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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 135 207 184
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -23
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 110 30 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 0.46% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.15% 3.26% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 68 17 36
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £58,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1084 919 1276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 14.12% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 857 752 1012
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +56 61 £40,150 +7.06% 10
Cheshire +22 44 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Lancashire +2 3 £35,000 +33.33%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 86 (46.24%) Firewall
2 80 (43.01%) Cisco
3 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
4 54 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (21.51%) CCNP
5 40 (21.51%) VMware
5 40 (21.51%) Degree
5 40 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (20.97%) Windows
7 37 (19.89%) LAN
8 36 (19.35%) Information Security
9 35 (18.82%) ITIL
10 34 (18.28%) Juniper
11 33 (17.74%) DNS
12 31 (16.67%) CheckPoint
13 30 (16.13%) Active Directory
13 30 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (15.59%) Finance
14 29 (15.59%) WAN
15 27 (14.52%) CCNA
15 27 (14.52%) Security Cleared
16 26 (13.98%) CISSP
17 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (12.37%) MS Excel
17 23 (12.37%) NetApp
18 22 (11.83%) DHCP
19 21 (11.29%) Intrusion Detection
20 20 (10.75%) Telecoms
20 20 (10.75%) Linux
21 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 10 (5.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.61%) Lync
4 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.08%) nginx
5 2 (1.08%) Apache
5 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (46.24%) Firewall
2 37 (19.89%) LAN
3 33 (17.74%) DNS
4 30 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (15.59%) WAN
6 22 (11.83%) DHCP
7 21 (11.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (9.14%) VPN
9 16 (8.60%) TCP/IP
10 12 (6.45%) BGP
10 12 (6.45%) SSL
11 11 (5.91%) VLAN
11 11 (5.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (4.84%) OSPF
12 9 (4.84%) Junos
12 9 (4.84%) FirePass
13 8 (4.30%) EIGRP
13 8 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (4.30%) Wireless
14 6 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) MySQL
3 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (15.59%) Finance
2 20 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.23%) Legal
4 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.69%) Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (24.73%) Network Engineer
2 37 (19.89%) Security Engineer
3 33 (17.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (11.83%) Analyst
5 20 (10.75%) Consultant
5 20 (10.75%) Developer
6 19 (10.22%) Security Analyst
7 17 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (9.14%) Software Engineer
7 17 (9.14%) Software Developer
8 15 (8.06%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.84%) Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Senior Technician
11 7 (3.76%) Junior
11 7 (3.76%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.76%) Information Analyst
11 7 (3.76%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) IT Security Analyst
13 5 (2.69%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) HTML
2 2 (1.08%) XML
3 1 (0.54%) .NET
3 1 (0.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.14%) User Experience
1 17 (9.14%) Algorithms
2 16 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.84%) FlexPod
5 6 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.23%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.69%) Life Science
7 4 (2.15%) SecurID
8 3 (1.61%) PKI
8 3 (1.61%) RMADS
8 3 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.61%) Open Source
9 2 (1.08%) Replication
9 2 (1.08%) Clustering
10 1 (0.54%) CESG
10 1 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.54%) CCTV
10 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.97%) Windows
2 20 (10.75%) Linux
3 17 (9.14%) UNIX
4 14 (7.53%) Solaris
4 14 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.15%) CentOS
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) OpenBSD
8 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.08%) FreeBSD
8 2 (1.08%) AIX
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) Information Security
2 35 (18.82%) ITIL
3 19 (10.22%) Cyber Security
4 18 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.60%) Problem Management
5 16 (8.60%) Change Management
5 16 (8.60%) Migration
6 13 (6.99%) Incident Management
7 12 (6.45%) Project Management
7 12 (6.45%) SIEM
7 12 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.91%) Security Management
8 11 (5.91%) Business Continuity
8 11 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.38%) ERP
9 10 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (5.38%) Line Management
10 8 (4.30%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (4.30%) Security Testing
10 8 (4.30%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.06%) SQL
2 6 (3.23%) C
3 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.61%) PHP
5 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.08%) Perl
5 2 (1.08%) Python
5 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (21.51%) CCNP
2 40 (21.51%) Degree
3 27 (14.52%) Security Cleared
3 27 (14.52%) CCNA
4 26 (13.98%) CISSP
5 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
7 17 (9.14%) CCIE
8 11 (5.91%) A+ Certification
8 11 (5.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (5.38%) MCTS
9 10 (5.38%) CISM
10 8 (4.30%) MCITP
10 8 (4.30%) VCP4
11 6 (3.23%) NCDA
11 6 (3.23%) ISEB
12 5 (2.69%) MCSA
12 5 (2.69%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.15%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.30%) COBIT
2 8 (4.30%) SLA
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (16.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.08%) Postfix
4 2 (1.08%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.08%) Varnish
4 2 (1.08%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.08%) Openswan
4 2 (1.08%) SpamAssassin
4 2 (1.08%) OpenSIPS
4 2 (1.08%) Corosync
4 2 (1.08%) KVM
4 2 (1.08%) Ceph
4 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.84%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.23%) Nessus
3 2 (1.08%) Cacti
3 2 (1.08%) Munin
3 2 (1.08%) yum
3 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (1.08%) logstash
3 2 (1.08%) Rsyslog
3 2 (1.08%) Bacula
3 2 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 80 (43.01%) Cisco
2 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 40 (21.51%) VMware
4 34 (18.28%) Juniper
5 31 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 23 (12.37%) NetApp
7 18 (9.68%) Oracle
8 17 (9.14%) HP
9 15 (8.06%) Fortinet
10 13 (6.99%) Symantec
11 12 (6.45%) Citrix
11 12 (6.45%) F5
12 10 (5.38%) Splunk
12 10 (5.38%) CA
12 10 (5.38%) McAfee
13 7 (3.76%) Sourcefire
14 6 (3.23%) ProCurve
14 6 (3.23%) Veeam
14 6 (3.23%) Websense
15 4 (2.15%) TOWER Software
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