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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 194 238 236
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -2
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1651 1514 1534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.38% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.02% 8.26% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1325 1228 1173
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.31% +10.58%

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
16478 18325 21210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 16.74% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13644 15200 16758
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +40 1542 £50,000 - 412
London +60 682 £61,000 +6.08% 113
South East +21 371 £50,000 +5.26% 53
Berkshire +10 116 £57,500 +15.00% 12
East of England +65 111 £44,500 -12.31% 32
City of London +46 100 £65,000 +15.04% 47
Yorkshire -9 100 £42,000 +5.00% 35
West Midlands +2 85 £40,000 -27.27% 32
Hampshire -4 81 £42,500 -5.55% 14
Surrey +31 75 £50,000 +5.26% 8
South West +6 74 £40,750 -9.44% 25
West Yorkshire -22 72 £42,000 +5.00% 28
North West +14 68 £47,500 +1.06% 71
Hertfordshire +47 61 £45,000 -18.18% 15
Scotland +13 52 £50,000 +19.04% 6
Manchester +23 48 £48,750 +31.75% 39
Leeds -21 48 £42,500 -5.55% 21
Reading +3 44 £65,000 +44.44% 9
East Midlands +3 39 £42,500 -15.00% 46
Edinburgh +33 34 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Birmingham -43 28 £40,500 -37.69% 15
Watford +42 26 £44,500 -22.60% 2
Leicestershire +21 26 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Kent +29 25 £41,250 -1.19% 5
Leicester +17 24 £42,500 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire +21 22 £63,750 +21.42% 7
Staffordshire +13 22 £35,000 -28.20% 4
Gloucestershire +4 21 £45,000 +17.64% 8
Cambridgeshire +21 20 £40,000 -20.00% 8
North Yorkshire +13 18 £23,000 -38.66% 4

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 1875 (58.76%) Firewall
2 1559 (48.86%) Cisco
3 1070 (33.53%) Cisco Certification
4 848 (26.57%) CheckPoint
5 829 (25.98%) Windows
6 780 (24.44%) CCNP
7 761 (23.85%) LAN
8 746 (23.38%) VPN
9 725 (22.72%) WAN
10 628 (19.68%) Cisco ASA
11 608 (19.05%) Juniper
12 596 (18.68%) CCNA
13 577 (18.08%) Linux
14 561 (17.58%) Degree
15 560 (17.55%) TCP/IP
16 547 (17.14%) Information Security
17 517 (16.20%) Finance
18 516 (16.17%) ITIL
19 504 (15.79%) Microsoft
20 485 (15.20%) CISSP
21 470 (14.73%) Wireless
22 468 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 465 (14.57%) Data Centre
24 431 (13.51%) F5
25 424 (13.29%) SIEM
26 410 (12.85%) Palo Alto
27 399 (12.50%) VMware
28 397 (12.44%) DNS
29 383 (12.00%) Security Cleared
30 365 (11.44%) Active Directory

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
1 161 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 125 (3.92%) IIS
3 81 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 40 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 39 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (1.16%) Apache
7 20 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.25%) JBoss
12 7 (0.22%) SAS
13 6 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.16%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.13%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.13%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.13%) Zimbra
16 3 (0.094%) WordPress
Applications
1 218 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.16%) MS Office
3 37 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.13%) Maple
7 3 (0.094%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.063%) MS Project
8 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.063%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 27 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.031%) Magento
5 1 (0.031%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (2.73%) SaaS
4 59 (1.85%) Office 365
5 43 (1.35%) IaaS
6 38 (1.19%) PaaS
7 30 (0.94%) Mimecast
8 23 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.19%) GitHub
11 3 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.031%) Force.com
12 1 (0.031%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.031%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.031%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1875 (58.76%) Firewall
2 761 (23.85%) LAN
3 746 (23.38%) VPN
4 725 (22.72%) WAN
5 628 (19.68%) Cisco ASA
6 560 (17.55%) TCP/IP
7 470 (14.73%) Wireless
8 397 (12.44%) DNS
9 332 (10.40%) MPLS
10 327 (10.25%) BGP
11 319 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 303 (9.50%) OSPF
13 255 (7.99%) VoIP
14 250 (7.83%) Intrusion Detection
15 241 (7.55%) Internet
16 234 (7.33%) DHCP
17 185 (5.80%) IPsec
17 185 (5.80%) SSL
18 184 (5.77%) EIGRP
19 177 (5.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.50%) Big Data
3 46 (1.44%) MySQL
4 29 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 26 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 25 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (0.44%) GIS
9 14 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.41%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.28%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.25%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.22%) DB2
15 6 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
15 6 (0.19%) Redis
15 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.16%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 17 (0.53%) Metasploit
1 17 (0.53%) SpecFlow
2 15 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.38%) Burp Suite
4 9 (0.28%) Maven
5 7 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.19%) AppScan
7 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.13%) sqlmap
9 3 (0.094%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.094%) JIRA
10 2 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.063%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.063%) Subversion
10 2 (0.063%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.031%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.031%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.031%) SonarQube
General
1 517 (16.20%) Finance
2 323 (10.12%) Telecoms
3 148 (4.64%) Banking
4 124 (3.89%) Law
5 117 (3.67%) Retail
6 92 (2.88%) Legal
7 37 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.13%) Games
9 34 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (0.94%) Marketing
11 23 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.56%) Back Office
14 17 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 16 (0.50%) Electronics
16 15 (0.47%) Advertising
17 14 (0.44%) Local Government
18 13 (0.41%) Billing
18 13 (0.41%) Military
19 7 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1126 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 812 (25.45%) Security Engineer
3 618 (19.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 406 (12.72%) Consultant
5 347 (10.87%) Security Consultant
6 343 (10.75%) Analyst
7 303 (9.50%) Cisco Engineer
8 298 (9.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 237 (7.43%) Security Analyst
10 209 (6.55%) Architect
11 201 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
12 166 (5.20%) Support Engineer
13 153 (4.79%) Network Consultant
14 152 (4.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 143 (4.48%) Senior Security Engineer
16 132 (4.14%) Network Analyst
16 132 (4.14%) Network Security Consultant
17 121 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 117 (3.67%) Security Architect
19 112 (3.51%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (3.98%) .NET
2 81 (2.54%) 802.1X
3 66 (2.07%) Web Services
4 26 (0.81%) HTML
5 24 (0.75%) Middleware
6 21 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (0.63%) Regular Expression
7 20 (0.63%) WCF
8 19 (0.60%) COM
9 18 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 17 (0.53%) React
10 17 (0.53%) WPF
11 16 (0.50%) HTML5
12 15 (0.47%) XML
13 14 (0.44%) .NET Framework
14 13 (0.41%) CSS
15 12 (0.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 12 (0.38%) GWT
15 12 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 465 (14.57%) Data Centre
2 330 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 245 (7.68%) Computer Science
4 235 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 116 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
7 81 (2.54%) RSA SecurID
8 65 (2.04%) Mathematics
9 58 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
10 57 (1.79%) PKI
11 48 (1.50%) CESG
12 45 (1.41%) Statistics
13 44 (1.38%) Blog
14 43 (1.35%) Digital Media
15 41 (1.28%) Cryptography
16 40 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
17 39 (1.22%) Cybercrime
18 36 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
19 34 (1.07%) Client/Server
20 31 (0.97%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 829 (25.98%) Windows
2 577 (18.08%) Linux
3 297 (9.31%) Unix
4 294 (9.21%) Windows Server
5 98 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (2.07%) CentOS
8 61 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 45 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.03%) Solaris
12 24 (0.75%) Windows 10
13 21 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.60%) Android
15 17 (0.53%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.50%) AIX
16 16 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.34%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (17.14%) Information Security
2 516 (16.17%) ITIL
3 424 (13.29%) SIEM
4 334 (10.47%) Cybersecurity
5 312 (9.78%) Security Architecture
6 246 (7.71%) Security Operations
7 243 (7.62%) Penetration Testing
8 221 (6.93%) Network Management
9 220 (6.89%) Network Design
10 216 (6.77%) Presales
11 212 (6.64%) Project Management
12 209 (6.55%) Risk Management
13 206 (6.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 204 (6.39%) Vulnerability Management
15 194 (6.08%) Network Monitoring
16 155 (4.86%) Change Management
17 151 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
18 150 (4.70%) Service Delivery
19 146 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
19 146 (4.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 203 (6.36%) Java
2 196 (6.14%) SQL
3 162 (5.08%) C++
4 157 (4.92%) PHP
5 156 (4.89%) C
6 154 (4.83%) Python
7 108 (3.38%) C#
8 97 (3.04%) JavaScript
9 79 (2.48%) Perl
10 76 (2.38%) VB.NET
11 56 (1.75%) Objective-C
12 45 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 43 (1.35%) Ruby
14 42 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.41%) Tcl
17 9 (0.28%) AWK
18 8 (0.25%) R
19 6 (0.19%) T-SQL
20 5 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1070 (33.53%) Cisco Certification
2 780 (24.44%) CCNP
3 596 (18.68%) CCNA
4 561 (17.58%) Degree
5 485 (15.20%) CISSP
6 383 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 250 (7.83%) SC Cleared
8 199 (6.24%) CCIE
9 196 (6.14%) CISM
10 166 (5.20%) CCSE
11 156 (4.89%) CEH
12 154 (4.83%) CISA
13 123 (3.85%) CCSA
14 102 (3.20%) CREST Certified
15 100 (3.13%) CCSP
16 94 (2.95%) JNCIP
17 90 (2.82%) DV Cleared
18 88 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 81 (2.54%) JNCIS
20 76 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 252 (7.90%) PCI DSS
3 146 (4.58%) SLA
4 80 (2.51%) QA
5 41 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 36 (1.13%) COBIT
7 16 (0.50%) FISMA
8 13 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (0.31%) ISO27002
10 10 (0.31%) RMADS
11 7 (0.22%) GPG13
12 6 (0.19%) SAS 70
13 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.094%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.063%) COSO
15 2 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.063%) JTAG
16 1 (0.031%) MISRA
System Software
1 365 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 267 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.82%) vSphere
4 73 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.28%) Firmware
6 31 (0.97%) Snort
7 23 (0.72%) XenApp
8 21 (0.66%) KVM
9 15 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.44%) ProxySG
11 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.38%) vCloud
12 11 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.28%) Docker
15 7 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 96 (3.01%) FortiGate
2 79 (2.48%) QRadar
3 77 (2.41%) Nessus
4 52 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 50 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
5 50 (1.57%) SCCM
6 40 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 36 (1.13%) Cacti
8 35 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
9 34 (1.07%) Nagios
10 25 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 23 (0.72%) Puppet
11 23 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 20 (0.63%) Tivoli
13 17 (0.53%) WMI
14 16 (0.50%) AirWatch
15 15 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 14 (0.44%) Backup Exec
16 14 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
17 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1559 (48.86%) Cisco
2 848 (26.57%) CheckPoint
3 608 (19.05%) Juniper
4 504 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 431 (13.51%) F5
6 410 (12.85%) Palo Alto
7 399 (12.50%) VMware
8 181 (5.67%) Fortinet
9 179 (5.61%) HP
10 141 (4.42%) Intel Security
11 140 (4.39%) SolarWinds
12 135 (4.23%) Splunk
13 130 (4.07%) ArcSight
14 120 (3.76%) Citrix
15 110 (3.45%) Riverbed
16 106 (3.32%) Blue Coat
17 88 (2.76%) Red Hat
18 84 (2.63%) Aruba
19 81 (2.54%) Meraki
20 73 (2.29%) Symantec
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum + Pension,
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + unrivaled benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £48000.00 - £57000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + on-call + bonus + excellent benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Together Money
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to £85,000 plus £15,000 bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £49,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, luxury
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Boston, Lincolnshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago