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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 171 199 176
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 85 46 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.68% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.12% 4.95% 7.97%
Number of salaries quoted 62 41 70
Average salary £41,430 £47,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.77% +21.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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
1193 930 1155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.31% 13.69% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 792 988
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 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
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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 +39 47 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Manchester -18 35 £41,430 -12.77% 11
Merseyside +8 1 £22,500 -60.86%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 75 (51.72%) Firewall
2 56 (38.62%) Cisco
3 51 (35.17%) Windows
4 44 (30.34%) Microsoft
5 36 (24.83%) Active Directory
5 36 (24.83%) Juniper
6 34 (23.45%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (23.45%) CheckPoint
7 29 (20.00%) VMware
7 29 (20.00%) Information Security
7 29 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (19.31%) TCP/IP
8 28 (19.31%) LAN
9 27 (18.62%) DNS
10 25 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 25 (17.24%) WAN
11 23 (15.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
12 22 (15.17%) F5
12 22 (15.17%) VPN
12 22 (15.17%) CCNA
12 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (14.48%) Finance
13 21 (14.48%) Splunk
14 20 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (13.79%) Linux
15 19 (13.10%) Degree
16 18 (12.41%) ITIL
17 16 (11.03%) CCNP
17 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.76%) IIS
3 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (51.72%) Firewall
2 28 (19.31%) LAN
2 28 (19.31%) TCP/IP
3 27 (18.62%) DNS
4 25 (17.24%) WAN
5 22 (15.17%) VPN
6 15 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (8.97%) Wireless
7 13 (8.97%) DHCP
7 13 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (6.90%) VLAN
9 9 (6.21%) FirePass
9 9 (6.21%) Junos
10 6 (4.14%) MPLS
10 6 (4.14%) SSL
11 5 (3.45%) SAN
11 5 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.76%) Unified Communications
12 4 (2.76%) HTTP
12 4 (2.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
General
1 21 (14.48%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Law
3 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (22.07%) Network Engineer
2 27 (18.62%) Security Engineer
3 21 (14.48%) Analyst
3 21 (14.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (13.10%) Security Analyst
5 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (8.97%) Consultant
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Security Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Security Advisor
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Technician
8 7 (4.83%) Junior
8 7 (4.83%) Developer
9 5 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) IT Security Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) HTML
2 2 (1.38%) XML
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.21%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.21%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.45%) CESG
4 5 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (2.76%) SecurID
5 4 (2.76%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.76%) User Experience
6 2 (1.38%) PKI
6 2 (1.38%) RMADS
7 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.69%) Life Science
7 1 (0.69%) CCTV
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.17%) Windows
2 20 (13.79%) Linux
2 20 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (8.97%) UNIX
5 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.14%) Solaris
7 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Information Security
2 18 (12.41%) ITIL
3 11 (7.59%) Migration
3 11 (7.59%) Security Testing
3 11 (7.59%) SIEM
4 10 (6.90%) Cyber Security
4 10 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (6.90%) Data Analysis
5 9 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (5.52%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.52%) Change Control
7 7 (4.83%) Network Management
7 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.83%) Risk Management
7 7 (4.83%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.14%) Business Continuity
8 6 (4.14%) Project Planning
8 6 (4.14%) Network Design
8 6 (4.14%) Change Management
8 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.52%) SQL
2 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.69%) PHP
4 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (23.45%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (15.17%) CCNA
4 19 (13.10%) Degree
5 16 (11.03%) CCNP
6 14 (9.66%) CISSP
7 11 (7.59%) MCITP
8 10 (6.90%) MCSA
9 7 (4.83%) CISM
9 7 (4.83%) ISEB
10 6 (4.14%) MCSE
10 6 (4.14%) CCSE
11 5 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (3.45%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.45%) VCAP
12 4 (2.76%) MCP
12 4 (2.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (24.83%) Active Directory
2 29 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.07%) XenApp
3 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 56 (38.62%) Cisco
2 44 (30.34%) Microsoft
3 36 (24.83%) Juniper
4 34 (23.45%) CheckPoint
5 29 (20.00%) VMware
6 22 (15.17%) F5
7 21 (14.48%) Splunk
8 10 (6.90%) Fortinet
8 10 (6.90%) HP
9 9 (6.21%) Citrix
9 9 (6.21%) ProCurve
10 7 (4.83%) Sourcefire
10 7 (4.83%) NetApp
10 7 (4.83%) Websense
11 4 (2.76%) TOWER Software
11 4 (2.76%) Symantec
11 4 (2.76%) Oracle
11 4 (2.76%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.76%) IronPort
11 4 (2.76%) ArcSight
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £19,650 - £37,320
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £28,695 to £32,277
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Warrington
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago