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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 200 264 210
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -54
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1543 1137 1542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.09% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.20% 6.41% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 839 1138
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,700 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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
18812 17742 21954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.84% 17.07% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15287 13922 18246
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 26 January 2015 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 26 January 2015. 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 +54 1472 £50,000 +11.11% 215
London +86 554 £55,000 +10.00% 93
South East +35 371 £51,500 +14.44% 43
City of London +71 201 £58,250 +16.50% 37
Berkshire +27 175 £57,500 +21.05% 18
Yorkshire +4 157 £45,000 - 19
East of England +52 135 £45,000 +15.38% 17
West Yorkshire +14 111 £45,000 - 17
Leeds +20 101 £45,000 - 13
North West +62 100 £42,500 -15.00% 19
South West -29 65 £44,750 +5.29% 17
Reading +13 53 £55,000 +15.78% 8
West Midlands -7 53 £42,500 +4.29% 4
Manchester +28 52 £40,200 -18.37% 14
Hertfordshire +18 49 £50,000 +31.57% 2
Surrey +13 49 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Cheshire +33 45 £43,000 -14.00% 3
North Yorkshire +28 39 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire +25 39 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Hampshire -25 37 £40,000 -6.97% 8
Slough +9 35 £60,000 +33.33% 1
York +26 32 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 30 £55,000 +52.77% 3
Cambridge +23 25 £38,750 +19.23% 5
East Midlands -9 25 £33,250 -8.90%
Wiltshire +10 23 £36,750 -6.96% 4
Birmingham -22 23 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Newbury +6 22 £50,000 -5.21% 1
Maidenhead +12 21 £57,500 -8.00% 4
Bedfordshire +12 20 £50,000 +29.03% 3

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1809 (58.15%) Cisco
2 1727 (55.51%) Firewall
3 1281 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1024 (32.92%) CheckPoint
5 949 (30.50%) CCNP
6 834 (26.81%) WAN
7 788 (25.33%) Juniper
8 763 (24.53%) Windows
9 737 (23.69%) VPN
10 731 (23.50%) LAN
11 632 (20.32%) TCP/IP
12 612 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
13 534 (17.16%) Finance
14 504 (16.20%) CCNA
15 502 (16.14%) BGP
16 495 (15.91%) Linux
17 491 (15.78%) Microsoft
18 475 (15.27%) ITIL
19 458 (14.72%) F5
20 433 (13.92%) Information Security
21 429 (13.79%) OSPF
22 422 (13.56%) Degree
23 421 (13.53%) DNS
24 419 (13.47%) MPLS
25 408 (13.11%) VMware
26 397 (12.76%) Wireless
27 363 (11.67%) VoIP
28 361 (11.60%) Active Directory
29 315 (10.13%) CCIE
30 312 (10.03%) CISSP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 129 (4.15%) MS Exchange
2 83 (2.67%) Apache
3 67 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 58 (1.86%) IIS
5 57 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 53 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 43 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.00%) nginx
9 27 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 23 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.55%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.45%) Lync
15 13 (0.42%) Confluence
16 10 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.29%) MediaWiki
18 8 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
19 7 (0.23%) JBoss
20 6 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 229 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 133 (4.28%) MS Office
3 71 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.096%) MS Project
6 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.064%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.032%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.032%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.19%) RMDS
2 6 (0.19%) assyst
2 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.13%) GoldMine
4 3 (0.096%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.064%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.064%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.032%) Summit
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.032%) Line 50
6 1 (0.032%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.00%) IaaS
3 24 (0.77%) Office 365
4 23 (0.74%) SaaS
5 21 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.48%) PaaS
10 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1727 (55.51%) Firewall
2 834 (26.81%) WAN
3 737 (23.69%) VPN
4 731 (23.50%) LAN
5 632 (20.32%) TCP/IP
6 612 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
7 502 (16.14%) BGP
8 429 (13.79%) OSPF
9 421 (13.53%) DNS
10 419 (13.47%) MPLS
11 397 (12.76%) Wireless
12 363 (11.67%) VoIP
13 304 (9.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 269 (8.65%) DHCP
15 267 (8.58%) SSL
16 261 (8.39%) IPsec
17 244 (7.84%) EIGRP
18 198 (6.36%) Internet
19 195 (6.27%) Cisco IOS
20 187 (6.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 85 (2.73%) MySQL
3 37 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 26 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 24 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 24 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (0.61%) Redis
8 18 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (0.35%) Big Data
12 9 (0.29%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.13%) QlikView
15 4 (0.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 25 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 22 (0.71%) JIRA
3 18 (0.58%) Subversion
4 17 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.29%) Hudson
5 9 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.23%) Moq
8 6 (0.19%) Metasploit
8 6 (0.19%) Maven
8 6 (0.19%) WebLOAD
9 5 (0.16%) Xcode
10 4 (0.13%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.13%) Emacs
11 2 (0.064%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.064%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.032%) Rational Rose
12 1 (0.032%) MSI
12 1 (0.032%) JMeter
General
1 534 (17.16%) Finance
2 272 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 83 (2.67%) Law
4 82 (2.64%) Banking
5 72 (2.31%) Marketing
6 69 (2.22%) Legal
7 64 (2.06%) Retail
8 58 (1.86%) Advertising
9 34 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.00%) Games
11 28 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.42%) Back Office
14 9 (0.29%) Local Government
15 8 (0.26%) German Language
15 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.19%) French Language
17 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.13%) Military
19 3 (0.096%) Billing
Job Titles
1 981 (31.53%) Network Engineer
2 581 (18.68%) Security Engineer
3 470 (15.11%) Analyst
4 452 (14.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 382 (12.28%) Consultant
6 323 (10.38%) Security Analyst
7 227 (7.30%) Network Analyst
8 206 (6.62%) Network Consultant
9 188 (6.04%) Security Consultant
10 173 (5.56%) Architect
11 169 (5.43%) Network Security Analyst
12 160 (5.14%) Senior Network Engineer
13 121 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 121 (3.89%) Administrator
14 116 (3.73%) Network Security Consultant
15 112 (3.60%) Security Specialist
16 94 (3.02%) Network Architect
17 86 (2.76%) Support Engineer
18 74 (2.38%) Network Specialist
19 73 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.25%) Web Services
2 31 (1.00%) Middleware
3 30 (0.96%) .NET
4 29 (0.93%) REST
5 23 (0.74%) SOAP
6 20 (0.64%) XML
6 20 (0.64%) HTML
7 19 (0.61%) Regular Expression
8 15 (0.48%) J2EE
8 15 (0.48%) LAMP
9 12 (0.39%) JMS
9 12 (0.39%) OAuth
10 10 (0.32%) JSON
11 9 (0.29%) COM
11 9 (0.29%) STL
12 8 (0.26%) WCF
12 8 (0.26%) SAML
12 8 (0.26%) HTML5
13 7 (0.23%) LINQ
13 7 (0.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 183 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 156 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 64 (2.06%) Blackberry
4 64 (2.06%) PKI
5 50 (1.61%) Clustering
6 48 (1.54%) Open Source
7 40 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 38 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (1.09%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.00%) Cryptography
11 29 (0.93%) User Experience
12 28 (0.90%) Replication
13 25 (0.80%) Thin Client
13 25 (0.80%) Fat Client
13 25 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
14 24 (0.77%) CESG
15 19 (0.61%) Statistics
15 19 (0.61%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 763 (24.53%) Windows
2 495 (15.91%) Linux
3 229 (7.36%) UNIX
4 171 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 93 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (2.57%) Windows 7
8 59 (1.90%) Solaris
9 34 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 32 (1.03%) CentOS
11 27 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 22 (0.71%) Debian
14 20 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.48%) Android
16 14 (0.45%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.23%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.23%) OpenBSD
17 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (15.27%) ITIL
2 433 (13.92%) Information Security
3 253 (8.13%) Load Balancing
4 236 (7.59%) Network Design
5 222 (7.14%) Project Management
6 189 (6.08%) Network Management
7 186 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 174 (5.59%) SIEM
9 172 (5.53%) Network Monitoring
9 172 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
10 171 (5.50%) Kalman Filter
11 152 (4.89%) Mentoring
11 152 (4.89%) E-Commerce
12 146 (4.69%) Cyber Security
13 144 (4.63%) Incident Management
14 139 (4.47%) Change Management
15 136 (4.37%) Migration
15 136 (4.37%) Network Architecture
16 134 (4.31%) Security Architecture
17 104 (3.34%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 198 (6.36%) SQL
2 105 (3.38%) Perl
3 98 (3.15%) Java
3 98 (3.15%) Python
4 64 (2.06%) PHP
4 64 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 60 (1.93%) Shell Script
6 55 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 54 (1.74%) Ruby
8 44 (1.41%) C
9 41 (1.32%) C++
10 19 (0.61%) C#
10 19 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 15 (0.48%) Tcl
12 6 (0.19%) VB
13 5 (0.16%) Embedded C
13 5 (0.16%) Embedded C++
13 5 (0.16%) XPath
13 5 (0.16%) Groovy
13 5 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1281 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 949 (30.50%) CCNP
3 504 (16.20%) CCNA
4 422 (13.56%) Degree
5 315 (10.13%) CCIE
6 312 (10.03%) CISSP
7 309 (9.93%) Security Cleared
8 250 (8.04%) CCSE
9 231 (7.43%) CCSA
10 222 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 125 (4.02%) CCSP
12 117 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 105 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
14 96 (3.09%) CCDP
15 93 (2.99%) CISM
16 77 (2.48%) MCSE
17 73 (2.35%) JNCIS
18 68 (2.19%) JNCIA
19 64 (2.06%) CEH
20 53 (1.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (9.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (5.79%) PCI DSS
3 84 (2.70%) SLA
4 67 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (1.32%) COBIT
6 38 (1.22%) QA
7 16 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 13 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.23%) BS7799
10 5 (0.16%) JTAG
11 3 (0.096%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.064%) GPG13
12 2 (0.064%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.032%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.032%) BS25999
13 1 (0.032%) COSO
System Software
1 361 (11.60%) Active Directory
2 291 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.74%) XenApp
5 43 (1.38%) Snort
6 42 (1.35%) vSphere
7 39 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (1.25%) XenServer
8 27 (0.87%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.80%) ProxySG
10 23 (0.74%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.64%) Samba
12 18 (0.58%) ISA Server
13 16 (0.51%) Xen
14 14 (0.45%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.42%) Postfix
15 13 (0.42%) Varnish
16 12 (0.39%) NFS
17 10 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 63 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 60 (1.93%) SCCM
3 52 (1.67%) Puppet
3 52 (1.67%) FortiGate
4 43 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 38 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
6 34 (1.09%) Nessus
7 33 (1.06%) Nagios
8 28 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
9 26 (0.84%) Cacti
10 25 (0.80%) logstash
10 25 (0.80%) Salt
11 24 (0.77%) OpenView
12 21 (0.68%) Backup Exec
13 20 (0.64%) SCOM
13 20 (0.64%) Vagrant
14 19 (0.61%) Graphite
15 18 (0.58%) collectd
15 18 (0.58%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1809 (58.15%) Cisco
2 1024 (32.92%) CheckPoint
3 788 (25.33%) Juniper
4 491 (15.78%) Microsoft
5 458 (14.72%) F5
6 408 (13.11%) VMware
7 260 (8.36%) Blue Coat
7 260 (8.36%) Citrix
8 246 (7.91%) HP
9 134 (4.31%) McAfee
10 115 (3.70%) SolarWinds
11 112 (3.60%) Fortinet
12 99 (3.18%) Websense
13 97 (3.12%) Symantec
14 93 (2.99%) Avaya
15 77 (2.48%) Oracle
16 71 (2.28%) Nokia
17 70 (2.25%) NetApp
17 70 (2.25%) Brocade
17 70 (2.25%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent package - full details upon request
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car or Car Allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £58000 per annum + car + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Esum
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + potential relocator package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + NC Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + 20K bonus
Posted: 3 days ago