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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 218 237 292
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +55
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1540 1511 1322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.36% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.25% 7.89% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1206 1188 1016
Median salary £51,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- +7.78%

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
16648 19152 20975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.01% 17.27% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13840 15616 16765
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
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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 +42 1475 £52,000 +9.47% 337
London +42 661 £58,500 +6.36% 97
South East +29 345 £47,000 -1.05% 42
East of England +69 138 £44,500 -15.23% 31
Berkshire +25 118 £55,000 +4.76% 13
City of London +34 112 £52,500 -12.50% 40
West Midlands +8 91 £42,500 -22.72% 26
Yorkshire -12 80 £42,500 +3.65% 30
North West +21 65 £50,000 +17.64% 65
Hertfordshire +37 63 £44,500 -19.09% 14
Hampshire +1 57 £45,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -12 50 £45,000 +2.27% 25
Buckinghamshire +46 46 £62,500 +4.16% 8
South West +7 45 £37,500 +4.16% 12
Surrey -5 44 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Birmingham -21 42 £45,000 -30.76% 9
Manchester +18 41 £50,000 +25.00% 38
Reading +11 38 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Leeds -13 37 £55,000 +22.22% 15
East Midlands -4 29 £44,000 -2.22% 31
Scotland -45 28 £50,000 +12.67% 5
Cambridgeshire +19 25 £40,000 -9.09% 10
Bedfordshire +5 25 £52,500 -4.54%
Southampton -6 22 £40,000 -5.88% 2
High Wycombe +15 21 £62,500 +4.16%
Kent +27 20 £42,500 +4.29% 1
Brighton +24 20 £42,500 - 1
East Sussex +17 20 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -11 20 £44,750 -5.78% 4
Watford +31 19 £44,500 -21.23% 2

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1845 (57.89%) Firewall
2 1616 (50.71%) Cisco
3 1193 (37.43%) Cisco Certification
4 856 (26.86%) CCNP
5 799 (25.07%) CheckPoint
6 798 (25.04%) WAN
7 783 (24.57%) VPN
8 779 (24.44%) LAN
9 759 (23.82%) Windows
10 694 (21.78%) Cisco ASA
11 663 (20.80%) Juniper
12 618 (19.39%) CCNA
13 574 (18.01%) Degree
14 540 (16.94%) Information Security
15 537 (16.85%) Linux
16 524 (16.44%) Data Centre
17 516 (16.19%) TCP/IP
18 513 (16.10%) Finance
19 511 (16.03%) F5
20 505 (15.85%) Wireless
21 500 (15.69%) Microsoft
22 479 (15.03%) ITIL
23 462 (14.50%) CISSP
24 425 (13.34%) Palo Alto
25 415 (13.02%) VMware
26 411 (12.90%) SIEM
27 405 (12.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 360 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
29 358 (11.23%) DNS
30 349 (10.95%) MPLS

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
1 162 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 111 (3.48%) IIS
3 82 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 47 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 31 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (0.85%) Apache
7 21 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.28%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.25%) JBoss
12 8 (0.25%) SAS
13 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.16%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.16%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.13%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.13%) Zimbra
Applications
1 205 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 65 (2.04%) MS Office
3 58 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.19%) Maple
6 3 (0.094%) MS Project
7 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.063%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (2.70%) SaaS
4 58 (1.82%) Office 365
5 40 (1.26%) IaaS
6 33 (1.04%) PaaS
7 29 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.31%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.25%) Yammer
10 6 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.19%) GitHub
11 2 (0.063%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.031%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.031%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.031%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1845 (57.89%) Firewall
2 798 (25.04%) WAN
3 783 (24.57%) VPN
4 779 (24.44%) LAN
5 694 (21.78%) Cisco ASA
6 516 (16.19%) TCP/IP
7 505 (15.85%) Wireless
8 360 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 358 (11.23%) DNS
10 349 (10.95%) MPLS
11 340 (10.67%) BGP
12 315 (9.88%) OSPF
13 283 (8.88%) VoIP
14 247 (7.75%) Internet
15 229 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
16 220 (6.90%) DHCP
17 192 (6.02%) SAN
18 180 (5.65%) IPsec
19 177 (5.55%) SSL
20 173 (5.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.51%) Big Data
3 41 (1.29%) MySQL
4 26 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 22 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 16 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.31%) Data Mining
10 10 (0.31%) DB2
11 9 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.28%) Redis
12 8 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (1.00%) SpecFlow
2 15 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.47%) Metasploit
3 10 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.25%) Burp Suite
5 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.16%) sqlmap
8 4 (0.13%) JIRA
8 4 (0.13%) Subversion
9 3 (0.094%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.063%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.031%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.031%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.031%) MSI
11 1 (0.031%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.031%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.031%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.031%) Visual Studio
General
1 513 (16.10%) Finance
2 340 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 153 (4.80%) Banking
4 119 (3.73%) Law
5 108 (3.39%) Retail
6 92 (2.89%) Legal
7 38 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 35 (1.10%) Marketing
9 25 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 23 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.63%) Games
12 19 (0.60%) Back Office
13 18 (0.56%) Advertising
13 18 (0.56%) Billing
14 16 (0.50%) Electronics
14 16 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.47%) Publishing
16 12 (0.38%) Military
17 6 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1141 (35.80%) Network Engineer
2 833 (26.14%) Security Engineer
3 662 (20.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 410 (12.86%) Consultant
5 336 (10.54%) Analyst
6 332 (10.42%) Security Consultant
7 323 (10.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 317 (9.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 230 (7.22%) Security Analyst
10 210 (6.59%) Senior Network Engineer
11 209 (6.56%) Architect
12 157 (4.93%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 146 (4.58%) Network Analyst
14 144 (4.52%) Support Engineer
15 141 (4.42%) Network Consultant
16 139 (4.36%) Senior Security Engineer
17 126 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 119 (3.73%) Network Support
19 114 (3.58%) Network Security Consultant
20 105 (3.29%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (3.58%) .NET
2 76 (2.38%) Web Services
3 73 (2.29%) 802.1X
4 37 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 35 (1.10%) COM
6 33 (1.04%) WCF
7 32 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (1.00%) WPF
8 31 (0.97%) Middleware
9 26 (0.82%) AngularJS
10 24 (0.75%) HTML
11 22 (0.69%) React
11 22 (0.69%) XML
12 18 (0.56%) SOAP
13 16 (0.50%) HTML5
14 13 (0.41%) Regular Expression
15 12 (0.38%) Spring
16 11 (0.35%) Node.js
16 11 (0.35%) REST
16 11 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 524 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 292 (9.16%) Management Information System
3 243 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 192 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 139 (4.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 113 (3.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 83 (2.60%) Mathematics
8 74 (2.32%) RSA SecurID
9 62 (1.95%) PKI
10 56 (1.76%) Cyber Attack
11 43 (1.35%) e-Health
12 39 (1.22%) Visualisation
13 38 (1.19%) Cybercrime
13 38 (1.19%) Digital Media
14 37 (1.16%) Blog
14 37 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 36 (1.13%) Blackberry
15 36 (1.13%) Statistics
16 35 (1.10%) BYOD
16 35 (1.10%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 759 (23.82%) Windows
2 537 (16.85%) Linux
3 296 (9.29%) Windows Server
4 271 (8.50%) Unix
5 98 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (1.76%) Android
8 55 (1.73%) CentOS
9 45 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.07%) Windows 7
12 32 (1.00%) Solaris
13 27 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.50%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.41%) AIX
15 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.38%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (16.94%) Information Security
2 479 (15.03%) ITIL
3 411 (12.90%) SIEM
4 315 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
5 279 (8.75%) Security Architecture
6 252 (7.91%) Presales
7 250 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
8 243 (7.62%) Network Design
9 228 (7.15%) Security Operations
10 222 (6.97%) Project Management
11 214 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
12 198 (6.21%) Network Management
12 198 (6.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 191 (5.99%) Load Balancing
14 184 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 162 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
16 159 (4.99%) Risk Management
17 144 (4.52%) Service Delivery
18 135 (4.24%) Change Management
19 132 (4.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 189 (5.93%) SQL
2 158 (4.96%) Python
3 155 (4.86%) C
3 155 (4.86%) Java
4 151 (4.74%) C++
5 129 (4.05%) PHP
6 105 (3.29%) C#
7 85 (2.67%) JavaScript
8 84 (2.64%) Perl
9 66 (2.07%) Objective-C
10 57 (1.79%) VB.NET
11 54 (1.69%) Ruby
12 45 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 39 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 37 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.38%) Tcl
16 8 (0.25%) R
17 6 (0.19%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.16%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1193 (37.43%) Cisco Certification
2 856 (26.86%) CCNP
3 618 (19.39%) CCNA
4 574 (18.01%) Degree
5 462 (14.50%) CISSP
6 340 (10.67%) Security Cleared
7 298 (9.35%) CCIE
8 221 (6.93%) SC Cleared
9 204 (6.40%) CISM
10 186 (5.84%) CCSE
11 142 (4.46%) CCSA
12 126 (3.95%) CISA
13 109 (3.42%) CEH
14 106 (3.33%) JNCIP
15 93 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 89 (2.79%) JNCIS
17 83 (2.60%) CCSP
18 82 (2.57%) CREST Certified
19 80 (2.51%) MCSE
20 79 (2.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 405 (12.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (5.65%) PCI DSS
3 140 (4.39%) SLA
4 70 (2.20%) QA
5 37 (1.16%) ISO 9001
6 36 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.97%) COBIT
8 17 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 15 (0.47%) FISMA
10 12 (0.38%) ISO27002
11 6 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.19%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.13%) RMADS
13 2 (0.063%) BS25999
13 2 (0.063%) COSO
13 2 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.063%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.063%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.031%) GPG13
System Software
1 333 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 262 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (3.67%) vSphere
4 109 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.22%) XenApp
6 32 (1.00%) Firmware
7 30 (0.94%) Snort
8 19 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.50%) Docker
10 16 (0.50%) NFS
11 14 (0.44%) KVM
12 13 (0.41%) ProxySG
13 12 (0.38%) Squid
14 11 (0.35%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.31%) vCloud
15 10 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
16 9 (0.28%) Xen
17 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 88 (2.76%) QRadar
2 72 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
3 71 (2.23%) FortiGate
3 71 (2.23%) Nessus
4 68 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 52 (1.63%) SCCM
6 48 (1.51%) Nagios
7 46 (1.44%) Cacti
8 38 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
9 32 (1.00%) WMI
10 27 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 25 (0.78%) Puppet
12 21 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (0.63%) Backup Exec
13 20 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 19 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 18 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
16 13 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 12 (0.38%) EnCase
Vendors
1 1616 (50.71%) Cisco
2 799 (25.07%) CheckPoint
3 663 (20.80%) Juniper
4 511 (16.03%) F5
5 500 (15.69%) Microsoft
6 425 (13.34%) Palo Alto
7 415 (13.02%) VMware
8 198 (6.21%) SolarWinds
9 186 (5.84%) HP
10 148 (4.64%) ArcSight
11 147 (4.61%) Blue Coat
12 146 (4.58%) Fortinet
13 138 (4.33%) Citrix
14 131 (4.11%) Riverbed
14 131 (4.11%) Splunk
15 127 (3.98%) Intel Security
16 89 (2.79%) Meraki
17 86 (2.70%) Red Hat
18 85 (2.67%) Oracle
19 84 (2.64%) Aruba
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £41,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + London Allowance + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday