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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 198 164 180
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 55 75 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 1.09% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 7.43% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 46 59 69
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £33,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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
1042 1010 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.31% 14.65% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 873 845 904
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -7 37 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Cheshire -25 12 £42,500 -34.61% 2
Merseyside -3 2 £56,500 +29.14%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 54 (48.21%) Firewall
2 48 (42.86%) Cisco
3 47 (41.96%) CheckPoint
4 45 (40.18%) Windows
4 45 (40.18%) Juniper
5 37 (33.04%) Security Cleared
6 31 (27.68%) SC Cleared
7 30 (26.79%) TCP/IP
7 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
8 26 (23.21%) WAN
9 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
10 22 (19.64%) LAN
11 21 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (18.75%) VMware
11 21 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (17.86%) Finance
12 20 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 19 (16.96%) Splunk
14 18 (16.07%) VPN
14 18 (16.07%) Management Information System
15 17 (15.18%) DNS
15 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (15.18%) Incident Management
16 16 (14.29%) Degree
17 15 (13.39%) CCNA
17 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (12.50%) Change Management
18 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
18 14 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
18 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.57%) IIS
2 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Office
2 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (48.21%) Firewall
2 30 (26.79%) TCP/IP
3 26 (23.21%) WAN
4 22 (19.64%) LAN
5 18 (16.07%) VPN
6 17 (15.18%) DNS
7 13 (11.61%) SSL
8 12 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (7.14%) Wireless
9 8 (7.14%) DHCP
10 7 (6.25%) HTTP
10 7 (6.25%) MPLS
10 7 (6.25%) VLAN
10 7 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (5.36%) Junos
11 6 (5.36%) HTTPS
12 5 (4.46%) SAN
12 5 (4.46%) NAS
13 4 (3.57%) Internet
14 3 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Hudson
1 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.71%) Retail
4 10 (8.93%) Law
5 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (15.18%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.29%) Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Consultant
3 13 (11.61%) NOC Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Security Analyst
5 11 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Senior Security Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Security Advisor
7 8 (7.14%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 8 (7.14%) Testing Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.46%) Incident Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Technician
10 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) COM
1 1 (0.89%) CSS
1 1 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.04%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.04%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.25%) SecurID
5 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.46%) CESG
6 5 (4.46%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.79%) RMADS
8 1 (0.89%) Open Source
8 1 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.18%) Windows
2 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (10.71%) UNIX
5 9 (8.04%) Linux
6 4 (3.57%) Solaris
7 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Incident Management
2 14 (12.50%) Change Management
3 13 (11.61%) Information Security
4 11 (9.82%) Migration
4 11 (9.82%) SIEM
4 11 (9.82%) Cyber Security
4 11 (9.82%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (8.93%) Data Analysis
5 10 (8.93%) Security Testing
6 9 (8.04%) ITIL
7 8 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (6.25%) Network Management
8 7 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.36%) Change Control
9 6 (5.36%) Security Architecture
9 6 (5.36%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.36%) Service Management
10 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.46%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (0.89%) Ruby
3 1 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (33.04%) Security Cleared
2 31 (27.68%) SC Cleared
3 21 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (14.29%) Degree
6 15 (13.39%) CCNA
7 14 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (9.82%) MCSA
9 7 (6.25%) CISSP
9 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
10 6 (5.36%) MCITP
10 6 (5.36%) CCNP
10 6 (5.36%) MCSE
11 5 (4.46%) CCSE
11 5 (4.46%) CISM
11 5 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.57%) VCAP
12 4 (3.57%) MCP
13 3 (2.68%) SSCP
13 3 (2.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.68%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) Snort
4 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.68%) XenApp
5 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) Nessus
2 6 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (5.36%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.89%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (42.86%) Cisco
2 47 (41.96%) CheckPoint
3 45 (40.18%) Juniper
4 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
5 21 (18.75%) VMware
6 19 (16.96%) Splunk
7 13 (11.61%) F5
7 13 (11.61%) Blue Coat
8 12 (10.71%) Fujitsu
8 12 (10.71%) IronPort
9 11 (9.82%) McAfee
9 11 (9.82%) Websense
10 10 (8.93%) Symantec
11 8 (7.14%) Citrix
12 7 (6.25%) Fortinet
13 6 (5.36%) Qualys
13 6 (5.36%) Lumension
13 6 (5.36%) Becrypt
13 6 (5.36%) LogRhythm
13 6 (5.36%) HP
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