Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 200 218
Rank change year-on-year +39 +18 -5
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 230 194 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.90% 1.47% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.62% 9.44% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 184 149 104
North West median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,450 £30,200
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 1,822 2,054 1,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.02% 15.62% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 1,658 1,491
North West median annual salary £40,380 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.88% +1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +19 108 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Cheshire +37 75 £62,500 +38.89% 6
Merseyside +30 26 £60,000 +41.18%
Lancashire +3 16 £35,000 -17.65%
Cumbria +2 5 £50,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 119 (51.74%) Firewall
2 113 (49.13%) Cisco
3 91 (39.57%) Windows
4 88 (38.26%) LAN
5 86 (37.39%) WAN
6 64 (27.83%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (27.39%) Microsoft
8 62 (26.96%) Information Security
8 62 (26.96%) SIEM
9 61 (26.52%) CCNP
10 57 (24.78%) VPN
11 56 (24.35%) Vulnerability Management
12 54 (23.48%) Windows Server
12 54 (23.48%) CISSP
13 46 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
14 45 (19.57%) Active Directory
14 45 (19.57%) MPLS
15 44 (19.13%) Linux
15 44 (19.13%) Intrusion Detection
16 43 (18.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 42 (18.26%) Juniper
17 42 (18.26%) Security Management
17 42 (18.26%) Wireless
18 41 (17.83%) ITIL
18 41 (17.83%) Business Continuity
19 39 (16.96%) Penetration Testing
20 37 (16.09%) Presales
21 36 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
21 36 (15.65%) VMware
22 34 (14.78%) VoIP

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 6 (2.61%) MS Exchange
1 6 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.30%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) Apache
3 2 (0.87%) nginx
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.91%) Office 365
2 27 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 119 (51.74%) Firewall
2 88 (38.26%) LAN
3 86 (37.39%) WAN
4 57 (24.78%) VPN
5 45 (19.57%) MPLS
6 44 (19.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 42 (18.26%) Wireless
8 34 (14.78%) VoIP
9 32 (13.91%) DNS
9 32 (13.91%) TCP/IP
10 30 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (13.04%) SAN
10 30 (13.04%) SSL
11 28 (12.17%) DHCP
11 28 (12.17%) IPsec
12 27 (11.74%) WLAN
13 25 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (10.00%) BGP
15 21 (9.13%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 30 (13.04%) Finance
2 24 (10.43%) Legal
2 24 (10.43%) Retail
3 9 (3.91%) Games
3 9 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.48%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.74%) Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (26.96%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.39%) Architect
3 38 (16.52%) Analyst
3 38 (16.52%) Security Engineer
4 27 (11.74%) Security Manager
5 24 (10.43%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 22 (9.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (9.13%) Security Architect
8 21 (9.13%) Security Solutions Architect
9 20 (8.70%) Security Analyst
10 17 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
10 17 (7.39%) Consultant
10 17 (7.39%) Security Consultant
11 15 (6.52%) Information Manager
11 15 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
11 15 (6.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 15 (6.52%) Senior Security Engineer
11 15 (6.52%) Technical Architect
12 14 (6.09%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.91%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
2 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.35%) Management Information System
2 29 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (11.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (11.30%) Data Centre
5 19 (8.26%) PKI
6 17 (7.39%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (5.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 12 (5.22%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (3.48%) CESG
10 6 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (2.61%) Smart Meter
10 6 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.61%) Video\Live Streaming
11 5 (2.17%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (2.17%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.87%) Clustering
13 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 91 (39.57%) Windows
2 54 (23.48%) Windows Server
3 44 (19.13%) Linux
4 36 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.48%) Unix
6 8 (3.48%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.48%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.61%) CentOS
7 6 (2.61%) SUSE
8 4 (1.74%) Solaris
9 2 (0.87%) AIX
9 2 (0.87%) Android
9 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Debian
10 1 (0.43%) Fedora
10 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.96%) Information Security
1 62 (26.96%) SIEM
2 56 (24.35%) Vulnerability Management
3 46 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (18.26%) Security Management
5 41 (17.83%) Business Continuity
5 41 (17.83%) ITIL
6 39 (16.96%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (16.09%) Presales
8 33 (14.35%) Project Management
9 32 (13.91%) Data Protection
9 32 (13.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (13.48%) Incident Management
11 28 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (11.74%) Kalman Filter
12 27 (11.74%) Load Balancing
12 27 (11.74%) Security Operations
13 24 (10.43%) Network Management
14 22 (9.57%) Change Management
15 21 (9.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.09%) SQL
2 5 (2.17%) C
2 5 (2.17%) Perl
2 5 (2.17%) Python
3 4 (1.74%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.43%) C++
4 1 (0.43%) Go
4 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 64 (27.83%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (26.52%) CCNP
3 54 (23.48%) CISSP
4 33 (14.35%) CCDP
5 28 (12.17%) Degree
6 26 (11.30%) Security Cleared
7 21 (9.13%) CCNA
8 19 (8.26%) CREST Certified
9 17 (7.39%) MCP
10 16 (6.96%) CISA
10 16 (6.96%) MCSE
10 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (5.65%) SANS
12 10 (4.35%) CISM
13 9 (3.91%) GIAC
13 9 (3.91%) JNCIP
14 7 (3.04%) GCIH
15 4 (1.74%) CRISC
15 4 (1.74%) GCFA
15 4 (1.74%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (13.91%) GDPR
3 20 (8.70%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.74%) COBIT
5 4 (1.74%) FISMA
5 4 (1.74%) SLA
6 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.87%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.57%) Firmware
4 8 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.17%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.17%) vSphere
6 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.43%) Snort
8 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (8.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (5.22%) TrustSec
3 11 (4.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (4.78%) Nessus
4 10 (4.35%) QRadar
5 9 (3.91%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (3.48%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.30%) WSUS
8 2 (0.87%) Ansible
8 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.87%) Nagios
8 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.43%) CASB
9 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (49.13%) Cisco
2 63 (27.39%) Microsoft
3 42 (18.26%) Juniper
4 36 (15.65%) VMware
5 30 (13.04%) Fortinet
6 27 (11.74%) CheckPoint
7 23 (10.00%) Citrix
8 15 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 14 (6.09%) F5
10 13 (5.65%) Splunk
10 13 (5.65%) Tufin
11 12 (5.22%) Forcepoint
12 11 (4.78%) HP
12 11 (4.78%) Meraki
13 9 (3.91%) Qualys
14 7 (3.04%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.04%) Infoblox
15 6 (2.61%) NetApp
15 6 (2.61%) Nimble Storage
15 6 (2.61%) Red Hat