The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £45,766 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 247 236
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.24% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 28
Median salary £45,766 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.50% -3.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £45,000 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,200 £55,000
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 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
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5285 6161 7098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.74% 97.47% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4603 5114 5695
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
North Yorkshire +22 7 £57,500 +43.75% 1
West Yorkshire +10 6 £44,031 -4.28% 2
Security Specialist
England

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

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

1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
1 20 (76.92%) Information Security
2 10 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 9 (34.62%) Network Security
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) CISSP
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) CISM
5 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
6 6 (23.08%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (19.23%) SIEM
7 5 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (19.23%) Wireless
7 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
7 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 5 (19.23%) Internet
7 5 (19.23%) VPN
7 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 4 (15.38%) CCNA
8 4 (15.38%) DNS
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 4 (15.38%) DHCP
8 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
8 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) Network Security
3 5 (19.23%) Internet
3 5 (19.23%) VPN
3 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 4 (15.38%) BGP
4 4 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 4 (15.38%) DMVPN
4 4 (15.38%) DNS
4 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (15.38%) NetScreen
4 4 (15.38%) OSPF
4 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) SSL
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
3 3 (11.54%) NHS
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Information Security
2 6 (23.08%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) SIEM
3 5 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 4 (15.38%) Line Management
4 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Data Security
5 3 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) IT Audit
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
5 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (7.69%) Computer Security
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) CISSP
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (26.92%) CISM
4 5 (19.23%) CCNP
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) CCSE
5 4 (15.38%) CISA
6 3 (11.54%) CCDA
6 3 (11.54%) CREST Certified
6 3 (11.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) ISO27002
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
2 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) F5
2 4 (15.38%) Imperva
2 4 (15.38%) Infoblox
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Qualys
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago