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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 208 231 211
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1509 1271 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.41% 1.25% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 7.17% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1169 1018 1132
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
19221 17728 20919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.98% 17.44% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15309 14445 17200
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -24 461 £55,000 +4.76% 64
South East +19 443 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Yorkshire +60 238 £40,000 -5.88% 9
West Midlands -2 100 £40,000 -5.88% 16
South West +28 87 £42,500 +10.38% 11
East of England +1 86 £50,000 +25.00% 14
North West -14 71 £42,500 -9.57% 18
East Midlands -16 24 £37,500 - 4
Midlands +12 3 £38,500 -45.00%
North East -24 2 £60,000 +36.36%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1562 (55.67%) Cisco
2 1559 (55.56%) Firewall
3 1038 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
4 903 (32.18%) CheckPoint
5 816 (29.08%) Windows
6 756 (26.94%) CCNP
7 720 (25.66%) WAN
8 719 (25.62%) Juniper
9 657 (23.41%) VPN
10 636 (22.67%) LAN
11 615 (21.92%) TCP/IP
12 480 (17.11%) Linux
13 478 (17.03%) Cisco ASA
14 446 (15.89%) Finance
15 445 (15.86%) CCNA
16 402 (14.33%) Microsoft
17 400 (14.26%) Information Security
18 378 (13.47%) F5
19 377 (13.44%) VMware
20 364 (12.97%) MPLS
21 360 (12.83%) BGP
22 358 (12.76%) VoIP
23 356 (12.69%) DNS
24 348 (12.40%) Active Directory
25 344 (12.26%) Degree
26 338 (12.05%) ITIL
27 333 (11.87%) OSPF
28 286 (10.19%) Wireless
29 276 (9.84%) Telecoms
30 268 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 147 (5.24%) MS Exchange
2 107 (3.81%) IIS
3 77 (2.74%) Apache
4 74 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 56 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 50 (1.78%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (0.71%) nginx
11 19 (0.68%) Lync
12 14 (0.50%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.32%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.25%) Drupal
15 7 (0.25%) JBoss
16 6 (0.21%) WordPress
16 6 (0.21%) Confluence
16 6 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 200 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 116 (4.13%) MS Office
3 56 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.32%) MS Project
5 5 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.071%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.036%) Revit
8 1 (0.036%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.46%) assyst
2 7 (0.25%) RMDS
3 3 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.071%) SalesLogix
4 2 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.071%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.036%) Line 50
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (0.96%) Office 365
3 26 (0.93%) SaaS
4 18 (0.64%) PaaS
4 18 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (0.57%) IaaS
7 14 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.14%) Route 53
9 4 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.071%) GitHub
10 2 (0.071%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1559 (55.56%) Firewall
2 720 (25.66%) WAN
3 657 (23.41%) VPN
4 636 (22.67%) LAN
5 615 (21.92%) TCP/IP
6 478 (17.03%) Cisco ASA
7 364 (12.97%) MPLS
8 360 (12.83%) BGP
9 358 (12.76%) VoIP
10 356 (12.69%) DNS
11 333 (11.87%) OSPF
12 286 (10.19%) Wireless
13 231 (8.23%) SSL
14 226 (8.05%) Internet
15 222 (7.91%) IPsec
16 210 (7.48%) DHCP
17 170 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
18 156 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
19 155 (5.52%) SAN
20 142 (5.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.49%) MySQL
3 38 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 20 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 16 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.29%) Big Data
11 7 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.25%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.21%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.18%) Redis
13 5 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.14%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.071%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.50%) JIRA
2 14 (0.50%) Subversion
3 12 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.36%) Maven
4 10 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.21%) WebLOAD
8 5 (0.18%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.14%) Emacs
9 4 (0.14%) JMeter
10 3 (0.11%) Hudson
10 3 (0.11%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.071%) Grunt
11 2 (0.071%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.071%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.071%) Mocha
General
1 446 (15.89%) Finance
2 276 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 79 (2.82%) Legal
4 75 (2.67%) Retail
5 66 (2.35%) Banking
6 64 (2.28%) Marketing
7 63 (2.25%) Law
8 21 (0.75%) Games
8 21 (0.75%) German Language
9 19 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.53%) Advertising
11 15 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.43%) French Language
13 11 (0.39%) Local Government
14 6 (0.21%) Billing
15 5 (0.18%) Back Office
16 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.14%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 827 (29.47%) Network Engineer
2 508 (18.10%) Security Engineer
3 479 (17.07%) Analyst
4 398 (14.18%) Network Security Engineer
5 303 (10.80%) Security Analyst
6 274 (9.76%) Consultant
7 256 (9.12%) Network Analyst
8 173 (6.17%) Architect
9 170 (6.06%) Network Security Analyst
10 144 (5.13%) Security Consultant
11 127 (4.53%) Network Consultant
12 123 (4.38%) Senior Network Engineer
13 115 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 106 (3.78%) Administrator
15 90 (3.21%) Network Architect
16 88 (3.14%) Security Specialist
17 86 (3.06%) Network Security Consultant
18 84 (2.99%) Support Engineer
19 74 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
20 72 (2.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.82%) Web Services
2 28 (1.00%) LAMP
3 27 (0.96%) XML
4 26 (0.93%) HTML
4 26 (0.93%) .NET
4 26 (0.93%) Middleware
5 22 (0.78%) REST
6 21 (0.75%) SOAP
7 17 (0.61%) CSS
8 13 (0.46%) J2EE
9 12 (0.43%) HTML5
9 12 (0.43%) Regular Expression
10 10 (0.36%) jQuery
10 10 (0.36%) JMS
11 9 (0.32%) WCF
12 8 (0.29%) Laravel
13 7 (0.25%) Java EE
13 7 (0.25%) JSON
14 6 (0.21%) Symfony
14 6 (0.21%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 149 (5.31%) Management Information System
2 148 (5.27%) Computer Science
3 116 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (2.60%) Clustering
5 70 (2.49%) PKI
6 59 (2.10%) Replication
7 44 (1.57%) Open Source
7 44 (1.57%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.43%) SecurID
9 35 (1.25%) CESG
9 35 (1.25%) Blackberry
10 31 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.07%) Cryptography
12 24 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
13 23 (0.82%) Fat Client
13 23 (0.82%) Smartphone
13 23 (0.82%) Thin Client
14 21 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
14 21 (0.75%) User Experience
15 19 (0.68%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 816 (29.08%) Windows
2 480 (17.11%) Linux
3 221 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 219 (7.80%) UNIX
5 126 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 100 (3.56%) Windows 7
7 94 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (2.28%) Solaris
9 48 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 40 (1.43%) Windows XP
11 27 (0.96%) Mac OS
11 27 (0.96%) CentOS
12 26 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 24 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 23 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.61%) Android
16 16 (0.57%) Debian
17 12 (0.43%) OpenBSD
18 11 (0.39%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.29%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (14.26%) Information Security
2 338 (12.05%) ITIL
3 224 (7.98%) Network Design
4 204 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 184 (6.56%) Network Management
6 175 (6.24%) E-Commerce
7 164 (5.84%) Project Management
8 155 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
9 139 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
10 137 (4.88%) Incident Management
11 134 (4.78%) Mentoring
12 129 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
13 125 (4.45%) Change Management
14 108 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
15 106 (3.78%) Network Architecture
16 104 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 99 (3.53%) SIEM
18 98 (3.49%) Change Control
19 94 (3.35%) Security Architecture
20 89 (3.17%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 156 (5.56%) SQL
2 123 (4.38%) Perl
3 91 (3.24%) Python
4 83 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 71 (2.53%) Java
6 64 (2.28%) PHP
7 53 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 49 (1.75%) C
9 45 (1.60%) C++
9 45 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 36 (1.28%) Ruby
11 25 (0.89%) C#
12 18 (0.64%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.57%) Tcl
14 10 (0.36%) Groovy
15 9 (0.32%) Embedded C
15 9 (0.32%) Embedded C++
16 8 (0.29%) VB
16 8 (0.29%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.29%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1038 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
2 756 (26.94%) CCNP
3 445 (15.86%) CCNA
4 344 (12.26%) Degree
5 235 (8.37%) CISSP
6 224 (7.98%) Security Cleared
7 217 (7.73%) CCIE
8 205 (7.31%) CCSE
9 204 (7.27%) CCSA
10 167 (5.95%) SC Cleared
11 150 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 123 (4.38%) CCSP
13 91 (3.24%) MCSE
14 82 (2.92%) CCDP
15 69 (2.46%) CISM
15 69 (2.46%) CEH
16 65 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
17 62 (2.21%) JNCIS
18 54 (1.92%) JNCIA
19 52 (1.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (6.59%) PCI DSS
3 74 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 74 (2.64%) SLA
4 36 (1.28%) COBIT
5 31 (1.10%) QA
6 19 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.32%) JTAG
8 8 (0.29%) GPG13
9 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.071%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.071%) HL7
10 2 (0.071%) DICOM
10 2 (0.071%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.036%) COSO
11 1 (0.036%) BS25999
11 1 (0.036%) BS7799
System Software
1 348 (12.40%) Active Directory
2 268 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.25%) vSphere
4 48 (1.71%) Snort
5 45 (1.60%) ProxySG
6 40 (1.43%) XenApp
7 39 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.28%) Hyper-V
9 28 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 27 (0.96%) ISA Server
11 23 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.61%) NFS
13 16 (0.57%) Samba
13 16 (0.57%) KVM
14 14 (0.50%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.46%) vCloud
15 13 (0.46%) Varnish
16 12 (0.43%) XenServer
17 11 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
17 11 (0.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 52 (1.85%) SCCM
1 52 (1.85%) FortiGate
2 46 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 34 (1.21%) Backup Exec
4 31 (1.10%) Nagios
5 29 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (0.82%) Cacti
7 20 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 19 (0.68%) Puppet
8 19 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (0.68%) Nessus
9 18 (0.64%) OpenView
9 18 (0.64%) CiscoWorks
10 14 (0.50%) ARCserve
11 12 (0.43%) logstash
12 11 (0.39%) HAProxy
12 11 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.36%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1562 (55.67%) Cisco
2 903 (32.18%) CheckPoint
3 719 (25.62%) Juniper
4 402 (14.33%) Microsoft
5 378 (13.47%) F5
6 377 (13.44%) VMware
7 245 (8.73%) Blue Coat
8 218 (7.77%) Citrix
9 134 (4.78%) HP
10 108 (3.85%) Fortinet
11 107 (3.81%) McAfee
12 102 (3.64%) Websense
13 84 (2.99%) Symantec
14 79 (2.82%) SolarWinds
15 77 (2.74%) Riverbed
16 76 (2.71%) Oracle
17 68 (2.42%) Brocade
18 66 (2.35%) Sourcefire
18 66 (2.35%) Nokia
19 63 (2.25%) Avaya
Leeds, Yorkshire
Capita
Salary: Oncalls, Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 23 hours ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38250.00 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + up to 20K in bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus, Car
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus, Car
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus, car
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £44,000 to £44,000 per annum circa + £7k Car Allowance + £4k Bonu
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Harris Global
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum + 10 % Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: £50-54k + £3k on-call + benefits
Posted: Yesterday