Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 129 111
Rank change year-on-year +34 -18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 46 51 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.15% 1.61% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.02% 10.12% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 43 38 29
Cheshire median annual salary £60,000 £48,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -11.36% -31.25%
10th Percentile £52,500 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £54,825 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -18.18%

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 328 504 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.35% 15.93% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 260 353 250
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,475 £21,050 £19,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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
Knutsford +42 20 £60,000 - 1
Warrington +7 6 £77,500 +72.22% 4
Macclesfield - 3 £62,500 -
Chester +25 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Runcorn -3 2 £43,750 -12.50% 3
Wilmslow -11 2 - -
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 (65.22%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Information Security
2 25 (54.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 24 (52.17%) Anomaly Detection
3 24 (52.17%) Threat Analysis
3 24 (52.17%) SANS
3 24 (52.17%) Attack Monitoring
3 24 (52.17%) Sourcefire
3 24 (52.17%) Snort
3 24 (52.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (52.17%) Unix
3 24 (52.17%) GIAC
4 21 (45.65%) Network Design
5 19 (41.30%) Internal Audit
6 12 (26.09%) CISSP
7 9 (19.57%) Risk Management
8 8 (17.39%) PKI
9 7 (15.22%) Banking
9 7 (15.22%) Investment Banking
9 7 (15.22%) Wealth Management
9 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (15.22%) SIEM
9 7 (15.22%) Office 365
10 6 (13.04%) Splunk
10 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (13.04%) Security Operations
10 6 (13.04%) Presales
10 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (13.04%) Law
11 5 (10.87%) Finance

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 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.35%) IaaS
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Intrusion Detection
1 24 (52.17%) Sourcefire
2 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) SSH
4 2 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (2.17%) BGP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.17%) LAN
5 1 (2.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) OSPF
5 1 (2.17%) SNMP
5 1 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.22%) Banking
1 7 (15.22%) Investment Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Law
3 5 (10.87%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Malware Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Architect
4 10 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) Sourcefire Engineer
6 7 (15.22%) Security Architect
7 6 (13.04%) Network Security Architect
8 5 (10.87%) Design Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (8.70%) Security Analyst
10 3 (6.52%) Consultant
10 3 (6.52%) IT Architect
10 3 (6.52%) IT Consultant
10 3 (6.52%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
10 3 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (6.52%) Senior IT Consultant
10 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) PKI
2 4 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Information Security
1 25 (54.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 24 (52.17%) Anomaly Detection
2 24 (52.17%) Attack Monitoring
2 24 (52.17%) Threat Analysis
3 21 (45.65%) Network Design
4 19 (41.30%) Internal Audit
5 9 (19.57%) Risk Management
6 7 (15.22%) SIEM
6 7 (15.22%) Wealth Management
7 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (13.04%) Presales
7 6 (13.04%) Security Operations
7 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (10.87%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (10.87%) Cryptography
8 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (8.70%) ITIL
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
9 4 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) GIAC
1 24 (52.17%) SANS
2 12 (26.09%) CISSP
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (10.87%) CCSP
4 5 (10.87%) CISM
5 2 (4.35%) CCDP
5 2 (4.35%) CCNP
5 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 2 (4.35%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.17%) CCIE
6 1 (2.17%) CCSE
6 1 (2.17%) IISP
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.17%) GDPR
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) PMO
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Snort
2 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) QRadar
2 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.17%) CASB
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Splunk
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) LogRhythm
3 3 (6.52%) Qualys
4 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.35%) Veeam
5 1 (2.17%) Aruba
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.17%) Juniper
5 1 (2.17%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.17%) Sophos
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec
5 1 (2.17%) Tufin