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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 904 858 884
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 11 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.017% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.018% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 22
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,550 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 11 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 30 September 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
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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 -52 11 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands - 4 £62,500 -
York - 4 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £62,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £62,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
London -12 2 £40,000 -38.46%
South West - 1 £50,000 -
Swindon - 1 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £50,000 -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (96.30%) Network Security
3 25 (92.59%) CCNP
3 25 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (74.07%) DHCP
5 19 (70.37%) VMware
5 19 (70.37%) BGP
5 19 (70.37%) Firewall
5 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (66.67%) DNS
7 14 (51.85%) LAN
7 14 (51.85%) WAN
7 14 (51.85%) OSPF
7 14 (51.85%) CheckPoint
8 13 (48.15%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (48.15%) Load Balancing
8 13 (48.15%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (48.15%) F5
9 12 (44.44%) DMVPN
9 12 (44.44%) Blue Coat
10 11 (40.74%) CCSE
10 11 (40.74%) BIG-IP
10 11 (40.74%) NetScreen
10 11 (40.74%) Linux
10 11 (40.74%) E-Commerce
10 11 (40.74%) WAN Optimisation
10 11 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (40.74%) Infoblox
10 11 (40.74%) Imperva

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) IIS
1 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) Network Security
2 20 (74.07%) DHCP
3 19 (70.37%) BGP
3 19 (70.37%) Firewall
4 18 (66.67%) DNS
5 14 (51.85%) OSPF
5 14 (51.85%) LAN
5 14 (51.85%) WAN
6 13 (48.15%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (48.15%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (44.44%) DMVPN
8 11 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 11 (40.74%) NetScreen
8 11 (40.74%) BIG-IP
9 7 (25.93%) IPsec
9 7 (25.93%) SNMP
9 7 (25.93%) MPLS
9 7 (25.93%) VPN
10 4 (14.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 9 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 7 (25.93%) Statistics
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Load Balancing
2 11 (40.74%) WAN Optimisation
2 11 (40.74%) E-Commerce
3 9 (33.33%) Line Management
3 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (14.81%) Security Management
5 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) CCNP
1 25 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (40.74%) CCSE
3 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 6 (22.22%) CCIP
5 4 (14.81%) CCSP
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) RANCID
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 14 (51.85%) CheckPoint
4 13 (48.15%) F5
5 12 (44.44%) Blue Coat
6 11 (40.74%) Infoblox
6 11 (40.74%) Imperva
7 9 (33.33%) Citrix
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Mitel
9 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
10 3 (11.11%) Juniper
11 2 (7.41%) HP
11 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
12 1 (3.70%) Nokia
12 1 (3.70%) BT