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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 168 176
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 99 70 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.45% 1.24% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.37% 7.85% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76 52 60
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,750 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1057 892 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.47% 15.85% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 844 756 767
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -1 60 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Cheshire -15 21 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Merseyside -7 8 £42,500 -2.29% 1
Lancashire +3 7 £42,500 +44.06%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 149 (75.63%) Firewall
2 104 (52.79%) Cisco
3 75 (38.07%) CheckPoint
4 73 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (35.53%) Juniper
6 67 (34.01%) MPLS
7 58 (29.44%) CCNP
8 54 (27.41%) Network Design
8 54 (27.41%) Cybersecurity
9 51 (25.89%) ITIL
10 45 (22.84%) Windows
11 44 (22.34%) TCP/IP
11 44 (22.34%) SIEM
11 44 (22.34%) Data Centre
12 43 (21.83%) Finance
13 42 (21.32%) OSPF
13 42 (21.32%) BGP
14 41 (20.81%) DNS
14 41 (20.81%) Active Directory
14 41 (20.81%) WAN
15 40 (20.30%) LAN
15 40 (20.30%) Palo Alto
16 39 (19.80%) VPN
17 38 (19.29%) DHCP
18 37 (18.78%) CCNA
18 37 (18.78%) Information Security
19 33 (16.75%) Cisco ASA
19 33 (16.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 33 (16.75%) Windows Server
20 32 (16.24%) Mentoring

Network Security
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.03%) OpenStack
1 4 (2.03%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.51%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (75.63%) Firewall
2 67 (34.01%) MPLS
3 44 (22.34%) TCP/IP
4 42 (21.32%) BGP
4 42 (21.32%) OSPF
5 41 (20.81%) DNS
5 41 (20.81%) WAN
6 40 (20.30%) LAN
7 39 (19.80%) VPN
8 38 (19.29%) DHCP
9 33 (16.75%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (14.72%) Intrusion Detection
11 28 (14.21%) VLAN
12 27 (13.71%) Junos
13 26 (13.20%) Wireless
14 19 (9.64%) EIGRP
15 17 (8.63%) SSL
15 17 (8.63%) VoIP
16 15 (7.61%) Ethernet
16 15 (7.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.55%) GIS
3 5 (2.54%) DTS
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.02%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (21.83%) Finance
2 16 (8.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (7.11%) Legal
3 14 (7.11%) Retail
4 7 (3.55%) Banking
4 7 (3.55%) Law
5 4 (2.03%) Billing
6 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.02%) German Language
7 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (46.19%) Network Engineer
2 52 (26.40%) Security Engineer
3 36 (18.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (11.17%) Firewall Engineer
5 19 (9.64%) Consultant
6 18 (9.14%) Lead Network Engineer
7 17 (8.63%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (8.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (7.61%) Analyst
10 14 (7.11%) Network Consultant
10 14 (7.11%) Security Consultant
11 13 (6.60%) Network Security Consultant
12 12 (6.09%) Security Analyst
13 10 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
14 9 (4.57%) Network Analyst
14 9 (4.57%) Network Security Analyst
15 7 (3.55%) Administrator
15 7 (3.55%) Architect
16 6 (3.05%) IT Security Engineer
16 6 (3.05%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.34%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.06%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.03%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.03%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.02%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.02%) iPad
9 2 (1.02%) Life Science
10 1 (0.51%) CESG
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.51%) FMCG
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.84%) Windows
2 33 (16.75%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.55%) Linux
4 7 (3.55%) Unix
4 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.41%) Cybersecurity
1 54 (27.41%) Network Design
2 51 (25.89%) ITIL
3 44 (22.34%) SIEM
4 37 (18.78%) Information Security
5 33 (16.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 32 (16.24%) Mentoring
7 30 (15.23%) Change Management
8 27 (13.71%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (12.18%) Network Management
10 22 (11.17%) Security Operations
10 22 (11.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 19 (9.64%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (6.60%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.58%) ITIL V3
13 11 (5.58%) Load Balancing
14 10 (5.08%) IT Strategy
14 10 (5.08%) Server Hardening
15 9 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.58%) SQL
2 9 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.54%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.54%) VB
4 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.02%) Perl
4 2 (1.02%) Python
5 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 73 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (29.44%) CCNP
3 37 (18.78%) CCNA
4 28 (14.21%) Degree
5 24 (12.18%) CISSP
6 20 (10.15%) JNCIP
7 19 (9.64%) CCIE
8 14 (7.11%) CISM
9 13 (6.60%) CCSE
10 11 (5.58%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (4.57%) CCSA
11 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (4.06%) CISA
12 8 (4.06%) MCSE
13 7 (3.55%) CCSP
13 7 (3.55%) MCSA
14 6 (3.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
14 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.03%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (3.55%) SLA
3 5 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.03%) GDPR
5 3 (1.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.51%) QA
6 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 27 (13.71%) ProxySG
3 16 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.03%) Docker
6 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.02%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (11.17%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.54%) SCCM
2 5 (2.54%) SCDPM
2 5 (2.54%) SCOM
2 5 (2.54%) SCVMM
3 4 (2.03%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.02%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 104 (52.79%) Cisco
2 75 (38.07%) CheckPoint
3 70 (35.53%) Juniper
4 40 (20.30%) Palo Alto
5 30 (15.23%) Blue Coat
5 30 (15.23%) Microsoft
6 23 (11.68%) Fortinet
7 20 (10.15%) F5
8 18 (9.14%) VMware
9 17 (8.63%) Citrix
10 15 (7.61%) Riverbed
11 14 (7.11%) Splunk
12 6 (3.05%) Avaya
13 5 (2.54%) Oracle
14 4 (2.03%) NetApp
15 3 (1.52%) HP
15 3 (1.52%) IronPort
15 3 (1.52%) Polycom
15 3 (1.52%) Siemens
16 2 (1.02%) Lotus
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