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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 221 223 295
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +72
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1597 1598 1255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.45% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.01% 7.97% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1221 962
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
17715 20057 20420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.26% 18.19% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14702 15885 16189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +18 1545 £52,500 +5.00% 359
London -13 661 £57,500 +4.54% 108
South East +37 400 £50,000 +7.52% 53
East of England +35 130 £45,000 -5.26% 40
City of London -13 117 £55,000 -4.34% 35
Berkshire +19 114 £60,000 +6.66% 16
Yorkshire -19 95 £50,000 +17.64% 32
West Midlands +17 82 £44,000 +1.13% 37
North West +7 78 £47,500 +9.82% 60
Surrey +10 76 £45,000 -1.63%
Hampshire +27 74 £47,500 +5.55% 8
South West +15 70 £41,500 +10.66% 7
West Yorkshire -24 62 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Leeds -11 60 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Reading +2 55 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Manchester +9 52 £55,000 +29.41% 35
Hertfordshire +29 49 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Southampton +21 41 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +30 38 £50,000 +17.64% 11
Cambridgeshire -1 34 £41,250 -7.30% 15
Oxfordshire +15 33 £55,000 +57.14% 6
Birmingham +6 31 £44,298 -10.05% 15
Scotland -28 30 £49,000 +16.66% 4
Gloucestershire +13 29 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East Sussex +26 28 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Bedfordshire -3 26 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands +16 24 £45,000 +8.43% 21
Brighton +26 22 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cambridge +4 22 £45,000 +1.12% 13
Gloucester +25 21 - -

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1788 (56.67%) Firewall
2 1594 (50.52%) Cisco
3 1195 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
4 863 (27.35%) CCNP
5 859 (27.23%) WAN
6 806 (25.55%) LAN
7 770 (24.41%) Windows
8 768 (24.34%) CheckPoint
9 728 (23.07%) VPN
10 680 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
11 653 (20.70%) Juniper
12 592 (18.76%) CCNA
13 576 (18.26%) Data Centre
14 560 (17.75%) Information Security
15 549 (17.40%) Degree
16 533 (16.89%) Linux
17 523 (16.58%) Wireless
18 522 (16.55%) Finance
19 503 (15.94%) F5
20 500 (15.85%) CISSP
21 480 (15.21%) TCP/IP
22 473 (14.99%) Microsoft
23 457 (14.48%) VMware
24 447 (14.17%) ITIL
25 438 (13.88%) Palo Alto
26 388 (12.30%) MPLS
27 384 (12.17%) SIEM
28 382 (12.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
29 360 (11.41%) Cisco Nexus
30 357 (11.32%) Telecoms

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
1 185 (5.86%) MS Exchange
2 94 (2.98%) IIS
3 84 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 69 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (2.16%) Skype for Business
6 48 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (1.27%) Apache
8 28 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 11 (0.35%) Node.js
11 9 (0.29%) JBoss
11 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.19%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.19%) Smallworld
14 4 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 202 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 61 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 54 (1.71%) MS Office
4 14 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Maple
6 2 (0.063%) MS Project
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.095%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.063%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.66%) SaaS
4 56 (1.77%) Office 365
5 41 (1.30%) IaaS
6 38 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.20%) PaaS
7 16 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 16 (0.51%) Yammer
8 11 (0.35%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.16%) GitHub
10 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.095%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.063%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1788 (56.67%) Firewall
2 859 (27.23%) WAN
3 806 (25.55%) LAN
4 728 (23.07%) VPN
5 680 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
6 523 (16.58%) Wireless
7 480 (15.21%) TCP/IP
8 388 (12.30%) MPLS
9 360 (11.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 352 (11.16%) BGP
11 335 (10.62%) OSPF
12 319 (10.11%) DNS
13 277 (8.78%) VoIP
14 267 (8.46%) Internet
15 226 (7.16%) SAN
16 188 (5.96%) DHCP
16 188 (5.96%) Intrusion Detection
17 181 (5.74%) IPsec
18 177 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
19 171 (5.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.81%) MySQL
3 31 (0.98%) Big Data
4 25 (0.79%) DB2
5 19 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 16 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 16 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.29%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.29%) Redis
12 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.16%) Informix
14 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 37 (1.17%) SpecFlow
2 24 (0.76%) Metasploit
3 17 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.25%) Burp Suite
5 8 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.19%) JIRA
8 5 (0.16%) sqlmap
8 5 (0.16%) Subversion
9 3 (0.095%) Hudson
9 3 (0.095%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.063%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.032%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.032%) MSI
11 1 (0.032%) Selenium
11 1 (0.032%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.032%) Vagrant
General
1 522 (16.55%) Finance
2 357 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 159 (5.04%) Banking
4 101 (3.20%) Law
5 94 (2.98%) Legal
6 92 (2.92%) Retail
7 47 (1.49%) Marketing
8 29 (0.92%) Advertising
9 23 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.57%) Billing
12 18 (0.57%) Games
13 16 (0.51%) Electronics
14 15 (0.48%) Publishing
15 12 (0.38%) Military
15 12 (0.38%) Online Betting
16 11 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1077 (34.14%) Network Engineer
2 784 (24.85%) Security Engineer
3 620 (19.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 396 (12.55%) Consultant
5 359 (11.38%) Analyst
6 323 (10.24%) Cisco Engineer
7 317 (10.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 311 (9.86%) Security Consultant
9 246 (7.80%) Security Analyst
10 211 (6.69%) Senior Network Engineer
11 200 (6.34%) Architect
12 159 (5.04%) Network Analyst
13 158 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 150 (4.75%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 127 (4.03%) Network Consultant
16 125 (3.96%) Senior Security Engineer
17 122 (3.87%) Support Engineer
18 114 (3.61%) Network Security Analyst
19 107 (3.39%) Network Security Consultant
19 107 (3.39%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.77%) .NET
2 94 (2.98%) Web Services
3 58 (1.84%) 802.1X
4 42 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 42 (1.33%) COM
5 40 (1.27%) WCF
6 37 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 37 (1.17%) WPF
7 24 (0.76%) XML
8 23 (0.73%) HTML
8 23 (0.73%) Middleware
9 19 (0.60%) AngularJS
10 18 (0.57%) SOAP
10 18 (0.57%) XMPP
11 15 (0.48%) HTML5
11 15 (0.48%) React
12 12 (0.38%) LAMP
12 12 (0.38%) Regular Expression
13 11 (0.35%) Spring
14 10 (0.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 576 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 296 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 231 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 167 (5.29%) Computer Science
5 131 (4.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 105 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 83 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 56 (1.77%) PKI
9 54 (1.71%) Cyber Attack
10 52 (1.65%) RSA SecurID
11 50 (1.58%) Blackberry
12 44 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
13 42 (1.33%) Cryptography
14 41 (1.30%) Visualisation
15 39 (1.24%) BYOD
16 38 (1.20%) IVR
17 37 (1.17%) Statistics
18 35 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
19 33 (1.05%) Blog
19 33 (1.05%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 770 (24.41%) Windows
2 533 (16.89%) Linux
3 323 (10.24%) Unix
4 311 (9.86%) Windows Server
5 110 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (2.76%) Android
8 60 (1.90%) CentOS
9 51 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 36 (1.14%) Solaris
12 34 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (0.95%) Windows 7
14 20 (0.63%) AIX
15 17 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (0.41%) Debian
17 11 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (17.75%) Information Security
2 447 (14.17%) ITIL
3 384 (12.17%) SIEM
4 316 (10.02%) Cybersecurity
5 299 (9.48%) Presales
6 269 (8.53%) Network Design
7 263 (8.34%) Penetration Testing
8 256 (8.11%) Security Architecture
9 216 (6.85%) Security Operations
10 215 (6.81%) Project Management
11 214 (6.78%) Load Balancing
12 201 (6.37%) Network Monitoring
13 189 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 179 (5.67%) Vulnerability Management
15 178 (5.64%) Network Management
16 172 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 142 (4.50%) Security Management
18 132 (4.18%) Mentoring
19 123 (3.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 121 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 183 (5.80%) SQL
2 158 (5.01%) Python
3 155 (4.91%) C
4 145 (4.60%) C++
5 128 (4.06%) Java
6 113 (3.58%) PHP
7 112 (3.55%) C#
8 69 (2.19%) Perl
9 64 (2.03%) JavaScript
10 59 (1.87%) Objective-C
11 54 (1.71%) Ruby
11 54 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 52 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 49 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 29 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.25%) R
16 7 (0.22%) Tcl
17 6 (0.19%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.19%) VB
18 3 (0.095%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1195 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
2 863 (27.35%) CCNP
3 592 (18.76%) CCNA
4 549 (17.40%) Degree
5 500 (15.85%) CISSP
6 356 (11.28%) CCIE
7 323 (10.24%) Security Cleared
8 226 (7.16%) SC Cleared
9 221 (7.00%) CISM
10 195 (6.18%) CCSE
11 156 (4.94%) CCSA
12 125 (3.96%) CEH
13 119 (3.77%) CISA
14 115 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 89 (2.82%) MCSE
16 88 (2.79%) JNCIP
17 83 (2.63%) CCDP
18 81 (2.57%) JNCIS
19 80 (2.54%) DV Cleared
20 77 (2.44%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (12.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 200 (6.34%) PCI DSS
3 122 (3.87%) SLA
4 53 (1.68%) QA
5 49 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 44 (1.39%) COBIT
7 29 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 26 (0.82%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.44%) ISO27002
10 13 (0.41%) FISMA
11 6 (0.19%) COSO
12 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.095%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.063%) BS25999
15 2 (0.063%) ISO22301
16 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.032%) GPG13
16 1 (0.032%) ISO27005
System Software
1 338 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 307 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (3.90%) vSphere
4 104 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.27%) XenApp
6 29 (0.92%) Snort
7 20 (0.63%) Firmware
7 20 (0.63%) NFS
7 20 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 17 (0.54%) Docker
9 15 (0.48%) Squid
10 11 (0.35%) vCloud
11 9 (0.29%) KVM
11 9 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.29%) Xen
12 8 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.25%) XenServer
13 7 (0.22%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 83 (2.63%) QRadar
2 64 (2.03%) Nessus
3 53 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 50 (1.58%) Cacti
5 49 (1.55%) Nagios
6 44 (1.39%) SCCM
7 43 (1.36%) FortiGate
8 39 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
9 37 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 37 (1.17%) WMI
10 35 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
11 28 (0.89%) CiscoWorks
11 28 (0.89%) Puppet
12 26 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (0.79%) Nmap
14 19 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
15 16 (0.51%) Backup Exec
16 15 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1594 (50.52%) Cisco
2 768 (24.34%) CheckPoint
3 653 (20.70%) Juniper
4 503 (15.94%) F5
5 473 (14.99%) Microsoft
6 457 (14.48%) VMware
7 438 (13.88%) Palo Alto
8 234 (7.42%) HP
9 198 (6.28%) SolarWinds
10 153 (4.85%) Blue Coat
11 148 (4.69%) ArcSight
12 136 (4.31%) Citrix
13 135 (4.28%) Riverbed
14 130 (4.12%) Fortinet
15 119 (3.77%) Splunk
16 104 (3.30%) Intel Security
17 100 (3.17%) Aruba
18 97 (3.07%) Red Hat
19 95 (3.01%) Oracle
20 92 (2.92%) Meraki
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent benefits on top
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Heywood, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + + 10% on Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago