Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 191 146
Rank change year-on-year +44 -45 +59
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 58 155 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.42% 1.47% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.94% 8.77% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 54 135 223
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,875 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,325 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,206 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.37% - +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 649 1,768 1,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.85% 16.79% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 527 1,144 1,551
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,396
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +0.25% +8.71%
10th Percentile £27,400 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,800 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.63% -3.58% +5.56%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the North West over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +51 26 £55,000 - 6
Lancashire +57 20 £45,000 +37.18% 3
Merseyside +31 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Cheshire +31 2 £42,500 -12.82% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 27 (46.55%) Firewall
2 21 (36.21%) Cisco
3 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
4 17 (29.31%) VPN
4 17 (29.31%) LAN
5 14 (24.14%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 13 (22.41%) CheckPoint
6 13 (22.41%) VMware
7 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (20.69%) WAN
7 12 (20.69%) Windows
8 11 (18.97%) Fortinet
8 11 (18.97%) SIEM
8 11 (18.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (17.24%) PCI DSS
9 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 9 (15.52%) Palo Alto
10 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (15.52%) Office 365
11 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
11 8 (13.79%) Wireless
11 8 (13.79%) CCNA
11 8 (13.79%) Linux
12 7 (12.07%) CCNP
12 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.07%) Cybersecurity

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 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Chatbot
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Office 365
2 5 (8.62%) AWS
3 3 (5.17%) Azure
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.45%) GitHub
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (46.55%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
3 17 (29.31%) LAN
3 17 (29.31%) VPN
4 12 (20.69%) WAN
5 8 (13.79%) Wireless
6 6 (10.34%) DHCP
6 6 (10.34%) DNS
7 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (8.62%) Internet
7 5 (8.62%) Unified Communications
7 5 (8.62%) VoIP
8 4 (6.90%) BGP
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.90%) HTTP
8 4 (6.90%) OSPF
8 4 (6.90%) VXLAN
8 4 (6.90%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.62%) Aerospace
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.90%) Back Office
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 19 (32.76%) Security Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (18.97%) Analyst
5 10 (17.24%) IT Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) Senior Security Engineer
7 7 (12.07%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) SOC Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Security Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) SIEM Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Splunk Engineer
11 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
11 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (3.45%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Regular Expression
1 4 (6.90%) SAML
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) CCTV
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.45%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.45%) Life Science
4 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.72%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.90%) Kali Linux
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) CentOS
6 1 (1.72%) Fedora
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Unix
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (18.97%) SIEM
3 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
5 7 (12.07%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.34%) Change Management
6 6 (10.34%) DDoS Mitigation
6 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.62%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.62%) Security Operations
7 5 (8.62%) Web Filtering
8 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.90%) Cyber Intelligence
8 4 (6.90%) ITIL
8 4 (6.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (6.90%) Project Management
8 4 (6.90%) Threat Management
8 4 (6.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (6.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.90%) Python
3 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.79%) CCNA
3 7 (12.07%) CCNP
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) DBS Check
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) JNCIP
5 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) MCP
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) SSCP
6 2 (3.45%) MCSA
6 2 (3.45%) MCSE
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (17.24%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.62%) SLA
4 4 (6.90%) GDPR
4 4 (6.90%) QA
5 2 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.90%) Snort
5 2 (3.45%) Docker
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) FortiGate
1 4 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Cisco
2 13 (22.41%) CheckPoint
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Fortinet
4 9 (15.52%) Palo Alto
5 6 (10.34%) HP
6 5 (8.62%) Juniper
7 4 (6.90%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.90%) Aruba
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix
7 4 (6.90%) LogRhythm
7 4 (6.90%) Splunk
8 2 (3.45%) Meraki
8 2 (3.45%) Nasuni
8 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.45%) Veeam
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) EMC