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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 208 229 219
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1491 1254 1396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.40% 1.24% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.77% 7.12% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 999 1136
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 £65,000 £72,000 £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
19182 17614 21232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.99% 17.43% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15280 14335 17452
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 21 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 21 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 -50 446 £55,000 +4.76% 58
South East +21 440 £50,000 +7.52% 40
Yorkshire +72 241 £40,000 -5.88% 8
West Midlands +4 103 £40,000 -5.88% 10
East of England -4 84 £47,500 +18.75% 8
South West +26 82 £42,500 +11.84% 11
North West -2 71 £42,500 -9.57% 15
East Midlands -23 25 £37,500 - 4
Midlands +12 3 £38,500 -45.00%
North East -25 1 £60,000 +26.31%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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 1534 (55.60%) Firewall
2 1532 (55.53%) Cisco
3 1020 (36.97%) Cisco Certification
4 890 (32.26%) CheckPoint
5 808 (29.29%) Windows
6 748 (27.11%) CCNP
7 708 (25.66%) Juniper
8 707 (25.63%) WAN
9 641 (23.23%) VPN
10 626 (22.69%) LAN
11 602 (21.82%) TCP/IP
12 481 (17.43%) Linux
13 467 (16.93%) Cisco ASA
14 437 (15.84%) Finance
14 437 (15.84%) CCNA
15 393 (14.24%) Microsoft
16 388 (14.06%) Information Security
17 370 (13.41%) F5
18 366 (13.27%) VMware
19 357 (12.94%) MPLS
20 353 (12.79%) VoIP
21 352 (12.76%) BGP
22 347 (12.58%) DNS
23 343 (12.43%) Active Directory
24 337 (12.21%) ITIL
25 332 (12.03%) Degree
26 327 (11.85%) OSPF
27 278 (10.08%) Wireless
28 270 (9.79%) Telecoms
29 262 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 144 (5.22%) MS Exchange
2 104 (3.77%) IIS
3 77 (2.79%) Apache
4 75 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 54 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 51 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 38 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 36 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 26 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.76%) nginx
12 19 (0.69%) Lync
13 13 (0.47%) MQSeries
14 10 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.25%) JBoss
16 7 (0.25%) Drupal
17 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.22%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 196 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 113 (4.10%) MS Office
3 56 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.33%) MS Project
5 5 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.072%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.036%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.036%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (0.47%) assyst
2 7 (0.25%) RMDS
3 3 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.072%) GoldMine
4 2 (0.072%) SalesLogix
4 2 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.036%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.036%) Line 50
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (0.98%) Office 365
3 26 (0.94%) SaaS
4 20 (0.72%) PaaS
5 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.54%) IaaS
7 14 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (0.14%) Route 53
10 2 (0.072%) GitHub
10 2 (0.072%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1534 (55.60%) Firewall
2 707 (25.63%) WAN
3 641 (23.23%) VPN
4 626 (22.69%) LAN
5 602 (21.82%) TCP/IP
6 467 (16.93%) Cisco ASA
7 357 (12.94%) MPLS
8 353 (12.79%) VoIP
9 352 (12.76%) BGP
10 347 (12.58%) DNS
11 327 (11.85%) OSPF
12 278 (10.08%) Wireless
13 224 (8.12%) Internet
14 218 (7.90%) SSL
15 214 (7.76%) IPsec
16 203 (7.36%) DHCP
17 165 (5.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 153 (5.55%) Cisco IOS
19 152 (5.51%) SAN
20 137 (4.97%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 99 (3.59%) MySQL
3 38 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 19 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 15 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.29%) Big Data
10 7 (0.25%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.25%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.18%) Redis
12 4 (0.14%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.072%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.47%) JIRA
3 12 (0.43%) Subversion
4 10 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.36%) Maven
4 10 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.22%) WebLOAD
7 5 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.14%) Emacs
8 4 (0.14%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.14%) JMeter
9 3 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.072%) Hudson
10 2 (0.072%) Mocha
10 2 (0.072%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.072%) Grunt
10 2 (0.072%) TeamCity
General
1 437 (15.84%) Finance
2 270 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 79 (2.86%) Legal
4 76 (2.75%) Retail
5 64 (2.32%) Banking
5 64 (2.32%) Marketing
6 58 (2.10%) Law
7 23 (0.83%) Games
7 23 (0.83%) German Language
8 18 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.47%) Advertising
11 13 (0.47%) French Language
12 11 (0.40%) Local Government
13 6 (0.22%) Billing
14 5 (0.18%) Back Office
15 4 (0.14%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 810 (29.36%) Network Engineer
2 500 (18.12%) Security Engineer
3 472 (17.11%) Analyst
4 391 (14.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 298 (10.80%) Security Analyst
6 265 (9.60%) Consultant
7 250 (9.06%) Network Analyst
8 170 (6.16%) Architect
9 165 (5.98%) Network Security Analyst
10 136 (4.93%) Security Consultant
11 123 (4.46%) Network Consultant
11 123 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
12 112 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 108 (3.91%) Administrator
14 90 (3.26%) Network Architect
15 85 (3.08%) Security Specialist
16 83 (3.01%) Network Security Consultant
17 82 (2.97%) Support Engineer
18 74 (2.68%) Support Analyst
18 74 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.86%) Web Services
2 28 (1.01%) LAMP
3 27 (0.98%) XML
3 27 (0.98%) HTML
4 26 (0.94%) Middleware
5 25 (0.91%) .NET
6 22 (0.80%) REST
7 21 (0.76%) SOAP
8 18 (0.65%) CSS
9 13 (0.47%) HTML5
10 12 (0.43%) Regular Expression
11 11 (0.40%) JMS
11 11 (0.40%) J2EE
11 11 (0.40%) jQuery
12 9 (0.33%) WCF
12 9 (0.33%) Laravel
13 7 (0.25%) JSON
13 7 (0.25%) Java EE
13 7 (0.25%) Symfony
14 6 (0.22%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 143 (5.18%) Computer Science
1 143 (5.18%) Management Information System
2 111 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (2.72%) Clustering
4 66 (2.39%) PKI
5 62 (2.25%) Replication
6 44 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 42 (1.52%) Open Source
8 39 (1.41%) SecurID
9 35 (1.27%) CESG
10 34 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 30 (1.09%) Cryptography
12 29 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 25 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
14 23 (0.83%) Thin Client
14 23 (0.83%) Fat Client
14 23 (0.83%) Smartphone
15 21 (0.76%) User Experience
16 20 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (0.69%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 808 (29.29%) Windows
2 481 (17.43%) Linux
3 219 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 216 (7.83%) UNIX
5 125 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (3.55%) Windows 7
7 94 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (2.32%) Solaris
9 51 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 40 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 27 (0.98%) Mac OS
12 26 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 25 (0.91%) CentOS
13 25 (0.91%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.65%) Android
15 17 (0.62%) Debian
16 12 (0.43%) OpenBSD
17 11 (0.40%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.29%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (14.06%) Information Security
2 337 (12.21%) ITIL
3 223 (8.08%) Network Design
4 203 (7.36%) Load Balancing
5 181 (6.56%) Network Management
6 178 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 157 (5.69%) Project Management
8 144 (5.22%) Penetration Testing
9 136 (4.93%) Incident Management
10 134 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
11 132 (4.78%) Mentoring
12 125 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
13 124 (4.49%) Change Management
14 110 (3.99%) Capacity Planning
15 103 (3.73%) Network Architecture
16 101 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
17 96 (3.48%) Change Control
18 94 (3.41%) SIEM
19 88 (3.19%) Security Architecture
20 82 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 152 (5.51%) SQL
2 121 (4.39%) Perl
3 87 (3.15%) Python
4 83 (3.01%) PowerShell
5 70 (2.54%) Java
6 66 (2.39%) PHP
7 51 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 47 (1.70%) C
9 45 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 45 (1.63%) C++
10 34 (1.23%) Ruby
11 24 (0.87%) C#
12 18 (0.65%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.58%) Tcl
14 10 (0.36%) Groovy
15 9 (0.33%) Embedded C
15 9 (0.33%) Embedded C++
15 9 (0.33%) VB
15 9 (0.33%) PHP5
16 7 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1020 (36.97%) Cisco Certification
2 748 (27.11%) CCNP
3 437 (15.84%) CCNA
4 332 (12.03%) Degree
5 232 (8.41%) CISSP
6 222 (8.05%) Security Cleared
7 210 (7.61%) CCIE
8 204 (7.39%) CCSA
8 204 (7.39%) CCSE
9 165 (5.98%) SC Cleared
10 148 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 121 (4.39%) CCSP
12 91 (3.30%) MCSE
13 83 (3.01%) CCDP
14 68 (2.46%) CISM
14 68 (2.46%) CEH
15 65 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
16 61 (2.21%) JNCIS
17 53 (1.92%) JNCIA
18 49 (1.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (8.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (6.56%) PCI DSS
3 77 (2.79%) SLA
4 72 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 36 (1.30%) COBIT
6 30 (1.09%) QA
7 19 (0.69%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.33%) JTAG
9 8 (0.29%) GPG13
10 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.072%) HL7
11 2 (0.072%) DICOM
11 2 (0.072%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.072%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.036%) BS7799
12 1 (0.036%) BS25999
12 1 (0.036%) COSO
System Software
1 343 (12.43%) Active Directory
2 262 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (2.32%) vSphere
4 46 (1.67%) Snort
5 45 (1.63%) ProxySG
6 39 (1.41%) XenApp
7 38 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (1.23%) Hyper-V
9 28 (1.01%) VMware ESX
10 26 (0.94%) ISA Server
11 23 (0.83%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.58%) KVM
12 16 (0.58%) NFS
13 14 (0.51%) Varnish
13 14 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.51%) Samba
14 13 (0.47%) vCloud
15 11 (0.40%) XenServer
15 11 (0.40%) UAG
15 11 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 51 (1.85%) SCCM
1 51 (1.85%) FortiGate
2 45 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 34 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 32 (1.16%) Nagios
5 28 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
6 24 (0.87%) Cacti
7 20 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
8 19 (0.69%) Nessus
9 18 (0.65%) Puppet
9 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
9 18 (0.65%) OpenView
10 13 (0.47%) ARCserve
11 11 (0.40%) logstash
11 11 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 10 (0.36%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.36%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.33%) SCOM
13 9 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1532 (55.53%) Cisco
2 890 (32.26%) CheckPoint
3 708 (25.66%) Juniper
4 393 (14.24%) Microsoft
5 370 (13.41%) F5
6 366 (13.27%) VMware
7 245 (8.88%) Blue Coat
8 212 (7.68%) Citrix
9 124 (4.49%) HP
10 105 (3.81%) Fortinet
11 102 (3.70%) McAfee
12 99 (3.59%) Websense
13 83 (3.01%) Symantec
14 81 (2.94%) SolarWinds
15 76 (2.75%) Riverbed
16 75 (2.72%) Oracle
17 66 (2.39%) Brocade
18 65 (2.36%) Sourcefire
18 65 (2.36%) Nokia
19 61 (2.21%) Splunk
London
Acumin
Salary: From £66,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Suffolk
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum 10% Bonus + 7% Oncall + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Plus a Strong Benifits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Up to 40K plus Bonus plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Energon Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum (salary to be experience determined)
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Energon Global
Posted: 23 hours ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £54k per year + OTE + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday