The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 25 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 4 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.11% 3.87% 10.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 30.00% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 5
Median salary £41,250 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,350 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 20 32
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 10.53% 12.90% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 15
Median salary £32,500 £38,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.47% +26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £80,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Network Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Northern Ireland

Network Security
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Network Security in Northern Ireland

Network Security
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -5 4 £41,250 +10.00%
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
4 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) CISSP
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Legal
5 2 (28.57%) CCSA
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Forensics

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
3 2 (28.57%) Threat Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNA
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CCSA
3 2 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Reuters