Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 343 306
Rank change year-on-year +11 -37 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 35 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.17% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 39
North West median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -45.00% +88.24%
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,211 11,961 11,492
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.71% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,786 10,090 9,598
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 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
Manchester +15 23 £50,000 +16.96% 1
Cheshire -31 9 £75,000 +64.84% 3
Merseyside +34 3 £42,500 +13.33% 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 17 January 2018, 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 30 (85.71%) Network Security
2 28 (80.00%) Cisco
3 21 (60.00%) Firewall
4 18 (51.43%) LAN
4 18 (51.43%) WAN
5 16 (45.71%) Juniper
6 14 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 13 (37.14%) VPN
8 12 (34.29%) F5
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (31.43%) Windows
9 11 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (28.57%) CCNP
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
11 9 (25.71%) BGP
11 9 (25.71%) Network Design
11 9 (25.71%) Finance
12 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
12 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
12 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (22.86%) IronPort
13 7 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (20.00%) BIG-IP
14 6 (17.14%) IPsec
14 6 (17.14%) Information Security
14 6 (17.14%) DNS
14 6 (17.14%) SSL
14 6 (17.14%) ITIL
14 6 (17.14%) Unix

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) Network Security
2 21 (60.00%) Firewall
3 18 (51.43%) LAN
3 18 (51.43%) WAN
4 13 (37.14%) VPN
5 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (25.71%) BGP
7 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
7 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
8 7 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 6 (17.14%) DHCP
9 6 (17.14%) DNS
9 6 (17.14%) IPsec
9 6 (17.14%) SSL
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (14.29%) VoIP
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (11.43%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (8.57%) Online Games
6 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Unix
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (25.71%) Network Design
3 7 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (17.14%) Information Security
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
5 5 (14.29%) Compliance Audit
5 5 (14.29%) Cryptography
5 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (14.29%) Server Hardening
5 5 (14.29%) Software Audit
5 5 (14.29%) Wealth Management
6 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (11.43%) SIEM
6 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (5.71%) Open Source
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) CCNP
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) CISM
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
2 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) ProxySG
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Cacti
2 3 (8.57%) Nagios
3 1 (2.86%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) Juniper
3 14 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (34.29%) F5
5 8 (22.86%) IronPort
6 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 4 (11.43%) Polycom
7 4 (11.43%) Siemens
7 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
8 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.57%) VMware
9 2 (5.71%) Capita
9 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.71%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks