The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Architect
Rank 877 893 860
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Architect 23 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.015% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.016% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 29
Average salary £68,750 £53,200 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.22% -26.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £53,200 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+26.87% -11.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Network Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Network Security Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Architect over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
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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
England +20 22 £68,750 +29.22% 1
Birmingham +9 10 £70,000 -
West Midlands -11 10 £70,000 -
Leeds - 6 £70,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 6 £70,000 -
South East +9 5 £55,000 +22.22%
South West -2 5 £52,500 -1.31%
Bath - 5 £52,500 -
Somerset - 5 £52,500 -
Surrey - 4 £55,000 -
Guildford - 4 £55,000 -
London - 2 £73,750 - 1
Berkshire +2 1 £75,000 +36.36%

Network Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Architect in their job title 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 with Network Security Architect in their job title.

1 50 (94.34%) Cisco
2 48 (90.57%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (86.79%) CheckPoint
4 39 (73.58%) Firewall
5 36 (67.92%) LAN
5 36 (67.92%) WAN
6 34 (64.15%) CCNP
6 34 (64.15%) Network Security
7 33 (62.26%) VPN
8 27 (50.94%) Wireless
9 26 (49.06%) CCIE
9 26 (49.06%) Juniper
10 23 (43.40%) Wireless Security
11 20 (37.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (35.85%) F5
12 19 (35.85%) Ethical Hacking
13 18 (33.96%) Fortinet
14 17 (32.08%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (32.08%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (32.08%) Security Hardening
14 17 (32.08%) 802.1X
14 17 (32.08%) FortiGate
15 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
16 12 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (22.64%) HP
17 10 (18.87%) McAfee
18 9 (16.98%) Law
19 8 (15.09%) CCNA
19 8 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 7 (13.21%) Riverbed

Network Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Architect in their job title 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 with Network Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) CloudStack
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (73.58%) Firewall
2 36 (67.92%) LAN
2 36 (67.92%) WAN
3 34 (64.15%) Network Security
4 33 (62.26%) VPN
5 27 (50.94%) Wireless
6 23 (43.40%) Wireless Security
7 12 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (13.21%) EIGRP
9 7 (13.21%) SSL
9 7 (13.21%) ATM
10 6 (11.32%) BGP
11 5 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (9.43%) TACACS
11 5 (9.43%) DHCP
11 5 (9.43%) IPv4
11 5 (9.43%) Internet
11 5 (9.43%) HSRP
12 4 (7.55%) MPLS
General
1 9 (16.98%) Law
2 2 (3.77%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Ethical Hacking
2 17 (32.08%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (32.08%) Security Hardening
3 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 5 (9.43%) Information Security
5 4 (7.55%) Network Architecture
5 4 (7.55%) SIEM
6 3 (5.66%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.77%) Security Architecture
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL
7 2 (3.77%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.89%) Change Control
8 1 (1.89%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) Perl
1 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (90.57%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (64.15%) CCNP
3 26 (49.06%) CCIE
4 8 (15.09%) CCNA
5 6 (11.32%) HP ASE
6 5 (9.43%) CCDP
7 2 (3.77%) CISSP
7 2 (3.77%) CEH
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.89%) COBIT
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) FortiGate
2 7 (13.21%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 50 (94.34%) Cisco
2 46 (86.79%) CheckPoint
3 26 (49.06%) Juniper
4 19 (35.85%) F5
5 18 (33.96%) Fortinet
6 12 (22.64%) HP
7 10 (18.87%) McAfee
8 7 (13.21%) Riverbed
8 7 (13.21%) SolarWinds
9 6 (11.32%) Huawei
10 2 (3.77%) VMware
11 1 (1.89%) Brocade
11 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.89%) LogRhythm