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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK
Rank 197 217 213
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1405 1572 1602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.56% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.28% 9.10% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1084 1255 1268
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
13666 17282 19150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.27% 17.12% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 14377 15496
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 21 February 2017 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +20 1337 £52,500 - 129
London +11 580 £55,000 -4.34% 50
South East +28 298 £50,000 - 30
West Midlands +95 140 £42,500 -5.55% 16
North West +10 111 £42,500 -19.04% 7
City of London +22 106 £57,500 +4.54% 15
Berkshire +14 89 £57,500 - 4
South West +49 74 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East of England -20 71 £55,000 - 12
Manchester -27 65 £44,000 -18.13% 2
Birmingham +49 57 £42,500 +10.38% 5
Surrey +43 57 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Hampshire -17 49 £52,000 +4.00% 8
Scotland +8 46 £41,250 -21.42% 3
Reading +17 45 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Yorkshire -48 40 £47,501 +5.55% 7
West Yorkshire -20 34 £41,000 -8.88% 5
Leeds -16 30 £43,750 -2.77% 4
East Sussex +14 26 £40,000 -8.57% 5
Oxfordshire +5 25 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Canary Wharf -4 25 £60,000 -7.69%
Edinburgh -9 25 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Kent +29 23 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Brighton +20 23 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Bedfordshire +6 22 £55,000 -5.98% 1
Gloucestershire +3 22 £45,000 -4.25% 3
Southampton 0 21 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Herefordshire - 20 £45,000 - 4
Worcestershire +5 19 £37,500 -36.17% 1
Hertfordshire -14 19 £65,000 +8.33% 5

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 1937 (64.42%) Firewall
2 1479 (49.19%) Cisco
3 1088 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
4 834 (27.74%) CheckPoint
5 786 (26.14%) CCNP
6 746 (24.81%) Windows
7 712 (23.68%) WAN
8 688 (22.88%) LAN
9 630 (20.95%) Data Centre
10 627 (20.85%) Information Security
11 617 (20.52%) Juniper
12 606 (20.15%) VPN
13 562 (18.69%) Palo Alto
14 524 (17.43%) Cisco ASA
15 521 (17.33%) CCNA
16 505 (16.79%) DNS
17 501 (16.66%) TCP/IP
18 493 (16.40%) Linux
19 482 (16.03%) Microsoft
20 465 (15.46%) Wireless
21 445 (14.80%) OSPF
22 439 (14.60%) BGP
23 437 (14.53%) ITIL
24 414 (13.77%) Finance
25 405 (13.47%) F5
26 402 (13.37%) CISSP
27 397 (13.20%) Degree
28 384 (12.77%) Active Directory
29 377 (12.54%) MPLS
30 352 (11.71%) Cybersecurity

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 90 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 76 (2.53%) IIS
3 51 (1.70%) Apache
4 37 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 26 (0.86%) OpenStack
8 23 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 22 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 15 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.30%) CMS
14 7 (0.23%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.20%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.17%) CloudStack
16 5 (0.17%) JBoss
17 4 (0.13%) nginx
17 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 189 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 91 (3.03%) MS Office
3 48 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.033%) MS Project
7 1 (0.033%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.033%) assyst
3 1 (0.033%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.033%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 119 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (2.86%) Office 365
4 84 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (1.73%) SaaS
6 35 (1.16%) IaaS
7 28 (0.93%) PaaS
8 10 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.20%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.17%) Route 53
12 5 (0.17%) Slack
12 5 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.100%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.100%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.067%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.067%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1937 (64.42%) Firewall
2 712 (23.68%) WAN
3 688 (22.88%) LAN
4 606 (20.15%) VPN
5 524 (17.43%) Cisco ASA
6 505 (16.79%) DNS
7 501 (16.66%) TCP/IP
8 465 (15.46%) Wireless
9 445 (14.80%) OSPF
10 439 (14.60%) BGP
11 377 (12.54%) MPLS
12 298 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 265 (8.81%) DHCP
14 253 (8.41%) Intrusion Detection
15 241 (8.01%) Internet
16 207 (6.88%) VLAN
17 188 (6.25%) VoIP
18 184 (6.12%) IPsec
19 172 (5.72%) Cisco IOS
20 144 (4.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.53%) MySQL
3 36 (1.20%) Big Data
4 28 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 26 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 19 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (0.60%) GIS
8 18 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (0.37%) InfluxDB
12 9 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.27%) DB2
14 5 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.17%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.17%) DTS
14 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 23 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.47%) Burp Suite
3 14 (0.47%) Subversion
3 14 (0.47%) Vagrant
4 12 (0.40%) Metasploit
5 11 (0.37%) AppScan
6 10 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.23%) Paros
7 7 (0.23%) WebScarab
8 5 (0.17%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.13%) Ant
9 4 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.13%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.13%) Maven
9 4 (0.13%) Selenium
10 3 (0.100%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.100%) GCC
General
1 414 (13.77%) Finance
2 223 (7.42%) Telecoms
3 127 (4.22%) Retail
4 102 (3.39%) Banking
5 66 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 65 (2.16%) Legal
7 57 (1.90%) Law
8 49 (1.63%) Games
9 47 (1.56%) Marketing
10 38 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.60%) Advertising
14 16 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 13 (0.43%) Billing
16 11 (0.37%) Back Office
17 9 (0.30%) Online Betting
18 8 (0.27%) Military
19 7 (0.23%) Electronics
19 7 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1024 (34.05%) Network Engineer
2 665 (22.12%) Security Engineer
3 479 (15.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 383 (12.74%) Analyst
5 265 (8.81%) Consultant
6 251 (8.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 241 (8.01%) Security Analyst
8 227 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 218 (7.25%) Security Consultant
10 183 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
11 182 (6.05%) Architect
12 166 (5.52%) Network Consultant
13 159 (5.29%) Network Security Consultant
14 135 (4.49%) Support Engineer
15 128 (4.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 127 (4.22%) Firewall Engineer
17 126 (4.19%) Network Analyst
18 123 (4.09%) Senior Security Engineer
19 111 (3.69%) Security Architect
20 105 (3.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.69%) 802.1X
2 70 (2.33%) Web Services
3 53 (1.76%) .NET
4 23 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
5 21 (0.70%) Middleware
6 20 (0.67%) HTML
7 19 (0.63%) Regular Expression
8 16 (0.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 16 (0.53%) GWT
8 16 (0.53%) XML
9 10 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.33%) CSS
9 10 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (0.30%) SAML
10 9 (0.30%) WCF
11 8 (0.27%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.27%) OpenID
12 7 (0.23%) CSS3
12 7 (0.23%) HTML5
12 7 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 630 (20.95%) Data Centre
2 234 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 154 (5.12%) Computer Science
5 147 (4.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 79 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 55 (1.83%) CESG
7 55 (1.83%) NHS
8 51 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 51 (1.70%) PKI
9 45 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
10 43 (1.43%) Clustering
10 43 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
11 36 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
12 33 (1.10%) BYOD
13 24 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 24 (0.80%) Replication
13 24 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 22 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 22 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 746 (24.81%) Windows
2 493 (16.40%) Linux
3 224 (7.45%) Unix
4 222 (7.38%) Windows Server
5 95 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (1.53%) CentOS
7 41 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 36 (1.20%) Solaris
9 35 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 29 (0.96%) Android
12 26 (0.86%) Windows 10
13 25 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (0.76%) AIX
14 23 (0.76%) Ubuntu
15 21 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.57%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.47%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (20.85%) Information Security
2 437 (14.53%) ITIL
3 352 (11.71%) Cybersecurity
4 348 (11.57%) SIEM
5 343 (11.41%) Network Design
6 294 (9.78%) Security Operations
7 231 (7.68%) Network Management
8 224 (7.45%) Security Architecture
9 191 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
10 183 (6.09%) Load Balancing
10 183 (6.09%) Risk Management
11 182 (6.05%) Kalman Filter
11 182 (6.05%) Vulnerability Management
12 178 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 174 (5.79%) Presales
14 166 (5.52%) Security Management
15 163 (5.42%) Project Management
16 159 (5.29%) Security Monitoring
17 156 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
18 150 (4.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 154 (5.12%) SQL
2 134 (4.46%) Python
3 116 (3.86%) Java
4 87 (2.89%) C++
5 61 (2.03%) Bash Shell
5 61 (2.03%) Perl
6 59 (1.96%) C
6 59 (1.96%) Ruby
7 49 (1.63%) C#
8 39 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 35 (1.16%) PHP
10 28 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 18 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.37%) Embedded C
12 11 (0.37%) Embedded C++
12 11 (0.37%) Groovy
13 10 (0.33%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.33%) VBScript
14 7 (0.23%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 1088 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
2 786 (26.14%) CCNP
3 521 (17.33%) CCNA
4 402 (13.37%) CISSP
5 397 (13.20%) Degree
6 226 (7.52%) CCIE
7 206 (6.85%) Security Cleared
8 184 (6.12%) CCSE
9 183 (6.09%) CISM
10 154 (5.12%) SC Cleared
11 153 (5.09%) CCSA
12 136 (4.52%) CEH
13 117 (3.89%) CCSP
14 90 (2.99%) CISA
15 84 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 78 (2.59%) DV Cleared
17 75 (2.49%) GIAC
17 75 (2.49%) MCSE
18 74 (2.46%) SANS
19 70 (2.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (9.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 198 (6.58%) PCI DSS
3 127 (4.22%) SLA
4 53 (1.76%) QA
5 22 (0.73%) COBIT
6 21 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.40%) ISO27002
8 11 (0.37%) BS25999
8 11 (0.37%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.37%) JTAG
9 9 (0.30%) GPG13
10 8 (0.27%) FISMA
10 8 (0.27%) MISRA
11 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.13%) GDPR
13 3 (0.100%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.100%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.100%) MiFID
14 2 (0.067%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.067%) ISO27005
System Software
1 384 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 238 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 57 (1.90%) vSphere
5 56 (1.86%) ProxySG
6 44 (1.46%) Firmware
7 29 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.83%) Snort
9 24 (0.80%) Docker
10 22 (0.73%) XenApp
11 19 (0.63%) VMware ESX
12 15 (0.50%) KVM
13 14 (0.47%) NFS
14 12 (0.40%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (0.37%) XenServer
16 8 (0.27%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.27%) Xen
17 7 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 177 (5.89%) FortiGate
2 84 (2.79%) SCCM
3 58 (1.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 58 (1.93%) Nessus
4 47 (1.56%) Puppet
5 45 (1.50%) QRadar
6 43 (1.43%) Nagios
7 38 (1.26%) CSIRT
8 37 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 37 (1.23%) WSUS
9 34 (1.13%) Ansible
10 32 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
11 31 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 30 (1.00%) SCOM
13 26 (0.86%) Kibana
14 22 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 21 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
16 20 (0.67%) HAProxy
17 17 (0.57%) logstash
18 15 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1479 (49.19%) Cisco
2 834 (27.74%) CheckPoint
3 617 (20.52%) Juniper
4 562 (18.69%) Palo Alto
5 482 (16.03%) Microsoft
6 405 (13.47%) F5
7 324 (10.77%) VMware
8 279 (9.28%) Fortinet
9 183 (6.09%) Citrix
10 151 (5.02%) Splunk
11 133 (4.42%) Blue Coat
12 131 (4.36%) HP
13 106 (3.53%) SolarWinds
14 105 (3.49%) Aruba
15 101 (3.36%) Intel Security
16 99 (3.29%) Riverbed
17 94 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
18 79 (2.63%) Symantec
19 76 (2.53%) ArcSight
20 75 (2.49%) Sourcefire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benfits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £55,000 - £70,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + training + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £95,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus/ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Adeptis Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Other Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 4 days ago
London
83Zero
Salary: From £55000 to £70000 per annum, + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Certs
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + good company + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago