The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 876 843 904
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 41 40 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.036% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.038% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 12
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -45 41 £50,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 15 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 15 £50,000 - 1
York - 15 £50,000 -
East of England -2 12 £45,000 +50.00%
South East -14 7 £55,000 +10.00%
London -61 6 £40,500 -24.29%
Colchester - 6 £50,000 -
Watford - 6 £40,000 -
Essex - 6 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
Berkshire -4 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Newbury - 4 £55,000 -
Sevenoaks - 2 £45,000 -
Kent - 2 £45,000 -
City of London -27 1 £40,500 -24.29%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 63 (100.00%) Network Security
2 51 (80.95%) Firewall
3 46 (73.02%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (69.84%) Cisco
5 39 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (60.32%) CCNP
7 37 (58.73%) F5
8 36 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 36 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 28 (44.44%) CheckPoint
10 27 (42.86%) Blue Coat
11 26 (41.27%) BIG-IP
11 26 (41.27%) BGP
11 26 (41.27%) DNS
11 26 (41.27%) Linux
11 26 (41.27%) DHCP
11 26 (41.27%) DMVPN
12 25 (39.68%) Infoblox
12 25 (39.68%) Imperva
12 25 (39.68%) Cisco IOS
12 25 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (39.68%) E-Commerce
12 25 (39.68%) NetScreen
12 25 (39.68%) OSPF
12 25 (39.68%) CCSE
12 25 (39.68%) VMware
13 21 (33.33%) Thin Client
13 21 (33.33%) Citrix
13 21 (33.33%) CISSP
13 21 (33.33%) Fat Client

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 63 (100.00%) Network Security
2 51 (80.95%) Firewall
3 39 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 36 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 26 (41.27%) BIG-IP
5 26 (41.27%) BGP
5 26 (41.27%) DNS
5 26 (41.27%) DHCP
5 26 (41.27%) DMVPN
6 25 (39.68%) Cisco IOS
6 25 (39.68%) NetScreen
6 25 (39.68%) OSPF
7 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
7 13 (20.63%) Wireless
7 13 (20.63%) VLAN
8 7 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (9.52%) VPN
10 5 (7.94%) DMZ
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 21 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Credit Risk
2 5 (7.94%) CMDB
3 4 (6.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) E-Commerce
2 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
3 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.94%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity
4 5 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (7.94%) Information Security
4 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity Management
4 5 (7.94%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (1.59%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.59%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (73.02%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (60.32%) CCNP
3 25 (39.68%) CCSE
4 21 (33.33%) CISSP
5 20 (31.75%) CCNA
6 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
7 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
8 10 (15.87%) Degree
9 4 (6.35%) CISM
10 1 (1.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.35%) XenServer
3 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 44 (69.84%) Cisco
2 37 (58.73%) F5
3 28 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 27 (42.86%) Blue Coat
5 25 (39.68%) Infoblox
5 25 (39.68%) Imperva
5 25 (39.68%) VMware
6 21 (33.33%) Citrix
7 16 (25.40%) McAfee
8 13 (20.63%) Juniper
9 12 (19.05%) IronPort
10 4 (6.35%) HP
11 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.59%) Tufin