Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1121 1170 1194
Rank change year-on-year +49 +24 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 38 60 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.031% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.033% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 54
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +17.02% -1.05%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,525 £45,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +18.28% -2.11%

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 159636 183989 200670
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.02% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131123 156229 166236
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 £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
North of England +5 12 £52,500 -4.55%
London +37 10 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Yorkshire +42 9 £47,500 -
East of England +10 6 £57,500 +15.00% 1
South East +88 5 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Midlands +38 4 £55,000 +10.00%
East Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
North West -34 3 £60,000 +9.09%
South West +18 1 £51,500 -
Network Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 England region featuring Network Security Specialist in the job title.

1 34 (89.47%) Firewall
1 34 (89.47%) Network Security
2 31 (81.58%) Cisco
3 20 (52.63%) Citrix
3 20 (52.63%) VMware
4 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (44.74%) DNS
6 16 (42.11%) DHCP
6 16 (42.11%) CheckPoint
7 15 (39.47%) Linux
7 15 (39.47%) CCNP
7 15 (39.47%) F5
8 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (36.84%) Blue Coat
9 13 (34.21%) BIG-IP
9 13 (34.21%) OSPF
9 13 (34.21%) BGP
9 13 (34.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (31.58%) DMVPN
10 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (31.58%) Line Management
10 12 (31.58%) Mentoring
10 12 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (31.58%) NetScreen
10 12 (31.58%) Thin Client
10 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
10 12 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (31.58%) Fat Client
10 12 (31.58%) Infoblox
10 12 (31.58%) Imperva

Network Security Specialist 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 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.79%) Office 365
3 2 (5.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (89.47%) Firewall
1 34 (89.47%) Network Security
2 17 (44.74%) DNS
3 16 (42.11%) DHCP
4 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (34.21%) BGP
5 13 (34.21%) BIG-IP
5 13 (34.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (34.21%) OSPF
6 12 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (31.58%) DMVPN
6 12 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (31.58%) NetScreen
7 9 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (13.16%) VPN
8 5 (13.16%) Wireless
9 4 (10.53%) Wireless Security
10 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
10 2 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (7.89%) Law
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Fat Client
1 12 (31.58%) Thin Client
2 7 (18.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Kali Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
1 12 (31.58%) Line Management
1 12 (31.58%) Mentoring
2 10 (26.32%) Information Security
3 7 (18.42%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (18.42%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) Security Patching
5 3 (7.89%) Network Design
5 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.89%) SIEM
5 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.26%) Analytics
6 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.26%) Forensic Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security Governance
6 2 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.26%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (39.47%) CCNP
3 12 (31.58%) CCSE
4 7 (18.42%) CISSP
5 5 (13.16%) CCNA
6 3 (7.89%) CEH
6 3 (7.89%) CISM
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) GIAC
6 3 (7.89%) GSEC
7 2 (5.26%) CISA
7 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.63%) CCDA
8 1 (2.63%) CCIE
8 1 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.63%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.63%) SANS
8 1 (2.63%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Nessus
2 2 (5.26%) EnCase
2 2 (5.26%) Nexpose
2 2 (5.26%) Nmap
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) Citrix
2 20 (52.63%) VMware
3 16 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 15 (39.47%) F5
5 14 (36.84%) Blue Coat
6 12 (31.58%) Imperva
6 12 (31.58%) Infoblox
7 7 (18.42%) Brocade
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) Qualys
9 5 (13.16%) Juniper
10 4 (10.53%) Palo Alto
11 2 (5.26%) AlienVault
11 2 (5.26%) CyberArk
11 2 (5.26%) HP
11 2 (5.26%) LogRhythm
11 2 (5.26%) Rapid7
11 2 (5.26%) Sophos
11 2 (5.26%) Symantec
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