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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Specialist
Rank 864 882 866
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 33 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 29 8 8
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 28 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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 32 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Yorkshire - 17 £50,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 16 £50,000 -
York - 15 £50,000 -
London - 5 £52,500 - 2
South East +10 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Berkshire - 3 £55,000 - 1
Swindon +5 2 - -
South West -5 2 - -
Wiltshire -8 2 - -
East of England -18 2 £57,500 +27.77%
City of London - 2 £55,000 -
North West - 2 £67,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £67,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Reading - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £67,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent +11 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Staffordshire +2 1 £60,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -8 1 £60,000 +20.00%
South Wales - 1 £42,500 -
Wales - 1 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Newbury - 1 £55,000 - 1
Harrogate - 1 £55,000 -
Leeds - 1 £50,000 - 1
Bedford - 1 £55,000 -
Bridgend - 1 £42,500 -

Network Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (97.67%) Network Security
2 41 (95.35%) Firewall
3 39 (90.70%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (90.70%) Cisco
4 37 (86.05%) CCNP
5 29 (67.44%) BGP
6 24 (55.81%) Cisco IOS
6 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
6 24 (55.81%) F5
6 24 (55.81%) OSPF
7 23 (53.49%) VMware
7 23 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (51.16%) CCSE
8 22 (51.16%) Blue Coat
9 21 (48.84%) DHCP
9 21 (48.84%) DNS
9 21 (48.84%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (46.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 20 (46.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 20 (46.51%) BIG-IP
10 20 (46.51%) Infoblox
10 20 (46.51%) Imperva
11 16 (37.21%) Citrix
11 16 (37.21%) Mentoring
12 15 (34.88%) Linux
12 15 (34.88%) Juniper
12 15 (34.88%) DMVPN
13 14 (32.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (32.56%) NetScreen
13 14 (32.56%) Thin Client

Network Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 42 (97.67%) Network Security
2 41 (95.35%) Firewall
3 29 (67.44%) BGP
4 24 (55.81%) OSPF
4 24 (55.81%) Cisco IOS
5 21 (48.84%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (48.84%) DHCP
5 21 (48.84%) DNS
6 20 (46.51%) BIG-IP
6 20 (46.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 20 (46.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 15 (34.88%) DMVPN
8 14 (32.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (32.56%) NetScreen
9 13 (30.23%) LAN
9 13 (30.23%) WAN
10 12 (27.91%) VPN
11 9 (20.93%) Wireless
12 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
13 7 (16.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Thin Client
1 14 (32.56%) Fat Client
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Mentoring
2 14 (32.56%) Line Management
2 14 (32.56%) E-Commerce
3 8 (18.60%) Information Security
3 8 (18.60%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.30%) Network Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (9.30%) Security Management
6 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.65%) Cyber Security
7 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.33%) SIEM
8 1 (2.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.33%) Network Design
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (90.70%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (86.05%) CCNP
3 22 (51.16%) CCSE
4 10 (23.26%) CISSP
5 5 (11.63%) JNCIS
5 5 (11.63%) CCNA
6 4 (9.30%) CCIP
6 4 (9.30%) CCSP
7 2 (4.65%) CISM
7 2 (4.65%) CCSA
7 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) CCDP
8 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) XenServer
3 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
2 24 (55.81%) F5
3 23 (53.49%) VMware
4 22 (51.16%) Blue Coat
5 20 (46.51%) Infoblox
5 20 (46.51%) Imperva
6 16 (37.21%) Citrix
7 15 (34.88%) Juniper
8 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
8 6 (13.95%) HP
9 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.65%) Dell
10 2 (4.65%) EMC
10 2 (4.65%) Symantec
11 1 (2.33%) McAfee
11 1 (2.33%) BT
11 1 (2.33%) Nokia
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 24 days ago