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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 141 202 171
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -31
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 102 53 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 0.75% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.05% 4.85% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76 32 51
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,243 £22,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1127 1093 1347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.39% 15.40% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 842 842 1070
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +35 48 £45,000 +55.17% 10
Cheshire +24 38 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Lancashire +19 15 £30,969 +29.03%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 94 (46.77%) Firewall
2 79 (39.30%) Cisco
3 72 (35.82%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (33.83%) Degree
5 61 (30.35%) Microsoft
6 50 (24.88%) CCNP
7 45 (22.39%) CCNA
8 40 (19.90%) LAN
9 39 (19.40%) Finance
10 38 (18.91%) WAN
10 38 (18.91%) CISSP
11 36 (17.91%) VMware
11 36 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (17.41%) Information Security
12 35 (17.41%) Juniper
13 34 (16.92%) DNS
14 33 (16.42%) ITIL
15 32 (15.92%) Windows
15 32 (15.92%) CheckPoint
16 29 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (13.43%) SQL
18 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
19 23 (11.44%) CCIE
19 23 (11.44%) DHCP
19 23 (11.44%) NetApp
19 23 (11.44%) Active Directory
20 22 (10.95%) MS Excel
20 22 (10.95%) Management Information System
21 21 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
21 21 (10.45%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.49%) IIS
4 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.00%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.00%) nginx
5 2 (1.00%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (46.77%) Firewall
2 40 (19.90%) LAN
3 38 (18.91%) WAN
4 34 (16.92%) DNS
5 29 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (11.44%) DHCP
7 21 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (9.45%) SSL
9 17 (8.46%) VPN
10 14 (6.97%) TCP/IP
10 14 (6.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (5.97%) BGP
12 10 (4.98%) VoIP
13 9 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (4.48%) Wireless
13 9 (4.48%) OSPF
14 8 (3.98%) VLAN
14 8 (3.98%) EIGRP
15 6 (2.99%) Wireshark
15 6 (2.99%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) MySQL
2 6 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.49%) WhereScape RED
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.49%) MS Access
3 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.00%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 39 (19.40%) Finance
2 20 (9.95%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.98%) Legal
4 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.99%) Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (27.36%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.89%) Security Engineer
3 43 (21.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (14.43%) Analyst
5 21 (10.45%) Consultant
6 20 (9.95%) Network Consultant
6 20 (9.95%) Developer
7 18 (8.96%) Software Engineer
8 17 (8.46%) Software Developer
8 17 (8.46%) Security Analyst
9 15 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (5.47%) Senior Security Engineer
11 11 (5.47%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 10 (4.98%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (4.98%) Information Analyst
13 9 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (3.98%) Architect
15 7 (3.48%) Security Specialist
15 7 (3.48%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.99%) HTML
2 5 (2.49%) XML
3 3 (1.49%) Grails
4 2 (1.00%) JSP
4 2 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) .NET
5 1 (0.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.95%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.46%) User Experience
2 17 (8.46%) Algorithms
3 15 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.98%) FlexPod
6 6 (2.99%) Open Source
6 6 (2.99%) Life Science
7 5 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.99%) RMADS
9 3 (1.49%) SecurID
9 3 (1.49%) PKI
10 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.00%) Replication
10 2 (1.00%) Clustering
10 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.50%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.92%) Windows
2 21 (10.45%) Linux
3 19 (9.45%) UNIX
4 14 (6.97%) Solaris
5 12 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.99%) CentOS
8 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.00%) FreeBSD
8 2 (1.00%) OpenBSD
8 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.00%) AIX
9 1 (0.50%) Android
9 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.41%) Information Security
2 33 (16.42%) ITIL
3 19 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (9.45%) Network Design
3 19 (9.45%) Cyber Security
4 17 (8.46%) Project Management
5 15 (7.46%) Change Management
5 15 (7.46%) Security Management
6 14 (6.97%) Problem Management
7 13 (6.47%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (6.47%) ERP
7 13 (6.47%) Migration
8 12 (5.97%) Business Continuity
8 12 (5.97%) SIEM
8 12 (5.97%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.47%) Cash Management
9 11 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.48%) Software Engineering
10 9 (4.48%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (4.48%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.43%) SQL
2 7 (3.48%) PHP
3 6 (2.99%) C
4 5 (2.49%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.49%) Groovy
5 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.49%) Java
6 2 (1.00%) Perl
6 2 (1.00%) VBA
6 2 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (35.82%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (33.83%) Degree
3 50 (24.88%) CCNP
4 45 (22.39%) CCNA
5 38 (18.91%) CISSP
6 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
7 23 (11.44%) CCIE
8 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (7.46%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.47%) CISM
10 11 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (5.47%) A+ Certification
11 10 (4.98%) MCTS
12 6 (2.99%) MCITP
12 6 (2.99%) NCDA
12 6 (2.99%) ISEB
13 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.99%) CISMP
13 4 (1.99%) CCSE
14 3 (1.49%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) COBIT
2 9 (4.48%) SLA
2 9 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (11.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.49%) iptables
3 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.00%) Postfix
4 2 (1.00%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.00%) Varnish
4 2 (1.00%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.00%) Openswan
4 2 (1.00%) SpamAssassin
4 2 (1.00%) OpenSIPS
4 2 (1.00%) Corosync
4 2 (1.00%) KVM
4 2 (1.00%) Ceph
4 2 (1.00%) NFS
4 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.99%) Nessus
1 6 (2.99%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.00%) logstash
2 2 (1.00%) Rsyslog
2 2 (1.00%) Bacula
2 2 (1.00%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.00%) Cacti
2 2 (1.00%) Munin
2 2 (1.00%) yum
2 2 (1.00%) Nagios
2 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (39.30%) Cisco
2 61 (30.35%) Microsoft
3 36 (17.91%) VMware
4 35 (17.41%) Juniper
5 32 (15.92%) CheckPoint
6 23 (11.44%) NetApp
7 18 (8.96%) Oracle
8 15 (7.46%) HP
9 13 (6.47%) Symantec
9 13 (6.47%) Citrix
9 13 (6.47%) Fortinet
10 10 (4.98%) F5
10 10 (4.98%) McAfee
11 9 (4.48%) CA
11 9 (4.48%) Splunk
12 7 (3.48%) Sourcefire
13 6 (2.99%) Veeam
13 6 (2.99%) Websense
13 6 (2.99%) Rackspace
14 5 (2.49%) Blue Coat
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