Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 118 121
Rank change year-on-year -19 +3 +27
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 41 30 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.33% 1.33% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 8.17% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31 25 61
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38% +52.94%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,650 £32,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 523 367 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.99% 16.31% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 382 283 424
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,044 £69,625
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Cheshire

Network Security
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 18 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Crewe - 8 £32,500 -
Knutsford -40 3 - -
Runcorn - 3 £50,000 -
Wilmslow +11 2 £47,000 +20.51%
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 29 (70.73%) Firewall
2 26 (63.41%) Cisco
3 24 (58.54%) VPN
4 21 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (46.34%) Windows
6 16 (39.02%) Finance
7 14 (34.15%) IPsec
7 14 (34.15%) SSL
7 14 (34.15%) CCNP
8 13 (31.71%) CISSP
8 13 (31.71%) VoIP
8 13 (31.71%) Wireshark
8 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (31.71%) Riverbed
9 12 (29.27%) WAN
9 12 (29.27%) DHCP
9 12 (29.27%) DNS
9 12 (29.27%) BGP
9 12 (29.27%) Wireless
9 12 (29.27%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (26.83%) NX-OS
10 11 (26.83%) MPLS
10 11 (26.83%) OSPF
10 11 (26.83%) EIGRP
10 11 (26.83%) TACACS
10 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
10 11 (26.83%) Ethernet
10 11 (26.83%) SNMP
10 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (26.83%) Cisco IOS

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (70.73%) Firewall
2 24 (58.54%) VPN
3 14 (34.15%) IPsec
3 14 (34.15%) SSL
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (31.71%) VoIP
4 13 (31.71%) Wireshark
5 12 (29.27%) BGP
5 12 (29.27%) DHCP
5 12 (29.27%) DNS
5 12 (29.27%) WAN
5 12 (29.27%) Wireless
6 11 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (26.83%) Cisco PIX
6 11 (26.83%) EIGRP
6 11 (26.83%) Ethernet
6 11 (26.83%) MPLS
6 11 (26.83%) OSPF
6 11 (26.83%) SNMP
6 11 (26.83%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Network Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Network Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Operations Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Security Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Security Operations Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Senior Cisco Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Senior Network Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) IT Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.07%) Driving Licence
2 7 (17.07%) Smart Meter
3 5 (12.20%) Life Science
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.44%) Cybercrime
7 1 (2.44%) PKI
7 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
3 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) ITIL V3
3 10 (24.39%) ITSM
3 10 (24.39%) Service Management
4 8 (19.51%) Information Security
4 8 (19.51%) Security Architecture
4 8 (19.51%) Security Operations
5 7 (17.07%) Asset Management
5 7 (17.07%) Digital Forensics
5 7 (17.07%) Information Assurance
5 7 (17.07%) Malware Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (17.07%) Security Management
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.76%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (7.32%) IT Strategy
8 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.32%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (34.15%) CCNP
3 13 (31.71%) CISSP
4 11 (26.83%) Degree
5 8 (19.51%) CCNA
6 7 (17.07%) GCIH
6 7 (17.07%) GIAC
7 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.20%) CISM
9 4 (9.76%) CISA
10 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.44%) CCDP
11 1 (2.44%) CREST Certified
11 1 (2.44%) ISSAP
11 1 (2.44%) OSCP
11 1 (2.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) RSA enVision
2 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) Riverbed
3 11 (26.83%) F5
3 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.95%) Juniper
5 7 (17.07%) VMware
6 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.44%) Capita
8 1 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (2.44%) Imperva
8 1 (2.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.44%) Splunk
8 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard