The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 202 242 259
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +17
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1595 1474 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.34% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.64% 7.95% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1177 1083
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +8.43%

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
16543 18546 20812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 16.91% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 13752 15271 16624
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 1509 £50,000 - 344
London +60 642 £57,500 +4.54% 92
South East +23 383 £45,000 -5.26% 33
East of England +67 134 £44,500 -19.09% 36
Berkshire +21 127 £55,000 +15.78% 10
City of London +71 108 £55,000 -4.34% 31
West Midlands +8 82 £42,500 -19.04% 23
Yorkshire -18 80 £42,000 +5.00% 32
Surrey +20 74 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Hampshire -10 72 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Hertfordshire +50 68 £44,500 -19.09% 16
North West +28 65 £50,000 +17.64% 73
South West +2 61 £37,500 -16.66% 11
West Yorkshire -32 54 £42,250 -2.31% 28
Manchester +6 45 £50,000 +35.13% 43
Reading +12 42 £65,000 +44.44% 6
East Midlands -2 40 £42,500 -10.52% 42
Scotland -19 39 £50,000 +19.04% 9
Leeds -33 36 £42,500 -5.55% 21
Birmingham -34 36 £45,000 -30.76% 8
Kent +39 29 £42,500 +1.19% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 29 £62,500 +19.04% 6
Watford +44 27 £44,500 -31.53% 2
Bedfordshire +7 23 £52,500 - 4
Leicestershire +20 22 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Southampton -18 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Leicester +13 20 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Gloucestershire +6 20 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Cambridgeshire +25 19 £36,500 -27.00% 9
Edinburgh +14 19 £45,750 +14.37% 6

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1882 (58.56%) Firewall
2 1609 (50.06%) Cisco
3 1135 (35.31%) Cisco Certification
4 827 (25.73%) CCNP
5 826 (25.70%) CheckPoint
6 799 (24.86%) Windows
7 795 (24.74%) LAN
8 785 (24.42%) VPN
9 784 (24.39%) WAN
10 668 (20.78%) Cisco ASA
11 667 (20.75%) Juniper
12 614 (19.10%) CCNA
13 573 (17.83%) Degree
14 562 (17.49%) Linux
15 546 (16.99%) TCP/IP
16 525 (16.33%) Information Security
17 522 (16.24%) Finance
18 517 (16.09%) Microsoft
19 502 (15.62%) ITIL
20 486 (15.12%) Data Centre
21 483 (15.03%) F5
22 482 (15.00%) Wireless
23 440 (13.69%) CISSP
24 439 (13.66%) Palo Alto
25 427 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 416 (12.94%) VMware
26 416 (12.94%) SIEM
27 380 (11.82%) DNS
28 377 (11.73%) Security Cleared
29 347 (10.80%) MPLS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 164 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 114 (3.55%) IIS
3 80 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 45 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 24 (0.75%) Apache
7 22 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.25%) JBoss
13 7 (0.22%) SAS
14 5 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.16%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.16%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.12%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.12%) Zimbra
16 3 (0.093%) CloudStack
Applications
1 214 (6.66%) MS Excel
2 68 (2.12%) MS Office
3 45 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.19%) Maple
6 3 (0.093%) MS Project
7 2 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.062%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.61%) SaaS
4 59 (1.84%) Office 365
5 41 (1.28%) IaaS
6 35 (1.09%) PaaS
7 28 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.22%) GitHub
11 3 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.062%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.031%) Force.com
13 1 (0.031%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1882 (58.56%) Firewall
2 795 (24.74%) LAN
3 785 (24.42%) VPN
4 784 (24.39%) WAN
5 668 (20.78%) Cisco ASA
6 546 (16.99%) TCP/IP
7 482 (15.00%) Wireless
8 380 (11.82%) DNS
9 347 (10.80%) MPLS
10 345 (10.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 333 (10.36%) BGP
12 310 (9.65%) OSPF
13 282 (8.77%) VoIP
14 241 (7.50%) Internet
14 241 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
15 225 (7.00%) DHCP
16 187 (5.82%) IPsec
16 187 (5.82%) SSL
17 183 (5.69%) EIGRP
18 180 (5.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.46%) Big Data
3 41 (1.28%) MySQL
4 32 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 23 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.34%) DB2
11 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.25%) Redis
13 7 (0.22%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
14 6 (0.19%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.19%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (0.75%) SpecFlow
2 15 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.25%) Metasploit
5 7 (0.22%) Burp Suite
5 7 (0.22%) Maven
5 7 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.16%) sqlmap
7 4 (0.12%) Subversion
8 3 (0.093%) JIRA
8 3 (0.093%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.062%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.062%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.062%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.031%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.031%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.031%) MSI
10 1 (0.031%) SonarQube
General
1 522 (16.24%) Finance
2 338 (10.52%) Telecoms
3 146 (4.54%) Banking
4 118 (3.67%) Law
5 112 (3.48%) Retail
6 87 (2.71%) Legal
7 38 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 35 (1.09%) Marketing
9 28 (0.87%) Games
10 27 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 18 (0.56%) Electronics
14 17 (0.53%) Back Office
15 14 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.40%) Advertising
16 13 (0.40%) Billing
16 13 (0.40%) Local Government
16 13 (0.40%) Military
17 11 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1157 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 824 (25.64%) Security Engineer
3 647 (20.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 392 (12.20%) Consultant
5 364 (11.33%) Analyst
6 327 (10.17%) Security Consultant
7 317 (9.86%) Cisco Engineer
8 311 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 248 (7.72%) Security Analyst
10 215 (6.69%) Architect
11 211 (6.57%) Senior Network Engineer
12 152 (4.73%) Network Analyst
13 149 (4.64%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 147 (4.57%) Senior Security Engineer
14 147 (4.57%) Support Engineer
15 143 (4.45%) Network Consultant
16 127 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 122 (3.80%) Network Security Consultant
18 116 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
19 111 (3.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.76%) .NET
2 76 (2.36%) 802.1X
3 65 (2.02%) Web Services
4 31 (0.96%) Middleware
5 29 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 27 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (0.84%) HTML
6 27 (0.84%) WCF
7 26 (0.81%) COM
8 24 (0.75%) WPF
9 23 (0.72%) AngularJS
10 20 (0.62%) React
11 19 (0.59%) HTML5
12 18 (0.56%) XML
13 15 (0.47%) Regular Expression
14 14 (0.44%) SOAP
15 12 (0.37%) Spring
16 11 (0.34%) CSS
17 9 (0.28%) Node.js
18 8 (0.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 486 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 310 (9.65%) Management Information System
3 242 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 237 (7.37%) Computer Science
5 123 (3.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 115 (3.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 80 (2.49%) RSA SecurID
8 76 (2.36%) Mathematics
9 58 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
10 56 (1.74%) PKI
11 43 (1.34%) Digital Media
12 42 (1.31%) Statistics
13 41 (1.28%) Cybercrime
14 40 (1.24%) Blog
15 35 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
15 35 (1.09%) Driving Licence
15 35 (1.09%) e-Health
16 34 (1.06%) CESG
17 33 (1.03%) Virtual Team
18 32 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 799 (24.86%) Windows
2 562 (17.49%) Linux
3 301 (9.37%) Windows Server
4 285 (8.87%) Unix
5 101 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (1.87%) CentOS
8 48 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 31 (0.96%) Android
11 30 (0.93%) Solaris
12 29 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.65%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.40%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.28%) AIX
17 8 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (16.33%) Information Security
2 502 (15.62%) ITIL
3 416 (12.94%) SIEM
4 308 (9.58%) Cybersecurity
5 269 (8.37%) Security Architecture
6 238 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
7 232 (7.22%) Presales
8 229 (7.13%) Security Operations
9 221 (6.88%) Network Design
10 213 (6.63%) Project Management
11 208 (6.47%) Network Management
12 206 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
13 198 (6.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 190 (5.91%) Risk Management
15 172 (5.35%) Vulnerability Management
16 167 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
17 165 (5.13%) Load Balancing
18 151 (4.70%) Service Delivery
19 146 (4.54%) Change Management
20 145 (4.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 194 (6.04%) SQL
2 181 (5.63%) Java
3 165 (5.13%) C
4 158 (4.92%) C++
5 155 (4.82%) Python
6 145 (4.51%) PHP
7 110 (3.42%) C#
8 98 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 81 (2.52%) Perl
10 65 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 62 (1.93%) Objective-C
12 49 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 44 (1.37%) Ruby
14 40 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 26 (0.81%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.47%) Tcl
17 11 (0.34%) R
18 7 (0.22%) AWK
19 6 (0.19%) MATLAB
19 6 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1135 (35.31%) Cisco Certification
2 827 (25.73%) CCNP
3 614 (19.10%) CCNA
4 573 (17.83%) Degree
5 440 (13.69%) CISSP
6 377 (11.73%) Security Cleared
7 247 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 236 (7.34%) CCIE
9 181 (5.63%) CISM
10 173 (5.38%) CCSE
11 136 (4.23%) CCSA
12 135 (4.20%) CEH
13 128 (3.98%) CISA
14 102 (3.17%) JNCIP
15 86 (2.68%) DV Cleared
15 86 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 85 (2.64%) CREST Certified
16 85 (2.64%) JNCIS
17 84 (2.61%) CCSP
18 77 (2.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 193 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 143 (4.45%) SLA
4 69 (2.15%) QA
5 41 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.96%) COBIT
7 21 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.50%) FISMA
9 13 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 11 (0.34%) ISO27002
11 9 (0.28%) RMADS
12 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 6 (0.19%) GPG13
13 6 (0.19%) SAS 70
14 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.093%) SSAE 16
16 2 (0.062%) COSO
16 2 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
16 2 (0.062%) ISO22301
System Software
1 332 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 268 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (3.36%) vSphere
4 87 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.15%) Firmware
6 36 (1.12%) Snort
7 30 (0.93%) XenApp
8 17 (0.53%) KVM
9 15 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.40%) Docker
10 13 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.37%) ProxySG
12 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.34%) vCloud
13 9 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.22%) Xen
15 6 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (2.52%) QRadar
2 77 (2.40%) FortiGate
3 72 (2.24%) Nessus
4 65 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 60 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
6 55 (1.71%) SCCM
7 42 (1.31%) Cacti
8 38 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 38 (1.18%) Nagios
9 30 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (0.78%) Puppet
11 24 (0.75%) WMI
12 23 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 20 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 17 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
15 16 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
15 16 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 16 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (0.47%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1609 (50.06%) Cisco
2 826 (25.70%) CheckPoint
3 667 (20.75%) Juniper
4 517 (16.09%) Microsoft
5 483 (15.03%) F5
6 439 (13.66%) Palo Alto
7 416 (12.94%) VMware
8 176 (5.48%) HP
9 174 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 161 (5.01%) Fortinet
11 136 (4.23%) Intel Security
12 134 (4.17%) Citrix
13 132 (4.11%) Splunk
14 127 (3.95%) ArcSight
15 125 (3.89%) Riverbed
16 122 (3.80%) Blue Coat
17 87 (2.71%) Aruba
18 84 (2.61%) Meraki
19 82 (2.55%) Red Hat
20 81 (2.52%) Oracle
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 basic + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + commission £15,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + on-call + bonus + excellent benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston upon thames council
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £125000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package + On call
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Networking People
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + On Call Allowance _ Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + car + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Benefit package
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago