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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK
Rank 186 227 224
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -3
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1552 1433 1473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.46% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 8.73% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1093 1164
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
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
14116 16407 18563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.79% 16.68% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13625 15056
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +41 1463 £52,500 - 145
London +28 600 £55,500 -3.47% 63
South East +57 322 £50,000 -9.09% 30
West Midlands +91 162 £42,500 +3.03% 13
Berkshire +26 111 £57,500 -4.16% 4
North West +16 106 £43,250 -27.91% 12
City of London +53 104 £57,500 +1.76% 18
South West +51 84 £45,000 +16.88% 8
East of England -7 80 £55,000 - 9
Surrey +64 70 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Scotland +30 70 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Yorkshire -3 68 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Birmingham +45 66 £42,500 +3.03% 6
Manchester -16 62 £44,000 -16.19% 7
West Yorkshire +9 56 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Leeds +19 55 £37,500 -11.24% 3
Reading +5 50 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Hampshire -15 36 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Gloucestershire +3 33 £50,000 +9.28% 1
Edinburgh +9 32 £37,500 -26.82% 1
Bedfordshire +3 32 £55,000 -5.98%
East Midlands +25 29 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Glasgow +14 27 £42,500 -24.77%
Reigate - 27 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +20 24 £50,000 -13.04% 4
Canary Wharf +2 24 £54,000 -18.49%
East Sussex +36 23 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Herefordshire - 22 £45,000 - 2
Brighton +33 21 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -8 21 £65,000 +15.55% 4

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 1968 (63.20%) Firewall
2 1502 (48.23%) Cisco
3 1105 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
4 838 (26.91%) CheckPoint
5 815 (26.17%) CCNP
6 812 (26.08%) Windows
7 728 (23.38%) LAN
7 728 (23.38%) WAN
8 650 (20.87%) Information Security
9 641 (20.58%) VPN
10 611 (19.62%) Data Centre
11 604 (19.40%) Juniper
12 558 (17.92%) CCNA
12 558 (17.92%) TCP/IP
13 534 (17.15%) Linux
14 527 (16.92%) DNS
14 527 (16.92%) Palo Alto
15 520 (16.70%) Cisco ASA
16 488 (15.67%) Microsoft
17 456 (14.64%) Wireless
18 447 (14.35%) CISSP
19 439 (14.10%) ITIL
20 435 (13.97%) OSPF
21 434 (13.94%) Degree
22 433 (13.90%) BGP
23 432 (13.87%) Finance
24 416 (13.36%) Active Directory
25 400 (12.85%) SIEM
26 369 (11.85%) F5
27 367 (11.79%) 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
1 121 (3.89%) MS Exchange
2 96 (3.08%) IIS
3 52 (1.67%) Apache
4 37 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 31 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 30 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.19%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.19%) CMS
12 5 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.16%) CloudStack
12 5 (0.16%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.096%) nginx
14 3 (0.096%) WordPress
Applications
1 198 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 87 (2.79%) MS Office
3 42 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.032%) MS Project
7 1 (0.032%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 13 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.064%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.032%) assyst
4 1 (0.032%) Magento
4 1 (0.032%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.032%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 127 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (2.50%) Office 365
4 66 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
4 66 (2.12%) SaaS
5 37 (1.19%) IaaS
6 34 (1.09%) PaaS
7 15 (0.48%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.16%) Route 53
9 5 (0.16%) Slack
9 5 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.064%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.064%) GitHub
11 2 (0.064%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1968 (63.20%) Firewall
2 728 (23.38%) LAN
2 728 (23.38%) WAN
3 641 (20.58%) VPN
4 558 (17.92%) TCP/IP
5 527 (16.92%) DNS
6 520 (16.70%) Cisco ASA
7 456 (14.64%) Wireless
8 435 (13.97%) OSPF
9 433 (13.90%) BGP
10 367 (11.79%) MPLS
11 292 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 270 (8.67%) DHCP
13 258 (8.29%) Internet
14 254 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
15 224 (7.19%) VLAN
16 199 (6.39%) IPsec
17 198 (6.36%) VoIP
18 169 (5.43%) EIGRP
19 149 (4.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.48%) MySQL
3 33 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (0.96%) GIS
4 30 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 28 (0.90%) Big Data
6 22 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (0.35%) InfluxDB
11 10 (0.32%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.19%) DB2
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.16%) DTS
14 5 (0.16%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 22 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 16 (0.51%) Metasploit
4 13 (0.42%) Burp Suite
5 12 (0.39%) AppScan
6 10 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 9 (0.29%) Subversion
8 5 (0.16%) Android Studio
8 5 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.13%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.13%) Maven
9 4 (0.13%) Paros
9 4 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.13%) WebScarab
9 4 (0.13%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.096%) Ant
10 3 (0.096%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.064%) Gerrit
General
1 432 (13.87%) Finance
2 251 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 132 (4.24%) Retail
4 110 (3.53%) Banking
5 74 (2.38%) Law
6 63 (2.02%) Games
7 56 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 52 (1.67%) Legal
9 42 (1.35%) Marketing
10 36 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.67%) Advertising
14 20 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.39%) Billing
16 11 (0.35%) Back Office
16 11 (0.35%) Online Betting
17 10 (0.32%) Military
18 8 (0.26%) Electronics
19 6 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1069 (34.33%) Network Engineer
2 693 (22.25%) Security Engineer
3 482 (15.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 384 (12.33%) Analyst
5 283 (9.09%) Consultant
6 267 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 247 (7.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 238 (7.64%) Security Consultant
9 228 (7.32%) Security Analyst
10 203 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
11 181 (5.81%) Architect
12 175 (5.62%) Network Consultant
13 164 (5.27%) Network Security Consultant
14 151 (4.85%) Support Engineer
15 131 (4.21%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 129 (4.14%) Senior Security Engineer
17 124 (3.98%) Network Analyst
18 123 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
19 116 (3.73%) Security Architect
20 110 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 78 (2.50%) Web Services
3 62 (1.99%) .NET
4 21 (0.67%) HTML
4 21 (0.67%) Regular Expression
5 20 (0.64%) ELK Stack
6 18 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 18 (0.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 18 (0.58%) GWT
7 17 (0.55%) Middleware
8 16 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (0.39%) CSS
10 11 (0.35%) LAMP
11 10 (0.32%) XML
12 9 (0.29%) OAuth2
12 9 (0.29%) OpenID
13 8 (0.26%) J2EE
13 8 (0.26%) SAML
14 7 (0.22%) REST
15 6 (0.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 611 (19.62%) Data Centre
2 273 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 239 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
4 191 (6.13%) Computer Science
5 144 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 72 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 66 (2.12%) CESG
8 63 (2.02%) PKI
9 54 (1.73%) Cryptography
10 53 (1.70%) NHS
11 50 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
12 45 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
13 41 (1.32%) Driving Licence
14 40 (1.28%) Clustering
15 37 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
16 32 (1.03%) BYOD
16 32 (1.03%) Mobile App
17 31 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
18 29 (0.93%) Client/Server
18 29 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 812 (26.08%) Windows
2 534 (17.15%) Linux
3 241 (7.74%) Unix
4 239 (7.68%) Windows Server
5 92 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (1.83%) CentOS
8 54 (1.73%) Windows 7
9 44 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (1.38%) Solaris
11 36 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (1.12%) Android
13 31 (1.00%) AIX
14 30 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.93%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.90%) Windows 10
17 22 (0.71%) Ubuntu
18 21 (0.67%) Apple iOS
19 19 (0.61%) Mac OS
20 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (20.87%) Information Security
2 439 (14.10%) ITIL
3 400 (12.85%) SIEM
4 322 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
5 318 (10.21%) Network Design
6 301 (9.67%) Security Operations
7 265 (8.51%) Security Architecture
8 252 (8.09%) Network Management
9 207 (6.65%) Penetration Testing
10 204 (6.55%) Vulnerability Management
11 193 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 191 (6.13%) Risk Management
13 188 (6.04%) Security Monitoring
14 185 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
15 172 (5.52%) Presales
16 167 (5.36%) Load Balancing
17 165 (5.30%) Project Management
18 162 (5.20%) Security Management
19 159 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
20 156 (5.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 149 (4.78%) Python
2 134 (4.30%) Java
3 129 (4.14%) SQL
4 109 (3.50%) C++
5 89 (2.86%) C
6 68 (2.18%) Perl
7 65 (2.09%) Ruby
8 60 (1.93%) Bash Shell
8 60 (1.93%) PHP
9 58 (1.86%) C#
10 34 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 33 (1.06%) JavaScript
12 29 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.42%) Embedded C
13 13 (0.42%) Embedded C++
13 13 (0.42%) Groovy
13 13 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.26%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.22%) Go
15 7 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1105 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 815 (26.17%) CCNP
3 558 (17.92%) CCNA
4 447 (14.35%) CISSP
5 434 (13.94%) Degree
6 261 (8.38%) Security Cleared
7 217 (6.97%) CCIE
8 195 (6.26%) SC Cleared
9 191 (6.13%) CISM
10 165 (5.30%) CCSE
11 161 (5.17%) CEH
12 144 (4.62%) CCSA
13 114 (3.66%) CCSP
14 107 (3.44%) CISA
15 90 (2.89%) DV Cleared
15 90 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 79 (2.54%) MCSE
17 72 (2.31%) CREST Certified
18 69 (2.22%) CCDP
19 64 (2.06%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 245 (7.87%) PCI DSS
3 136 (4.37%) SLA
4 56 (1.80%) QA
5 28 (0.90%) COBIT
6 14 (0.45%) FISMA
7 13 (0.42%) JTAG
7 13 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.35%) BS25999
8 11 (0.35%) GPG13
8 11 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.29%) MISRA
10 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.16%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.13%) GDPR
12 4 (0.13%) RMADS
13 3 (0.096%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.096%) MiFID
System Software
1 416 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 248 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.73%) Firmware
5 49 (1.57%) vSphere
6 48 (1.54%) ProxySG
7 32 (1.03%) Snort
8 26 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.64%) KVM
10 17 (0.55%) XenApp
11 15 (0.48%) Docker
11 15 (0.48%) NFS
12 14 (0.45%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.42%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.35%) XenServer
15 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.26%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 158 (5.07%) FortiGate
2 73 (2.34%) SCCM
3 64 (2.06%) Nessus
4 53 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 48 (1.54%) QRadar
6 42 (1.35%) Nagios
7 37 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 37 (1.19%) WSUS
8 35 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 35 (1.12%) Puppet
9 33 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
10 27 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 26 (0.83%) Ansible
12 21 (0.67%) SCOM
13 20 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
13 20 (0.64%) Kibana
14 19 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (0.58%) Cacti
15 18 (0.58%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.55%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1502 (48.23%) Cisco
2 838 (26.91%) CheckPoint
3 604 (19.40%) Juniper
4 527 (16.92%) Palo Alto
5 488 (15.67%) Microsoft
6 369 (11.85%) F5
7 317 (10.18%) VMware
8 241 (7.74%) Fortinet
9 152 (4.88%) Citrix
10 147 (4.72%) HP
11 142 (4.56%) Splunk
12 109 (3.50%) Intel Security
13 108 (3.47%) Blue Coat
14 95 (3.05%) Symantec
15 89 (2.86%) Riverbed
16 88 (2.83%) SolarWinds
17 86 (2.76%) Aruba
18 81 (2.60%) ArcSight
19 80 (2.57%) Extreme Networks
20 78 (2.50%) LogRhythm
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Certs
Posted: 40 minutes ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Certs
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent pension + holidays
Posted: 20 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: Excellent Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + training + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£70,000 to £80,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Kent & Essex Police
Salary: From £31,353 to £36,390 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent & Essex Police
Salary: From £31,353 to £36,390 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 - £70000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
North London
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 21 hours ago