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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 214 244 244
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1558 1266 1363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.18% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 6.87% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1012 1113
Average salary £46,000 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.12% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £64,800
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +1.76%

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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +29 1491 £47,500 -3.06% 157
London -19 469 £55,000 +4.76% 53
South East +27 411 £50,000 +2.04% 36
Yorkshire +80 252 £40,000 -5.88% 16
West Yorkshire +91 194 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Leeds +101 183 £40,000 - 10
Berkshire +11 169 £51,250 -1.44% 12
City of London -2 129 £57,500 +15.00% 21
West Midlands +14 109 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Surrey +39 94 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England +17 82 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Reading +16 78 £50,000 +5.26% 5
South West +23 74 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Hampshire +13 71 £45,000 -30.76% 8
Birmingham +10 68 £43,750 -2.77% 6
North West -15 62 £42,500 -4.49% 13
North Yorkshire +6 45 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Manchester -10 44 £45,000 +2.27% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 42 £52,500 +23.52% 3
York +23 40 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Southampton +18 34 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire +21 33 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands -19 29 £37,500 - 4
Swindon +27 28 £50,000 - 2
Kent +12 27 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Slough +17 26 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Bedfordshire -3 26 £44,000 +17.33% 1
Scotland -9 25 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Hertfordshire -15 19 £55,000 +46.66% 4
Basingstoke +18 18 £45,000 -16.27% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1596 (55.46%) Firewall
2 1536 (53.37%) Cisco
3 1039 (36.10%) Cisco Certification
4 910 (31.62%) CheckPoint
5 849 (29.50%) Windows
6 755 (26.23%) CCNP
7 716 (24.88%) Juniper
8 687 (23.87%) WAN
9 619 (21.51%) VPN
9 619 (21.51%) LAN
10 592 (20.57%) TCP/IP
11 510 (17.72%) Linux
12 475 (16.50%) Cisco ASA
13 457 (15.88%) CCNA
14 454 (15.77%) Finance
15 427 (14.84%) Information Security
16 412 (14.32%) Microsoft
17 391 (13.59%) VMware
18 364 (12.65%) F5
19 363 (12.61%) Degree
20 356 (12.37%) ITIL
21 351 (12.20%) Active Directory
22 347 (12.06%) DNS
23 338 (11.74%) MPLS
24 333 (11.57%) BGP
25 325 (11.29%) VoIP
26 315 (10.95%) OSPF
27 286 (9.94%) Telecoms
28 282 (9.80%) Wireless
29 275 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 153 (5.32%) MS Exchange
2 113 (3.93%) IIS
3 84 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (2.64%) Apache
5 59 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 50 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 42 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 28 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.73%) nginx
12 19 (0.66%) Lync
13 14 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.28%) MQSeries
16 8 (0.28%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.28%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.21%) Node.js
17 6 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 113 (3.93%) MS Office
3 58 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.31%) MS Project
5 5 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.069%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.035%) Revit
8 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 13 (0.45%) assyst
2 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.24%) RMDS
4 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.035%) Magento
5 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.035%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.22%) SaaS
2 32 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.97%) Office 365
4 22 (0.76%) PaaS
5 17 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.49%) IaaS
6 14 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.17%) Route 53
10 4 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.069%) GitHub
12 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1596 (55.46%) Firewall
2 687 (23.87%) WAN
3 619 (21.51%) VPN
3 619 (21.51%) LAN
4 592 (20.57%) TCP/IP
5 475 (16.50%) Cisco ASA
6 347 (12.06%) DNS
7 338 (11.74%) MPLS
8 333 (11.57%) BGP
9 325 (11.29%) VoIP
10 315 (10.95%) OSPF
11 282 (9.80%) Wireless
12 235 (8.17%) Internet
13 207 (7.19%) IPsec
14 205 (7.12%) SSL
15 201 (6.98%) DHCP
16 158 (5.49%) SAN
17 155 (5.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 148 (5.14%) Cisco IOS
19 136 (4.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.72%) MySQL
3 40 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 25 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 23 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.38%) Big Data
11 10 (0.35%) Redis
12 9 (0.31%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.31%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.14%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.14%) CouchDB
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.42%) JIRA
2 12 (0.42%) Maven
3 11 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.35%) Subversion
5 9 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.21%) WebLOAD
8 5 (0.17%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.17%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.14%) Emacs
9 4 (0.14%) JDeveloper
9 4 (0.14%) JMeter
10 3 (0.10%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.10%) Hudson
11 2 (0.069%) Mocha
11 2 (0.069%) Grunt
General
1 454 (15.77%) Finance
2 286 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.20%) Legal
4 83 (2.88%) Retail
5 68 (2.36%) Banking
6 64 (2.22%) Law
7 61 (2.12%) Marketing
8 24 (0.83%) German Language
9 23 (0.80%) Games
10 22 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.52%) French Language
12 14 (0.49%) Advertising
13 13 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.42%) Back Office
15 11 (0.38%) Local Government
16 10 (0.35%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.35%) Billing
17 5 (0.17%) Publishing
18 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 816 (28.35%) Network Engineer
2 512 (17.79%) Security Engineer
3 488 (16.96%) Analyst
4 388 (13.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 317 (11.01%) Security Analyst
6 274 (9.52%) Consultant
7 232 (8.06%) Network Analyst
8 186 (6.46%) Architect
9 151 (5.25%) Network Security Analyst
10 140 (4.86%) Security Consultant
11 137 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
12 129 (4.48%) Network Consultant
13 116 (4.03%) Administrator
14 115 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 101 (3.51%) Security Specialist
16 96 (3.34%) Network Architect
17 88 (3.06%) Support Engineer
18 86 (2.99%) Network Security Consultant
19 80 (2.78%) Support Analyst
20 79 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (2.95%) Web Services
2 39 (1.36%) HTML
3 35 (1.22%) LAMP
3 35 (1.22%) XML
4 28 (0.97%) CSS
5 25 (0.87%) .NET
6 21 (0.73%) Middleware
7 20 (0.69%) REST
8 17 (0.59%) SOAP
9 16 (0.56%) HTML5
9 16 (0.56%) Regular Expression
9 16 (0.56%) jQuery
10 13 (0.45%) J2EE
11 10 (0.35%) Symfony
12 9 (0.31%) JMS
12 9 (0.31%) Laravel
13 8 (0.28%) Java EE
13 8 (0.28%) WCF
14 7 (0.24%) Qt
14 7 (0.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (5.98%) Management Information System
2 169 (5.87%) Computer Science
3 121 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (2.64%) Clustering
5 69 (2.40%) PKI
6 67 (2.33%) Replication
7 52 (1.81%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.39%) SecurID
9 39 (1.36%) CESG
10 38 (1.32%) Open Source
11 31 (1.08%) User Experience
11 31 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 31 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.08%) Cryptography
12 29 (1.01%) Smartphone
13 23 (0.80%) Fat Client
13 23 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (0.80%) Thin Client
14 20 (0.69%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 849 (29.50%) Windows
2 510 (17.72%) Linux
3 237 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 231 (8.03%) UNIX
5 130 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 99 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 60 (2.08%) Solaris
9 53 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 47 (1.63%) Windows XP
11 32 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.97%) CentOS
14 27 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 24 (0.83%) Android
16 20 (0.69%) Debian
17 13 (0.45%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.42%) OpenBSD
19 8 (0.28%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (14.84%) Information Security
2 356 (12.37%) ITIL
3 215 (7.47%) Network Design
4 209 (7.26%) Load Balancing
5 183 (6.36%) E-Commerce
6 178 (6.18%) Network Management
7 162 (5.63%) Project Management
8 151 (5.25%) Penetration Testing
9 148 (5.14%) Incident Management
10 138 (4.79%) Kalman Filter
11 137 (4.76%) Change Management
12 133 (4.62%) Mentoring
13 129 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
14 113 (3.93%) SIEM
15 108 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
16 100 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
17 96 (3.34%) Network Architecture
18 95 (3.30%) Change Control
19 94 (3.27%) Risk Management
20 89 (3.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 166 (5.77%) SQL
2 135 (4.69%) Perl
3 97 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 89 (3.09%) Python
5 79 (2.74%) PHP
5 79 (2.74%) Java
6 58 (2.02%) C
7 50 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 50 (1.74%) C++
8 39 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 38 (1.32%) Ruby
10 27 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 21 (0.73%) C#
12 16 (0.56%) Tcl
13 12 (0.42%) VB
14 10 (0.35%) Groovy
15 9 (0.31%) PHP5
15 9 (0.31%) Embedded C
15 9 (0.31%) Embedded C++
16 8 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1039 (36.10%) Cisco Certification
2 755 (26.23%) CCNP
3 457 (15.88%) CCNA
4 363 (12.61%) Degree
5 267 (9.28%) CISSP
6 257 (8.93%) Security Cleared
7 235 (8.17%) CCSE
8 233 (8.10%) CCSA
9 190 (6.60%) CCIE
9 190 (6.60%) SC Cleared
10 164 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 118 (4.10%) CCSP
12 99 (3.44%) MCSE
13 90 (3.13%) CEH
14 74 (2.57%) CCDP
14 74 (2.57%) CISM
15 66 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
16 65 (2.26%) JNCIA
17 62 (2.15%) JNCIS
18 56 (1.95%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (8.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (6.05%) PCI DSS
3 86 (2.99%) SLA
4 74 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 36 (1.25%) QA
6 35 (1.22%) COBIT
7 24 (0.83%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.31%) JTAG
8 9 (0.31%) GPG13
9 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.10%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.069%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.069%) HL7
11 2 (0.069%) DICOM
12 1 (0.035%) COSO
12 1 (0.035%) BS7799
System Software
1 351 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 275 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.36%) vSphere
4 50 (1.74%) ProxySG
5 48 (1.67%) Snort
6 42 (1.46%) XenApp
7 39 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (1.22%) VMware ESX
9 33 (1.15%) Hyper-V
10 28 (0.97%) ISA Server
11 27 (0.94%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.69%) KVM
13 17 (0.59%) XenServer
13 17 (0.59%) NFS
14 16 (0.56%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.52%) Varnish
16 14 (0.49%) vCloud
17 13 (0.45%) Samba
18 12 (0.42%) Postfix
19 10 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (1.95%) SCCM
2 44 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 39 (1.36%) FortiGate
4 38 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 37 (1.29%) Nagios
6 28 (0.97%) Nessus
6 28 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (0.80%) Cacti
7 23 (0.80%) OpenView
7 23 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
7 23 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
8 21 (0.73%) Puppet
9 18 (0.63%) logstash
10 16 (0.56%) ARCserve
11 12 (0.42%) HAProxy
12 11 (0.38%) SCOM
12 11 (0.38%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.38%) Vagrant
13 10 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1536 (53.37%) Cisco
2 910 (31.62%) CheckPoint
3 716 (24.88%) Juniper
4 412 (14.32%) Microsoft
5 391 (13.59%) VMware
6 364 (12.65%) F5
7 266 (9.24%) Blue Coat
8 213 (7.40%) Citrix
9 126 (4.38%) HP
10 116 (4.03%) McAfee
11 105 (3.65%) Websense
12 101 (3.51%) Fortinet
13 85 (2.95%) Symantec
13 85 (2.95%) Oracle
14 84 (2.92%) SolarWinds
15 75 (2.61%) Riverbed
16 72 (2.50%) Sourcefire
17 70 (2.43%) Splunk
18 62 (2.15%) Nokia
18 62 (2.15%) Aruba
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £25000 to £34000 per annum - Good
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wareham, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Networking People
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £52,000 to £62,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £46000 per annum + PENSION, TRAVEL CARD LOANS, HEALTH INS.
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 Per Annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Caretower
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Vadis People
Salary: circ £45,000 - £50,000 + Bens
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
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Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday