The median annual salary for a Network Security Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 221 268 314
Rank change year-on-year +47 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.100% 0.070% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.074% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 1
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  

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 4800 6788 9781
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.65% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4408 6071 8330
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,006
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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

Network Security Specialist
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 Specialist in the City of London.

Salary trend for Network Security Specialist in the City of London

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) NetScreen
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (80.00%) Imperva
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) DMVPN
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DMVPN
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) NetScreen
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) Line Management
1 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Imperva
2 4 (80.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) SAP