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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 212 234 209
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1547 1351 1535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.22% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 7.07% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1032 1224
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £71,000 £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
20215 19108 21977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.27% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16167 15275 18065
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +11 1492 £48,000 +1.05% 154
London -7 499 £55,000 +4.76% 54
South East +31 440 £50,000 +5.26% 43
Berkshire +25 197 £50,000 -4.76% 18
Yorkshire +33 191 £40,000 - 8
City of London +23 146 £57,750 +6.94% 27
West Yorkshire +49 138 £40,000 +5.96% 5
Leeds +61 131 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Reading +23 95 £50,000 -4.76% 6
East of England -11 89 £45,000 +10.42% 13
South West +27 88 £44,500 +15.58% 7
West Midlands +11 83 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North West -1 76 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Surrey +25 75 £46,000 -3.15% 6
Hampshire -6 70 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +38 58 £55,000 +30.95% 4
North Yorkshire +8 43 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Birmingham -22 43 £39,000 -8.23% 4
Manchester -10 39 £39,465 -16.91% 5
Slough +6 38 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Gloucestershire +7 33 £42,500 +30.76% 4
York +14 32 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cheshire +13 32 £42,500 - 5
Southampton +12 29 £47,500 -18.80% 3
Wiltshire +18 28 £50,000 +19.04% 2
Kent +18 27 £52,500 +133.33%
Cambridgeshire +10 27 £40,750 +16.42% 3
Hertfordshire -3 25 £50,000 +15.60% 6
East Midlands -22 25 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Swindon +21 24 £50,000 +19.04% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1730 (56.26%) Cisco
2 1712 (55.67%) Firewall
3 1152 (37.46%) Cisco Certification
4 996 (32.39%) CheckPoint
5 853 (27.74%) CCNP
6 831 (27.02%) Windows
7 777 (25.27%) Juniper
8 748 (24.33%) WAN
9 709 (23.06%) VPN
10 672 (21.85%) TCP/IP
11 671 (21.82%) LAN
12 548 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
13 515 (16.75%) Linux
14 478 (15.54%) Finance
15 466 (15.15%) CCNA
16 445 (14.47%) Information Security
17 441 (14.34%) Microsoft
18 430 (13.98%) F5
19 423 (13.76%) BGP
20 412 (13.40%) ITIL
21 408 (13.27%) Degree
22 407 (13.24%) VMware
23 406 (13.20%) MPLS
24 387 (12.59%) DNS
25 376 (12.23%) VoIP
26 372 (12.10%) OSPF
27 368 (11.97%) Active Directory
28 342 (11.12%) Wireless
29 284 (9.24%) CISSP
30 280 (9.11%) Telecoms

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 155 (5.04%) MS Exchange
2 108 (3.51%) IIS
3 80 (2.60%) Apache
4 73 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 69 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 44 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 34 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.68%) nginx
11 21 (0.68%) Lync
12 14 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.46%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.23%) Drupal
14 7 (0.23%) Confluence
14 7 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 221 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 124 (4.03%) MS Office
3 69 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.33%) MS Project
5 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.065%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.033%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.39%) assyst
2 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.23%) RMDS
4 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.13%) GoldMine
6 3 (0.098%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.065%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.033%) Magento
8 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.033%) Line 50
8 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.033%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (0.98%) SaaS
3 28 (0.91%) Office 365
4 22 (0.72%) IaaS
5 19 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.62%) PaaS
6 17 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.065%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.033%) Route 53
11 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1712 (55.67%) Firewall
2 748 (24.33%) WAN
3 709 (23.06%) VPN
4 672 (21.85%) TCP/IP
5 671 (21.82%) LAN
6 548 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
7 423 (13.76%) BGP
8 406 (13.20%) MPLS
9 387 (12.59%) DNS
10 376 (12.23%) VoIP
11 372 (12.10%) OSPF
12 342 (11.12%) Wireless
13 240 (7.80%) IPsec
14 235 (7.64%) DHCP
15 230 (7.48%) SSL
16 215 (6.99%) Internet
17 214 (6.96%) Cisco Nexus
18 177 (5.76%) EIGRP
19 171 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
20 167 (5.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.28%) MySQL
3 37 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 30 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 19 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 18 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (0.55%) Big Data
9 14 (0.46%) Redis
10 10 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.13%) Text Mining
13 4 (0.13%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.098%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.098%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 21 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.49%) JIRA
3 13 (0.42%) Subversion
4 11 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.23%) Maven
8 6 (0.20%) WebLOAD
9 5 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.13%) Emacs
10 4 (0.13%) Hudson
10 4 (0.13%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.13%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.13%) JMeter
11 3 (0.098%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.065%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.065%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.065%) Selenium
General
1 478 (15.54%) Finance
2 280 (9.11%) Telecoms
3 85 (2.76%) Law
3 85 (2.76%) Legal
4 77 (2.50%) Marketing
5 75 (2.44%) Banking
6 73 (2.37%) Retail
7 31 (1.01%) Advertising
8 24 (0.78%) Games
9 22 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.65%) German Language
10 20 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.42%) French Language
13 10 (0.33%) Local Government
14 9 (0.29%) Back Office
15 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.16%) Publishing
17 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 930 (30.24%) Network Engineer
2 549 (17.85%) Security Engineer
3 514 (16.72%) Analyst
4 431 (14.02%) Network Security Engineer
5 344 (11.19%) Security Analyst
6 319 (10.37%) Consultant
7 270 (8.78%) Network Analyst
8 188 (6.11%) Network Security Analyst
9 184 (5.98%) Architect
10 172 (5.59%) Security Consultant
11 158 (5.14%) Network Consultant
12 146 (4.75%) Senior Network Engineer
13 124 (4.03%) Administrator
14 109 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 105 (3.41%) Network Security Consultant
16 100 (3.25%) Security Specialist
17 96 (3.12%) Network Architect
18 94 (3.06%) Support Engineer
19 88 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
20 73 (2.37%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.50%) Web Services
2 29 (0.94%) XML
3 27 (0.88%) LAMP
3 27 (0.88%) Middleware
4 26 (0.85%) .NET
5 23 (0.75%) Regular Expression
6 22 (0.72%) REST
6 22 (0.72%) HTML
7 18 (0.59%) CSS
7 18 (0.59%) SOAP
8 12 (0.39%) J2EE
9 9 (0.29%) JMS
9 9 (0.29%) HTML5
10 8 (0.26%) OAuth
10 8 (0.26%) WCF
11 7 (0.23%) Memcached
11 7 (0.23%) JSON
12 6 (0.20%) COM
12 6 (0.20%) Java EE
13 5 (0.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 177 (5.76%) Management Information System
2 171 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 131 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (2.47%) PKI
5 68 (2.21%) Clustering
6 50 (1.63%) Replication
7 46 (1.50%) Hedge funds
8 43 (1.40%) Open Source
8 43 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 33 (1.07%) CESG
10 29 (0.94%) Cryptography
10 29 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 28 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
12 27 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 27 (0.88%) SecurID
12 27 (0.88%) Fat Client
13 22 (0.72%) User Experience
14 21 (0.68%) Economics
15 20 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 20 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 831 (27.02%) Windows
2 515 (16.75%) Linux
3 234 (7.61%) UNIX
4 224 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 101 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 92 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (2.08%) Solaris
9 39 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 32 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 29 (0.94%) CentOS
11 29 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.81%) Mac OS
12 25 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.59%) Debian
14 18 (0.59%) Android
15 12 (0.39%) OpenBSD
16 9 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.26%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (14.47%) Information Security
2 412 (13.40%) ITIL
3 217 (7.06%) Load Balancing
4 215 (6.99%) Network Design
5 195 (6.34%) Network Management
6 184 (5.98%) Project Management
7 181 (5.89%) E-Commerce
7 181 (5.89%) Penetration Testing
8 151 (4.91%) Incident Management
9 149 (4.85%) Kalman Filter
10 147 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 142 (4.62%) Mentoring
12 136 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
13 131 (4.26%) Change Management
14 123 (4.00%) SIEM
15 116 (3.77%) Network Architecture
16 115 (3.74%) Cyber Security
17 109 (3.54%) Security Architecture
18 102 (3.32%) Change Control
19 99 (3.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 183 (5.95%) SQL
2 127 (4.13%) Perl
3 102 (3.32%) Python
4 85 (2.76%) PowerShell
5 84 (2.73%) Java
6 63 (2.05%) PHP
7 54 (1.76%) C
8 50 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 49 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 48 (1.56%) Ruby
11 43 (1.40%) C++
12 25 (0.81%) C#
13 23 (0.75%) JavaScript
14 16 (0.52%) Tcl
15 10 (0.33%) Groovy
16 9 (0.29%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.29%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.26%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.23%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 1152 (37.46%) Cisco Certification
2 853 (27.74%) CCNP
3 466 (15.15%) CCNA
4 408 (13.27%) Degree
5 284 (9.24%) CISSP
6 278 (9.04%) Security Cleared
7 272 (8.85%) CCIE
8 242 (7.87%) CCSE
8 242 (7.87%) CCSA
9 224 (7.28%) SC Cleared
10 153 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 140 (4.55%) CCSP
12 98 (3.19%) MCSE
13 90 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
14 89 (2.89%) CCDP
14 89 (2.89%) CEH
15 88 (2.86%) CISM
16 68 (2.21%) JNCIS
17 62 (2.02%) JNCIA
18 53 (1.72%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 83 (2.70%) SLA
4 82 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (1.33%) COBIT
6 35 (1.14%) QA
7 22 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.29%) JTAG
8 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 7 (0.23%) GPG13
10 5 (0.16%) BS7799
11 2 (0.065%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.033%) BS25999
12 1 (0.033%) COSO
System Software
1 368 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 272 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.05%) vSphere
4 56 (1.82%) XenApp
5 45 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 44 (1.43%) ProxySG
6 44 (1.43%) Snort
7 41 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (1.07%) VMware ESX
9 28 (0.91%) XenDesktop
10 27 (0.88%) ISA Server
11 19 (0.62%) NFS
12 18 (0.59%) Samba
13 17 (0.55%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.55%) XenServer
14 14 (0.46%) KVM
15 13 (0.42%) Varnish
15 13 (0.42%) vCloud
16 11 (0.36%) Postfix
17 10 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 64 (2.08%) SCCM
2 60 (1.95%) FortiGate
3 44 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 33 (1.07%) Backup Exec
5 31 (1.01%) Nagios
6 30 (0.98%) Puppet
7 29 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 28 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
8 28 (0.91%) Nessus
9 26 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (0.81%) OpenView
11 23 (0.75%) Cacti
12 21 (0.68%) logstash
13 17 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
14 16 (0.52%) ARCserve
15 15 (0.49%) SCOM
15 15 (0.49%) Vagrant
16 14 (0.46%) Salt
16 14 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
17 13 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1730 (56.26%) Cisco
2 996 (32.39%) CheckPoint
3 777 (25.27%) Juniper
4 441 (14.34%) Microsoft
5 430 (13.98%) F5
6 407 (13.24%) VMware
7 267 (8.68%) Blue Coat
8 241 (7.84%) Citrix
9 184 (5.98%) HP
10 125 (4.07%) McAfee
11 114 (3.71%) Websense
12 104 (3.38%) Fortinet
13 86 (2.80%) SolarWinds
14 84 (2.73%) Oracle
14 84 (2.73%) Symantec
15 79 (2.57%) Nokia
16 72 (2.34%) Brocade
17 69 (2.24%) Sourcefire
17 69 (2.24%) Avaya
18 64 (2.08%) Riverbed
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £40,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
UK
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Package and bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Package and Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Banking Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 20K Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 35K + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago