The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 200 184 203
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 40 61 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.83% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 5.51% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28 52 46
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £29,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1018 1108 1056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.59% 15.03% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 855 937 930
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,777
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Network Security
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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
Cheshire +10 24 £35,000 -18.60% 2
Manchester -29 11 £28,750 -32.35% 3
Cumbria - 1 £47,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 48 (50.53%) Firewall
2 42 (44.21%) Security Cleared
3 41 (43.16%) Windows
4 40 (42.11%) Cisco
4 40 (42.11%) CheckPoint
5 36 (37.89%) Juniper
6 28 (29.47%) Finance
7 27 (28.42%) Change Management
8 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
9 24 (25.26%) SSL
10 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
10 23 (24.21%) Active Directory
10 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
11 22 (23.16%) VPN
12 20 (21.05%) Telecoms
13 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (17.89%) Retail
14 17 (17.89%) Fujitsu
15 16 (16.84%) Junos
15 16 (16.84%) VMware
16 15 (15.79%) Management Information System
16 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (15.79%) CCNA
16 15 (15.79%) Degree
16 15 (15.79%) SecurID
17 14 (14.74%) Incident Management
17 14 (14.74%) Linux
17 14 (14.74%) WAN
18 13 (13.68%) LAN
18 13 (13.68%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.16%) IIS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Apache
3 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Office
2 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SalesLogix
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (50.53%) Firewall
2 24 (25.26%) SSL
3 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
4 22 (23.16%) VPN
5 16 (16.84%) Junos
6 14 (14.74%) WAN
7 13 (13.68%) LAN
8 12 (12.63%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (10.53%) DNS
10 9 (9.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (8.42%) DHCP
12 7 (7.37%) HTTP
12 7 (7.37%) HTTPS
13 6 (6.32%) DMZ
14 4 (4.21%) Internet
14 4 (4.21%) SAN
14 4 (4.21%) VLAN
15 3 (3.16%) NAS
15 3 (3.16%) Wireless
15 3 (3.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Hudson
1 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (29.47%) Finance
2 20 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (17.89%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Network Engineer
1 23 (24.21%) Security Engineer
2 17 (17.89%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) NOC Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) Security Specialist
7 6 (6.32%) Design Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Testing Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Incident Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Administrator
9 3 (3.16%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) Web Services
2 6 (6.32%) Middleware
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
3 1 (1.05%) COM
3 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Management Information System
1 15 (15.79%) SecurID
2 9 (9.47%) Thin Client
2 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.47%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.11%) SCADA
4 1 (1.05%) Open Source
4 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.05%) PKI
4 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.16%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Linux
3 10 (10.53%) UNIX
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.42%) Change Management
2 14 (14.74%) Incident Management
3 13 (13.68%) Information Security
4 12 (12.63%) Cyber Security
5 10 (10.53%) SIEM
6 9 (9.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (9.47%) Migration
6 9 (9.47%) ITIL
7 8 (8.42%) Business Continuity
8 7 (7.37%) Service Management
8 7 (7.37%) Security Architecture
9 6 (6.32%) Network Management
9 6 (6.32%) Security Testing
9 6 (6.32%) Investment Management
9 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.21%) Digital Forensics
11 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) Java
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby
3 1 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 42 (44.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
3 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (15.79%) CCNA
4 15 (15.79%) Degree
5 11 (11.58%) CTC Cleared
6 10 (10.53%) MCSA
7 8 (8.42%) CCNP
8 6 (6.32%) CISSP
9 5 (5.26%) MCSE
10 4 (4.21%) MCITP
11 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (3.16%) MCP
11 3 (3.16%) SSCP
12 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.11%) CISM
12 2 (2.11%) CCIE
12 2 (2.11%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (24.21%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) Snort
4 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.11%) XenApp
5 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.05%) Docker
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Nessus
1 7 (7.37%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (7.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (6.32%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Cisco
1 40 (42.11%) CheckPoint
2 36 (37.89%) Juniper
3 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (17.89%) Fujitsu
5 16 (16.84%) VMware
6 12 (12.63%) McAfee
7 11 (11.58%) Symantec
8 10 (10.53%) Blue Coat
9 9 (9.47%) Websense
9 9 (9.47%) IronPort
10 8 (8.42%) Citrix
11 7 (7.37%) Qualys
11 7 (7.37%) Splunk
11 7 (7.37%) Lumension
11 7 (7.37%) Becrypt
11 7 (7.37%) LogRhythm
12 6 (6.32%) Fortinet
13 3 (3.16%) Dell
14 2 (2.11%) Nokia
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