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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 203 265 196
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -69
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1570 1228 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.09% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 6.35% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 957 1157
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
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
18938 19346 21281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.32% 17.20% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15139 15366 17267
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +120 698 £57,500 +13.30% 63
South East +2 351 £47,500 +9.19% 42
Yorkshire +17 151 £42,500 -1.16% 15
East of England +25 116 £50,000 +25.00% 11
North West +55 112 £42,500 +6.25% 18
South West -33 71 £40,000 - 11
West Midlands -3 50 £43,507 -3.31% 5
East Midlands +6 21 £41,500 +9.21% 7
North East -4 1 £55,000 +32.83%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1678 (55.75%) Cisco
2 1636 (54.35%) Firewall
3 1258 (41.79%) Cisco Certification
4 894 (29.70%) CheckPoint
5 893 (29.67%) WAN
6 878 (29.17%) CCNP
7 757 (25.15%) Windows
8 718 (23.85%) LAN
9 615 (20.43%) VPN
10 608 (20.20%) Cisco ASA
11 591 (19.63%) Juniper
12 590 (19.60%) ITIL
13 576 (19.14%) CCNA
14 571 (18.97%) Microsoft
15 526 (17.48%) Finance
16 524 (17.41%) TCP/IP
17 488 (16.21%) BGP
18 481 (15.98%) Linux
19 480 (15.95%) F5
20 464 (15.42%) Degree
21 459 (15.25%) VMware
22 439 (14.58%) Wireless
22 439 (14.58%) DNS
23 405 (13.46%) Information Security
24 397 (13.19%) OSPF
24 397 (13.19%) Active Directory
25 372 (12.36%) CISSP
26 365 (12.13%) Cisco Nexus
27 358 (11.89%) MPLS
28 337 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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
1 149 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 78 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 72 (2.39%) IIS
5 70 (2.33%) Apache
6 48 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 40 (1.33%) nginx
8 38 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (0.70%) Confluence
11 20 (0.66%) Lync
11 20 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (0.63%) MediaWiki
13 18 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.50%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.23%) OpenEdge
16 5 (0.17%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.17%) JBoss
16 5 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 281 (9.34%) MS Excel
2 142 (4.72%) MS Office
3 58 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.066%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.066%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.100%) GoldMine
3 2 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.033%) assyst
4 1 (0.033%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 86 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.43%) IaaS
3 42 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (1.36%) Office 365
5 30 (1.00%) SaaS
6 28 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (0.90%) Amazon S3
8 21 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.60%) PaaS
10 17 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.17%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.100%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.033%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.033%) Yammer
13 1 (0.033%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1636 (54.35%) Firewall
2 893 (29.67%) WAN
3 718 (23.85%) LAN
4 615 (20.43%) VPN
5 608 (20.20%) Cisco ASA
6 524 (17.41%) TCP/IP
7 488 (16.21%) BGP
8 439 (14.58%) Wireless
8 439 (14.58%) DNS
9 397 (13.19%) OSPF
10 365 (12.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 358 (11.89%) MPLS
12 319 (10.60%) EIGRP
13 296 (9.83%) DHCP
14 288 (9.57%) VoIP
15 253 (8.41%) SSL
16 202 (6.71%) IPsec
17 201 (6.68%) SAN
18 184 (6.11%) VLAN
19 176 (5.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 83 (2.76%) MySQL
3 39 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 27 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 13 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.30%) Big Data
11 9 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.27%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.27%) DB2
13 7 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.17%) QlikView
15 4 (0.13%) SSDT
16 3 (0.100%) WhereScape RED
16 3 (0.100%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (0.90%) JIRA
2 25 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 25 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 23 (0.76%) Subversion
3 23 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.63%) Hudson
5 15 (0.50%) Moq
6 14 (0.47%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.20%) Selenium
9 5 (0.17%) NUnit
9 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (0.13%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.13%) Psake
11 3 (0.100%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.100%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.100%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.066%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.033%) Rational Rose
General
1 526 (17.48%) Finance
2 226 (7.51%) Telecoms
3 105 (3.49%) Banking
4 81 (2.69%) Law
5 80 (2.66%) Advertising
6 61 (2.03%) Legal
7 56 (1.86%) Retail
8 39 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 39 (1.30%) Marketing
9 29 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.76%) Games
11 21 (0.70%) Back Office
12 16 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.17%) French Language
15 5 (0.17%) Military
15 5 (0.17%) Front Office
16 4 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 929 (30.86%) Network Engineer
2 549 (18.24%) Security Engineer
3 457 (15.18%) Consultant
4 438 (14.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 386 (12.82%) Analyst
6 240 (7.97%) Network Consultant
7 237 (7.87%) Security Analyst
8 221 (7.34%) Security Consultant
9 191 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
10 170 (5.65%) Architect
11 135 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 131 (4.35%) Security Specialist
13 126 (4.19%) Network Analyst
14 124 (4.12%) Network Security Consultant
15 113 (3.75%) Administrator
16 97 (3.22%) Network Security Analyst
17 91 (3.02%) Network Specialist
18 81 (2.69%) Network Security Specialist
19 80 (2.66%) Security Manager
20 74 (2.46%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (1.86%) Web Services
2 46 (1.53%) .NET
3 42 (1.40%) REST
4 34 (1.13%) SOAP
5 32 (1.06%) XML
6 30 (1.00%) HTML
7 24 (0.80%) Middleware
8 22 (0.73%) WCF
9 18 (0.60%) LAMP
9 18 (0.60%) STL
10 17 (0.56%) HTML5
11 15 (0.50%) NHibernate
11 15 (0.50%) LINQ
11 15 (0.50%) SAML
11 15 (0.50%) COM
12 14 (0.47%) OAuth
13 12 (0.40%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.33%) J2EE
15 9 (0.30%) Regular Expression
16 7 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 197 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 144 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 59 (1.96%) Hedge funds
5 51 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 45 (1.50%) Open Source
7 43 (1.43%) PKI
8 37 (1.23%) Thin Client
8 37 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 37 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 35 (1.16%) Clustering
10 34 (1.13%) Cryptography
10 34 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 28 (0.93%) Replication
12 26 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 26 (0.86%) User Experience
13 24 (0.80%) IPTV
14 19 (0.63%) CESG
14 19 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 757 (25.15%) Windows
2 481 (15.98%) Linux
3 216 (7.18%) UNIX
4 144 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (1.93%) CentOS
8 43 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 38 (1.26%) Debian
10 37 (1.23%) Solaris
11 35 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.06%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.76%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.43%) Android
16 12 (0.40%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.20%) zOS
17 6 (0.20%) AIX
18 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (19.60%) ITIL
2 405 (13.46%) Information Security
3 301 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 253 (8.41%) Project Management
5 237 (7.87%) SIEM
6 235 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 199 (6.61%) Network Design
8 193 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
9 192 (6.38%) Cyber Security
10 178 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
11 164 (5.45%) Migration
12 151 (5.02%) Security Architecture
13 134 (4.45%) Kalman Filter
14 131 (4.35%) Network Management
14 131 (4.35%) PRINCE2
15 129 (4.29%) Incident Management
16 126 (4.19%) Change Management
17 114 (3.79%) Network Architecture
18 110 (3.65%) E-Commerce
18 110 (3.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 249 (8.27%) SQL
2 129 (4.29%) Perl
3 113 (3.75%) Python
4 92 (3.06%) PowerShell
5 88 (2.92%) Java
6 80 (2.66%) Bash Shell
7 68 (2.26%) PHP
8 62 (2.06%) Ruby
9 44 (1.46%) C++
10 40 (1.33%) C
11 38 (1.26%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.23%) C#
13 12 (0.40%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.23%) Groovy
15 6 (0.20%) sed
15 6 (0.20%) AWK
16 4 (0.13%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.13%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.100%) VB
17 3 (0.100%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1258 (41.79%) Cisco Certification
2 878 (29.17%) CCNP
3 576 (19.14%) CCNA
4 464 (15.42%) Degree
5 372 (12.36%) CISSP
6 301 (10.00%) CCIE
7 247 (8.21%) CCSE
8 225 (7.48%) Security Cleared
9 208 (6.91%) CCSA
10 142 (4.72%) SC Cleared
11 131 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
12 129 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 120 (3.99%) CISM
14 100 (3.32%) CCDP
15 87 (2.89%) MCSE
16 65 (2.16%) CCSP
17 60 (1.99%) CEH
18 56 (1.86%) JNCIA
19 54 (1.79%) CISA
20 44 (1.46%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (9.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (4.75%) PCI DSS
3 93 (3.09%) SLA
4 47 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (1.36%) COBIT
6 33 (1.10%) QA
7 14 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.20%) BS7799
9 6 (0.20%) FISMA
10 5 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.13%) BS25999
11 4 (0.13%) JTAG
12 2 (0.066%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.033%) GPG13
System Software
1 397 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 337 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.39%) vSphere
5 56 (1.86%) XenServer
6 41 (1.36%) XenApp
7 38 (1.26%) Snort
8 31 (1.03%) Xen
9 28 (0.93%) iptables
10 27 (0.90%) Samba
11 26 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.70%) XenDesktop
12 21 (0.70%) Postfix
13 16 (0.53%) ProxySG
13 16 (0.53%) KVM
14 15 (0.50%) VMware ESX
15 12 (0.40%) NFS
15 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.33%) Firmware
16 10 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 63 (2.09%) Puppet
2 57 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 50 (1.66%) SCCM
4 37 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 37 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 34 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
6 33 (1.10%) Nagios
7 31 (1.03%) Nessus
8 28 (0.93%) SCOM
9 27 (0.90%) ZABBIX
10 24 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
11 19 (0.63%) Salt
12 18 (0.60%) Cacti
13 16 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
14 14 (0.47%) Nmap
15 13 (0.43%) Backup Exec
15 13 (0.43%) ARCserve
16 12 (0.40%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1678 (55.75%) Cisco
2 894 (29.70%) CheckPoint
3 591 (19.63%) Juniper
4 571 (18.97%) Microsoft
5 480 (15.95%) F5
6 459 (15.25%) VMware
7 316 (10.50%) Citrix
8 295 (9.80%) HP
9 194 (6.45%) Blue Coat
10 145 (4.82%) Fortinet
11 129 (4.29%) SolarWinds
12 118 (3.92%) McAfee
13 79 (2.62%) Oracle
14 77 (2.56%) NetApp
15 73 (2.43%) Symantec
16 72 (2.39%) Avaya
16 72 (2.39%) Sourcefire
17 70 (2.33%) Brocade
18 61 (2.03%) Red Hat
19 59 (1.96%) Websense
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus, overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Connectus
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + 5% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Share Options+Healthcare+Pension+M
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £45001 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £60001 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days holidays, pension, training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £70000 - £72450 per annum + 8% bonus, full bens
Posted: 2 days ago