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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 189 199 177
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 58 47 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.66% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 4.51% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 43 35 56
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,800 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
952 1042 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.62% 14.53% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 766 882 884
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +19 30 £37,000 -17.77% 5
Cheshire -6 22 £45,000 +16.12% 6
Lancashire -1 3 £42,500 -10.52%
Merseyside +12 2 £37,500 -35.34% 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 87 (54.38%) Firewall
2 59 (36.88%) Cisco
3 58 (36.25%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (26.88%) DNS
5 42 (26.25%) CCNP
6 40 (25.00%) Finance
6 40 (25.00%) Degree
7 39 (24.38%) LAN
8 37 (23.13%) WAN
9 34 (21.25%) Data Centre
10 32 (20.00%) CCNA
10 32 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 29 (18.13%) SQL
11 29 (18.13%) CISSP
12 28 (17.50%) Linux
12 28 (17.50%) DHCP
13 27 (16.88%) VPN
13 27 (16.88%) Windows
14 26 (16.25%) ITIL
15 24 (15.00%) Information Security
16 23 (14.38%) CCIE
17 21 (13.13%) Active Directory
18 20 (12.50%) SSL
18 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
19 19 (11.88%) Network Design
20 17 (10.63%) Migration
20 17 (10.63%) Management Information System
20 17 (10.63%) CheckPoint
21 16 (10.00%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (6.88%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.50%) IIS
4 3 (1.88%) Apache
4 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.88%) Jetty
4 3 (1.88%) nginx
5 2 (1.25%) Lync
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.25%) WordPress
5 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.13%) Route 53
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (1.88%) SaaS
2 3 (1.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (54.38%) Firewall
2 43 (26.88%) DNS
3 39 (24.38%) LAN
4 37 (23.13%) WAN
5 28 (17.50%) DHCP
6 27 (16.88%) VPN
7 20 (12.50%) SSL
8 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
9 16 (10.00%) Wireless
10 15 (9.38%) HTTP
10 15 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (8.13%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (7.50%) BGP
12 12 (7.50%) VoIP
13 11 (6.88%) OSPF
14 9 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (5.00%) VLAN
15 8 (5.00%) Internet
16 6 (3.75%) SAN
16 6 (3.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.13%) MySQL
2 6 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.88%) MS Access
4 3 (1.88%) WhereScape RED
4 3 (1.88%) Big Data
5 2 (1.25%) SQLBase
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.25%) JIRA
1 10 (6.25%) Selenium
2 5 (3.13%) Maven
2 5 (3.13%) Hudson
2 5 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.50%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.88%) JUnit
General
1 40 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Legal
3 7 (4.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.38%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.50%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Back Office
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (25.63%) Network Engineer
2 32 (20.00%) Analyst
2 32 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 32 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 19 (11.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 16 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 15 (9.38%) Security Analyst
5 15 (9.38%) Network Consultant
5 15 (9.38%) Consultant
6 14 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.50%) Information Analyst
7 12 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.63%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.00%) Network Analyst
9 8 (5.00%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.38%) Network Specialist
11 6 (3.75%) Network Security Specialist
11 6 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) HTML
1 9 (5.63%) LAMP
2 7 (4.38%) XML
3 3 (1.88%) Grails
3 3 (1.88%) JSP
3 3 (1.88%) Servlets
4 2 (1.25%) Web Services
4 2 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.25%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.00%) Life Science
4 8 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.13%) FlexPod
6 5 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.88%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.88%) RMADS
8 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.63%) PMI
9 1 (0.63%) Handset
9 1 (0.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.63%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.63%) PKI
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.50%) Linux
2 27 (16.88%) Windows
3 12 (7.50%) Android
4 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.63%) UNIX
7 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.38%) CentOS
9 4 (2.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.25%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.25%) AIX
10 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.25%) ITIL
2 24 (15.00%) Information Security
3 19 (11.88%) Network Design
4 17 (10.63%) Migration
5 16 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 15 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 15 (9.38%) Security Management
7 14 (8.75%) ERP
7 14 (8.75%) DevOps
8 11 (6.88%) Cash Management
9 10 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 10 (6.25%) User Stories
9 10 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (6.25%) Project Management
9 10 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.25%) Scrum
9 10 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.13%) SQL
2 16 (10.00%) PHP
3 10 (6.25%) C++
4 6 (3.75%) Java
5 3 (1.88%) VBA
5 3 (1.88%) Ruby
5 3 (1.88%) Groovy
5 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (36.25%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (26.25%) CCNP
3 40 (25.00%) Degree
4 32 (20.00%) CCNA
5 29 (18.13%) CISSP
6 23 (14.38%) CCIE
7 13 (8.13%) Security Cleared
8 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (5.00%) A+ Certification
9 8 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (5.00%) MCTS
9 8 (5.00%) MCITP
10 7 (4.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.75%) CISM
11 6 (3.75%) MCP
11 6 (3.75%) MCSE
12 4 (2.50%) CISMP
12 4 (2.50%) CEH
12 4 (2.50%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.25%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) COBIT
2 11 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.38%) SLA
4 4 (2.50%) QA
5 3 (1.88%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.88%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.00%) Docker
4 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.88%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.63%) iptables
Systems Management
1 16 (10.00%) Puppet
2 12 (7.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.63%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (36.88%) Cisco
2 32 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.63%) CheckPoint
4 16 (10.00%) Juniper
5 15 (9.38%) VMware
6 13 (8.13%) HP
7 10 (6.25%) Citrix
8 9 (5.63%) NetApp
9 7 (4.38%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.75%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.75%) Rackspace
11 5 (3.13%) RightScale
12 4 (2.50%) F5
12 4 (2.50%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.88%) Veeam
13 3 (1.88%) Aruba
13 3 (1.88%) GUPTA
13 3 (1.88%) Websense
13 3 (1.88%) Symantec
14 2 (1.25%) Oracle
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