Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 136 208
Rank change year-on-year -56 +72 +6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 139 284 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 2.41% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 14.16% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 111 234 147
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,599 £36,075 £27,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £54,150
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -2.91%

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 1,564 2,005 1,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.56% 17.03% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 1,631 1,557
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,375 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.45% +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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 -50 87 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Cheshire -15 23 £48,750 -22.00% 5
Lancashire -11 17 £40,266 +0.67%
Merseyside -13 11 £55,000 +2.33% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 73 (52.52%) Cisco
1 73 (52.52%) Firewall
2 53 (38.13%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (37.41%) LAN
4 44 (31.65%) WAN
4 44 (31.65%) Active Directory
5 41 (29.50%) CCNP
5 41 (29.50%) Windows
6 37 (26.62%) CCNA
7 33 (23.74%) CheckPoint
7 33 (23.74%) VPN
8 32 (23.02%) DNS
8 32 (23.02%) Wireless
9 29 (20.86%) Change Management
9 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
10 28 (20.14%) TCP/IP
11 27 (19.42%) DHCP
11 27 (19.42%) Windows Server
12 26 (18.71%) Mentoring
13 25 (17.99%) Data Centre
14 24 (17.27%) WLAN
15 21 (15.11%) Azure
15 21 (15.11%) VMware
16 20 (14.39%) Unified Communications
17 19 (13.67%) SolarWinds
18 18 (12.95%) Office 365
19 17 (12.23%) BGP
20 16 (11.51%) SolarWinds Orion
20 16 (11.51%) Cybersecurity
20 16 (11.51%) Coaching

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 10 (7.19%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.16%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.11%) Azure
2 18 (12.95%) Office 365
3 12 (8.63%) IaaS
4 9 (6.47%) AWS
5 5 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.16%) PaaS
6 3 (2.16%) SaaS
6 3 (2.16%) Serverless
7 2 (1.44%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 73 (52.52%) Firewall
2 52 (37.41%) LAN
3 44 (31.65%) WAN
4 33 (23.74%) VPN
5 32 (23.02%) DNS
5 32 (23.02%) Wireless
6 28 (20.14%) TCP/IP
7 27 (19.42%) DHCP
8 24 (17.27%) WLAN
9 20 (14.39%) Unified Communications
10 17 (12.23%) BGP
11 15 (10.79%) OSPF
12 13 (9.35%) VLAN
13 10 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (6.47%) VoIP
14 9 (6.47%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (5.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (5.76%) MPLS
16 6 (4.32%) IPv4
17 5 (3.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.44%) GitLab
3 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (6.47%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.04%) Finance
3 5 (3.60%) Retail
4 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) International Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (36.69%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.55%) Security Engineer
3 20 (14.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (10.79%) Consultant
6 12 (8.63%) Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Architect
7 9 (6.47%) Security Consultant
7 9 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Network Team Leader
9 7 (5.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) ICT Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (4.32%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.60%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) Web Services
2 5 (3.60%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.16%) WCF
3 3 (2.16%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) JSON
5 1 (0.72%) SAML
5 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.76%) PKI
4 7 (5.04%) Driving Licence
4 7 (5.04%) User Experience
5 5 (3.60%) FlexPod
6 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Industry 4.0
9 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.50%) Windows
2 27 (19.42%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.79%) Linux
3 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) Android
5 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.16%) CentOS
6 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.86%) Change Management
2 26 (18.71%) Mentoring
3 16 (11.51%) Coaching
3 16 (11.51%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (10.79%) Network Management
5 14 (10.07%) DevOps
6 13 (9.35%) ITIL
6 13 (9.35%) Load Balancing
6 13 (9.35%) Network Design
6 13 (9.35%) Project Delivery
7 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (7.91%) Threat Detection
9 10 (7.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (7.19%) Information Security
9 10 (7.19%) Migration
9 10 (7.19%) Presales
9 10 (7.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.04%) SQL
2 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.44%) Python
4 1 (0.72%) Java
4 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (38.13%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (29.50%) CCNP
3 37 (26.62%) CCNA
4 12 (8.63%) CEH
5 10 (7.19%) CISSP
6 8 (5.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (5.76%) Degree
6 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.32%) GIAC
7 6 (4.32%) GSEC
8 5 (3.60%) CCIE
8 5 (3.60%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (3.60%) VCAP
9 4 (2.88%) CCDP
10 3 (2.16%) MCSE
10 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.44%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) GDPR
2 8 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.88%) SLA
5 3 (2.16%) ISO 22301
5 3 (2.16%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.32%) VMware NSX
5 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.44%) Docker
6 2 (1.44%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.72%) vSphere
7 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (4.32%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.60%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.88%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.88%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.16%) Puppet
6 2 (1.44%) Terraform
7 1 (0.72%) Ansible
7 1 (0.72%) CASB
7 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.72%) Nagios
7 1 (0.72%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.72%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.72%) SCCM
7 1 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 73 (52.52%) Cisco
2 33 (23.74%) CheckPoint
3 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.11%) VMware
5 19 (13.67%) SolarWinds
6 16 (11.51%) Meraki
7 15 (10.79%) Juniper
8 11 (7.91%) Palo Alto
9 10 (7.19%) Citrix
9 10 (7.19%) F5
9 10 (7.19%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.19%) HP
10 6 (4.32%) NetApp
10 6 (4.32%) Remedy
10 6 (4.32%) Veeam
10 6 (4.32%) Zscaler
11 4 (2.88%) BT
11 4 (2.88%) Infoblox
11 4 (2.88%) McAfee
11 4 (2.88%) ServiceNow