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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 227 226 239
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1529 1530 1309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.32% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 7.28% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1174 1075
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 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -

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
18408 21006 19116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.64% 18.09% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15295 16594 15434
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -6 1437 £50,000 +11.11% 199
London +51 578 £57,500 +4.54% 88
South East -22 374 £47,500 +5.55% 41
Yorkshire -40 145 £40,000 - 10
West Yorkshire -30 116 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Berkshire -37 110 £52,500 - 6
City of London +9 109 £56,500 -1.73% 18
Leeds -36 100 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Hampshire +23 92 £45,000 +2.27% 8
North West +24 74 £45,000 - 14
West Midlands -30 72 £60,750 +42.94% 18
South West +7 70 £46,250 +8.82% 10
Surrey 0 70 £47,500 +7.95% 2
East of England -17 70 £50,000 +16.27% 11
Birmingham +5 56 £65,000 +36.84% 7
Reading -26 52 £40,000 -21.95% 3
East Midlands +4 46 £48,750 +21.87% 4
Scotland +15 43 £42,000 +5.00% 7
Southampton +12 39 £43,750 +9.37% 4
Cheshire +19 38 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Manchester +11 33 £37,000 -26.00% 6
Hertfordshire +4 32 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Oxfordshire +25 30 £49,000 +30.66% 12
Buckinghamshire -11 30 £52,500 - 3
Ealing - 30 £60,000 - 6
Glasgow +22 28 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Bristol +5 23 £42,500 -19.04% 7
North Yorkshire -14 21 £37,500 -6.25%
Wiltshire -1 20 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Bedfordshire -2 20 £52,500 +22.80% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1686 (56.63%) Firewall
2 1488 (49.98%) Cisco
3 1087 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
4 835 (28.05%) Windows
5 821 (27.58%) CheckPoint
6 755 (25.36%) WAN
7 744 (24.99%) CCNP
8 708 (23.78%) LAN
9 625 (20.99%) Finance
10 562 (18.88%) Linux
11 554 (18.61%) VPN
12 540 (18.14%) Cisco ASA
13 537 (18.04%) Information Security
14 534 (17.94%) CCNA
15 523 (17.57%) TCP/IP
16 519 (17.43%) Data Centre
17 495 (16.63%) Microsoft
18 486 (16.33%) Degree
19 457 (15.35%) Juniper
20 440 (14.78%) F5
21 425 (14.28%) DNS
22 408 (13.71%) CISSP
23 403 (13.54%) ITIL
24 387 (13.00%) VMware
25 381 (12.80%) BGP
26 365 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
27 359 (12.06%) Active Directory
28 335 (11.25%) OSPF
29 329 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
30 315 (10.58%) Wireless

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 167 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 103 (3.46%) IIS
3 91 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (2.55%) Apache
5 51 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 38 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 38 (1.28%) nginx
8 34 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 31 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (0.91%) Lync
11 25 (0.84%) Confluence
12 22 (0.74%) MediaWiki
12 22 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.54%) Jetty
14 15 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.44%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.37%) JBoss
17 9 (0.30%) GlassFish
Applications
1 229 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 81 (2.72%) MS Office
3 51 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.034%) MS Project
5 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.034%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.034%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.30%) Summit
2 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.034%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.034%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.034%) Lawson
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.034%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.05%) Office 365
4 56 (1.88%) SaaS
5 40 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (1.24%) IaaS
7 34 (1.14%) PaaS
8 26 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
10 18 (0.60%) Route 53
11 16 (0.54%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.50%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.067%) Yammer
14 2 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.067%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.067%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.067%) IBM PureFlex
15 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1686 (56.63%) Firewall
2 755 (25.36%) WAN
3 708 (23.78%) LAN
4 554 (18.61%) VPN
5 540 (18.14%) Cisco ASA
6 523 (17.57%) TCP/IP
7 425 (14.28%) DNS
8 381 (12.80%) BGP
9 365 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 335 (11.25%) OSPF
11 315 (10.58%) Wireless
12 257 (8.63%) DHCP
13 256 (8.60%) VoIP
14 235 (7.89%) MPLS
15 234 (7.86%) Internet
16 201 (6.75%) SSL
17 197 (6.62%) EIGRP
18 181 (6.08%) IPsec
19 165 (5.54%) SAN
20 153 (5.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.86%) MySQL
3 48 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 36 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (1.14%) Big Data
6 18 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 18 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.24%) DB2
12 6 (0.20%) Redis
12 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.17%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 60 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 50 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 50 (1.68%) Metasploit
3 43 (1.44%) JIRA
4 41 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 34 (1.14%) Hudson
6 33 (1.11%) SpecFlow
7 30 (1.01%) Subversion
8 28 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (0.84%) Selenium
10 20 (0.67%) Moq
11 13 (0.44%) Maven
11 13 (0.44%) NUnit
12 9 (0.30%) Jasmine
12 9 (0.30%) gulp
12 9 (0.30%) Grunt
12 9 (0.30%) Bower
13 8 (0.27%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.27%) JUnit
14 7 (0.24%) Liquibase
General
1 625 (20.99%) Finance
2 275 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 166 (5.58%) Banking
4 99 (3.33%) Law
5 88 (2.96%) Retail
6 74 (2.49%) Legal
7 56 (1.88%) Advertising
8 55 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 53 (1.78%) Marketing
10 26 (0.87%) Games
11 19 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.57%) German Language
13 16 (0.54%) French Language
13 16 (0.54%) Back Office
14 13 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.30%) Online Betting
17 9 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 873 (29.32%) Network Engineer
2 532 (17.87%) Security Engineer
3 401 (13.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 353 (11.86%) Consultant
5 344 (11.56%) Analyst
6 230 (7.73%) Architect
7 222 (7.46%) Security Consultant
8 189 (6.35%) Security Analyst
9 167 (5.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 129 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 129 (4.33%) Network Consultant
11 120 (4.03%) Administrator
12 113 (3.80%) Security Specialist
13 99 (3.33%) Network Analyst
14 93 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
15 92 (3.09%) Security Architect
16 90 (3.02%) Network Architect
16 90 (3.02%) Network Security Consultant
17 86 (2.89%) Developer
18 78 (2.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (4.67%) Web Services
2 130 (4.37%) .NET
3 68 (2.28%) WCF
4 60 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 60 (2.02%) HTML
5 52 (1.75%) COM
6 46 (1.55%) REST
7 42 (1.41%) XML
8 38 (1.28%) WPF
9 37 (1.24%) HTML5
10 35 (1.18%) SOAP
11 33 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (0.94%) CSS
13 27 (0.91%) Middleware
13 27 (0.91%) 802.1X
14 26 (0.87%) LAMP
15 24 (0.81%) RESTful
16 22 (0.74%) J2EE
16 22 (0.74%) STL
17 21 (0.71%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 519 (17.43%) Data Centre
2 329 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 142 (4.77%) Computer Science
5 100 (3.36%) Cryptography
6 82 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 66 (2.22%) PKI
8 59 (1.98%) Hedge funds
9 46 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (1.55%) BYOD
10 42 (1.41%) Visualisation
11 41 (1.38%) CESG
12 34 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.11%) Replication
14 31 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 29 (0.97%) Clustering
15 29 (0.97%) Private Cloud
16 28 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
17 27 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
18 24 (0.81%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 835 (28.05%) Windows
2 562 (18.88%) Linux
3 251 (8.43%) UNIX
4 148 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 137 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (2.28%) CentOS
8 52 (1.75%) Solaris
9 50 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 47 (1.58%) Ubuntu
11 38 (1.28%) Debian
12 29 (0.97%) Android
13 26 (0.87%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.77%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.50%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.44%) AIX
17 12 (0.40%) HPUX
18 11 (0.37%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (18.04%) Information Security
2 403 (13.54%) ITIL
3 304 (10.21%) Load Balancing
4 268 (9.00%) SIEM
5 239 (8.03%) Cyber Security
6 231 (7.76%) Penetration Testing
7 217 (7.29%) Project Management
8 192 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
9 189 (6.35%) Network Design
10 185 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 169 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
12 157 (5.27%) Incident Management
13 151 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 149 (5.01%) Security Architecture
15 134 (4.50%) Mentoring
16 131 (4.40%) Network Management
17 130 (4.37%) Risk Management
18 129 (4.33%) Service Delivery
18 129 (4.33%) Capacity Planning
19 102 (3.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 240 (8.06%) SQL
2 158 (5.31%) Perl
3 135 (4.53%) Java
4 126 (4.23%) PHP
5 125 (4.20%) C#
6 121 (4.06%) C++
7 119 (4.00%) Python
8 88 (2.96%) PowerShell
9 79 (2.65%) C
10 63 (2.12%) Ruby
11 58 (1.95%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.21%) Objective-C
13 35 (1.18%) JavaScript
14 19 (0.64%) Groovy
15 18 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.60%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.44%) VB
17 9 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.20%) SPARQL
19 4 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1087 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
2 744 (24.99%) CCNP
3 534 (17.94%) CCNA
4 486 (16.33%) Degree
5 408 (13.71%) CISSP
6 285 (9.57%) CCIE
7 217 (7.29%) Security Cleared
8 180 (6.05%) CCSA
9 154 (5.17%) CCSE
10 147 (4.94%) CISM
11 130 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 124 (4.17%) CCDP
13 122 (4.10%) SC Cleared
14 98 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
15 88 (2.96%) MCSE
16 84 (2.82%) CISA
17 74 (2.49%) CEH
18 45 (1.51%) CCSP
19 42 (1.41%) MCP
19 42 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (7.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (3.86%) PCI DSS
3 107 (3.59%) SLA
4 42 (1.41%) QA
5 35 (1.18%) COBIT
6 28 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.50%) FISMA
8 13 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.13%) BS25999
10 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.067%) GPG13
13 1 (0.034%) BS7799
System Software
1 359 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 270 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (4.00%) vSphere
4 104 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.28%) XenServer
6 31 (1.04%) VMware ESX
7 30 (1.01%) Samba
8 23 (0.77%) Postfix
8 23 (0.77%) iptables
9 22 (0.74%) Xen
10 21 (0.71%) ProxySG
10 21 (0.71%) XenApp
11 20 (0.67%) Docker
12 19 (0.64%) KVM
13 17 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.57%) Snort
14 11 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.34%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.30%) Firmware
16 9 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 83 (2.79%) FortiGate
2 79 (2.65%) Puppet
3 63 (2.12%) Nessus
4 43 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 41 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.31%) CiscoWorks
7 36 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 32 (1.07%) Backup Exec
8 32 (1.07%) WMI
9 31 (1.04%) SCCM
10 30 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 30 (1.01%) Nagios
11 28 (0.94%) Nmap
12 24 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
13 23 (0.77%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.67%) Ansible
14 20 (0.67%) Salt
14 20 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
15 17 (0.57%) Cacti
16 15 (0.50%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 1488 (49.98%) Cisco
2 821 (27.58%) CheckPoint
3 495 (16.63%) Microsoft
4 457 (15.35%) Juniper
5 440 (14.78%) F5
6 387 (13.00%) VMware
7 253 (8.50%) HP
8 234 (7.86%) Citrix
9 149 (5.01%) McAfee
10 148 (4.97%) Fortinet
11 120 (4.03%) Blue Coat
12 98 (3.29%) SolarWinds
13 79 (2.65%) Oracle
14 69 (2.32%) Splunk
15 63 (2.12%) Red Hat
16 56 (1.88%) ArcSight
17 50 (1.68%) Riverbed
18 45 (1.51%) Sourcefire
19 44 (1.48%) NetApp
20 43 (1.44%) Symantec
South East
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + car, bens allow, bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens+ Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ealing, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ealing, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£70,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens+ Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + car, bens allow, bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000 per annum + Car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Full Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 15 hours ago