The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 206 237 205
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -32
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1497 1226 1556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.44% 1.20% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.97% 6.88% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1184 943 1205
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,200 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Network Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18790 17828 21588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.03% 17.52% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15278 14071 18110
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Network Security Salary Trend in England

Network Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in England

Network Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +31 534 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East +31 435 £50,000 +11.11% 31
Yorkshire +4 155 £40,000 -8.57% 15
East of England +18 118 £42,500 +2.40% 15
North West +28 85 £41,430 -12.77% 18
South West +1 70 £45,000 +5.88% 9
West Midlands -21 63 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East Midlands -4 28 £37,500 - 2
North East -11 4 £60,000 +39.53%
Midlands -3 2 £50,500 +1.00%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 1745 (58.42%) Cisco
2 1671 (55.94%) Firewall
3 1192 (39.91%) Cisco Certification
4 980 (32.81%) CheckPoint
5 876 (29.33%) CCNP
6 780 (26.11%) Windows
7 772 (25.85%) Juniper
8 764 (25.58%) WAN
9 707 (23.67%) VPN
10 669 (22.40%) LAN
11 656 (21.96%) TCP/IP
12 543 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
13 497 (16.64%) Finance
13 497 (16.64%) CCNA
14 481 (16.10%) Linux
15 445 (14.90%) Microsoft
15 445 (14.90%) BGP
16 433 (14.50%) F5
17 432 (14.46%) ITIL
18 428 (14.33%) Information Security
19 418 (13.99%) MPLS
20 392 (13.12%) VMware
21 388 (12.99%) OSPF
21 388 (12.99%) DNS
22 378 (12.65%) VoIP
23 374 (12.52%) Degree
24 355 (11.88%) Active Directory
25 350 (11.72%) Wireless
26 295 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
27 281 (9.41%) CISSP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 129 (4.32%) MS Exchange
2 82 (2.75%) IIS
2 82 (2.75%) Apache
3 74 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 32 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (0.84%) nginx
10 20 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.57%) MQSeries
12 13 (0.44%) Lync
13 9 (0.30%) Confluence
13 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.23%) Drupal
14 7 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 229 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 119 (3.98%) MS Office
3 64 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.23%) MS Project
5 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.067%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.067%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.033%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.40%) assyst
2 7 (0.23%) RMDS
3 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.13%) GoldMine
5 3 (0.10%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.067%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.033%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.033%) Line 50
7 1 (0.033%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.00%) SaaS
2 30 (1.00%) IaaS
3 27 (0.90%) Office 365
4 22 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (0.70%) PaaS
6 17 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.10%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.10%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.033%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1671 (55.94%) Firewall
2 764 (25.58%) WAN
3 707 (23.67%) VPN
4 669 (22.40%) LAN
5 656 (21.96%) TCP/IP
6 543 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 445 (14.90%) BGP
8 418 (13.99%) MPLS
9 388 (12.99%) OSPF
9 388 (12.99%) DNS
10 378 (12.65%) VoIP
11 350 (11.72%) Wireless
12 262 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 247 (8.27%) IPsec
14 246 (8.24%) SSL
15 244 (8.17%) DHCP
16 218 (7.30%) Internet
17 205 (6.86%) EIGRP
18 187 (6.26%) Cisco IOS
19 176 (5.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.31%) MySQL
3 28 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 23 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.37%) Big Data
8 11 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.33%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.27%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.17%) Redis
11 5 (0.17%) Text Mining
11 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.13%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.57%) JIRA
2 17 (0.57%) Subversion
3 13 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.20%) Maven
5 6 (0.20%) WebLOAD
6 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.17%) Hudson
7 4 (0.13%) Emacs
7 4 (0.13%) Webistrano
7 4 (0.13%) JMeter
8 3 (0.10%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.10%) Moq
9 2 (0.067%) Selenium
9 2 (0.067%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.033%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.033%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.033%) JUnit
10 1 (0.033%) AppScan
General
1 497 (16.64%) Finance
2 253 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 84 (2.81%) Banking
4 78 (2.61%) Law
4 78 (2.61%) Marketing
5 67 (2.24%) Legal
6 51 (1.71%) Retail
7 37 (1.24%) Advertising
8 27 (0.90%) Games
9 25 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.50%) German Language
12 10 (0.33%) French Language
12 10 (0.33%) Back Office
13 9 (0.30%) Local Government
14 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 932 (31.20%) Network Engineer
2 541 (18.11%) Security Engineer
3 483 (16.17%) Analyst
4 424 (14.19%) Network Security Engineer
5 347 (11.62%) Consultant
6 331 (11.08%) Security Analyst
7 257 (8.60%) Network Analyst
8 182 (6.09%) Network Security Analyst
9 181 (6.06%) Security Consultant
10 178 (5.96%) Network Consultant
11 176 (5.89%) Architect
12 144 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
13 125 (4.18%) Administrator
14 114 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 112 (3.75%) Network Security Consultant
16 100 (3.35%) Security Specialist
17 93 (3.11%) Network Architect
18 85 (2.85%) Support Engineer
18 85 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
19 62 (2.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.61%) Web Services
2 28 (0.94%) Middleware
3 25 (0.84%) .NET
4 20 (0.67%) SOAP
4 20 (0.67%) Regular Expression
5 19 (0.64%) REST
6 18 (0.60%) XML
6 18 (0.60%) HTML
7 16 (0.54%) LAMP
8 12 (0.40%) JMS
8 12 (0.40%) J2EE
9 11 (0.37%) CSS
10 10 (0.33%) OAuth
11 8 (0.27%) Memcached
12 6 (0.20%) STL
12 6 (0.20%) SAML
13 5 (0.17%) Java EE
13 5 (0.17%) JSON
13 5 (0.17%) COM
13 5 (0.17%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 184 (6.16%) Management Information System
2 148 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 140 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (2.34%) PKI
5 52 (1.74%) Clustering
5 52 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 46 (1.54%) Open Source
6 46 (1.54%) Hedge funds
7 42 (1.41%) Replication
8 32 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 32 (1.07%) Cryptography
9 28 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (0.90%) CESG
11 26 (0.87%) Thin Client
11 26 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 23 (0.77%) User Experience
13 22 (0.74%) Mathematics
13 22 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
14 21 (0.70%) Economics
15 19 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 780 (26.11%) Windows
2 481 (16.10%) Linux
3 222 (7.43%) UNIX
4 184 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (2.91%) Windows 7
7 86 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (2.14%) Solaris
9 32 (1.07%) Windows XP
10 27 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.90%) CentOS
11 26 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 22 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.64%) Debian
14 15 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.50%) Android
15 13 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.40%) OpenBSD
17 8 (0.27%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (14.46%) ITIL
2 428 (14.33%) Information Security
3 227 (7.60%) Network Design
4 226 (7.57%) Load Balancing
5 209 (7.00%) Project Management
6 201 (6.73%) Network Management
7 178 (5.96%) Penetration Testing
8 174 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
9 173 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 158 (5.29%) E-Commerce
11 150 (5.02%) Mentoring
12 146 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
13 139 (4.65%) SIEM
14 136 (4.55%) Change Management
14 136 (4.55%) Incident Management
15 134 (4.49%) Cyber Security
16 126 (4.22%) Migration
17 122 (4.08%) Network Architecture
18 118 (3.95%) Security Architecture
19 101 (3.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 178 (5.96%) SQL
2 114 (3.82%) Perl
3 83 (2.78%) Python
4 75 (2.51%) Java
5 66 (2.21%) PowerShell
6 58 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 56 (1.87%) PHP
8 49 (1.64%) C
9 45 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 41 (1.37%) C++
11 36 (1.21%) Ruby
12 22 (0.74%) C#
13 18 (0.60%) JavaScript
14 16 (0.54%) Tcl
15 7 (0.23%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.23%) Embedded C++
15 7 (0.23%) Groovy
16 6 (0.20%) VB
17 5 (0.17%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1192 (39.91%) Cisco Certification
2 876 (29.33%) CCNP
3 497 (16.64%) CCNA
4 374 (12.52%) Degree
5 281 (9.41%) CISSP
6 279 (9.34%) CCIE
7 276 (9.24%) Security Cleared
8 233 (7.80%) CCSA
9 230 (7.70%) CCSE
10 211 (7.06%) SC Cleared
11 127 (4.25%) CCSP
12 126 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 99 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
14 91 (3.05%) CCDP
15 89 (2.98%) CISM
16 84 (2.81%) MCSE
17 68 (2.28%) CEH
18 61 (2.04%) JNCIA
19 58 (1.94%) JNCIS
20 54 (1.81%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 80 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 78 (2.61%) SLA
5 44 (1.47%) COBIT
6 28 (0.94%) QA
7 13 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 12 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.23%) JTAG
10 5 (0.17%) GPG13
10 5 (0.17%) BS7799
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.033%) BS25999
12 1 (0.033%) COSO
System Software
1 355 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 273 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 49 (1.64%) XenApp
5 48 (1.61%) vSphere
6 44 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (1.47%) Snort
7 29 (0.97%) ProxySG
7 29 (0.97%) VMware ESX
8 21 (0.70%) ISA Server
9 20 (0.67%) Samba
10 19 (0.64%) XenServer
11 18 (0.60%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.47%) Varnish
14 13 (0.44%) Postfix
15 12 (0.40%) NFS
16 11 (0.37%) vCloud
17 10 (0.33%) Firmware
17 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (2.04%) SCCM
2 58 (1.94%) FortiGate
3 56 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 39 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 33 (1.10%) Puppet
6 31 (1.04%) Nessus
7 29 (0.97%) Nagios
8 26 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 26 (0.87%) Cacti
9 25 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
10 22 (0.74%) ARCserve
11 16 (0.54%) SCOM
12 15 (0.50%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
14 13 (0.44%) OpenView
14 13 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
15 12 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
15 12 (0.40%) Ansible
16 11 (0.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 1745 (58.42%) Cisco
2 980 (32.81%) CheckPoint
3 772 (25.85%) Juniper
4 445 (14.90%) Microsoft
5 433 (14.50%) F5
6 392 (13.12%) VMware
7 242 (8.10%) Citrix
8 234 (7.83%) Blue Coat
9 194 (6.49%) HP
10 114 (3.82%) McAfee
11 109 (3.65%) Websense
12 102 (3.41%) SolarWinds
13 100 (3.35%) Fortinet
14 89 (2.98%) Symantec
15 79 (2.64%) Avaya
16 73 (2.44%) Brocade
17 72 (2.41%) Nokia
18 65 (2.18%) Sourcefire
19 64 (2.14%) Oracle
19 64 (2.14%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + potential relocator package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Harwich, Essex
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, on call
Posted: 14 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £40k - £45k per annum + £3k on-call + 5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £42k - £50k per annum + (inc on-call) + 5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £75000 per annum - share options + package
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Acumin
Salary: £75,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 3 days ago