Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 626 734
Rank change year-on-year -108 +108 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 452 733 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 370 661 502
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £32,525
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,984
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 161292 183214 200397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 131939 155738 166083
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -123 188 £55,000 - 5
South East +2 132 £52,500 +5.00% 7
North of England -22 54 £50,000 - 4
North West +9 48 £50,000 +14.94% 3
East of England +12 38 £42,500 -5.56% 1
South West +19 22 £45,000 -18.18%
Midlands +47 18 £36,000 -10.00%
West Midlands +20 17 £36,000 -6.49%
Yorkshire -29 5 £47,500 -10.80% 1
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £41,750 -
Network Security Engineer
UK

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 England region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 381 (84.29%) Firewall
2 363 (80.31%) Network Security
3 339 (75.00%) Cisco
4 232 (51.33%) CheckPoint
5 212 (46.90%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (40.27%) Palo Alto
7 172 (38.05%) CCNP
8 157 (34.73%) Cisco ASA
9 150 (33.19%) Juniper
10 145 (32.08%) VPN
11 141 (31.19%) WAN
12 117 (25.88%) TCP/IP
13 103 (22.79%) Windows
14 102 (22.57%) F5
15 101 (22.35%) Wireless
16 100 (22.12%) LAN
16 100 (22.12%) CCNA
17 97 (21.46%) DNS
18 95 (21.02%) MPLS
19 89 (19.69%) Linux
20 87 (19.25%) ITIL
21 82 (18.14%) BGP
22 80 (17.70%) SIEM
23 74 (16.37%) Data Centre
24 70 (15.49%) Blue Coat
25 69 (15.27%) Fortinet
26 64 (14.16%) OSPF
27 60 (13.27%) Change Management
28 57 (12.61%) VLAN
28 57 (12.61%) Cybersecurity

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (3.10%) Apache
1 14 (3.10%) IIS
1 14 (3.10%) Tomcat
1 14 (3.10%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.33%) Akamai
3 5 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.88%) IaaS
5 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.44%) Office 365
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 381 (84.29%) Firewall
2 363 (80.31%) Network Security
3 157 (34.73%) Cisco ASA
4 145 (32.08%) VPN
5 141 (31.19%) WAN
6 117 (25.88%) TCP/IP
7 101 (22.35%) Wireless
8 100 (22.12%) LAN
9 97 (21.46%) DNS
10 95 (21.02%) MPLS
11 82 (18.14%) BGP
12 64 (14.16%) OSPF
13 57 (12.61%) VLAN
14 52 (11.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (11.06%) DHCP
16 48 (10.62%) SSL
17 44 (9.73%) IPsec
18 42 (9.29%) Cisco Wireless
19 39 (8.63%) Internet
20 36 (7.96%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (11.73%) Finance
2 18 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.10%) Banking
3 14 (3.10%) Legal
4 13 (2.88%) Law
5 12 (2.65%) Games
6 3 (0.66%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.44%) Advertising
7 2 (0.44%) Automotive
7 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.76%) 802.1X
2 14 (3.10%) Web Services
3 7 (1.55%) Middleware
3 7 (1.55%) Regular Expression
4 6 (1.33%) HTML
5 2 (0.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (16.37%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.31%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (3.10%) CESG
6 13 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (2.65%) PKI
8 9 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.55%) iPad
11 6 (1.33%) Fintech
12 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.22%) Blog
14 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.22%) Replication
14 1 (0.22%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 103 (22.79%) Windows
2 89 (19.69%) Linux
3 49 (10.84%) Windows Server
4 40 (8.85%) Unix
5 13 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.21%) CentOS
8 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (19.25%) ITIL
2 80 (17.70%) SIEM
3 60 (13.27%) Change Management
4 57 (12.61%) Cybersecurity
5 54 (11.95%) Network Design
6 43 (9.51%) Load Balancing
6 43 (9.51%) Security Operations
7 38 (8.41%) Information Security
8 36 (7.96%) Penetration Testing
9 35 (7.74%) Kalman Filter
9 35 (7.74%) Presales
10 34 (7.52%) Mentoring
11 28 (6.19%) Network Management
12 27 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
13 26 (5.75%) Analytics
14 23 (5.09%) Web Filtering
15 22 (4.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 21 (4.65%) Project Management
17 19 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
17 19 (4.20%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.09%) Python
2 22 (4.87%) Perl
3 18 (3.98%) SQL
4 11 (2.43%) C
5 9 (1.99%) C++
5 9 (1.99%) Java
5 9 (1.99%) Ruby
6 8 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.33%) PHP
9 5 (1.11%) R
10 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 212 (46.90%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (38.05%) CCNP
3 100 (22.12%) CCNA
4 50 (11.06%) CISSP
5 39 (8.63%) CCSA
6 36 (7.96%) Degree
7 29 (6.42%) CCSE
8 24 (5.31%) CISM
9 22 (4.87%) CCIE
10 19 (4.20%) Security Cleared
11 17 (3.76%) JNCIS
12 16 (3.54%) SC Cleared
13 14 (3.10%) Check Point Certification
13 14 (3.10%) DV Cleared
13 14 (3.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (2.43%) JNCIP
16 10 (2.21%) CCDP
17 9 (1.99%) CCSP
18 8 (1.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (1.99%) PMO
4 9 (1.99%) QA
4 9 (1.99%) SLA
5 5 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.44%) GCP
System Software
1 53 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.52%) ProxySG
3 20 (4.42%) vSphere
4 9 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.11%) Firmware
7 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.88%) Snort
7 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.66%) pfSense
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (7.30%) FortiGate
2 20 (4.42%) Nagios
3 11 (2.43%) SCOM
4 7 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (1.55%) SCCM
5 4 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.44%) Cacti
7 2 (0.44%) Puppet
7 2 (0.44%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.22%) Ansible
8 1 (0.22%) Nessus
8 1 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 339 (75.00%) Cisco
2 232 (51.33%) CheckPoint
3 182 (40.27%) Palo Alto
4 150 (33.19%) Juniper
5 102 (22.57%) F5
6 70 (15.49%) Blue Coat
7 69 (15.27%) Fortinet
8 55 (12.17%) Microsoft
9 31 (6.86%) VMware
10 30 (6.64%) Riverbed
11 28 (6.19%) Aruba
12 25 (5.53%) Extreme Networks
13 24 (5.31%) SolarWinds
14 23 (5.09%) SonicWALL
15 22 (4.87%) Citrix
16 21 (4.65%) WatchGuard
17 14 (3.10%) Brocade
17 14 (3.10%) Meraki
17 14 (3.10%) Sun
18 13 (2.88%) ArcSight
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