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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 200 157 147
Rank change year-on-year -43 -10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 56 51 58
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 12.29% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 42 48 45
10th Percentile £39,788 £36,250 £34,250
25th Percentile £44,313 £37,313 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,350 £46,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.35% -22.92% +20.00%
75th Percentile £56,638 £64,375 £65,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £81,625 -
North West median annual salary £54,100 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.50% -

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 713 415 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.50% 10.47% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 441 313 455
10th Percentile £26,750 £30,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,000 £40,000 £35,752
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +12.36%
75th Percentile £58,000 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Manchester.

Salary trend for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Manchester

Network Security
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford - 3 £58,000 - 1
Altrincham +6 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 33 (58.93%) Azure
2 32 (57.14%) AWS
3 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
4 30 (53.57%) Windows
5 26 (46.43%) Linux
5 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
5 26 (46.43%) Security Cleared
6 22 (39.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 19 (33.93%) PowerShell
9 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
9 18 (32.14%) Change Management
10 17 (30.36%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (30.36%) Agile
10 17 (30.36%) ITIL
10 17 (30.36%) Change Control
10 17 (30.36%) Public Sector
11 16 (28.57%) DHCP
11 16 (28.57%) DNS
12 15 (26.79%) LDAP
12 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (25.00%) Social Skills
13 14 (25.00%) SQL
13 14 (25.00%) Google
13 14 (25.00%) VMware
14 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
14 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (23.21%) Tech Ops
15 12 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) Maple
Cloud Services
1 33 (58.93%) Azure
2 32 (57.14%) AWS
3 11 (19.64%) GCP
3 11 (19.64%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (12.50%) Amazon S3
5 6 (10.71%) IaaS
5 6 (10.71%) PaaS
5 6 (10.71%) Route 53
6 5 (8.93%) Google Workspace
6 5 (8.93%) OneDrive
7 4 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (7.14%) SaaS
8 3 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (5.36%) Power Platform
8 3 (5.36%) PowerApps
9 2 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.79%) GitHub
10 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.36%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (28.57%) DHCP
2 16 (28.57%) DNS
3 11 (19.64%) Firewall
4 9 (16.07%) Internet
5 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.71%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (8.93%) LAN
7 5 (8.93%) WAN
8 4 (7.14%) tcpdump
8 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.36%) VPN
10 2 (3.57%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (3.57%) MPLS
10 2 (3.57%) NGFW
10 2 (3.57%) SD-WAN
10 2 (3.57%) VLAN
10 2 (3.57%) VoIP
10 2 (3.57%) Wireless
11 1 (1.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.43%) MySQL
3 4 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (7.14%) Data Lake
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 22 (39.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 17 (30.36%) Public Sector
3 14 (25.00%) Social Skills
4 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
5 7 (12.50%) Finance
6 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.71%) Police
7 2 (3.57%) Retail
8 1 (1.79%) Automotive
8 1 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Head of Operations
2 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Head of Technical Operations
5 4 (7.14%) Data Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Head of IT
5 4 (7.14%) Head of IT Operations
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) LDAP
2 9 (16.07%) JSON
3 8 (14.29%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) EJB
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) Java EE
4 6 (10.71%) JDBC
4 6 (10.71%) JSF
4 6 (10.71%) JSP
4 6 (10.71%) Spring
5 4 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (7.14%) ODBC
5 4 (7.14%) Protocol Buffers
5 4 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (7.14%) SOAP
6 2 (3.57%) Node.js
6 2 (3.57%) REST
6 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) PKI
2 6 (10.71%) Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) CSOC
2 6 (10.71%) Cyberattack
2 6 (10.71%) Cybercrime
2 6 (10.71%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.79%) Life Science
6 1 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Linux
3 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.14%) Android
4 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Unix
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.79%) VMS
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Change Management
2 17 (30.36%) Agile
2 17 (30.36%) Change Control
2 17 (30.36%) ITIL
3 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (23.21%) Tech Ops
5 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 9 (16.07%) DevOps
8 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (12.50%) SIEM
9 7 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
10 6 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (10.71%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) PowerShell
2 14 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (17.86%) Java
4 8 (14.29%) C++
5 7 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (10.71%) Bash
7 4 (7.14%) C#
7 4 (7.14%) MATLAB
7 4 (7.14%) R
8 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
1 26 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (21.43%) MCSA
3 12 (21.43%) MCTS
4 5 (8.93%) CEH
4 5 (8.93%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (7.14%) GCIA
5 4 (7.14%) GCIH
5 4 (7.14%) GSEC
6 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.57%) CISSP
7 1 (1.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.79%) CCDP
7 1 (1.79%) CCIE
7 1 (1.79%) CCNP
7 1 (1.79%) CCSP
7 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.93%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (8.93%) NIST
3 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.14%) QA
4 2 (3.57%) SLA
5 1 (1.79%) GDPR
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) Docker
3 4 (7.14%) Postfix
3 4 (7.14%) Snort
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Ansible
2 6 (10.71%) SCCM
3 4 (7.14%) EnCase
3 4 (7.14%) FTK
3 4 (7.14%) Pacemaker
3 4 (7.14%) Podman
4 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.36%) Terraform
4 3 (5.36%) WSUS
5 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Google
2 14 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco
4 6 (10.71%) Citrix
5 5 (8.93%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Databricks
6 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle
7 3 (5.36%) Juniper
8 2 (3.57%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (3.57%) Meraki
8 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.79%) CA
9 1 (1.79%) F5
9 1 (1.79%) MikroTik
9 1 (1.79%) Mitel
9 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.79%) Veeam
9 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard