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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 197 264 192
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -72
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1620 1134 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.06% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 6.27% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 839 1148
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 £26,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%

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
19137 18089 21512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.95% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15313 14187 17546
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +65 1533 £50,000 +11.11% 178
London +113 619 £55,000 +10.00% 67
South East +34 346 £50,000 +16.95% 28
City of London +121 216 £60,000 +11.11% 17
Yorkshire +11 172 £45,000 +5.26% 21
Berkshire +46 161 £55,000 +15.78% 11
East of England +38 137 £50,000 +25.00% 8
West Yorkshire +28 130 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Leeds +42 119 £45,000 +4.65% 13
North West +71 110 £42,500 +7.59% 16
South West -15 80 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Manchester +58 61 £40,150 +7.06% 10
Reading +24 57 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Surrey +16 52 £45,000 - 5
West Midlands -33 47 £43,507 +4.83% 11
Cambridgeshire +34 45 £45,000 +25.87%
Cheshire +24 45 £46,250 +8.82% 4
Hertfordshire -6 39 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Bristol -5 35 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Scotland +7 31 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North Yorkshire +17 30 £50,000 - 1
York +30 29 £50,000 -
Cambridge +27 28 £32,500 -9.09%
Hampshire -29 28 £40,000 - 2
Slough +15 26 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Warrington +24 24 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Bedfordshire +23 24 £46,750 +24.66% 1
Essex -1 23 £50,000 +14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 22 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +17 22 £35,000 +52.17% 5

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1839 (57.52%) Cisco
2 1710 (53.49%) Firewall
3 1329 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
4 977 (30.56%) CheckPoint
5 965 (30.18%) CCNP
6 908 (28.40%) WAN
7 764 (23.90%) Windows
8 755 (23.62%) LAN
9 723 (22.61%) VPN
10 709 (22.18%) Juniper
11 646 (20.21%) Cisco ASA
12 586 (18.33%) TCP/IP
13 554 (17.33%) ITIL
14 553 (17.30%) Microsoft
15 548 (17.14%) BGP
16 545 (17.05%) Finance
17 533 (16.67%) CCNA
18 501 (15.67%) F5
19 488 (15.26%) Linux
20 465 (14.54%) VMware
21 455 (14.23%) Degree
22 453 (14.17%) Wireless
23 444 (13.89%) OSPF
24 443 (13.86%) DNS
25 436 (13.64%) Information Security
26 428 (13.39%) MPLS
27 388 (12.14%) Active Directory
28 353 (11.04%) VoIP
29 352 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
30 337 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 155 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 76 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.38%) Apache
3 73 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 53 (1.66%) IIS
6 44 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (1.19%) nginx
9 30 (0.94%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (0.69%) Lync
12 17 (0.53%) Confluence
13 16 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.47%) MediaWiki
15 14 (0.44%) MQSeries
16 8 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.25%) CMS
16 8 (0.25%) JBoss
17 7 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 253 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 144 (4.50%) MS Office
3 52 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.063%) MS Project
5 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) Revit
6 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.031%) SmartSuite
6 1 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.13%) GoldMine
4 4 (0.13%) RMDS
5 3 (0.094%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.063%) Summit
6 2 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.063%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.031%) assyst
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.13%) IaaS
3 28 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (0.81%) Office 365
5 25 (0.78%) SaaS
5 25 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 19 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.53%) PaaS
8 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.031%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1710 (53.49%) Firewall
2 908 (28.40%) WAN
3 755 (23.62%) LAN
4 723 (22.61%) VPN
5 646 (20.21%) Cisco ASA
6 586 (18.33%) TCP/IP
7 548 (17.14%) BGP
8 453 (14.17%) Wireless
9 444 (13.89%) OSPF
10 443 (13.86%) DNS
11 428 (13.39%) MPLS
12 353 (11.04%) VoIP
13 352 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 310 (9.70%) EIGRP
15 291 (9.10%) DHCP
16 283 (8.85%) SSL
17 262 (8.20%) IPsec
18 205 (6.41%) SAN
19 192 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
20 189 (5.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 93 (2.91%) MySQL
3 51 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 29 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 25 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 20 (0.63%) Redis
10 14 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.34%) Big Data
13 8 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.19%) DB2
15 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.13%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 24 (0.75%) JIRA
3 22 (0.69%) Subversion
4 21 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.47%) Hudson
6 12 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.31%) Moq
8 9 (0.28%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.22%) JDeveloper
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.16%) Xcode
12 4 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.094%) Emacs
14 2 (0.063%) Selenium
15 1 (0.031%) Maven
15 1 (0.031%) AppScan
15 1 (0.031%) NUnit
15 1 (0.031%) WebLOAD
General
1 545 (17.05%) Finance
2 269 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 98 (3.07%) Banking
4 77 (2.41%) Law
5 75 (2.35%) Advertising
6 66 (2.06%) Retail
7 65 (2.03%) Marketing
8 64 (2.00%) Legal
9 38 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.84%) Games
12 22 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.53%) Back Office
14 14 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.25%) Local Government
17 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.16%) Front Office
19 4 (0.13%) Automotive
20 3 (0.094%) Billing
Job Titles
1 986 (30.84%) Network Engineer
2 593 (18.55%) Security Engineer
3 456 (14.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 446 (13.95%) Analyst
5 441 (13.79%) Consultant
6 298 (9.32%) Security Analyst
7 224 (7.01%) Network Consultant
8 206 (6.44%) Security Consultant
9 193 (6.04%) Network Analyst
10 177 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
10 177 (5.54%) Architect
11 152 (4.75%) Network Security Analyst
12 134 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 125 (3.91%) Security Specialist
14 119 (3.72%) Network Security Consultant
15 112 (3.50%) Administrator
16 102 (3.19%) Network Specialist
17 87 (2.72%) Network Security Specialist
18 85 (2.66%) Network Architect
18 85 (2.66%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (1.72%) Web Services
2 33 (1.03%) .NET
3 32 (1.00%) REST
4 29 (0.91%) Middleware
5 27 (0.84%) SOAP
6 26 (0.81%) HTML
7 18 (0.56%) XML
8 16 (0.50%) LAMP
8 16 (0.50%) J2EE
9 14 (0.44%) HTML5
10 12 (0.38%) COM
10 12 (0.38%) STL
10 12 (0.38%) WCF
11 11 (0.34%) OAuth
11 11 (0.34%) SAML
12 10 (0.31%) LINQ
12 10 (0.31%) NHibernate
13 9 (0.28%) Ajax
13 9 (0.28%) CSS
13 9 (0.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 176 (5.51%) Management Information System
2 173 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 65 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 50 (1.56%) PKI
6 47 (1.47%) Clustering
7 46 (1.44%) Open Source
8 40 (1.25%) Thin Client
8 40 (1.25%) Fat Client
9 39 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.09%) Algorithms
11 33 (1.03%) Hedge funds
12 31 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 31 (0.97%) Replication
13 28 (0.88%) IPTV
14 27 (0.84%) User Experience
15 26 (0.81%) Cryptography
16 25 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
17 22 (0.69%) CESG
18 18 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 764 (23.90%) Windows
2 488 (15.26%) Linux
3 205 (6.41%) UNIX
4 152 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 111 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 59 (1.85%) CentOS
8 44 (1.38%) Solaris
9 35 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.00%) Debian
11 31 (0.97%) Windows XP
12 30 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.53%) Android
15 13 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.28%) zOS
17 8 (0.25%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (17.33%) ITIL
2 436 (13.64%) Information Security
3 276 (8.63%) Load Balancing
4 240 (7.51%) Project Management
5 234 (7.32%) SIEM
6 229 (7.16%) Network Design
7 217 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 185 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
9 182 (5.69%) Network Monitoring
10 166 (5.19%) Cyber Security
11 163 (5.10%) Security Architecture
12 162 (5.07%) Migration
13 158 (4.94%) Change Management
13 158 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
14 154 (4.82%) Incident Management
15 153 (4.79%) Network Management
16 143 (4.47%) E-Commerce
17 139 (4.35%) Network Architecture
18 137 (4.29%) Mentoring
19 116 (3.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 216 (6.76%) SQL
2 106 (3.32%) Python
3 96 (3.00%) Perl
4 95 (2.97%) Java
5 69 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 68 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 68 (2.13%) PHP
7 63 (1.97%) Ruby
8 49 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 41 (1.28%) C
10 32 (1.00%) C++
11 21 (0.66%) JavaScript
12 20 (0.63%) C#
13 5 (0.16%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.13%) Tcl
14 4 (0.13%) Embedded C
14 4 (0.13%) Embedded C++
14 4 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.13%) Groovy
15 3 (0.094%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1329 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 965 (30.18%) CCNP
3 533 (16.67%) CCNA
4 455 (14.23%) Degree
5 334 (10.45%) CISSP
6 324 (10.13%) CCIE
7 269 (8.41%) Security Cleared
8 252 (7.88%) CCSE
9 211 (6.60%) CCSA
10 184 (5.76%) SC Cleared
11 121 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
12 113 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 111 (3.47%) CCDP
13 111 (3.47%) CCSP
14 107 (3.35%) CISM
15 70 (2.19%) VCP4
16 67 (2.10%) JNCIA
16 67 (2.10%) JNCIS
17 66 (2.06%) MCSE
18 62 (1.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (8.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 98 (3.07%) SLA
4 55 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (1.28%) QA
6 40 (1.25%) COBIT
7 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.22%) BS7799
10 5 (0.16%) BS25999
11 4 (0.13%) JTAG
12 3 (0.094%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.031%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.031%) COSO
13 1 (0.031%) GPG13
System Software
1 388 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 337 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 59 (1.85%) XenServer
5 58 (1.81%) vSphere
6 51 (1.60%) XenApp
7 48 (1.50%) Snort
8 27 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.84%) Xen
9 26 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.78%) Samba
11 19 (0.59%) Postfix
12 17 (0.53%) ProxySG
12 17 (0.53%) NFS
13 14 (0.44%) KVM
13 14 (0.44%) VMware ESX
14 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.41%) ISA Server
14 13 (0.41%) Varnish
15 10 (0.31%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 68 (2.13%) Puppet
2 55 (1.72%) SCCM
3 54 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 50 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 44 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 43 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (1.13%) Nagios
8 34 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
9 33 (1.03%) CiscoWorks
10 31 (0.97%) Salt
11 29 (0.91%) Nessus
12 25 (0.78%) logstash
13 22 (0.69%) Cacti
13 22 (0.69%) SCOM
14 21 (0.66%) ZABBIX
15 20 (0.63%) Graphite
16 19 (0.59%) collectd
16 19 (0.59%) StatsD
16 19 (0.59%) Vagrant
17 17 (0.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1839 (57.52%) Cisco
2 977 (30.56%) CheckPoint
3 709 (22.18%) Juniper
4 553 (17.30%) Microsoft
5 501 (15.67%) F5
6 465 (14.54%) VMware
7 317 (9.92%) Citrix
8 303 (9.48%) HP
9 237 (7.41%) Blue Coat
10 145 (4.54%) Fortinet
11 130 (4.07%) SolarWinds
12 128 (4.00%) McAfee
13 99 (3.10%) Avaya
14 90 (2.82%) Oracle
14 90 (2.82%) Symantec
15 85 (2.66%) NetApp
16 74 (2.31%) Websense
17 73 (2.28%) Nokia
17 73 (2.28%) Brocade
18 69 (2.16%) Dell
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and package
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Ashdown IT
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + depending on exp + good bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + £6K per year car allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Up to £30K bonus, car allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car or Car Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
asos
Salary: + Flexi Cash allowance + Bonus + Healthcare + Insurance + More
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Coral Racing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + £5K on call + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Bonus (10%), Pension, Share Option
Posted: 23 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Radlett, Hertfordshire
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £46,000 per annum + UPTO 20% BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday