Network Security Jobs in the North West

Network Security
England > North West

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 175 61 192
Rank change year-on-year -114 +131 -58
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 76 422 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 5.12% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.84% 33.60% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 68 86 128
10th Percentile £42,125 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £37,885 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £59,526 £53,350
Median % change year-on-year -11.80% +11.58% +13.51%
75th Percentile £65,125 £69,375 £63,500
90th Percentile £67,968 £87,000 £74,257
England median annual salary £62,783 £58,637 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.07% +1.98% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 860 1,256 1,301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 12.01% 15.24% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 685 700 800
10th Percentile £26,100 £25,420 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +0.98% +2.00%

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 21 February 2024.

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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Manchester -61 55 £52,500 -11.80% 16
Lancashire -31 11 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Merseyside -22 5 £53,250 +33.13% 2
Cheshire -18 3 £53,750 -32.81% 3
Cumbria -1 2 £24,000 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Exchange
1 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.89%) Azure
2 20 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (10.53%) Power Platform
4 7 (9.21%) Entra ID
5 6 (7.89%) OneDrive
5 6 (7.89%) PowerApps
6 5 (6.58%) AWS
7 2 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (2.63%) GCP
8 1 (1.32%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (1.32%) Azure Pipelines
8 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) Firewall
2 21 (27.63%) WAN
3 17 (22.37%) LAN
4 14 (18.42%) DNS
5 12 (15.79%) VPN
6 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
7 9 (11.84%) DHCP
7 9 (11.84%) SSL
7 9 (11.84%) Wireless
8 8 (10.53%) SD-WAN
9 7 (9.21%) WLAN
10 6 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (7.89%) OSPF
11 5 (6.58%) NAS
11 5 (6.58%) NGFW
11 5 (6.58%) SAN
11 5 (6.58%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (5.26%) Multicast
13 3 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Big Data
1 2 (2.63%) BigQuery
1 2 (2.63%) Power BI
1 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.95%) Git
General
1 16 (21.05%) Social Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Senior
2 16 (21.05%) Architect
3 11 (14.47%) Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Network Architect
4 10 (13.16%) Network Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Security Architect
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Lead
7 6 (7.89%) Network Security Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Product Owner
7 6 (7.89%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Product Owner
8 4 (5.26%) Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support
9 3 (3.95%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) LDAP
2 4 (5.26%) Akka
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) ARM Templates
3 1 (1.32%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.89%) Product Ownership
3 6 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (5.26%) Cyber Threat
4 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.95%) PMI
5 3 (3.95%) Security Posture
5 3 (3.95%) Smart Energy
5 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.63%) Operational Technology
6 2 (2.63%) SCADA
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) IoT
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Linux
2 18 (23.68%) Windows
3 10 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (3.95%) Kali Linux
6 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.63%) Unix
7 2 (2.63%) VMS
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (18.42%) Agile
4 13 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.47%) SIEM
7 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 9 (11.84%) Information Security
8 9 (11.84%) ITIL
8 9 (11.84%) Roadmaps
9 8 (10.53%) Cloud Security
9 8 (10.53%) Coaching
9 8 (10.53%) Migration
9 8 (10.53%) Project Management
10 7 (9.21%) ITSM
10 7 (9.21%) Workflow
11 6 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (7.89%) Data Protection
11 6 (7.89%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (2.63%) Go
3 2 (2.63%) SQL
4 1 (1.32%) Bash
4 1 (1.32%) Kusto Query Language
4 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.16%) CCNP
3 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (6.58%) JNCIA
4 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.58%) VCAP
4 5 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.26%) CCIE
5 4 (5.26%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) CISSP
5 4 (5.26%) HNC
5 4 (5.26%) HND
6 3 (3.95%) MCP
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.63%) PMP
7 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.42%) NIST
2 9 (11.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.89%) NCSC
4 3 (3.95%) GDPR
4 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.32%) GRC
6 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (1.32%) Snort
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (10.53%) WSUS
3 6 (7.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 4 (5.26%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.26%) Terraform
5 3 (3.95%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (3.95%) SELinux
5 3 (3.95%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.63%) Ansible
6 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.63%) Puppet
6 2 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.95%) Cisco
3 11 (14.47%) ServiceNow
3 11 (14.47%) VMware
4 9 (11.84%) Palo Alto
5 8 (10.53%) Citrix
5 8 (10.53%) Splunk
6 5 (6.58%) Meraki
6 5 (6.58%) Veeam
7 4 (5.26%) Aruba
7 4 (5.26%) Thales
8 3 (3.95%) Tanium
8 3 (3.95%) Ubiquiti
9 2 (2.63%) Apple
9 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.32%) Intel
10 1 (1.32%) Juniper
10 1 (1.32%) Mitel
10 1 (1.32%) Zscaler