The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Specialist
Rank 859 902 888
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 34 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.014% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 14
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,750 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.40%

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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Network Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Network Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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 +31 34 £45,000 -7.69% 4
Yorkshire +7 15 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Leeds +28 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +19 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South East +17 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Berkshire - 8 £57,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 6 - -
London - 5 - - 1
City of London - 5 - -
North West - 3 £50,000 -
Newbury - 2 £57,500 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £67,500 - 1
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
Southampton - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 £67,500 - 1

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 82 (98.80%) Firewall
2 77 (92.77%) Network Security
3 66 (79.52%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (78.31%) Cisco
5 61 (73.49%) CheckPoint
6 59 (71.08%) CCNP
7 51 (61.45%) CCSE
8 42 (50.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (42.17%) Data Centre
10 34 (40.96%) Mentoring
11 32 (38.55%) F5
12 30 (36.14%) CCNA
13 29 (34.94%) Project Management
14 28 (33.73%) CCSA
14 28 (33.73%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (32.53%) BGP
16 26 (31.33%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (31.33%) ITIL
17 25 (30.12%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (28.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 24 (28.92%) CISSP
18 24 (28.92%) VMware
19 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (21.69%) DNS
21 17 (20.48%) Citrix
21 17 (20.48%) DHCP
21 17 (20.48%) OSPF
21 17 (20.48%) Cisco IOS
21 17 (20.48%) BIG-IP
21 17 (20.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 82 (98.80%) Firewall
2 77 (92.77%) Network Security
3 42 (50.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 27 (32.53%) BGP
5 25 (30.12%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (28.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (21.69%) DNS
8 17 (20.48%) DHCP
8 17 (20.48%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (20.48%) OSPF
8 17 (20.48%) BIG-IP
8 17 (20.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 17 (20.48%) DMVPN
9 13 (15.66%) WAN
9 13 (15.66%) EIGRP
10 11 (13.25%) MPLS
11 8 (9.64%) Wireless
12 7 (8.43%) NetScreen
12 7 (8.43%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (42.17%) Data Centre
2 28 (33.73%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (18.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (15.66%) Fat Client
4 13 (15.66%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) PKI
5 1 (1.20%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.20%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) UNIX
2 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Mentoring
2 29 (34.94%) Project Management
3 26 (31.33%) ITIL
4 14 (16.87%) DDoS Mitigation
5 12 (14.46%) Security Architecture
5 12 (14.46%) SIEM
6 10 (12.05%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (10.84%) Network Design
8 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
8 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.43%) Line Management
8 7 (8.43%) Information Security
9 6 (7.23%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (6.02%) Coaching
10 5 (6.02%) E-business
11 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.82%) Cyber Security
12 3 (3.61%) SDLC
12 3 (3.61%) Security Management
12 3 (3.61%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (79.52%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (71.08%) CCNP
3 51 (61.45%) CCSE
4 30 (36.14%) CCNA
5 28 (33.73%) CCSA
6 26 (31.33%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (28.92%) CISSP
8 7 (8.43%) CCIE
9 3 (3.61%) CISM
10 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.43%) XenServer
3 3 (3.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 65 (78.31%) Cisco
2 61 (73.49%) CheckPoint
3 32 (38.55%) F5
4 24 (28.92%) VMware
5 17 (20.48%) Citrix
6 16 (19.28%) Blue Coat
7 15 (18.07%) Juniper
7 15 (18.07%) Imperva
8 14 (16.87%) Infoblox
9 7 (8.43%) HP
9 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
10 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.20%) IronPort
12 1 (1.20%) Symantec
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago