Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 580 820 765
Rank change year-on-year +240 -55 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 523 330 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 244 298 339
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.80% +0.98%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 121,618 147,258 156,531
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.00% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 97,868 119,690 126,337
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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
North of England +182 236 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Yorkshire +152 214 £45,000 - 1
London +67 109 £60,000 -4.00% 11
South East +73 97 £57,750 +15.50% 10
East of England +101 65 £35,000 -20.45% 4
North West +34 22 £48,750 -17.02% 4
Midlands +34 11 £47,500 -13.64% 3
West Midlands +36 9 £50,000 -25.93% 1
South West -6 5 £47,500 - 3
East Midlands +16 2 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Network Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 479 (91.59%) Network Security
2 453 (86.62%) Cisco
3 440 (84.13%) Firewall
4 399 (76.29%) Cisco Certification
5 325 (62.14%) CCNA
6 312 (59.66%) CCNP
7 306 (58.51%) WAN
8 300 (57.36%) Palo Alto
9 272 (52.01%) Cisco ASA
10 262 (50.10%) VPN
11 255 (48.76%) BGP
12 242 (46.27%) Fortinet
12 242 (46.27%) Network Management
13 239 (45.70%) OSPF
14 238 (45.51%) DNS
15 233 (44.55%) MPLS
16 221 (42.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 221 (42.26%) Linux
17 220 (42.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 218 (41.68%) Management Information System
19 216 (41.30%) IPsec
20 214 (40.92%) Change Control
21 210 (40.15%) Unix
22 205 (39.20%) Service Delivery
23 203 (38.81%) ISO 9001
24 202 (38.62%) FortiGate
25 199 (38.05%) RIP
26 198 (37.86%) Product Management
27 193 (36.90%) Nagios
28 192 (36.71%) Python

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 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (4.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.18%) Azure
2 38 (7.27%) AWS
3 19 (3.63%) SaaS
4 7 (1.34%) Office 365
5 4 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (0.76%) IaaS
6 3 (0.57%) PaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.38%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) Akamai
8 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 479 (91.59%) Network Security
2 440 (84.13%) Firewall
3 306 (58.51%) WAN
4 272 (52.01%) Cisco ASA
5 262 (50.10%) VPN
6 255 (48.76%) BGP
7 239 (45.70%) OSPF
8 238 (45.51%) DNS
9 233 (44.55%) MPLS
10 221 (42.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 216 (41.30%) IPsec
12 199 (38.05%) RIP
13 192 (36.71%) NetScaler
14 184 (35.18%) SMTP
15 182 (34.80%) ADSL
15 182 (34.80%) Broadband
16 113 (21.61%) LAN
17 50 (9.56%) SSL
18 39 (7.46%) Cisco Firepower
18 39 (7.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Fiddler
2 4 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 99 (18.93%) Telecoms
2 35 (6.69%) Finance
3 16 (3.06%) Retail
4 4 (0.76%) Banking
4 4 (0.76%) Marketing
5 3 (0.57%) Advertising
5 3 (0.57%) Electronics
5 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.57%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.38%) Legal
6 2 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.19%) International Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.91%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.96%) XMPP
3 1 (0.19%) HTML
3 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 218 (41.68%) Management Information System
2 49 (9.37%) Data Centre
3 39 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (1.53%) Clustering
5 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
5 8 (1.53%) User Experience
6 6 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (0.96%) Replication
8 4 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.76%) IVR
8 4 (0.76%) PKI
9 3 (0.57%) CCTV
9 3 (0.57%) NHS
10 2 (0.38%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.19%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 221 (42.26%) Linux
2 210 (40.15%) Unix
3 49 (9.37%) Windows
4 16 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.76%) CentOS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (46.27%) Network Management
2 214 (40.92%) Change Control
3 205 (39.20%) Service Delivery
4 198 (37.86%) Product Management
5 188 (35.95%) Network Design
6 62 (11.85%) Information Security
7 40 (7.65%) Security Operations
8 37 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (6.31%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (5.93%) Migration
11 29 (5.54%) Presales
11 29 (5.54%) SIEM
12 25 (4.78%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (4.78%) Incident Management
12 25 (4.78%) Validation
13 24 (4.59%) Business Continuity
14 23 (4.40%) ITIL
15 22 (4.21%) Change Management
16 21 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (36.71%) Python
2 186 (35.56%) Bash Shell
2 186 (35.56%) Perl
3 15 (2.87%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.15%) C
5 2 (0.38%) Java
5 2 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 399 (76.29%) Cisco Certification
2 325 (62.14%) CCNA
3 312 (59.66%) CCNP
4 63 (12.05%) CCSA
5 41 (7.84%) CCSE
6 40 (7.65%) Check Point Certification
7 36 (6.88%) CISSP
8 23 (4.40%) Security Cleared
9 21 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (3.82%) CCIE
10 20 (3.82%) CCSP
11 19 (3.63%) MCSE
11 19 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (3.25%) Degree
12 17 (3.25%) SC Cleared
13 15 (2.87%) JNCIP
13 15 (2.87%) JNCIS
14 13 (2.49%) CCMSE
14 13 (2.49%) JNCIE
15 10 (1.91%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (42.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 203 (38.81%) ISO 9001
3 27 (5.16%) SLA
4 14 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.91%) GDPR
6 4 (0.76%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.76%) QA
7 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.19%) NIST
8 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 29 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.53%) ProxySG
3 8 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.76%) iptables
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 202 (38.62%) FortiGate
2 193 (36.90%) Nagios
3 19 (3.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (3.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 14 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.96%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.76%) vMotion
8 2 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.19%) Nmap
9 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.19%) Puppet
9 1 (0.19%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) Terraform
9 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 453 (86.62%) Cisco
2 300 (57.36%) Palo Alto
3 242 (46.27%) Fortinet
4 189 (36.14%) CheckPoint
5 63 (12.05%) Microsoft
6 50 (9.56%) Juniper
7 46 (8.80%) F5
8 38 (7.27%) VMware
9 31 (5.93%) Blue Coat
10 24 (4.59%) NetApp
10 24 (4.59%) SolarWinds
11 21 (4.02%) HP
12 20 (3.82%) Meraki
13 19 (3.63%) Nimble Storage
14 13 (2.49%) Dell
14 13 (2.49%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.49%) Symantec
14 13 (2.49%) Zscaler
15 10 (1.91%) Splunk
16 9 (1.72%) SonicWALL