The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / North West
Rank 151 152 134
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 100 84 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.65% 1.48% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 9.87% 10.88%
Number of salaries quoted 68 64 82
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +23.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £32,500 £30,486
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £95,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 895 851 1130
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.76% 14.96% 17.17%
Number of salaries quoted 695 694 865
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Network Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the North West

Network Security
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 -20 61 £55,500 +5.71% 7
Cheshire +15 13 £41,250 -17.50% 3
Merseyside +2 13 £53,573 +19.05% 1
Lancashire +6 12 £41,000 +97.59% 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 139 (66.19%) Firewall
2 102 (48.57%) Cisco
3 77 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (31.90%) Information Security
5 61 (29.05%) CCNP
6 57 (27.14%) Finance
7 56 (26.67%) WAN
7 56 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 51 (24.29%) CheckPoint
9 45 (21.43%) CISSP
10 43 (20.48%) MPLS
10 43 (20.48%) LAN
11 42 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
12 41 (19.52%) Security Operations
12 41 (19.52%) ITIL
13 40 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
14 37 (17.62%) DHCP
15 36 (17.14%) DNS
15 36 (17.14%) TCP/IP
16 35 (16.67%) Active Directory
16 35 (16.67%) OSPF
16 35 (16.67%) BGP
16 35 (16.67%) Network Design
17 34 (16.19%) Juniper
17 34 (16.19%) CCNA
17 34 (16.19%) Windows
18 32 (15.24%) Microsoft
18 32 (15.24%) Fortinet
19 31 (14.76%) VPN
20 30 (14.29%) Network Management

Network Security
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.81%) IIS
2 7 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.38%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.48%) Zimbra
Applications
1 9 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) IaaS
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (66.19%) Firewall
2 56 (26.67%) WAN
3 43 (20.48%) LAN
3 43 (20.48%) MPLS
4 40 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 37 (17.62%) DHCP
6 36 (17.14%) DNS
6 36 (17.14%) TCP/IP
7 35 (16.67%) BGP
7 35 (16.67%) OSPF
8 31 (14.76%) VPN
9 27 (12.86%) VLAN
10 21 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (9.05%) Wireless
12 18 (8.57%) EIGRP
13 17 (8.10%) Internet
13 17 (8.10%) VoIP
13 17 (8.10%) WLAN
14 15 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.95%) DTS
3 2 (0.95%) GIS
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Ant
2 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (27.14%) Finance
2 27 (12.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 22 (10.48%) Retail
4 15 (7.14%) Law
5 5 (2.38%) Banking
5 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Billing
7 2 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (29.05%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.19%) Security Engineer
3 32 (15.24%) Consultant
4 29 (13.81%) Network Consultant
4 29 (13.81%) Network Security Consultant
4 29 (13.81%) Security Consultant
5 23 (10.95%) Analyst
6 22 (10.48%) Lead Network Engineer
6 22 (10.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (9.52%) Security Analyst
8 17 (8.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (7.14%) Security Manager
10 13 (6.19%) Security Specialist
11 10 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
11 10 (4.76%) Network Analyst
11 10 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
12 9 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (3.81%) Information Security Consultant
13 8 (3.81%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.33%) Web Services
2 3 (1.43%) .NET
2 3 (1.43%) REST
3 2 (0.95%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.95%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.48%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.67%) NHS
5 13 (6.19%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (5.24%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.86%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.90%) CCTV
9 4 (1.90%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.95%) Contactless
11 2 (0.95%) iPad
11 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.48%) Fintech
12 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.19%) Windows
2 19 (9.05%) Linux
3 13 (6.19%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.29%) Unix
5 4 (1.90%) Solaris
6 3 (1.43%) Android
6 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.95%) AIX
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.90%) Information Security
2 42 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (19.52%) ITIL
3 41 (19.52%) Security Operations
4 35 (16.67%) Network Design
5 30 (14.29%) Network Management
6 22 (10.48%) Security Management
6 22 (10.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 20 (9.52%) SIEM
8 18 (8.57%) Mentoring
8 18 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
8 18 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 18 (8.57%) Service Management
9 17 (8.10%) Identity Access Management
9 17 (8.10%) Risk Management
10 14 (6.67%) Data Protection
10 14 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (6.67%) ITSM
11 13 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (5.71%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.81%) PowerShell
1 8 (3.81%) SQL
2 4 (1.90%) VB
3 3 (1.43%) C
3 3 (1.43%) C++
3 3 (1.43%) Java
4 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.48%) ABAP
5 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (29.05%) CCNP
3 45 (21.43%) CISSP
4 34 (16.19%) CCNA
5 27 (12.86%) CCIE
5 27 (12.86%) CISM
6 26 (12.38%) Degree
7 16 (7.62%) JNCIP
8 14 (6.67%) CCSA
8 14 (6.67%) CCSE
9 13 (6.19%) CCSP
9 13 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (4.76%) CISMP
10 10 (4.76%) MCSE
10 10 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (3.81%) IISP
12 4 (1.90%) CISA
12 4 (1.90%) RHCE
12 4 (1.90%) SCNA
12 4 (1.90%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.86%) PCI DSS
2 23 (10.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.38%) SLA
4 4 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.33%) ProxySG
4 6 (2.86%) Sendmail
5 5 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.95%) Docker
8 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.48%) Firmware
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (9.05%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.90%) SCCM
2 4 (1.90%) SCDPM
2 4 (1.90%) SCOM
2 4 (1.90%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.43%) RSA enVision
4 2 (0.95%) Cacti
4 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.48%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 102 (48.57%) Cisco
2 51 (24.29%) CheckPoint
3 34 (16.19%) Juniper
4 32 (15.24%) Fortinet
4 32 (15.24%) Microsoft
5 29 (13.81%) Citrix
6 27 (12.86%) VMware
7 25 (11.90%) Splunk
8 15 (7.14%) F5
8 15 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 11 (5.24%) ArcSight
10 9 (4.29%) Blue Coat
10 9 (4.29%) Riverbed
10 9 (4.29%) Symantec
11 8 (3.81%) Avaya
12 7 (3.33%) NetApp
13 6 (2.86%) Lotus
14 5 (2.38%) IronPort
14 5 (2.38%) Kaspersky
14 5 (2.38%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ITIL certs + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
The SmartList
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