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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 222 218 289
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +71
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1578 1561 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.49% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.12% 8.24% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1251 800
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%

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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -10 1459 £52,500 +5.00% 199
London +21 670 £57,500 +4.54% 83
South East -7 349 £50,000 - 45
Berkshire -20 132 £57,500 - 9
East of England -22 119 £55,000 +22.22% 17
City of London -25 108 £56,500 -4.23% 19
Yorkshire -32 104 £45,000 - 14
Reading +31 82 £60,000 +9.09% 4
West Yorkshire -26 78 £45,000 - 10
Hampshire +53 76 £50,000 +25.00% 9
North West -20 76 £52,500 +29.62% 12
Manchester +31 67 £52,500 +30.75% 7
Scotland +50 66 £52,500 +35.48% 5
Leeds -34 64 £43,750 -2.77% 7
West Midlands +3 57 £43,500 -1.70% 14
Surrey +7 54 £45,000 - 14
South West -23 50 £42,500 -4.49% 10
Hertfordshire -2 46 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Edinburgh +35 37 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Bedfordshire +21 35 £58,500 +22.51% 2
Oxfordshire +13 35 £53,750 +19.44% 4
Southampton +25 33 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Glasgow +14 29 £56,500 +61.42% 3
Bedford +18 27 £58,500 +28.57% 2
Ealing - 23 £67,500 - 1
Birmingham -5 21 £35,000 -35.48% 3
Cambridgeshire -25 21 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Cambridge -11 18 £47,500 +26.66% 6
East Midlands -6 17 £52,500 +57.89% 4
Bristol -13 15 £38,500 -17.20% 3

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1559 (52.62%) Firewall
2 1426 (48.13%) Cisco
3 1090 (36.79%) Cisco Certification
4 799 (26.97%) Windows
5 786 (26.53%) CCNP
6 775 (26.16%) WAN
7 758 (25.58%) LAN
8 714 (24.10%) CheckPoint
9 587 (19.81%) Finance
10 576 (19.44%) Juniper
10 576 (19.44%) Linux
11 570 (19.24%) Information Security
12 564 (19.03%) VPN
13 533 (17.99%) Data Centre
14 526 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
15 523 (17.65%) TCP/IP
16 520 (17.55%) CISSP
17 488 (16.47%) Degree
18 468 (15.79%) CCNA
19 442 (14.92%) F5
20 410 (13.84%) VMware
21 400 (13.50%) Microsoft
22 391 (13.20%) Wireless
22 391 (13.20%) Palo Alto
23 383 (12.93%) ITIL
24 356 (12.01%) Active Directory
25 353 (11.91%) BGP
26 351 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
27 349 (11.78%) CCIE
28 348 (11.74%) SIEM

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 188 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 80 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (2.67%) IIS
4 63 (2.13%) Lync
5 61 (2.06%) Apache
6 52 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 30 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.47%) nginx
10 10 (0.34%) CloudStack
10 10 (0.34%) IBM Domino
10 10 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.30%) Confluence
12 8 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.24%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.24%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.24%) MediaWiki
13 7 (0.24%) Node.js
13 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 170 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.45%) MS Office
3 40 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.034%) Maple
Business Applications
1 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (0.20%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.067%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 120 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (1.79%) SaaS
4 37 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (1.11%) Office 365
6 29 (0.98%) IaaS
7 26 (0.88%) PaaS
8 19 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (0.61%) Yammer
10 16 (0.54%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.17%) GitHub
14 2 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.067%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.067%) Route 53
15 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1559 (52.62%) Firewall
2 775 (26.16%) WAN
3 758 (25.58%) LAN
4 564 (19.03%) VPN
5 526 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
6 523 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 391 (13.20%) Wireless
8 353 (11.91%) BGP
9 351 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 345 (11.64%) OSPF
11 326 (11.00%) DNS
12 316 (10.66%) MPLS
13 271 (9.15%) Internet
14 201 (6.78%) SAN
15 200 (6.75%) VoIP
16 197 (6.65%) DHCP
17 187 (6.31%) Cisco IOS
18 186 (6.28%) SSL
19 178 (6.01%) IPsec
20 165 (5.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.83%) MySQL
3 46 (1.55%) Big Data
4 33 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 23 (0.78%) DB2
6 23 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.40%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.24%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.17%) Informix
14 5 (0.17%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.067%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (1.79%) SpecFlow
2 35 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 28 (0.94%) Metasploit
4 27 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 15 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.47%) JIRA
7 13 (0.44%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.37%) Selenium
10 10 (0.34%) Bower
10 10 (0.34%) Burp Suite
10 10 (0.34%) Grunt
10 10 (0.34%) gulp
10 10 (0.34%) Jasmine
10 10 (0.34%) Moq
10 10 (0.34%) NUnit
10 10 (0.34%) Subversion
11 9 (0.30%) Hudson
12 5 (0.17%) sqlmap
13 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 587 (19.81%) Finance
2 335 (11.31%) Telecoms
3 190 (6.41%) Banking
4 121 (4.08%) Retail
5 88 (2.97%) Legal
6 82 (2.77%) Law
7 61 (2.06%) Marketing
8 31 (1.05%) Games
9 30 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 26 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.84%) Advertising
13 23 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.67%) Electronics
15 17 (0.57%) Billing
16 14 (0.47%) Back Office
16 14 (0.47%) Online Betting
17 13 (0.44%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.37%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 888 (29.97%) Network Engineer
2 681 (22.98%) Security Engineer
3 489 (16.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 368 (12.42%) Analyst
5 345 (11.64%) Consultant
6 274 (9.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 267 (9.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 260 (8.77%) Architect
8 260 (8.77%) Security Consultant
9 247 (8.34%) Security Analyst
10 191 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 166 (5.60%) Network Analyst
12 141 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 138 (4.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 127 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
15 112 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
16 109 (3.68%) Senior Security Engineer
17 107 (3.61%) Security Manager
18 106 (3.58%) Network Security Analyst
19 101 (3.41%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (4.72%) .NET
2 129 (4.35%) Web Services
3 76 (2.56%) WCF
4 72 (2.43%) ASP.NET
5 68 (2.29%) COM
6 53 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 53 (1.79%) WPF
7 51 (1.72%) HTML
8 43 (1.45%) REST
9 42 (1.42%) CSS
10 39 (1.32%) HTML5
11 30 (1.01%) 802.1X
12 29 (0.98%) RESTful
13 28 (0.94%) XML
14 26 (0.88%) jQuery
15 25 (0.84%) LAMP
16 23 (0.78%) AngularJS
17 22 (0.74%) J2EE
18 20 (0.67%) SOAP
18 20 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 533 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 301 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (6.68%) Management Information System
4 156 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 153 (5.16%) Computer Science
6 97 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 60 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 60 (2.02%) PKI
8 56 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 55 (1.86%) BYOD
9 55 (1.86%) Cryptography
10 54 (1.82%) Visualisation
11 46 (1.55%) Blackberry
12 45 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
13 42 (1.42%) Mathematics
14 37 (1.25%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.98%) Private Cloud
15 29 (0.98%) Replication
15 29 (0.98%) Statistics
16 28 (0.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 799 (26.97%) Windows
2 576 (19.44%) Linux
3 329 (11.10%) Unix
4 311 (10.50%) Windows Server
5 127 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (2.73%) Android
8 55 (1.86%) CentOS
9 54 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (1.55%) Windows 7
12 40 (1.35%) Solaris
13 33 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 28 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.88%) AIX
16 23 (0.78%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.71%) Debian
18 16 (0.54%) Windows XP
19 14 (0.47%) Windows 10
20 13 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (19.24%) Information Security
2 383 (12.93%) ITIL
3 348 (11.74%) SIEM
4 278 (9.38%) Presales
5 270 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
6 249 (8.40%) Load Balancing
7 239 (8.07%) Network Design
8 223 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
9 218 (7.36%) Security Architecture
10 204 (6.88%) Security Operations
11 194 (6.55%) Project Management
12 178 (6.01%) Vulnerability Management
13 177 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
14 170 (5.74%) E-Commerce
15 166 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
16 153 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
17 146 (4.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 141 (4.76%) High Availability
18 141 (4.76%) Mentoring
19 138 (4.66%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (6.95%) SQL
2 145 (4.89%) Python
3 143 (4.83%) C
4 135 (4.56%) C++
5 132 (4.45%) C#
6 99 (3.34%) PHP
7 92 (3.10%) Java
7 92 (3.10%) Perl
8 63 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 57 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 50 (1.69%) Ruby
11 47 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 40 (1.35%) JavaScript
13 28 (0.94%) VB.NET
14 26 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.47%) VB
16 7 (0.24%) Scala
17 5 (0.17%) VBScript
18 4 (0.13%) Tcl
19 3 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1090 (36.79%) Cisco Certification
2 786 (26.53%) CCNP
3 520 (17.55%) CISSP
4 488 (16.47%) Degree
5 468 (15.79%) CCNA
6 349 (11.78%) CCIE
7 291 (9.82%) Security Cleared
8 190 (6.41%) SC Cleared
9 178 (6.01%) CEH
10 177 (5.97%) CISM
11 168 (5.67%) CCSE
12 131 (4.42%) CISA
13 127 (4.29%) CCSA
13 127 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 96 (3.24%) CCDP
15 90 (3.04%) GIAC
16 84 (2.83%) MCSE
17 73 (2.46%) DV Cleared
18 68 (2.29%) SANS
19 65 (2.19%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (9.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 184 (6.21%) PCI DSS
3 115 (3.88%) SLA
4 53 (1.79%) COBIT
5 48 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (1.15%) QA
7 24 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 16 (0.54%) FISMA
9 9 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.30%) ISO27002
10 8 (0.27%) COSO
11 6 (0.20%) GPG13
12 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.10%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.067%) Basel II
15 2 (0.067%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.034%) ISO27005
16 1 (0.034%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 356 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 299 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (3.54%) vSphere
4 87 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.42%) XenApp
6 27 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (0.84%) Snort
7 25 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 17 (0.57%) NFS
8 17 (0.57%) XenServer
9 15 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 14 (0.47%) KVM
10 14 (0.47%) Xen
11 12 (0.40%) iptables
11 12 (0.40%) Squid
12 11 (0.37%) Samba
13 10 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.34%) ProxySG
13 10 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.30%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 103 (3.48%) QRadar
2 62 (2.09%) Nessus
3 53 (1.79%) Nagios
3 53 (1.79%) WMI
4 47 (1.59%) SCCM
5 45 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 42 (1.42%) FortiGate
7 40 (1.35%) Nmap
8 38 (1.28%) Cacti
9 32 (1.08%) Puppet
9 32 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
10 30 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
11 28 (0.94%) Backup Exec
12 25 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
13 22 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
14 20 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
14 20 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (0.64%) Endace
16 16 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
17 15 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1426 (48.13%) Cisco
2 714 (24.10%) CheckPoint
3 576 (19.44%) Juniper
4 442 (14.92%) F5
5 410 (13.84%) VMware
6 400 (13.50%) Microsoft
7 391 (13.20%) Palo Alto
8 202 (6.82%) HP
9 177 (5.97%) SolarWinds
10 157 (5.30%) Citrix
11 155 (5.23%) Blue Coat
12 144 (4.86%) Splunk
13 136 (4.59%) McAfee
14 131 (4.42%) ArcSight
15 110 (3.71%) Fortinet
16 85 (2.87%) Oracle
16 85 (2.87%) Riverbed
17 83 (2.80%) Aruba
18 73 (2.46%) LogRhythm
18 73 (2.46%) Websense
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Websense
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£85,000 plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £53000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 3600 on call + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £74,000 - £95,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ECS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago