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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 192 239 230
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -9
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1611 1456 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.33% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.98% 8.03% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1181 1216
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%

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
16139 18139 20947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.99% 16.60% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13193 15072 16527
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +49 1507 £51,000 -2.85% 188
London +68 652 £62,500 +4.16% 66
South East +18 336 £50,000 - 33
South West +35 114 £42,500 -10.52% 14
Berkshire +16 98 £60,000 +14.28% 10
East of England +40 93 £45,000 -10.00% 22
Yorkshire -4 91 £42,000 -1.17% 11
North West +5 87 £50,500 +1.00% 22
Surrey +65 84 £50,500 +6.31% 2
West Midlands +3 82 £40,500 -14.73% 13
City of London +30 79 £65,000 +8.33% 17
Hampshire -5 70 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Yorkshire -12 66 £42,000 -6.66% 10
Manchester +27 60 £50,000 +17.64% 14
Scotland +48 54 £52,500 +25.00% 4
Leeds -4 51 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Hertfordshire +40 49 £45,000 -18.18% 8
East Midlands +29 48 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Edinburgh +43 39 £61,500 +53.75% 1
Reading +10 39 £60,000 +37.14% 5
Bristol +8 33 £51,000 +21.42% 4
Leicestershire +25 29 £42,500 +8.97%
Leicester +19 28 £42,500 +8.97%
Gloucestershire +7 28 £47,500 +2.70% 5
Hayes -1 26 £30,000 -29.41%
Kent +25 23 £40,000 -4.76% 3
Staffordshire +21 23 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Birmingham -42 23 £40,500 -4.70% 6
Oxfordshire -21 20 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Dorset +27 19 £28,000 -25.33% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 1891 (59.88%) Firewall
2 1516 (48.01%) Cisco
3 1031 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
4 856 (27.11%) CheckPoint
5 851 (26.95%) Windows
6 748 (23.69%) LAN
7 735 (23.27%) CCNP
8 708 (22.42%) VPN
9 707 (22.39%) WAN
10 593 (18.78%) Juniper
11 584 (18.49%) TCP/IP
11 584 (18.49%) Linux
12 571 (18.08%) CCNA
12 571 (18.08%) Cisco ASA
13 560 (17.73%) Information Security
14 537 (17.00%) Degree
15 493 (15.61%) ITIL
16 488 (15.45%) Data Centre
17 477 (15.10%) Finance
18 466 (14.76%) CISSP
19 460 (14.57%) Microsoft
20 458 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 452 (14.31%) DNS
22 445 (14.09%) Wireless
23 427 (13.52%) F5
24 414 (13.11%) Palo Alto
25 399 (12.63%) Active Directory
26 392 (12.41%) SIEM
27 383 (12.13%) Security Cleared
28 366 (11.59%) VMware

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
1 152 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 127 (4.02%) IIS
3 71 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 47 (1.49%) Apache
5 39 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 21 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.22%) SAS
13 6 (0.19%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.19%) CMS
13 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.16%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.16%) WordPress
15 4 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.13%) JBoss
15 4 (0.13%) Zimbra
Applications
1 193 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.18%) MS Office
3 27 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.063%) MS Project
7 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.063%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 22 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.032%) assyst
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.032%) Magento
5 1 (0.032%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.31%) SaaS
4 59 (1.87%) Office 365
5 37 (1.17%) IaaS
6 36 (1.14%) PaaS
7 29 (0.92%) Mimecast
8 26 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.19%) GitHub
12 5 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.16%) Route 53
12 5 (0.16%) Slack
12 5 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.063%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.063%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.063%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1891 (59.88%) Firewall
2 748 (23.69%) LAN
3 708 (22.42%) VPN
4 707 (22.39%) WAN
5 584 (18.49%) TCP/IP
6 571 (18.08%) Cisco ASA
7 452 (14.31%) DNS
8 445 (14.09%) Wireless
9 338 (10.70%) BGP
10 325 (10.29%) MPLS
11 310 (9.82%) OSPF
12 298 (9.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 269 (8.52%) Intrusion Detection
14 256 (8.11%) DHCP
15 250 (7.92%) Internet
16 216 (6.84%) VoIP
17 199 (6.30%) VLAN
18 195 (6.17%) IPsec
19 191 (6.05%) EIGRP
20 169 (5.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.74%) MySQL
3 46 (1.46%) Big Data
4 37 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 30 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 23 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (0.54%) GIS
10 14 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 13 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.22%) DB2
13 7 (0.22%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.19%) InfluxDB
15 5 (0.16%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 20 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.54%) Metasploit
3 13 (0.41%) SpecFlow
4 10 (0.32%) Burp Suite
4 10 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.28%) Maven
6 8 (0.25%) AppScan
7 5 (0.16%) Android Studio
7 5 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.16%) Subversion
7 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.13%) JIRA
9 3 (0.095%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.063%) Grunt
10 2 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.063%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.063%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.063%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.032%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 477 (15.10%) Finance
2 306 (9.69%) Telecoms
3 152 (4.81%) Banking
4 133 (4.21%) Retail
5 126 (3.99%) Law
6 88 (2.79%) Legal
7 51 (1.61%) Games
8 41 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 37 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.17%) Marketing
10 28 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 21 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.63%) Back Office
14 15 (0.47%) Advertising
15 12 (0.38%) Electronics
15 12 (0.38%) Local Government
16 11 (0.35%) Billing
17 9 (0.28%) Military
18 8 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1094 (34.64%) Network Engineer
2 765 (24.22%) Security Engineer
3 576 (18.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 354 (11.21%) Consultant
5 334 (10.58%) Analyst
6 314 (9.94%) Security Consultant
7 268 (8.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 264 (8.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 227 (7.19%) Architect
10 226 (7.16%) Security Analyst
11 187 (5.92%) Senior Network Engineer
12 186 (5.89%) Support Engineer
13 154 (4.88%) Network Consultant
14 144 (4.56%) Network Security Consultant
15 136 (4.31%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 125 (3.96%) Network Analyst
16 125 (3.96%) Security Manager
17 121 (3.83%) Senior Security Engineer
18 120 (3.80%) Security Architect
19 115 (3.64%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.58%) .NET
2 82 (2.60%) 802.1X
3 74 (2.34%) Web Services
4 22 (0.70%) Middleware
5 20 (0.63%) Regular Expression
6 18 (0.57%) HTML
7 16 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 16 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (0.51%) WCF
8 15 (0.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 15 (0.47%) COM
8 15 (0.47%) GWT
9 14 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 14 (0.44%) LAMP
10 13 (0.41%) AngularJS
10 13 (0.41%) React
10 13 (0.41%) WPF
11 12 (0.38%) CSS
12 10 (0.32%) XML
13 9 (0.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 488 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 318 (10.07%) Management Information System
3 250 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 205 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 128 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 119 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 71 (2.25%) RSA SecurID
8 68 (2.15%) PKI
9 56 (1.77%) CESG
10 45 (1.42%) Blog
11 44 (1.39%) Cryptography
12 41 (1.30%) Digital Media
12 41 (1.30%) Statistics
13 40 (1.27%) Mathematics
14 39 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
14 39 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
15 35 (1.11%) Clustering
15 35 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
16 33 (1.04%) e-Health
17 32 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 851 (26.95%) Windows
2 584 (18.49%) Linux
3 287 (9.09%) Unix
4 284 (8.99%) Windows Server
5 105 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 58 (1.84%) CentOS
9 46 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (1.42%) Solaris
11 38 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (0.95%) Windows 10
13 26 (0.82%) AIX
14 22 (0.70%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.66%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.54%) Android
18 14 (0.44%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
20 9 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (17.73%) Information Security
2 493 (15.61%) ITIL
3 392 (12.41%) SIEM
4 318 (10.07%) Security Architecture
5 298 (9.44%) Cybersecurity
6 241 (7.63%) Security Operations
7 236 (7.47%) Network Design
7 236 (7.47%) Penetration Testing
8 225 (7.12%) Network Management
9 209 (6.62%) Project Management
10 207 (6.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 207 (6.55%) Vulnerability Management
11 206 (6.52%) Presales
12 197 (6.24%) Network Monitoring
13 196 (6.21%) Risk Management
14 160 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
15 157 (4.97%) Change Management
16 146 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 143 (4.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 141 (4.46%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 198 (6.27%) Java
2 179 (5.67%) SQL
3 148 (4.69%) C++
3 148 (4.69%) Python
4 145 (4.59%) PHP
5 137 (4.34%) C
6 99 (3.13%) C#
7 83 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 74 (2.34%) Perl
9 71 (2.25%) VB.NET
10 52 (1.65%) Objective-C
11 49 (1.55%) Ruby
12 39 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 37 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.41%) Tcl
16 9 (0.28%) AWK
17 6 (0.19%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.19%) VBScript
18 5 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1031 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 735 (23.27%) CCNP
3 571 (18.08%) CCNA
4 537 (17.00%) Degree
5 466 (14.76%) CISSP
6 383 (12.13%) Security Cleared
7 254 (8.04%) SC Cleared
8 185 (5.86%) CISM
9 182 (5.76%) CCIE
10 175 (5.54%) CEH
11 153 (4.84%) CCSE
12 149 (4.72%) CISA
13 109 (3.45%) CCSA
14 108 (3.42%) DV Cleared
15 98 (3.10%) CREST Certified
16 94 (2.98%) CCSP
17 89 (2.82%) JNCIP
18 86 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 76 (2.41%) JNCIS
20 75 (2.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 249 (7.88%) PCI DSS
3 149 (4.72%) SLA
4 87 (2.75%) QA
5 33 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.98%) COBIT
7 20 (0.63%) FISMA
8 12 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.32%) GPG13
10 10 (0.32%) RMADS
11 6 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.19%) SAS 70
12 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.16%) ISO27002
13 3 (0.095%) BS25999
13 3 (0.095%) JTAG
13 3 (0.095%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.032%) HL7
14 1 (0.032%) JSP 440
System Software
1 399 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 257 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 74 (2.34%) vSphere
4 42 (1.33%) Firmware
5 34 (1.08%) Snort
6 26 (0.82%) KVM
7 24 (0.76%) ProxySG
8 19 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (0.60%) XenApp
9 16 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.41%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.38%) vCloud
13 11 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.28%) XenServer
15 8 (0.25%) NFS
15 8 (0.25%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 106 (3.36%) FortiGate
2 81 (2.56%) Nessus
3 68 (2.15%) QRadar
4 65 (2.06%) SCCM
5 49 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
6 44 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 40 (1.27%) Nagios
8 36 (1.14%) Cacti
9 27 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 26 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
11 23 (0.73%) Puppet
11 23 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 22 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
12 22 (0.70%) Tivoli
12 22 (0.70%) WSUS
13 18 (0.57%) AirWatch
14 16 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 15 (0.47%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.41%) WMI
17 12 (0.38%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 1516 (48.01%) Cisco
2 856 (27.11%) CheckPoint
3 593 (18.78%) Juniper
4 460 (14.57%) Microsoft
5 427 (13.52%) F5
6 414 (13.11%) Palo Alto
7 366 (11.59%) VMware
8 202 (6.40%) Fortinet
9 158 (5.00%) HP
10 136 (4.31%) Splunk
11 131 (4.15%) Intel Security
12 118 (3.74%) SolarWinds
13 115 (3.64%) ArcSight
14 113 (3.58%) Citrix
15 109 (3.45%) Blue Coat
16 83 (2.63%) Riverbed
17 77 (2.44%) Red Hat
18 74 (2.34%) Aruba
19 73 (2.31%) Meraki
20 72 (2.28%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £58,000 - £65,000+ Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £58,000 - £65,000+ Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £58,000 - £65,000+ Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £58,000 - £65,000+ Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £58,000 - £65,000+ Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: Competitive base salary + attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ripley, Derbyshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,656 to £31,938 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car allow, + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £36000 Per Annum Guaranteed review after 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago