The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Network Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Specialist
UK
Rank 816 913 893
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 25 26 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.025% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.026% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 60
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Network Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title.

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 25 February 2017 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 23 £57,500 +4.54%
London +78 11 £57,500 +4.54%
South East +61 4 £55,000 -
North West -11 3 £60,000 +4.34%
Cheshire - 3 £60,000 -
City of London +43 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Yorkshire +34 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Scotland +22 2 £38,000 -30.90%
East of England +20 2 £57,500 +25.00%
Essex +18 2 £57,500 +25.00%
Colchester +3 2 £57,500 +25.00%
York - 2 £57,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £57,500 -
Berkshire +46 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £55,000 -
Banbury - 1 £50,000 -
Livingston - 1 £34,500 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £41,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £34,500 -

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Network Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Network Security Specialist in the job title.

1 39 (79.59%) Network Security
2 32 (65.31%) Firewall
3 20 (40.82%) Cisco
4 17 (34.69%) CheckPoint
5 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (30.61%) CISSP
6 15 (30.61%) Information Security
7 14 (28.57%) Windows
8 13 (26.53%) CCNP
8 13 (26.53%) CISM
8 13 (26.53%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (24.49%) Linux
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 9 (18.37%) VMware
11 9 (18.37%) PCI DSS
11 9 (18.37%) Citrix
12 8 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
12 8 (16.33%) DHCP
12 8 (16.33%) DNS
12 8 (16.33%) CCSE
12 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
13 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
13 7 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 7 (14.29%) F5
14 6 (12.24%) Infoblox
14 6 (12.24%) Imperva

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) IaaS
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (79.59%) Network Security
2 32 (65.31%) Firewall
3 12 (24.49%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (16.33%) DHCP
4 8 (16.33%) DNS
5 7 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.24%) BGP
6 6 (12.24%) BIG-IP
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (12.24%) DMVPN
6 6 (12.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (12.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (12.24%) NetScreen
6 6 (12.24%) OSPF
6 6 (12.24%) VPN
6 6 (12.24%) WAN
7 5 (10.20%) Internet
7 5 (10.20%) LAN
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Fat Client
1 6 (12.24%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (6.12%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Unix
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Information Security
2 13 (26.53%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
4 6 (12.24%) Line Management
4 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.20%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL
5 5 (10.20%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.16%) SABSA
6 4 (8.16%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.12%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.08%) Change Management
8 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.08%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.61%) CISSP
3 13 (26.53%) CCNP
3 13 (26.53%) CISM
4 8 (16.33%) CCSE
5 6 (12.24%) CCNA
6 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) CCSA
8 1 (2.04%) CCIE
8 1 (2.04%) CEH
8 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) GIAC
8 1 (2.04%) GSEC
8 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.04%) SANS
8 1 (2.04%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Cisco
2 17 (34.69%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.37%) Citrix
3 9 (18.37%) VMware
4 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 7 (14.29%) F5
5 6 (12.24%) Imperva
5 6 (12.24%) Infoblox
6 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Juniper
7 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.12%) Brocade
9 2 (4.08%) Arista
9 2 (4.08%) Nortel
9 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.04%) AlienVault
10 1 (2.04%) Aruba
10 1 (2.04%) CA
10 1 (2.04%) HP
10 1 (2.04%) IBM