Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 203 218
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 +44
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 193 180 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 1.44% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.83% 9.26% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 156 151 121
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £27,250 £33,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00% +8.70%

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 1964 1943 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.86% 15.57% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1607 1517
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -20 114 £48,000 -4.00% 8
Cheshire -19 42 £45,000 -18.18%
Merseyside +11 16 £45,000 -11.76%
Lancashire +11 15 £42,500 +104.82%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 133 (68.91%) Firewall
2 130 (67.36%) Cisco
3 70 (36.27%) VPN
3 70 (36.27%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (35.75%) WAN
5 67 (34.72%) Juniper
6 65 (33.68%) MPLS
7 63 (32.64%) LAN
8 61 (31.61%) Windows
9 59 (30.57%) BGP
10 58 (30.05%) CCNP
11 53 (27.46%) CheckPoint
12 47 (24.35%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (23.32%) OSPF
13 45 (23.32%) Windows Server
14 44 (22.80%) DNS
15 42 (21.76%) DHCP
16 39 (20.21%) EIGRP
16 39 (20.21%) Wireless
16 39 (20.21%) ITIL
16 39 (20.21%) Network Design
17 38 (19.69%) Data Centre
18 37 (19.17%) SIEM
18 37 (19.17%) Load Balancing
19 35 (18.13%) VoIP
19 35 (18.13%) F5
20 34 (17.62%) TCP/IP
20 34 (17.62%) IPsec
21 33 (17.10%) SSL
21 33 (17.10%) Penetration Testing

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 9 (4.66%) SAS
2 3 (1.55%) IIS
2 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.52%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) Liferay
4 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.22%) Office 365
3 4 (2.07%) SaaS
4 2 (1.04%) IaaS
4 2 (1.04%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (68.91%) Firewall
2 70 (36.27%) VPN
3 69 (35.75%) WAN
4 65 (33.68%) MPLS
5 63 (32.64%) LAN
6 59 (30.57%) BGP
7 47 (24.35%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (23.32%) OSPF
9 44 (22.80%) DNS
10 42 (21.76%) DHCP
11 39 (20.21%) EIGRP
11 39 (20.21%) Wireless
12 35 (18.13%) VoIP
13 34 (17.62%) IPsec
13 34 (17.62%) TCP/IP
14 33 (17.10%) SSL
15 27 (13.99%) VLAN
16 21 (10.88%) Junos
17 20 (10.36%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (8.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.07%) GIS
3 3 (1.55%) MySQL
4 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (15.54%) Finance
2 17 (8.81%) Legal
3 5 (2.59%) German Language
3 5 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.07%) Front Office
4 4 (2.07%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.04%) Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (53.37%) Network Engineer
2 52 (26.94%) Security Engineer
3 41 (21.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 33 (17.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 33 (17.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (9.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (8.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 16 (8.29%) Firewall Engineer
7 16 (8.29%) Juniper Engineer
8 15 (7.77%) Architect
9 13 (6.74%) Analyst
9 13 (6.74%) Network Architect
9 13 (6.74%) Network Security Architect
9 13 (6.74%) Security Architect
10 11 (5.70%) Administrator
10 11 (5.70%) IT Engineer
11 10 (5.18%) Lead Network Engineer
11 10 (5.18%) Security Analyst
12 9 (4.66%) Network Administrator
13 8 (4.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.59%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.52%) LAMP
2 1 (0.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.69%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.81%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.74%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.18%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.63%) Smart Meter
7 5 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.59%) Life Science
8 4 (2.07%) PKI
9 3 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.55%) Online Games
10 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.04%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.52%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.52%) Replication
11 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.61%) Windows
2 45 (23.32%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (6.22%) Linux
6 2 (1.04%) Unix
7 1 (0.52%) CentOS
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.21%) ITIL
1 39 (20.21%) Network Design
2 37 (19.17%) Load Balancing
2 37 (19.17%) SIEM
3 33 (17.10%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (17.10%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (15.54%) Information Security
5 28 (14.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 25 (12.95%) Change Management
7 24 (12.44%) Service Management
8 23 (11.92%) Mentoring
9 18 (9.33%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (8.81%) Network Management
11 15 (7.77%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (6.74%) Security Operations
12 13 (6.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (6.22%) ITSM
14 11 (5.70%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (5.70%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (5.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.07%) SQL
2 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (36.27%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (30.05%) CCNP
3 31 (16.06%) Degree
4 27 (13.99%) CCNA
5 25 (12.95%) CISSP
6 13 (6.74%) JNCIP
7 12 (6.22%) CISM
8 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.15%) CISA
10 7 (3.63%) GCIH
10 7 (3.63%) GIAC
11 6 (3.11%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.07%) CCDP
12 4 (2.07%) CCIE
12 4 (2.07%) CRISC
12 4 (2.07%) SSCP
13 3 (1.55%) CCSE
13 3 (1.55%) MCP
14 2 (1.04%) MCSD
14 2 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.66%) GDPR
3 6 (3.11%) SLA
4 4 (2.07%) ISO 22301
4 4 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.55%) PMO
6 2 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.52%) NIST 800
System Software
1 27 (13.99%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.88%) ProxySG
3 15 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.55%) Firmware
4 3 (1.55%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.55%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.63%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.11%) Cacti
3 3 (1.55%) Nagios
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.52%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (67.36%) Cisco
2 67 (34.72%) Juniper
3 53 (27.46%) CheckPoint
4 35 (18.13%) F5
5 27 (13.99%) Palo Alto
6 25 (12.95%) Microsoft
7 23 (11.92%) VMware
8 22 (11.40%) Blue Coat
9 18 (9.33%) Riverbed
10 12 (6.22%) IronPort
11 10 (5.18%) Polycom
11 10 (5.18%) Siemens
12 9 (4.66%) Google
13 7 (3.63%) Capita
13 7 (3.63%) Splunk
14 6 (3.11%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.07%) Fortinet
15 4 (2.07%) HP
16 3 (1.55%) Citrix
17 2 (1.04%) BT