The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 227 243 228
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1475 1382 1381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.18% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 6.69% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1179 1071 1083
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18452 20653 19920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.82% 17.62% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15179 16517 16009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK.

Network Security Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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 +13 1348 £50,000 +11.11% 170
London +39 533 £55,000 +4.76% 61
South East -16 340 £47,500 +5.55% 40
Yorkshire -16 147 £40,000 - 14
West Yorkshire -12 112 £44,000 +10.00% 12
City of London +16 109 £57,500 - 7
Berkshire -45 97 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Leeds -9 95 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East of England +3 83 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Surrey +22 80 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Hampshire -4 79 £45,000 +11.59% 9
West Midlands -12 75 £52,500 +16.66% 8
Scotland +48 66 £42,000 -6.66% 4
South West +4 65 £45,000 +5.88% 16
North West +21 62 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Birmingham +23 58 £65,000 +36.84% 5
Glasgow +42 50 £42,000 -4.00% 2
East Midlands +16 45 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Reading -24 44 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Bedfordshire +30 40 £52,500 +41.89%
Hertfordshire -5 34 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Manchester +25 33 £37,000 +13.84% 5
Southampton +5 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Bedford +23 30 £52,500 +40.00%
North Yorkshire -13 26 £37,500 -6.25%
Buckinghamshire +2 25 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Oxfordshire +24 23 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Cheshire -4 22 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Staines -7 21 £36,000 -44.61%
Bristol -5 20 £45,000 -14.28% 7

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Network Security also 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 that cited Network Security.

1 1747 (56.17%) Firewall
2 1599 (51.41%) Cisco
3 1125 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
4 868 (27.91%) CheckPoint
5 859 (27.62%) WAN
6 836 (26.88%) Windows
7 767 (24.66%) CCNP
8 744 (23.92%) LAN
9 613 (19.71%) Data Centre
10 601 (19.32%) Cisco ASA
11 588 (18.91%) Finance
12 574 (18.46%) VPN
13 547 (17.59%) CCNA
14 545 (17.52%) Linux
15 542 (17.43%) Microsoft
16 529 (17.01%) Information Security
17 511 (16.43%) TCP/IP
18 500 (16.08%) ITIL
19 495 (15.92%) Degree
20 467 (15.02%) F5
21 463 (14.89%) Juniper
22 444 (14.28%) VMware
23 428 (13.76%) BGP
24 422 (13.57%) DNS
25 417 (13.41%) CISSP
26 404 (12.99%) Active Directory
27 389 (12.51%) Wireless
28 370 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
29 355 (11.41%) OSPF
30 324 (10.42%) Load Balancing

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Network Security also 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 that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 178 (5.72%) MS Exchange
2 103 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (3.12%) IIS
4 85 (2.73%) Apache
5 60 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 49 (1.58%) nginx
7 40 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 35 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 34 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 33 (1.06%) Lync
12 28 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (0.87%) Confluence
14 25 (0.80%) MediaWiki
15 19 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (0.48%) Jetty
17 10 (0.32%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.29%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.29%) JBoss
19 8 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 252 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 97 (3.12%) MS Office
3 53 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.032%) MS Project
5 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.032%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.032%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) Summit
2 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.032%) assyst
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.032%) Magento
5 1 (0.032%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 127 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (1.90%) SaaS
4 58 (1.86%) Office 365
5 44 (1.41%) IaaS
6 41 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (1.16%) PaaS
8 31 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (0.51%) Route 53
12 14 (0.45%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.096%) IBM PureFlex
16 2 (0.064%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.064%) Yammer
17 1 (0.032%) OneDrive
17 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1747 (56.17%) Firewall
2 859 (27.62%) WAN
3 744 (23.92%) LAN
4 601 (19.32%) Cisco ASA
5 574 (18.46%) VPN
6 511 (16.43%) TCP/IP
7 428 (13.76%) BGP
8 422 (13.57%) DNS
9 389 (12.51%) Wireless
10 370 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 355 (11.41%) OSPF
12 291 (9.36%) VoIP
13 278 (8.94%) MPLS
14 266 (8.55%) EIGRP
15 256 (8.23%) DHCP
16 225 (7.23%) Internet
17 190 (6.11%) SSL
18 182 (5.85%) SAN
19 181 (5.82%) IPsec
20 161 (5.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 121 (3.89%) MySQL
3 49 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 22 (0.71%) Big Data
5 22 (0.71%) NoSQL
6 21 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 21 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.29%) DB2
13 7 (0.23%) Redis
14 6 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.16%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 52 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 46 (1.48%) JIRA
3 44 (1.41%) Metasploit
4 42 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 40 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 36 (1.16%) Hudson
7 32 (1.03%) Subversion
8 21 (0.68%) Selenium
8 21 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (0.61%) Moq
9 19 (0.61%) SpecFlow
10 11 (0.35%) Maven
11 9 (0.29%) NUnit
12 8 (0.26%) JUnit
12 8 (0.26%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.23%) Liquibase
13 7 (0.23%) Flyway
14 6 (0.19%) MSBuild
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (0.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 588 (18.91%) Finance
2 275 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 147 (4.73%) Banking
4 112 (3.60%) Law
5 82 (2.64%) Retail
6 71 (2.28%) Legal
7 70 (2.25%) Advertising
8 47 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 44 (1.41%) Marketing
10 23 (0.74%) Games
11 22 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.64%) Multimedia
13 17 (0.55%) Back Office
14 16 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.39%) French Language
16 12 (0.39%) German Language
16 12 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.32%) Online Betting
18 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 906 (29.13%) Network Engineer
2 532 (17.11%) Security Engineer
3 403 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 400 (12.86%) Consultant
5 363 (11.67%) Analyst
6 224 (7.20%) Security Consultant
7 215 (6.91%) Architect
8 206 (6.62%) Security Analyst
9 170 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
10 169 (5.43%) Network Consultant
11 145 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 131 (4.21%) Security Specialist
13 128 (4.12%) Administrator
14 106 (3.41%) Network Analyst
15 102 (3.28%) Network Security Consultant
16 96 (3.09%) Network Architect
17 93 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
18 92 (2.96%) Security Architect
19 87 (2.80%) Network Specialist
19 87 (2.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (4.02%) Web Services
2 102 (3.28%) .NET
3 57 (1.83%) HTML
4 50 (1.61%) WCF
5 47 (1.51%) REST
6 44 (1.41%) XML
7 39 (1.25%) ASP.NET
8 36 (1.16%) COM
8 36 (1.16%) SOAP
9 34 (1.09%) HTML5
10 30 (0.96%) Middleware
11 27 (0.87%) LAMP
11 27 (0.87%) WPF
11 27 (0.87%) 802.1X
12 23 (0.74%) CSS
13 21 (0.68%) STL
14 20 (0.64%) NHibernate
15 19 (0.61%) LINQ
15 19 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 613 (19.71%) Data Centre
2 302 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 195 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 134 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 88 (2.83%) Cryptography
6 84 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 51 (1.64%) PKI
8 50 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 41 (1.32%) Replication
10 40 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 39 (1.25%) Clustering
12 37 (1.19%) Thin Client
12 37 (1.19%) Fat Client
13 34 (1.09%) CESG
14 33 (1.06%) Public Cloud
14 33 (1.06%) BYOD
15 32 (1.03%) Blackberry
15 32 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.93%) Visualisation
16 29 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 836 (26.88%) Windows
2 545 (17.52%) Linux
3 237 (7.62%) UNIX
4 151 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 145 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 85 (2.73%) CentOS
8 56 (1.80%) Ubuntu
9 51 (1.64%) Debian
10 47 (1.51%) Windows 7
11 39 (1.25%) Solaris
12 38 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (0.96%) Android
14 26 (0.84%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.74%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.35%) AIX
18 10 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (17.01%) Information Security
2 500 (16.08%) ITIL
3 324 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 282 (9.07%) SIEM
5 238 (7.65%) Cyber Security
5 238 (7.65%) Project Management
6 210 (6.75%) Penetration Testing
7 208 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 207 (6.66%) Network Design
9 184 (5.92%) Network Monitoring
10 172 (5.53%) Incident Management
11 149 (4.79%) Security Architecture
12 143 (4.60%) Risk Management
13 140 (4.50%) E-Commerce
14 139 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
15 137 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
16 135 (4.34%) Service Delivery
17 126 (4.05%) Network Management
18 120 (3.86%) Migration
19 117 (3.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 237 (7.62%) SQL
2 153 (4.92%) Perl
3 141 (4.53%) Java
4 123 (3.95%) PHP
5 120 (3.86%) Python
6 103 (3.31%) C++
7 100 (3.22%) C#
8 89 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 75 (2.41%) Ruby
10 73 (2.35%) Bash Shell
11 64 (2.06%) C
12 30 (0.96%) JavaScript
13 25 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 18 (0.58%) Groovy
15 18 (0.58%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.32%) VB
16 10 (0.32%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.19%) sed
17 6 (0.19%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1125 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
2 767 (24.66%) CCNP
3 547 (17.59%) CCNA
4 495 (15.92%) Degree
5 417 (13.41%) CISSP
6 274 (8.81%) CCIE
7 203 (6.53%) Security Cleared
8 197 (6.33%) CCSA
9 183 (5.88%) CCSE
10 147 (4.73%) CISM
11 140 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 134 (4.31%) CCDP
13 121 (3.89%) SC Cleared
14 107 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
15 95 (3.05%) MCSE
16 72 (2.32%) CEH
17 60 (1.93%) CISA
18 50 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 50 (1.61%) CCSP
19 44 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (3.95%) PCI DSS
3 121 (3.89%) SLA
4 44 (1.41%) QA
5 36 (1.16%) COBIT
6 22 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.26%) BS25999
8 8 (0.26%) FISMA
9 3 (0.096%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.032%) BS7799
10 1 (0.032%) GPG13
System Software
1 404 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 319 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (3.76%) vSphere
4 113 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 49 (1.58%) XenServer
6 35 (1.13%) Samba
7 31 (1.00%) Xen
8 27 (0.87%) Postfix
8 27 (0.87%) iptables
9 25 (0.80%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.80%) XenApp
10 21 (0.68%) KVM
11 20 (0.64%) Docker
11 20 (0.64%) Snort
12 19 (0.61%) ProxySG
13 14 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.39%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.35%) NFS
15 11 (0.35%) Firmware
16 10 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 90 (2.89%) Puppet
2 68 (2.19%) FortiGate
3 53 (1.70%) Nessus
4 45 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.35%) CiscoWorks
6 35 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 34 (1.09%) ZABBIX
8 30 (0.96%) SCCM
9 27 (0.87%) Nagios
10 26 (0.84%) Nmap
10 26 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
11 25 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 22 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
12 22 (0.71%) Salt
12 22 (0.71%) Vagrant
13 18 (0.58%) Ansible
13 18 (0.58%) WMI
13 18 (0.58%) Cacti
14 17 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
15 16 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1599 (51.41%) Cisco
2 868 (27.91%) CheckPoint
3 542 (17.43%) Microsoft
4 467 (15.02%) F5
5 463 (14.89%) Juniper
6 444 (14.28%) VMware
7 282 (9.07%) HP
8 275 (8.84%) Citrix
9 153 (4.92%) Fortinet
10 133 (4.28%) Blue Coat
10 133 (4.28%) McAfee
11 96 (3.09%) Oracle
12 94 (3.02%) SolarWinds
13 71 (2.28%) Red Hat
14 65 (2.09%) Sourcefire
15 64 (2.06%) NetApp
16 58 (1.86%) Riverbed
17 50 (1.61%) Splunk
18 47 (1.51%) Avaya
19 45 (1.45%) IBM
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Church International Ltd.
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + + Package & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Package & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Gd benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package/Bonus/Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 35% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum Up to £75k per annum (Subject to Experience) +
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday