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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 146 210 208
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -2
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 97 30 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 0.45% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.88% 3.23% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 62 27 41
Average salary £41,430 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.93% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
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
1092 928 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 14.02% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 912 809 1001
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +23.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +37 51 £40,150 +0.37% 11
Cheshire +33 43 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Lancashire -8 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 84 (48.84%) Firewall
2 69 (40.12%) Cisco
3 55 (31.98%) Microsoft
4 48 (27.91%) Windows
5 41 (23.84%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (23.84%) Juniper
6 38 (22.09%) CheckPoint
7 36 (20.93%) VMware
7 36 (20.93%) Degree
7 36 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (20.35%) LAN
9 33 (19.19%) DNS
10 32 (18.60%) Information Security
11 31 (18.02%) Active Directory
12 30 (17.44%) WAN
13 27 (15.70%) CCNP
13 27 (15.70%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (15.70%) Security Cleared
14 25 (14.53%) ITIL
15 24 (13.95%) CCNA
15 24 (13.95%) VPN
16 23 (13.37%) TCP/IP
17 22 (12.79%) Finance
18 20 (11.63%) NetApp
18 20 (11.63%) SC Cleared
19 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (11.05%) Linux
19 19 (11.05%) F5
20 18 (10.47%) Splunk
20 18 (10.47%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.16%) IIS
4 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.58%) Lync
5 1 (0.58%) nginx
5 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.58%) Apache
5 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (48.84%) Firewall
2 35 (20.35%) LAN
3 33 (19.19%) DNS
4 30 (17.44%) WAN
5 27 (15.70%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (13.95%) VPN
7 23 (13.37%) TCP/IP
8 18 (10.47%) DHCP
8 18 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (7.56%) VLAN
10 11 (6.40%) Wireless
10 11 (6.40%) SSL
11 9 (5.23%) Junos
11 9 (5.23%) FirePass
12 8 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (4.65%) BGP
13 5 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.91%) OSPF
13 5 (2.91%) EIGRP
13 5 (2.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (12.79%) Finance
2 17 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.65%) Law
4 4 (2.33%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 34 (19.77%) Security Engineer
3 30 (17.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (11.63%) Analyst
5 19 (11.05%) Security Analyst
5 19 (11.05%) Consultant
6 18 (10.47%) Developer
7 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.72%) Software Engineer
7 15 (8.72%) Software Developer
8 10 (5.81%) Senior Technician
9 8 (4.65%) Network Consultant
10 7 (4.07%) Security Advisor
10 7 (4.07%) Junior
10 7 (4.07%) Architect
10 7 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.07%) Senior Security Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) IT Security Analyst
12 5 (2.91%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.91%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.74%) HTML
2 2 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (0.58%) JSP
3 1 (0.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) User Experience
1 15 (8.72%) Algorithms
2 14 (8.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.56%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.49%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.49%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.91%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.91%) CESG
5 5 (2.91%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.91%) RMADS
6 4 (2.33%) SecurID
7 3 (1.74%) Open Source
7 3 (1.74%) PKI
7 3 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) CCTV
8 1 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.91%) Windows
2 19 (11.05%) Linux
3 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.14%) UNIX
4 14 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.56%) Solaris
6 11 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.58%) OpenBSD
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.60%) Information Security
2 25 (14.53%) ITIL
3 16 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.30%) Cyber Security
4 15 (8.72%) Migration
5 13 (7.56%) SIEM
5 13 (7.56%) Problem Management
5 13 (7.56%) Change Management
6 11 (6.40%) Project Management
6 11 (6.40%) Incident Management
6 11 (6.40%) Security Testing
7 10 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (5.23%) Line Management
8 9 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.23%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.65%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.65%) Change Control
10 7 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.07%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.81%) SQL
2 4 (2.33%) C
2 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.16%) PHP
5 1 (0.58%) Perl
5 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (23.84%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (20.93%) Degree
3 27 (15.70%) CCNP
3 27 (15.70%) Security Cleared
4 24 (13.95%) CCNA
5 20 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (10.47%) CISSP
8 10 (5.81%) CCIE
9 7 (4.07%) CISM
9 7 (4.07%) ISEB
9 7 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.07%) MCITP
10 6 (3.49%) MCTS
10 6 (3.49%) A+ Certification
10 6 (3.49%) MCSA
11 5 (2.91%) VCAP
11 5 (2.91%) CCSE
11 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.33%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.65%) SLA
3 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (18.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) Dovecot
4 1 (0.58%) Openswan
4 1 (0.58%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (0.58%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.58%) Varnish
4 1 (0.58%) Corosync
4 1 (0.58%) KVM
4 1 (0.58%) Ceph
4 1 (0.58%) NFS
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.58%) XenApp
4 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.58%) Postfix
4 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (5.23%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.07%) Nessus
3 1 (0.58%) yum
3 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.58%) Rsyslog
3 1 (0.58%) logstash
3 1 (0.58%) Bacula
3 1 (0.58%) Nagios
3 1 (0.58%) Cacti
3 1 (0.58%) Munin
Vendors
1 69 (40.12%) Cisco
2 55 (31.98%) Microsoft
3 41 (23.84%) Juniper
4 38 (22.09%) CheckPoint
5 36 (20.93%) VMware
6 20 (11.63%) NetApp
7 19 (11.05%) F5
8 18 (10.47%) Splunk
9 14 (8.14%) Oracle
9 14 (8.14%) HP
10 13 (7.56%) Fortinet
11 10 (5.81%) Symantec
12 9 (5.23%) McAfee
12 9 (5.23%) CA
12 9 (5.23%) Citrix
12 9 (5.23%) ProCurve
13 8 (4.65%) Sourcefire
14 7 (4.07%) Websense
15 4 (2.33%) TOWER Software
15 4 (2.33%) Blue Coat
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