The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 225 256 244
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 6 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.028% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.029% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 3
Average salary £55,000 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.64% -3.89%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
Network Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the North West region.

Network Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Network Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Network Specialist Salary Histogram in the North West

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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 - 5 £57,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Network Specialist in their job title 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 with Network Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Nortel
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (10.00%) VRRP
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) CISM
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Network Specialist in their job title 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 with Network Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) RIP
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) VRRP
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds