Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
North West > Manchester
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 162 135
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27 +88
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 53 62 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.43% 1.27% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 9.66% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 128
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,230 £40,000
25th Percentile £36,563 £45,625 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +26.32% -5.00%
75th Percentile £64,688 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 " £72,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 411 642 1,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.10% 13.13% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 325 503 919
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,192 £67,900
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% +12.50%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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
Altrincham -5 2 £40,000 +100.00%
Salford - 2 £53,700 -
Bolton 0 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Bury - 1 £35,000 -
Network Security
North West

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 24 (45.28%) Firewall
2 23 (43.40%) Windows
3 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
4 19 (35.85%) Cisco
5 18 (33.96%) DNS
6 17 (32.08%) DHCP
6 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
7 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
8 14 (26.42%) Linux
8 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
9 12 (22.64%) ITIL
9 12 (22.64%) JSON
9 12 (22.64%) VMware
10 11 (20.75%) Fortinet
10 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (20.75%) LAN
10 11 (20.75%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (18.87%) Network Management
11 10 (18.87%) WAN
11 10 (18.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (16.98%) SQL
13 8 (15.09%) Intel
13 8 (15.09%) CCNA
13 8 (15.09%) MySQL
13 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
13 8 (15.09%) WSUS
13 8 (15.09%) Network Design
13 8 (15.09%) Replication
13 8 (15.09%) Data Security

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 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (13.21%) Apache
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Azure
2 4 (7.55%) AWS
2 4 (7.55%) IaaS
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (7.55%) PaaS
3 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (45.28%) Firewall
2 18 (33.96%) DNS
3 17 (32.08%) DHCP
4 11 (20.75%) LAN
5 10 (18.87%) WAN
6 7 (13.21%) SD-WAN
7 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (9.43%) Ethernet
8 5 (9.43%) VPN
9 4 (7.55%) Unified Communications
9 4 (7.55%) VoIP
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.66%) MPLS
10 3 (5.66%) VLAN
10 3 (5.66%) Wireless
11 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (3.77%) NX-OS
11 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) MySQL
3 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.09%) Back Office
1 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Network Architect
4 7 (13.21%) PHP Developer
5 6 (11.32%) IT Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) IT Support
6 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Azure Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) JSON
2 7 (13.21%) CSS
2 7 (13.21%) HTML
2 7 (13.21%) LAMP
3 3 (5.66%) COM
3 3 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.89%) LDAP
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
1 8 (15.09%) Replication
2 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.66%) Cloud Native
4 3 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Linux
3 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (3.77%) Unix
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (18.87%) Network Management
4 8 (15.09%) Data Security
4 8 (15.09%) Email Filtering
4 8 (15.09%) Network Design
5 7 (13.21%) Change Management
5 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 7 (13.21%) MVC
5 7 (13.21%) OOP
5 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
6 6 (11.32%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (9.43%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Information Security
8 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (7.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.21%) PHP
2 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (15.09%) CCNA
5 5 (9.43%) CCNP
6 4 (7.55%) CISSP
6 4 (7.55%) MCP
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (7.55%) SSCP
7 3 (5.66%) DBS Check
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.66%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (5.66%) NIST
4 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.43%) VMware NSX
3 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) Docker
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Ansible
1 8 (15.09%) FortiGate
1 8 (15.09%) Terraform
1 8 (15.09%) WSUS
2 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.55%) Nessus
3 3 (5.66%) Consul
3 3 (5.66%) Grafana
3 3 (5.66%) Graphite
3 3 (5.66%) Opsview
3 3 (5.66%) Packer
3 3 (5.66%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.89%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.89%) CASB
4 1 (1.89%) Rancher
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.85%) Cisco
3 12 (22.64%) VMware
4 11 (20.75%) Fortinet
5 8 (15.09%) Intel
6 6 (11.32%) SolarWinds
7 5 (9.43%) CA
7 5 (9.43%) Juniper
8 3 (5.66%) Aruba
8 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.66%) HP
8 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.89%) Darktrace
10 1 (1.89%) FireEye
10 1 (1.89%) IronPort
10 1 (1.89%) Meraki
10 1 (1.89%) Mitel
10 1 (1.89%) NetWitness