Period
to 20 October 2017

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 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 201 224
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 +42
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 184 164 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 1.35% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 8.48% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 147 140 125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,250 £37,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £54,150 £67,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +11.11%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1960 1934 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.36% 15.89% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1602 1496
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 -14 105 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Cheshire 0 43 £45,000 -14.69%
Lancashire +12 18 £42,500 +54.55%
Merseyside -4 11 £42,500 -17.07% 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 128 (69.57%) Firewall
2 121 (65.76%) Cisco
3 75 (40.76%) Juniper
4 74 (40.22%) MPLS
5 67 (36.41%) WAN
6 66 (35.87%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (34.24%) VPN
8 61 (33.15%) Windows
9 60 (32.61%) LAN
10 59 (32.07%) CheckPoint
11 58 (31.52%) BGP
12 56 (30.43%) CCNP
13 51 (27.72%) DNS
14 50 (27.17%) OSPF
15 48 (26.09%) DHCP
16 47 (25.54%) ITIL
17 44 (23.91%) Network Design
18 43 (23.37%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (23.37%) Windows Server
19 41 (22.28%) Wireless
20 39 (21.20%) EIGRP
20 39 (21.20%) SIEM
21 37 (20.11%) TCP/IP
21 37 (20.11%) Load Balancing
22 36 (19.57%) Degree
23 35 (19.02%) VoIP
24 34 (18.48%) Finance
24 34 (18.48%) IPsec
25 33 (17.93%) SSL
25 33 (17.93%) Active Directory

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 8 (4.35%) SAS
2 3 (1.63%) IIS
2 3 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) Apache
4 1 (0.54%) Liferay
4 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.98%) Office 365
3 5 (2.72%) SaaS
4 2 (1.09%) IaaS
4 2 (1.09%) PaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (69.57%) Firewall
2 74 (40.22%) MPLS
3 67 (36.41%) WAN
4 63 (34.24%) VPN
5 60 (32.61%) LAN
6 58 (31.52%) BGP
7 51 (27.72%) DNS
8 50 (27.17%) OSPF
9 48 (26.09%) DHCP
10 43 (23.37%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (22.28%) Wireless
12 39 (21.20%) EIGRP
13 37 (20.11%) TCP/IP
14 35 (19.02%) VoIP
15 34 (18.48%) IPsec
16 33 (17.93%) SSL
17 27 (14.67%) VLAN
18 24 (13.04%) Junos
19 22 (11.96%) Cisco IOS
19 22 (11.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) GIS
3 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.63%) MySQL
5 2 (1.09%) DTS
5 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (18.48%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Legal
3 7 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.72%) German Language
5 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.63%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (58.15%) Network Engineer
2 46 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 37 (20.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 31 (16.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 31 (16.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Juniper Engineer
8 13 (7.07%) Analyst
8 13 (7.07%) Architect
8 13 (7.07%) Network Architect
8 13 (7.07%) Network Security Architect
8 13 (7.07%) Security Architect
9 10 (5.43%) Administrator
10 9 (4.89%) IT Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Security Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) Lead Network Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Technical Support
12 7 (3.80%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.89%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.80%) Life Science
5 7 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.26%) Smart Meter
7 5 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.09%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.09%) Online Games
10 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.54%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.54%) PKI
10 1 (0.54%) Replication
10 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (33.15%) Windows
2 43 (23.37%) Windows Server
3 22 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.43%) Linux
6 2 (1.09%) AIX
6 2 (1.09%) Unix
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.54%) ITIL
2 44 (23.91%) Network Design
3 39 (21.20%) SIEM
4 37 (20.11%) Load Balancing
5 33 (17.93%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (16.85%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (16.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 29 (15.76%) Change Management
8 28 (15.22%) Mentoring
9 26 (14.13%) Service Management
10 25 (13.59%) Information Security
11 21 (11.41%) Kalman Filter
11 21 (11.41%) Network Management
12 17 (9.24%) ITIL V3
13 16 (8.70%) ITSM
14 14 (7.61%) Risk Assessment
15 12 (6.52%) Asset Management
15 12 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
16 11 (5.98%) Security Operations
17 10 (5.43%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.26%) SQL
2 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.54%) Java
4 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (35.87%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (30.43%) CCNP
3 36 (19.57%) Degree
4 27 (14.67%) CCNA
5 21 (11.41%) CISSP
6 16 (8.70%) JNCIP
7 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.35%) CISM
9 7 (3.80%) GCIH
9 7 (3.80%) GIAC
10 6 (3.26%) CISA
11 5 (2.72%) CCIE
11 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.17%) CCSE
13 3 (1.63%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.63%) CCSM
13 3 (1.63%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.63%) MCSA
13 3 (1.63%) MCSE
13 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) GDPR
1 8 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.26%) SLA
3 4 (2.17%) ISO 22301
3 4 (2.17%) PMO
4 3 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 33 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.04%) ProxySG
3 13 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.63%) vSphere
5 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (5.43%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.17%) Cacti
3 2 (1.09%) Nagios
4 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
4 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
4 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 121 (65.76%) Cisco
2 75 (40.76%) Juniper
3 59 (32.07%) CheckPoint
4 32 (17.39%) F5
5 31 (16.85%) Microsoft
5 31 (16.85%) Palo Alto
6 25 (13.59%) Blue Coat
7 23 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 19 (10.33%) VMware
9 8 (4.35%) Google
9 8 (4.35%) IronPort
10 7 (3.80%) Polycom
10 7 (3.80%) Siemens
10 7 (3.80%) Splunk
11 4 (2.17%) HP
11 4 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.63%) Capita
12 3 (1.63%) Citrix
12 3 (1.63%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.63%) Oracle