Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 123 128
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 72 38 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.49% 1.39% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.89% 7.52% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 46 29 10
Cheshire median annual salary £62,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £32,250 £46,875
90th Percentile £78,750 £50,950 £75,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 453 505 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.69% 18.53% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 344 389 292
Cheshire median annual salary £42,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £23,848 £21,250 £18,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +19 36 £77,500 +72.22% 3
Macclesfield - 9 £62,500 -
Crewe 0 4 £47,500 +63.79%
Knutsford -3 2 £47,500 -
Runcorn - 2 £47,500 - 2
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (41.67%) LAN
2 29 (40.28%) Cisco
2 29 (40.28%) Firewall
3 28 (38.89%) Presales
4 26 (36.11%) VPN
4 26 (36.11%) Windows
5 25 (34.72%) WAN
5 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
6 24 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
8 21 (29.17%) Security Cleared
8 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (29.17%) SIEM
8 21 (29.17%) Vulnerability Management
8 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (29.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 20 (27.78%) Load Balancing
10 18 (25.00%) WLAN
10 18 (25.00%) Security Operations
11 17 (23.61%) Office 365
11 17 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (23.61%) Project Management
12 16 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
13 15 (20.83%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 15 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
13 15 (20.83%) Cyberthreat
13 15 (20.83%) MPLS
13 15 (20.83%) Citrix
13 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification

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 1 (1.39%) Apache
1 1 (1.39%) CMS
1 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (23.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.67%) LAN
2 29 (40.28%) Firewall
3 26 (36.11%) VPN
4 25 (34.72%) WAN
5 18 (25.00%) WLAN
6 15 (20.83%) MPLS
7 14 (19.44%) DHCP
7 14 (19.44%) DNS
8 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 10 (13.89%) SSL
10 9 (12.50%) BGP
10 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
10 9 (12.50%) SAN
10 9 (12.50%) Wireless
11 8 (11.11%) EIGRP
12 7 (9.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (12.50%) Retail
2 8 (11.11%) Retail Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.17%) Finance
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Architect
2 15 (20.83%) Technical Architect
3 14 (19.44%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Information Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Information Security Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Security Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Security Solutions Architect
5 12 (16.67%) Analyst
6 10 (13.89%) Network Engineer
7 9 (12.50%) Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) IT Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) Security Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) Senior IT Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
7 9 (12.50%) Server Engineer
7 9 (12.50%) SIEM Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 15 (20.83%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
3 13 (18.06%) PKI
4 12 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (8.33%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (6.94%) Smart Meter
9 3 (4.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (15.28%) Linux
4 6 (8.33%) CentOS
4 6 (8.33%) SUSE
4 6 (8.33%) Unix
5 2 (2.78%) AIX
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.39%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Presales
2 21 (29.17%) SIEM
2 21 (29.17%) Vulnerability Management
3 20 (27.78%) Load Balancing
4 18 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 17 (23.61%) Project Management
6 16 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (20.83%) Incident Management
7 15 (20.83%) Information Security
7 15 (20.83%) Programme Management
7 15 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
7 15 (20.83%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 13 (18.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 12 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (16.67%) Software Optimisation
10 9 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (12.50%) Threat Management
11 8 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.39%) C
2 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) MCP
2 15 (20.83%) MCSE
2 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (18.06%) CCNP
3 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (16.67%) CCDP
5 10 (13.89%) CISSP
6 7 (9.72%) GIAC
7 6 (8.33%) GCIH
8 3 (4.17%) CISA
8 3 (4.17%) GCFA
8 3 (4.17%) GCFE
8 3 (4.17%) GREM
9 2 (2.78%) SANS
10 1 (1.39%) CCNA
10 1 (1.39%) CISM
10 1 (1.39%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.94%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Cisco
2 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.83%) Citrix
4 13 (18.06%) Juniper
5 12 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 12 (16.67%) Forcepoint
5 12 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 12 (16.67%) Tufin
6 9 (12.50%) Qualys
6 9 (12.50%) Splunk
7 8 (11.11%) F5
8 6 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.94%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.17%) VMware
11 2 (2.78%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.39%) BT
12 1 (1.39%) Sun