The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 156 157 219
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +62
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 75 104 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 1.48% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 9.18% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 62 65 24
Average salary £52,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £65,000 £68,200
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
Network Security
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
793 1133 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.24% 16.12% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 657 936 813
Average salary £36,018 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Network Security Salary Trend in the North West

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Network Security Salary Histogram in the North West

Network Security
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
Manchester +29 67 £53,750 +33.87% 6
Cheshire -13 4 £50,000 +15.60% 2
Merseyside - 4 £47,500 - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 64 (39.75%) Cisco
2 58 (36.02%) LAN
3 56 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 55 (34.16%) Windows
5 51 (31.68%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (27.33%) DNS
7 42 (26.09%) Citrix
8 40 (24.84%) Firewall
8 40 (24.84%) Load Balancing
9 39 (24.22%) CCNP
9 39 (24.22%) Data Centre
10 37 (22.98%) CISSP
11 36 (22.36%) DHCP
11 36 (22.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 35 (21.74%) VLAN
12 35 (21.74%) CCIE
12 35 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (21.12%) Degree
14 32 (19.88%) Penetration Testing
14 32 (19.88%) Information Security
15 31 (19.25%) BGP
15 31 (19.25%) Project Management
15 31 (19.25%) SSL
16 30 (18.63%) OSPF
17 29 (18.01%) HTTP
17 29 (18.01%) Microsoft
17 29 (18.01%) iSCSI
18 28 (17.39%) E-Commerce
18 28 (17.39%) FCoE
18 28 (17.39%) Fibre Channel

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 24 (14.91%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.94%) IIS
3 15 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.59%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.48%) Apache
8 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.24%) Route 53
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (36.02%) LAN
2 56 (34.78%) TCP/IP
3 44 (27.33%) DNS
4 40 (24.84%) Firewall
5 36 (22.36%) DHCP
6 35 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 35 (21.74%) VLAN
7 31 (19.25%) BGP
7 31 (19.25%) SSL
8 30 (18.63%) OSPF
9 29 (18.01%) HTTP
9 29 (18.01%) iSCSI
10 28 (17.39%) FCoE
10 28 (17.39%) Fibre Channel
11 22 (13.66%) WAN
12 15 (9.32%) Wireless
13 9 (5.59%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (5.59%) LDAP
14 7 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
14 7 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.11%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.24%) Maven
1 2 (1.24%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) Hudson
2 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 19 (11.80%) Law
2 18 (11.18%) Finance
3 17 (10.56%) Banking
4 8 (4.97%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.35%) Back Office
5 7 (4.35%) Legal
6 6 (3.73%) Marketing
6 6 (3.73%) Retail
6 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (29.19%) Network Engineer
2 38 (23.60%) Security Engineer
3 36 (22.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (18.01%) Senior Network Engineer
4 29 (18.01%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 29 (18.01%) Senior Security Engineer
5 20 (12.42%) Consultant
5 20 (12.42%) Security Consultant
6 16 (9.94%) Penetration Tester
6 16 (9.94%) Tester
7 15 (9.32%) IT Consultant
7 15 (9.32%) IT Security Consultant
8 14 (8.70%) Analyst
8 14 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (8.70%) Security Penetration Tester
8 14 (8.70%) Security Tester
9 11 (6.83%) IT Manager
10 10 (6.21%) Applications Tester
10 10 (6.21%) Mobile Tester
11 9 (5.59%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.07%) Web Services
2 10 (6.21%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
3 1 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 39 (24.22%) Data Centre
2 28 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 26 (16.15%) Management Information System
4 15 (9.32%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (6.83%) Blackberry
5 11 (6.83%) Blog
6 8 (4.97%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.86%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.24%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.24%) iPad
8 2 (1.24%) Life Science
8 2 (1.24%) PKI
9 1 (0.62%) iPhone
9 1 (0.62%) Statistics
9 1 (0.62%) User Experience
9 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.16%) Windows
2 23 (14.29%) Linux
3 20 (12.42%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.80%) Unix
5 14 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.83%) Android
6 11 (6.83%) Apple iOS
7 10 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.59%) CentOS
9 7 (4.35%) AIX
10 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.48%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.84%) Load Balancing
2 32 (19.88%) Information Security
2 32 (19.88%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (19.25%) Project Management
4 28 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 27 (16.77%) Security Architecture
5 27 (16.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 22 (13.66%) Security Operations
6 22 (13.66%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (12.42%) Security Management
8 19 (11.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (11.80%) SIEM
9 17 (10.56%) ITIL
9 17 (10.56%) Mentoring
10 16 (9.94%) Reverse Engineering
10 16 (9.94%) Security Testing
11 15 (9.32%) Incident Management
11 15 (9.32%) Performance Management
11 15 (9.32%) Test Strategy
11 15 (9.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.83%) PHP
2 10 (6.21%) C#
2 10 (6.21%) C++
2 10 (6.21%) Java
2 10 (6.21%) Objective-C
2 10 (6.21%) VB.NET
3 7 (4.35%) SQL
4 6 (3.73%) C
5 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (31.68%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (24.22%) CCNP
3 37 (22.98%) CISSP
4 35 (21.74%) CCIE
5 34 (21.12%) Degree
6 15 (9.32%) IISP
6 15 (9.32%) Security Cleared
7 14 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (8.07%) CCNA
8 13 (8.07%) CISM
8 13 (8.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (6.83%) CHECK Team Leader
9 11 (6.83%) CREST Certified
10 10 (6.21%) MCSE
11 7 (4.35%) A+ Certification
11 7 (4.35%) CCSE
11 7 (4.35%) MCITP
11 7 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (4.35%) RHCE
11 7 (4.35%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (11.80%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.45%) QA
4 11 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.48%) SLA
6 1 (0.62%) ISO27005
System Software
1 15 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.59%) vSphere
4 8 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.73%) XenApp
5 6 (3.73%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.24%) Postfix
7 1 (0.62%) Snort
7 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.62%) Varnish
7 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (9.32%) QRadar
2 7 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 7 (4.35%) HP SIM
2 7 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (4.35%) WSUS
3 4 (2.48%) Nessus
3 4 (2.48%) Nmap
4 3 (1.86%) Puppet
5 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (39.75%) Cisco
2 42 (26.09%) Citrix
3 29 (18.01%) Microsoft
4 23 (14.29%) VMware
5 17 (10.56%) ArcSight
5 17 (10.56%) Splunk
6 13 (8.07%) CheckPoint
6 13 (8.07%) HP
6 13 (8.07%) Symantec
7 12 (7.45%) Red Hat
8 11 (6.83%) IBM
9 9 (5.59%) F5
9 9 (5.59%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.35%) Dell
10 7 (4.35%) GFI Software
10 7 (4.35%) ProCurve
10 7 (4.35%) Sophos
11 6 (3.73%) EMC
11 6 (3.73%) NetApp
11 6 (3.73%) Veeam
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