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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Specialist
Rank 819 846 870
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 47 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.028% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 45 21 10
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £40,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 23 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 28 January 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 +33 46 £51,250 +13.88% 3
Yorkshire +21 33 £50,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +38 26 £52,500 +5.00% 1
York +32 25 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Leeds - 6 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
East of England -7 5 £60,000 +36.36% 1
London -8 5 £52,500 +14.13%
Bedfordshire - 3 £60,000 -
City of London +9 2 £55,000 +35.80%
South West -18 2 £46,500 +3.33%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £46,500 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
South East -27 1 £55,000 +22.22%
South Wales - 1 £42,500 -
Bridgend - 1 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Newbury - 1 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 £42,500 -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 66 (98.51%) Network Security
2 65 (97.01%) Firewall
3 60 (89.55%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (86.57%) Cisco
4 58 (86.57%) CCNP
5 42 (62.69%) BGP
6 41 (61.19%) CheckPoint
7 39 (58.21%) CCSE
8 38 (56.72%) F5
9 36 (53.73%) Cisco IOS
10 35 (52.24%) OSPF
11 34 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (50.75%) VMware
12 33 (49.25%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (47.76%) BIG-IP
13 32 (47.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 32 (47.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 31 (46.27%) Blue Coat
14 31 (46.27%) DNS
14 31 (46.27%) DHCP
15 29 (43.28%) Infoblox
15 29 (43.28%) Imperva
16 27 (40.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (37.31%) Juniper
17 25 (37.31%) Mentoring
18 21 (31.34%) Citrix
18 21 (31.34%) DMVPN
19 20 (29.85%) CISSP
19 20 (29.85%) Linux
20 19 (28.36%) Thin Client

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 66 (98.51%) Network Security
2 65 (97.01%) Firewall
3 42 (62.69%) BGP
4 36 (53.73%) Cisco IOS
5 35 (52.24%) OSPF
6 33 (49.25%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (47.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 32 (47.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 32 (47.76%) BIG-IP
8 31 (46.27%) DHCP
8 31 (46.27%) DNS
9 27 (40.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (31.34%) DMVPN
11 18 (26.87%) NetScreen
12 15 (22.39%) VPN
12 15 (22.39%) Wireless
12 15 (22.39%) WAN
13 13 (19.40%) LAN
14 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
14 10 (14.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Thin Client
1 19 (28.36%) Fat Client
2 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) UNIX
3 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Mentoring
2 18 (26.87%) E-Commerce
3 17 (25.37%) Line Management
4 13 (19.40%) Information Security
4 13 (19.40%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (14.93%) Project Management
6 7 (10.45%) Security Management
7 6 (8.96%) ITIL
8 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (7.46%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.97%) Network Architecture
9 4 (5.97%) SIEM
9 4 (5.97%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (4.48%) Security Architecture
11 2 (2.99%) Cyber Security
11 2 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (2.99%) Network Design
12 1 (1.49%) Technical Architecture
12 1 (1.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (89.55%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (86.57%) CCNP
3 39 (58.21%) CCSE
4 20 (29.85%) CISSP
5 10 (14.93%) CCNA
6 7 (10.45%) CCSA
7 6 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (7.46%) JNCIS
9 4 (5.97%) CCIP
9 4 (5.97%) CCSP
10 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.99%) CISM
11 1 (1.49%) CISA
11 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.91%) XenServer
3 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.49%) RANCID
Vendors
1 58 (86.57%) Cisco
2 41 (61.19%) CheckPoint
3 38 (56.72%) F5
4 34 (50.75%) VMware
5 31 (46.27%) Blue Coat
6 29 (43.28%) Infoblox
6 29 (43.28%) Imperva
7 25 (37.31%) Juniper
8 21 (31.34%) Citrix
9 12 (17.91%) HP
10 11 (16.42%) SolarWinds
11 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.99%) Dell
12 2 (2.99%) EMC
12 2 (2.99%) Symantec
13 1 (1.49%) McAfee
13 1 (1.49%) BT
13 1 (1.49%) Nokia
13 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
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