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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 215 225 217
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1572 1362 1443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.27% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.76% 7.37% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1075 1168
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
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
20251 18478 21975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16086 14911 17942
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +10 1513 £47,500 - 177
South East +27 461 £50,000 +11.11% 44
London -38 454 £55,000 +4.76% 64
Yorkshire +63 225 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Berkshire +19 200 £50,000 -3.84% 13
West Yorkshire +74 168 £40,000 - 10
Leeds +80 161 £40,000 +6.66% 8
City of London -12 123 £55,000 +4.76% 25
Reading +19 102 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +8 98 £40,000 -5.88% 14
East of England +3 90 £50,000 +25.00% 13
South West +37 89 £42,500 +10.38% 12
Surrey +13 87 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Hampshire +10 77 £45,000 -10.00% 12
North West -2 75 £42,500 -10.52% 12
Birmingham -12 57 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +27 56 £55,000 +29.41% 8
Manchester -10 45 £42,500 -9.57% 10
North Yorkshire -5 41 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Southampton +19 37 £47,500 -5.00% 4
York +18 34 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Slough +5 34 £47,500 +8.57% 4
Kent +9 33 £52,500 +128.26% 3
Gloucestershire +10 32 £41,500 +36.06% 6
Wiltshire +23 30 £50,000 - 3
Bedfordshire -5 26 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Swindon +26 25 £50,000 - 2
Cheshire -4 24 £42,500 -12.82% 1
East Midlands -20 24 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Basingstoke +23 23 £45,000 +5.88% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1676 (55.98%) Firewall
2 1652 (55.18%) Cisco
3 1105 (36.91%) Cisco Certification
4 955 (31.90%) CheckPoint
5 843 (28.16%) Windows
6 812 (27.12%) CCNP
7 759 (25.35%) Juniper
8 755 (25.22%) WAN
9 695 (23.21%) VPN
10 682 (22.78%) LAN
11 653 (21.81%) TCP/IP
12 520 (17.37%) Linux
13 508 (16.97%) Cisco ASA
14 469 (15.66%) Finance
15 462 (15.43%) CCNA
16 432 (14.43%) Information Security
17 425 (14.20%) Microsoft
18 404 (13.49%) F5
19 399 (13.33%) VMware
20 387 (12.93%) BGP
20 387 (12.93%) Degree
21 382 (12.76%) MPLS
22 376 (12.56%) DNS
23 370 (12.36%) ITIL
24 365 (12.19%) VoIP
25 358 (11.96%) Active Directory
26 349 (11.66%) OSPF
27 310 (10.35%) Wireless
28 294 (9.82%) Telecoms
29 275 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 147 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 108 (3.61%) IIS
3 81 (2.71%) Apache
4 76 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 55 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 52 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 42 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.70%) Lync
12 20 (0.67%) nginx
13 14 (0.47%) MQSeries
14 11 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.23%) Drupal
17 7 (0.23%) JBoss
17 7 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
18 6 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 210 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 116 (3.87%) MS Office
3 60 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.30%) MS Project
5 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.067%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.033%) Revit
8 1 (0.033%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.43%) assyst
2 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.23%) RMDS
4 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.10%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.067%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.067%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.033%) Line 50
6 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.033%) Magento
6 1 (0.033%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.07%) SaaS
3 27 (0.90%) Office 365
4 20 (0.67%) PaaS
5 18 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.60%) IaaS
6 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.13%) Route 53
9 4 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.067%) GitHub
10 2 (0.067%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1676 (55.98%) Firewall
2 755 (25.22%) WAN
3 695 (23.21%) VPN
4 682 (22.78%) LAN
5 653 (21.81%) TCP/IP
6 508 (16.97%) Cisco ASA
7 387 (12.93%) BGP
8 382 (12.76%) MPLS
9 376 (12.56%) DNS
10 365 (12.19%) VoIP
11 349 (11.66%) OSPF
12 310 (10.35%) Wireless
13 240 (8.02%) IPsec
14 231 (7.72%) SSL
15 229 (7.65%) Internet
16 217 (7.25%) DHCP
17 186 (6.21%) Cisco Nexus
18 167 (5.58%) SAN
19 161 (5.38%) Cisco IOS
20 156 (5.21%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 109 (3.64%) MySQL
3 39 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 26 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 15 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 12 (0.40%) Big Data
9 11 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.37%) Redis
9 11 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.20%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.13%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.10%) DB2
15 3 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.50%) Subversion
3 14 (0.47%) JIRA
3 14 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.37%) Maven
5 10 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.20%) WebLOAD
10 5 (0.17%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.13%) Hudson
11 4 (0.13%) Emacs
11 4 (0.13%) JDeveloper
11 4 (0.13%) JMeter
12 3 (0.10%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.067%) Grunt
13 2 (0.067%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.067%) Metasploit
General
1 469 (15.66%) Finance
2 294 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 86 (2.87%) Legal
4 79 (2.64%) Retail
5 77 (2.57%) Law
6 72 (2.40%) Banking
6 72 (2.40%) Marketing
7 23 (0.77%) German Language
7 23 (0.77%) Games
8 21 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.63%) Advertising
11 16 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.47%) French Language
13 11 (0.37%) Local Government
14 7 (0.23%) Publishing
15 6 (0.20%) Back Office
15 6 (0.20%) Billing
16 4 (0.13%) Military
16 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 894 (29.86%) Network Engineer
2 540 (18.04%) Security Engineer
3 511 (17.07%) Analyst
4 427 (14.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 334 (11.16%) Security Analyst
6 288 (9.62%) Consultant
7 263 (8.78%) Network Analyst
8 185 (6.18%) Architect
9 176 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
10 151 (5.04%) Security Consultant
11 136 (4.54%) Senior Network Engineer
12 133 (4.44%) Network Consultant
13 116 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 111 (3.71%) Administrator
15 99 (3.31%) Network Architect
15 99 (3.31%) Security Specialist
16 91 (3.04%) Support Engineer
17 89 (2.97%) Network Security Consultant
18 78 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
19 76 (2.54%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (2.77%) Web Services
2 32 (1.07%) XML
3 31 (1.04%) HTML
4 28 (0.94%) .NET
4 28 (0.94%) LAMP
5 26 (0.87%) Middleware
6 23 (0.77%) REST
7 22 (0.73%) CSS
7 22 (0.73%) SOAP
8 21 (0.70%) Regular Expression
9 16 (0.53%) HTML5
10 15 (0.50%) J2EE
11 11 (0.37%) jQuery
12 10 (0.33%) JMS
13 9 (0.30%) WCF
14 8 (0.27%) Laravel
14 8 (0.27%) Java EE
15 7 (0.23%) JSON
15 7 (0.23%) Memcached
16 6 (0.20%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 169 (5.64%) Computer Science
2 163 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 115 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (2.51%) Clustering
4 75 (2.51%) PKI
5 59 (1.97%) Replication
6 46 (1.54%) Open Source
7 42 (1.40%) Hedge funds
8 37 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 37 (1.24%) CESG
9 35 (1.17%) SecurID
10 31 (1.04%) Cryptography
10 31 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
12 26 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 26 (0.87%) Fat Client
13 23 (0.77%) Smartphone
13 23 (0.77%) User Experience
14 20 (0.67%) Economics
14 20 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 843 (28.16%) Windows
2 520 (17.37%) Linux
3 231 (7.72%) UNIX
4 225 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 102 (3.41%) Windows 7
7 92 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (2.17%) Solaris
9 48 (1.60%) Windows 8
10 40 (1.34%) Windows XP
11 27 (0.90%) Mac OS
11 27 (0.90%) CentOS
12 26 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.87%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.80%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.57%) Android
15 16 (0.53%) Debian
16 13 (0.43%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.40%) OpenBSD
18 8 (0.27%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (14.43%) Information Security
2 370 (12.36%) ITIL
3 229 (7.65%) Network Design
4 219 (7.31%) Load Balancing
5 189 (6.31%) Network Management
6 181 (6.05%) E-Commerce
7 171 (5.71%) Project Management
8 167 (5.58%) Penetration Testing
9 149 (4.98%) Incident Management
10 139 (4.64%) Mentoring
11 137 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
12 135 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
13 130 (4.34%) Change Management
14 115 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 111 (3.71%) SIEM
16 110 (3.67%) Network Architecture
17 108 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
18 103 (3.44%) Security Architecture
19 99 (3.31%) Cyber Security
20 97 (3.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 173 (5.78%) SQL
2 124 (4.14%) Perl
3 101 (3.37%) Python
4 83 (2.77%) PowerShell
5 80 (2.67%) Java
6 66 (2.20%) PHP
7 53 (1.77%) C
8 52 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 46 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 46 (1.54%) C++
10 44 (1.47%) Ruby
11 25 (0.84%) C#
11 25 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 16 (0.53%) Tcl
13 10 (0.33%) Groovy
14 9 (0.30%) Embedded C
14 9 (0.30%) Embedded C++
15 8 (0.27%) VB
15 8 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1105 (36.91%) Cisco Certification
2 812 (27.12%) CCNP
3 462 (15.43%) CCNA
4 387 (12.93%) Degree
5 266 (8.88%) CISSP
6 260 (8.68%) Security Cleared
7 241 (8.05%) CCIE
8 221 (7.38%) CCSA
9 218 (7.28%) CCSE
10 206 (6.88%) SC Cleared
11 157 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 134 (4.48%) CCSP
13 99 (3.31%) MCSE
14 90 (3.01%) CCDP
15 88 (2.94%) CEH
16 74 (2.47%) CISM
17 71 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
18 62 (2.07%) JNCIS
19 60 (2.00%) JNCIA
20 54 (1.80%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (8.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 193 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 83 (2.77%) SLA
4 73 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 36 (1.20%) COBIT
5 36 (1.20%) QA
6 23 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.30%) JTAG
8 7 (0.23%) GPG13
9 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.067%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.067%) BS7799
10 2 (0.067%) HL7
10 2 (0.067%) DICOM
11 1 (0.033%) BS25999
11 1 (0.033%) COSO
System Software
1 358 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 275 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.20%) vSphere
4 48 (1.60%) XenApp
5 47 (1.57%) ProxySG
6 44 (1.47%) Snort
7 40 (1.34%) Hyper-V
8 38 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 28 (0.94%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.84%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.63%) NFS
13 17 (0.57%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.57%) Samba
14 15 (0.50%) XenServer
14 15 (0.50%) KVM
15 13 (0.43%) Varnish
15 13 (0.43%) vCloud
16 11 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 56 (1.87%) FortiGate
2 52 (1.74%) SCCM
3 45 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 36 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.07%) Nagios
6 30 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
6 30 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (0.84%) Puppet
7 25 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.77%) OpenView
9 22 (0.73%) Cacti
10 20 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
11 18 (0.60%) Nessus
11 18 (0.60%) logstash
12 12 (0.40%) ARCserve
12 12 (0.40%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.40%) Vagrant
13 11 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.37%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 1652 (55.18%) Cisco
2 955 (31.90%) CheckPoint
3 759 (25.35%) Juniper
4 425 (14.20%) Microsoft
5 404 (13.49%) F5
6 399 (13.33%) VMware
7 255 (8.52%) Blue Coat
8 232 (7.75%) Citrix
9 165 (5.51%) HP
10 116 (3.87%) McAfee
11 114 (3.81%) Fortinet
12 99 (3.31%) Websense
13 87 (2.91%) Oracle
14 84 (2.81%) Symantec
15 79 (2.64%) Riverbed
15 79 (2.64%) SolarWinds
16 71 (2.37%) Nokia
17 70 (2.34%) Brocade
18 66 (2.20%) Sourcefire
19 65 (2.17%) Avaya
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newtownards, County Down
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
dotMailer Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Salary includes car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + commission
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: to £45000 + on call
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vodafone Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday