) IT Audit
5 2 (18.18%) Security Auditing
5 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNA
1 5 (45.45%) CISA
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (45.45%) CISM
1 5 (45.45%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) CCDA
2 4 (36.36%) CREST Certified
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Master's Degree
2 4 (36.36%) SSCP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (18.18%) GDPR
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Qualys
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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