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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 214 240 246
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1552 1236 1327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.16% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.54% 6.68% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1200 1008 1095
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 £31,350 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £64,600
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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
20589 18513 22291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.33% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16291 15059 18257
Average salary £43,044 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 September 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 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
(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 +28 1480 £47,500 - 143
London -3 477 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East +16 402 £47,500 - 39
Yorkshire +71 253 £40,000 -5.88% 14
West Yorkshire +86 196 £40,000 -17.09% 10
Leeds +98 181 £40,000 +10.34% 6
Berkshire +13 168 £52,500 +0.96% 9
City of London -4 130 £57,500 +15.00% 12
West Midlands +28 111 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Surrey +42 90 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East of England +30 84 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Reading +9 76 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Hampshire +5 70 £45,000 -27.12% 11
Birmingham +20 68 £46,250 +2.77% 4
South West +3 65 £45,500 +21.33% 14
North West -29 59 £45,000 +4.65% 10
North Yorkshire +7 45 £40,000 -5.88% 3
York +32 40 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Manchester -10 40 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 38 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Wiltshire +23 31 £50,000 - 5
Scotland -15 30 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Southampton +6 28 £45,000 -17.05% 3
Slough +19 27 £57,500 +21.05% 1
East Midlands -17 27 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Swindon +20 26 £51,250 +2.50% 5
Bedfordshire +1 26 £44,000 +17.33%
Kent +9 25 £52,500 +40.00% 6
Basingstoke +7 19 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Newbury +8 18 £70,000 +34.61% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1573 (54.69%) Firewall
2 1501 (52.19%) Cisco
3 1008 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
4 902 (31.36%) CheckPoint
5 846 (29.42%) Windows
6 731 (25.42%) CCNP
7 713 (24.79%) Juniper
8 679 (23.61%) WAN
9 615 (21.38%) LAN
10 599 (20.83%) TCP/IP
11 594 (20.65%) VPN
12 510 (17.73%) Linux
13 470 (16.34%) Cisco ASA
14 453 (15.75%) CCNA
15 436 (15.16%) Finance
16 420 (14.60%) Information Security
17 402 (13.98%) Microsoft
18 383 (13.32%) VMware
19 358 (12.45%) Degree
20 356 (12.38%) ITIL
20 356 (12.38%) F5
21 347 (12.07%) DNS
22 343 (11.93%) Active Directory
23 325 (11.30%) MPLS
24 315 (10.95%) BGP
25 309 (10.74%) VoIP
26 299 (10.40%) OSPF
27 288 (10.01%) Telecoms
28 272 (9.46%) CISSP
28 272 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 151 (5.25%) MS Exchange
2 118 (4.10%) IIS
3 86 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (2.71%) Apache
5 63 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 54 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 45 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (0.90%) nginx
12 18 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.59%) Lync
14 15 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.35%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.28%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
18 6 (0.21%) Drupal
18 6 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 194 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 114 (3.96%) MS Office
3 58 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.35%) MS Project
5 7 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 13 (0.45%) assyst
2 7 (0.24%) RMDS
2 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.035%) Magento
4 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.035%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.22%) SaaS
2 34 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.01%) Office 365
4 20 (0.70%) PaaS
5 17 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.42%) IaaS
7 12 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.24%) Route 53
9 4 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.070%) GitHub
11 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1573 (54.69%) Firewall
2 679 (23.61%) WAN
3 615 (21.38%) LAN
4 599 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 594 (20.65%) VPN
6 470 (16.34%) Cisco ASA
7 347 (12.07%) DNS
8 325 (11.30%) MPLS
9 315 (10.95%) BGP
10 309 (10.74%) VoIP
11 299 (10.40%) OSPF
12 267 (9.28%) Wireless
13 244 (8.48%) Internet
14 203 (7.06%) SSL
15 199 (6.92%) DHCP
16 194 (6.75%) IPsec
17 153 (5.32%) SAN
18 143 (4.97%) Cisco Nexus
19 142 (4.94%) Cisco IOS
20 138 (4.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.72%) MySQL
3 40 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 22 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 20 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 15 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.42%) Big Data
9 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.24%) Redis
12 7 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.14%) CouchDB
13 4 (0.14%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.42%) JIRA
3 11 (0.38%) Maven
4 10 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.31%) Subversion
5 9 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.21%) WebLOAD
8 6 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.17%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.17%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.14%) JMeter
10 4 (0.14%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.14%) Emacs
11 3 (0.10%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.10%) Hudson
12 2 (0.070%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.070%) Firebug
General
1 436 (15.16%) Finance
2 288 (10.01%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.20%) Legal
4 76 (2.64%) Retail
5 75 (2.61%) Banking
6 62 (2.16%) Marketing
6 62 (2.16%) Law
7 24 (0.83%) German Language
8 23 (0.80%) Games
9 20 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.52%) French Language
10 15 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.45%) Advertising
12 12 (0.42%) Back Office
13 11 (0.38%) Local Government
14 10 (0.35%) Billing
14 10 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.24%) Publishing
16 5 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 796 (27.68%) Network Engineer
2 502 (17.45%) Security Engineer
3 468 (16.27%) Analyst
4 382 (13.28%) Network Security Engineer
5 304 (10.57%) Consultant
6 302 (10.50%) Security Analyst
7 218 (7.58%) Network Analyst
8 186 (6.47%) Architect
9 151 (5.25%) Security Consultant
10 142 (4.94%) Network Security Analyst
11 140 (4.87%) Network Consultant
12 133 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
13 117 (4.07%) Administrator
14 116 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 103 (3.58%) Security Specialist
16 92 (3.20%) Network Security Consultant
17 91 (3.16%) Network Architect
18 86 (2.99%) Support Engineer
19 81 (2.82%) Support Analyst
20 79 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (2.89%) Web Services
2 40 (1.39%) HTML
3 37 (1.29%) LAMP
4 36 (1.25%) XML
5 30 (1.04%) .NET
6 28 (0.97%) CSS
7 20 (0.70%) REST
8 19 (0.66%) Middleware
8 19 (0.66%) J2EE
9 16 (0.56%) Regular Expression
9 16 (0.56%) SOAP
9 16 (0.56%) jQuery
9 16 (0.56%) HTML5
10 15 (0.52%) Qt
11 13 (0.45%) Spring
12 12 (0.42%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.42%) EJB
13 10 (0.35%) Symfony
14 9 (0.31%) Laravel
14 9 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.08%) Computer Science
2 171 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 120 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (2.57%) Clustering
5 70 (2.43%) PKI
6 69 (2.40%) Replication
7 50 (1.74%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.39%) SecurID
8 40 (1.39%) CESG
9 38 (1.32%) Open Source
10 32 (1.11%) Smartphone
10 32 (1.11%) User Experience
11 31 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 31 (1.08%) Cryptography
12 30 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.76%) Thin Client
13 22 (0.76%) Fat Client
14 21 (0.73%) Mainframe
15 20 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 846 (29.42%) Windows
2 510 (17.73%) Linux
3 243 (8.45%) UNIX
4 232 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 95 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 93 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (1.98%) Solaris
9 53 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 47 (1.63%) Windows XP
11 35 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (1.08%) Mac OS X
12 31 (1.08%) Android
12 31 (1.08%) CentOS
13 30 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 28 (0.97%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.80%) Debian
16 13 (0.45%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.42%) OpenBSD
18 8 (0.28%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (14.60%) Information Security
2 356 (12.38%) ITIL
3 213 (7.41%) Network Design
4 198 (6.88%) Load Balancing
5 173 (6.02%) E-Commerce
5 173 (6.02%) Network Management
6 163 (5.67%) Penetration Testing
7 161 (5.60%) Project Management
8 146 (5.08%) Incident Management
9 139 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
10 137 (4.76%) Change Management
11 129 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
11 129 (4.49%) Mentoring
12 119 (4.14%) SIEM
13 103 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
14 102 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
15 99 (3.44%) Network Architecture
16 96 (3.34%) Change Control
17 95 (3.30%) Risk Management
18 91 (3.16%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (6.05%) SQL
2 137 (4.76%) Perl
3 93 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 87 (3.03%) Python
5 84 (2.92%) PHP
5 84 (2.92%) Java
6 64 (2.23%) C
7 59 (2.05%) C++
8 53 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 37 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 35 (1.22%) Ruby
11 27 (0.94%) JavaScript
12 22 (0.76%) C#
13 16 (0.56%) Tcl
14 12 (0.42%) VB
15 10 (0.35%) Groovy
16 9 (0.31%) PHP5
16 9 (0.31%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.31%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1008 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
2 731 (25.42%) CCNP
3 453 (15.75%) CCNA
4 358 (12.45%) Degree
5 272 (9.46%) CISSP
6 264 (9.18%) Security Cleared
7 236 (8.21%) CCSE
8 229 (7.96%) CCSA
9 187 (6.50%) SC Cleared
10 175 (6.08%) CCIE
11 168 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 112 (3.89%) CCSP
13 101 (3.51%) MCSE
14 90 (3.13%) CEH
15 74 (2.57%) CISM
16 67 (2.33%) CCDP
17 65 (2.26%) JNCIA
18 62 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
19 54 (1.88%) JNCIS
20 53 (1.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (7.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 163 (5.67%) PCI DSS
3 90 (3.13%) SLA
4 78 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 35 (1.22%) COBIT
6 32 (1.11%) QA
7 24 (0.83%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.35%) GPG13
9 9 (0.31%) JTAG
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.10%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.070%) HL7
12 2 (0.070%) DICOM
13 1 (0.035%) COSO
13 1 (0.035%) BS7799
System Software
1 343 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 272 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.29%) vSphere
4 48 (1.67%) ProxySG
4 48 (1.67%) Snort
5 41 (1.43%) XenApp
6 39 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (1.32%) VMware ESX
8 30 (1.04%) Hyper-V
8 30 (1.04%) ISA Server
9 25 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.73%) KVM
11 19 (0.66%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.63%) Varnish
13 17 (0.59%) NFS
14 16 (0.56%) XenServer
15 14 (0.49%) Postfix
16 13 (0.45%) vCloud
17 11 (0.38%) Squid
17 11 (0.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 54 (1.88%) SCCM
2 41 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 41 (1.43%) Nagios
3 40 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 36 (1.25%) FortiGate
5 29 (1.01%) Nessus
6 27 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
8 22 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (0.76%) Cacti
9 21 (0.73%) OpenView
10 20 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
11 19 (0.66%) Puppet
12 18 (0.63%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.56%) logstash
14 13 (0.45%) HAProxy
14 13 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.42%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.38%) SCOM
16 11 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1501 (52.19%) Cisco
2 902 (31.36%) CheckPoint
3 713 (24.79%) Juniper
4 402 (13.98%) Microsoft
5 383 (13.32%) VMware
6 356 (12.38%) F5
7 261 (9.08%) Blue Coat
8 202 (7.02%) Citrix
9 120 (4.17%) McAfee
10 117 (4.07%) HP
11 112 (3.89%) Websense
12 103 (3.58%) Fortinet
13 82 (2.85%) Symantec
13 82 (2.85%) SolarWinds
14 81 (2.82%) Oracle
15 76 (2.64%) Riverbed
16 75 (2.61%) Splunk
17 74 (2.57%) Sourcefire
18 64 (2.23%) Nokia
19 61 (2.12%) Aruba
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus and car
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus and car
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Extensive package and flexi-benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £32,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago