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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 179 200 204
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 67 47 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 4.51% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 45
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £65,250 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,405 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.68% -7.99%
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
938 1043 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.59% 14.80% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 756 863 955
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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
Manchester +23 34 £40,000 +37.93% 4
Cheshire -9 26 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Lancashire -10 6 £42,500 -10.52%
Merseyside +16 1 £37,500 -46.42% 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 99 (52.38%) Firewall
2 75 (39.68%) Cisco
3 62 (32.80%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (32.28%) Degree
5 52 (27.51%) Data Centre
6 51 (26.98%) Microsoft
7 46 (24.34%) CCNP
8 42 (22.22%) WAN
9 41 (21.69%) DNS
10 40 (21.16%) LAN
11 39 (20.63%) CCNA
12 38 (20.11%) ITIL
12 38 (20.11%) Finance
13 32 (16.93%) VMware
14 31 (16.40%) CISSP
15 30 (15.87%) Juniper
15 30 (15.87%) Windows
15 30 (15.87%) SQL
16 29 (15.34%) Linux
16 29 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (14.29%) VPN
18 26 (13.76%) CheckPoint
19 24 (12.70%) Active Directory
19 24 (12.70%) DHCP
19 24 (12.70%) Information Security
19 24 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
20 23 (12.17%) CCIE
20 23 (12.17%) NetApp
21 21 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (11.11%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 14 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.12%) Apache
5 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.12%) nginx
6 3 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.59%) IIS
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.06%) Jetty
7 2 (1.06%) WordPress
7 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.06%) Lync
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.06%) SaaS
1 2 (1.06%) PaaS
1 2 (1.06%) Route 53
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 99 (52.38%) Firewall
2 42 (22.22%) WAN
3 41 (21.69%) DNS
4 40 (21.16%) LAN
5 27 (14.29%) VPN
6 24 (12.70%) DHCP
6 24 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (10.05%) SSL
8 17 (8.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (7.41%) TCP/IP
10 13 (6.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (6.35%) VoIP
12 11 (5.82%) Wireless
13 9 (4.76%) BGP
13 9 (4.76%) HTTP
14 8 (4.23%) OSPF
14 8 (4.23%) Wireshark
15 6 (3.17%) VLAN
15 6 (3.17%) EIGRP
15 6 (3.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) MySQL
2 6 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.59%) MS Access
4 3 (1.59%) WhereScape RED
5 2 (1.06%) Big Data
5 2 (1.06%) SQLBase
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) JIRA
1 10 (5.29%) Selenium
2 7 (3.70%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.06%) Hudson
3 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.06%) JUnit
3 2 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 38 (20.11%) Finance
2 14 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.76%) Legal
4 7 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.12%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Back Office
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 36 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 36 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 33 (17.46%) Analyst
4 20 (10.58%) Network Consultant
4 20 (10.58%) Consultant
5 18 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 15 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) Software Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (6.88%) Senior Security Engineer
7 13 (6.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.35%) Information Security Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) Information Analyst
9 11 (5.82%) Developer
9 11 (5.82%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (4.23%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Security Manager
13 6 (3.17%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.76%) HTML
1 9 (4.76%) LAMP
2 7 (3.70%) XML
3 4 (2.12%) JSP
4 3 (1.59%) Grails
5 2 (1.06%) Servlets
5 2 (1.06%) Web Services
5 2 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.51%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.82%) Algorithms
5 11 (5.82%) User Experience
6 10 (5.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (4.76%) FlexPod
7 9 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (4.23%) Mobile App
8 8 (4.23%) Life Science
9 6 (3.17%) RMADS
10 3 (1.59%) Replication
10 3 (1.59%) Clustering
11 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.06%) PKI
11 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.53%) PMI
12 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.87%) Windows
2 29 (15.34%) Linux
3 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (6.88%) UNIX
5 12 (6.35%) Solaris
5 12 (6.35%) Android
6 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.29%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.17%) CentOS
9 4 (2.12%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.12%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.12%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.06%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.06%) AIX
10 2 (1.06%) OpenBSD
10 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.11%) ITIL
2 24 (12.70%) Information Security
3 21 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.11%) Network Design
4 18 (9.52%) Migration
4 18 (9.52%) Project Management
4 18 (9.52%) Security Management
5 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
6 14 (7.41%) Change Management
6 14 (7.41%) ERP
6 14 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (6.88%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.88%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.35%) Cyber Security
8 12 (6.35%) Problem Management
9 11 (5.82%) Cash Management
9 11 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (5.82%) DevOps
10 10 (5.29%) Line Management
10 10 (5.29%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.87%) SQL
2 18 (9.52%) PHP
3 10 (5.29%) C++
4 5 (2.65%) Java
4 5 (2.65%) C
5 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.59%) Groovy
6 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.06%) Perl
7 2 (1.06%) VBA
7 2 (1.06%) Python
7 2 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (32.80%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (32.28%) Degree
3 46 (24.34%) CCNP
4 39 (20.63%) CCNA
5 31 (16.40%) CISSP
6 23 (12.17%) CCIE
7 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
8 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (6.35%) MCTS
10 11 (5.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (5.82%) SC Cleared
11 10 (5.29%) A+ Certification
12 8 (4.23%) MCITP
13 7 (3.70%) CISM
14 6 (3.17%) MCP
14 6 (3.17%) MCSE
15 5 (2.65%) NCDA
16 4 (2.12%) DV Cleared
16 4 (2.12%) CISMP
16 4 (2.12%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) COBIT
2 11 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.70%) SLA
4 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (2.12%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 29 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (12.70%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.23%) Docker
4 6 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.59%) iptables
6 2 (1.06%) NFS
6 2 (1.06%) Ceph
6 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.06%) Postfix
6 2 (1.06%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.06%) Varnish
6 2 (1.06%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.06%) Openswan
6 2 (1.06%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (1.06%) OpenSIPS
6 2 (1.06%) Corosync
6 2 (1.06%) KVM
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) Puppet
2 9 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.59%) Nagios
4 2 (1.06%) Cacti
4 2 (1.06%) Munin
4 2 (1.06%) yum
4 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.06%) logstash
4 2 (1.06%) Rsyslog
4 2 (1.06%) Bacula
4 2 (1.06%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Ansible
5 1 (0.53%) Nessus
5 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (39.68%) Cisco
2 51 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.93%) VMware
4 30 (15.87%) Juniper
5 26 (13.76%) CheckPoint
6 23 (12.17%) NetApp
7 16 (8.47%) HP
7 16 (8.47%) Oracle
8 9 (4.76%) CA
8 9 (4.76%) Symantec
9 8 (4.23%) Citrix
9 8 (4.23%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.70%) McAfee
11 6 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.17%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.17%) Veeam
11 6 (3.17%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.12%) F5
13 3 (1.59%) Percona
13 3 (1.59%) GUPTA
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