Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 120 213
Rank change year-on-year -67 +93 -38
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 114 275 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 2.62% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 14.82% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 93 251 143
North West median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,500 £41,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +2.38%

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 1,163 1,856 1,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.49% 17.69% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1,553 1,400
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -60 67 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Cheshire -6 29 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Merseyside +9 10 £55,000 +34.15% 3
Lancashire -6 6 £40,000 -3.77% 4
Cumbria -19 1 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 50 (43.86%) Cisco
2 48 (42.11%) Firewall
3 43 (37.72%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (28.95%) CheckPoint
5 32 (28.07%) CCNP
5 32 (28.07%) VPN
6 31 (27.19%) CCNA
7 29 (25.44%) LAN
8 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
9 24 (21.05%) Wireless
10 23 (20.18%) Windows
10 23 (20.18%) SIEM
11 22 (19.30%) Change Management
12 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
13 20 (17.54%) WAN
14 19 (16.67%) Office 365
15 18 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
16 16 (14.04%) Azure
16 16 (14.04%) Network+ Certification
16 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
17 15 (13.16%) WLAN
17 15 (13.16%) TCP/IP
18 14 (12.28%) CISSP
18 14 (12.28%) AWS
18 14 (12.28%) SolarWinds
18 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
19 13 (11.40%) Kalman Filter
20 12 (10.53%) Web Filtering
20 12 (10.53%) Unified Communications
20 12 (10.53%) 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 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.67%) Office 365
2 16 (14.04%) Azure
3 14 (12.28%) AWS
4 7 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (6.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.26%) GCP
6 5 (4.39%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (42.11%) Firewall
2 32 (28.07%) VPN
3 29 (25.44%) LAN
4 24 (21.05%) Wireless
5 20 (17.54%) WAN
6 15 (13.16%) TCP/IP
6 15 (13.16%) WLAN
7 12 (10.53%) Unified Communications
8 11 (9.65%) MPLS
8 11 (9.65%) VLAN
9 10 (8.77%) BGP
9 10 (8.77%) DHCP
10 9 (7.89%) Cisco Wireless
11 8 (7.02%) DNS
12 7 (6.14%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (6.14%) OSPF
13 5 (4.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (4.39%) Junos
13 5 (4.39%) SNMP
14 4 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (7.02%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Law
3 3 (2.63%) Legal
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.75%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 28 (24.56%) Security Engineer
3 16 (14.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (12.28%) IT Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Systems Support
8 7 (6.14%) Trainee
8 7 (6.14%) Trainee Network Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Network Team Leader
9 6 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Web Services
2 2 (1.75%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.02%) Driving Licence
3 7 (6.14%) Fat Client
3 7 (6.14%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.39%) CESG
6 3 (2.63%) User Experience
6 3 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.75%) Industry 4.0
7 2 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.18%) Windows
2 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.89%) Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) Unix
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) SIEM
2 22 (19.30%) Change Management
3 18 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (11.40%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 12 (10.53%) Web Filtering
6 11 (9.65%) Information Security
7 10 (8.77%) ITIL
7 10 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (7.89%) Migration
8 9 (7.89%) Network Design
8 9 (7.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (7.02%) Network Management
10 7 (6.14%) DevOps
10 7 (6.14%) Statistics
10 7 (6.14%) Supplier Management
10 7 (6.14%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.14%) SQL
2 4 (3.51%) Python
3 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.75%) Perl
3 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.75%) Ruby
4 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (37.72%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (28.07%) CCNP
3 31 (27.19%) CCNA
4 16 (14.04%) Network+ Certification
5 14 (12.28%) CISSP
6 7 (6.14%) MCSE
6 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (4.39%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.51%) CCIE
9 4 (3.51%) MCP
9 4 (3.51%) MCSA
9 4 (3.51%) OSCP
9 4 (3.51%) SSCP
10 3 (2.63%) CISM
10 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.63%) Degree
11 2 (1.75%) CEH
11 2 (1.75%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.14%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.39%) GDPR
3 5 (4.39%) ISO 31000
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) Docker
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.75%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.88%) Firmware
4 1 (0.88%) KVM
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (4.39%) CASB
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.63%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.75%) Ansible
6 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.88%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Cisco
2 33 (28.95%) CheckPoint
3 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.28%) SolarWinds
5 11 (9.65%) Palo Alto
6 10 (8.77%) VMware
7 9 (7.89%) F5
7 9 (7.89%) Juniper
8 8 (7.02%) Citrix
8 8 (7.02%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.14%) Meraki
10 5 (4.39%) Google
11 4 (3.51%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.51%) Remedy
11 4 (3.51%) Sophos
12 3 (2.63%) Genesys
12 3 (2.63%) McAfee
12 3 (2.63%) Splunk
12 3 (2.63%) Verint
13 2 (1.75%) Siemens