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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 206 271 200
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -71
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1598 1255 1575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.05% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.02% 6.20% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 962 1152
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 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.24%

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
19933 20250 22143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.09% 16.98% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15782 16062 17938
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 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 May 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 May 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 +50 1479 £50,000 +11.11% 143
London +124 685 £55,000 +4.76% 54
South East +11 340 £46,500 +9.41% 37
City of London +123 192 £57,500 -0.86% 13
Yorkshire +7 126 £42,500 -1.16% 11
Berkshire -15 121 £56,250 +11.38% 15
East of England +15 104 £47,500 +21.79% 5
North West +47 100 £43,250 +8.12% 17
West Yorkshire +25 90 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Leeds +36 81 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Scotland +62 59 £42,000 +5.66% 3
Surrey +34 58 £45,750 +14.37% 6
Reading -10 58 £55,000 +4.76% 9
South West -35 54 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Hampshire -18 53 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Manchester +28 48 £42,500 +46.55% 11
West Midlands -4 45 £43,507 -1.68% 4
Glasgow +44 41 £43,750 - 1
Cheshire +15 37 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Hertfordshire -5 34 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 32 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Bedfordshire +26 29 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Bristol +10 28 £36,250 +0.69% 3
Cambridgeshire +35 27 £44,500 +27.14% 1
East Midlands +4 27 £41,500 +12.16% 3
Southampton +2 26 £40,000 +10.34% 1
East Sussex +18 24 £40,000 -
Wales +3 22 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Bedford +33 20 £55,000 +57.14% 2
North Yorkshire -4 20 £43,000 -14.00% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1714 (54.15%) Cisco
2 1711 (54.06%) Firewall
3 1271 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
4 927 (29.29%) WAN
5 925 (29.23%) CheckPoint
6 879 (27.77%) CCNP
7 789 (24.93%) Windows
8 746 (23.57%) LAN
9 660 (20.85%) Cisco ASA
10 631 (19.94%) VPN
11 605 (19.12%) ITIL
12 603 (19.05%) Microsoft
13 601 (18.99%) CCNA
14 573 (18.10%) Juniper
15 564 (17.82%) Finance
16 519 (16.40%) Linux
17 515 (16.27%) TCP/IP
18 506 (15.99%) F5
19 501 (15.83%) Degree
20 489 (15.45%) BGP
21 482 (15.23%) VMware
22 456 (14.41%) Wireless
23 450 (14.22%) DNS
24 434 (13.71%) Information Security
25 419 (13.24%) CISSP
26 409 (12.92%) Active Directory
27 396 (12.51%) OSPF
28 376 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
29 368 (11.63%) MPLS
30 361 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 151 (4.77%) MS Exchange
2 80 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (2.34%) IIS
3 74 (2.34%) Apache
4 72 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 45 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 41 (1.30%) nginx
7 39 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (0.82%) Lync
10 24 (0.76%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.66%) Confluence
13 20 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
14 19 (0.60%) MediaWiki
15 9 (0.28%) WordPress
16 8 (0.25%) JBoss
17 7 (0.22%) OpenEdge
17 7 (0.22%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 292 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 138 (4.36%) MS Office
3 58 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.063%) MS Project
5 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.063%) GoldMine
4 2 (0.063%) Summit
5 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.032%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (1.58%) Office 365
3 49 (1.55%) IaaS
4 48 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (1.23%) SaaS
6 29 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 26 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.70%) PaaS
10 17 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.063%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.063%) Yammer
14 1 (0.032%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1711 (54.06%) Firewall
2 927 (29.29%) WAN
3 746 (23.57%) LAN
4 660 (20.85%) Cisco ASA
5 631 (19.94%) VPN
6 515 (16.27%) TCP/IP
7 489 (15.45%) BGP
8 456 (14.41%) Wireless
9 450 (14.22%) DNS
10 396 (12.51%) OSPF
11 376 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 368 (11.63%) MPLS
13 325 (10.27%) EIGRP
14 306 (9.67%) DHCP
15 288 (9.10%) VoIP
16 254 (8.03%) SSL
17 209 (6.60%) SAN
18 195 (6.16%) IPsec
19 192 (6.07%) Internet
20 188 (5.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.00%) MySQL
3 50 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 30 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 16 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 15 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (0.35%) Redis
11 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.25%) Big Data
13 7 (0.22%) DB2
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.16%) QlikView
16 4 (0.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (0.95%) JIRA
2 28 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 27 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 22 (0.70%) Subversion
4 22 (0.70%) Metasploit
4 22 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.60%) Hudson
6 16 (0.51%) Moq
7 10 (0.32%) Selenium
8 9 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.25%) JDeveloper
10 7 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.16%) Xcode
11 5 (0.16%) NUnit
12 4 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (0.13%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.13%) Psake
13 3 (0.095%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.095%) FitNesse
General
1 564 (17.82%) Finance
2 244 (7.71%) Telecoms
3 106 (3.35%) Banking
4 98 (3.10%) Law
5 86 (2.72%) Advertising
6 73 (2.31%) Legal
7 60 (1.90%) Retail
8 40 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 40 (1.26%) Marketing
9 27 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.70%) Back Office
11 21 (0.66%) Games
12 15 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 15 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.16%) Front Office
14 5 (0.16%) Military
14 5 (0.16%) Local Government
15 4 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 944 (29.83%) Network Engineer
2 568 (17.95%) Security Engineer
3 465 (14.69%) Consultant
4 443 (14.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 408 (12.89%) Analyst
6 254 (8.03%) Security Analyst
7 234 (7.39%) Security Consultant
8 232 (7.33%) Network Consultant
9 195 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
10 174 (5.50%) Architect
11 151 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 140 (4.42%) Security Specialist
13 127 (4.01%) Network Analyst
14 120 (3.79%) Network Security Consultant
15 116 (3.67%) Administrator
16 101 (3.19%) Network Security Analyst
17 94 (2.97%) Network Specialist
18 84 (2.65%) Network Security Specialist
19 80 (2.53%) Security Manager
20 78 (2.46%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.24%) Web Services
2 52 (1.64%) .NET
3 49 (1.55%) REST
4 38 (1.20%) HTML
5 37 (1.17%) XML
6 35 (1.11%) SOAP
7 25 (0.79%) Middleware
8 24 (0.76%) WCF
9 21 (0.66%) HTML5
10 19 (0.60%) LAMP
11 18 (0.57%) STL
11 18 (0.57%) COM
12 16 (0.51%) NHibernate
12 16 (0.51%) LINQ
13 14 (0.44%) OAuth
13 14 (0.44%) SAML
14 12 (0.38%) ASP.NET
15 11 (0.35%) CSS
16 9 (0.28%) J2EE
17 8 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 229 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (5.72%) Management Information System
3 144 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 62 (1.96%) Hedge funds
5 59 (1.86%) Cryptography
6 51 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 49 (1.55%) Open Source
8 44 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 44 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 42 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 41 (1.30%) Clustering
11 39 (1.23%) Replication
12 36 (1.14%) PKI
13 35 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 34 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
15 29 (0.92%) Algorithms
16 25 (0.79%) User Experience
17 24 (0.76%) IPTV
18 23 (0.73%) CESG
19 19 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 789 (24.93%) Windows
2 519 (16.40%) Linux
3 225 (7.11%) UNIX
4 152 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (1.93%) CentOS
8 42 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 39 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (1.23%) Debian
10 37 (1.17%) Solaris
11 35 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 27 (0.85%) Windows XP
13 19 (0.60%) Android
14 15 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.32%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.19%) zOS
17 5 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (19.12%) ITIL
2 434 (13.71%) Information Security
3 316 (9.98%) Load Balancing
4 270 (8.53%) Project Management
5 268 (8.47%) SIEM
6 236 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 214 (6.76%) Cyber Security
8 194 (6.13%) Network Design
9 191 (6.03%) Penetration Testing
10 187 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
11 171 (5.40%) Security Architecture
12 164 (5.18%) Migration
13 154 (4.87%) Incident Management
14 138 (4.36%) Network Management
15 135 (4.27%) Change Management
16 133 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
17 131 (4.14%) E-Commerce
18 127 (4.01%) PRINCE2
19 123 (3.89%) Business Continuity
20 122 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 253 (7.99%) SQL
2 128 (4.04%) Perl
3 120 (3.79%) Python
4 103 (3.25%) Java
5 93 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 84 (2.65%) PHP
6 84 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 66 (2.09%) Ruby
8 57 (1.80%) C++
9 39 (1.23%) C#
10 38 (1.20%) C
11 36 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.51%) 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%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1271 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
2 879 (27.77%) CCNP
3 601 (18.99%) CCNA
4 501 (15.83%) Degree
5 419 (13.24%) CISSP
6 294 (9.29%) CCIE
7 258 (8.15%) CCSE
8 240 (7.58%) Security Cleared
9 213 (6.73%) CCSA
10 152 (4.80%) SC Cleared
11 144 (4.55%) CISM
12 139 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
13 130 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 89 (2.81%) CCDP
15 88 (2.78%) MCSE
16 71 (2.24%) CEH
17 65 (2.05%) CCSP
18 64 (2.02%) CISA
19 52 (1.64%) JNCIA
20 45 (1.42%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 133 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 116 (3.67%) SLA
4 44 (1.39%) COBIT
5 43 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 42 (1.33%) QA
7 18 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.19%) BS25999
9 6 (0.19%) FISMA
10 5 (0.16%) BS7799
10 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.13%) JTAG
12 2 (0.063%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.032%) GPG13
System Software
1 409 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 361 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 79 (2.50%) vSphere
5 61 (1.93%) XenServer
6 40 (1.26%) XenApp
7 33 (1.04%) Snort
8 31 (0.98%) Xen
9 29 (0.92%) iptables
10 26 (0.82%) Samba
10 26 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (0.70%) XenDesktop
12 21 (0.66%) Postfix
13 18 (0.57%) ProxySG
14 17 (0.54%) VMware ESX
15 16 (0.51%) KVM
16 14 (0.44%) NFS
17 11 (0.35%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.35%) Firmware
17 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 76 (2.40%) Puppet
2 54 (1.71%) FortiGate
3 50 (1.58%) SCCM
4 43 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
6 38 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (1.20%) Nessus
7 37 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
8 35 (1.11%) Nagios
9 33 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
10 28 (0.88%) SCOM
11 27 (0.85%) Salt
11 27 (0.85%) ZABBIX
12 19 (0.60%) Cacti
13 17 (0.54%) Nmap
14 16 (0.51%) OpenView
15 14 (0.44%) logstash
15 14 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
16 13 (0.41%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1714 (54.15%) Cisco
2 925 (29.23%) CheckPoint
3 603 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 573 (18.10%) Juniper
5 506 (15.99%) F5
6 482 (15.23%) VMware
7 323 (10.21%) Citrix
8 295 (9.32%) HP
9 204 (6.45%) Blue Coat
10 146 (4.61%) Fortinet
11 142 (4.49%) SolarWinds
12 124 (3.92%) McAfee
13 98 (3.10%) Oracle
14 82 (2.59%) NetApp
15 73 (2.31%) Symantec
16 70 (2.21%) Sourcefire
17 69 (2.18%) Red Hat
17 69 (2.18%) Avaya
18 65 (2.05%) Brocade
19 62 (1.96%) Nokia
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + £6K per year car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000k-£70,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum + Car Allowance and much more
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
BAE Systems
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £27000.00 per annum + pension onsite gym phone
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £27,000 - £40,000 depending on experience - Superb career role!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Flex Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 2 days ago