Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 713 646 844
Rank change year-on-year -67 +198 -164
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 138 438 328
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 118 241 284
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,575 £36,250 £38,250
90th Percentile £77,375 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 78,649 127,834 155,656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 96.00% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63,668 102,451 127,368
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in England

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +56 56 £67,500 +12.50% 2
North of England -6 34 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South East +54 30 £57,500 +15.00% 3
North West +71 18 £55,000 +15.79% 2
East of England +62 11 £35,500 -7.79% 2
Yorkshire -28 11 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Midlands +85 7 £56,250 +18.42% 1
West Midlands +74 6 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North East +20 5 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +59 1 £42,500 -2.86%
Network Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (84.78%) Network Security
2 101 (73.19%) Cisco
3 90 (65.22%) Firewall
4 67 (48.55%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (43.48%) Palo Alto
6 59 (42.75%) CheckPoint
7 54 (39.13%) WAN
8 48 (34.78%) LAN
9 45 (32.61%) VPN
9 45 (32.61%) CCNA
10 42 (30.43%) CCNP
11 39 (28.26%) BGP
12 32 (23.19%) Juniper
13 30 (21.74%) OSPF
14 29 (21.01%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (20.29%) TCP/IP
16 27 (19.57%) Wireless
17 25 (18.12%) Finance
17 25 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (17.39%) Meraki
19 23 (16.67%) Azure
20 22 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (15.94%) Cisco ISE
20 22 (15.94%) Windows
21 21 (15.22%) Data Centre
22 20 (14.49%) Fortinet
22 20 (14.49%) EIGRP
22 20 (14.49%) Banking
23 19 (13.77%) Active Directory
24 18 (13.04%) VoIP

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 2 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.72%) IIS
2 1 (0.72%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.67%) Azure
2 15 (10.87%) Office 365
3 7 (5.07%) AWS
4 4 (2.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) GCP
6 2 (1.45%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.72%) Akamai
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 117 (84.78%) Network Security
2 90 (65.22%) Firewall
3 54 (39.13%) WAN
4 48 (34.78%) LAN
5 45 (32.61%) VPN
6 39 (28.26%) BGP
7 30 (21.74%) OSPF
8 28 (20.29%) TCP/IP
9 27 (19.57%) Wireless
10 25 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (15.94%) Cisco ISE
11 22 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (14.49%) EIGRP
13 18 (13.04%) VoIP
14 17 (12.32%) VLAN
15 16 (11.59%) Wireshark
16 13 (9.42%) DNS
16 13 (9.42%) IPsec
17 12 (8.70%) DHCP
17 12 (8.70%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 25 (18.12%) Finance
2 20 (14.49%) Banking
3 9 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.35%) Retail
5 5 (3.62%) Law
6 3 (2.17%) Publishing
7 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.90%) CSS
3 3 (2.17%) XMPP
4 2 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) Ajax
5 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.72%) jQuery
5 1 (0.72%) Laravel
5 1 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.72%) Memcached
5 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.07%) Online Banking
6 6 (4.35%) Replication
7 4 (2.90%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.90%) Wiki
8 3 (2.17%) Clustering
8 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.45%) BYOD
9 2 (1.45%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.45%) PKI
9 2 (1.45%) Social Media
10 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) PMI
10 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Windows
2 15 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.62%) Kali Linux
4 5 (3.62%) Linux
5 2 (1.45%) Unix
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (13.04%) Change Management
2 18 (13.04%) Information Security
2 18 (13.04%) Network Management
3 17 (12.32%) Load Balancing
3 17 (12.32%) Network Design
3 17 (12.32%) SIEM
4 14 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (9.42%) DDoS Mitigation
6 12 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
7 10 (7.25%) Change Control
7 10 (7.25%) ITIL
7 10 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (7.25%) Presales
8 9 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (6.52%) Patch Management
9 7 (5.07%) Software Audit
9 7 (5.07%) Software-Defined Architecture
9 7 (5.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.25%) PowerShell
1 10 (7.25%) Python
2 8 (5.80%) SQL
3 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (48.55%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (32.61%) CCNA
3 42 (30.43%) CCNP
4 15 (10.87%) CCSP
5 14 (10.14%) CCSA
6 13 (9.42%) CCSE
7 9 (6.52%) Degree
7 9 (6.52%) JNCIS
7 9 (6.52%) MCSE
7 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.07%) CISSP
9 6 (4.35%) CCDP
10 5 (3.62%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.62%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.90%) CCIE
11 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (2.17%) CCIP
12 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (13.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.72%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.35%) WSUS
3 5 (3.62%) Nessus
4 4 (2.90%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.72%) Ansible
6 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.72%) Kibana
6 1 (0.72%) logstash
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.72%) Puppet
6 1 (0.72%) SCOM
6 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.72%) Terraform
6 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (73.19%) Cisco
2 60 (43.48%) Palo Alto
3 59 (42.75%) CheckPoint
4 32 (23.19%) Juniper
5 24 (17.39%) Meraki
6 20 (14.49%) Fortinet
7 17 (12.32%) VMware
8 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
9 15 (10.87%) F5
10 13 (9.42%) Riverbed
10 13 (9.42%) Sophos
11 9 (6.52%) Blue Coat
11 9 (6.52%) HP
12 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds
12 7 (5.07%) Zscaler
13 6 (4.35%) Citrix
13 6 (4.35%) Intel
13 6 (4.35%) IronPort
13 6 (4.35%) Mitel
13 6 (4.35%) ProCurve