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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 217 228 245
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1531 1296 1287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.22% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 6.93% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1069 1063
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +18 1453 £45,000 -5.26% 117
London -27 457 £55,000 - 47
South East +12 434 £45,000 -5.26% 33
Yorkshire +64 233 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Berkshire +26 201 £52,500 +2.43% 12
West Yorkshire +61 183 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Leeds +79 165 £40,000 -11.11% 6
City of London -13 127 £57,500 +15.00% 13
West Midlands +24 103 £42,500 -5.55% 3
East of England +35 93 £42,750 +25.73% 9
Hampshire +11 86 £44,000 -24.78% 3
Reading +19 85 £51,250 +13.88% 3
Surrey +21 73 £44,000 +3.52% 12
Birmingham +13 57 £47,500 +5.55% 3
South West -9 48 £42,500 +39.34% 9
North West -47 47 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North Yorkshire +20 40 £40,000 -5.88%
Southampton +24 37 £40,000 -31.62% 1
York +31 36 £40,000 -15.78%
East Midlands -12 35 £40,000 +6.66%
Slough +30 33 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 32 £52,500 +23.52% 4
Scotland -5 32 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Bedfordshire +18 30 £42,500 +28.78% 3
Newbury +3 26 £60,000 +15.38% 3
Manchester -32 26 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Basingstoke +5 24 £45,000 -40.00%
Wiltshire +4 23 £50,000 +73.67% 3
Kent +3 23 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -12 20 £45,000 +20.00% 3

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1537 (55.25%) Firewall
2 1423 (51.15%) Cisco
3 954 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
4 868 (31.20%) CheckPoint
5 825 (29.65%) Windows
6 692 (24.87%) CCNP
7 675 (24.26%) Juniper
8 643 (23.11%) WAN
9 590 (21.21%) LAN
10 580 (20.85%) TCP/IP
11 565 (20.31%) VPN
12 500 (17.97%) Linux
13 454 (16.32%) CCNA
14 438 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
15 403 (14.49%) Microsoft
16 398 (14.31%) Finance
17 389 (13.98%) Information Security
18 366 (13.16%) VMware
19 345 (12.40%) ITIL
20 344 (12.37%) Degree
20 344 (12.37%) F5
21 332 (11.93%) DNS
22 320 (11.50%) Active Directory
23 300 (10.78%) MPLS
24 290 (10.42%) Telecoms
25 279 (10.03%) CISSP
26 274 (9.85%) BGP
27 271 (9.74%) Security Cleared
28 270 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
29 266 (9.56%) VoIP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 160 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 134 (4.82%) IIS
3 93 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 69 (2.48%) Apache
6 61 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 55 (1.98%) Tomcat
8 51 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 33 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 24 (0.86%) nginx
14 18 (0.65%) Lync
15 10 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.22%) Drupal
17 6 (0.22%) WordPress
17 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 200 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 120 (4.31%) MS Office
3 57 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.36%) MS Project
5 9 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.036%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.47%) assyst
2 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.11%) RMDS
4 2 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.036%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.036%) Line 500
5 1 (0.036%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.29%) SaaS
2 34 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.08%) Office 365
4 20 (0.72%) PaaS
5 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.43%) IaaS
7 12 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.25%) Route 53
10 4 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.072%) GitHub
12 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1537 (55.25%) Firewall
2 643 (23.11%) WAN
3 590 (21.21%) LAN
4 580 (20.85%) TCP/IP
5 565 (20.31%) VPN
6 438 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
7 332 (11.93%) DNS
8 300 (10.78%) MPLS
9 274 (9.85%) BGP
10 266 (9.56%) VoIP
11 258 (9.27%) OSPF
12 254 (9.13%) Wireless
13 252 (9.06%) Internet
14 212 (7.62%) SSL
15 191 (6.87%) IPsec
16 187 (6.72%) DHCP
17 154 (5.54%) SAN
18 140 (5.03%) VLAN
19 133 (4.78%) Cisco IOS
20 128 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.63%) MySQL
3 40 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 27 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.43%) Big Data
11 10 (0.36%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.36%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.32%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.18%) Redis
15 4 (0.14%) CouchDB
16 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.11%) Cognos Impromptu
16 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.40%) Maven
3 10 (0.36%) JIRA
3 10 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.32%) Subversion
5 8 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.22%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.18%) WebLOAD
8 5 (0.18%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.14%) JDeveloper
9 4 (0.14%) JMeter
10 3 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.11%) Hudson
11 2 (0.072%) Mocha
11 2 (0.072%) Grunt
11 2 (0.072%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 398 (14.31%) Finance
2 290 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 85 (3.06%) Legal
4 77 (2.77%) Retail
5 66 (2.37%) Banking
6 61 (2.19%) Law
7 60 (2.16%) Marketing
8 24 (0.86%) German Language
9 20 (0.72%) Games
10 19 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.54%) French Language
12 12 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.43%) Back Office
13 11 (0.40%) Advertising
14 10 (0.36%) Publishing
15 9 (0.32%) Electronics
15 9 (0.32%) Local Government
16 8 (0.29%) Billing
17 6 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 746 (26.82%) Network Engineer
2 497 (17.86%) Security Engineer
3 433 (15.56%) Analyst
4 383 (13.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 309 (11.11%) Consultant
6 277 (9.96%) Security Analyst
7 193 (6.94%) Network Analyst
8 169 (6.07%) Architect
9 159 (5.72%) Security Consultant
10 138 (4.96%) Network Consultant
11 132 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
12 123 (4.42%) Network Security Analyst
13 122 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 110 (3.95%) Administrator
15 103 (3.70%) Security Specialist
16 93 (3.34%) Network Security Consultant
17 92 (3.31%) Support Engineer
18 81 (2.91%) Support Analyst
19 77 (2.77%) Network Support
20 76 (2.73%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.84%) Web Services
2 42 (1.51%) HTML
3 37 (1.33%) .NET
3 37 (1.33%) XML
3 37 (1.33%) LAMP
4 35 (1.26%) J2EE
5 31 (1.11%) Qt
6 29 (1.04%) CSS
6 29 (1.04%) Spring
7 28 (1.01%) Hibernate
7 28 (1.01%) EJB
8 19 (0.68%) REST
9 18 (0.65%) Middleware
10 17 (0.61%) jQuery
11 16 (0.58%) HTML5
11 16 (0.58%) Regular Expression
12 15 (0.54%) SOAP
13 10 (0.36%) Symfony
14 9 (0.32%) Laravel
15 8 (0.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 183 (6.58%) Computer Science
2 163 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 67 (2.41%) Replication
4 64 (2.30%) Clustering
5 62 (2.23%) PKI
6 48 (1.73%) Hedge funds
7 39 (1.40%) SecurID
8 38 (1.37%) Open Source
8 38 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 32 (1.15%) CESG
10 32 (1.15%) Cryptography
10 32 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 31 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.01%) iPhone
13 23 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 21 (0.75%) Thin Client
14 21 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 19 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 825 (29.65%) Windows
2 500 (17.97%) Linux
3 237 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 235 (8.45%) UNIX
5 137 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 97 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 92 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (1.91%) Windows 8
9 52 (1.87%) Windows XP
10 47 (1.69%) Android
11 45 (1.62%) Solaris
12 32 (1.15%) Mac OS X
12 32 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (1.08%) CentOS
14 26 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 21 (0.75%) Debian
17 20 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.25%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.25%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (13.98%) Information Security
2 345 (12.40%) ITIL
3 199 (7.15%) Network Design
4 188 (6.76%) Load Balancing
5 161 (5.79%) Project Management
5 161 (5.79%) Network Management
6 154 (5.54%) Penetration Testing
7 151 (5.43%) E-Commerce
8 135 (4.85%) Change Management
9 132 (4.74%) SIEM
10 130 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
11 128 (4.60%) Incident Management
12 118 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
13 108 (3.88%) Cyber Security
14 98 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
15 87 (3.13%) Change Control
16 86 (3.09%) Data Security
16 86 (3.09%) Risk Management
17 85 (3.06%) Network Architecture
18 84 (3.02%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (7.01%) SQL
2 129 (4.64%) Perl
3 101 (3.63%) Java
4 88 (3.16%) Python
5 86 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 82 (2.95%) C
6 82 (2.95%) PHP
7 75 (2.70%) C++
8 54 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 34 (1.22%) Ruby
10 33 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 25 (0.90%) JavaScript
12 22 (0.79%) C#
13 12 (0.43%) Tcl
14 11 (0.40%) VB
15 10 (0.36%) Groovy
16 9 (0.32%) PHP5
16 9 (0.32%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.32%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 954 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 692 (24.87%) CCNP
3 454 (16.32%) CCNA
4 344 (12.37%) Degree
5 279 (10.03%) CISSP
6 271 (9.74%) Security Cleared
7 234 (8.41%) CCSE
8 216 (7.76%) CCSA
9 176 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 175 (6.29%) SC Cleared
11 152 (5.46%) CCIE
12 102 (3.67%) CCSP
12 102 (3.67%) MCSE
13 84 (3.02%) CEH
14 73 (2.62%) CISM
15 65 (2.34%) JNCIA
16 61 (2.19%) CCDP
17 56 (2.01%) MCITP
18 54 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
19 49 (1.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 145 (5.21%) PCI DSS
3 89 (3.20%) SLA
4 80 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (1.15%) COBIT
6 31 (1.11%) QA
7 24 (0.86%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.36%) GPG13
9 9 (0.32%) JTAG
10 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.072%) HL7
11 2 (0.072%) DICOM
12 1 (0.036%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.036%) COSO
System Software
1 320 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 270 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.34%) vSphere
4 47 (1.69%) ProxySG
4 47 (1.69%) Snort
5 40 (1.44%) ISA Server
6 39 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 37 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.29%) XenApp
9 30 (1.08%) Hyper-V
10 27 (0.97%) Terminal Services
11 26 (0.93%) KVM
12 23 (0.83%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.58%) XenServer
13 16 (0.58%) Varnish
14 15 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
14 15 (0.54%) UAG
14 15 (0.54%) NFS
15 13 (0.47%) Postfix
16 12 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (1.87%) SCCM
2 43 (1.55%) Backup Exec
3 39 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 36 (1.29%) Nessus
5 34 (1.22%) Nagios
6 32 (1.15%) FortiGate
7 25 (0.90%) ARCserve
8 22 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 21 (0.75%) OpenView
9 21 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
10 20 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 18 (0.65%) Cacti
13 17 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
13 17 (0.61%) Puppet
14 14 (0.50%) logstash
15 12 (0.43%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.40%) HAProxy
17 10 (0.36%) SCOM
18 9 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1423 (51.15%) Cisco
2 868 (31.20%) CheckPoint
3 675 (24.26%) Juniper
4 403 (14.49%) Microsoft
5 366 (13.16%) VMware
6 344 (12.37%) F5
7 254 (9.13%) Blue Coat
8 179 (6.43%) Citrix
9 121 (4.35%) McAfee
10 116 (4.17%) HP
11 115 (4.13%) Websense
12 98 (3.52%) Fortinet
13 80 (2.88%) Symantec
13 80 (2.88%) SolarWinds
14 78 (2.80%) Oracle
15 73 (2.62%) Splunk
16 71 (2.55%) Riverbed
16 71 (2.55%) Sourcefire
17 65 (2.34%) Aruba
18 56 (2.01%) Brocade
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £50K+, DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £60K+, DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + fantastic pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 20% bonus and car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
NST Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
NST Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago