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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 200 269 191
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -78
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1682 1248 1667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.08% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 6.37% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 952 1205
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £71,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
20097 19577 22337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.16% 16.88% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16032 15496 18007
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +69 1579 £50,000 +11.11% 169
London +96 671 £55,000 +10.00% 57
South East +9 344 £47,500 +11.76% 32
City of London +116 208 £60,000 +4.34% 15
Yorkshire +20 168 £45,000 +4.65% 22
Berkshire +10 136 £55,000 +15.78% 10
East of England +33 125 £50,000 +25.00% 16
West Yorkshire +30 125 £45,000 +5.88% 16
North West +79 122 £40,575 +1.43% 20
Leeds +48 112 £45,000 +4.65% 13
South West -27 82 £40,000 - 10
Manchester +49 64 £40,150 +7.06% 13
Reading -2 60 £55,000 +0.91% 4
Surrey +28 58 £45,000 -2.17% 5
West Midlands +6 54 £43,003 +1.18% 7
Scotland +42 44 £37,750 +0.66% 9
Hampshire -10 44 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Cheshire +19 41 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Bristol +15 40 £40,000 +5.96% 4
Cambridgeshire +41 39 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bedfordshire +32 34 £53,500 +47.58% 2
North Yorkshire +15 29 £50,000 - 2
Cambridge +33 28 £36,250 -6.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 28 £42,500 -2.85% 3
Hertfordshire -7 25 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Glasgow +30 24 £42,000 -6.66% 5
York +24 24 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex +1 24 £40,000 - 1
Essex -1 24 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Southampton +1 23 £45,000 +12.50% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1781 (56.04%) Cisco
2 1702 (53.56%) Firewall
3 1295 (40.75%) Cisco Certification
4 953 (29.99%) CheckPoint
5 925 (29.11%) CCNP
6 923 (29.04%) WAN
7 767 (24.13%) Windows
8 753 (23.69%) LAN
9 674 (21.21%) VPN
10 641 (20.17%) Juniper
10 641 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
11 578 (18.19%) ITIL
12 577 (18.16%) Microsoft
13 562 (17.68%) TCP/IP
14 561 (17.65%) CCNA
15 554 (17.43%) Finance
16 526 (16.55%) BGP
17 506 (15.92%) F5
18 499 (15.70%) Linux
19 483 (15.20%) Degree
20 477 (15.01%) VMware
21 459 (14.44%) Wireless
22 455 (14.32%) DNS
23 434 (13.66%) Information Security
24 428 (13.47%) OSPF
25 395 (12.43%) MPLS
26 391 (12.30%) Active Directory
27 380 (11.96%) CISSP
28 377 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
29 353 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 157 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 80 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 70 (2.20%) Apache
5 65 (2.05%) IIS
6 54 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 45 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (1.26%) nginx
10 25 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (0.69%) Lync
12 19 (0.60%) Confluence
13 17 (0.53%) MediaWiki
13 17 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.28%) MQSeries
14 9 (0.28%) WordPress
15 8 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.22%) JBoss
16 7 (0.22%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 278 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 148 (4.66%) MS Office
3 55 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.063%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.13%) GoldMine
5 2 (0.063%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.063%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.063%) Summit
6 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.031%) assyst
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.031%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.29%) IaaS
3 38 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.98%) Office 365
5 30 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 27 (0.85%) SaaS
8 23 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (0.53%) PaaS
11 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.031%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1702 (53.56%) Firewall
2 923 (29.04%) WAN
3 753 (23.69%) LAN
4 674 (21.21%) VPN
5 641 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
6 562 (17.68%) TCP/IP
7 526 (16.55%) BGP
8 459 (14.44%) Wireless
9 455 (14.32%) DNS
10 428 (13.47%) OSPF
11 395 (12.43%) MPLS
12 377 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 325 (10.23%) EIGRP
14 317 (9.97%) VoIP
15 304 (9.57%) DHCP
16 278 (8.75%) SSL
17 237 (7.46%) IPsec
18 217 (6.83%) SAN
19 194 (6.10%) VLAN
20 185 (5.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.99%) MySQL
3 49 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 28 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 25 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 18 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.41%) Redis
10 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (0.35%) Big Data
11 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.25%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.25%) DB2
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.16%) QlikView
14 5 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 26 (0.82%) JIRA
3 23 (0.72%) Subversion
4 22 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.53%) Hudson
7 13 (0.41%) Metasploit
7 13 (0.41%) Moq
8 8 (0.25%) JDeveloper
9 7 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.16%) Selenium
10 5 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.16%) Xcode
10 5 (0.16%) NUnit
11 4 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.13%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.13%) Psake
12 2 (0.063%) Artifactory
General
1 554 (17.43%) Finance
2 254 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 106 (3.34%) Banking
4 87 (2.74%) Law
5 81 (2.55%) Advertising
6 69 (2.17%) Legal
7 61 (1.92%) Retail
8 57 (1.79%) Marketing
9 39 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 34 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.72%) Games
12 21 (0.66%) Back Office
13 20 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.47%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.16%) Local Government
17 5 (0.16%) French Language
17 5 (0.16%) Front Office
18 4 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 985 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 602 (18.94%) Security Engineer
3 481 (15.14%) Consultant
4 480 (15.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 423 (13.31%) Analyst
6 271 (8.53%) Security Analyst
7 245 (7.71%) Network Consultant
8 235 (7.39%) Security Consultant
9 194 (6.10%) Senior Network Engineer
10 162 (5.10%) Architect
11 153 (4.81%) Network Analyst
12 139 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 130 (4.09%) Network Security Consultant
14 124 (3.90%) Security Specialist
15 120 (3.78%) Network Security Analyst
16 111 (3.49%) Administrator
17 93 (2.93%) Network Specialist
18 83 (2.61%) Security Manager
19 82 (2.58%) Network Security Specialist
20 80 (2.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (1.70%) Web Services
2 46 (1.45%) .NET
3 44 (1.38%) REST
4 34 (1.07%) HTML
5 32 (1.01%) SOAP
6 29 (0.91%) XML
7 26 (0.82%) Middleware
8 19 (0.60%) HTML5
9 18 (0.57%) WCF
10 17 (0.53%) LAMP
11 15 (0.47%) SAML
11 15 (0.47%) STL
11 15 (0.47%) COM
12 14 (0.44%) J2EE
12 14 (0.44%) OAuth
13 13 (0.41%) LINQ
13 13 (0.41%) NHibernate
14 10 (0.31%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.31%) CSS
15 9 (0.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 210 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 151 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 58 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 53 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 48 (1.51%) Open Source
7 45 (1.42%) Cryptography
8 42 (1.32%) PKI
9 39 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 39 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 38 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 38 (1.20%) Clustering
11 37 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 35 (1.10%) Algorithms
13 31 (0.98%) Replication
14 29 (0.91%) User Experience
15 25 (0.79%) IPTV
16 19 (0.60%) CESG
17 18 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 767 (24.13%) Windows
2 499 (15.70%) Linux
3 219 (6.89%) UNIX
4 154 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (1.95%) CentOS
8 54 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 39 (1.23%) Solaris
10 36 (1.13%) Debian
11 34 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 24 (0.76%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.47%) Android
16 12 (0.38%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.22%) zOS
17 7 (0.22%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.19%) AIX
19 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (18.19%) ITIL
2 434 (13.66%) Information Security
3 301 (9.47%) Load Balancing
4 260 (8.18%) Project Management
5 259 (8.15%) SIEM
6 239 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 205 (6.45%) Network Design
8 199 (6.26%) Cyber Security
9 196 (6.17%) Penetration Testing
10 188 (5.92%) Network Monitoring
11 162 (5.10%) Migration
12 157 (4.94%) Security Architecture
13 146 (4.59%) Incident Management
14 143 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
15 142 (4.47%) Change Management
16 140 (4.41%) Network Management
17 129 (4.06%) PRINCE2
18 123 (3.87%) Network Architecture
19 121 (3.81%) Business Continuity
20 120 (3.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 253 (7.96%) SQL
2 120 (3.78%) Perl
3 117 (3.68%) Python
4 99 (3.12%) Java
5 82 (2.58%) PowerShell
6 80 (2.52%) Bash Shell
7 71 (2.23%) PHP
8 70 (2.20%) Ruby
9 42 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 41 (1.29%) C
10 41 (1.29%) C++
11 33 (1.04%) C#
12 18 (0.57%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.22%) Groovy
14 6 (0.19%) AWK
14 6 (0.19%) sed
15 5 (0.16%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.13%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.13%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1295 (40.75%) Cisco Certification
2 925 (29.11%) CCNP
3 561 (17.65%) CCNA
4 483 (15.20%) Degree
5 380 (11.96%) CISSP
6 318 (10.01%) CCIE
7 261 (8.21%) CCSE
8 245 (7.71%) Security Cleared
9 214 (6.73%) CCSA
10 162 (5.10%) SC Cleared
11 124 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
12 121 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 119 (3.74%) CISM
14 108 (3.40%) CCDP
15 80 (2.52%) CCSP
16 77 (2.42%) MCSE
17 60 (1.89%) CEH
18 58 (1.83%) JNCIA
18 58 (1.83%) CISA
19 48 (1.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 155 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 104 (3.27%) SLA
4 49 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 40 (1.26%) QA
6 38 (1.20%) COBIT
7 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 13 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.19%) BS7799
9 6 (0.19%) FISMA
10 5 (0.16%) BS25999
11 4 (0.13%) JTAG
12 3 (0.094%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.063%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.031%) GPG13
System Software
1 391 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 353 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.27%) vSphere
5 59 (1.86%) XenServer
6 48 (1.51%) XenApp
7 44 (1.38%) Snort
8 32 (1.01%) Xen
9 27 (0.85%) Samba
9 27 (0.85%) iptables
10 25 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 19 (0.60%) Postfix
13 16 (0.50%) NFS
13 16 (0.50%) KVM
14 15 (0.47%) ProxySG
14 15 (0.47%) VMware ESX
15 12 (0.38%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 72 (2.27%) Puppet
2 58 (1.83%) FortiGate
3 50 (1.57%) SCCM
4 41 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 34 (1.07%) Nagios
8 32 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
8 32 (1.01%) Nessus
9 31 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
10 29 (0.91%) SCOM
11 26 (0.82%) ZABBIX
11 26 (0.82%) Salt
12 18 (0.57%) logstash
13 16 (0.50%) Cacti
13 16 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
13 16 (0.50%) OpenView
14 15 (0.47%) ARCserve
15 14 (0.44%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.41%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1781 (56.04%) Cisco
2 953 (29.99%) CheckPoint
3 641 (20.17%) Juniper
4 577 (18.16%) Microsoft
5 506 (15.92%) F5
6 477 (15.01%) VMware
7 317 (9.97%) Citrix
8 315 (9.91%) HP
9 218 (6.86%) Blue Coat
10 148 (4.66%) Fortinet
11 134 (4.22%) SolarWinds
12 124 (3.90%) McAfee
13 93 (2.93%) Oracle
14 84 (2.64%) Avaya
15 81 (2.55%) NetApp
16 74 (2.33%) Brocade
17 73 (2.30%) Symantec
18 68 (2.14%) Nokia
19 65 (2.05%) Red Hat
19 65 (2.05%) Sourcefire
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