Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 288 319
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 27 32 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 29
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £39,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £65,000 £53,250
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% +10.00% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 9,513 10,516 12,203
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.65% 97.70% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,071 8,911 10,079
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,075 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +31 19 £45,000 -10.00%
North Yorkshire -7 6 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 16 (59.26%) PCI DSS
2 15 (55.56%) Information Security
2 15 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) Security Operations
5 12 (44.44%) Threat Intelligence
5 12 (44.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (44.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 12 (44.44%) Qualys
5 12 (44.44%) Network Security
5 12 (44.44%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (44.44%) Cisco
5 12 (44.44%) WAN
5 12 (44.44%) Network Design
6 11 (40.74%) Firewall
6 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 11 (40.74%) VPN
7 10 (37.04%) DNS
7 10 (37.04%) VoIP
7 10 (37.04%) HTTPS
7 10 (37.04%) HTTP
7 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
7 10 (37.04%) DWDM
7 10 (37.04%) Juniper
7 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
7 10 (37.04%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (37.04%) Wireless
7 10 (37.04%) IPsec
7 10 (37.04%) VLAN
7 10 (37.04%) Nessus

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) Network Security
1 12 (44.44%) WAN
2 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) VPN
3 10 (37.04%) DNS
3 10 (37.04%) DWDM
3 10 (37.04%) HTTP
3 10 (37.04%) HTTPS
3 10 (37.04%) IPsec
3 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
3 10 (37.04%) VLAN
3 10 (37.04%) VoIP
3 10 (37.04%) VPLS
3 10 (37.04%) Wireless
3 10 (37.04%) Wireless Security
4 7 (25.93%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) SMS
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
3 2 (7.41%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Information Security
1 15 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Security Operations
3 12 (44.44%) Network Design
3 12 (44.44%) Threat Intelligence
3 12 (44.44%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (44.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 10 (37.04%) Social Engineering
5 9 (33.33%) B2B
5 9 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 9 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 9 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
5 9 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
5 9 (33.33%) Security Patching
6 7 (25.93%) IT Audit
7 5 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (18.52%) ISMS
7 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CISSP
2 4 (14.81%) CISA
2 4 (14.81%) CISM
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CLAS
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.41%) SSCP
4 1 (3.70%) CCDA
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) PCI DSS
2 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (25.93%) GDPR
4 3 (11.11%) COBIT
5 2 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) Nessus
2 2 (7.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Qualys
3 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
3 10 (37.04%) Juniper
3 10 (37.04%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (7.41%) CyberArk
4 2 (7.41%) FireEye
4 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.41%) McAfee
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle