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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 219 239 292
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +53
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1535 1464 1267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.37% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.14% 7.70% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1185 1136 992
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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
16797 19014 20511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.08% 17.82% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13907 15291 16398
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +31 1482 £52,500 +5.00% 343
London +10 635 £57,500 +4.54% 115
South East +50 372 £50,000 +5.26% 55
East of England +60 132 £45,000 -18.18% 27
Berkshire +21 113 £57,500 +4.54% 18
City of London +1 105 £55,000 -8.33% 41
West Midlands +37 91 £45,000 +5.88% 29
North West +7 75 £50,000 +17.64% 51
South West +28 70 £40,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -36 66 £50,000 +20.48% 30
Hampshire +7 64 £41,250 -8.33% 6
Hertfordshire +33 57 £44,500 -19.09% 9
Surrey -1 55 £42,500 -12.82% 4
Manchester +10 50 £55,000 +33.33% 32
Reading +12 49 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire +48 43 £57,500 +12.19% 13
West Yorkshire -39 41 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Birmingham -1 39 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Leeds -21 39 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Southampton +12 36 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +12 31 £55,000 +52.77% 2
Scotland -46 30 £50,000 +14.28% 6
Gloucestershire +11 29 £30,250 -10.37% 3
East Midlands +3 29 £51,250 +23.49% 28
East Sussex +24 26 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bedfordshire 0 26 £55,000 - 2
Essex +34 23 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Brighton +27 22 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 22 £43,750 -0.56% 8
Gloucester +18 20 £32,750 -6.42% 1

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 1793 (57.36%) Firewall
2 1616 (51.70%) Cisco
3 1203 (38.48%) Cisco Certification
4 864 (27.64%) CCNP
5 804 (25.72%) WAN
6 783 (25.05%) CheckPoint
7 766 (24.50%) LAN
8 728 (23.29%) VPN
9 727 (23.26%) Windows
10 714 (22.84%) Cisco ASA
11 659 (21.08%) Juniper
12 606 (19.39%) CCNA
13 540 (17.27%) Degree
14 537 (17.18%) Information Security
15 530 (16.95%) Data Centre
16 521 (16.67%) F5
17 511 (16.35%) Finance
18 509 (16.28%) Linux
19 508 (16.25%) Wireless
20 491 (15.71%) TCP/IP
21 470 (15.04%) Microsoft
22 464 (14.84%) CISSP
23 444 (14.20%) ITIL
24 426 (13.63%) Palo Alto
25 414 (13.24%) VMware
26 391 (12.51%) SIEM
27 381 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 367 (11.74%) Cisco Nexus
29 349 (11.16%) CCIE
30 342 (10.94%) 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
1 165 (5.28%) MS Exchange
2 100 (3.20%) IIS
3 85 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 56 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 38 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (1.18%) Apache
8 23 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.35%) Node.js
11 11 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.32%) IBM Domino
13 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.26%) JBoss
15 5 (0.16%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.16%) Smallworld
16 4 (0.13%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 206 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 67 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 63 (2.02%) MS Office
4 12 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Maple
6 3 (0.096%) MS Project
7 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.064%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.064%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.72%) SaaS
4 55 (1.76%) Office 365
5 39 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (1.25%) IaaS
6 35 (1.12%) PaaS
7 13 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (0.42%) Yammer
8 7 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.16%) GitHub
10 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.096%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.064%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.032%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1793 (57.36%) Firewall
2 804 (25.72%) WAN
3 766 (24.50%) LAN
4 728 (23.29%) VPN
5 714 (22.84%) Cisco ASA
6 508 (16.25%) Wireless
7 491 (15.71%) TCP/IP
8 367 (11.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 342 (10.94%) MPLS
10 334 (10.68%) BGP
11 324 (10.36%) DNS
12 318 (10.17%) OSPF
13 274 (8.77%) VoIP
14 253 (8.09%) Internet
15 210 (6.72%) Intrusion Detection
16 200 (6.40%) SAN
17 192 (6.14%) DHCP
18 174 (5.57%) IPsec
19 173 (5.53%) SSL
20 157 (5.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.50%) MySQL
3 42 (1.34%) Big Data
4 21 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 14 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.38%) DB2
9 11 (0.35%) Data Mining
9 11 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.29%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.29%) Redis
12 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (1.15%) SpecFlow
2 22 (0.70%) Metasploit
3 14 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.26%) Burp Suite
6 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.16%) JIRA
7 5 (0.16%) sqlmap
8 2 (0.064%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.064%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.064%) Subversion
8 2 (0.064%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.032%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.032%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.032%) MSI
9 1 (0.032%) Selenium
9 1 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.032%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.032%) Visual Studio
General
1 511 (16.35%) Finance
2 331 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 158 (5.05%) Banking
4 107 (3.42%) Law
5 90 (2.88%) Retail
6 88 (2.82%) Legal
7 37 (1.18%) Marketing
8 28 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 27 (0.86%) Advertising
10 22 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.61%) Billing
12 19 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.58%) Back Office
14 17 (0.54%) Electronics
15 15 (0.48%) Publishing
16 14 (0.45%) Games
17 11 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.32%) Military
19 7 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1118 (35.76%) Network Engineer
2 814 (26.04%) Security Engineer
3 647 (20.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 415 (13.28%) Consultant
5 334 (10.68%) Analyst
5 334 (10.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 329 (10.52%) Security Consultant
7 328 (10.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 225 (7.20%) Security Analyst
9 220 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
10 193 (6.17%) Architect
11 159 (5.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 150 (4.80%) Network Analyst
13 141 (4.51%) Network Consultant
14 135 (4.32%) Senior Security Engineer
15 130 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 124 (3.97%) Support Engineer
17 112 (3.58%) Network Security Consultant
18 108 (3.45%) Network Security Analyst
18 108 (3.45%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (3.71%) .NET
2 81 (2.59%) Web Services
3 66 (2.11%) 802.1X
4 41 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 39 (1.25%) COM
6 37 (1.18%) WCF
7 36 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 36 (1.15%) WPF
8 25 (0.80%) HTML
8 25 (0.80%) Middleware
9 24 (0.77%) XML
10 23 (0.74%) AngularJS
11 19 (0.61%) React
11 19 (0.61%) SOAP
12 17 (0.54%) HTML5
13 15 (0.48%) XMPP
14 13 (0.42%) Regular Expression
15 12 (0.38%) REST
15 12 (0.38%) Spring
16 10 (0.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 530 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 267 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 261 (8.35%) Management Information System
4 166 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 133 (4.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 102 (3.26%) Security Operations Centre
7 81 (2.59%) Mathematics
8 66 (2.11%) RSA SecurID
9 63 (2.02%) PKI
10 60 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
11 44 (1.41%) Blackberry
12 42 (1.34%) Visualisation
13 41 (1.31%) e-Health
14 38 (1.22%) BYOD
15 35 (1.12%) Blog
15 35 (1.12%) Driving Licence
16 34 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
16 34 (1.09%) Digital Media
17 32 (1.02%) IVR
18 31 (0.99%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 727 (23.26%) Windows
2 509 (16.28%) Linux
3 290 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 284 (9.09%) Unix
5 100 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (2.50%) Android
8 58 (1.86%) CentOS
9 48 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 35 (1.12%) Solaris
11 34 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 19 (0.61%) AIX
14 17 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 11 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.32%) Windows 10
16 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (17.18%) Information Security
2 444 (14.20%) ITIL
3 391 (12.51%) SIEM
4 311 (9.95%) Cybersecurity
5 278 (8.89%) Presales
6 261 (8.35%) Security Architecture
7 252 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
8 250 (8.00%) Network Design
9 219 (7.01%) Security Operations
10 214 (6.85%) Project Management
11 206 (6.59%) Load Balancing
11 206 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
12 191 (6.11%) Network Management
13 177 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
14 175 (5.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 170 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 136 (4.35%) Mentoring
17 134 (4.29%) Risk Management
17 134 (4.29%) Security Management
18 127 (4.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 188 (6.01%) SQL
2 166 (5.31%) Python
3 160 (5.12%) C
4 147 (4.70%) C++
5 143 (4.57%) Java
6 118 (3.77%) PHP
7 109 (3.49%) C#
8 78 (2.50%) Perl
9 75 (2.40%) JavaScript
10 65 (2.08%) Objective-C
11 55 (1.76%) VB.NET
12 54 (1.73%) Ruby
13 49 (1.57%) PowerShell
14 43 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.12%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.29%) Tcl
17 8 (0.26%) R
18 6 (0.19%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.16%) T-SQL
20 3 (0.096%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1203 (38.48%) Cisco Certification
2 864 (27.64%) CCNP
3 606 (19.39%) CCNA
4 540 (17.27%) Degree
5 464 (14.84%) CISSP
6 349 (11.16%) CCIE
7 330 (10.56%) Security Cleared
8 221 (7.07%) SC Cleared
9 204 (6.53%) CISM
10 195 (6.24%) CCSE
11 155 (4.96%) CCSA
12 112 (3.58%) CISA
13 111 (3.55%) CEH
14 99 (3.17%) JNCIP
15 97 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 83 (2.66%) JNCIS
17 82 (2.62%) DV Cleared
18 80 (2.56%) MCSE
19 79 (2.53%) CCSP
20 77 (2.46%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 381 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 188 (6.01%) PCI DSS
3 132 (4.22%) SLA
4 64 (2.05%) QA
5 48 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (1.09%) COBIT
6 34 (1.09%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 15 (0.48%) FISMA
8 15 (0.48%) ISO27002
9 7 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.13%) COSO
12 3 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.096%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.064%) BS25999
13 2 (0.064%) ISO22301
14 1 (0.032%) GPG13
14 1 (0.032%) ISO27005
14 1 (0.032%) RMADS
System Software
1 324 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 272 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.58%) vSphere
4 110 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.22%) XenApp
6 28 (0.90%) Snort
7 25 (0.80%) Firmware
8 20 (0.64%) NFS
8 20 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.54%) Docker
10 15 (0.48%) Squid
11 11 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 10 (0.32%) KVM
12 10 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.32%) vCloud
13 8 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.26%) Xen
14 7 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 82 (2.62%) QRadar
2 68 (2.18%) Cisco Prime
3 62 (1.98%) Nessus
4 53 (1.70%) FortiGate
5 50 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 47 (1.50%) Nagios
7 45 (1.44%) Cacti
8 44 (1.41%) SCCM
9 39 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
10 36 (1.15%) WMI
11 32 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
12 25 (0.80%) Puppet
13 22 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (0.67%) Nmap
15 19 (0.61%) Backup Exec
15 19 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
16 18 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 16 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 15 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
19 14 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1616 (51.70%) Cisco
2 783 (25.05%) CheckPoint
3 659 (21.08%) Juniper
4 521 (16.67%) F5
5 470 (15.04%) Microsoft
6 426 (13.63%) Palo Alto
7 414 (13.24%) VMware
8 197 (6.30%) HP
9 195 (6.24%) SolarWinds
10 148 (4.73%) ArcSight
10 148 (4.73%) Blue Coat
11 137 (4.38%) Riverbed
12 136 (4.35%) Fortinet
13 129 (4.13%) Citrix
14 124 (3.97%) Splunk
15 111 (3.55%) Intel Security
16 94 (3.01%) Meraki
17 91 (2.91%) Red Hat
18 87 (2.78%) Oracle
19 86 (2.75%) Aruba
London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £86000 per annum + 5.5k car allowance, bonus & benfits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 16 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Infosec People Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £55,000 per annum + big pension and benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £37,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent on-top benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40 - 45k plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago