Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 183 203
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20 +16
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 175 205 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 1.66% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 10.81% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 147 158 128
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +29.41%
10th Percentile £29,000 £33,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,820 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.31% -1.30% +9.38%

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 1,807 1,897 1,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.29% 15.34% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,436 1,522 1,407
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,489 £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 17 January 2018.

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 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 -30 87 £50,000 - 7
Cheshire -17 52 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Merseyside +24 16 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Lancashire +3 15 £30,000 -24.53% 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 102 (58.29%) Cisco
2 98 (56.00%) Firewall
3 60 (34.29%) VPN
4 55 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (29.71%) WAN
6 48 (27.43%) Windows
7 47 (26.86%) BGP
8 45 (25.71%) LAN
9 42 (24.00%) CCNP
10 41 (23.43%) Juniper
11 40 (22.86%) Information Security
12 39 (22.29%) MPLS
13 38 (21.71%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (19.43%) Penetration Testing
14 34 (19.43%) OSPF
15 32 (18.29%) Security Architecture
15 32 (18.29%) Windows Server
16 31 (17.71%) EIGRP
17 30 (17.14%) VoIP
17 30 (17.14%) Load Balancing
18 28 (16.00%) CISSP
18 28 (16.00%) F5
19 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
19 25 (14.29%) DNS
19 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (13.71%) DHCP
20 24 (13.71%) VMware
20 24 (13.71%) Wireless
20 24 (13.71%) Cybersecurity
20 24 (13.71%) Data Centre

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 9 (5.14%) SAS
2 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.71%) IIS
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.00%) Office 365
3 5 (2.86%) IaaS
3 5 (2.86%) PaaS
4 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 98 (56.00%) Firewall
2 60 (34.29%) VPN
3 52 (29.71%) WAN
4 47 (26.86%) BGP
5 45 (25.71%) LAN
6 39 (22.29%) MPLS
7 38 (21.71%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (19.43%) OSPF
9 31 (17.71%) EIGRP
10 30 (17.14%) VoIP
11 25 (14.29%) DNS
12 24 (13.71%) DHCP
12 24 (13.71%) Wireless
13 22 (12.57%) IPsec
13 22 (12.57%) SSL
14 18 (10.29%) TCP/IP
14 18 (10.29%) VLAN
15 14 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (7.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (12.57%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Legal
3 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.43%) Front Office
5 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (38.29%) Network Engineer
2 37 (21.14%) Security Engineer
3 30 (17.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (12.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (12.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (9.14%) Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 16 (9.14%) Security Analyst
6 15 (8.57%) Architect
7 13 (7.43%) Administrator
7 13 (7.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Juniper Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Penetration Tester
8 12 (6.86%) Security Manager
8 12 (6.86%) Tester
9 11 (6.29%) Network Architect
9 11 (6.29%) Network Security Architect
9 11 (6.29%) Security Architect
9 11 (6.29%) Security Specialist
10 10 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.14%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.57%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.29%) Driving Licence
3 11 (6.29%) Smart Meter
4 10 (5.71%) PKI
5 9 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.86%) Life Science
9 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.71%) Online Games
10 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.57%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.43%) Windows
2 32 (18.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.71%) Linux
6 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.43%) Android
8 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.14%) Unix
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) CentOS
10 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.86%) Information Security
2 34 (19.43%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (18.29%) Security Architecture
4 30 (17.14%) Load Balancing
5 24 (13.71%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (13.14%) ITIL
7 20 (11.43%) Network Design
8 19 (10.86%) Security Operations
9 18 (10.29%) Service Management
10 17 (9.71%) SIEM
11 16 (9.14%) Security Management
12 15 (8.57%) Protective Monitoring
13 13 (7.43%) Digital Forensics
13 13 (7.43%) Information Assurance
13 13 (7.43%) Malware Analysis
14 12 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (6.86%) Incident Management
14 12 (6.86%) Threat Modelling
15 11 (6.29%) Kalman Filter
15 11 (6.29%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.29%) SQL
3 2 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (0.57%) C
4 1 (0.57%) Perl
4 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (24.00%) CCNP
3 28 (16.00%) CISSP
4 22 (12.57%) CCNA
5 18 (10.29%) Degree
6 13 (7.43%) GCIH
6 13 (7.43%) GIAC
7 12 (6.86%) CISM
7 12 (6.86%) CREST Certified
7 12 (6.86%) OSCP
7 12 (6.86%) SANS
7 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.14%) CCDP
9 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (3.43%) CISA
10 6 (3.43%) CRISC
10 6 (3.43%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.43%) MCSE
10 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.14%) GDPR
3 6 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.29%) ISO 22301
5 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.71%) SLA
6 2 (1.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 16 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.14%) Firmware
4 8 (4.57%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.29%) vSphere
6 3 (1.71%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.43%) Cacti
2 4 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.71%) Nagios
3 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.57%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 102 (58.29%) Cisco
2 41 (23.43%) Juniper
3 28 (16.00%) F5
4 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 24 (13.71%) VMware
6 21 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.86%) Riverbed
8 11 (6.29%) IronPort
8 11 (6.29%) Palo Alto
9 10 (5.71%) Google
10 8 (4.57%) Blue Coat
11 7 (4.00%) Capita
11 7 (4.00%) Polycom
11 7 (4.00%) Siemens
12 6 (3.43%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.29%) BT
14 3 (1.71%) Citrix
14 3 (1.71%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.71%) HP
14 3 (1.71%) Veeam