The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 240 221 239
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1346 1374 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.26% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.72% 6.94% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1081 1090
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,405 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.99% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20015 19796 20989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.38% 18.20% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16051 15967 17346
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 July 2014 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 22 July 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 -17 1270 £45,000 -5.26% 150
London -50 448 £52,500 -4.54% 48
South East +10 384 £45,000 - 44
Berkshire +42 170 £52,500 +10.52% 18
Yorkshire -1 158 £40,000 +6.66% 16
City of London -23 125 £57,500 +12.74% 16
West Yorkshire +6 121 £40,000 - 11
Leeds +9 105 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Hampshire +3 86 £40,325 -31.06% 9
East of England +15 80 £41,000 +9.33% 11
Reading +26 70 £52,500 +10.52% 6
West Midlands +9 69 £45,000 - 13
Surrey +32 64 £42,500 +1.19% 7
South West -9 49 £39,750 +41.55% 5
North West -10 45 £35,000 -18.12% 7
North Yorkshire +4 34 £40,000 -3.61% 3
Hertfordshire +5 33 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Slough +25 31 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -16 31 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Birmingham -11 29 £47,500 - 5
Southampton +25 28 £36,250 -38.03% 3
Scotland -11 28 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Basingstoke +4 26 £45,000 -28.00% 1
York +14 25 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Cheshire +19 24 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Watford -4 23 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Newbury +8 21 £41,250 -13.15% 2
Glasgow +2 19 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Wiltshire -3 19 £44,750 +59.36% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 19 £45,000 +2.85% 4

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1472 (55.51%) Firewall
2 1322 (49.85%) Cisco
3 931 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
4 817 (30.81%) CheckPoint
5 772 (29.11%) Windows
6 623 (23.49%) CCNP
7 609 (22.96%) Juniper
8 608 (22.93%) WAN
9 560 (21.12%) LAN
10 533 (20.10%) VPN
11 527 (19.87%) TCP/IP
12 488 (18.40%) CCNA
13 475 (17.91%) Linux
14 428 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
15 418 (15.76%) Microsoft
16 361 (13.61%) VMware
17 352 (13.27%) Finance
18 350 (13.20%) F5
19 348 (13.12%) Information Security
20 339 (12.78%) ITIL
21 323 (12.18%) Degree
22 318 (11.99%) DNS
23 298 (11.24%) Active Directory
24 290 (10.94%) Telecoms
25 277 (10.44%) MPLS
26 265 (9.99%) Security Cleared
26 265 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
27 258 (9.73%) BGP
28 252 (9.50%) Blue Coat
29 246 (9.28%) CISSP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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
1 190 (7.16%) MS Exchange
2 119 (4.49%) IIS
3 111 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 64 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 42 (1.58%) Apache
9 32 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 32 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 30 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
11 29 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (0.75%) Lync
13 17 (0.64%) nginx
14 10 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.30%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
16 6 (0.23%) Node.js
17 5 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 211 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 131 (4.94%) MS Office
3 38 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.41%) MS Project
6 5 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.23%) assyst
3 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.11%) RMDS
4 2 (0.075%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.038%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.038%) Line 500
5 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.038%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.55%) SaaS
2 28 (1.06%) Office 365
3 23 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (0.75%) PaaS
6 14 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.49%) IaaS
8 9 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.34%) Route 53
9 8 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.15%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.075%) GitHub
13 1 (0.038%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.038%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.038%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1472 (55.51%) Firewall
2 608 (22.93%) WAN
3 560 (21.12%) LAN
4 533 (20.10%) VPN
5 527 (19.87%) TCP/IP
6 428 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
7 318 (11.99%) DNS
8 277 (10.44%) MPLS
9 258 (9.73%) BGP
10 237 (8.94%) VoIP
11 236 (8.90%) OSPF
12 235 (8.86%) Wireless
13 227 (8.56%) SSL
14 223 (8.41%) Internet
15 197 (7.43%) IPsec
16 181 (6.83%) DHCP
17 148 (5.58%) SAN
18 133 (5.02%) VLAN
19 127 (4.79%) Cisco IOS
20 118 (4.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.51%) MySQL
3 35 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 15 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.45%) Big Data
9 12 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.34%) Redis
11 9 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.23%) Cognos Impromptu
13 5 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.15%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (0.26%) Metasploit
4 7 (0.26%) Subversion
5 6 (0.23%) Maven
6 5 (0.19%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.15%) JDeveloper
8 3 (0.11%) Hudson
8 3 (0.11%) JIRA
9 2 (0.075%) Firebug
9 2 (0.075%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.075%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.075%) Mocha
9 2 (0.075%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.075%) JMeter
9 2 (0.075%) Artifactory
General
1 352 (13.27%) Finance
2 290 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 80 (3.02%) Retail
4 68 (2.56%) Legal
5 57 (2.15%) Banking
6 56 (2.11%) Marketing
7 50 (1.89%) Law
8 25 (0.94%) Advertising
9 23 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.68%) Games
10 18 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.60%) German Language
12 15 (0.57%) Publishing
13 14 (0.53%) Back Office
14 12 (0.45%) French Language
15 11 (0.41%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.34%) Electronics
17 8 (0.30%) Local Government
17 8 (0.30%) Billing
18 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 712 (26.85%) Network Engineer
2 482 (18.17%) Security Engineer
3 377 (14.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 350 (13.20%) Analyst
5 309 (11.65%) Consultant
6 215 (8.11%) Security Analyst
7 176 (6.64%) Architect
8 161 (6.07%) Security Consultant
9 144 (5.43%) Network Analyst
10 126 (4.75%) Network Consultant
11 125 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
12 119 (4.49%) Security Specialist
13 105 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 96 (3.62%) Network Security Analyst
15 95 (3.58%) Support Engineer
16 92 (3.47%) Administrator
17 83 (3.13%) Network Security Consultant
18 79 (2.98%) Network Support
19 77 (2.90%) Security Architect
20 74 (2.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.07%) Web Services
2 41 (1.55%) HTML
3 40 (1.51%) .NET
4 35 (1.32%) J2EE
5 34 (1.28%) LAMP
6 31 (1.17%) XML
6 31 (1.17%) Qt
7 29 (1.09%) Spring
8 28 (1.06%) Hibernate
8 28 (1.06%) EJB
9 26 (0.98%) CSS
10 18 (0.68%) jQuery
10 18 (0.68%) Middleware
11 16 (0.60%) HTML5
12 15 (0.57%) REST
12 15 (0.57%) SOAP
13 10 (0.38%) Symfony
13 10 (0.38%) COM
14 9 (0.34%) Laravel
15 8 (0.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 137 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 68 (2.56%) Replication
4 58 (2.19%) PKI
5 54 (2.04%) SecurID
5 54 (2.04%) Clustering
6 44 (1.66%) Hedge funds
7 37 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 34 (1.28%) Open Source
8 34 (1.28%) CESG
9 32 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 32 (1.21%) Thin Client
10 28 (1.06%) iPhone
10 28 (1.06%) Smartphone
11 27 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 25 (0.94%) Digital Media
13 22 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.79%) Cryptography
14 21 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 772 (29.11%) Windows
2 475 (17.91%) Linux
3 227 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 201 (7.58%) UNIX
5 136 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 83 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (2.22%) Windows XP
9 50 (1.89%) Android
10 49 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 35 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 32 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (1.17%) CentOS
14 28 (1.06%) Solaris
15 26 (0.98%) Windows Vista
16 20 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.68%) Debian
18 13 (0.49%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.23%) OpenBSD
20 5 (0.19%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (13.12%) Information Security
2 339 (12.78%) ITIL
3 191 (7.20%) Network Design
4 163 (6.15%) SIEM
5 157 (5.92%) Load Balancing
6 149 (5.62%) E-Commerce
7 148 (5.58%) Project Management
7 148 (5.58%) Penetration Testing
8 146 (5.51%) Change Management
9 140 (5.28%) Network Management
10 109 (4.11%) Incident Management
11 103 (3.88%) Cyber Security
12 101 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
12 101 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
13 91 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 90 (3.39%) Risk Management
15 83 (3.13%) Network Architecture
16 81 (3.05%) Data Security
17 80 (3.02%) Security Management
18 79 (2.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 183 (6.90%) SQL
2 101 (3.81%) Perl
3 100 (3.77%) Java
4 91 (3.43%) C
4 91 (3.43%) Python
5 74 (2.79%) PHP
6 67 (2.53%) PowerShell
7 64 (2.41%) C++
8 55 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 34 (1.28%) Ruby
10 24 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 21 (0.79%) C#
12 15 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.34%) VB
13 9 (0.34%) Groovy
13 9 (0.34%) PHP5
14 8 (0.30%) Embedded C
14 8 (0.30%) Embedded C++
15 7 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 931 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
2 623 (23.49%) CCNP
3 488 (18.40%) CCNA
4 323 (12.18%) Degree
5 265 (9.99%) Security Cleared
6 246 (9.28%) CISSP
7 224 (8.45%) CCSE
8 197 (7.43%) CCSA
9 170 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 141 (5.32%) CCIE
11 134 (5.05%) SC Cleared
12 100 (3.77%) CCSP
13 94 (3.54%) MCSE
14 71 (2.68%) CISM
15 70 (2.64%) CCDP
16 67 (2.53%) CEH
17 63 (2.38%) JNCIA
18 52 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
19 48 (1.81%) MCSA
20 46 (1.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (5.05%) PCI DSS
3 102 (3.85%) SLA
4 73 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (1.06%) QA
6 24 (0.90%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.75%) COBIT
8 10 (0.38%) GPG13
9 8 (0.30%) JTAG
10 5 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.075%) HL7
13 2 (0.075%) DICOM
13 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.038%) COSO
System Software
1 298 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 265 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.64%) vSphere
4 49 (1.85%) Snort
5 45 (1.70%) ProxySG
6 44 (1.66%) ISA Server
7 30 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 28 (1.06%) XenApp
9 27 (1.02%) KVM
10 26 (0.98%) Terminal Services
11 25 (0.94%) Hyper-V
12 22 (0.83%) XenServer
13 20 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
14 19 (0.72%) Varnish
14 19 (0.72%) UAG
15 18 (0.68%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.57%) NFS
17 11 (0.41%) Postfix
17 11 (0.41%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 43 (1.62%) SCCM
2 41 (1.55%) Nessus
3 37 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 34 (1.28%) FortiGate
5 30 (1.13%) Nagios
6 27 (1.02%) ARCserve
7 25 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
8 24 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 23 (0.87%) Puppet
9 23 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
11 20 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
12 18 (0.68%) OpenView
13 17 (0.64%) Cacti
14 16 (0.60%) HAProxy
14 16 (0.60%) logstash
15 11 (0.41%) Salt
15 11 (0.41%) ZABBIX
16 9 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1322 (49.85%) Cisco
2 817 (30.81%) CheckPoint
3 609 (22.96%) Juniper
4 418 (15.76%) Microsoft
5 361 (13.61%) VMware
6 350 (13.20%) F5
7 252 (9.50%) Blue Coat
8 171 (6.45%) Citrix
9 130 (4.90%) HP
10 119 (4.49%) McAfee
11 106 (4.00%) Websense
12 103 (3.88%) Fortinet
13 87 (3.28%) SolarWinds
14 75 (2.83%) Riverbed
15 74 (2.79%) Symantec
16 71 (2.68%) Splunk
17 70 (2.64%) Oracle
18 59 (2.22%) Aruba
18 59 (2.22%) Avaya
19 56 (2.11%) Nokia
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Incredible Company Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 7% on-call + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
ALFA IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £40k - 58k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £90000 ote + car
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Full Bens + On call
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Superb base with excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago