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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / North West
Rank 141 154 170
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 110 75 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 1.36% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.87% 8.96% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 71 64 57
Median salary £44,000 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £31,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £93,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
855 837 1126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.42% 15.12% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 662 691 937
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 65 £44,000 -16.19% 9
Cheshire +22 20 £52,500 -34.37% 1
Lancashire +7 15 £41,000 +36.66% 3
Merseyside +3 10 £44,000 -14.14% 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 131 (62.68%) Firewall
2 88 (42.11%) Cisco
3 74 (35.41%) WAN
4 64 (30.62%) Information Security
5 59 (28.23%) LAN
5 59 (28.23%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 54 (25.84%) DHCP
7 54 (25.84%) DNS
7 54 (25.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 51 (24.40%) CISSP
9 50 (23.92%) Finance
10 49 (23.44%) CCNP
11 46 (22.01%) Active Directory
12 45 (21.53%) ITIL
13 44 (21.05%) CheckPoint
13 44 (21.05%) VLAN
14 43 (20.57%) Security Operations
15 42 (20.10%) Service Management
16 41 (19.62%) WLAN
17 38 (18.18%) PCI DSS
17 38 (18.18%) Network Management
18 36 (17.22%) Degree
18 36 (17.22%) Security Management
19 35 (16.75%) Splunk
20 34 (16.27%) NHS
21 33 (15.79%) Internet
21 33 (15.79%) MPLS
21 33 (15.79%) TCP/IP
21 33 (15.79%) Identity Access Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (9.57%) IIS
2 8 (3.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.39%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.48%) Zimbra
Applications
1 11 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 131 (62.68%) Firewall
2 74 (35.41%) WAN
3 59 (28.23%) LAN
4 54 (25.84%) DHCP
4 54 (25.84%) DNS
4 54 (25.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 44 (21.05%) VLAN
6 41 (19.62%) WLAN
7 33 (15.79%) Internet
7 33 (15.79%) MPLS
7 33 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 32 (15.31%) BGP
9 31 (14.83%) VPN
10 28 (13.40%) OSPF
11 22 (10.53%) Wireless
12 21 (10.05%) EIGRP
13 20 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (8.61%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (8.13%) VoIP
16 10 (4.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) GIS
3 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Ant
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (23.92%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Law
2 18 (8.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (7.66%) Retail
4 5 (2.39%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.91%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (24.88%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.22%) Consultant
3 35 (16.75%) Security Consultant
4 34 (16.27%) Network Consultant
4 34 (16.27%) Network Security Consultant
5 27 (12.92%) Security Manager
6 23 (11.00%) Security Engineer
7 19 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
8 18 (8.61%) Cisco Engineer
9 17 (8.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (8.13%) Security Specialist
10 16 (7.66%) Analyst
10 16 (7.66%) Network Security Manager
11 14 (6.70%) Network Security Engineer
12 13 (6.22%) Lead Network Engineer
12 13 (6.22%) Security Analyst
12 13 (6.22%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (4.78%) Senior Information Security Consultant
13 10 (4.78%) Senior Network Consultant
13 10 (4.78%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.87%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.44%) .NET
2 3 (1.44%) REST
2 3 (1.44%) Web Services
3 2 (0.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) CSS
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 34 (16.27%) NHS
3 26 (12.44%) Security Operations Centre
4 25 (11.96%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (8.13%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.83%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.39%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.39%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.91%) CCTV
10 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.44%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.44%) Physics
12 2 (0.96%) Contactless
12 2 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.96%) PMI
13 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.92%) Windows
2 17 (8.13%) Linux
3 9 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.83%) Unix
5 4 (1.91%) Solaris
6 3 (1.44%) Android
6 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.96%) CentOS
7 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.62%) Information Security
2 45 (21.53%) ITIL
3 43 (20.57%) Security Operations
4 42 (20.10%) Service Management
5 38 (18.18%) Network Management
6 36 (17.22%) Security Management
7 33 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
8 22 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 22 (10.53%) ITSM
9 21 (10.05%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (9.57%) Compliance Management
10 20 (9.57%) Network Design
10 20 (9.57%) Performance Management
10 20 (9.57%) Portfolio Management
10 20 (9.57%) Risk and Compliance Management
10 20 (9.57%) Risk Management
10 20 (9.57%) Security Architecture
10 20 (9.57%) Security Monitoring
11 19 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.91%) Java
2 3 (1.44%) C
2 3 (1.44%) C++
2 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.44%) SQL
3 2 (0.96%) VB
4 1 (0.48%) ABAP
4 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.48%) Python
4 1 (0.48%) Ruby
4 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (28.23%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (24.40%) CISSP
3 49 (23.44%) CCNP
4 36 (17.22%) Degree
5 29 (13.88%) CISM
6 25 (11.96%) CCNA
7 21 (10.05%) CCIE
8 20 (9.57%) IISP
9 10 (4.78%) CCSA
9 10 (4.78%) CCSE
9 10 (4.78%) CCSP
10 9 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (4.31%) JNCIP
11 8 (3.83%) CISMP
12 7 (3.35%) MCSE
12 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.87%) A+ Certification
13 6 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.91%) SCNA
14 4 (1.91%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 32 (15.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.78%) SLA
4 3 (1.44%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.39%) Sendmail
3 5 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.91%) Firmware
5 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (5.74%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.87%) Cacti
3 3 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.44%) SCCM
4 2 (0.96%) Puppet
4 2 (0.96%) RSA enVision
4 2 (0.96%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.96%) SCOM
4 2 (0.96%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.48%) QRadar
5 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (42.11%) Cisco
2 44 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 35 (16.75%) Splunk
4 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
5 22 (10.53%) ArcSight
5 22 (10.53%) Citrix
6 21 (10.05%) Fortinet
6 21 (10.05%) Juniper
7 20 (9.57%) VMware
8 14 (6.70%) F5
9 10 (4.78%) IronPort
9 10 (4.78%) Symantec
10 7 (3.35%) Polycom
10 7 (3.35%) Siemens
11 6 (2.87%) Avaya
11 6 (2.87%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (2.39%) AppSense
12 5 (2.39%) HP
12 5 (2.39%) Lotus
12 5 (2.39%) NetApp
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