Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 315 329
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 38 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.17% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 51
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £39,250 £42,500 £35,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09% +4.76%

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 10422 11648 13967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.60% 97.75% 98.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8880 9728 11320
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire +11 11 £44,516 -6.28% 1
North Yorkshire +18 7 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Information Security
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (44.44%) Network Security
6 7 (38.89%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) CCNP
7 5 (27.78%) CCNA
7 5 (27.78%) CISA
7 5 (27.78%) CISM
7 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (27.78%) CISSP
7 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (22.22%) F5
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
8 4 (22.22%) Imperva
8 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (22.22%) DMVPN
8 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (22.22%) Line Management
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) CREST Certified
8 4 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
8 4 (22.22%) Security Patching
8 4 (22.22%) Master's Degree

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 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Network Security
3 4 (22.22%) BGP
3 4 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (22.22%) DHCP
3 4 (22.22%) DMVPN
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (22.22%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) NetScreen
3 4 (22.22%) OSPF
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless Security
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 3 (16.67%) NHS
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Line Management
3 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 4 (22.22%) Security Patching
3 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) Data Security
4 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) IT Audit
5 2 (11.11%) Security Auditing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
2 5 (27.78%) CISA
2 5 (27.78%) CISM
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
3 4 (22.22%) CCDA
3 4 (22.22%) CCSE
3 4 (22.22%) CREST Certified
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) Master's Degree
3 4 (22.22%) SSCP
4 1 (5.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (11.11%) GDPR
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
2 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) F5
2 4 (22.22%) Imperva
2 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
2 4 (22.22%) Qualys
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
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