Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 649 762
Rank change year-on-year -156 +113 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 353 563 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 285 460 432
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%

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 155,736 162,015 186,712
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.48% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127,478 135,899 157,582
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 -135 125 £58,500 +6.36% 21
South East -3 103 £50,000 +17.65% 8
North of England +17 64 £50,000 +12.36% 8
North West +11 35 £50,000 +13.64% 5
Yorkshire +22 29 £47,000 +10.59% 3
South West +13 28 £45,000 - 2
East of England +5 22 £68,750 +34.80%
Midlands -1 13 £34,000 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -10 9 £34,000 -24.44% 2
East Midlands +23 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Network Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 314 (88.95%) Network Security
2 270 (76.49%) Firewall
3 242 (68.56%) Cisco
4 155 (43.91%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (33.71%) WAN
6 116 (32.86%) CheckPoint
7 109 (30.88%) TCP/IP
8 107 (30.31%) CCNP
9 106 (30.03%) LAN
10 99 (28.05%) Cisco ASA
11 95 (26.91%) VPN
12 87 (24.65%) Juniper
13 83 (23.51%) Palo Alto
14 77 (21.81%) DNS
14 77 (21.81%) CCNA
15 72 (20.40%) SIEM
16 71 (20.11%) BGP
17 64 (18.13%) F5
18 60 (17.00%) Linux
19 57 (16.15%) CISSP
20 55 (15.58%) MPLS
21 52 (14.73%) Windows
22 51 (14.45%) Microsoft
23 48 (13.60%) ITIL
23 48 (13.60%) DHCP
23 48 (13.60%) Network Monitoring
24 47 (13.31%) OSPF
25 44 (12.46%) Finance
26 42 (11.90%) Data Centre
27 41 (11.61%) IPsec

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 5 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.85%) nginx
3 2 (0.57%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.12%) IaaS
3 11 (3.12%) SaaS
4 10 (2.83%) Akamai
5 8 (2.27%) Office 365
6 6 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.57%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 314 (88.95%) Network Security
2 270 (76.49%) Firewall
3 119 (33.71%) WAN
4 109 (30.88%) TCP/IP
5 106 (30.03%) LAN
6 99 (28.05%) Cisco ASA
7 95 (26.91%) VPN
8 77 (21.81%) DNS
9 71 (20.11%) BGP
10 55 (15.58%) MPLS
11 48 (13.60%) DHCP
12 47 (13.31%) OSPF
13 41 (11.61%) IPsec
14 36 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 35 (9.92%) DMZ
15 35 (9.92%) Wireless
16 29 (8.22%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (7.93%) Wireshark
18 25 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 24 (6.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.42%) GIS
2 4 (1.13%) Big Data
2 4 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 44 (12.46%) Finance
2 12 (3.40%) Law
3 11 (3.12%) Games
3 11 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.98%) Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Retail
6 4 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.82%) Web Services
2 10 (2.83%) HTML
3 7 (1.98%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.13%) SAP CAF
5 3 (0.85%) SAML
6 2 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.65%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.10%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.97%) CESG
7 9 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.27%) PKI
8 8 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.42%) Fintech
9 5 (1.42%) Life Science
10 4 (1.13%) Digital Currency
10 4 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.85%) Online Games
12 2 (0.57%) Clustering
12 2 (0.57%) CMDB
12 2 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.00%) Linux
2 52 (14.73%) Windows
3 30 (8.50%) Unix
4 17 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.85%) CentOS
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.40%) SIEM
2 48 (13.60%) ITIL
2 48 (13.60%) Network Monitoring
3 39 (11.05%) Incident Management
4 37 (10.48%) Network Design
5 34 (9.63%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (9.07%) Information Security
7 25 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (7.08%) Mentoring
7 25 (7.08%) Security Operations
8 23 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (6.52%) Security Monitoring
9 22 (6.23%) Security Architecture
10 21 (5.95%) Change Control
10 21 (5.95%) Load Balancing
10 21 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (5.38%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.38%) Web Filtering
12 17 (4.82%) Change Management
13 16 (4.53%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.65%) Python
2 26 (7.37%) C
3 17 (4.82%) Java
4 16 (4.53%) C++
5 14 (3.97%) Perl
5 14 (3.97%) Ruby
6 7 (1.98%) SQL
7 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.57%) Julia
8 2 (0.57%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.57%) R
9 1 (0.28%) C#
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 155 (43.91%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (30.31%) CCNP
3 77 (21.81%) CCNA
4 57 (16.15%) CISSP
5 32 (9.07%) Degree
6 28 (7.93%) SSCP
7 27 (7.65%) Security Cleared
8 26 (7.37%) CCSA
8 26 (7.37%) CEH
9 22 (6.23%) CCIE
10 21 (5.95%) CCDP
10 21 (5.95%) SC Cleared
11 20 (5.67%) CCSE
12 19 (5.38%) GIAC
13 17 (4.82%) DV Cleared
14 13 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (2.83%) Check Point Certification
15 10 (2.83%) CISM
16 7 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.42%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.27%) PMO
2 8 (2.27%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.13%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) GCP
6 1 (0.28%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.38%) vSphere
4 13 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.98%) iptables
6 6 (1.70%) Snort
7 5 (1.42%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.57%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.28%) pfSense
9 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (5.10%) Nagios
2 17 (4.82%) Cacti
3 13 (3.68%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.98%) Ansible
4 7 (1.98%) SELinux
5 6 (1.70%) Suricata
6 4 (1.13%) OpenVAS
6 4 (1.13%) SCOM
7 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.57%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.28%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.28%) SCCM
9 1 (0.28%) vMotion
9 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 242 (68.56%) Cisco
2 116 (32.86%) CheckPoint
3 87 (24.65%) Juniper
4 83 (23.51%) Palo Alto
5 64 (18.13%) F5
6 51 (14.45%) Microsoft
7 37 (10.48%) Fortinet
8 26 (7.37%) Blue Coat
9 23 (6.52%) VMware
10 20 (5.67%) Citrix
11 14 (3.97%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.83%) IronPort
12 10 (2.83%) NetScout
13 8 (2.27%) LogRhythm
14 7 (1.98%) Aruba
15 6 (1.70%) Imperva
16 5 (1.42%) Meraki
16 5 (1.42%) Polycom
16 5 (1.42%) Siemens
17 4 (1.13%) SAP