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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 237 245 253
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Specialist 8 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.028% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.030% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £23,950 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,550 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -4.21%
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
6123 6681 7159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 94.83% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4987 5410 6136
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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
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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 +6 3 £31,000 -8.14%
Cheshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £31,250 -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) CCNA
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) SLA
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Network Security
5 4 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
6 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
6 3 (23.08%) BT
6 3 (23.08%) Time Management
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Nortel
7 2 (15.38%) Juniper
7 2 (15.38%) OSPF
7 2 (15.38%) WAN
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (15.38%) Multicast

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) Multicast
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) ICMP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.69%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) SMTP
5 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
2 3 (23.08%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNA
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCDP
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) BT
3 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Nortel
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet