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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 179 208 161
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -47
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 74 47 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.63% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.33% 4.33% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 57 38 64
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,850 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £52,500 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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
1009 1086 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 14.60% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 804 903 857
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +23 38 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Manchester +10 33 £37,000 -26.00% 8
Merseyside +7 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 £40,000 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 87 (52.73%) Firewall
2 64 (38.79%) Cisco
3 58 (35.15%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (32.12%) DNS
5 51 (30.91%) LAN
6 45 (27.27%) CCNP
7 42 (25.45%) Finance
8 41 (24.85%) Degree
9 39 (23.64%) WAN
10 37 (22.42%) DHCP
11 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 31 (18.79%) SSL
12 31 (18.79%) Data Centre
13 30 (18.18%) Load Balancing
14 29 (17.58%) CCNA
15 28 (16.97%) Microsoft
15 28 (16.97%) CCIE
15 28 (16.97%) VPN
15 28 (16.97%) Windows
16 27 (16.36%) HTTP
17 26 (15.76%) Linux
17 26 (15.76%) SQL
18 25 (15.15%) CISSP
19 22 (13.33%) BGP
20 21 (12.73%) ITIL
20 21 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
21 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (12.12%) Information Security
22 19 (11.52%) Citrix
22 19 (11.52%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 13 (7.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.42%) IIS
4 3 (1.82%) Apache
4 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.82%) Jetty
4 3 (1.82%) nginx
4 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.21%) Lync
5 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.21%) WordPress
5 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) MS Office
2 3 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (4.24%) Amazon S3
2 7 (4.24%) Route 53
2 7 (4.24%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.82%) SaaS
3 3 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (52.73%) Firewall
2 53 (32.12%) DNS
3 51 (30.91%) LAN
4 39 (23.64%) WAN
5 37 (22.42%) DHCP
6 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 31 (18.79%) SSL
8 28 (16.97%) VPN
9 27 (16.36%) HTTP
10 22 (13.33%) BGP
11 21 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (11.52%) Wireless
12 19 (11.52%) OSPF
13 17 (10.30%) VLAN
13 17 (10.30%) iSCSI
14 16 (9.70%) FCoE
14 16 (9.70%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (7.27%) VoIP
16 11 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.88%) MySQL
2 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.82%) MS Access
4 3 (1.82%) WhereScape RED
4 3 (1.82%) Big Data
5 2 (1.21%) SQLBase
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) JIRA
1 10 (6.06%) Selenium
2 7 (4.24%) Maven
2 7 (4.24%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.64%) Hudson
4 4 (2.42%) Metasploit
5 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.82%) JUnit
General
1 42 (25.45%) Finance
2 7 (4.24%) Legal
2 7 (4.24%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.64%) Banking
3 6 (3.64%) Retail
3 6 (3.64%) Marketing
4 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (30.30%) Network Engineer
2 41 (24.85%) Network Security Engineer
2 41 (24.85%) Security Engineer
3 29 (17.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 29 (17.58%) Analyst
4 27 (16.36%) Senior Security Engineer
4 27 (16.36%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Network Analyst
7 9 (5.45%) Security Analyst
7 9 (5.45%) Consultant
7 9 (5.45%) Network Consultant
7 9 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Network Specialist
9 7 (4.24%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.45%) HTML
1 9 (5.45%) LAMP
2 7 (4.24%) XML
3 3 (1.82%) Grails
3 3 (1.82%) JSP
3 3 (1.82%) Servlets
3 3 (1.82%) Web Services
4 2 (1.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.79%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.30%) Management Information System
4 16 (9.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.85%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (3.03%) Life Science
9 4 (2.42%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.82%) PKI
10 3 (1.82%) RMADS
10 3 (1.82%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.21%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.61%) PMI
12 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.61%) Handset
12 1 (0.61%) Replication
12 1 (0.61%) Clustering
12 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.97%) Windows
2 26 (15.76%) Linux
3 12 (7.27%) Android
4 10 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.85%) UNIX
6 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.24%) CentOS
8 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.42%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.42%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 21 (12.73%) ITIL
3 20 (12.12%) Information Security
4 18 (10.91%) E-Commerce
5 17 (10.30%) Configuration Management
6 16 (9.70%) DevOps
7 15 (9.09%) Migration
7 15 (9.09%) Network Design
8 12 (7.27%) Project Management
8 12 (7.27%) Security Management
8 12 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (6.67%) Cash Management
9 11 (6.67%) Open Source
10 10 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.06%) Manual Testing
10 10 (6.06%) Network Architecture
10 10 (6.06%) User Stories
10 10 (6.06%) Scrum
10 10 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) SQL
2 16 (9.70%) PHP
3 10 (6.06%) C++
4 6 (3.64%) Java
5 3 (1.82%) VBA
5 3 (1.82%) Ruby
5 3 (1.82%) Groovy
5 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (35.15%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (27.27%) CCNP
3 41 (24.85%) Degree
4 29 (17.58%) CCNA
5 28 (16.97%) CCIE
6 25 (15.15%) CISSP
7 9 (5.45%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.64%) MCP
9 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.03%) A+ Certification
9 5 (3.03%) CISM
9 5 (3.03%) MCITP
9 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.42%) MCTS
10 4 (2.42%) CEH
10 4 (2.42%) CISA
10 4 (2.42%) MCSE
11 2 (1.21%) CCENT
12 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.45%) SLA
3 6 (3.64%) COBIT
3 6 (3.64%) QA
4 3 (1.82%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 17 (10.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.85%) Docker
3 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.82%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.61%) iptables
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) Puppet
2 14 (8.48%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.42%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.82%) SCCM
5 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 64 (38.79%) Cisco
2 28 (16.97%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.52%) Citrix
4 17 (10.30%) Juniper
5 15 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 9 (5.45%) VMware
7 7 (4.24%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.24%) RightScale
8 6 (3.64%) Rackspace
8 6 (3.64%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.64%) HP
9 5 (3.03%) NetApp
9 5 (3.03%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.03%) F5
10 3 (1.82%) Aruba
10 3 (1.82%) GUPTA
10 3 (1.82%) Websense
11 2 (1.21%) Oracle
11 2 (1.21%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.21%) IBM
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