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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Specialist
Rank 922 931 939
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 34 48 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.043% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.045% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 30 29 49
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,541 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 19 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 29 April 2016. 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 -9 34 £55,000 +10.00% 2
London +27 21 £55,000 +10.00%
City of London - 9 £55,000 -
South East +25 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Berkshire +5 5 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +5 5 £48,500 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £56,000 -
North West +14 2 £51,291 +2.58%
Manchester +9 2 £51,291 +7.98%
Maidenhead +5 2 - -
Borehamwood - 2 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Reading +18 1 - -
North Yorkshire -3 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Yorkshire -5 1 £40,000 -11.11%
York -15 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Dunstable - 1 £48,500 -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 45 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (77.19%) Firewall
3 40 (70.18%) Network Security
4 32 (56.14%) Cisco
5 27 (47.37%) CheckPoint
6 26 (45.61%) F5
7 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (38.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (38.60%) CCNA
9 21 (36.84%) CCNP
9 21 (36.84%) CISSP
10 20 (35.09%) CCIE
11 17 (29.82%) Juniper
11 17 (29.82%) CCSE
12 14 (24.56%) CISM
13 12 (21.05%) Retail
13 12 (21.05%) IPsec
13 12 (21.05%) BGP
13 12 (21.05%) Unix
14 11 (19.30%) SNMP
14 11 (19.30%) EIGRP
14 11 (19.30%) HSRP
14 11 (19.30%) Fortinet
15 10 (17.54%) Snort
15 10 (17.54%) OSPF
15 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
15 10 (17.54%) VMware
15 10 (17.54%) Citrix
16 9 (15.79%) Cisco PIX
16 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
1 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (77.19%) Firewall
2 40 (70.18%) Network Security
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (38.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (21.05%) BGP
5 12 (21.05%) IPsec
6 11 (19.30%) EIGRP
6 11 (19.30%) HSRP
6 11 (19.30%) SNMP
7 10 (17.54%) OSPF
8 9 (15.79%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (14.04%) BIG-IP
9 8 (14.04%) DHCP
9 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
9 8 (14.04%) Fast Ethernet
9 8 (14.04%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 8 (14.04%) Multicast
9 8 (14.04%) NetScaler
9 8 (14.04%) TACACS
General
1 12 (21.05%) Retail
2 6 (10.53%) Billing
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Unix
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (10.53%) SIEM
4 5 (8.77%) Presales
4 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.26%) Threat Detection
7 2 (3.51%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (1.75%) Computer Security
8 1 (1.75%) High Availability
8 1 (1.75%) Information Security
8 1 (1.75%) Low Latency
8 1 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.75%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (1.75%) SABSA
8 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 45 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (38.60%) CCNA
3 21 (36.84%) CCNP
3 21 (36.84%) CISSP
4 20 (35.09%) CCIE
5 17 (29.82%) CCSE
6 14 (24.56%) CISM
7 7 (12.28%) CCSA
8 6 (10.53%) CCMSE
8 6 (10.53%) JNCIA
8 6 (10.53%) JNCIP
8 6 (10.53%) JNCIS
9 5 (8.77%) Degree
10 2 (3.51%) LPIC
10 2 (3.51%) RHCE
11 1 (1.75%) CISA
11 1 (1.75%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Snort
2 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.04%) vCloud
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco
2 27 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 26 (45.61%) F5
4 17 (29.82%) Juniper
5 11 (19.30%) Fortinet
6 10 (17.54%) Citrix
6 10 (17.54%) VMware
7 7 (12.28%) Blue Coat
8 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.51%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (3.51%) IBM
10 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.75%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.75%) NetApp
11 1 (1.75%) Oracle
11 1 (1.75%) Sophos
11 1 (1.75%) Symantec
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