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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 148 186 191
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +5
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 93 52 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.11% 5.15% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 73 34 43
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,980 £22,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
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 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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 +40 46 £41,250 +42.24% 4
Cheshire +3 29 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Lancashire +6 18 £30,969 -34.80%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 97 (46.86%) Firewall
2 84 (40.58%) Cisco
3 69 (33.33%) Degree
4 68 (32.85%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 46 (22.22%) CCNP
7 42 (20.29%) DNS
8 41 (19.81%) CCNA
8 41 (19.81%) LAN
9 40 (19.32%) WAN
10 39 (18.84%) ITIL
11 38 (18.36%) VMware
12 37 (17.87%) Windows
13 36 (17.39%) Finance
13 36 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (15.94%) CISSP
15 32 (15.46%) Juniper
16 29 (14.01%) CheckPoint
17 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
17 28 (13.53%) SQL
17 28 (13.53%) Information Security
18 26 (12.56%) Linux
18 26 (12.56%) DHCP
18 26 (12.56%) VPN
18 26 (12.56%) NetApp
18 26 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (11.59%) Security Cleared
19 24 (11.59%) MS Excel
19 24 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (11.11%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.93%) IIS
5 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.97%) nginx
6 2 (0.97%) Lync
6 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.97%) Apache
6 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (46.86%) Firewall
2 42 (20.29%) DNS
3 41 (19.81%) LAN
4 40 (19.32%) WAN
5 26 (12.56%) DHCP
5 26 (12.56%) VPN
5 26 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (11.11%) SSL
7 19 (9.18%) TCP/IP
7 19 (9.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (6.28%) VoIP
9 13 (6.28%) Wireless
10 12 (5.80%) BGP
11 9 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (3.86%) HTTP
12 8 (3.86%) OSPF
13 7 (3.38%) EIGRP
13 7 (3.38%) VLAN
14 6 (2.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.31%) MySQL
2 8 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.45%) MS Access
4 3 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.45%) WhereScape RED
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.97%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 6 (2.90%) JIRA
1 6 (2.90%) Selenium
2 5 (2.42%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (17.39%) Finance
2 21 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.38%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.38%) Legal
4 5 (2.42%) Retail
4 5 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (23.19%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
2 36 (17.39%) Security Engineer
3 29 (14.01%) Analyst
4 23 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 23 (11.11%) Consultant
5 20 (9.66%) Software Engineer
6 19 (9.18%) Developer
7 18 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (8.21%) Software Developer
9 16 (7.73%) Security Analyst
10 13 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (5.31%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 11 (5.31%) Senior Security Engineer
12 10 (4.83%) Information Analyst
12 10 (4.83%) Information Security Analyst
13 9 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (4.35%) Support Engineer
14 8 (3.86%) Architect
15 7 (3.38%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.35%) HTML
2 8 (3.86%) XML
3 5 (2.42%) LAMP
4 3 (1.45%) Grails
5 2 (0.97%) JSP
5 2 (0.97%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.66%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.21%) User Experience
2 17 (8.21%) Algorithms
3 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.83%) FlexPod
5 10 (4.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.90%) Life Science
7 6 (2.90%) Open Source
8 4 (1.93%) RMADS
8 4 (1.93%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.45%) PKI
10 2 (0.97%) Replication
10 2 (0.97%) Clustering
11 1 (0.48%) PMI
11 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.48%) CCTV
11 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.87%) Windows
2 26 (12.56%) Linux
3 18 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (6.76%) UNIX
5 13 (6.28%) Solaris
5 13 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.90%) Android
7 6 (2.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.93%) CentOS
8 4 (1.93%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.97%) OpenBSD
10 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.97%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.97%) AIX
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.84%) ITIL
2 28 (13.53%) Information Security
3 24 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.14%) Network Design
4 21 (10.14%) Migration
5 19 (9.18%) Project Management
6 16 (7.73%) Change Management
7 15 (7.25%) Cyber Security
8 14 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (6.76%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.76%) Security Management
8 14 (6.76%) Software Engineering
9 13 (6.28%) ERP
9 13 (6.28%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.31%) Business Continuity
10 11 (5.31%) Cash Management
10 11 (5.31%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (4.83%) Line Management
11 10 (4.83%) DDoS Mitigation
12 9 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.53%) SQL
2 13 (6.28%) PHP
3 6 (2.90%) C
3 6 (2.90%) C++
4 5 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.45%) Java
5 3 (1.45%) Groovy
5 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.97%) Python
6 2 (0.97%) Perl
6 2 (0.97%) VBA
7 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (33.33%) Degree
2 68 (32.85%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (22.22%) CCNP
4 41 (19.81%) CCNA
5 33 (15.94%) CISSP
6 24 (11.59%) Security Cleared
7 23 (11.11%) CCIE
8 21 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (6.76%) MCTS
10 12 (5.80%) SC Cleared
10 12 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (5.31%) MCITP
12 10 (4.83%) A+ Certification
13 9 (4.35%) CISM
14 7 (3.38%) MCSE
14 7 (3.38%) MCP
15 6 (2.90%) NCDA
16 4 (1.93%) DV Cleared
16 4 (1.93%) CISMP
16 4 (1.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.31%) COBIT
2 10 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.83%) SLA
3 6 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.97%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.93%) Docker
5 3 (1.45%) iptables
6 2 (0.97%) Postfix
6 2 (0.97%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.97%) Dovecot
6 2 (0.97%) Openswan
6 2 (0.97%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (0.97%) OpenSIPS
6 2 (0.97%) Varnish
6 2 (0.97%) Ceph
6 2 (0.97%) Corosync
6 2 (0.97%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.97%) NFS
7 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.38%) Puppet
2 4 (1.93%) Nessus
3 3 (1.45%) Nagios
3 3 (1.45%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.97%) Cacti
4 2 (0.97%) Munin
4 2 (0.97%) yum
4 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.97%) Pacemaker
4 2 (0.97%) Bacula
4 2 (0.97%) logstash
4 2 (0.97%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (40.58%) Cisco
2 63 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 38 (18.36%) VMware
4 32 (15.46%) Juniper
5 29 (14.01%) CheckPoint
6 26 (12.56%) NetApp
7 17 (8.21%) Oracle
8 14 (6.76%) HP
9 13 (6.28%) Symantec
10 11 (5.31%) Citrix
11 10 (4.83%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.83%) McAfee
12 9 (4.35%) CA
13 6 (2.90%) Veeam
13 6 (2.90%) F5
13 6 (2.90%) Rackspace
14 5 (2.42%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.42%) Sourcefire
15 4 (1.93%) Splunk
15 4 (1.93%) Websense
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