The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 226 224
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 26 6 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.11% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.11% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 19
Median salary £57,500 £44,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.94% -15.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,350 £41,750 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +4.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6214 5517 6305
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.75% 97.18% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5161 4671 5027
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the North West

Network Security Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 21 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Merseyside -12 3 - -
Cheshire -8 1 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (84.38%) Network Security
1 27 (84.38%) Firewall
2 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (53.13%) Palo Alto
3 17 (53.13%) CheckPoint
4 16 (50.00%) Juniper
5 15 (46.88%) MPLS
6 14 (43.75%) SIEM
7 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
7 13 (40.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
7 13 (40.63%) Windows
7 13 (40.63%) Junos
7 13 (40.63%) Network Design
7 13 (40.63%) Blue Coat
7 13 (40.63%) ProxySG
7 13 (40.63%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (37.50%) VLAN
9 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (31.25%) Cisco
11 9 (28.13%) DHCP
11 9 (28.13%) DNS
12 8 (25.00%) ITIL
12 8 (25.00%) CCNP
12 8 (25.00%) Change Management
13 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
14 6 (18.75%) Law
14 6 (18.75%) Information Security
14 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (18.75%) Security Operations

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) Firewall
1 27 (84.38%) Network Security
2 15 (46.88%) MPLS
3 13 (40.63%) Junos
4 12 (37.50%) VLAN
5 9 (28.13%) DHCP
5 9 (28.13%) DNS
6 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (9.38%) VPN
9 2 (6.25%) OSPF
9 2 (6.25%) SSL
9 2 (6.25%) VoIP
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (3.13%) NX-OS
General
1 6 (18.75%) Law
2 4 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
1 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (43.75%) SIEM
3 13 (40.63%) Network Design
3 13 (40.63%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (25.00%) Change Management
4 8 (25.00%) ITIL
5 6 (18.75%) Information Security
5 6 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (9.38%) Server Hardening
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) Network Management
8 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.13%) Statistics
9 1 (3.13%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.00%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.25%) CISM
5 2 (6.25%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) CCSA
6 1 (3.13%) CCSE
6 1 (3.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
1 13 (40.63%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) CheckPoint
1 17 (53.13%) Palo Alto
2 16 (50.00%) Juniper
3 13 (40.63%) Blue Coat
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Aruba
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