The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 228 292
Rank change year-on-year +14 +64  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 23 31 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.51% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 31 23
Median salary £50,000 £51,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4949 6138 9863
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.30% 96.22% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4425 5605 8439
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the City of London

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (81.13%) Firewall
1 43 (81.13%) Cisco
1 43 (81.13%) Network Security
2 39 (73.58%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (64.15%) Palo Alto
4 30 (56.60%) Wireless
4 30 (56.60%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (52.83%) F5
5 28 (52.83%) CCNP
6 27 (50.94%) CheckPoint
7 23 (43.40%) Juniper
8 22 (41.51%) Fortinet
9 21 (39.62%) FortiGate
10 19 (35.85%) Extreme Networks
10 19 (35.85%) Aruba
10 19 (35.85%) Finance
11 18 (33.96%) SonicWALL
12 17 (32.08%) WAN
13 16 (30.19%) Cisco Wireless
14 15 (28.30%) WatchGuard
14 15 (28.30%) Linux
15 13 (24.53%) Windows
15 13 (24.53%) Spanning Tree
16 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
16 12 (22.64%) Security Monitoring
16 12 (22.64%) CCNA
17 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
18 10 (18.87%) VPN
18 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
18 10 (18.87%) Cisco Nexus

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (81.13%) Firewall
1 43 (81.13%) Network Security
2 30 (56.60%) Cisco ASA
2 30 (56.60%) Wireless
3 17 (32.08%) WAN
4 16 (30.19%) Cisco Wireless
5 13 (24.53%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (18.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (18.87%) VPN
7 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
8 8 (15.09%) LAN
9 6 (11.32%) BGP
9 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (11.32%) NetScreen
9 6 (11.32%) OSPF
10 5 (9.43%) SNMP
11 4 (7.55%) Internet
11 4 (7.55%) MPLS
11 4 (7.55%) VoIP
11 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
General
1 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
1 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Fintech
3 3 (5.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Linux
2 13 (24.53%) Windows
3 9 (16.98%) CentOS
4 8 (15.09%) Unix
5 6 (11.32%) Ubuntu
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Debian
8 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (22.64%) Security Monitoring
2 10 (18.87%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
3 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (13.21%) WAN Optimisation
5 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.43%) Information Security
6 4 (7.55%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (7.55%) SIEM
7 3 (5.66%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.77%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (3.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (3.77%) Network Design
8 2 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Privileged Access Management
8 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 1 (1.89%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Python
2 5 (9.43%) Perl
2 5 (9.43%) PHP
2 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (73.58%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (52.83%) CCNP
3 12 (22.64%) CCNA
4 8 (15.09%) JNCIA
4 8 (15.09%) JNCIS
5 7 (13.21%) Degree
6 6 (11.32%) CISM
6 6 (11.32%) CISSP
7 5 (9.43%) CCSP
8 3 (5.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (3.77%) CCSA
9 2 (3.77%) CCSE
9 2 (3.77%) CEH
9 2 (3.77%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (3.77%) GSEC
9 2 (3.77%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.89%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (1.89%) LPIC
10 1 (1.89%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.89%) QA
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.89%) pfSense
2 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (39.62%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.43%) SCCM
3 4 (7.55%) Nagios
4 3 (5.66%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.89%) HP NNM
5 1 (1.89%) Nessus
5 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (81.13%) Cisco
2 34 (64.15%) Palo Alto
3 28 (52.83%) F5
4 27 (50.94%) CheckPoint
5 23 (43.40%) Juniper
6 22 (41.51%) Fortinet
7 19 (35.85%) Aruba
7 19 (35.85%) Extreme Networks
8 18 (33.96%) SonicWALL
9 15 (28.30%) WatchGuard
10 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
11 9 (16.98%) Riverbed
12 5 (9.43%) HP
12 5 (9.43%) Sourcefire
12 5 (9.43%) VMware
13 4 (7.55%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (7.55%) Brocade
14 3 (5.66%) Barracuda Networks
14 3 (5.66%) MobileIron
15 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat