The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 77 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +7
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 47 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.48% 0.47% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.60% 2.94% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 8 9
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Network Security
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
373 272 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.67% 16.09% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 318 246 295
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Network Security
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security across the Cheshire region.

Network Security Salary Trend in Cheshire

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Network Security
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 20 £40,000 -
Crewe +25 6 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Chester - 6 £67,500 -
Wilmslow -8 4 £44,000 -34.81% 1
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Network Security
North West

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 27 (45.76%) Firewall
2 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.20%) Cisco
4 17 (28.81%) TCP/IP
5 16 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (23.73%) Windows
6 14 (23.73%) DNS
6 14 (23.73%) Information Security
6 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
7 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (22.03%) Juniper
7 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
8 12 (20.34%) Linux
8 12 (20.34%) LAN
8 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
8 12 (20.34%) CISSP
8 12 (20.34%) Finance
9 11 (18.64%) CCNP
9 11 (18.64%) Fortinet
9 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
9 11 (18.64%) Splunk
9 11 (18.64%) SIEM
10 10 (16.95%) VMware
10 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (16.95%) F5
11 9 (15.25%) DHCP
11 9 (15.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (15.25%) FirePass
11 9 (15.25%) Junos
11 9 (15.25%) FortiGate

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) IIS
1 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.76%) Firewall
2 17 (28.81%) TCP/IP
3 14 (23.73%) DNS
4 12 (20.34%) LAN
5 9 (15.25%) DHCP
5 9 (15.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (15.25%) FirePass
5 9 (15.25%) Junos
6 5 (8.47%) WAN
7 4 (6.78%) HTTP
7 4 (6.78%) Wireless
8 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.08%) OSPF
8 3 (5.08%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.39%) BGP
9 2 (3.39%) SSL
9 2 (3.39%) Internet
9 2 (3.39%) VPN
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.69%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Network Engineer
2 17 (28.81%) Network Security Engineer
2 17 (28.81%) Security Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Technician
5 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Network Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) IT Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Thin Client
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
1 8 (13.56%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.78%) SecurID
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Life Science
4 1 (1.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) UNIX
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Information Security
2 11 (18.64%) SIEM
3 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
4 6 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (6.78%) Migration
6 3 (5.08%) Analytics
6 3 (5.08%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.08%) Password Management
7 2 (3.39%) Network Management
7 2 (3.39%) Project Management
7 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.69%) ITIL
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.69%) Change Management
8 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.69%) Network Design
8 1 (1.69%) Web Development
8 1 (1.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (20.34%) CISSP
5 11 (18.64%) CCNP
5 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
6 8 (13.56%) Degree
7 7 (11.86%) CISM
7 7 (11.86%) MCSA
7 7 (11.86%) ISEB
8 6 (10.17%) CCNA
9 4 (6.78%) MCITP
10 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.39%) MCT
10 2 (3.39%) CCIP
11 1 (1.69%) CCIE
11 1 (1.69%) CCDP
11 1 (1.69%) MCP
11 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) FortiGate
2 7 (11.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.20%) Cisco
3 13 (22.03%) Juniper
3 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.64%) Fortinet
4 11 (18.64%) Splunk
5 10 (16.95%) F5
5 10 (16.95%) VMware
6 7 (11.86%) Websense
6 7 (11.86%) Sourcefire
7 4 (6.78%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix
8 3 (5.08%) Symantec
8 3 (5.08%) McAfee
8 3 (5.08%) EMC
9 2 (3.39%) Dell
10 1 (1.69%) Oracle
10 1 (1.69%) SAP
10 1 (1.69%) NetApp
10 1 (1.69%) AppSense
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Basic salary to £70,000 + 20% bonus
Posted: 8 days ago