Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 127 126
Rank change year-on-year +33 -1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 70 43 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.62% 1.52% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.80% 8.32% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 51 33 18
Cheshire median annual salary £62,500 £45,000 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -14.69% +5.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,250 £38,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £50,000 £66,950
North West median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -10.00% +11.11%

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 443 517 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.57% 18.33% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 344 388 303
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +24.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £53,650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +20 35 £77,500 +72.22% 1
Macclesfield - 9 £62,500 -
Crewe +7 4 £47,500 +46.15%
Runcorn +12 3 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Knutsford +11 3 - - 1
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 30 (42.86%) LAN
1 30 (42.86%) Cisco
2 28 (40.00%) Presales
3 27 (38.57%) Firewall
4 26 (37.14%) WAN
4 26 (37.14%) VPN
4 26 (37.14%) Windows
5 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
5 23 (32.86%) SIEM
6 22 (31.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 22 (31.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 21 (30.00%) Load Balancing
8 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (27.14%) WLAN
10 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (24.29%) Windows Server
11 16 (22.86%) Security Operations
11 16 (22.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 16 (22.86%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (22.86%) Office 365
11 16 (22.86%) Information Security
12 15 (21.43%) MPLS
12 15 (21.43%) Project Management
12 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (21.43%) CCNP
12 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
12 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
13 14 (20.00%) Customer Requirements

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (22.86%) Office 365
3 13 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.86%) LAN
2 27 (38.57%) Firewall
3 26 (37.14%) VPN
3 26 (37.14%) WAN
4 19 (27.14%) WLAN
5 15 (21.43%) MPLS
6 14 (20.00%) DHCP
6 14 (20.00%) DNS
7 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
8 10 (14.29%) SSL
9 9 (12.86%) BGP
9 9 (12.86%) Ethernet
9 9 (12.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (12.86%) SAN
9 9 (12.86%) Wireless
10 7 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (10.00%) EIGRP
11 6 (8.57%) Converged Networks
11 6 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (12.86%) Retail
2 8 (11.43%) Retail Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Architect
2 17 (24.29%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 14 (20.00%) Security Solutions Architect
4 12 (17.14%) Information Architect
4 12 (17.14%) Information Security Architect
5 11 (15.71%) Technical Architect
6 10 (14.29%) Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Network Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) IT Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) IT Security Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Security Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Senior IT Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Senior Security Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Server Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) SIEM Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 16 (22.86%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 12 (17.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (14.29%) PKI
6 7 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (8.57%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (5.71%) Smart Meter
10 3 (4.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
10 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
11 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.14%) Windows
2 17 (24.29%) Windows Server
2 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (15.71%) Linux
4 8 (11.43%) Unix
5 6 (8.57%) CentOS
5 6 (8.57%) SUSE
6 2 (2.86%) AIX
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Presales
2 23 (32.86%) SIEM
3 22 (31.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (30.00%) Load Balancing
5 16 (22.86%) Information Security
5 16 (22.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 16 (22.86%) Security Operations
6 15 (21.43%) Project Management
7 14 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 13 (18.57%) Software Optimisation
9 12 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (15.71%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (15.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (15.71%) Programme Management
10 11 (15.71%) Server Virtualisation
10 11 (15.71%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 9 (12.86%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (12.86%) Threat Management
12 7 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) CCNP
1 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.00%) CCDP
3 11 (15.71%) MCP
3 11 (15.71%) MCSE
3 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.00%) CISSP
5 5 (7.14%) GIAC
6 4 (5.71%) SANS
7 3 (4.29%) CISA
7 3 (4.29%) GCFA
7 3 (4.29%) GCFE
7 3 (4.29%) GREM
8 2 (2.86%) GCIH
9 1 (1.43%) CCSE
9 1 (1.43%) IISP
9 1 (1.43%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.43%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.29%) Snort
6 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) QRadar
2 1 (1.43%) CASB
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Cisco
2 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 14 (20.00%) Juniper
4 13 (18.57%) Tufin
5 12 (17.14%) Forcepoint
6 11 (15.71%) Citrix
7 10 (14.29%) Splunk
8 9 (12.86%) Qualys
9 8 (11.43%) F5
10 7 (10.00%) Infoblox
11 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
12 5 (7.14%) Blue Coat
13 4 (5.71%) VMware
14 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
14 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
15 1 (1.43%) Aruba
15 1 (1.43%) LogRhythm
15 1 (1.43%) Meraki