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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 193 246 226
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -20
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1608 1397 1589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.32% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.30% 7.94% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1091 1258
Median salary £51,820 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
15619 17585 20636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.20% 16.56% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12652 14530 16617
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,575 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +52 1514 £52,500 - 123
London +65 627 £57,500 - 38
South East +42 320 £54,000 +0.93% 24
West Midlands +24 122 £42,500 +6.25% 16
North West +22 118 £50,000 -20.00% 11
Berkshire +37 117 £57,500 +4.54% 8
South West +42 98 £47,500 +15.85% 7
East of England -5 89 £45,000 -14.28% 12
Yorkshire +7 84 £40,000 -11.11% 11
City of London +44 75 £57,500 -8.00% 10
Surrey +55 74 £54,000 +20.00% 5
Manchester 0 69 £50,000 -4.76% 5
West Yorkshire +24 68 £38,145 -15.23% 10
Scotland +62 67 £42,500 -19.04% 4
Leeds +18 67 £38,789 -8.73% 10
Birmingham -4 50 £40,000 +14.28% 5
East Midlands +26 44 £42,500 +1.19% 3
Reading +14 39 £57,500 -4.16% 4
Reigate +39 38 £50,000 -
Hampshire -36 36 £50,000 - 4
Gloucestershire +11 35 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Edinburgh +30 34 £50,000 +8.10%
Cambridgeshire +24 30 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cheshire +14 27 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Bedfordshire -4 27 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Hertfordshire -3 26 £51,000 -11.30% 3
Glasgow +34 23 £39,500 -30.08% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £43,750 -30.00% 2
Cambridge +32 22 £35,000 -
Cheltenham +15 22 £46,250 -7.50% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 2011 (61.86%) Firewall
2 1518 (46.69%) Cisco
3 1096 (33.71%) Cisco Certification
4 881 (27.10%) CheckPoint
5 874 (26.88%) Windows
6 793 (24.39%) CCNP
7 775 (23.84%) LAN
8 743 (22.85%) WAN
9 678 (20.86%) VPN
10 668 (20.55%) Information Security
11 610 (18.76%) Linux
12 600 (18.46%) Data Centre
13 584 (17.96%) Juniper
14 572 (17.59%) TCP/IP
15 566 (17.41%) CCNA
16 532 (16.36%) DNS
17 515 (15.84%) CISSP
18 514 (15.81%) Degree
19 490 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
20 487 (14.98%) Palo Alto
21 475 (14.61%) Microsoft
22 468 (14.40%) ITIL
23 457 (14.06%) Finance
24 446 (13.72%) Wireless
25 432 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 429 (13.20%) SIEM
27 422 (12.98%) Active Directory
28 382 (11.75%) F5
29 372 (11.44%) BGP
30 364 (11.20%) OSPF

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
1 139 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 122 (3.75%) IIS
3 49 (1.51%) Apache
4 44 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 34 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 30 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 26 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.18%) SAS
12 5 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.15%) CloudStack
12 5 (0.15%) CMS
13 4 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.12%) NetWeaver
14 3 (0.092%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.092%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 73 (2.25%) MS Office
3 25 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.031%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 19 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.12%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.031%) assyst
3 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.031%) Magento
3 1 (0.031%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 126 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.25%) SaaS
4 67 (2.06%) Office 365
5 40 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.17%) IaaS
6 38 (1.17%) PaaS
7 28 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.18%) GitHub
11 5 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.15%) Route 53
11 5 (0.15%) Slack
11 5 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.062%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.062%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.062%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2011 (61.86%) Firewall
2 775 (23.84%) LAN
3 743 (22.85%) WAN
4 678 (20.86%) VPN
5 572 (17.59%) TCP/IP
6 532 (16.36%) DNS
7 490 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
8 446 (13.72%) Wireless
9 372 (11.44%) BGP
10 364 (11.20%) OSPF
11 363 (11.17%) MPLS
12 285 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 279 (8.58%) DHCP
14 272 (8.37%) Intrusion Detection
15 265 (8.15%) Internet
16 235 (7.23%) VLAN
17 209 (6.43%) IPsec
17 209 (6.43%) VoIP
18 173 (5.32%) EIGRP
19 159 (4.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.51%) MySQL
3 34 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (1.02%) NoSQL
4 33 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 30 (0.92%) Big Data
5 30 (0.92%) GIS
6 27 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.31%) Data Mining
10 10 (0.31%) DB2
10 10 (0.31%) InfluxDB
11 8 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.25%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.15%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (0.62%) Git (software)
1 20 (0.62%) Jenkins
2 18 (0.55%) Metasploit
3 14 (0.43%) Burp Suite
4 12 (0.37%) AppScan
5 9 (0.28%) Maven
6 7 (0.22%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.18%) Subversion
7 6 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.15%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.12%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.12%) Paros
9 4 (0.12%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.12%) WebScarab
10 3 (0.092%) Ant
10 3 (0.092%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.092%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.062%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 457 (14.06%) Finance
2 302 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 148 (4.55%) Retail
4 133 (4.09%) Banking
5 104 (3.20%) Law
6 72 (2.21%) Legal
7 68 (2.09%) Games
8 56 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 40 (1.23%) Marketing
10 38 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 29 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 28 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.83%) Aerospace
14 23 (0.71%) Advertising
15 12 (0.37%) Back Office
16 11 (0.34%) Local Government
16 11 (0.34%) Military
17 10 (0.31%) Billing
18 9 (0.28%) Online Betting
19 7 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1071 (32.94%) Network Engineer
2 714 (21.96%) Security Engineer
3 503 (15.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 398 (12.24%) Analyst
5 318 (9.78%) Consultant
6 276 (8.49%) Security Consultant
7 256 (7.87%) Security Analyst
8 251 (7.72%) Cisco Engineer
9 239 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 232 (7.14%) Architect
11 196 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
12 176 (5.41%) Network Consultant
13 170 (5.23%) Support Engineer
14 166 (5.11%) Network Security Consultant
15 145 (4.46%) Network Analyst
16 140 (4.31%) Security Architect
17 137 (4.21%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 127 (3.91%) Firewall Engineer
19 125 (3.84%) Security Manager
20 120 (3.69%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (2.55%) .NET
2 80 (2.46%) Web Services
3 78 (2.40%) 802.1X
4 23 (0.71%) Middleware
5 20 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 19 (0.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 19 (0.58%) GWT
6 19 (0.58%) Regular Expression
7 16 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (0.46%) ELK Stack
8 15 (0.46%) HTML
9 12 (0.37%) LAMP
10 11 (0.34%) OAuth2
10 11 (0.34%) OpenID
11 9 (0.28%) CSS
11 9 (0.28%) XML
12 8 (0.25%) REST
12 8 (0.25%) SAML
13 7 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 600 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 318 (9.78%) Management Information System
3 246 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 149 (4.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 95 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 72 (2.21%) PKI
8 67 (2.06%) CESG
9 61 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 54 (1.66%) Cryptography
11 52 (1.60%) NHS
12 51 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
13 41 (1.26%) RSA SecurID
14 35 (1.08%) Cyber Attack
15 34 (1.05%) Clustering
15 34 (1.05%) Driving Licence
16 32 (0.98%) BYOD
16 32 (0.98%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.95%) Mobile App
17 31 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 874 (26.88%) Windows
2 610 (18.76%) Linux
3 272 (8.37%) Unix
4 252 (7.75%) Windows Server
5 96 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (2.00%) CentOS
8 59 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 49 (1.51%) Solaris
10 44 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (0.98%) Android
13 29 (0.89%) AIX
13 29 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 28 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 25 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.77%) Windows 10
16 18 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.43%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (20.55%) Information Security
2 468 (14.40%) ITIL
3 429 (13.20%) SIEM
4 338 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
5 319 (9.81%) Security Architecture
6 292 (8.98%) Security Operations
7 287 (8.83%) Network Design
8 246 (7.57%) Network Management
9 224 (6.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 219 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
11 208 (6.40%) Risk Management
12 204 (6.27%) Presales
13 201 (6.18%) Project Management
14 200 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 192 (5.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 185 (5.69%) Kalman Filter
17 170 (5.23%) Load Balancing
18 158 (4.86%) Network Monitoring
19 156 (4.80%) Security Management
20 148 (4.55%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 164 (5.04%) Python
2 162 (4.98%) Java
3 138 (4.24%) SQL
4 133 (4.09%) C++
5 114 (3.51%) C
6 92 (2.83%) PHP
7 78 (2.40%) C#
7 78 (2.40%) Perl
8 65 (2.00%) Ruby
9 54 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 53 (1.63%) JavaScript
11 49 (1.51%) VB.NET
12 31 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 23 (0.71%) Objective-C
14 22 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.40%) Tcl
16 11 (0.34%) Embedded C
16 11 (0.34%) Embedded C++
16 11 (0.34%) Groovy
17 9 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1096 (33.71%) Cisco Certification
2 793 (24.39%) CCNP
3 566 (17.41%) CCNA
4 515 (15.84%) CISSP
5 514 (15.81%) Degree
6 317 (9.75%) Security Cleared
7 225 (6.92%) SC Cleared
8 221 (6.80%) CISM
9 192 (5.91%) CEH
10 189 (5.81%) CCIE
11 168 (5.17%) CCSE
12 141 (4.34%) CISA
13 132 (4.06%) CCSA
14 105 (3.23%) CCSP
15 97 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 92 (2.83%) DV Cleared
17 90 (2.77%) CREST Certified
18 85 (2.61%) MCSE
19 74 (2.28%) IISP
20 70 (2.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 432 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 276 (8.49%) PCI DSS
3 155 (4.77%) SLA
4 63 (1.94%) QA
5 28 (0.86%) COBIT
6 19 (0.58%) FISMA
7 16 (0.49%) HIPAA
8 13 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.37%) GPG13
9 12 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.34%) BS25999
10 11 (0.34%) JTAG
11 9 (0.28%) RMADS
12 8 (0.25%) MISRA
13 6 (0.18%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.092%) ISO27002
14 3 (0.092%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.092%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.062%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 422 (12.98%) Active Directory
2 273 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 67 (2.06%) vSphere
5 57 (1.75%) Firmware
6 38 (1.17%) Snort
7 34 (1.05%) ProxySG
8 27 (0.83%) KVM
9 23 (0.71%) XenApp
10 19 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.49%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 14 (0.43%) NFS
14 12 (0.37%) XenServer
15 10 (0.31%) Docker
16 8 (0.25%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.25%) VMware ESX
17 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 138 (4.24%) FortiGate
2 90 (2.77%) Nessus
3 87 (2.68%) SCCM
4 62 (1.91%) QRadar
5 57 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 39 (1.20%) Nagios
7 37 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
8 36 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 36 (1.11%) WSUS
9 34 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 31 (0.95%) Puppet
11 26 (0.80%) Cacti
11 26 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 22 (0.68%) Ansible
12 22 (0.68%) Tivoli
13 18 (0.55%) AirWatch
14 16 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (0.49%) SCOM
15 12 (0.37%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.37%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1518 (46.69%) Cisco
2 881 (27.10%) CheckPoint
3 584 (17.96%) Juniper
4 487 (14.98%) Palo Alto
5 475 (14.61%) Microsoft
6 382 (11.75%) F5
7 355 (10.92%) VMware
8 231 (7.11%) Fortinet
9 154 (4.74%) Splunk
10 153 (4.71%) HP
11 128 (3.94%) Citrix
12 123 (3.78%) Intel Security
13 106 (3.26%) Blue Coat
14 97 (2.98%) Symantec
15 90 (2.77%) ArcSight
16 87 (2.68%) SolarWinds
17 81 (2.49%) Aruba
18 74 (2.28%) LogRhythm
19 73 (2.25%) Red Hat
20 65 (2.00%) IBM
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum Excellent benefits available
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,789 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + On-Call
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Mercerbridge
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Non Contributory Pension, Bonus,
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Pack
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Many other good
Posted: 5 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £34000 per annum + benefits+certified training
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Manpower
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago