Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 190 191
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 169 191 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 1.54% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 11.34% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 130 138 144
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,599 £29,700 £27,800
90th Percentile £68,875 £78,750 £64,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%

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 1,995 1,684 1,934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.36% 13.56% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 1,343 1,523
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,525 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +21 77 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Cheshire +27 59 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Lancashire -7 27 £43,883 +25.38%
Merseyside -10 6 £52,500 -12.50%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 82 (48.52%) Cisco
2 75 (44.38%) Firewall
3 73 (43.20%) Windows
4 64 (37.87%) WAN
5 56 (33.14%) LAN
6 53 (31.36%) DNS
7 45 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (25.44%) Wireless
8 43 (25.44%) Mentoring
9 39 (23.08%) Information Security
10 38 (22.49%) DHCP
11 36 (21.30%) TCP/IP
12 35 (20.71%) CCNP
13 34 (20.12%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (19.53%) VMware
14 33 (19.53%) Meraki
15 31 (18.34%) Microsoft
16 30 (17.75%) Data Centre
17 29 (17.16%) VoIP
17 29 (17.16%) ITIL
18 28 (16.57%) Linux
18 28 (16.57%) Internet
18 28 (16.57%) BGP
18 28 (16.57%) Intrusion Detection
18 28 (16.57%) Windows Server
19 27 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (15.38%) GIAC
20 26 (15.38%) Active Directory
21 25 (14.79%) Unix
21 25 (14.79%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 12 (7.10%) IIS
2 9 (5.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.73%) Apache
3 8 (4.73%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.73%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.20%) Office 365
2 19 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.10%) IaaS
4 5 (2.96%) PaaS
4 5 (2.96%) SaaS
5 4 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.37%) Serverless
6 3 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.59%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 75 (44.38%) Firewall
2 64 (37.87%) WAN
3 56 (33.14%) LAN
4 53 (31.36%) DNS
5 43 (25.44%) Wireless
6 38 (22.49%) DHCP
7 36 (21.30%) TCP/IP
8 34 (20.12%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (17.16%) VoIP
10 28 (16.57%) BGP
10 28 (16.57%) Internet
10 28 (16.57%) Intrusion Detection
11 24 (14.20%) OSPF
12 20 (11.83%) SSL
13 17 (10.06%) Sourcefire
13 17 (10.06%) VPN
14 16 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (7.69%) IPsec
15 13 (7.69%) SAN
15 13 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.37%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.59%) GitLab
General
1 22 (13.02%) Finance
2 12 (7.10%) Retail
3 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.73%) Legal
5 6 (3.55%) Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (31.36%) Network Engineer
2 37 (21.89%) Security Engineer
3 32 (18.93%) Analyst
4 23 (13.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (13.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (9.47%) Architect
6 16 (9.47%) Consultant
6 16 (9.47%) Security Consultant
7 13 (7.69%) Malware Engineer
7 13 (7.69%) Security Analyst
8 12 (7.10%) ICT Engineer
8 12 (7.10%) IT Analyst
9 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.92%) Sourcefire Engineer
11 8 (4.73%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.33%) Web Services
2 8 (4.73%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.55%) WebSockets
4 5 (2.96%) .NET
5 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.59%) JSON
6 1 (0.59%) LDAP
6 1 (0.59%) SAML
6 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.75%) Data Centre
2 27 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.47%) PKI
4 10 (5.92%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.92%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.96%) FlexPod
6 5 (2.96%) Replication
7 4 (2.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.78%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) User Experience
10 1 (0.59%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 73 (43.20%) Windows
2 28 (16.57%) Linux
2 28 (16.57%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.79%) Unix
4 18 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.78%) CentOS
6 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.18%) Android
7 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.44%) Mentoring
2 39 (23.08%) Information Security
3 29 (17.16%) ITIL
4 25 (14.79%) Change Control
5 24 (14.20%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (14.20%) Threat Analysis
6 22 (13.02%) Kalman Filter
6 22 (13.02%) Network Design
7 20 (11.83%) Change Management
7 20 (11.83%) DevOps
8 19 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (11.24%) Project Management
9 18 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (10.06%) Anomaly Detection
10 17 (10.06%) Attack Monitoring
10 17 (10.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 16 (9.47%) Internal Audit
12 14 (8.28%) Security Operations
13 13 (7.69%) IT Strategy
13 13 (7.69%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) SQL
2 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.96%) Python
4 1 (0.59%) Java
4 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (20.71%) CCNP
3 26 (15.38%) GIAC
4 23 (13.61%) CISSP
5 22 (13.02%) CCNA
6 21 (12.43%) SANS
7 16 (9.47%) Degree
8 13 (7.69%) CEH
9 11 (6.51%) Security Cleared
10 10 (5.92%) GSEC
11 7 (4.14%) CISM
11 7 (4.14%) CLAS
12 6 (3.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (3.55%) CCSP
12 6 (3.55%) CISA
12 6 (3.55%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.55%) SC Cleared
13 5 (2.96%) CREST Certified
13 5 (2.96%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.79%) GDPR
1 25 (14.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (8.88%) SLA
3 11 (6.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (4.73%) ISO 22301
4 8 (4.73%) ISO 9001
5 7 (4.14%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.78%) ISO 31000
6 3 (1.78%) NIST
7 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.59%) NCSC
System Software
1 26 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.06%) Snort
4 10 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.96%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.78%) Docker
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.18%) Firmware
7 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (5.33%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.96%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.18%) Puppet
5 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.59%) Ansible
6 1 (0.59%) CASB
6 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.59%) SCCM
6 1 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (48.52%) Cisco
2 33 (19.53%) Meraki
2 33 (19.53%) VMware
3 31 (18.34%) Microsoft
4 19 (11.24%) F5
5 16 (9.47%) CheckPoint
6 14 (8.28%) Juniper
7 12 (7.10%) Veeam
8 10 (5.92%) Fortinet
9 9 (5.33%) BT
9 9 (5.33%) Citrix
9 9 (5.33%) HP
9 9 (5.33%) NetApp
10 8 (4.73%) IBM
10 8 (4.73%) Nimsoft
10 8 (4.73%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.14%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.96%) Darktrace
12 5 (2.96%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.96%) Ubiquiti