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 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 Specialist
Rank 871 901 873
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 29 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.008% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 12
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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 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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 16 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 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 +35 29 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire +13 15 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Leeds +23 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +16 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South East +19 8 £67,500 +50.00%
Berkshire - 8 £67,500 -
Maidenhead - 6 - -
London +5 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £67,500 -
City of London - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £67,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £67,500 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 54 (96.43%) Firewall
2 47 (83.93%) Network Security
3 46 (82.14%) CheckPoint
4 45 (80.36%) Cisco
5 41 (73.21%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (66.07%) CCSE
7 36 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (57.14%) Data Centre
9 31 (55.36%) CCNA
10 29 (51.79%) CCNP
11 28 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (48.21%) Project Management
12 27 (48.21%) CCSA
13 26 (46.43%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (46.43%) ITIL
13 26 (46.43%) Mentoring
14 16 (28.57%) F5
15 13 (23.21%) Finance
16 11 (19.64%) Banking
17 10 (17.86%) Load Balancing
17 10 (17.86%) Cisco PIX
17 10 (17.86%) CCIE
17 10 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 5 (8.93%) E-business
19 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 5 (8.93%) Retail
19 5 (8.93%) CISSP
19 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (96.43%) Firewall
2 47 (83.93%) Network Security
3 36 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (17.86%) Cisco PIX
4 10 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.93%) DNS
6 4 (7.14%) DHCP
7 3 (5.36%) SSL
8 2 (3.57%) VPN
8 2 (3.57%) LAN
8 2 (3.57%) VoIP
8 2 (3.57%) WAN
8 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.57%) Multicast
8 2 (3.57%) FWSM
9 1 (1.79%) IPsec
9 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.79%) SMTP
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Retail
4 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 28 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) UNIX
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Project Management
2 26 (46.43%) ITIL
2 26 (46.43%) Mentoring
3 10 (17.86%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.93%) E-business
4 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.14%) Network Design
5 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 4 (7.14%) Network Management
5 4 (7.14%) SDLC
6 3 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Information Security
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (1.79%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (73.21%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (66.07%) CCSE
3 31 (55.36%) CCNA
4 29 (51.79%) CCNP
5 27 (48.21%) CCSA
6 26 (46.43%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (17.86%) CCIE
8 5 (8.93%) CISSP
9 4 (7.14%) CISM
10 3 (5.36%) Degree
11 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.79%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (82.14%) CheckPoint
2 45 (80.36%) Cisco
3 16 (28.57%) F5
4 3 (5.36%) Juniper
5 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.79%) Imperva
6 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.79%) IronPort
6 1 (1.79%) Symantec
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
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